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David Sowerby says investors make the most money when they run against the herd. The chief market analyst of Loomis Sayles says people are gloomy right now -- and that's a buy signal.
There may be an upturn coming, but Michael Farr isn't ready to bet on it just yet. The president of Farr, Miller, and Washington says stocks in companies that produce consumer staples are a lot more promising than those that produce discretionary goods.
U.S. bank Wells Fargo and insurer AFLAC are worth snapping up even though the financial sector has been sold off indiscriminately, because they are steady players that offer strong long-term growth, Jason Pride, director of research from Haverford Trust told CNBC Wednesday.
Cory Scott is a second-semester MBA student at the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. He's already wading into the tricky waters of managing investments. There's about $350,000 in his fund, the student-managed Shollmier Fund, and it's up an average of 7.5 percent per year over the last three years.
A rising U.S. dollar and rising interest rates in emerging markets aren't scaring George Greig away from his global infrastructure plays. "The global growth drivers in this cycle really are investment in infrastructure, capital capacity, industrialization and resources," he told CNBC.
Commodity prices have plunged, but you wouldn't know it from the prices at your local supermarket. Jonathan Feeney of Wachovia Securities thinks that's a good reason to get involved in food company stocks.
Water will eventually be traded like oil and gold and investors should look to utilities right now for safe profit in volatile markets, according to one strategist.
Lehman Bros. investors lost more hope Monday, after a top South Korean regulator cast doubts on state-run Korea Development Bank's interest in buying the Wall Street giant. Roben Farzad of BusinessWeek and Dan Colarusso of Portfolio.com debate whether the CEO should pay the ultimate corporate price.
Patrick Becker Jr. says large-cap stocks are an investor's wisest choices in the current volatile market environment.
Strategist Bill Spiropoulos likes America's new-found fondness for nuclear power -- and he says there's one stock & one ETF that stand to profit.
Morgan Stanley cut its 2008 EPS estimate for the S&P 500. Abhijit Chakrabortti, Morgan Stanley chief global equities strategist, explained his outlook to CNBC.
Larry Mano finds opportunities for investors at the intersection of defense and technology.
Dizzy from all the ETF choices? Jeffrey Kosnett can help -- the Kiplinger's senior editor offered CNBC his top five exchange-traded fund names.
Sean Kraus, senior vice president of Provident Investment Counsel, sees opportunities in retail, healthcare and technology.
The oil sector offers attractive investment opportunities, strategists told CNBC Friday. But both disagreed over whether established oil majors like BP or growth stocks like Suncor were the best way to play the sector.
The Asian banking sector is the place to put your money at the moment, two fund managers told CNBC Friday.
Wenli Tan, Morningstar mutual fund analyst, says playing funds is safer than playing stock directly -- and just might be the way to beat a bear market. Tan offered her top names to CNBC.
The international tobacco market is the way to go for investors who want to keep their money safe in this volatile economy, says Charles Norton, co-portfolio manager at Vice Fund.
Ronald Weiner, president and CEO of the RDM Financial Group, says his two favorite stock picks are in the defense and energy sectors.
Trace Urdan and Dana Telsey agree: Despite the slowdown in most back-to-school stocks, some sectors are looking bullish.