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  • Stock Picker: Old Cars, New Opportunity Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | 10:44 AM ET

    Detroit's nightmare could be a dream come true for auto-repair stocks, according to Anthony Cristello of BB&T Capital Markets.

  • Dr. Doom: Short Treasurys, Buy Hard Assets Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | 8:34 AM ET

    The editor and publisher of the "Gloom, Boom, and Doom Report" says the best place for investments these days is in hard assets, but he has some suggestions for stock-market investors, too.

  • Futures Rise Slightly in Low Volume Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | 8:09 AM ET

    U.S. stock market futures pointed to a slightly higher open for Wall Street as many investors were still away and with thin trading in Europe and Asia.

  • Top Picks: Education, Energy, Infrastructure Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | 7:54 AM ET

    As we end a rather nasty 2008 and head into a new year that doesn't hold much optimism, Jared Levy, senior market specialist at Financial Markets Education sees investment potential in education, infrastructure and energy.

  • Sector Picks: The Coming Leaders Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | 11:33 AM ET

    Jim Iuorio of TJM Institutional Services says he's glad to see the holiday calm settle over the markets, and he's spotted some sectors he believes will lead the markets out of the abyss.

  • Retail Analyst: Discounter Stocks Rule Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | 10:16 AM ET

    Shoppers headed back to the malls on the day after Christmas in what shaped up as a second Black Friday for retailers.  So which retail stocks look the most promising — in the midst of a particularly unpromising holiday shopping season?

  • A 'Cheap Shot' on YRC Worldwide Options Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | 8:16 AM ET

    Trading volume in the commercial transport company's stock was nearly 63 percent higher than its daily average, with 4.4 million shares changing hands Wednesday.

  • Supertex Shares Soar on Ownership Filing Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 1:05 PM ET

    Supertex is up nearly 14 percent Wednesday on heavy trading volume, after Microchip Technology filed papers declaring 5.4 percent ownership in the circuit manufacturer late last night.

  • Stock Picker: I'm a Man Of Steel Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 11:25 AM ET

    Where does Mark Parr of KeyBanc Capital Markets see investment opportunity in the stock market? See his five top stock picks.

  • Eye on Options: Cypress Bioscience Gets a Lift Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 7:38 AM ET

    Cypress Bioscience saw unusual trading Tuesday, both in options and the stock itself.

  • Dow Logs 5th Straight Drop, Led by GM, Banks Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 5:16 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Tuesday, as a quick mood booster from an upbeat consumer sentiment reading wore off, and the drag of GM and financials set in.

  • Options Traders Target Microsoft Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 3:37 PM ET

    Traders are decidedly bullish on Microsoft options Tuesday after a positive report from Oppenheimer. The average daily volume in November for MSFT was 80,000 calls per day, but 49,000 contracts changed hands in the first hour of trading today alone.

  • Strategist: Wise Up — Buy Stocks! Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 2:52 PM ET

    Public perception and reality are often at odds, and Neil Hennessy sees that to be the case in the stock market today.  He urged investors to step back, realize that they can't make money buying Treasurys, and get their money flowing back into stocks.

  • Stocks Slide, Led by GM, Financials Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 12:43 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Tuesday as the market mood got a boost from an improvement in consumer sentiment.

  • Options Traders Bet Heavy on Medical Devices Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 12:20 PM ET

    Options traders Tuesday are betting on more upside in medical technology company Stryker. Following heavy volume yesterday, SYK continues to see activity at the January 40 calls...

  • Stock Pickers: Govt. Building 'Bridge' To Growth Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 11:45 AM ET

    Riverfront Investment Group's Rod Smyth characterizes the current efforts of the Federal Reserve and the Treasury as "one huge bridge...trying to take us from this recession that we're in, into the next expansion."  Mike Holland of Holland & Co. agrees — and says some investment opportunities are also being built.

  • Three Telecom Stocks for The Long Term Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 11:07 AM ET

    Telecommunications stocks have taken a beating of late. But Michael Kovacocy of Daiwa Institute of Research Europe says steep price dives has pushed telecom shares into "deep value territory." He offered CNBC his insights — and favorite stock plays.

  • Consumers' Mood Improves Market Mood Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 10:07 AM ET

    Stocks advanced Tuesday as the market mood got a boost from an improvement in consumer sentiment.

  • Eye on Options: Valero Sees a Spike Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 7:34 AM ET

    Valero Energy is seeing some heavy options trading, as put activity Monday more than tripled the daily average volume.

  • Futures Rise, but Volume Stays Low Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 5:52 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street Tuesday as volumes dwindled in world markets ahead of Wednesday's shortened trading session and Thursday's Christmas holiday.