• Stocks For When You Don't Want Stocks Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 8:01 AM ET

    Harbor Advisory's chief investment officer Jack DeGan has no doubts that these are challenging times.  He's got some tough stocks to ride out the rough weather with.

  • How to Protect Your Portfolio Against Inflation Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 3:47 PM ET

    The largest increase in wholesale inflation in 26 years has left many investors wondering how to protect their portfolios. CNBC asked the market pros what they would do.

  • Fund Manager: Buy Fast -- and Buy These Names Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 3:29 PM ET

    The time to buy stocks, says Michael Cuggino, is now. The president and portfolio manager of Permanent Portfolio Funds offered CNBC very specific reasons to buy -- and the specific stocks you need.

  • Which Home-Improvement Stock Looks Best? Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 1:46 PM ET

    Which major home improvement retailer is going to improve your portfolio the best?  UBS hardlines retail analyst Brian Nagel says the environment puts pressure on everyone -- but thinks one company will come out on top.

  • Feed Your Portfolio Food, He Says Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 1:06 PM ET

    Sarat Sethi thinks investors should feed their portfolios food stocks. "We're putting money into food stocks, which are necessities, not discretionary items," the partner and portfolio manager for Douglas C. Lane and Associates told CNBC.

  • 4-Star Steel & Chemical Stocks Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 12:25 PM ET

    Vivenne Hsu likes how the world is treating materials, especially steel and chemicals. She co-manages the Schwab Hedged Equity fund, rated four stars by Morningstar for its returns: 12.16 percent over the last five years and 5.87 percent over the last three. The 4-star manager offered CNBC her top materials stocks.

  • Two Beaten-Down Stocks You Might've Missed Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | 1:26 PM ET

    What do title insurance and papermaking equipment have in common?  Four-star portfolio manager James Tringas thinks stocks of a couple of companies involved in those businesses are great investment opportunities.

  • 5-Star Bear Sees 'Cheap' Techs, Non-Cyclicals Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | 1:19 PM ET

    Five-star fund manager Barry James is known for his bearish views.  He's correctly predicted bear markets.  He's not bearish now -- not, at least, near-term.

  • Top Strategist Buys 'Chicken Financials' -- Carefully Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | 12:29 PM ET

    Large-cap growth stocks, especially in the technology sector, are where investors ought to be putting their money right now, according to Jason Trennert. But the chief investment strategist and managing partner at Strategas Research Partners also holds financials -- very selectively.

  • The Market Week Ahead: Betting the Houses Sunday, 24 Feb 2008 | 9:51 AM ET

    U.S. stocks will face a heavy lineup of economic indicators next week and may come under pressure if any of the datapoints, particularly home sales,  signal that the United States is in or headed into a recession.

  • Shield Your Portfolio from a Stumbling Market Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | 1:53 PM ET

    Downgrades in the financial sector dragged stocks lower today, causing a three-digit drop in the Dow.  To help investors protect their portfolios, CNBC enlisted the help of market experts.

  • Stocks for Next Week's Sell-Off (Maybe) Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | 1:44 PM ET

    Stuart Frankel's Steve Grasso doesn't like what he sees in the week ahead, but he and CastleArk Management president and CIO Jerry Castellini have some investment ideas nonetheless.

  • Ketchup + Cheese + Coal = Tasty Portfolio Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | 1:25 PM ET

    What's on Matthew Kaufler's menu?  Ketchup, cheese and coal.  He's made those unusual investment recommendations before, and he hasn't changed them. Here's how to play the stocks.

  • How to Spot the Bottom Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | 1:19 PM ET

    It's the question that's on every investor's mind -- or should be:  Where's the bottom?  Jefferies managing director Art Hogan has some ideas about pinpointing the bottom -- and stocks to buy while you're waiting.

  • Stock Picks to Energize Your Portfolio Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | 3:12 PM ET

    CNBC asked market experts where investors should place their bets amid this uncertain market environment.

  • Directions For Investing In a Non-Directional Market Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | 3:09 PM ET

    Scott Richter has a set of directions for investors in a market that lacks direction: be selective; be defensive; and be very attentive to valuation.

  • Energy Powers His Portfolio Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | 1:12 PM ET

    Oil's surge above $100 per barrel this week puts energy and materials stocks in the spotlight. Evan Smith of U.S. Global Investors has a couple of unexpected selections in the sector that could pay off for investors.

  • Analysts Like US Firms with Overseas Income Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | 11:51 AM ET

    A recovery will come. To an investor, the big questions are when -- and which -- stocks are likely to recover first.

  • Anti-Recession Stocks With Solid Fundamentals Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 1:03 PM ET

    A red-ink market day may look gray to the untrained eye, but when Ned Gray looks at it, he sees opportunities. Gray, whose four-star Delaware Global Value Fund is up an average of 20.9 percent per year over the last five years, offered CNBC some actionable stock advice.

  • Rio Tinto CEO: We're Too Valuable for Takeover Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 12:05 PM ET

    Rio Tinto isn't interested in takeover bids from BHP Billiton -- or any other companies, says CEO Tom Albanese. In November 2007, BHP had offered 3.4 shares of BHP for every share of Rio Tinto. But Rio's board rejected the bid as well as a subsequent sweetened offer. The CEO explained to CNBC that in the days since the initial bid, "Our markets have gotten even stronger." Thank China.