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  • Lucky 13? Bakers' Dozen Stock Picks Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 11:54 AM ET

    Oaktree Asset Management's Robert Pavlik warns investors not to be misled by what appear to be attractive valuations on stocks. 

  • Stock Picker: Time To Buy Value (Pt. 1) Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 11:10 AM ET

    While some investors were standing on the sidelines during the market rally, Alan Lancz was busy buying, with a one-word explanation:  Valuation. (Part One)

  • Stock Picker: Time To Buy Value (Pt. 2) Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 11:09 AM ET

    While some investors were standing on the sidelines during the market rally, Alan Lancz was busy buying, with a one-word explanation:  Valuation. (Part Two)

  • Tech, Energy & Retail Stocks Take a Hit Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 10:52 AM ET

    Stocks declined in this abbreviated post-Thanksgiving session as traders took a breather after four straight days of gains.

  • Options Action: Traders Bet on Potash Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | 4:56 PM ET

    Potash has been beaten down for months but climbed Wednesday, and options are betting that the stock will go higher. The Canadian firm may not be a household name, but it's the world's largest fertilizer company. And its stock has understandably gotten some attention lately...

  • Travel Stocks as a Value Play Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | 4:02 PM ET

    Travel may not seem like an industry on the move, but Jake Fuller of Thomas Weisel Partners has some travel-related stocks on his "buy" list.

  • Stock Plays: Dividends & Debt-Free Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | 2:59 PM ET

    Fort Pitt Capital Group's Charlie Smith has been getting an early start on his holiday shopping — and he has some stock-buy suggestions based on what others have been buying.

  • Tasty Turkey Stocks For Thanksgiving Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | 11:56 AM ET

    Just in time for the holiday weekend, Wilsey Asset Management's Brent Wilsey has some turkey-flavored stock picks.  Three straight days of Wall Street gains just sharpened his appetite.

  • Large Caps: Cheap Hyperinflation Insurance Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | 11:00 AM ET

    Corporate bonds are getting some traction among investment professionals these days. Randall Eley of the Edgar Lomax Company takes the argument a step beyond, and favors putting money back into large-cap stocks.

  • Buy Financials: 'They Are Going to Survive' Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | 10:25 AM ET

    All of a sudden, financial stocks are finding their way back into the investment dialogue. Jordan Posner of Matrix Asset Advisors has a lot to say — and a lot of stock picks.

  • Options Action: Staples 'Puts' Fly After Downgrade Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 3:15 PM ET

    Staples is seeing strong put activity Tuesday, ahead of its quarterly earnings report next week. More than 13,800 puts have changed hands this morning, more than double the daily average in the last 30 days. ... We've followed unusual action in the world's largest office products company before — and harvested some fat profits.

  • Pros Say: Equities Have Bottomed, Market is Schizoid Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 2:18 PM ET

    Home builder D.R. Horton reported a wider quarterly loss Tuesday — yet its shares jumped on U.S. government moves to buoy the financial sector. But home prices and mortgage rates dropped further with no floor in sight. Experts told CNBC the problem is market schizophrenia: equity markets have bottomed but credit markets are still spiralling downward.

  • Stock Picker:  Index Buying is History Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 1:57 PM ET

    The market landscape has changed dramatically, according to Barber Financial Group's Dean Barber.  "Not that you can't be a long-term investor, but I don't think our markets are going to give us that nice little upward trend that we saw for so many years," he told CNBC.  "You have to be more tactical."

  • Forget 'Green' Energy Stocks — For Now Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 12:46 PM ET

    Alternative-energy stocks may be running out of gas, says Jerry Castellini of CastleArk Management.

  • Financials: First In Trouble, First Out Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 12:20 PM ET

    Choosing among banks is a potentially hazardous task for an investor these days — but Jim Hardesty of Hardesty Capital Management says the financial sector will be out front, as the economy and the markets recover.

  • Stock Picker's 'Preferred' Strategy Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 11:56 AM ET

    LPL Financial's Jeffrey Kleintop says one type of investment vehicle is going to "bounce the hardest."

  • Citigroup: Lessons from the Crypt Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 8:00 PM ET

    The U.S. government has rescued Citigroup and the mood at Citi is one of relief and resignation that their world has forever changed. What lessons can we learn across the globe as we watch Citigroup fall under the federal government’s umbrella?  Are the lessons the same in Asia?  America? Everywhere?

  • Four Stock Picks for The Long Haul Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 4:25 PM ET

    David Fording says there are good stock opportunities out there -- if you look for high quality. The co-portfolio manager of the William Blair growth Fund named four stocks for a long-term plan.

  • Pros Say: Banks Will Boom — Beware Hyperinflation! Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 4:03 PM ET

    The U.S. government's plan to inject $20 billion into Citigroup seemed to drive a stock market rally Monday — but failed to reassure analysts overall. CNBC canvassed the experts for their outlooks: Despite the uncertainty, one strategist says financials will lead the recovery — and another sees hyperinflation as the real danger ahead.

  • Options Action: Traders Bullish on Nucor Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 2:44 PM ET

    Options traders are showing bullish activity today in Nucor, the U.S.' largest recycler of steel scrap, which is down 70 percent from its summertime high. So what does this mean for you?