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After spending the first half of the year as a bear, Noah Blackstein finds himself overcome by optimism -- and for stock-picking purposes, it's about technology.
Stocks kicked off September with a rally, inspired by the more than $7 drop in oil prices and a surge in the dollar.
Anxiety over Hurricane Gustav is fading, oil prices are falling, and Brent Wilsey of Wilsey Asset Management says it's time for stock-market investors to get into the action.
Stocks shot out of the gate Tuesday as the price of oil plunged more than $7 and the dollar surged.
As the storm called Gustav heads for America's Gulf Coast, Susquehanna Financial Group gaming, lodging, and leisure analyst Robert LaFleur says casinos in the region are better prepared to weather the storm than they were when Hurricane Katrina came ashore.
There's still a lot of real estate between the storm called Gustav and the offshore oil and gas rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, but Randy Frederick is already thinking past the storm -- to the challenge of fixing up and cleaning up.
Gary Stefanski's school color is orange, but he spends a lot of time looking for green. He's portfolio manager of the investment club at Syracuse University. The portfolio currently runs about $155,000.
Russian gas stocks like Gazprom, Lukoil are Rosneft are very attractive at current valuations, but only for investors ready to make a risky play, James Bevan, chief investment officer at CCLA Investment Management, told CNBC Friday.
With Gustav apparently heading for America's oil and gas fields in the Gulf of Mexico, Eric Marshall says there are some swiftly-developing long-term opportunities for investors.
Five-star fund manager David Scott says a couple of stocks that are trading at the top of their range still deserve serious consideration by investors. One of the stocks is in oil services and the other, in cyber-security.
Gabe Hilmoe is getting an early start on the stock market. He's portfolio manager of the Henry Fund at the University of Iowa, and he's got some strong ideas about equity investments.
Nancy Tooke argues that investors can find big things in small-cap stocks, and she has a couple of names she thinks will bear that out.
Technology has been a tough call lately, and no one knows that better than J. & W. Seligman's Richard Parower. He finds some security in securities of companies that deal in, well, security.
You're never too young to pick stocks, and 21-year-old Laura Bordelon is living -- and investing -- proof. She's portfolio manager of the Green and Gold Fund, although she's just started her senior year at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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.