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  • Despite markets' downtrends, Julius de Kempenaer from Talergroup said the worst is over for the financial sector.

  • Kevin Cronin, Putnam's head of investments, thinks technology is the way to play the current feeble market environment.

  • Companies with good dividend payments are attractive during periods of market volatility, Wouter Weijand, chief investment officer of high income equity at Fortis Investments said Friday.

  • Bob Pisani offers another installment of ETF 101: the Trader Talk blogger's periodic guide to exchange-traded funds.

  • After an incident aboard the Crown Princess, the cruise ship returns to the port at Cape Canaveral, Fla. on Tuesday, July 18, 2006. The Crown Princess suddenly rolled heavily to its left Tuesday, throwing passengers and crew to the deck and leaving two people critically injured, including a child, officials said.(AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Joseph Greff, analyst at JP Morgan, told investors that performance of cruise stocks would depend on the price of crude oil.

  • David Strasser of Banc of America Securities says there's value for the investor who shops where consumers are already shopping.

  • With commodities prices -- especially oil prices -- slipping, will money be returning to the U.S.? Shana Orczyk of Peak Financial Management and John Massey of AIG SunAmerica Mutual Funds offered CNBC their market insights.

  • In a market full of turbulence, 5-star fund manager Daniel Brewer is picking energy and financials -- very carefully.

  • Options trading points toward developments at Hershey -- similar to what swirled around Anheuser-Busch -- according to Interactive Brokers' Rebecca Darst.

  • The digital age has transformed the way people watch television, and James Altucher has translated that transformation into a couple of fresh ideas for investors.

  • The back-to-school shopping season has already produced a wide range of grades among retailers this year, according to Needham's Christine Chen.  She finds some clear winners.

  • The health-care sector has been getting healthier, according to Schwab's Paul Alan Davis.

  • John Dorfman's prescription for a portfolio: A pharmaceutical, a defense contractor, a media company, and a technology stock.

  • The Federal Reserve held U.S. interest rates steady on Tuesday. Where does that leave investors? Frank Holmes of U.S. Global Investors and Michael Cuggino of the Permanent Portfolio Funds offered CNBC their investment ideas.

  • Conventional wisdom says that if investors use their discretion, they won't have anything to do with consumer discretionary stocks.  Jeff Krumpelman begs to differ.

  • U.S. light, sweet crude oil prices -- trading on the Nymex -- could fall toward $100 per barrel in the short term, Nick Batsford of Hobart Capital told CNBC.

  • Neil Hennessy, portfolio manager of the five-star-rated Hennessy Focus 30 Fund, offered CNBC insights -- and stock picks -- to beat a bear market.

  • Is there fizz left in the beverage stocks? UBS analyst Kaumil Gajrawala thinks so. "These are fairly recession-proof companies," he told CNBC.

  • 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.