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  • Outlook '08: Fixed Income May Make Investors Defensive Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 11:40 AM ET

    Investors in US fixed income markets face a laundry list of uncertainties in 2008, which are likely to keep them on the defensive, analysts say. The best course of action may be to diversify.

  • Outlook '08: Real Estate Offers Bargains And Damaged Goods Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 11:39 AM ET

    Betting on real estate these days is not for the faint of heart.  Between the housing correction, economic uncertainty, the credit crisis and predicted softening in the commercial property markets, determining where to invest for future returns requires an extra dose of due diligence and, let's face it, good old-fashioned courage.

  • Outlook '08: Spread The Risk In Your Portfolio Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 3:31 PM ET

    With 2008 likely to be another volatile year for the markets, many money managers say a well-diversified portfolio is more important than ever, but some experts have varying ideas about what's in store for the different asset classes.

  • If Santa Brings Stock Rally, It Could Be Bumpy Ride Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 5:42 PM ET
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    If the stock market enjoys a traditional Santa Claus rally this year, it may also  come with some tough sledding.

  • Low-Risk Energy Stocks: Skip the Mideast Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 12:46 PM ET

    Kent Croft has a way for investors to play energy, with a minimum of risk. His four-star Croft Value Fund is up 16.6 percent year-to-date, and he recommends two relatively-obscure energy companies with some important things in common.

  • Stocks That Perform -- Even in a Downturn Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 11:42 AM ET

    It's tough for a stock to get into Robert Millen's good graces. The co-portfolio manager of the Jensen Portfolio told CNBC he looks for companies with best-in-class products and steadily increasing bottom lines -- and he offered viewers two names that fit the bill.

  • Financials Put The Pressure On Futures Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 9:09 AM ET

    Futures lower this morning on pressure from the financials. The UBS headline for the bank analyst report this morning tells the story: lower earnings ahead. They are adjusting their 2008 earnings expectations for many banks and brokers.

  • Lehman Buys Van der Moolen US NYSE Assets Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 6:33 AM ET

    Lehman Brothers said on Tuesday it would buy assets from Dutch specialist market maker Van der Moolen Holding including its New York Stock Exchange portfolio.

  • Van der Moolen, AmEx: The Latest Acquisition Talk Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 4:48 PM ET

    We are still waiting for the NYSE to announce the winner of the bid for Van der Moolen's specialist business. Van der Moolen announced a couple weeks ago that they were exiting the business; I have reported Lehman is the winner, but there has been no official announcement.

  • Stocks Had Bad November -- Will Santa Bring a Rally? Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 5:33 PM ET

    November, traditionally a good month for stocks, was anything but.  The Dow and S&P 500 had their worst month in five years.

  • Fund Manager Names Overlooked Mid-Cap Stocks Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 4:05 PM ET

    Mid-cap stocks may be often overlooked -- but they can make an investor a lot of money, says Tony Dong, the portfolio manager of Munder Mid-Cap Core Growth Fund. He offered stock picks with low profiles and high potential.

  • Smorgasbord of Stock Picks for a Stable Portfolio Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 12:42 PM ET

    Two top traders offered a mixed bag of stocks, across several sectors, to help investors prepare for market turbulence in the week ahead.

  • Manager Finds International Stock Inspiration Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | 12:39 PM ET

    When a company combines international exposure with inspired management or a predictable business model, an investor should take note, says fund manager Jeff Auxier.

  • Mutual Funds: The Gift That Keeps On Giving Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | 11:04 AM ET

    Stumped for a holiday gift?  Dan Lefkovitz recommends an investment in a mutual fund."It's the gift that keeps on giving," the Morningstar senior fund analyst told CNBC.

  • Top Manager Likes Real Estate (Yes, Real Estate) Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 3:33 PM ET

    Steve Burton of ING Funds is a five-star fund manager who says investors ought to put money in -- believe it or not -- real estate. Read more for his specific stock picks.

  • Fund Manager Suggests Running With The 'Dogs' Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 3:05 PM ET

    Christopher Zook thinks investors should begin to "nibble" on financial and retailing stocks in this volatile market.

  • Energy Stocks for Long-Term Investors Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 12:58 PM ET

    David Fondren of Heartland Advisors has two plays for long-term investors looking to get into the red-hot energy sector. Read more to see what he likes -- and why.

  • Take A 'Nibble' on Financial, Retail Stocks: Manager Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 10:58 AM ET

    Christopher Zook thinks investors should begin to "nibble" on financial and retailing stocks in this volatile market.

  • Manager Likes Research In Motion, MasterCard Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 3:43 PM ET

    Fund manager Tony Weber says investors should look for strong growth prospects, global exposure and limited risk when considering stocks — qualities that add up to a "scalable business model."

  • Being Green Can Pay Off: Fund Manager Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 1:47 PM ET

    Matt Patsky finds taking a fund green has been good not only for the environment but his investors as well.