• What's an Investor to Do? Recession-Proof Stocks Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | 3:35 PM ET

    Investors are worried about a recession again.  So  CNBC asked the experts for some recession-proof stock picks.

  • Medical Device Makers: Healthy Buys Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | 3:01 PM ET

    The medical device field has its problems -- but Jan Wald thinks the stocks of medical device makers may be excellent defensive plays in the current market environment. "Valuations of these stocks are pretty low at this point," the Stanford Group managing director told CNBC...

  • Portfolio Boss: Buy Trends, Not Headlines Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | 1:40 PM ET

    David Magee has a tip for investors who don't want to stay on the sidelines when the markets are down.  "We prefer secular stories now, versus more cyclically-oriented stories," the principal and portfolio manager of Magee Thomson Investment Partners told CNBC.

  • Top Analyst Digs Coal Stocks Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | 1:35 PM ET

    Coal is hot.  That's how FBR managing director and energy analyst David Khani sees it, with the global demand for coal even reviving what once looked like a dormant mining industry in the eastern United States.

  • Decadent Stocks: Think Cheesecake, Cable TV Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | 1:14 PM ET

    What do cheesecake and cable TV have in common? They're the signature products of two companies at the top of fund manager Michael Chren's list. Chren's Allegiant Large Cap Value Fund is up an average of 13.99 percent per year over the last five years. He gave CNBC his top stock picks.

  • Down Market? Stocks to Lift Your Portfolio Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 2:28 PM ET

    As the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P open the trading week in negative territory, CNBC asked the pros how to keep your investments toward the upside.

  • Pick Carefully, But Pick, Says Birinyi Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 11:42 AM ET

    "I think the market is in a little bit better shape than most people are willing to give it credit for," Laszlo Birinyi told CNBC.   And the president of Birinyi Associates thinks investors would be better served by individual stocks than by exchange-traded funds (ETFs). 

  • ETFs:  A Move Coming for '08? Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 7:59 AM ET

    You can't spell "GREAT FUTURE" without "ETF," and a great future is what Tom Lydon thinks is in store for exchange-traded funds.

  • Icahn Builds Big Stake in J.C. Penney: Report Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 4:29 PM ET

    Carl Icahn has quietly amassed a significant stake in J.C. Penney, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal on Friday. The report said the department store chain may be among the billionaire investor's top five holdings. It’s been a busy week for Icahn...

  • Energy (Stocks) For Your Portfolio Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 2:25 PM ET

    On a day when ExxonMobil reported the highest quarterly profit ever posted by an American company -- breaking its own record -- what energy stocks look good to the analysts? Two top strategists gave CNBC their picks.

  • Health Care Stocks: Whose Rx is Best? Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 2:09 PM ET

    The health care sector's vital signs are strong.  But which stocks have the healthiest prospects?  Paul Alan Davis' Schwab Health Care Fund is up an average of 18.37 percent per year over the last five years -- and he offered some promising profit prescriptions.

  • Stock Picks for a Volatile Trading Day Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 2:02 PM ET

    Investors are weighing a weak jobs report and the threat of bond-insurer downgrades with enthusiasm over Microsoft’s bid for Yahoo. CNBC asked the experts where investors should place their bets to make it through this volatility.

  • Super Bowl Stocks: Touchdowns & Fumbles Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 12:47 PM ET

    Super Bowl XLII: Beyond football, big-screen TVs, pizza, beer and gambling all come to mind.  Are stocks in those areas good for your portfolio? Pick carefully, says Brent Wilsey. The president of Wilsey Asset Management named the stocks that'll be winners -- and that ones that will fumble.

  • Internet Stocks Click, Says Analyst Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 12:09 PM ET

    Microsoft's bid for Yahoo gives dramatic evidence of the continuing strength of new-media stocks.  Jefferies analyst Youssef Squali questions the viability of the terms of the Microsoft bid -- but he needs no convincing when it comes to the strength of online firms. He offered favorite names.

  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Hot Food, Lukewarm Outlook? Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 1:50 PM ET

    Super Bowl XLII is putting the take-out fast food business on the 50-yard line, but Steve Anderson is urging investors to be cautious -- unless they want to go for the long ball.

  • Airline Stocks: How to Fly Safely Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 1:44 PM ET
    Airplane Takeoff

    Airline stocks have lost a lot of altitude in the last few months, but Raymond James airline analyst James Parker sees some of them getting a lot of lift.

  • Bank on These Financial Stocks Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 1:10 PM ET

    After months of declines, bank stocks have been rallying.  Although investors may not have heard the last of the subprime crisis or the credit crunch, American Beacon portfolio manager Adriana Posada has a couple of favorites in the sector.

  • After the Fed: Stocks For a Volatile Market Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 3:16 PM ET

    Even after the Federal Reserve cut its key federal funds rate to 3 percent, investors can likely expect more market volatility ahead. CNBC asked the pros how to protect your portfolios.

  • After the Fed: Stocks For a Volatile Market Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 2:50 PM ET

    Even after the Federal Reserve cut its key federal funds rate to 3 percent, investors can likely expect more market volatility ahead. CNBC asked the pros how to protect your portfolios.

  • Beaten Down Stocks? Buy Them Up! Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 2:28 PM ET

    When stocks get beaten down, Ted Kellner's ears perk up.  And he might be a good listener: His Fiduciary Management Large Cap Fund is up an average of 15.02 percent a year over the last five years. The strategist offered CNBC his favorite bottom-dwelling stocks.