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  • 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.

  • 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.