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  • How does a five-star fund manager play this volatile market?  Mark Keeley of Keeley Asset Management does it with health care and energy stocks.

  • The recent correction in gold and oil prices might not be completely over. Stefan Risse, chief market strategist at CMC Markets, told CNBC why he thinks investors should be wary.

  • Focus on the fundamentals and you can find some stock-market bargains, says strategist Walter Gerasimowicz.

  • Options action on Watson Phamaceuticals indicates that traders think it might be a takeover target, according to one options experts

  • Small-cap stocks haven't been making many big headlines lately, but that could be changing, according to Touchstone's Lawrence Creatura.

  • Stocks closed lower, hurt by rising oil prices and fresh worries about the financial sector, though the market ended off its lows for the day.

  • Options traffic is signaling some bearish expections for retail and multinationals in the coming months, according to one analyst.

  • One billion potential guzzlers: Anheuser-Busch, the official international beer sponsor of the Beijing Olympic games, has built stronger partnerships with the Olympics -- and with China.

  • In the grip of a bear market, in the throes of recession, what's the best course of action for an investor?  Morningstar's Bill Bergman says it's the best time to buy.

  • Gold demand is soaring. George Milling-Stanley, manager of gold market analysis at World Gold Council, offered CNBC some fun facts about the "6,000-year-old hedge" -- and why he wishes he could buy more of it.

  • Stocks opened lower amid signs that the consumer was buying fewer goods that will cost more in the future.

  • One way to pick stocks is to watch short interest for clues. Paul Hickey, Bespoke Investment Group co-founder, told CNBC the buys he's making based on his short-watching method.

  • The dollar is up; commodities and oil prices are down -- but for how long? Boris Schlossberg, Kevin Ferry and Kevin Kerr gave CNBC their insights into currencies, energy and the markets.

  • Morgan Keegan's Brad Stephens isn't waiting for the upcoming wave of retailers' earnings to pick his favorite stocks in the sector, but he cautions investors that they might be overpriced -- for the time being.

  • Brace yourself.  Here come the retailers' earnings.  With back-to-school sales reportedly lackluster this year, who looks good to the people who look at retail stocks?

  • The strength of the U.S. dollar might only be sustained until the end of this week, says Jim Vrondas, manager of corporate business at OzForex.

  • Christopher Zook is very suspicious of this summer's stock-market rally.  The chairman and chief investment officer of CAZ Investments thinks it's time to get back into energy stocks, which have been taking a beating recently.

  • Where are the market leaders now? Eugene Peroni of Advisors Asset Management and Peter Andersen of Congress Asset Management gave CNBC their insights -- and a few favorite stocks.

  • Stocks finished with modest gains as oil dropped modestly, continuing their almost-perfect inverse relationship on a day that also saw the further resurgence of the dollar and solid gains in technology.

  • From Russia, with..? Tobias Levkovich, chief U.S. equity strategist at Citigroup, and John Connor, portfolio manager of the Third Millennium Russia Fund, discuss the armed conflict with Georgia -- and whether your investments are safe in Vladimir Putin's nation.