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  • How to Play The S&P By Revenues Thursday, 13 Nov 2008 | 5:07 PM ET

    S&P 500 companies have seen big changes in their market caps. Maybe it makes more sense to play them by their revenues -- and now you can, via these new ETFs.

  • Options Action Bets on Las Vegas Sands Thursday, 13 Nov 2008 | 3:24 PM ET

    Las Vegas Sands just announced new cutbacks and 11,000 layoffs, but the beaten-down casino operator may finally be ready for a bounce. We see more than 22,000 calls trading against 5,000 puts in LVS. The call activity already exceeds yesterday's action...

  • Stock Picks: Three 'Historic Opportunities' Thursday, 13 Nov 2008 | 11:24 AM ET

    "Earnings are cheap," CastleArk Management's Jerry Castellini told CNBC.  "Why not take advantage of it?"

  • Options Action: Volatility Rises for GE Thursday, 13 Nov 2008 | 7:39 AM ET

    Options traders seem to think General Electric is in for some turbulent times, according to one options analyst.

  • Video: Maria Bartiromo's Market Message Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | 7:04 PM ET

    Maria Bartiromo discusses Wednesday's top business and financial stories, and looks ahead to tomorrow.

  • Time to Think Smaller — And Be Bolder Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | 11:14 AM ET

    David Sowerby of Loomis Sayles says the market is close to a bottom, and investors in stocks should "be bold." He offered CNBC his top three stock picks.

  • Options Trading: Clues to Best Buy's Fate Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | 10:27 AM ET

    The pessimistic forecast from Best Buy this morning, which sent its shares tumbling in pre-market trading, was foreshadowed by some heavy options activity: Last Thursday we noted that OptionMonster's Heat Seeker system showed that some 22,000 puts had changed hands in the electronics retailer...

  • Stocks for Healthcare's Shifting Landscape Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 2:55 PM ET

    Healthcare reform may take longer than its proponents had hoped, but it's coming, and Arthur Henderson of Jefferies has pinpointed some stocks that stand to gain traction.

  • 5-Star Fund Manager Looks Past Oil's Slide Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 12:30 PM ET

    Where does a five-star fund manager look for opportunity in a down market?  Jerry Jordan of the Jordan Opportunity Fund focuses on energy.

  • Stock Picker: 'Now Is the Time' to Shop Fire Sales Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 12:13 PM ET

    Pessimists look at the market and see the glass more than half empty.  Jeff Auxier of Auxier Asset Management sees quality stocks selling at fire-sale prices.

  • Stock Picker:  Think Large-Cap, Long-Term Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 10:38 AM ET

    The faltering economy makes fixed-income investments look mighty tempting, but Jeff Layman of BKD Wealth Advisors is advising investors not to overlook badly-battered blue-chip stocks. 

  • Stock Picker Plays the Pentagon Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 2:41 PM ET

    It sounds like the ultimate in defensive investing:  Buying the stocks of defense contractors.

  • Pet Health Care: Investors' Best Friend Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 11:58 AM ET

    Ladenburg Thalmann's Nancy Hull has found a business that hasn't been badly bitten by the recession.  It's the business of pet medications.

  • Stock Picker: Buy Sustainability — Not Dips Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 10:32 AM ET

    "Buy the dips"? Not according to Michael Yoshikami, who says investors need to buy companies with "sustainable businesses," which sell "very boring things," that are well managed and that have good cash flow.

  • Stocks Rally but End Week Down 4% Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | 6:14 PM ET

    Stocks bounced back after a two-day selloff as traders shrugged off a bigger job loss than expected. It was a welcome reprieve after the bloodbath of the last two days but wasn't enough to dig out stocks completely and the Dow ended down 4 percent on the week.

  • Dow Shaves Off 100 Points as Obama Speaks Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | 4:03 PM ET

    Stocks bounced back after a two-day selloff as traders shrugged off a bigger job loss than expected. However, a larger-than-expected loss from General Motors clipped some of the Dow's gains as did the first press conference with President-Elect Barack Obama.

  • Stock Picker: 'Boring is Beautiful' Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | 3:41 PM ET

    Peter Andersen has a succinct theme for his stock market choices in this fragile market: Tobacco, cans and bottles.  The Congress Asset Management portfolio manager offered three stock picks.

  • Stocks Bounce Back but GM Clips Gains Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | 1:58 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded after a two-day selloff as traders shrugged off a bigger job loss than expected.  The 240,000 drop in payrolls was a dismal indication of the economic situation but a lot of that was priced in during the selloff of the past two days, when the Dow lost 10 percent.

  • 9 Solid Stocks for Rebuilding Your Portfolio Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | 11:48 AM ET

    Now is the time for long-term investors to jump in and build a portfolio of recognizable, brand-name companies, Robert Pavlik Chief Investment Officer Oaktree Asset Management told CNBC.

  • The One Stock That's 'Working' Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | 11:47 AM ET

    Stuart Frankel's Steve Grasso buys what's been working. "People are looking at this market as, 'What's gotten beaten down? Let's buy those bargains. But I'm looking at it as, 'What has worked, in this horrendous landscape for stocks?'