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  • Four-star fund manager Scott Barbee has some counter-intuitive recommendations for adventurous investors.  One company is in the oil patch, and the other deals in the always-volatile weapons business.

  • There's a small segment of the retail space that's suddenly doing very well, according to analyst Daniel O'Sullivan:  the pawnshop business.  He has several recommendations for investors.

  • Looking for promising investments?  Eugene Peroni thinks you'll find them in fields where earnings are growing.

  • That sinking feeling: Kirby Daley, strategist at the Newedge Group, says the U.S. is in recession and he expects a 15 percent to 20 percent drop in the Dow -- in the near future.

  • Jon Hilsenrath, money and investing editor at The Wall Street Journal, offered CNBC his weekly "Five for Five": the five stocks investors must watch this week.

  • Mat DiFilippo, senior portfolio manager at Stewart Capital and Randy Lert, chief portfolio strategist at Russell Investments offered advice on different sectors that could help benefit investors.

  • Christopher Growe of Stifel Nicolaus thinks three big American food companies could be especially nutritious to an investor's portfolio.

  • Forget capitulation -- it's time to buy equities! Arthur Cashin of UBS offers CNBC a sample of what traders are saying -- straight from the trading floor.

  • Watching options activity can point an investor to stock opportunities. So what does Michael McCarty of Meridian Equity Partners have to say?

  • Opening ceremonies are now less than a week away, but has the Olympic punch gone out of China's economy?  Jim Oberweis runs the Oberweis China Opportunities Fund, and he says there's still lots of potential profit for the world's investors in Chinese companies.

  • Triple-digit Dow swings; high unemployment; GM plunging as Exxon soars.  What's an investor to do?  Mike Holland has some advice.

  • Bruce Levis, managing director at McQueen, Ball & Associates, says that the market has yet to hit bottom, but offered a few sector selections that could benefit investors.

  • In Thursday's edition of CNBC 101, Bob Pisani spoke of a reported new ETF from bond-fund giant Pimco.

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    Robert Dodd, analyst at Morgan Keegan, gave his take on the world’s largest credit card companies, MasterCard and Visa.

  • Don Wordell has some mid-cap ideas to help position your portfolio for recovery.  "Our process revolves around three things:  Yield, valuation and fundamentals," he told CNBC.

  • Jonathan Barratt, managing director of Commodity Broking Services, sees more upside to oil prices. He told CNBC that he believes oil prices could return to the $130- to $135-per-barrel level.

  • RNC Genter Capital Management's Dan Genter thinks the market has found a bottom. Dave Rovelli of Canaccord Adams isn't so sure. But both men have some ideas for investors about where to go from here.

  • RNC Genter Capital Management's Dan Genter thinks the market has found a bottom. Dave Rovelli of Canaccord Adams isn't so sure. But both men have some ideas for investors about where to go from here.

  • So Exxon Mobil has just broken its own record again, reporting a mind-boggling $11.6 billion profit on $138 billion in sales. Windfall? Nope: Microsoft is three times more profitable than Exxon.

  • Options are playing on early morning earnings action, according to Rebecca Darst of Interactive Brokers.