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  • Stock Picker: Stick With Stable Staples Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 9:44 AM ET

    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.

  • Two Top Financial Stock Picks Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 9:35 AM ET

    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.

  • Stock Picks: MBA Ideas Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 12:28 PM ET

    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.

  • Stock Picker: Infrastructure Will Prevail Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 11:36 AM ET

    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. 

  • Food Stocks That Play Commodity Prices Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 11:28 AM ET

    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.

  • Invest ahead of the Water Futures Market Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 4:28 AM ET

    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.

  • Video: Should Lehman CEO Fuld Be Axed? Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 4:02 PM ET

    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.

  • Five-Star Stock Picker: Size Matters Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 1:36 PM ET

    Patrick Becker Jr. says large-cap stocks are an investor's wisest choices in the current volatile market environment.

  • Stock Picker: How To Play the Nuclear Game Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 1:27 PM ET
    Nuclear Power Plant

    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.

  • Video: Why Did Morgan Stanley Cut S&P Outlook? Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 1:00 PM ET

    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.

  • Pentagon + Silicon = Stock Opportunities Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 12:17 PM ET

    Larry Mano finds opportunities for investors at the intersection of defense and technology.

  • Expert Picks Top Five ETFs Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 4:20 PM ET

    Dizzy from all the ETF choices? Jeffrey Kosnett can help -- the Kiplinger's senior editor offered CNBC his top five exchange-traded fund names.

  • Best-in-Breed Stock Picks Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 12:45 PM ET

    Sean Kraus, senior vice president of Provident Investment Counsel, sees opportunities in retail, healthcare and technology.

  • Buy Big Caps or Growth Plays in Oil Sector? Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 7:51 AM ET

    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.

  • Making Cash in Asian Banks Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 7:06 AM ET

    The Asian banking sector is the place to put your money at the moment, two fund managers told CNBC Friday.

  • Video: Morningstar Anti-Recession Funds Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 2:33 PM ET

    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.

  • Global Tobacco Stocks Sizzle Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 11:20 AM ET

    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.

  • Defense & Energy Stocks in Vogue Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 11:02 AM ET

    Ronald Weiner, president and CEO of the RDM Financial Group, says his two favorite stock picks are in the defense and energy sectors. 

  • Analysts Upbeat on Back-To-School Stocks Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 9:07 AM ET
    Back to school

    Trace Urdan and Dana Telsey agree: Despite the slowdown in most back-to-school stocks, some sectors are looking bullish.

  • Options Take Action on Banks and Amylin Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 8:30 AM ET

    The options market continues to boil on the outlook for the financial sector and market volatility in general, according to Rebecca Darst of Interactive Brokers. And one pharamceutical company is drawing attention as well.