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  • Stock Picker:  Big Pharma, Big Opportunities Monday, 17 Nov 2008 | 8:15 AM ET

    Health-care reform is not the only thing big pharmaceuticals have to fear, according to Deutsche Bank's Barbara Ryan.  There's also the rapidly-growing dominance of generic prescription drugs.  Still, she likes several big-name companies in the field.

  • Pharma Analyst:  "PBM" Spells "Opportunity" Monday, 17 Nov 2008 | 8:12 AM ET

    Cost containment may spell trouble for much of the health-care sector, but Charles Boorady, healthcare providers analyst for Citigroup, says it's likely to spell success for pharmacy benefits managers.

  • Options Action: Big Timers Move on Chevron Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | 5:27 PM ET

    Many oil companies have held up surprisingly well, despite the falling price of crude — but options traders apparently are not optimistic about the future of Chevron.

  • Stock Picker: These Names Are 'A Steal' Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | 1:24 PM ET

    Eckhart's Peter Costa has three long-term stock picks, giants in their sectors — banking, industrials, and conglomerates — that all begin with G.

  • Stock Picker: Buy Black Ink Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | 10:24 AM ET

    When it comes to where investors should put their money now, Delphi Management's Scott Black is very specific.

  • Hidden Global Value Picks ... Plus Pepsi Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | 9:38 AM ET

    As markets continue to shoot up and then just as quickly tumble, investors should dig deep and find affordable value, Wouter Weijand, chief investment officer of high income equity at Fortis Investments, said Friday.

  • A Little Investment Secret ... It's All About YOU Thursday, 13 Nov 2008 | 10:50 PM ET

    Psssssst ... want to know a little secret that's built investment empires through the years?  Instead of wandering aimlessly and listening to so-called experts telling you how to invest, this piece of advice will give you back control. You get to decide what to do. Really.

  • 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.