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For the week ending Friday, May 16, 2008, the U.S. Equity Markets ended the week up with all of the major indices up ~2% or more as stocks gained from M&A news, easing inflation worries, and strong earnings results. Oil and gasoline continued to hit new record highs as the dollar declined against major currencies.
The equity markets end a strong week fueled by energy stocks and technology, oil closes at a record, and the dollar weakens.
Risk aversion is dissipating from the markets, according to Jay Bowen, president of Bowen, Hanes & Co. Translation: Investors aren't as scared as they were. He's buying attention is focused on global infrastructure.
Darren Chervitz of Jacob Asset Management has found some promising investment ideas -- right here on the Internet.
There are a lot of baby boomers out there and there's a lot of potential money to be made off of their retirement. Just be prepared to apply unconventional thinking to fit the habits of nontraditional people.
The options market believes something is afoot at Dryships, according to one market observer.
Stacey Widlitz of Pali Research and Piper Jaffray's Jeff Klinefelter have come up with four "must-have" retail stocks.
The time for potential investors to fulfill that potential is now, according to Phil Dow.
Markets aren't stagnant today, and your portfolio shouldn't be either. To give investors an edge, CNBC asked the market experts for their best stock picks now.
After some significant gains in April, where does the market go next? And how should investors position their portfolios? Sean Clark has some answers.
The option market is betting that someone is going to buy Anheuser-Busch, according to one observer.
Dan Manion of Sentinel Common Stock Fund ain't afraid of getting burned by energy or industrial stocks. See his picks here.
It's not the easiest of times for the consumer, so why do the consumer numbers look so good? More importantly, why should an investor consider consumer discretionary stocks? Citigroup's Kimberly Greenberger has some answers and some recommendations.
Where do you put your money now? CNBC asked the experts what stocks they would pick
Will Muggia likes biotech. He's co-portfolio manager of the Touchstone Mid-Cap Growth Fund, which is up an average of 14.9 percent annually over the last three years -- and even this year, it's up 1.8 percent. So what are the 4-star portfolio manager's picks?
Merrill Lynch said its analysts will soon have to rate at least 20 percent of the stocks in their sector as "underweight," to better match historical returns for stocks.
David Sowerby is seeing more and more evidence that the market bottomed out two months ago. What would he buy -- and NOT buy? Plus: Web-Exclusive stock picks.
Joe Keating, CIO of private asset management at RBC Bank, picked stocks for graying Boomers. Plus: Web-Exclusive picks -- not on TV!