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  • Tune In to This Writers' Strike-Proof Media Stock Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 12:40 PM ET
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    America's big media companies go into the new year with a writers' strike threatening their bottom lines.  What does that mean to investors, and which company is the best play? David Bank, broadcasting and media analyst at RBC Capital Markets, gave his top media stock pick.

  • How to Profit From the Coming Oil Plunge Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 12:36 PM ET
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    Oil prices have been soaring, but one analyst sees them going the other way soon, with some important implications for investors in energy stocks. FBR's Eitan Bernstein offered his insights into playing oil stocks in 2008.

  • Drilling For Oil Profit: Analyst Likes Transocean Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 11:08 AM ET
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    Robin Shoemaker thinks there's still money to be made in the stocks of companies that make oil-drilling equipment -- stocks which have gained as much as 90 per cent in the last year.

  • 'Techno-Industrials': How to Play This New Sector Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 3:44 PM ET
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    Randy Bateman is a four-star fund manager who's come up with an entire new sector, techno-industrials -- and he's found some enticing investment opportunities there

  • US Stocks Battle Back, Finish Flat Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 3:04 PM ET

    U.S. stocks managed a largely flat close Wednesday -- despite disappointing holiday retail news -- as the battered financial sector and energy companies gave a boost to the broader market.

  • Fund Manager Sees Big Things for Small Caps Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 2:34 PM ET
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    Fund manager Bill McVail has some very definite suggestions for investors about what's big in small-cap stocks.

  • Tech Expert: LED Makers to Light Up Market Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 11:56 AM ET
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    The CEO of American Technology Research thinks it's time for investors to see the light about North Carolina-based Cree.  It makes the computer chips that go into an LED lighting system.

  • REITs Are Elites Of Real Estate, Says Analyst Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | 10:39 AM ET
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    Real estate as an opportunity for investors?  Get real!  Morningstar equity analyst Jeremy Glaser is making just such a recommendation, telling CNBC there are gems to be found in a sector that's taken such a beating.

  • Easy Search:  Google's Still Hot For Investors Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | 10:38 AM ET
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    Is there a bigger success story for the technology investor than Google?  "It's actually still pretty reasonably priced," Martin Pyykkonen told CNBC.

  • S&P 500: Will It Have A Santa Claus Rally This Year? Friday, 21 Dec 2007 | 3:19 PM ET
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    Our friends at "Fast Money" earlier this week lamented that the Grinch stole the S&P 500's 2007 gains, so we stole their chart and have it here to show you. But seriously, we want to know what you think. Will there be a Santa rally before year end? Or will the S&P hold on to or even lose its current anemic gain?

  • Red Hat Profit up 12%; New CEO Named Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 4:58 PM ET
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    Open-source software provider Red Hat said Thursday that its third quarter profit rose 12 percent as a surge in subscriptions helped offset increased spending on marketing and research.

  • NetSuite CEO on IPO, Options and Ellison's Role Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 12:45 PM ET

    NetSuite began trading on the Nasdaq Thursday after its initial public offering. Chief Executive Zach Nelson told CNBC that the business-management software company is positioned "in the right place and the right time in the marketplace."

  • Hotel Analyst: Check Back In -- After The Bottom Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 10:37 AM ET
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    Investors have been checking out of hotel stocks recently.  Jake Fuller, hospitality analyst for Thomas Weisel Partners,  thinks they'll want to check back in -- but not right away.

  • Analyst: Top Techs Still A Good Stock Play Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 1:28 PM ET
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    Can investors continue to strengthen their portfolios through the top technology names, or is their recent strength played out?

  • Five-Star Manager Finds Choice Stocks in China Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 12:50 PM ET
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    China is doing a lot of investing in America, and there's a five-star fund manager with a couple of ideas for American investors -- in China.

  • Armored-Car Makers Win Big Pentagon Deal Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 11:26 AM ET

    On Tuesday night, the Pentagon issued a $2.7 billion order for 3,100 more Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles, or MRAPs -- designed to protect troops from roadside bombs in Iraq. Herer are the seven manufacturers that will gain from the order.

  • Defensive Bank Stocks (You Read That Right) Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 2:51 PM ET

    The "whole financial sector was demolished" in the wake of the subprime mortgage mess -- but analysts and investors "threw the baby out with the bathwater," said Patrick Becker Jr. of Becker Capital Management. He named two bank stocks with little or no exposure to subprime.

  • Survive Volatility with This Large-Cap Stock Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 1:44 PM ET

    Market volatility and the pullback in financial stocks isn't over yet, says Sarat Sethi, partner and portfolio manager at Douglas C. Lane & Associates. So he advises investors to find safe harbor in large-cap multinationals with diverse exposure.

  • Feast on These Casual-Dining Stocks Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 12:43 PM ET
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    Bryan Elliott, senior restaurant analyst for Raymond James, says it's time for investors to feast on casual-dining stocks: "Keep in mind we're talking about long-term, couple-of-year time frame. ...We think there's tremendous value in a number of stocks out there."

  • Trade Options 'Like an Insider' (Legally) Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 12:40 PM ET

    You can trade legally options "like an insider" -- if you stay alert and watch market momentum. Jon Najarian, co-founder of OptionsMonster.com and frequent guest on CNBC's "Fast Money," offered his wisdom on how to do it -- and which options look the hottest right now.