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  • Technology, mining and food. Those areas are where 5-star fund manager Michael Cuggino finds promising possibilities for investors.

  • After a brutal week for stocks, some of the professionals say it's time to go bargain-hunting.  Doug MacKay of Broadleaf Partners is one of them.

  • In an economic squeeze, efficiency and cost-savings are on the front burner. Scott Billeadeau says that makes these small-cap software names especially attractive.

  • "Stay with the big-cap names that do a lot of business overseas, and wait for capitulation," says Church Capital Management founder and chief investment officer Gregory Church.

  • Jeffrey Frankel is taking a page from legendary investor Peter Lynch: Buy what you like. In this case -- what his kids like.

  • Dan Veru expects big things from small caps.  The executive vice president and co-chief investment officer of Palisade Capital Management says that as the market regains confidence, investors will seek more risk. Enter small caps.

  • The markets will be facing volatility for the rest of year, so it's time for investors to stack their portfolios with defensive plays, money manger James Bevan told CNBC Friday.

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    Romanian growth play Banca Transilvania, headquartered in the Transylvanian city of Cluj, is among those recommended by Erste Bank analysts.

  • Big energy companies are not the only places in the sector to play, according to Jason Votruba of Scout Investment Advisors.  He offered  promising smaller energy-related names -- as well as Web Exclusive stock picks.

  • The surging popularity of smart phones and the faltering economy are putting the squeeze on traditional landline telephone service providers. So Christopher Larsen of Credit Suisse sees opportunity in wireless.

  • Food-products makers are on Andrew Burkly's stock-market menu. 

  • Options are eyeing the drug sector's Alzheimer's treatments, according to one observer.

  • Shares of many health-care companies have been hit hard this year.  But Schwab's Paul Alan Davis says there are some promising opportunities.

  • Stocks of companies that make fertilizers and other agriculture-related chemical products have been thriving, even in a dismal market environment.  But chemicals analyst Michael Judd of Greenwich Consultants thinks they've still got room to grow.

  • The American economy may sputter, Europe may be slowing down -- but Ronald Weiner's money is on infrastructure build-out.

  • Getting profits from the pipeline is more than a metaphor for Joseph Keating.  The CIO of private asset management for RBC Bank recommends the stocks of two pipeline companies.

  • Craig Hodges has some big ideas about small caps: an unusual oil-services play and even one in the financial space!

  • Five-star fund manager Gerald Jordan finds power for his portfolio across the spectrum of energy stocks: two "traditional" plays and two China solar energy stocks.

  • The flooding in Iowa has spread its economic stress to more than just rising corn prices. Many Iowa-based companies are also feeling the strain, causing production to stop and stocks to move.

  • For the first time since it went public in 1994, Lehman Brothers has posted a quarterly loss. But Morningstar's Ryan Lentell says you should still consider brokerage shares.