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  • Almost every asset class — with the exception of U.S. Treasury bonds — will provide good opportunities for investors willing to take a long-term view, says Fritz Meyer, senior market strategist at Invesco AIM.

  • America's push toward alternative and renewable energy sources is a big plus for companies involved in those fields.  John Quealy of Canaccord Adams offers "smart grid" advice — and stock picks.

  • Options traders on Monday are betting against GameStop, which has been in consistent decline for the last six months. The videogame retail chain's stock is up about 9 percent from its low of $21 last week — but still nowhere near its highs of nearly $60 in mid-April.

  • As recession fears continue to spread globally, investment banks like Goldman Sachs scramble to survive — and investment gurus alter their tactics and strategies to roll with the damage. CNBC's expert advisors gave their outlooks on what's coming and what to do about it.

  • Health-care reform is not the only thing big pharmaceuticals have to fear, according to Deutsche Bank's Barbara Ryan.  There's also the rapidly-growing dominance of generic prescription drugs.  Still, she likes several big-name companies in the field.

  • Cost containment may spell trouble for much of the health-care sector, but Charles Boorady, healthcare providers analyst for Citigroup, says it's likely to spell success for pharmacy benefits managers.

  • Many oil companies have held up surprisingly well, despite the falling price of crude — but options traders apparently are not optimistic about the future of Chevron.

  • Eckhart's Peter Costa has three long-term stock picks, giants in their sectors — banking, industrials, and conglomerates — that all begin with G.

  • When it comes to where investors should put their money now, Delphi Management's Scott Black is very specific.

  • As markets continue to shoot up and then just as quickly tumble, investors should dig deep and find affordable value, Wouter Weijand, chief investment officer of high income equity at Fortis Investments, said Friday.

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  • S&P 500 companies have seen big changes in their market caps. Maybe it makes more sense to play them by their revenues -- and now you can, via these new ETFs.

  • Las Vegas Sands just announced new cutbacks and 11,000 layoffs, but the beaten-down casino operator may finally be ready for a bounce. We see more than 22,000 calls trading against 5,000 puts in LVS. The call activity already exceeds yesterday's action...

  • "Earnings are cheap," CastleArk Management's Jerry Castellini told CNBC.  "Why not take advantage of it?"

  • Options traders seem to think General Electric is in for some turbulent times, according to one options analyst.

  • Maria Bartiromo discusses Wednesday's top business and financial stories, and looks ahead to tomorrow.

  • David Sowerby of Loomis Sayles says the market is close to a bottom, and investors in stocks should "be bold." He offered CNBC his top three stock picks.

  • The pessimistic forecast from Best Buy this morning, which sent its shares tumbling in pre-market trading, was foreshadowed by some heavy options activity: Last Thursday we noted that OptionMonster's Heat Seeker system showed that some 22,000 puts had changed hands in the electronics retailer...

  • Healthcare reform may take longer than its proponents had hoped, but it's coming, and Arthur Henderson of Jefferies has pinpointed some stocks that stand to gain traction.

  • Where does a five-star fund manager look for opportunity in a down market?  Jerry Jordan of the Jordan Opportunity Fund focuses on energy.