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Amid a wave of mixed economic signals, CNBC asked the pros where they would invest.
There's plenty of negative economic news out there, but that doesn't discourage David Spika. The vice president and investment strategist at WHG Funds favors judicious buying by well-informed investors.
Harbor Advisory's chief investment officer Jack DeGan has no doubts that these are challenging times. He's got some tough stocks to ride out the rough weather with.
The largest increase in wholesale inflation in 26 years has left many investors wondering how to protect their portfolios. CNBC asked the market pros what they would do.
The time to buy stocks, says Michael Cuggino, is now. The president and portfolio manager of Permanent Portfolio Funds offered CNBC very specific reasons to buy -- and the specific stocks you need.
Which major home improvement retailer is going to improve your portfolio the best? UBS hardlines retail analyst Brian Nagel says the environment puts pressure on everyone -- but thinks one company will come out on top.
Sarat Sethi thinks investors should feed their portfolios food stocks. "We're putting money into food stocks, which are necessities, not discretionary items," the partner and portfolio manager for Douglas C. Lane and Associates told CNBC.
Vivenne Hsu likes how the world is treating materials, especially steel and chemicals. She co-manages the Schwab Hedged Equity fund, rated four stars by Morningstar for its returns: 12.16 percent over the last five years and 5.87 percent over the last three. The 4-star manager offered CNBC her top materials stocks.
What do title insurance and papermaking equipment have in common? Four-star portfolio manager James Tringas thinks stocks of a couple of companies involved in those businesses are great investment opportunities.
Five-star fund manager Barry James is known for his bearish views. He's correctly predicted bear markets. He's not bearish now -- not, at least, near-term.
Large-cap growth stocks, especially in the technology sector, are where investors ought to be putting their money right now, according to Jason Trennert. But the chief investment strategist and managing partner at Strategas Research Partners also holds financials -- very selectively.
U.S. stocks will face a heavy lineup of economic indicators next week and may come under pressure if any of the datapoints, particularly home sales, signal that the United States is in or headed into a recession.
Downgrades in the financial sector dragged stocks lower today, causing a three-digit drop in the Dow. To help investors protect their portfolios, CNBC enlisted the help of market experts.
Stuart Frankel's Steve Grasso doesn't like what he sees in the week ahead, but he and CastleArk Management president and CIO Jerry Castellini have some investment ideas nonetheless.
What's on Matthew Kaufler's menu? Ketchup, cheese and coal. He's made those unusual investment recommendations before, and he hasn't changed them. Here's how to play the stocks.
It's the question that's on every investor's mind -- or should be: Where's the bottom? Jefferies managing director Art Hogan has some ideas about pinpointing the bottom -- and stocks to buy while you're waiting.
CNBC asked market experts where investors should place their bets amid this uncertain market environment.
Scott Richter has a set of directions for investors in a market that lacks direction: be selective; be defensive; and be very attentive to valuation.
Oil's surge above $100 per barrel this week puts energy and materials stocks in the spotlight. Evan Smith of U.S. Global Investors has a couple of unexpected selections in the sector that could pay off for investors.
A recovery will come. To an investor, the big questions are when -- and which -- stocks are likely to recover first.