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"I think there's lots of good ideas in a market that's difficult," George Shipp of Scott & Stringfellow told CNBC. He spoke at the end of a difficult week, following the release of difficult jobs data, with the economy and the market still facing difficult credit challenges.
Today's disaster du jour comes from Intel, the world's largest chipmaker, reducing gross margin expectations for the first quarter by a couple of percentage points. The company now expects gross margins of about 54 percent, compared to its original forecast of 56 percent.
A fresh wave of economic worry swept across Wall Street, aggravated by a spike in wholesale prices, dismaying corporate results, and oil trading above $100 a barrel.
Stocks are tumbling. Bonds yields are falling faster than Hillary Clinton's poll numbers. And fears are growing that the commodities bubble could burst. What to do?
The economy's worsening. So's inflation. And the stock market is tanking. What to do? CNBC asked market experts for their best investment advice. Here are some of their picks.
What stocks does a five-star fund manager think about on a less-than-stellar day? It's a good question for Tom Ognar, manager of Wells Fargo's Advantage Growth Fund. He offered CNBC his investment "game plan."
Dell posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit and cautioned that customers may rein in spending, sending its shares lower in extended trading.
Schwab portfolio manager Paul Alan Davis and David Sowerby of Loomis Sayles have found some potential shooting stars in technology and health care.
It's clear that Michael Dell's honeymoon period is over, and that investors are looking for tangible results from the turnaround strategy he has implemented since returning to his namesake company as CEO. The question though is whether this is merely a dead-cat bounce, or whether Dell is truly beginning to turn things around.
The trade ahead of Dell earnings Thursday. Michael Dell has been back for a year now. Is his house finally in order?
Harbor Advisory's chief investment officer Jack DeGan has no doubts that these are challenging times. He's got some tough stocks to ride out the rough weather with.
Time to sort through the Fast Money in-box and answer more of your questions. Paul writes, “What is keeping downward pressure on Microsoft (MSFT) and what will it take to break out?
As the trading week gets underway Monday, CNBC asked the pros how to keep your stock portfolio in the green.
Five-star fund manager Barry James is known for his bearish views. He's correctly predicted bear markets. He's not bearish now -- not, at least, near-term.
For the short week ending Friday, February 22, 2008, it was hard not to get whiplash. The Dow and the S&P managed to turn in a positive performance for the week with a stunning late-day reversal on Friday, led by news of a bail out for Ambac Financial (ABK). The NASDAQ approached October 2006 lows, but ended Friday positive for the day, and down only slightly for the week.
EU and U.S. senior officials said on Friday they would crack down on counterfeiting of computer components after they seized over 360,000 fake items in just two weeks in a joint operation at the end of last year.
Stocks closed lower as a pullback from $100-a-barrel oil clipped energy stocks and weak economic reports added to investor fears that a recession is looming.
Stocks added to losses as a fall from $100-a-barrel oil clipped energy stocks and weak economic reports added to investor fuels that a recession is looming.
U.S. stocks opened higher Thursday, led by technology shares after some good news for RIM and Cisco, but the market pared gains after a report from the Philadelphia Federal Reserve unexpectedly declined.
How to trade around oil's new high, what to expect after HPQ lifted the tech sector and playing soft drinks in a soft economy. Here's the Word on the Street.