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  • Winning Micro Cap Energy Stocks Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 5:20 PM ET

    Michael Corbett, portfolio manager at Perritt Micro Cap Opportunities Fund, says high oil prices offer investors opportunity -- via micro cap energy companies.

  • Tattoo-Removal Stocks: Buy the 'Tidal Wave' Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 4:58 PM ET

    Once it was art.  Once it was cool.  Now, it's just an ugly mess.  Tattoo removal is a growing trend, something Formula Capital's James Altucher says is not likely to go away soon.  So how does this translate into shrewd additions to a portfolio?

  • Earnings & Stocks: The Energy, Bank Switcheroo Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 2:49 PM ET

    Maybe Wall Street really is drunk. Somehow the Biblical parable ''the last shall be first and the first shall be last" is shaping up to be the dominant theme this earnings season. E.g., in the past two weeks, the Financial and Discretionary sectors have dominated the market...

  • 5-Star Stocks: The 'A' List Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 12:34 PM ET

    Michael Jones runs a five-star fund, and he's got a "Triple-A" strategy. Learn his strategy -- and see his picks!

  • Health-Care Stocks: Getting Better Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 12:09 PM ET

    Brent Wilsey has a prescription for investors:  Specialty health-care names.  The president of Wilsey Asset Management thinks that the downdrafts that have slammed stock prices in the sector are now behind it, and it's time to buy into the companies' recovery.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 9:08 PM ET

    Oil's trend lower has whipped up buying in stocks and could do the same Wednesday, if a string of major blue chips' earnings don't disappoint before the opening bell.

  • Avoid the Financial Value Trap; Think Retail Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 4:09 PM ET

    Richard Sparks thinks investors should continue to stay away from financial stocks, but he thinks there's another sector that deserves careful consideration.

  • Best Trades Now: Coal, Packaging, Retail & China Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 1:41 PM ET

    To give investors an edge, CNBC asked the experts for their best trades now.

  • Mid-Cap Stock Picks:  Coal, Packaging Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 12:40 PM ET

    Michael Santelli, senior director of Allegiant Funds, says mid-cap stocks offer the investor some excellent opportunities in this turbulent market climate.  His Allegiant Mid-Cap Value Fund is up an average of 12.08 percent per year over the last five years.

  • Picking China's Stock Winners Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 11:55 AM ET

    The words "overseas exposure" are not always spoken kindly.  The truth of that statement has been growing, as the red-hot economies of China and India cool down.  Jim Oberweis, editor of The Oberweis Report, has some recommendations for shrewd investors who want to keep their overseas exposure positive.

  • Stock Picker Says It's Quality Time Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 2:10 PM ET

    Four-star fund manager Robert Millen thinks it's a good time for investors to be looking at quality growth companies.  He admits that there may be some more darkness before the dawn.

  • Best Trades Now: Banks, Jets, Real Estate & Tech Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 1:39 PM ET

    To give investors an edge, CNBC asked the market experts for their best trades now.

  • Recommendations: Two Property Stocks Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 12:20 PM ET

    The bursting of the bubble has scared lots of investors away from real estate, but ING's Steve Burton indicates that's a mistake.  Burton's five-star ING Global Real Estate Fund is up an average of 16.71 percent per year over the last five years.

  • Stock Picks With Northern Exposure Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 12:16 PM ET

    If you ask him for directions, Andrew Pyle will point you north.  The wealth adviser for Scotia MacLeod Group and the Armstrong Pyle Group sees major opportunities for U.S. investors in Canada. 

  • Video: Select US Banks at Bargain Prices Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 9:55 AM ET

    Elan Cohen, Senior Portfolio Manager at JPMorgan Private Bank goes bottom fishing for U.S. financials. He shares his strategies with CNBC's Maura Fogarty and Sri Jegarajah.

  • Market Insider: The Week Ahead Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 6:35 PM ET
    Specialist Gregory Zenna, right, directs trading in shares of Verizon on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday Feb. 14, 2005.  Stocks were narrowly mixed Monday in quiet trading as Wall Street greeted Verizon Communications' $6.7 billion takeover of MCI Corp. with indifference. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Stocks are casting a wary eye on oil and, lacking any dramatic events, earnings news could steer the market.

  • For the week ending Friday, July 18, 2008, the U.S. markets saw extreme volatility yet settled higher on better-than-expected earnings results, a pullback in crude oil, and an indication that the Fed will hold interest rates steady.  Nonetheless, the Dow had its best week since April 18 and its best 3-day percent gain since March 2003 even after closing below 11,000 for the first time since July 2006. 

  • Quick Market Stats: Week of 7/14 Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 4:40 PM ET

    Volatility reigned as the Dow closed below 11,000 for the first time since July, 2006 on Tuesday, followed by a market rally and the biggest 3-day gain of the Dow since March, 2003.

  • Analyst: Count on Energy & Petroleum! Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 4:32 PM ET
    Oil Barrels

    There are plenty of upsides to the E&P sector, said Pavel Molchanov, associate analyst at Raymond James. Following are his top stock picks.

  • If IBM Were Priced Like Google... Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 2:29 PM ET

    Sure Google's sales and earnings grew -- are growing -- much faster than IBM's. But aside from the two tech bellwethers having comparable market caps of about $170 billion, that's about where the comparisons end.