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  • Options Chatter: GE, Wachovia, Morgan and Goldman Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 11:39 AM ET

    What's bubbling in the options market? General Electric and financials, according to one tracker.

  • Energy Stocks: Electrify Your Portfolio Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 11:39 AM ET

    Steve Weeple, head of U.S. equities for Standard Life Investments, has some suggestions about where to find the most energetic equities.

  • Options: GE Downgrade, Goldman Rumors and More Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 9:02 AM ET

    Options were active in GE and Goldman Sachs last week, according to one observer.

  • The Week:  Pickers Think Big, Global, High-Quality Saturday, 14 Jun 2008 | 8:45 AM ET

    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.

  • Fueling Your Portfolio Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 3:54 PM ET

    Refiners have been a tough trade, despite the price of crude. Here's one that could be ready to break out.

  • Five-star Picker Thinks Big and Global Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 12:41 PM ET

    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.

  • Stocks Your Dad Would Love Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 11:48 AM ET

    How are you honoring your father this Father's Day?  With a tie?  A recycled birthday present? How about some stock?

  • Financial Opportunity at Hand Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 7:44 PM ET
    The New York Stock Exchange, on Wall Street, downtown Manhattan.

    Morgan Stanley issued an interesting report on Thursday. They upgraded financials to a neutral weight, and I thought their reasoning was sound and creative.

  • Time To Buy Financials, Picker Says Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 12:07 PM ET

    "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!

  • Chips, Bonds, and Smokes:  Five-Star Picks Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 12:06 PM ET

    One company rode the tech bubble of the 1990s; the other is part of the ill-starred fraternity of bond insurers.  What do they have in common?  Matthew Kaufler of Touchstone Value Opportunities thinks investors ought to give them a look.

  • Stock Picks: Liking Stocks—Just Not Lehman Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 12:04 PM ET

    Barry Ritholtz has had a "sell" on Lehman Brothers for several months.  The latest management turmoil just confirms his view.

  • Don't Run Scared -- Buy Stocks Now! Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 8:41 AM ET

    Now is a good time for investors to jump into deeply discounted stocks across all sectors, Ken Fisher, CEO of Fisher Investments, told "Squawk Box Europe" Thursday.

  • Oppenheimer's Whitney: All Bank Dividends Are At Risk Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 4:49 PM ET

    Investment banks look to raise new capital and calm the turbulent waves they've been riding, but the recovery is still a long way off, says Meredith Whitney, executive direct of equity research at Oppenheimer & Co.

  • 'Non-Toxic' Financial Stock Picks Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 2:24 PM ET

    Ben Steverman cautions investors not to paint financial stocks with a broad brush. He urges investment hunters to look at these "non-toxic" financial stocks.

  • Defensive Stocks for Volatile Days Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 1:48 PM ET

    Defensive plays with unique momentum trends: that's how Keith Wirtz characterizes the two stocks at the top of his list of picks.  Good advice for players in a volatile market.

  • Don't Watch Oil -- Buy Oil Stocks! Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 11:37 AM ET

    Traders of late have tied many investment decisions to the price of oil. Jerry Castellini says it's time to stop worrying about oil prices -- and start buying oil and gas stocks.

  • Red Flags, Not Blue Chips Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 9:35 AM ET

    The SEC has its watch list for troubled financial institutions.  But who watches the watchers?  Answer:  Disclosure Insight.  John Gavin is the president of this organization, and focusing on risks instead of returns, his group has raised red flags over some troubled entities.

  • Oil Services Stocks Are 'Price-Proof' Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 4:01 PM ET

    Phil Orlando sees lower oil prices coming, and some shifts in investors' preferences coming along with them.

  • Hot Utility Stocks (Part 2) Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 2:40 PM ET

    Heat wave:  Paul Fremont, managing director at Jefferies & Co., has some deregulated utility stocks to power your portfolio.

  • Utility Stocks Hotter with Deregulation Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 2:36 PM ET

    Dan Eggers says electric utilities can generate portfolio profit -- when they operate in a deregulated environment.