• If Santa Brings Stock Rally, It Could Be Bumpy Ride Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 5:42 PM ET
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    If the stock market enjoys a traditional Santa Claus rally this year, it may also  come with some tough sledding.

  • Low-Risk Energy Stocks: Skip the Mideast Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 12:46 PM ET

    Kent Croft has a way for investors to play energy, with a minimum of risk. His four-star Croft Value Fund is up 16.6 percent year-to-date, and he recommends two relatively-obscure energy companies with some important things in common.

  • Stocks That Perform -- Even in a Downturn Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 11:42 AM ET

    It's tough for a stock to get into Robert Millen's good graces. The co-portfolio manager of the Jensen Portfolio told CNBC he looks for companies with best-in-class products and steadily increasing bottom lines -- and he offered viewers two names that fit the bill.

  • Financials Put The Pressure On Futures Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 9:09 AM ET

    Futures lower this morning on pressure from the financials. The UBS headline for the bank analyst report this morning tells the story: lower earnings ahead. They are adjusting their 2008 earnings expectations for many banks and brokers.

  • Lehman Buys Van der Moolen US NYSE Assets Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 6:33 AM ET

    Lehman Brothers said on Tuesday it would buy assets from Dutch specialist market maker Van der Moolen Holding including its New York Stock Exchange portfolio.

  • Van der Moolen, AmEx: The Latest Acquisition Talk Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 4:48 PM ET

    We are still waiting for the NYSE to announce the winner of the bid for Van der Moolen's specialist business. Van der Moolen announced a couple weeks ago that they were exiting the business; I have reported Lehman is the winner, but there has been no official announcement.

  • Stocks Had Bad November -- Will Santa Bring a Rally? Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 5:33 PM ET

    November, traditionally a good month for stocks, was anything but.  The Dow and S&P 500 had their worst month in five years.

  • Fund Manager Names Overlooked Mid-Cap Stocks Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 4:05 PM ET

    Mid-cap stocks may be often overlooked -- but they can make an investor a lot of money, says Tony Dong, the portfolio manager of Munder Mid-Cap Core Growth Fund. He offered stock picks with low profiles and high potential.

  • Smorgasbord of Stock Picks for a Stable Portfolio Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 12:42 PM ET

    Two top traders offered a mixed bag of stocks, across several sectors, to help investors prepare for market turbulence in the week ahead.

  • Manager Finds International Stock Inspiration Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | 12:39 PM ET

    When a company combines international exposure with inspired management or a predictable business model, an investor should take note, says fund manager Jeff Auxier.

  • Mutual Funds: The Gift That Keeps On Giving Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | 11:04 AM ET

    Stumped for a holiday gift?  Dan Lefkovitz recommends an investment in a mutual fund."It's the gift that keeps on giving," the Morningstar senior fund analyst told CNBC.

  • Top Manager Likes Real Estate (Yes, Real Estate) Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 3:33 PM ET

    Steve Burton of ING Funds is a five-star fund manager who says investors ought to put money in -- believe it or not -- real estate. Read more for his specific stock picks.

  • Fund Manager Suggests Running With The 'Dogs' Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 3:05 PM ET

    Christopher Zook thinks investors should begin to "nibble" on financial and retailing stocks in this volatile market.

  • Energy Stocks for Long-Term Investors Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 12:58 PM ET

    David Fondren of Heartland Advisors has two plays for long-term investors looking to get into the red-hot energy sector. Read more to see what he likes -- and why.

  • Take A 'Nibble' on Financial, Retail Stocks: Manager Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 10:58 AM ET

    Christopher Zook thinks investors should begin to "nibble" on financial and retailing stocks in this volatile market.

  • Manager Likes Research In Motion, MasterCard Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 3:43 PM ET

    Fund manager Tony Weber says investors should look for strong growth prospects, global exposure and limited risk when considering stocks — qualities that add up to a "scalable business model."

  • Being Green Can Pay Off: Fund Manager Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 1:47 PM ET

    Matt Patsky finds taking a fund green has been good not only for the environment but his investors as well.

  • Manager: Global Reach Makes Stocks Attractive Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 1:04 PM ET

    Strong brand presence and global reach are enough to make two very different companies attractive investments to at least one analyst.

  • Fund Founder Picks Cheap Retail Stocks Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 11:15 AM ET

    The biggest bargains among retailers right now may not be on store shelves -- but in their stocks. Gregory Church, founder and chief investment officer of Philadelphia-based Church Capital Management, thinks the sector may be oversold -- and ripe for some great deals.

  • Travel, Hotel Stocks Offer Promising Plays: Manager Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 11:12 AM ET