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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.
To give investors an edge, CNBC asked the market pros for their best investment advice now.
Jim Awad thinks an investor should build a stock portfolio with BRICs -- Brazil, Russia, India, and China -- but it's not necessary to leave home to get into that market.
The auto industry is scaring investors these days -- but Itay Michaeli, auto and auto-parts analyst for Citi, shows you how to invest in the industry without buying the stocks of big carmakers.
As downgrades to Wall Street banks sent the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P into negative territory, CNBC asked the experts for investing advice.
Thomas Winmill is still bullish on commodities -- although he doesn't think oil is currently a buy. The president and portfolio manager of The Midas Funds also likes some commodity-related stocks.
If the jobs report and other data confirm the past week's decent numbers and if oil doesn't throw a wrench in the works, stocks could start June on a strong note.
Oil dominated the news again during the week, though crude prices fell back for a change. Economic data also moved the markets, which finished up for the week.
For the week ending Friday, May 30, 2008, the markets finished up, with all major indices increasing ~1.3% or higher for the week. Only the Dow declined for the month, shedding 1.42%. The NASDAQ reached its third consecutive monthly gain , up 4.55% for the month. The markets were encouraged by better than expected earnings from retailers and strong results from Dell. U.S. GDP for 1Q also helped lift stocks up, as it rose 0.9% at an annual rate , better than the previous estimate. Crude Oil also retreated to lower levels.
With the exception of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the major U.S. indices ended up for the month. The NASDAQ reached its third-consecutive monthly gain advancing 4.55% in May.
Jerry Castellini finds opportunity for investors in soaring commodity prices.
To give investors an edge, CNBC asked the market experts where investors should be placing their bets ahead of the weekend.
Uncertain times call for creative, careful investing. That's what Jeff Layman of BKD Wealth Advisors preaches.