• Oncology Co. Options Surge on Takeover Talk Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 2:41 PM ET

    Shares of Varian Medical Systems are moving higher along with strong options activity amid takeover rumors. Who's the suitor?

  • Steve Forbes: Wells Fargo Profit — What it Means Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 1:10 PM ET

    Steve Forbes thinks the Wells Fargo profit statement is a strong sign of better things to come. The president and CEO of Forbes, Inc. offered CNBC his insights into financials, the economy — and how to make Tim Geithner cry.

  • Stock Picks from BlackRock's Bob Doll (Pt. 1) Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 11:25 AM ET

    BlackRock's Bob Doll says the investor needs to realize where we are in both the economic cycle and the market cycle, and he has some suggestions about where to re-adjust a portfolio. (Part One)

  • Stock Picks from BlackRock's Bob Doll (Pt. 2) Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 11:24 AM ET

    BlackRock's Bob Doll says the investor needs to realize where we are in both the economic cycle and the market cycle, and he has some suggestions about where to re-adjust a portfolio. (Part Two)

  • Art Cashin's Thursday Market Outlook (Video) Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 10:35 AM ET

    Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered CNBC his take on what traders are expecting Thursday.

  • NetApp to Get a Pop from Sun-IBM Bust? Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 7:26 AM ET

    Options activity may indicate speculation that NetApp is due for a pop in the next month or so.

  • Options Action 'Huge' for Gold & Copper Miner Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 4:15 PM ET

    This Canadian mining company is jumping with huge options activity, amid rumors that BHP Billiton may be interested in buying it. Which company?

  • Time to Buy Emerging Markets, Says Stock Picker Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 3:00 PM ET

    Emerging markets will be the drivers of global growth, said Justin Leverenz, portfolio manager at Oppenheimer Developing Markets. He offers three stock picks to play the trend.

  • Gold Stocks: Fund Manager's Top 10 Holdings Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 12:14 PM ET

    Mark Johnson sees recent pullbacks in the price of gold as a golden opportunity for investors. "Because of the currency issues, and, eventually, inflation, gold will eventually rally," the portfolio manager of the USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund told CNBC.

  • Beaten-Down Stock Picks: Oil Drillers, Health Insurers Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 10:02 AM ET

    Brent Wilsey is one of countless market-watchers who expect the earnings season to be a rough one, but the president of Wilsey Asset Management is not one to overlook the price tags on the stocks of the companies involved.  "Stocks are beaten down way more than they should be," he told CNBC.  "This is a great opportunity to be buying these companies at these prices."

  • What the 'Bear in the Bull Mask' is Buying Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 9:59 AM ET

    Barry James calls himself "a bear with a bull mask on." The president of James Advantage Funds believes the market has bottomed, and the time is right for investors to get back into the stock market. He also thinks the rally will continue...

  • Five-Star Manager's Stock Strategy Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 5:14 PM ET

    At the five-star ICON Energy Fund, Derek Rollingson keeps in close touch with the news.  It's part of his strategy for picking stocks that has helped the fund earn nearly 10 percent over the last five years.

  • Biotech Options Boil on Takeover Talk Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stock and options traders are piling into Biogen Idec on speculation that the drug maker could be a takeover target. About 75,000 options contracts traded on the name, more than 10 times the average over the last 20 session...

  • Bank Stocks: Traders Still Obsessed Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 1:23 PM ET

    CNBC reporter and Trader Talk blogger Bob Pisani reports again from the New York Stock Exchange, noonday Tuesday. Pisani says "Wall Street" is watching financials with a keen eye, as earnings season gets underway. He reports that traders believe credit will continue to deteriorate through the second and third quarter.

  • Looking For Stocks Across the Valley Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 12:39 PM ET

    SKBA Capital Management's Andy Bischel works in San Francisco, with a view across the bay, but he'd really rather check out the view across the valley. "The earnings numbers are not going to be good," he said of the first-quarter results that are about to flow. "We still think that there are opportunities to be buying."  Interestingly, he finds one of those opportunities in one of the biggest names of all.

  • Financial Gem Stocks Amid Lumps of Coal Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 11:48 AM ET

    Bob Auer of the Auer Growth Fund has some definite standards for choosing stocks. He gets a chance to use them every earnings season — and this tough time is no exception.

  • CNBC's Bob Pisani reported from the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday. He says the trader buzz is focused on earnings season, which begins today with Alcoa. Pisani discusses economic bellwether Baltic Exchange Dry Index, Royal Bank of Scotland  Humana, Coventry, and UnitedHealth.

  • Choosing Stocks with Fund Guru Gabelli Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 9:51 AM ET

    "The train, coming out of the station, starts very slowly, and then it builds up momentum," GAMCO's Mario Gabelli told CNBC.  As the economy rebuilds from the rubble, dealmaking will be very slow for a time, but the investment legend sees big things ahead.

  • Call Options Surge in Demand for Ford Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 7:58 AM ET

    Ford rose 16 percent yesterday after reducing its debt by $10 billion and had plenty of options activity along the way.

  • Green ETFs Poised for Obama Bounce? Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | 4:23 PM ET

    Green ETFs have been challenged ever since oil retreated off its record highs last July. The long-accepted feeling has been that as oil prices rise, so does interest in alternative energy. But there are some signs that this could be changing.