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Five-star fund manager Gerald Jordan finds power for his portfolio across the spectrum of energy stocks: two "traditional" plays and two China solar energy stocks.
The flooding in Iowa has spread its economic stress to more than just rising corn prices. Many Iowa-based companies are also feeling the strain, causing production to stop and stocks to move.
For the first time since it went public in 1994, Lehman Brothers has posted a quarterly loss. But Morningstar's Ryan Lentell says you should still consider brokerage shares.
Stocks finished mixed amid volatile oil prices and a weak manufacturing report from the Fed.
Ted Parrish, co-portfolio manager of the Henssler Equity Fund, thinks it's time to buy some out-of-favor sectors like consumer cyclicals -- and even financials.
To give investors an edge on their portfolios, CNBC asked the market experts for their best stock picks now.
Small- and mid-cap firms -- like a chemical-additive company, a software producer, and a tire-maker -- add up to a smart portfolio, according to 5-star fund manager Jonathan Vyorst. PLUS: Web-Exclusive picks!
What's bubbling in the options market? General Electric and financials, according to one tracker.
Steve Weeple, head of U.S. equities for Standard Life Investments, has some suggestions about where to find the most energetic equities.
Options were active in GE and Goldman Sachs last week, according to one observer.
The week began with a flashback to the credit crisis. It ended with figures showing the fastest inflation in six months and the lowest consumer-sentiment reading in 28 years. Along the way, as the stock market ebbed and flowed, CNBC guests assembled a collective portfolio that was heavy on technology, energy, and global exposure.
For the week ending Friday, June 13, 2008, the markets were mixed on varied economic news, renewed credit concerns from Lehman and the financial sector, and of course, oil. A surprise increase in retail sales gave hope for economic growth and a rising CPI suggested a potential rate move on the horizon that could strengthen the dollar and begin to tame inflation.
The stock market ends the week on a mixed note with the Dow positive on triple digit gains Friday, and the NASDAQ and S&P both in negative territory. The tech heavy NASDAQ faired the worst, down almost 1% for the week while the S&P was almost flat.
To help investors get their portfolios ready for next week, CNBC asked the market pros for their best stock picks now.
Barry James has a checklist for worthy investments. To be attractive, a stock must have good relative value, good historical corporate earnings, and good relative price strength.
How are you honoring your father this Father's Day? With a tie? A recycled birthday present? How about some stock?
Morgan Stanley issued an interesting report on Thursday. They upgraded financials to a neutral weight, and I thought their reasoning was sound and creative.
The markets seesawed amid mixed economic and financial news on Thursday.
Stocks had a rocky afternoon as the market lost all its initial gains, then rebounded right before the close. Here's what some of the pros were recommending for investors.
"We've had a bear market," David Katz of Matrix Asset Advisors told CNBC. "We think the next move in the market is going to start to discount a better `09, and a lot of these problems being resolved, and so we'd be buying into this weakness." Not only is Katz buying, he's buying financials!