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  • Investors Brace For Weak Technology Earnings Sunday, 13 Apr 2008 | 10:29 AM ET
    Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Wall Street should brace for a round of profit warnings from U.S. technology companies this results season, as consumers and businesses rein in spending amid a weaker economy and record energy prices. The world's largest microchip company, Intel Corp spacer , kicks things off for the sector Tuesday, followed by top computer services provider IBM spacer Wednesday and Web search leader Google Inc spacer Thursday.

  • The Week:  Saving the Worst For Last Saturday, 12 Apr 2008 | 7:31 AM ET
    Stocks down

    A steady stream of downbeat news seemed to leave the market unmoved for most of the week -- until the bluest of the blue chips, General Electric, posted first-quarter earnings that missed Wall Street expectations by seven cents per share, and lowered its full-year guidance.  

  • For the week ending Friday, April 11, 2008 the US Markets ended the week in negative territory. There was not a lot of movement in the markets for most of the week, as the major indices traded on a mix of news including same store sales, record highs in oil, flight cancellations from major airlines, and disappointing first quarter results from Alcoa (AA). The markets tumbled on Friday on General Electric's (GE) disappointing earnings.

  • The Dow, NASDAQ and the S&P 500 are all negative for the week fueled by GE's almost 13% decline on Friday.

  • Health Care Investing: Schwab's Rx Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 12:39 PM ET

    "Health care" is two words -- and the health care sector is increasingly being viewed as two very different sectors:  pharmaceuticals and managed care, which are in trouble; and medical devices and services, which are not. Paul Alan Davis of Charles Schwab Investment Management offered advice for playing the sector(s).

  • What Options Are Saying about Techs, Financials Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 11:07 AM ET

    If you think options are a good indicator of future stock movements, you may want to keep an eye on the big cap techs and financials, according to two experts.

  • CEOs Expect Lower US Growth This Year: Survey Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 1:27 PM ET

    U.S. chief executives have lowered their expectations for domestic growth this year, but held their overall business outlook steady.

  • Stock Plays on the Tax Rebate Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 11:38 AM ET

    David Sowerby's got a way to play a weak dollar and an economic recovery at the same time.  He should know: Sowerby is the Loomis Sayles portfolio manager who's just been named Stock Manager of the Year by Lipper.

  • Mortgage Brokers: Fannie Loan Raise No Help Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 11:27 AM ET

    Mortgage borrowers, who thought higher loan limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would mean better terms, are getting an unwelcome surprise. "Closing Bell" host Maria Bartiromo spoke with two mortgage brokers from regions with high home prices. They said forget Fannie and Freddie -- FHA loans are becoming the way to go for their customers.

  • Options: Playing Chicken with Chicken Makers? Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 8:49 AM ET

    Are there "b-b-bucks" in chicken? The options market seems to think so ... by betting against it.

  • Top Trader: Go Drilling For Large Caps Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 2:16 PM ET

    John Burbank of Passport Capital is one of the trading stars on Trader Monthly's list of the best.  His $4 billion capital fund generated a 200 percent return last year.  He knows the drill -- and has suggestions for playing energy.

  • Credit Crunch Portfolio Defense Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 12:56 PM ET

    The uncertainty of the credit crunch even has eternal optimists on the defensive about financials.  People like Mike Stanfield, CEO of Kansas City-based VSR Financial.

  • The One Financial Stock to Buy Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 12:45 PM ET

    Earnings season is just around the corner for the troubled financial sector, so how does a top stock researcher rate the sector?

  • Valuing Banks: A Stock Picker's Guide Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 10:25 AM ET

    A recent run-up in financials has many on Wall Street wondering if that sector is seeing a bottom. David Stepherson, of Hardesty Capital, and William Smith, of Sam Advisors weighed in on CNBC’s "Closing Bell" with their financial sector picks.

  • Big Profit In Small Caps Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 12:57 PM ET

    If anyone knows how investors can make big money from small-cap companies, it's Mark Keeley. His five-star Keeley Small Cap Value Fund is up an average of 23.7 percent per year over the last five years, and it even shows a 1 percent gain in this troubled year.

  • Banks & Retail Stocks: Rewards For Bravery? Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 12:05 PM ET

    Is Dan Genter playing with fire?  The president, chief executive and chief investment officer of RNC Genter Capital Management finds promising stocks -- in the financial and consumer discretionary sectors.

  • Stock Strategy: 'Thrifty' vs. 'Iffy' Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 11:41 AM ET

    Jason Trennert expects a short-run rally -- but he's also warning investors that it won't last. The chief investment strategist of Strategas Research Partners calls it a "Michael Jordan head-fake." He compiled two lists of companies for investors to consider: the "Thrifty 50" versus the "Iffy 50."

  • China Ca$h May Flood U.S. Markets Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 4:13 PM ET

    Forget about sovereign wealth funds. Thanks to a new Sino-American agreement, a bigger influx of cash could be on its way to U.S. markets -- from Chinese institutional investors.

  • American Money: Park Some Offshore Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 1:41 PM ET

    The rest of the world has not been immune to the economic slowdown, but a five-star fund manager -- ICON International Equity Fund's Scott Snyder -- still has some offshore ideas for American investors.

  • What's Looking Up In a Down Market? Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 1:29 PM ET

    Where's an investor to turn, surrounded by the uncertainty of dismal economic numbers and weak corporate earnings and projections?