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Market Tips: Bonds, Commodities for Your Portfolio

Global stocks were back in the red Thursday after enjoying a two-day rally. As market volatility looks unlikely to ease, experts tell CNBC where the best places are to invest.

The Case for Convertible Bonds

Convertible bonds look attractive to Stephen Davies, CEO of Javelin Wealth Management as they give you equity-like returns on any recovery, while providing some degree of security from a fixed income instrument.

Key Commodities to Include in Your Portfolio

Agriculture commodities and gold should be a part of your portfolio, says Michael Yoshikami, founder, president & chief investment strategist at YCMNET Advisors.

Beware of the "Value Trap"

Paul Pong, MD of Pegasus Fund Managers doubts that P/E ratios are currently reflecting the true values of companies. He also reveals how investors can avoid this "value trap".

Timing Your Entry into the Markets

This year is one for traders, says Arjuna Mahendran, MD & head of investment strategy, Asia at HSBC Private Bank. But for investors who still want to play the market, he reveals when is the best time to enter the markets.

Bullish on Oil Search

Oil Search has good value, says Martin Lakos, associate director at Macquarie Financial Services. He speaks to CNBC about the energy and airline sector.

Micky D's and Rigs Are 'Good Buys'

Michael Yoshikami, founder, president & chief investment strategist at YCMNET Advisors talks about why McDonald's and Transocean are good buys while Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com charts these two companies.

What to Look for When Investing

"Investors need to spend time really focusing on company balance sheets and looking for those businesses that are underleveraged, that have staying power to make it through the current turbulent economic times," Eric Marshall from Hodges Capital Management said.

Marshall likes US steel producer Commercial Metals.

Hot on Investment-Grade Corporate Bonds

"The financial crisis is nowhere near fixed. The US will get substantially worse, Europe as well," said Martin Hennecke from Tyche Group.

Bob Parker from Credit Suisse sees inflation coming back "sooner than 3 years". "We need to start worrying about inflation in the second half of 2010," he added.

Parker suggests investors improve their positions in investment-grade corporate bonds for "most of this year."

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