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    Muscular retail sales figures encouraged traders -- as the dollar slips again and crude oil continues to soar. How should investors read these ostensibly contradictory signs? Erik Ristuben of Russell Investment Group and Holly Isdale of Lehman Brothers offered their sector insights to CNBC.

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    Is the U.S. economy in a recession? Heading for a recession? "No" on both counts, says Frank Cappiello, the chairman and managing director of Montgomery Brothers, Cappiello. And he thinks it's time to think about buying stocks.

  • With its recent run-up, is it time to jump further into the financials sector? Here is a stock screen of some stocks you may want to look at.

  • Solar panels are shown with the Frog's Leap winery in the background in Rutherford, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007. San Francisco-based Sunlight Electric has helped more than a dozen wineries, including Frog's Leap, to go solar. The company estimates there are 28 systems in Napa County and another 14 in next-door Sonoma County. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    The alternative-energy sector is as good as gold, according to Walter Price, portfolio manager of the Allianz RCM Tech Fund. His fund is up an average of 18.1 percent per year over the last five years. Check out his picks!

  • Haim Israel of Merrill Lynch in Jerusalem has some ideas about smaller Israeli companies that might have escaped the attention of U.S. investors.

  • The bears are coming out of the woods, after a long season of Wall Street gains.  Doug Cliggott of Dover Management is among them -- but he sees nuclear power as a safe haven.

  • Paul Fremont, Jefferies & Co. managing director likes the "dirty coal" names.

  • Paul Justice, Morningstar equity analyst, expects positive results from utility companies this week.

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    Exxon Mobil is due to report earnings Thursday; Chevron will report Friday. How should investors play the oil bigs? Rebecca Darst of Interactive Brokers told CNBC that one key is to watch options trading.

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    Options, food inflation and -- believe it or not -- travel and leisure plays figured big in Monday's stock chatter on CNBC.

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    Options, food inflation and -- believe it or not -- travel and leisure plays figured big in Monday's stock chatter on CNBC.

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    Heavy betting on Visa, churn in Yahoo, and perhaps some misguided faith in oil majors ... that's the trend in options, says Rebecca Darst of Interactive Brokers.

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    The options market can provide clues to future stock movements. Rebecca Darst, equity options analyst at Interactive Brokers, told CNBC on Tuesday what the options market is saying about companies that are set to report this week.

  • MF Global, the futures and options broker whose shares surged today, is considering financing options including a sale of a minority stake, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Thursday.

  • Financials, retailers and homebuilders are all rallying. But here’s why you should think twice before joining the party.

  • Toll Brothers reported a first-quarter loss Wednesday: the homebuilder announced a huge jump in write-downs on properties it could no longer sell profitably; and its sales fell 23 percent. So why did the company’s stock climb as much as 2.21 percent Wednesday? Thank the  Office of Federal Housing Enterprises Oversight and Lehman Brothers.

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    You might Know that options are contracts that give you the right to buy or sell a stock at a future date. But do you know Pete Najarian's favortite ways to trade them?

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    Options are betting Citi's dividend drops, Jon Narian says.

  • You can trade legally options "like an insider" -- if you stay alert and watch market momentum. Jon Najarian, co-founder of OptionsMonster.com and frequent guest on CNBC's "Fast Money," offered his wisdom on how to do it -- and which options look the hottest right now.

  • Investment analysis firm MSCI, which is being spun off by Morgan Stanley, soared in its stock market debut on Thursday, a day after raising $252 million with an initial public offering that priced at the top of expectations.