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  • Stock Strategist:  Two Conservative Stocks for 2009 Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | 2:20 PM ET

    The new year is still three weeks away, but Keith Wirtz of Fifth Third Asset Management has a couple of stocks he thinks investors ought to own in 2009.  Both are stocks of conservative companies he likes because of their fundamentals, and are likely to do well as the market recovers. 

  • Stock Analyst:  Go With Pharma, Blue Chips Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | 12:22 PM ET

    Jamie Cox of Harris Financial Group is looking past the current "flight to quality" that has dropped Treasury yields so far, and saying where he thinks the money will be heading when it comes flying back.

  • Charts: Catch European Rally with These Stocks Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | 6:17 AM ET

    The Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 is set for a year-end rally of up to 15 percent and investors can take advantage by picking up stocks like Aegon, Siemens and Heineken, technical analysts told CNBC.

  • Berkshire Hathaway's stake in Burlington Northern Santa Fe is up to 19.83 percent, after Warren Buffett's holding company bought 3.3 million additional shares on Monday and Tuesday.

  • Fortune's Top 10 Stocks For '09 Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 4:58 PM ET

    Fortune Magazine is looking ahead to 2009 with a list of 10 promising stocks. Senior editor Leigh Gallagher says, "When markets return, they return in force. Usually, after a bear market, in the first nine months, the market goes up by an average of 32 percent, so if you wait, you risk missing big momentum."

  • Options Action: China's Ad Stock Frenzy Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 3:23 PM ET

    Focus Media is seeing some heavy options trading as its stock spikes more than 20 percent Wednesday afternoon. Shares in the company, which operates an outdoor advertising network in China, were trading as low as $6.62 just Friday — but have gone as high as $9.18 today...

  • Pros Say: Commodities to Lead Big S&P Rally Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 2:37 PM ET

    Murky signs: Markets had rallied Wednesday morning on the belief that an auto industry bailout was all but certain. But some GOP legislators are opposing the White House deal with congressional Democrats. A top analyst sees financials in critical condition until 2010, but a peer says he's been buying bank stocks and socking them away. And a CNBC guest said commodities are going to lead a 50% S&P rally.

  • Tech Stocks: One To Buy, One To Watch Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 10:38 AM ET

    Michael Yoshikami of YCMNET Advisors has a couple of stocks he's keeping his eye on: one to continue watching, and one as a buying opportunity right now. The sector is technology.

  • Three Stocks With 'Real Growth Potential' Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 10:17 AM ET

    Eric Schoenstein of the Jensen Portfolio says equities remain the best bet in the long run. His advice: "You've got to start thinking more clearly about fundamentals of businesses, quality businesses that have real growth potential, cash flow generation opportunities."

  • Wake up, No Such Thing as a Screaming Buy: CIO Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 6:08 AM ET

    Bonds look more attractive than stocks in the current climate, as share prices may take another dive, and investors should worry about preserving the money they have rather than making any more, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer and partner at Eclectica told CNBC.

  • Options Trading Boils on Infrastructure Buzz Tuesday, 9 Dec 2008 | 4:26 PM ET

    As construction-related names pick up steam with President-elect Obama's infrastructure plans, Century Aluminum is moving higher and seeing increased options activity.

  • Stock Picker: Time To Re-Board Financials Tuesday, 9 Dec 2008 | 11:46 AM ET

    Jeffery Harte of Sandler O'Neill says it's time for investors to stop shunning financials. See his top stock picks.

  • Options Trading: What's Driving Seagate Up? Monday, 8 Dec 2008 | 6:28 PM ET

    Seagate Technology saw major upside action in options Monday, as its shares rose more than 14 percent. Call volume in afternoon trading was FIVE times the average flow of 3,400!

  • Dow Gains 3.5% but Ends Below 9,000 Monday, 8 Dec 2008 | 5:09 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Monday, but ended off session highs, as hopes for an auto bailout and action by world governments helped offset the grim reality of a fresh wave of layoffs.

  • Four Food Stocks to Nourish Your Portfolio Monday, 8 Dec 2008 | 3:42 PM ET

    Christopher Growe, managing director at Stifel Nicolaus told CNBC he sees a few “tasty” food stocks that will help boost portfolios. Here are his top four picks.

  • Options Action: Auto Supplier Rides Bailout Talk Monday, 8 Dec 2008 | 3:19 PM ET

    Goodyear saw a spike in options activity as its stock traded higher on Monday, apparently a positive reflection of progress toward an auto industry bailout in Washington. The action focused on the April 7.5 calls, which lit up OptionMonster's tracking systems, driving the price of those options up $0.50 to $1.50.

  • Stocks Rally, Led by Autos, Financials Monday, 8 Dec 2008 | 3:18 PM ET

    Stocks continued to rally Monday as hopes for an auto bailout and action by world governments helped offset the grim reality of a fresh wave of layoffs.

  • Picking Stocks...Over Bonds Monday, 8 Dec 2008 | 2:43 PM ET

    Seventy percent of Hugh Johnson's portfolio is in stocks — and that's where his money is staying, he says. The chairman and CIO of Johnson Illington Advisors says fixed-income investing has some significant dangers the casual investor may overlook. But CNBC also heard a counterpoint view...

  • Stocks Rally as Stimulus Plans Stir Hope Monday, 8 Dec 2008 | 11:30 AM ET

    Stocks continued to rally Monday as hopes for an auto bailout and action by world governments helped offset the grim reality of a fresh wave of layoffs.

  • BlackRock's Doll: US Stocks Will Be Best of Bunch Monday, 8 Dec 2008 | 8:28 AM ET

    The U.S. stock market is the place to go for investors wanting to come back to shares after a decrease of more than 50 percent, and some timid attempts at rebuilding ravaged portfolios are already taking place, Robert Doll, BlackRock vice-chairman, told CNBC.