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  • Stocks opened mixed Monday as oil retreated and geopolitical concerns eased but financials suffered from a fresh wave of concerns.

  • On Barron's list of the top 100 fund managers in America, Arieh Coll ranks No. 8.  And he says it's time to buy -- now.

  • Stocks ended a mundane week mixed, despite modest gains Friday fueled by plunging oil prices that nevertheless couldn't offset a cautionary trading environment.

  • Consumer staples and energy are on Ralph Shive's stock-shopping list.  His five-star First Source Monogram Fund is up an average of 13.72 percent per year over the last five years.

  • Michael Yoshikami is rounding out the week with an eye toward quality.  The president and chief investment strategist of YCMNET Advisors picks two Dow Jones industrials as his Friday trades.

  • The U.S. markets closed up Thursday -- despite higher inflation and joblessness data. Is this a bear market rally or are declining oil prices at the heart of it? Jack Bouroudjian, chairman at Capital Markets Technology, and Steen Jakobsen, global head of asset management, executive director & CIO at Saxo Bank, give their insights to CNBC.

  • Wall Street shook off more signs of consumer weakness and instead focused on plunging oil prices, sending stocks up as financials continued to gain.

  • Ken Kam of of Marketocracy Masters 100 thinks the market is at a crossroads. Here's his game plan -- for whichever path the market takes.

  • Two mega-investors -- Warren Buffett and Carl Icahn -- made major portfolio shifts.

  • The shorts are back! Action was fast on the first full day of trading following the expiration of the SEC's temporary ban against "naked" short selling of 19 financial stocks. Jon Najarian, Fast Money regular and co-founder of OptionMonster.com, discusses the expiration.

  • The global slowdown and the financial meltdown don't faze Randy Bateman.  The CIO of Huntington Funds has his eyes on a global infrastructure play and a bank.

  • Size doesn't necessarily matter when it comes to five-star investing.  Just ask Frank Sustersic, portfolio manager for Turner Investment Partners.

  • Water: more valuable than oil, and playable in the stock market. Ryan Connors offers conservative and aggressive water plays.

  • 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.