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To give investors an edge, CNBC asked the market pros for their best investment advice now.
Jon Hilsenrath, money and investing news editor at The Wall Street Journal, offered CNBC his list of five stocks to watch: the winners and losers making news this week.
Gary Anderson thinks investors should look beyond America's borders for their stock-market winnings.
Todd Weller of Stifel Nicolaus says there's a big opportunity for investors in companies that provide information technology to giant health-care firms.
"What do you do when oil's over $130 a barrel, and the subprime-infected stocks are still plaguing the market?" asked David Sowerby of Loomis Sayles. "You go shopping!"
Lehman Brothers downgraded continental European stocks to "underweight" from "overweight," while raising U.S. equities to "overweight" from "underweight."
For the first time in a long time, it looked as if oil was going to stay out of the market headlines. No such luck.
For the week ending Friday, June 6, 2008, the markets finished in the red as the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) again crossed above the 20 threshold and oil surged. Stocks were impacted by continued economic concerns, renewed trouble in the financial sector, and a record spike in crude oil on Friday. Although it was a negative week for the markets, the Dow managed a 200+ point rally on Thursday for the first time since 4/18, after retailers posted better than expected same store sales.
The Dow, S&P and NASDAQ all finished down almost 2% or greater for the week, the Dow closes down almost 400 points Friday.
In another wild day in the markets, CNBC asked the pros for their best investment advice. Here's what some of them had to say.
Infrastructure: If they were re-making "The Graduate," that'd be the whispered word of advice. That's how 5-star fund manager John Derrick sees it.
Big jumps for the unemployment rate and the oil prices on the same morning. Christopher Zook says it's stagflation -- and tells you how to defend your portfolio.
But Morningstar executive cautioned against TIPS based funds.
CNBC asked the market pros for their best investment advice right now. Here's what some of them had to say.
It's a tough time for an investor to find prosperity -- but Doug Cliggott says it might be found in food-supply stocks.
What are the options trades in Lehman Bros. stock saying about the brokerage's future?
A scuffed-up shoe company and a shining entertainment giant are unlikely companions in the good graces of John Buckingham, the chief portfolio manager of Al Frank Asset Management.
Homebuilder Hovnanian Enterprises on Tuesday reported a second-quarter loss more than 10 times wider than its loss in the year-ago period. CEO Ara Hovnanian offered his industry outlook to CNBC.
Bernie McGinn says it's time for the investor to make a deposit in some selected bank stocks -- because the founder of McGinn Investment Management thinks the subprime crisis has run its course.
With high diesel-fuel prices putting the squeeze on trucking, shares of railroad companies are still in the green, according to Kevin Kirkeby of Standard and Poor's, and Lee Klaskow of Longbow Research.