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  • In 2010, invest in stocks that have international exposure. That was the advice from Jeff Krumpelman, lead manager of the dividend growth team at Hillard Lyons Capital Management, and Ken Croft, CIO of Croft Value Fund. They shared their top stock picks for the new year with investors.

  • Best & Worst of the Decade

    Following the sizzling 1990s (the markets’ best decade ever), stocks have had a disappointing decade overall, fizzling in the 2000s.  Here are the best and worst of the Dow.

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    A popular investment strategy suggests buying the ten Dow Jones Industrial Average components with the highest yielding dividends. Here is the list going into 2010.

  • Even into what is a historically weak quarter for the sector.

  • With technology companies busier than usual during this time of the year, which stocks can make you money in 2010? David Garrity, principal of GVA Research, and Roger Kay, president and founder of Endpoint Technologies, shared their views.

  • U.S. stocks finished the week mixed, with the S&P and the Dow posting modest losses, while the NASDAQ Composite managed a gain of 0.98%. 

  • If you think about the Oracle earnings release, it might be even more impressive than it seems. Consider that it has been more than a year since its last acquisition of any real significance, and yet the company was able easily to beat top line forecasts.

  • This should be an intriguing report from Oracle tonight after the bell, and potentially the best argument yet that this sleeper and not-so-gentle-giant is poised for a break-out.

  • The Nasdaq has risen over 40 percent year to date with the help of technology stocks. Bob Turner, CIO and portfolio manager of Turner Investment Partners, said the sector is likely to lead the trend in 2010. He also shared his stock picks with CNBC.

  • U.S. stocks finished the week mixed to flat, with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average posting modest gains on Friday, following stronger-than expected retail sales and a boost in consumer confidence early this month.   

  • Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at John Thomas Financial and David Stepherson, senior portfolio manager at Hardesty Capital Management told investors how to prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.

  • Markets climbed on Thursday after a report showed jobless claims rose but the number of people seeking extended benefits declined. Will stocks continue to rise throughout the year-end? Neil Hennessy, portfolio manager and CIO of Hennessy Funds, and Jack Ablin, Executive VP and CIO of Harris Private Bank, shared their outlooks.

  • Markets tumbled on Tuesday, exacerbated by worries about the recovery, sending investors fleeing to safety. David Wright, portfolio manager at Sierra Core Retirement Fund, and Lee Eugene Munson, CIO of Portfolio Asset Management, shared their market insights.

  • The S&P closed lower on Tuesday as negative developments in global credit markets rekindled interest in the dollar, which in turn took down the commodities trade.

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    Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers is in a good mood, and he should be. Even though the stock is down fractionally today, Chambers was able to reiterate his company's long term growth outlook of 11 to 17 percent, something he said he wouldn't do until there were noticeable and sustainable signs of an economic turnaround.

  • Markets fell on Tuesday as the strengthening U.S. dollar chased buyers from equity markets. How should investors prepare their portfolios? Ken Croft, CIO and portfolio manager of Morningstar 5-star-rated Croft Value Fund, shares his investment strategy and stock picks.

  • The Fast Money traders are closely watching the action in the dollar and what it's doing to commodity stocks across the board.

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    Look for President Obama to sign climate change legislation into law in April, a barrage of carbon footprint commercials on TV, a sustainability label from Walmart and the election of green governors.

  • U.S. stocks posted modest gains this week, following a better-than-expected jobs report on Friday, which boosted hopes for an economic recovery and stabilization in the labor market. 

  • Tech investors are scrambling to figure out which end is up after Apple broke its 50-day move average while Cisco and Juniper action seemed very bullish.