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  • Week Ahead: Wall Street Braces for Whipsaw Week Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 11:38 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange workers finish up trading minutes before the closing bell at the Exchange, Tuesday, April 3, 2007 in New York. Stocks surged Tuesday on signs of resilience in the housing market and the U.S. consumer, with falling oil prices giving investors an extra reason to rally. The Dow Jones industrials gained more than 120 points. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    What should be a holiday lull of a week looks set to be anything but, with Wall Street on alert for the twists and turns in the credit crisis, commodities volatility in and developments in the White House race.

  • For the week ending Friday, August 22, 2008,  the U.S. major Indices fell for the week on the unknown future of mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, downbeat home construction July data, and soaring producer prices.  The NASDAQ Composite performed the worst for the week, declining 1.54%, its steepest decline since Independence Day week. However, Friday was a positive day for the markets helped by a welcome speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and a pull back in the price of crude. The Dow had three days of triple-digit point gains & losses, netting to finish almost flat for the week.

  • Quick Market Stats: Week Ending 8/22 Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 4:34 PM ET

    The market rallies on Friday with the Dow, NASDAQ and S&P all up 1% or more, on light volume, but Friday's gains are not enough to boost the market's weekly performance out of negative territory.  Energy stocks dominate.

  • Expert Picks Top Five ETFs Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 4:20 PM ET

    Dizzy from all the ETF choices? Jeffrey Kosnett can help -- the Kiplinger's senior editor offered CNBC his top five exchange-traded fund names.

  • Best-in-Breed Stock Picks Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 12:45 PM ET

    Sean Kraus, senior vice president of Provident Investment Counsel, sees opportunities in retail, healthcare and technology.

  • Video: Morningstar Anti-Recession Funds Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 2:33 PM ET

    Wenli Tan, Morningstar mutual fund analyst, says playing funds is safer than playing stock directly -- and just might be the way to beat a bear market. Tan offered her top names to CNBC.

  • Global Tobacco Stocks Sizzle Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 11:20 AM ET

    The international tobacco market is the way to go for investors who want to keep their money safe in this volatile economy, says Charles Norton, co-portfolio manager at Vice Fund.

  • Defense & Energy Stocks in Vogue Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 11:02 AM ET

    Ronald Weiner, president and CEO of the RDM Financial Group, says his two favorite stock picks are in the defense and energy sectors. 

  • Analysts Upbeat on Back-To-School Stocks Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 9:07 AM ET
    Back to school

    Trace Urdan and Dana Telsey agree: Despite the slowdown in most back-to-school stocks, some sectors are looking bullish.

  • Economist Likes Chip & Multimedia Stocks Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 3:20 PM ET

    Geert-Jan Nikken at Rabobank sees plenty of upside for stocks from semiconductors and multimedia companies.

  • Water Stocks Help You Stay Afloat Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 1:32 PM ET

    Michael Gaugler, senior vice president at Brean Murray, Carret & Co., and Neil Berlant, portfolio manager at PFW Water Fund said investing in water manufacturing and pipeline company stocks are the way to go.

  • Prescriptions for Your Portfolio Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 12:45 PM ET

    Scott Richter, portfolio manager of the Fifth Third Disciplined Fund, prescribes two stocks in the pharmaceuticals sector.

  • Oil Services Stocks: 'Huge' Growth Ahead Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 12:12 PM ET

    Tim Parker, an energy analyst at T. Rowe Price, says his best stocks picks are in the oil services sector.

  • Profit On Volatility With ETFs Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 9:14 AM ET

    Adam Johnson, managing director at MLH Capital, said that in a volatile market, he sees opportunities in ETFs.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 8:50 PM ET

    It's hard to say whether Wall Street's fear of itself or rising oil prices will be more of an impediment for stocks this week. Both of those trends were apparent Tuesday and could continue to hang over the market Wednesday.

  • Big Profits From Big Cap Stocks Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 4:35 PM ET

    Gerald Jordan, portfolio manager at Jordan Opportunity Fund said that investing in large cap stocks is the way to go.

  • 5-Star Strategist: Financials Are 'Great'! Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 4:14 PM ET

    Chris Blum says "discipline" is the key to making money in this market. He's the Behavioral Finance Team CIO at JPMorgan Asset Management, and his decisions shape the actions of a vast range of Morgan funds -- including the Intrepid Value Fund, rated five stars by Morningstar.

  • Bullish on Commodities -- AND Banks! Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 10:46 AM ET

    Short-term, buy commodities; but hold those financials for a fourth-quarter recovery. So says King Lip, portfolio manager at Baker Avenue Asset Management. He explained his investment strategy to CNBC -- and offered his top stock picks.

  • Analyst: Energy Service Stocks Attractive Now Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 8:19 AM ET

    Energy and energy service stocks are the plays where Donald Hodges of Hodges Capital Management sees opportunity.

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 8:39 PM ET

    Inflation and housing data and retailers' earnings could contribute to Wall Street's early direction Tuesday. But the stock market will continue to fret over the financial sector and worry through every move in the oil markets.