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The market soared more than 250 points Monday morning, and CNBC asked the experts how investors can best ride this rally.
Ann Gilpin, beverage analyst at Morningstar, isn't afraid of soaring commodity prices or tepid consumer spending. "As we go into any kind of consumer slowdown, [alcohol] stocks should hold up relatively well," she maintains. Gilpin explained her confidence to CNBC -- and offered her top stock picks.
Homebuilder DR Horton tried to kill two birds with one stone this past weekend: unloading inventory and cleaning up the image of the housing market -- at least in a few towns in Southern California. The company held a first-come, first-served “Un-Auction."
The bottom: If not now, when? It's the question that traders, fund managers, analysts and investors were all asking, all week.
Ahead of the weekend, CNBC asks the experts where investors should place their bets.
The pharmaceutical sector faces the looming "patent cliff" -- but Credit Suisse's Catherine Arnold finds lots of opportunities in the sector for the careful investor.
Peter Klein of Fifth Third Asset Management sees investors running away from a lot of stocks, when they should be running toward them. Click to see his picks.
The U.S. economy is in a recession, says David Khani, FBR Capital Markets director of research, but the market has pretty much played out its worry about it.
Commodity prices are soaring and biofuel use is putting even more pressure on grains in particular. Can Big Food firms continue to thrive? Yes, says Alexia Howard, senior research analyst at Sanford Bernstein. She told CNBC why she remains “bullish on the food group" -- and what stocks to buy.
As food prices surge, America’s supermarkets are also feeling the pain. While consumer food prices are up five percent, wholesale prices have soared a whopping 20 percent.
If a company is involved in the distribution of electricity -- plug that stock right into your portfolio, says Kent Croft. "We like the outlook for electrical grid spending, both here in North America and abroad," the fund manager told CNBC.
Brent Wilsey says he's surprised at what he found when he went looking for investment prospects among housing-industry stocks. The strategist shared his picks with CNBC.
With stagflation in the air, where's an investor to turn? Morningstar's Christine Benz urges a close look at companies that pay dividends.
Northrop Grumman on Wednesday said it had filed a motion asking the Government Accountability Office to dismiss parts of a Boeing protest against the Air Force's decision to award Northrop a $35 billion refueling aircraft contract.
Two words define Randy Bateman's top stock picks, a big word and a small one. The big one is "techno-industrial;" the small one is "small."
Schwab's Vivienne Hsu says she's "defensively optimistic" about the market. Optimistic about technology and industrials; defensive about financials and consumer discretionary. Her favorite stocks? A swimwear manufacturer and a steelmaker.
As stocks suffered through another selloff, CNBC asked for some smart moves for investors.
Wall Street's biggest firms, battered by the breakdown in mortgage and other debt markets,say there's money to be made among the wreckage.
"No one rings the bell at the bottom, but I think I hear a bell ringing," BlackRock's Bob Doll told CNBC.
Where should you put your money in this market? Some of the pros interviewed on CNBC Tuesday like mega caps, regional banks and--yes--garbage.