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For the week ending Friday, August 15, 2008, U.S. major Indices finished mixed, after the markets digested negative results including a surge in CPI, a decline in retail sales, and continued expansion in unemployment claims. The Nasdaq Composite prevailed amongst the major U.S. indices, as it edged up 1.59% for the week, marking its fifth week of gains. Nasdaq gains were led by bullish comments on Amazon (AMZN) which gained 7.3% for the week. The likelihood of the eurozone moving toward recession allowed for a stronger dollar against the euro, continued pressure on oil, and a positive impact on U.S. stocks as a potential safe haven.
As oil has fallen at the end of the trading week to its lowest level since early May, CNBC asked the experts where to invest your money now.
Consumer staples and energy are on Ralph Shive's stock-shopping list. His five-star First Source Monogram Fund is up an average of 13.72 percent per year over the last five years.
Michael Yoshikami is rounding out the week with an eye toward quality. The president and chief investment strategist of YCMNET Advisors picks two Dow Jones industrials as his Friday trades.
The U.S. markets closed up Thursday -- despite higher inflation and joblessness data. Is this a bear market rally or are declining oil prices at the heart of it? Jack Bouroudjian, chairman at Capital Markets Technology, and Steen Jakobsen, global head of asset management, executive director & CIO at Saxo Bank, give their insights to CNBC.
Ken Kam of of Marketocracy Masters 100 thinks the market is at a crossroads. Here's his game plan -- for whichever path the market takes.
It's hard to see Friday's markets as anything but volatile after this past week's wild swings. But if there are no out of the ordinary events, traders say the stock market just might quiet down late in the session as investors head off for one of the final weekends of the summer.
Two mega-investors -- Warren Buffett and Carl Icahn -- made major portfolio shifts.
The shorts are back! Action was fast on the first full day of trading following the expiration of the SEC's temporary ban against "naked" short selling of 19 financial stocks. Jon Najarian, Fast Money regular and co-founder of OptionMonster.com, discusses the expiration.
The global slowdown and the financial meltdown don't faze Randy Bateman. The CIO of Huntington Funds has his eyes on a global infrastructure play and a bank.
An investment arm controlled by activist investor Nelson Peltz has dissolved its stake in Starbucks, removing uncertainty as the company restructures and lifting shares nearly 5 percent.
Size doesn't necessarily matter when it comes to five-star investing. Just ask Frank Sustersic, portfolio manager for Turner Investment Partners.
Water: more valuable than oil, and playable in the stock market. Ryan Connors offers conservative and aggressive water plays.
How does a five-star fund manager play this volatile market? Mark Keeley of Keeley Asset Management does it with health care and energy stocks.
The recent correction in gold and oil prices might not be completely over. Stefan Risse, chief market strategist at CMC Markets, told CNBC why he thinks investors should be wary.
Focus on the fundamentals and you can find some stock-market bargains, says strategist Walter Gerasimowicz.
Stocks will be on inflation watch Thursday. Volatile trading in oil and commodities promises to spill into the stock market again. On Wednesday, energy and other commodities rose, reversing a selling trend and worrying investors, who have been hoping for a reprieve from inflation.
As stocks slid following July's weak retail sales report, CNBC asked the experts where to invest now.
Small-cap stocks haven't been making many big headlines lately, but that could be changing, according to Touchstone's Lawrence Creatura.
One billion potential guzzlers: Anheuser-Busch, the official international beer sponsor of the Beijing Olympic games, has built stronger partnerships with the Olympics -- and with China.