LONDON, July 26- Hedge funds and other money managers have begun to amass another large short position in futures and options contracts linked to the price of crude oil. Hedge funds increased their short positions in NYMEX WTI futures and options from 53 million barrels on May 31 to 141 million barrels on July 19, anticipating a further drop in prices. » Read More
Daniel Dicker, president of Mercbloc, has a "radical idea" to bring down oil prices.
Paul Larson says it's time to get back into equities. The equities strategist at Morningstar says buying stocks now will set up your portfolio for a big payoff in three to five years. Larson offered CNBC his top U.S. stocks.
With the Dow Jones steel index increasing 40 percent in the last year and 5 percent in the last month -- and raw materials in high demand -- Mark Parr of KeyBanc Capital Markets offered stock picks to get in on the trading action.
Conservative spending and high productivity have helped tech stocks thrive in a weak economy, said Scott Kessler, director of the Information Technology Research Group at Standard & Poor's.
Making money from options: Stacey Gilbert of Susquehanna Capital Group and Jon Najarian of OptionMonster.com offered CNBC their strategies.
Darren Chervitz has a stock play at the intersection of small caps, India and the Internet.
Jon Hilsenrath, money and investing news editor at The Wall Street Journal, offered CNBC his "4 for 4": the four stocks he says investors must watch on this shortened business week.
As food prices surge investors should look to the Commonwealth of Independent States for opportunities, says strategist Kingsmill Bond.
Charles Bobrinskoy, Vice Chairman & Director of Research at Ariel Capital Management, sees "very good consumer names" that are "dramatically oversold."
What do you do when stocks plummet but volatility barely budges? Here's Karen Finerman's strategy.
Joe Clark sounds like the businessman in "The Graduate," giving the young college grad one word of advice. The word is "plastic."
Where some stock-market investors see losses, Eric Schoenstein sees discounts. His four-star Jensen Portfolio is up an average of 4.7 percent per year over the last three years, and he's singled out some stocks he finds exceptionally promising and very reasonably priced.
In a market where some see the glass almost completely empty, Walter Gerasimowicz sees opportunity.
With the third quarter just around the corner, Morgan Keegan senior analyst Brad Stephens offered CNBC some ideas about buying retail stocks.
Schwab portfolio manager Vivienne Hsu recommends large caps with international exposure to get through the rough patch.
A 50-50 blend of growth and value, focused internationally. That's James Moffett's five-star formula. Click for his top picks!
Waiting for normal? Susan Byrne says, "This is the new normal." And she names buying opportunities outside the United States.
The uranium sector is due for a rebound and investors can profit from this by buying either miners or companies building nuclear power plants, according to Peter Howe, head of trading at Helvetia Wealth.
The second half of 2008 looks mighty encouraging to Al Meyers. "It's all going to depend upon earnings," he told CNBC. "It's going to set the tone for the second half. There are some very good values out there right now."
Patrick Becker sees brighter days in store for the market, once it re-focuses from what's going wrong to what's going right.