CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss the floundering market. Traders are looking to see if there's another geopolitical shoe to fall.» Read More
Dan Genter thinks the markets may be bumping along the bottom until the end of this year or the beginning of 2010, but then, equities will be the place to be, and now is the time to get positioned. He feels the framework for recovery is now being built.
Will the Obama Administration's plan to save the U.S. economy actually help the markets? Mega-investor Wilbur Ross Jr. says no. And CNBC's Rick Santelli
Priceline is trading at a five-month high Thursday and drawing bullish options activity, after reporting quarterly earnings that exceeded Wall Street estimates.
The way Thomas Wadewitz sees it, it just might be time to load up a portfolio with trucking company stocks, and get ready to watch it move. He thinks it's important to distinguish between the "truckload" carriers and the "less than truckload" (LTL) carriers.
The key word for the Henssler Equity Fund's Ted Parrish is "quality." "We invest in high quality, and I think high quality is going to do well on the other side of all of this mess," he told CNBC. Specifically, Parrish likes large-cap technology companies.
Wells Fargo drew heavy put activity yesterday (Wednesday), as its stock hit a new 52-week low in intraday trading. By midafternoon more than 460,000 contracts had changed hands, more than twice the 20-day average volume...
Despite the volatile markets, charts indicate that TNT, Imtech, and DSM are all attractive buying opportunities, GeertJan Nikken said Wednesday.
With less than three days to go before expiration, the puts are exploding in February options for Nabors Industries.
Making money in stocks is difficult these days — but not impossible, according to Ron Sloan of the AIM Charter Fund. Sloan takes issue with those who say valuation is the name of the game.
Warren Buffett has some detractors these days, even some highly-regarded detractors. Mike Holland is not among them. The chairman of Holland & Co. thinks the Oracle of Omaha has been trading very shrewdly recently.
Matt King is bullish on consumer staples, and his interest encompasses manufacturing as well as retailing. He's very specific about which part of the sector to invest in.
Principal Financial Group is seeing bearish options activity, as February puts trade with volume more than triple the previous open interest.
They're the only stocks on the market that are as good as gold, and that's why Frank Holmes of U.S. Global Investors likes gold stocks. "Do not buy gold to get rich," he cautioned CNBC viewers. "Buy it like you buy car insurance, to protect you from the debasement of currency and the volatility of markets."
Greg Merlino of Ameriway Financial Services welcomes the stimulus bill, and he has some ideas about where stock-market investors should position themselves to profit from recovery.
Bullish options activity has spiked for AK Steel on rumors that it might be taken over by United States Steel.
Rob Morgan of Clermont Wealth Strategies got some encouragement from President Obama's remarks about stimulus and recovery, but not enough to make him bullish on financials. That's not to say he's completely down on stocks.
Charles Bobrinskoy of Ariel Investments has gone scavenging in Wall Street's trash can, and found a favorite stock to recommend. "Every time I'm on and I talk about this name, I get hate mail," Bobrinskoy told CNBC. "That makes me feel even better."
Alan Valdes of Hilliard Lyons is encouraged by what he heard President Obama say on Friday, and he has some stock plays likely to pay off in the wave of economic stimulus.
Looking for a formula for successful stock investing? RBC Bank's Joseph Keating sums it up in three words: exceptionally high quality. Companies in that category, he says, are likeliest to hold onto their dividends. (Part One)
Looking for a formula for successful stock investing? RBC Bank's Joseph Keating sums it up in three words: exceptionally high quality. Companies in that category, he says, are likeliest to hold onto their dividends. (Part Two)