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  • 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.

  • Financial Stocks You Can Bank On Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 2:27 PM ET

    Waiting for a market expert to recommend financial stocks?  Wait no longer.  Wendell Perkins has banks on his shopping list.

  • Prep For a Rebound: Credit Cards, Retail Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 2:24 PM ET

    Nearing the end of an eventful and exhausting week, Stuart Frankel's Steve Grasso likes a retailer, and a way to pay the bill.

  • Picking Winners In Brazil Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 2:05 PM ET

    Your search for many happy returns should take you south, according to John Chisholm of Acadian Asset Management.  He recommends stocks in two large and thriving Brazilian companies.

  • Stock Chatter Focuses on Financials, Pharma Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 2:01 PM ET

    To help investors prepare their portfolios before the weekend, CNBC asked the experts for their best trades now.

  • Locking Your Cash in Prison Stocks Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 7:04 AM ET

    Prison stocks and waste management companies are the best places to lock cash in these turbulent times, due to their highly defensive value, Richard Wilson, fund manager at Threadneedle Asset Management told "Squawk Box Europe."

  • Buying Air to Counter Stocks Turmoil Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 4:05 AM ET

    The industrial gases sector is shielded from cyclical effects and the four sector majors can generate earnings growth of around 10 percent between 2007 and 2011, Jean-Paul Sabbagh, equity research analyst at Oddo Securities, said.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 9:36 PM ET

    Citigroup's better-than-expected earnings report turned the tide ahead of the open.

  • Bullish on Back-to-School Stocks Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 3:44 PM ET

    Despite consumers cutting back spending, Christine Chen, vice president of equity research at Needham & Company, still feels bullish about the back-to-school retail industry.

  • Best Trades Now: Financials, Chemicals & More Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 2:53 PM ET

    To give investors an edge on a day when the Dow seems to be maintaining its footing, CNBC asked the experts for their best trades now.

  • Crazy Money: Wells Fargo Options Rocket Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 1:29 PM ET

    CRAZY Money: It would have been hard to miss the 30-plus percent pop in shares of Wells Fargo today -- an astonishing rebound that added $22 billion dollars in market value to the beleagured bank. ... But what might have escaped your probing eyes today were the crazy gains made in the options market -- specifically, Wells Fargo Calls...

  • Video: Market Bottom Now? Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 12:52 PM ET

    Have the stock markets bottomed? J.J. Burns of JJ Burns & Company joined Bill Seidman and Bob Pisani to lay out the facts.

  • Beverage Stocks: Good Value & Dividends Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 12:01 PM ET

    John Faucher says there's still room for a portfolio to grow in beverages and personal care.

  • Play the Coming Oil/Materials Drop Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 10:38 AM ET

    Looking for the next big stocks?  Jay Bowen says you should seek out companies that'd benefit from falling raw materials and oil prices.

  • Options Play on Teva-Barr, AutoNation, and Carnival Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 7:57 AM ET

    Options move on pharmaceutical speculation and oil price drops.