Stocks Praxair Inc

  • Markets rebounded after a lower open Friday. How should investors be positioned? David Spika, VP and investment strategist at WHG Funds, and Christian Thwaites, president and CEO of Sentinel Asset Management, shared their insights and sector and stock picks.

  • Dividend investors might have something to cheer about this year as the number of dividend increases is back on the rise. 

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    Ten years ago, investors were debating between new economy and old economy stocks.  Looking back, it is the old economy stocks that outperformed.  Are there lessons learned over the past decade, that can help us determine some potential investments for the new decade?

  • We’re about halfway through the "dividend season" but two strategists say it’s not too late to cash in. Joseph Keating, CIO of Private Asset Management at RBC Bank, and Don Taylor, portfolio manager of Franklin Rising Dividend Funds, offered their best dividend plays.

  • Plus, Cramer makes the call on the insurance, chemicals and natural gas sectors.

  • Commodity producer Rio Tinto up 20 percent pre-open, laying off 14,000 globally, reducing capital expenditures, and revise production expectations for copper, iron ore and aluminum downward.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • The industrial gases sector is shielded from cyclical effects and the four sector majors can generate earnings growth of around 10 percent between 2007 and 2011, Jean-Paul Sabbagh, equity research analyst at Oddo Securities, said.

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    By anyone's reckoning, it was a rough week.  Crude oil continued its relentless climb; banks and brokerages gave hints of more discouraging news; government data pointed to a weak economy; even strong companies like Nike, Oracle, and Research In Motion issued cautious guidance; and Federal Reserve policymakers, widely perceived as powerless to help, left interest rates unchanged.  But all week, even through the worst of the market's sell-offs, CNBC guests offered

  • Where some stock-market investors see losses, Eric Schoenstein sees discounts.  His four-star Jensen Portfolio is up an average of 4.7 percent per year over the last three years, and he's singled out some stocks he finds exceptionally promising and very reasonably priced.

  • Not yet. But here's the best way to play its coming.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Most business news this week took a back seat to oil's relentless climb, but there were still some notable moments. And CNBC guests had plenty of stocks to recommend for worried investors.

  • Robert Millen, co-portfolio manager of the four-star Jensen Portfolio Fund, puts the words "quality" and "growth" together and comes up with some potential profits for your portfolio.

  • To give investors an edge, CNBC asked the market experts where investors should be placing their bets now.

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    The Federal Reserve cut the fed funds rate by three-quarters of a point, to 2.25 percent. CNBC asked the experts how investors should adjust their portfolios. Here's what they said.

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    It's a familiar refrain from strategists and fund managers, especially these days:  Think long-term.  Jensen Investment Management chairman Robert Millen and David Katz, chief investment officer of Matrix Asset Advisors, think that's the only way to go. 

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    When the economy rebounds, where's your portfolio going to be? UBS says that's a question to answer right now. The bank released what it calls its "'New' Nifty Fifty," a list of 50 companies from around the world that can use today's troubling market conditions to position themselves to thrive when the economy rebounds. (PART 2)

  • It seems everyone and their mother has a Fed decision trade. An analyst at Citigroup recommends clients buy industrial gas stocks such as Praxair (PX), Air Products (APD) and PPG Industries (PPG). Find out why?

  • Office supplies maker Avery Dennison said on Thursday it would buy clothing label maker Paxar for $1.3 billion, in a bid to expand in the fragmented retail information and brand identification market. 1st paragraph of story should go here