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  Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | 10:13 AM ET

Richest Dividend Stocks (Pt. 2)

Posted By: JeeYeon Park

Jeffery Saut, chief investment strategist at Raymond James, and Allan Nichols, equities strategist at Morningstar, shared their insights on dividend stocks.

Nichols says there generally is “more stability internationally” than in the U.S., especially in the big cap names.

Saut recommends:

Linn Energy – “It has an 11 percent dividend.”

Magellan Midstream

Schering Plough – “Has a 7 percent dividend yield even though the shares have rallied from about 150 in March, to roughly $200 a share right now.”

Saut cautioned investors about the financial sector. “We have avoided financials for years. I haven’t been able to figure out the bank accounting for the past seven, eight years -- so we’ve totally avoided them.”

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  Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 4:45 PM ET

Three New Energy ETFs You Should Know

Posted By: CNBC.com
CNBC 101: New Energy ETFs
CNBC's Bob Pisani has the latest on new energy ETFs.

ETFs (exchange-traded funds) are gaining as ways to play energy and commodities.

Trader Talk blogger Bob Pisani reported on three new Powershares energy ETFs that investors should know:

- Global Wind

- WilderHill Clean Energy

- Global Nuclear Energy

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  Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 3:42 PM ET

Long Buys: Gen Y Stocks (Pt. 4)

Posted By: Andrew Fisher

Generation Y has some unique investment opportunities around the world, according to James Moffett.

The chairman of Scout Investment Advisors singles out companies based in Ireland, Brazil, and Finland as major opportunities for younger investors with longer time horizons.

Recommendations:

Moffett's list begins with Anglo-Irish Bank.

"They're a sound, old-fashioned bank, in the sense that their credit culture is good, they look for collateral and cash flow on their loans, and so far, their earnings have held up," he told CNBC. "They're available at four times earnings."

He also likes Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer.

"They're making more planes and...their earnings are expected to be up this year," he said. "That's where the action is in the aircraft business: The regional jets that are flying nonstop point-to-point, as opposed to the bigger jets doing hub-and-spoke."

And last, but not least, there is Nokia, the global giant of mobile communications.

"That's your basic cell-phone company," he said. "They keep coming through with new products...their earnings are coming through...they're at 12 times earnings, which for them is a historically cheap P/E ratio."

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  Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 1:17 PM ET

Video: Aussie Stocks are Jumpin'

Posted By: CNBC.com
Top Aussie Picks
With Aussie stocks trading at levels not seen in over two years, Don Williams, fund manager at Platypus Asset Management & Greg Canavan, head of economic research and securities analysis at Fat Prophets reveal which stocks are the best plays, with CNBC's Oriel Morrison.

The fire down under: Australian stocks are trading at their highest levels in more than two years.

Don Williams, fund manager at Platypus Asset Management, and Greg Canavan, head of economic research and securities analysis at Fat Prophets, offered CNBC their favorite stocks.

Disclosures:

Disclosure information was not immediately available for either Don Williams, Greg Canavan or their respective companies.

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  Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 11:53 AM ET

Stock Picks: Timber, the Grid & Cisco (Pt. 1)

Posted By: Andrew Fisher

Basic materials and the power to use them offer strong opportunities for investors, according to Kent Croft.

He's also enthusiastic about a familiar technology name.

His five-star Croft Value Fund is up an average of 12.37 percent per year over the last five years.

Recommendations:

His basic-materials theme focuses on timber.

"We think there's a number of stocks there -- Weyerhaeuser, Plum Creek, Potlatch, where the...values of the timber assets are not being realized in the share price," he said. "These companies...look very cheap, especially on a long-term basis."

Croft also likes what he sees as the under-appreciated companies likely to be involved in the rehabilitation of the nation's electric grid.

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  Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 11:52 AM ET

Stock Picks: Timber, the Grid & Cisco (Pt. 2)

Posted By: Andrew Fisher

Basic materials and the power to use them offer strong opportunities for investors, according to Kent Croft.

He's also enthusiastic about a familiar technology name.

His five-star Croft Value Fund is up an average of 12.37 percent per year over the last five years.

Recommendations:

Croft likes what he sees as the under-appreciated companies likely to be involved in the rehabilitation of the nation's electric grid.

"Half the grid, or 1.1 million miles of it, was constructed between 1948 and 1970, and that equipment has basically a 40- to 50-year useful life," he said. "We're having increasing strains on the grid; we think (there are) certain companies that will have good growth rates going forward: General Cable, Quanta Services, and ABB."

Croft also fits Cisco Systems into his scheme.

"Broadband capacity...is going to continue to be used up and be constrained, and Cisco's at the heart of all that," he said. "We think it's a very reasonable long-term investment right now."

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  Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 9:41 AM ET

Hot Hotel Stocks

Posted By: JeeYeon Park

Although the travel and leisure industry has greatly suffered over the past year due to cutbacks in consumer spending, analyst David Katz at Oppenheimer still feels optimistic about some hotel stocks.

Recommendations

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide -–“Half of their hotel business comes from outside the United States, the growth is robust.”

Marriott International and Intercontinental Hotels --Marriott and Intercontinental "are driven by swaths of the United States, particularly in the moderate price ranges.”

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  Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 5:25 PM ET

IPhone Games: Victors and Challengers

Posted By: Krystina Gustafson

The new iPhone's quick downloading capabilities will benefit video game vendors whose libraries can be readily adapted to the technology, said David Garrity, director of research at Dinosaur Securities.

Investors should look to the obvious gaming companies such as Electronic Arts and Nintendo, but they should also turn toward China, which has a larger demographic of cellphone gamers than the U.S., Garrity said.

One good pick is Perfect World , a Chinese company that trades on the Nasdaq, he said.

But Garrity thinks the real trade lies with Nokia's N81 phone, which has not yet been released. The phone will have a "Comes with Music" feature, which offers Nokia users three of the four major music labels' full libraries for one year when they buy a handset, he said.

Nokia, which has 40 percent of the whole market, also has more of a global reach than Apple , Garrity said.

"Apple has to consider what Nokia brings to bear into the extent that Nokia has the scale in the global handset market," he said. "If we look globally, I wouldn't count Nokia out."

Disclosures

Disclosure information was not immediately available for Garrity or his company.

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  Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 5:07 PM ET

Stocks That Gain on Hurricanes

Posted By: JeeYeon Park

As the hurricane season draws near, James Altucher, founder of stockpickr.com, sees great opportunities for investors.

Altucher claims to have scanned every single stock in the S&P after each major hurricane and says that every one of the following four stocks were up.

Recommendations

Hill Rom -– “They make a lot of furniture and software for hospitals and do well after a hurricane.”

Campbell Soup -– “People are evacuated to the school gym after a hurricane and they have to eat something. Of all the food companies, Campbell Soup raised guidance. They just announced that they are buying back $1.2 billion worth of stock. So this is a good company.”

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  Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 4:37 PM ET

Video: Inflation-Proof Your Portfolio

Posted By: CNBC.com
Inflation Fighters
Protecting your portfolio from inflation, with Joseph Heider, if Dawson Wealth Management, and Ernest Hathaway, of the Financial Strategies Institute

Inflation-proof your portfolio: These two say it can be done.

Joseph Heider, president of Dawson Wealth Management, and Ernest Hathaway, principal at the Financial Strategies Institute, offered CNBC their inflation investment strategies.

Disclosures:

Disclosure information was not available for Heider, Hathaway or their respective companies.

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