• Biotech Stock Picks for Health-Care Reform Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 9:47 AM ET

    The final form of health-care reform is hardly clear, but Joel Sendek of Lazard Capital Markets says he's heard enough to point him toward some rewarding stock-market investments.

  • Playing Health Care Reform w/ Genetics Stocks Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 4:41 PM ET

    It's still not clear what, if any, reform is going to come to health care in America, but Miller Tabak's Les Funtleyder is ready to play it.  "There are some companies we like in the genetics space, which would benefit by increased NIH [National Institutes of Health] spending."

  • A 'Great Time' for Stock Profits Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 4:02 PM ET

    Add SKBA Capital Management's Andy Bischel to the list of market players who are looking out over the "valley" to a resurgence of stocks. "It's a great time to be putting money in the stock markets, given how depressed they are," Bischel told CNBC.

  • Options Trading: Bad Omen for Regional Bank Stock Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 3:34 PM ET

    Shares of PNC Financial are down sharply for a second day, and options trading indicates that there may be more downside ahead.

  • Natural Gas Stocks for Q2 and Beyond Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 10:59 AM ET

    Don Wordell is powering his portfolio with natural gas. So, steering away from the "marginal players," where does Wordell think an investor should go?

  • Options Traders Ride Harley-Davidson Hard Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 10:28 AM ET

    The economic crisis has been steadily pounding Harley-Davidson's shares lower by the day, and now traders are aggressively buying puts as well.

  • Gold: What Options Trading Says Now Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 4:37 PM ET

    As gold pulls back roughly 10 percent from its highs of two weeks ago, options trading is pointing to further downside. Gold futures crossed the $1,000 mark briefly on Feb. 20 but have dropped every day since then...

  • Options Are Bearish on This Home Builder Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 1:33 PM ET

    Lennar is seeing a feeding frenzy of bearish options trading, as hedge fund managers circulate rumors that the homebuilder has hired a bankruptcy law firm.

  • Stocks Ready To Spring Forward Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 12:04 PM ET

    Scott Billeadeau has his rally cap on.  "I think in the next couple of months, we're going to get a couple of lousy labor reports, we're going to get Q1 GDP reports, and I think that's going to set the bottom," Fifth Third Asset Management's director of small- and mid-cap growth strategies told CNBC. 

  • Stocks To Take You 'Out The Other Side' Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 11:17 AM ET

    Robert Lloyd of the AIM Summit Fund is not banking on a quick recovery in the economy. So what's his investment strategy?

  • Fund Champ: Buy These Stocks Now Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 11:00 AM ET

    The only stock mutual fund manager to have actually gained ground in 2008 says it's time for investors to get back into stocks. So what looks good to him now?

  • Short Seller Chanos: Buy the Power-Grid Build-Out Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 10:17 AM ET

    Renowned short-seller James Chanos says his only long position these days is in the power-grid build-out companies.

  • Google Takes an After Hours Hit Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 7:21 AM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Google fell nearly $10 in after-hours trading last night following a bleak assessment of the economy by its chief executive, which could have a broader impact on other technology companies today.

  • GE Options Trade: 'Extremely' Bearish Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 3:07 PM ET

    Options activity is extremely bearish in General Electric, a day after CEO Jeffrey Immelt sent a somber letter to shareholders acknowledging that the company's reputation had been "tarnished."

  • Portfolio Manager: 'Very Brisk Rally' is Coming Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 10:51 AM ET

    "We think the economy probably bottomed in January," David Magee told CNBC.  The principal and portfolio manager of Magee Thomson Investment Partners is now waiting for some confirmation — and he's picking stocks.

  • Stocks opened the new week lower, and continued to slide. That's the bad news. What could the good news be? A down market is where values are created, and Mary Jane Matts and Mark Travis say they've pinpointed some good targets for the savvy investor. (Part One)

  • Value Stock Picks: Gold Miners & Final Care (Pt. 2) Monday, 2 Mar 2009 | 3:49 PM ET

    Stocks opened the new week lower, and continued to slide. That's the bad news. What could the good news be? A down market is where values are created, and Mary Jane Matts and Mark Travis say they've pinpointed some good targets for the savvy investor. (Part Two)

  • Options Boil on Oil & Gas Monday, 2 Mar 2009 | 2:35 PM ET

    The XLE energy exchange traded fund has tumbled to a new 52-week low and is drawing huge options activity today.

  • How Smaller Expense Accounts = Stock Opportunity Monday, 2 Mar 2009 | 1:52 PM ET

    The travel and leisure industry, like most industries, has taken a beating recently, but Rod Petrik of Stifel Nicolaus says one company’s misfortunes can be another's windfalls.

  • A Large Options Bet on Sequenom Monday, 2 Mar 2009 | 8:51 AM ET

    At least one large options trader is placing a major bet on the upside for genetic analysis company Sequenom.