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By anyone's reckoning, it was a rough week. Crude oil continued its relentless climb; banks and brokerages gave hints of more discouraging news; government data pointed to a weak economy; even strong companies like Nike, Oracle, and Research In Motion issued cautious guidance; and Federal Reserve policymakers, widely perceived as powerless to help, left interest rates unchanged. But all week, even through the worst of the market's sell-offs, CNBC guests offered
Joe Clark sounds like the businessman in "The Graduate," giving the young college grad one word of advice. The word is "plastic."
Where some stock-market investors see losses, Eric Schoenstein sees discounts. His four-star Jensen Portfolio is up an average of 4.7 percent per year over the last three years, and he's singled out some stocks he finds exceptionally promising and very reasonably priced.
In a market where some see the glass almost completely empty, Walter Gerasimowicz sees opportunity.
GM's shares have plummeted to less than $12, the lowest level since 1955. That means the world's largest auto maker has a stock market value of only about $7 billion.
With the third quarter just around the corner, Morgan Keegan senior analyst Brad Stephens offered CNBC some ideas about buying retail stocks.
Schwab portfolio manager Vivienne Hsu recommends large caps with international exposure to get through the rough patch.
A 50-50 blend of growth and value, focused internationally. That's James Moffett's five-star formula. Click for his top picks!
Waiting for normal? Susan Byrne says, "This is the new normal." And she names buying opportunities outside the United States.
The uranium sector is due for a rebound and investors can profit from this by buying either miners or companies building nuclear power plants, according to Peter Howe, head of trading at Helvetia Wealth.
The second half of 2008 looks mighty encouraging to Al Meyers. "It's all going to depend upon earnings," he told CNBC. "It's going to set the tone for the second half. There are some very good values out there right now."
Patrick Becker sees brighter days in store for the market, once it re-focuses from what's going wrong to what's going right.
Ahead of the Fed's decision on Wednesday, the market pros shared stock picks with CNBC.
Stocks edged higher ahead of the Federal Reserve's decision today, and CNBC asked the experts whether it would cut, hike or hold interest rates.
The New York Court of Appeals upheld Wednesday a lower court ruling in a lawsuit involving the compensation paid to former New York Stock Exchange CEO Richard Grasso.
Analysts say the bears wull rule will the Bombay Stock Exchange for the next few quarters. But Adrian Lim, investment manager at Aberdeen Asset Management, believes now is a great time to pick up stocks.
What's the shortest path to long-term value? Michael Lippert, portfolio manager of the Baron iOpportunity Fund, offered his stock recommendations for this volatile market.
Energy concerns weighed heavily on Wall Street on Tuesday. What follows are the day's video highlights.
What's driving the market on Tuesday afternoon? Bernard McSherry, of Cuttone & Co., checked in with CNBC.
There are some new short commodity ETNs on the market that allow bets against certain metals and oil.