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Most business news this week took a back seat to oil's relentless climb, but there were still some notable moments. And CNBC guests had plenty of stocks to recommend for worried investors.
For the week ending Friday, May 23, 2008, the U.S. Equity Markets ended the week down with all of the major indices off by more than 3% on continued concerns about high energy costs. Oil and gasoline continued to hit new record highs and the dollar declined against major currencies.
The equity markes were all down well over 3% for the week as soaring oil prices dominated the market.
The most energetic sector in business is energy. But where does an investor go for bargains? Shawn Reynolds of Van Eck Global has some suggestions -- and a special selection for CNBC.com.
Fear-inducing oil prices have heated up the world's demand for coal -- an abundant resource in the U.S. Jeremy Sussman, domestic coal analyst at Natixis Bleichroeder, tells the best global coal plays.
This weekend, Memorial Day will mark the unofficial beginning of summer. The markets have historically been relatively flat going into the lazy hazy Days of summer.
Foreign exposure: It's been a manta among analysts and fund managers. David Fondrie of Heartland Advisors says the best way to play it right now is in infrastructure -- and he has a couple of names for investors.
Amid soaring food prices, Brent Wilsey of Wilsey Asset Management has some investment advice about restaurant companies. See his stock picks -- and pans.
Five-star fund manager Neil Hennessy sees oil riding a bubble that will eventually burst. But for the investor right now the only alternative is to go with value, he says. See his Web EXCLUSIVE picks!
Noah Blackstein likes cutting-edge consumer technology. Gregory Church likes emerging-market opportunities. Imagine what happens when you put them together!
Trains carry more for a lot less than trucks. But will diesel fuel slow them down? Lee Klaskow of Longbow Research gives the pros & cons.
For a long time now, the magic phrase for stocks has been "global exposure." Top leisure industry analyst Robert LaFleur indicates it's as true in his sector as it is anywhere.
The golden age of the railroad is back, says Gary Kaminsky. The Neuberger Berman managing director says "the rail story" is a key to America's economy now -- and he told CNBC which rail stocks his firm holds.
David Konrad, head of large-cap bank research for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, says regional banks now appear not to have the immunity they once were said to possess from the problems plaguing the larger banks. Jeffery Harte also admits that there are tough times ahead for financial stocks, but he sees the proverbial light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.
To help investors survive the current market volatility, CNBC asked the experts where they're placing their bets in this environment.
Five-star fund manager Barry James says it's a tough time to be putting money into the stock market -- but an investor would be wise to focus on large-cap stocks.
Robert Millen, co-portfolio manager of the four-star Jensen Portfolio Fund, puts the words "quality" and "growth" together and comes up with some potential profits for your portfolio.
To give investors an edge, CNBC asked the market experts where investors should be placing their bets now.
Oil companies are making historic fortunes these days -- but they can't sell a drop without the oil services companies. Which oil services stocks will pump the biggest returns?
The week was chock full of economic angst and M&A intrigue. But one dark constant loomed over all ... rising oil prices.