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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.
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.
Is it time to make a bet on casino stocks? They're down 12 percent this year, but Jefferies analyst Lawrence Klatzkin says investors can find some winners, if they know where to look.
John Barnes, transportation analyst at BB&T Capital Markets, sees a weak, tepid, "pretty tough" first quarter. So should investors stay out of transports for now? "Absolutely not," he told CNBC. "We'd be diving in. You want to buy...when things are at their bleakest."
Volatile markets can eat a portfolio alive, but they can also create real bargains for investors, according to senior editor Jeffrey Kosnett of Kiplinger's Personal Finance.
Wal-Mart Stores has a Super Bowl blitz of its own: the world's biggest retailer said it is slashing prices of thousands of items that football fans might want ahead of the hotly-awaited Giants-Patriots game.
Yahoo shares have continued to slide over the past year. Is the world's top Internet destination doomed? Not according to Rob Sanderson, analyst at American Technology Research, who told CNBC why he has a "buy" rating for the Web portal company.
Eli Lilly posted a higher fourth-quarter profit Tuesday. The pharmaceutical firm cited lower taxes and better-than-expected drug sales -- especially sales of its newer formulations for diabetes and cancer. John Lechleiter, president and chief operating officer -- and Lilly's CEO as of April 1 -- gave CNBC his strong earnings outlook.
Lot of talk on the floor of the NYSE as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange has acknowledged they are in talks to buy the Nymex for about $11 billion, which would be about an 11 percent premium over the share price on Friday.
Recession. Bear market. Credit crunch. There's a lot for investors to worry about these days. And it's even harder to figure out where to put your money in this moody and unpredictable market.
"I don't know if the worst is over, but when you look at valuation, there're some appealing situations out there," says a portfolio manager.
John Thain, chief executive at Merrill Lynch, says there's no question the U.S. economy is slowing. But "the Fed actions -- and of course, the Administration’s actions on providing some stimulus -- I think will cushion the slowdown,” he told CNBC.
After the Fed rate cut and recession talk now reversing itself, where should you put your money? Eugene Peroni, senior vice president and portfolio manager at Advisors Asset Management and David Stepherson, senior portfolio manager at Hardesty Capital Management, named the sectors and stocks to buy -- and avoid.
PepsiCo Chief Executive Indra Nooyi says the beverage maker is safe from a downturn. Why? "We make happiness. We are comfort foods." The CEO was at Davos, sharing her insights on the industry and the global economy with CNBC.
What is driving all the fearful recession chatter? Andrew Liveris, presidnt, chairman and chief executive at Dow Chemical, sums it up in one word: "Overreaction." At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, he offered CNBC his thoughts on issues ranging from the U.S. economy and consumers to China and oil prices.
Has the stock market finally hit bottom? Or was Wednesday's rebound a false rally in a bear market--a "dead-cat bounce"?
CNBC asked the pros on how to survive this kind of market. Here's what they had to say.
The Dow hit its lowest level in 15 months as the NASDAQ and S&P 500 also extended losses into the market close, despite the Fed’s emergency rate cut early Tuesday morning.Amid the market turmoil and recession angst, CNBC brings you the experts to help you keep your portfolio afloat.
This week could mark the end of the bull market for Wall Street, with U.S. stocks likely to join a global equity market plunge triggered by fears of a U.S. recession.