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  • What's moving in the options market? BJ's Wholesale Club, Wells Fargo, and Coal, according to Rebecca Darst of Interactive Brokers.

  • Oil price slides haven't changed Eitan Bernstein's investment in oil-company stocks.  "Our investment strategy is focused on selectivity, basically, understanding the volatility in commodity prices," he told CNBC.  "We try to focus on the best names in the group."

  • The worst time to sell into the equity markets is when risk appetite is low, says Khiem Do, head of Asian multi-asset strategy at Baring Asset Management.

  • Michael Corbett, portfolio manager at Perritt Micro Cap Opportunities Fund, says high oil prices offer investors opportunity -- via micro cap energy companies.

  • Once it was art.  Once it was cool.  Now, it's just an ugly mess.  Tattoo removal is a growing trend, something Formula Capital's James Altucher says is not likely to go away soon.  So how does this translate into shrewd additions to a portfolio?

  • Maybe Wall Street really is drunk. Somehow the Biblical parable ''the last shall be first and the first shall be last" is shaping up to be the dominant theme this earnings season. E.g., in the past two weeks, the Financial and Discretionary sectors have dominated the market...

  • Michael Jones runs a five-star fund, and he's got a "Triple-A" strategy. Learn his strategy -- and see his picks!

  • Brent Wilsey has a prescription for investors:  Specialty health-care names.  The president of Wilsey Asset Management thinks that the downdrafts that have slammed stock prices in the sector are now behind it, and it's time to buy into the companies' recovery.

  • Richard Sparks thinks investors should continue to stay away from financial stocks, but he thinks there's another sector that deserves careful consideration.

  • Michael Santelli, senior director of Allegiant Funds, says mid-cap stocks offer the investor some excellent opportunities in this turbulent market climate.  His Allegiant Mid-Cap Value Fund is up an average of 12.08 percent per year over the last five years.

  • The words "overseas exposure" are not always spoken kindly.  The truth of that statement has been growing, as the red-hot economies of China and India cool down.  Jim Oberweis, editor of The Oberweis Report, has some recommendations for shrewd investors who want to keep their overseas exposure positive.

  • Four-star fund manager Robert Millen thinks it's a good time for investors to be looking at quality growth companies.  He admits that there may be some more darkness before the dawn.

  • The bursting of the bubble has scared lots of investors away from real estate, but ING's Steve Burton indicates that's a mistake.  Burton's five-star ING Global Real Estate Fund is up an average of 16.71 percent per year over the last five years.

  • If you ask him for directions, Andrew Pyle will point you north.  The wealth adviser for Scotia MacLeod Group and the Armstrong Pyle Group sees major opportunities for U.S. investors in Canada. 

  • Elan Cohen, Senior Portfolio Manager at JPMorgan Private Bank goes bottom fishing for U.S. financials. He shares his strategies with CNBC's Maura Fogarty and Sri Jegarajah.

  • Oil Barrels

    There are plenty of upsides to the E&P sector, said Pavel Molchanov, associate analyst at Raymond James. Following are his top stock picks.

  • Sure Google's sales and earnings grew -- are growing -- much faster than IBM's. But aside from the two tech bellwethers having comparable market caps of about $170 billion, that's about where the comparisons end.

  • Waiting for a market expert to recommend financial stocks?  Wait no longer.  Wendell Perkins has banks on his shopping list.

  • Nearing the end of an eventful and exhausting week, Stuart Frankel's Steve Grasso likes a retailer, and a way to pay the bill.

  • Your search for many happy returns should take you south, according to John Chisholm of Acadian Asset Management.  He recommends stocks in two large and thriving Brazilian companies.