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  • Long-Term Picks: Banks, Integrated Oil Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 1:09 PM ET

    Credit continues to crunch. Oil has collapsed. But Jeff Mortimer recommends a bank and an oil giant.  What's going on here?  Hint: The CIO of Charles Schwab Investment Management is thinking long-term.

  • Pros Say: Crucial Opportunity For Oil, Equities Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 1:01 PM ET

    Monday's market is still feeling last week's pain, as lowered earnings outlooks add to the downward pressure from big bank downgrades. And forensic analysts continue to sift through the alleged Bernie Madoff fraud, asking: Can investors get anything back? But CNBC heard from experts who are anticipating an annual Santa Claus rally — and think it's crucial to buy oil stocks and other selected equities now.

  • Stocks Slide as Firms Lower Outlooks Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 12:37 PM ET

    Stocks turned lower Monday as a pair of lowered outlooks arrived just in time for the holidays.

  • Stock Picker: Buy These 4 Financial Stocks Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 11:14 AM ET

    The bad news is, there's going to be a lot more bad news.  The good news is, it's pretty well priced into the market.  That's how Al Frank Asset Management's chief portfolio manager, John Buckingham, sees it.

  • Mother Lode? A Coal Rebound Play Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 10:49 AM ET

    Demand for oil will eventually rebound, say analysts — driving up global coal demand in turn. Geoff Beeston, investment advisor at Lonsec, offered CNBC a coal investment with a "very strong" balance sheet.

  • Futures Mixed in Thin Trade Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 7:35 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open for Wall Street as bad news continued to trickle through before the Christmas holiday.

  • Stocks End Wild Week With Mixed Results Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 4:28 PM ET

    The stock market ended both the day and the week essentially flat, with the twin stimuli of interest rate cuts and an automaker bailout unable to overcome a weakening economy and pessimism about the future of the banking system.

  • Pros Say: Darwinian Pain Good For Strong Companies Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 12:57 PM ET

    On Friday, the auto bailout was announced: General Motors and Chrysler will get up to $17.4 billion in short-term loans from the U.S. in return for deep concessions. Treasury boss Hank Paulson reversed himself, asking for the second half of the TARP fund. Who gets bailed out next — and where does it end? Strategists told CNBC the bailout is going to make things worse; but one airline CEO sees a healthy Darwinian process.

  • Stocks Simmer as Banks Cool Bailout Rally Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 12:18 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Friday after Bush announced details of a rescue plan for auto makers.

  • Stock Picker Shops For Retail Stocks Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 11:23 AM ET

    Brent Wilsey says it's time to go shopping -- for retail stocks.  The president of Wilsey Asset Management even has a shopping list.  "What's happening is that a lot of estimates have come down a lot from 90 days ago, so people think they're going to come down further," he told CNBC.  "A lot of this is built into the stock price already."

  • Option Activity: Apple and Big Banks Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 10:58 AM ET

    Option expiration days are usually volatile days for the stock market, and this week, there has been some unusual activity in HSBC, JPMorgan Chase and Apple.

  • Futures Gain Ahead of Bush Auto Speech Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 8:29 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a cautiously higher open for Wall Street Friday as troubled automakers reportedly are close to an emergency loan deal.

  • Dow Sheds Over 200 as GE, GM Drag Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 5:06 PM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday as worries about General Electric's credit and the fate of the auto industry weighed on the market.

  • Investor Sees Big Value Plays Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 4:35 PM ET

    The current market environment is a value investor’s dream, according to Patrick Becker Jr., co-manager of Becker Capital Management.

  • Retail Stocks Set for Rough Yule, '09 Resurgence Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 2:56 PM ET

    Citi's Kimberly Greenberger is looking for a turnaround in retail stocks sometime in the second half of next year. In the meantime, even the best of retailers are struggling.

  • Pros Say: Oil Will Take Stocks to Heaven Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 2:19 PM ET

    Thursday: U.S. jobless claims eased from a 26-year peak but still showed weakness in the economy. After the Federal Reserve's moves this week, homeowners are scrambling to refinance; the dollar is sliding against the euro. And the second half of the $700 billion TARP bailout fund looks likely to go toward foreclosure relief and economic stimulus. CNBC heard from experts who say crude oil prices are finally correct — and oil, stocks and gold are going to soar.

  • Stocks Wobble After Philly Fed Report Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 1:39 PM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were mixed Thursday as the possibilty of global interest rates at zero increased and deals both broke down and reemerged.

  • Picker: Buy Consumer Stocks (Carefully) Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 12:03 PM ET

    Jack Ablin says consumer stocks are viable, but they must be picked carefully. "We've divided the consumer market into areas that consumers can buy with cash, versus areas that consumers need financing to buy," the chief investment officer of Harris Private Bank told CNBC.  "Clearly, anything that needs financing to buy is out."

  • Commodity Picks for the Brave Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 7:11 AM ET

    For brave investors getting back into stocks, Juerg Zingg, managing partner at Q Investments, says that Xstrata, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton are smart bets in the basic resource sector; while oil services companies like Fugro, Seadrill and Noble Corp. are attractive; and refiners such as Valero and Petroplus look good.

  • Futures Gyrate, Mergers Off Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 5:59 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were mixed Thursday as the possibilty of global interest rates at zero increased and deals both broke down and reemerged.