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When you talk tech stocks with Scott Kessler, you've got to be more specific. The director of Standard and Poor's IT research group says investing in techs demands an examination of just where companies are positioned in the sector. He named stocks that fit his criteria.
Stocks swung lower after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said that the risks of an economic slowdown have escalated. Following the chairman’s testimony before Congress, CNBC talked to the experts to get their take on how to invest in a weak economy.
For the second time this week, big pharma is taking a beating from critical reports about medications. This time, it's antidepressants. But one analyst thinks the drag on shares is overdone -- and names "exciting" pharma stocks.
Jamie Baker thinks airline stocks are ready to take off. "We do see significant potential upside from here," the JP Morgan senior airline analyst told CNBC. He offered investors his top stock picks.
Why aren't the feds getting more involved in the whole banking sector writedown situation .. especially since the numbers are likely to get worse?
Is is time to stop betting against financials? Yes, according to Dennis Gartman, founder of The Gartman Letter and a well-known investment strategist.
A certain semiconductor maker's stock is taking a pounding from its disappointing earnings report, but Bart Geer of Putnam Investments thinks it's become a real bargain. He named other stock picks, too -- in energy, despite fears of a U.S. recession.
The market's having another mixed day as investors wonder which way stocks are going. CNBC talked to some of the experts to get their take on where to invest now. Here's what some of them are saying.
IBM posted a 24 percent profit rise in a preliminary earnings release on Monday. The computer company's shares climbed as much as 10 percent. Peter Misek, technology analyst at Canaccord Adams, weighed in on IBM -- and offered CNBC his investment insights for other tech stocks.
Real estate is not dead -- even in the United States. Ritson Ferguson, manager of the ING Global Real Estate Fund, offered CNBC his favorite global real estate stocks.
Time to prepare your portfolio for next week -- and Steve Grasso of Stuart Frankel and John O'Donoghue, head trader at Cowen, offered CNBC/CNBC.com viewers and readers their top stock tips.
Kevin O'Marah, chief strategist at AMR Research, has developed a unique "supply-chain strategy" -- and uses it to compile a Top 25 stocks list that beat the 2007 market hands-down.
Alcoa said fourth-quarter profit rose 76 percent on restructuring and tax benefits, offsetting lower aluminum prices. Experts weigh in on how to trade the aluminum firm's stock and other metals and mining companies.
Craig Hester acknowledges the economy is likely to keep slowing down through the year ahead, but he thinks the slowdown will stop short of a recession, and he sees promise for investors in the stocks of a couple of firms spun off from troubled giants.
The search for companies that use their capital efficiently, generate excess returns, and return excess cash to shareholders has led Delaware Global's Ned Gray to NGK Spark Plug and Xerox.
Video games and TV shows are not child's play to Darren Chervitz. They're serious investments, getting especially close scrutiny as the Consumer Electronics Show previews the future in Las Vegas.
"We're not scared of technology," Shawn Price told CNBC. To prove it, the co-portfolio manager of the Touchstone Large Cap Growth Fund offered a list of recommendations for investors -- and they're all tech stocks.
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is a showcase for glamorous new products, but two veteran tech analysts are looking elsewhere for investments.
After beating their own benchmark index for the last five years, Standard & Poor’s equity research team is betting on the biggest U.S. jam maker and the Magic Kingdom, among 40 companies in this year’s PowerPicks stock portfolio, to outperform again in 2008.
The market outlook may not be brilliant for the year ahead, and that makes selections of favored stocks especially interesting to watch. "We went...looking for stocks that didn't need a rising economic tide to do well in 2008," Fortune Magazine writer Jon Birger told CNBC.