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  • Pros Say: Bear Market Rallies = New Reality Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 1:47 PM ET

    Lousy sales, weak earnings and more layoffs reigned over Thursday, with glum news from Nokia, Viacom, Merck, AT&T, DuPont, Credit Suisse and retailers across the board. European central banks enacted big rate cuts. And  Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke urged more government efforts to stanch soaring home foreclosures. But CNBC heard from experts who say that while the news will get worse through 2009, markets will periodically rally — and one strategist sees the Dow at 12,000 in 2010.

  • Rally May Take Dow Back to 12,000: Investor Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 5:11 AM ET

    Investors should get ready for a bumper bear-market rally by building a portfolio out of the most beaten-down stocks they can find, like Taylor Wimpy, Trinity Mirror, Clem Chambers, CEO of ADVFN, told CNBC.

  • Pros Say: Fed Moves Can Kill Recession (UPDATED) Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 4:46 PM ET

    President-elect Barack Obama nominated Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM) for commerce secretary Wednesday, the same day that United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger announced the UAW would make huge concessions in order to help the Big 3 automakers nail government bailout funds. CNBC heard from experts who said the drop in gasoline prices bodes well for the first quarter and Ben Bernanke just may save us from a severe recession. (UPDATED)

  • Hot Options Trading: What It Says for SanDisk Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 12:09 PM ET

    SanDisk shares are moving nearly 15 percent higher Wednesday, as talk of a renewed buyout bid by Toshiba hits the trading desks. Here's my take on it...

  • Stock Picker: My Best Contrarian Play Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 10:12 AM ET

    Don't buy the stocks that others are buying, says Craig Callahan, founder and president of ICON Advisers. He says investors should target what others are selling — like consumer discretionary stocks.

  • Stocks Rally to the Finish Line Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 4:41 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Tuesday as investors scooped up bargains and were encouraged by news that General Electric will keep its dividend intact.

  • Stocks Rebound Amid Bargain Hunting Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 2:33 PM ET

    Stocks rose sharply Tuesday as investors scooped up beaten-down stocks after the prior session's selloff that saw the Dow give back 700 points.

  • Stock Picker:  No Place Like Home (Builders) Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 2:13 PM ET

    It was real estate that led the market into recession, and David Goldberg of UBS thinks it's getting ready to lead it out.  He admits that fundamentals for homebuilding companies are low, and likely to remain so for at least the next nine months.  This, he believes, is the time to buy on valuation.

  • Najarian on Options: A Bullish Move on BP Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 1:32 PM ET

    BP is seeing bullish options activity today after the company reaffirmed its commitment to dividends and capital expenditures.

  • Stock Picker:  Ride the Bat Out Of Hell Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 11:37 AM ET

    These days, just about every stock picker in the business will tell you to be in the market for the long term.  Broadleaf Partners president and chief investment officer Doug MacKay is no exception, but he's willing to go out on a limb for an investor who absolutely must have some short-term gains.

  • Stocks Bounce Back After Sharp Selloff Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 11:07 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Tuesday, clawing back some of what they lost Monday, when the Dow shed nearly 700 points.

  • Futures Rise as Banks Recoup Some Losses Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 7:42 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open for Wall Street on Tuesday after Monday's plunge and despite more bad news from the banking sector.

  • Holland's Bear Advice: Buy the Survivors Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 3:57 PM ET

    The red ink started to flow with Monday's opening bell on Wall Street.  Holland & Co.'s Mike Holland urged investors to stay with the best names as the best strategy to survive the bear market.

  • Analyst Picks: Three Resilient Retailers Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 3:55 PM ET

    We all have our heroes.  David Schick's hero is the American consumer, scaling back and scooping up bargains to survive soaring gas prices, plunging employment, and crunching credit.  The reasons behind two of his stock picks are clear; the reasons behind his third stock pick, less so.

  • Ford Options Rev on Possible Volvo Deal Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 3:43 PM ET

    Automakers have rallied in recent days as prospects for a government bailout appeared to improve, but Ford is the only one trading higher today.

  • BlackRock's Doll:  Win With Last Week's Laggards Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 8:21 AM ET

    The Thanksgiving-week rally took the markets up 10 percent, and with a 28-percent gain, financials outperformed just about everything else.  BlackRock's Bob Doll sees investors cashing in on those gains this week, and recommends a move to more defensive stocks.

  • Stocks Have Best 5 Days in 75 Years Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 3:15 PM ET

    Stocks rose again in light post-Thanksgiving trading, logging their best five-day streak in 75 years. U.S. financial markets closed Friday at 1 p.m. ET.

  • Tech, Energy & Retail Stocks Take a Hit Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 12:06 PM ET

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

  • 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)