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"Earnings are cheap," CastleArk Management's Jerry Castellini told CNBC. "Why not take advantage of it?"
Options traders seem to think General Electric is in for some turbulent times, according to one options analyst.
Maria Bartiromo discusses Wednesday's top business and financial stories, and looks ahead to tomorrow.
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.
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...
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.
Where does a five-star fund manager look for opportunity in a down market? Jerry Jordan of the Jordan Opportunity Fund focuses on energy.
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.
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.
It sounds like the ultimate in defensive investing: Buying the stocks of defense contractors.
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.
"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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?'
U.S. stock index futures briefly pared their gains after a report showed more jobs were lost in October than expected. Earlier, futures had bounced after the two-day selloff that followed the U.S. presidential election that saw the Dow log its worst two-day point drop on record.
Morgan Stanley's European research team issued a call to invest in stocks in its latest strategy piece, as quantitative models measuring valuation, risk, fundamentals and capitulation are now all flashing "buy" signals, Ronan Carr from Morgan Stanley told CNBC.