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  • Large Caps: Cheap Hyperinflation Insurance Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | 11:00 AM ET

    Corporate bonds are getting some traction among investment professionals these days. Randall Eley of the Edgar Lomax Company takes the argument a step beyond, and favors putting money back into large-cap stocks.

  • Buy Financials: 'They Are Going to Survive' Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | 10:25 AM ET

    All of a sudden, financial stocks are finding their way back into the investment dialogue. Jordan Posner of Matrix Asset Advisors has a lot to say — and a lot of stock picks.

  • Options Action: Staples 'Puts' Fly After Downgrade Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 3:15 PM ET

    Staples is seeing strong put activity Tuesday, ahead of its quarterly earnings report next week. More than 13,800 puts have changed hands this morning, more than double the daily average in the last 30 days. ... We've followed unusual action in the world's largest office products company before — and harvested some fat profits.

  • Stock Picker:  Index Buying is History Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 1:57 PM ET

    The market landscape has changed dramatically, according to Barber Financial Group's Dean Barber.  "Not that you can't be a long-term investor, but I don't think our markets are going to give us that nice little upward trend that we saw for so many years," he told CNBC.  "You have to be more tactical."

  • Forget 'Green' Energy Stocks — For Now Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 12:46 PM ET

    Alternative-energy stocks may be running out of gas, says Jerry Castellini of CastleArk Management.

  • Financials: First In Trouble, First Out Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 12:20 PM ET

    Choosing among banks is a potentially hazardous task for an investor these days — but Jim Hardesty of Hardesty Capital Management says the financial sector will be out front, as the economy and the markets recover.

  • Stock Picker's 'Preferred' Strategy Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 11:56 AM ET

    LPL Financial's Jeffrey Kleintop says one type of investment vehicle is going to "bounce the hardest."

  • Four Stock Picks for The Long Haul Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 4:25 PM ET

    David Fording says there are good stock opportunities out there -- if you look for high quality. The co-portfolio manager of the William Blair growth Fund named four stocks for a long-term plan.

  • Options Action: Traders Bullish on Nucor Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 2:44 PM ET

    Options traders are showing bullish activity today in Nucor, the U.S.' largest recycler of steel scrap, which is down 70 percent from its summertime high. So what does this mean for you?

  • Sector Plays for This Wild Market Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 11:35 AM ET

    The U.S. government's plan to inject $20 billion into Citigroup failed to fully reassure analysts about financials. So what is safe to invest in now? Tim Harris at JPMorgan Asset Management and Khiem Do at Baring Asset Management offered their sector strategies to CNBC.

  • US to Inject $20 Billion into Citigroup, Back Assets Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 8:41 AM ET
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    The U.S. government has agreed to guarantee over $300 billion of Citigroup's troubled assets -- loans and securities backed by residential and commercial real estate and other such assets.

  • Options Action: Smart Money Hunts Pulte Homes Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | 3:22 PM ET

    Pulte Homes plunged to a new multi-year low today, after our OptionMonster's tracking systems showed strong institutional put buying yesterday. Our puts becamse that much more valuable....

  • Stock Picker: Banks In For 'Huge' 2009 Rally Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | 12:02 PM ET

    Banks are anathema to stock-market investors now, but Peter Sorrentino of Huntington Asset Advisors says that will change — probably around the middle of next year.

  • Options Action: Someone Likes Motorola (!) Thursday, 20 Nov 2008 | 3:11 PM ET

    Motorola has had about as much good news as I've got hair: The company is losing market share every day, and its commoditized business is under attack by Samsung, LG, Nokia, and HTC. But as bad as things are, MOT shares may be worth a look now...

  • Where to Hide During the Market Carnage Thursday, 20 Nov 2008 | 10:53 AM ET

    Telcos, pharmas and some media stocks present investment opportunities now, according to Fergus O'Sullivan, managing director at Morgan Stanley.

  • Stock Picker: Dollar Stores are Thriving Thursday, 20 Nov 2008 | 10:49 AM ET

    Richard Sparks of Schaeffer's Investment Research admits the current market environment is a tough one, but he still has some suggestions about where a stock investor's money should go.

  • Three Defense Stocks That'll Rule 2009 Thursday, 20 Nov 2008 | 10:07 AM ET

    Car sales are off a cliff, financials are drowning in red ink, and retailers are facing the worst holiday-shopping season in recent memory. So what isn't a disaster?  Howard Rubel of Jefferies & Co. points investors toward defense companies.

  • Tech Stock Picks — And Pans (Pt. 1) Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 5:24 PM ET

    The rules for investing in technology have changed as much as the markets themselves. Weiss Capital's Mike Burnick and Fort Pitt Capital's Kim Caughey offered CNBC their tech stock picks — and pans. (Part One)

  • Tech Stock Picks — And Pans (Pt. 2) Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 5:19 PM ET

    The rules for investing in technology have changed as much as the markets themselves. Weiss Capital's Mike Burnick and Fort Pitt Capital's Kim Caughey offered CNBC their tech stock picks — and pans. (Part Two)

  • Options Action: Betting Against Financials Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 3:58 PM ET

    Merrill Lynch is seeing heavy put activity among options traders Wednesday, as its stock plunges to lows not seen in more than a decade. The November options volume is already four times the recent averages and December is more than six times normal levels.