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  • With high diesel-fuel prices putting the squeeze on trucking, shares of railroad companies are still in the green, according to Kevin Kirkeby of Standard and Poor's, and Lee Klaskow of Longbow Research.

  • Jim Awad thinks an investor should build a stock portfolio with BRICs -- Brazil, Russia, India, and China -- but it's not necessary to leave home to get into that market.

  • The auto industry is scaring investors these days -- but Itay Michaeli, auto and auto-parts analyst for Citi, shows you how to invest in the industry without buying the stocks of big carmakers.

  • Thomas Winmill is still bullish on commodities -- although he doesn't think oil is currently a buy.  The president and portfolio manager of The Midas Funds also likes some commodity-related stocks.

  • Jerry Castellini finds opportunity for investors in soaring commodity prices.

  • Uncertain times call for creative, careful investing. That's what Jeff Layman of BKD Wealth Advisors preaches.

  • "Most of the mundane things in this world make money," Neil Hennessy told CNBC.  The 5-star fund manager praises stocks an investor might easily overlook.

  • Conventional Wall Street wisdom says, "Sell in May, and go away."  Manny Weintraub says that's not wise this year.

  • Stock-picking is a matter of chemistry for Greenwich Consultants' Michael Judd: The Wall Street Journal ranked him as the No. 1 chem-company analyst for the 2nd year in a row. PLUS: His Web Exclusive picks!

  • Millennium Pharmaceuticals shares soared 70 percent since March -- when Friedman, Billings, Ramsey's David Khani recommended it. So what does he have his eye on now?

  • Morgan Keegan analyst Brian Ruttenbur points to four companies that are making double-digit growth gains from the Homeland security boom.

  • Ridgeworth Capital Management's Don Wordell says the thing your portfolio needs the most right now is value stocks -- and he has a couple of names for you. Plus: Web Exclusive picks -- only for CNBC.com readers!

  • After last week's massive tumble in the Dow, Dan Genter of RNC Genter Capital Management and Jill Evans of Alpine Funds say a company's dividends deserve as much attention -- at least -- as total returns.

  • After last week's massive tumble in the Dow, Dan Genter of RNC Genter Capital Management and Jill Evans of Alpine Funds say a company's dividends deserve as much attention -- at least -- as total returns.

  • BlackRock's Bob Doll is not known to make rash decisions. And in the face of spiking oil prices, a slowing economy and market volatility, he continues to buy stocks.  So what is he buying?

  • The most energetic sector in business is energy.  But where does an investor go for bargains? Shawn Reynolds of Van Eck Global has some suggestions -- and a special selection for CNBC.com.

  • Fear-inducing oil prices have heated up the world's demand for coal -- an abundant resource in the U.S.  Jeremy Sussman, domestic coal analyst at Natixis Bleichroeder, tells the best global coal plays.

  • Foreign exposure:  It's been a manta among analysts and fund managers.  David Fondrie of Heartland Advisors says the best way to play it right now is in infrastructure -- and he has a couple of names for investors.

  • Amid soaring food prices, Brent Wilsey of Wilsey Asset Management has some investment advice about restaurant companies. See his stock picks -- and pans.

  • Five-star fund manager Neil Hennessy sees oil riding a bubble that will eventually burst. But for the investor right now the only alternative is to go with value, he says. See his Web EXCLUSIVE picks!