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  • The Wages of Sin Stocks? Profit! Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 12:36 PM ET

    Inflation, recession or stagflation, one idea seems to work: consumers' lust for sin. Charles Norton, co-portfolio manager of The Vice Fund, and Dan Alpert, managing director at Capital Westwood, offered advice on how to invest in adult pleasures.

  • A Small Cap Stock with a Giant Client Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 11:46 AM ET

    Dan Veru, co-chief investment officer of Palisade Capital Management, expects market volatility to continue, and he’s placing his bets on small caps.

  • Small-Cap Stocks: Your Best Rebound Bet Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 3:50 PM ET

    Want to position your portfolio for the recovery? Then fly in the face of the crowd calling for big-cap equities. So says William Greiner, chief investment officer of UMB Asset Management. He told CNBC he believes the U.S. is already in a recession -- and says the best thing to do is buy small-cap stocks.

  • Playing Videogame Stocks: Take-Two vs. EA Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 12:54 PM ET

    Videogame maker Take-Two Interactive has its annual shareholders meeting Thursday -- and sure to be discussed is the hostile bid from rival Electronic Arts. What's the play on the game publishers? Michael Pachter, analyst at Wedbush Morgan Securities, offered his advicek to CNBC.

  • Happy Birthday CNBC - Markets Then and Now Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 9:24 AM ET

    Today, April 17, is CNBC's 19th birthday. Just look at how things have appreciated since then.

  • Inflation Fighters: Three Stock Picks Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 4:05 PM ET

    Consumer inflation rose by 4 percent over the last 12 months -- reflecting a 17 percent surge in energy costs and a 4.4 percent rise in food prices. Where are the safe investments in this environment? Jon Fisher, portfolio manager at Fifth Third Asset Management, named the sectors -- and the stocks -- that will thrive as inflation constinues to climb.

  • Market Volatility Blues? Try Growth Stocks Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 3:46 PM ET

    Arieh Coll, manager of the Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Multi-Cap Growth Fund, shares his best stock picks to beat the volatility blues. Hint: he names oil-&-gas, coal and wireless stocks.

  • Jack Welch: GE CEO Immelt Has 'Credibility Issue' Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 12:10 PM ET

    Jack Welch, former General Electric chairman & CEO, took his replacement, current CEO Jeff Immelt, to task for the company's worse-than-expected first quarter earnings.

  • Stock Picks: Analysts Like Railroads, Banks and Tech Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 1:53 PM ET

    CNBC asked the experts where they would invest in this market environment, and here's a sampling of their recommendations.

  • Darst: Options May Predict Bank, Coke Earnings Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 12:35 PM ET

    The options market can provide clues to future stock movements. Rebecca Darst, equity options analyst at Interactive Brokers, told CNBC on Tuesday what the options market is saying about companies that are set to report this week.

  • Tax Day and the Markets Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 9:36 AM ET

    With April 15 here, many of us have finished our taxes and can again think about other financial matters.  Perhaps you are considering taking your refunds and investing them in the markets.  Here is how the market has performed historically on and after tax day.

  • Wanna Trade Earnings? Watch Options Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 7:04 PM ET

    Earnings season is in full gear. How can you game the market and play the disappointing earnings before they're reported reported? Jon Najarian, co-founder of optionmonster.com, and Andrew Wilkinson, senior market analyst at Interactive Brokers, both say the key is watching options trading.

  • Smart Retail Plays for Your Portfolio Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 4:22 PM ET

    To give investors an edge, CNBC asked market experts to share their best retail plays.

  • Best Infrastructure Plays (They Ain't GE) Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 3:33 PM ET

    While the credit crunch forced General Electric to cut its forecast, its infrastructure divisions are reaping the benefits of fast-growing emerging markets. But Tim Seymour of Seygem Asset Management says look beyond GE for some of the best infrastructure and utility plays in the southern hemisphere.

  • REITs: Real Estate That Still Looks Good Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 2:57 PM ET

    The Morgan Stanley REIT Index is up more than 10 percent over the last three months. But will corporate real estate follow residential housing downward? Richard Anderson, senior research analyst at BMO Capital Markets, and Louis Taylor, senior REIT analyst at Deutsche Bank Securities, both agree that some REITs are still ripe for investment.

  • Strategist: Be a GE, Bank Bull Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 2:52 PM ET

    Earnings season has been glum so far -- but Frederick Lane is investing optimistically. The chairman and chief executive of Lane Berry & Co. shared his market outlook and trading advice with CNBC.

  • Fueling Your Portfolio With Oil Services Stocks Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 2:11 PM ET

    The days of $80 oil are over, according to Gerald Jordan, portfolio manager of the Jordan Opportunity Fund, and that is why he’s placing his bets on the oil services sector.

  • Retail CEOs See 'Very Challenging' Climate Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 2:00 PM ET

    After a surprise gain in retail sales for March, CNBC asked CEOs of top retailers how they're faring.

  • Stock Picks: Playing Options Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 1:30 PM ET

    As most investors turn away from financials, there could be a way to make opportunities to the downside, said Randy Frederick, Charles Schwab director of derivatives on "The Call."

  • Higher Antitrust Bar For Yahoo-Google Than Microsoft Sunday, 13 Apr 2008 | 1:31 PM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Yahoo Inc's attempt to form an alliance with Google Inc to stave off Microsoft Corp could run into more trouble with antitrust regulators than Microsoft's unwelcome takeover bid. While Yahoo is seeking a business partnership with Google legal experts say any deal will draw heavy scrutiny.