It's not the easiest of times for the consumer, so why do the consumer numbers look so good? More importantly, why should an investor consider consumer discretionary stocks? Citigroup's Kimberly Greenberger has some answers and some recommendations.
Will Muggia likes biotech. He's co-portfolio manager of the Touchstone Mid-Cap Growth Fund, which is up an average of 14.9 percent annually over the last three years -- and even this year, it's up 1.8 percent. So what are the 4-star portfolio manager's picks?
David Sowerby is seeing more and more evidence that the market bottomed out two months ago. What would he buy -- and NOT buy? Plus: Web-Exclusive stock picks.
Joe Keating, CIO of private asset management at RBC Bank, picked stocks for graying Boomers. Plus: Web-Exclusive picks -- not on TV!
Ron Baron likes casinos and fancy clothes. The chairman and chief executive of Baron Capital joined CNBC's "Billionaire Summit" -- a select group of the world's most successful businesspeople -- to offer his investment outlook.
Five-star fund manager Kent Croft says investors can pump some profits into their portfolio through the power of natural gas. Read on for his sector insights -- and favorite stocks.
Wall Street may have its doubters, but don't count Ted Parrish among them. The co-portfolio manager of the Henssler Equity Fund sees a bright horizon, and he's not reluctant to say so.
Coal is the one energy resource of which the United States has more than enough. So how do you play it? Coal analyst Paul Forward of Stifel Nicolaus is the person to ask.
These stocks are well-known, they're earning money, they're reasonably priced -- and David Scott, manager of the 4-star Chase Growth Fund, thinks investors ought to own them. PLUS: Scott offered Web-only recommendations for CNBC.com readers!
Doug MacKay, president and CIO of Broadleaf Partners, thinks he's spotted some stocks that can lift an investor's portfolio in the midst of recession and slow recovery.
When will gasoline prices be coming down? Never, says Benjamin Halliburton, and he's got some ideas about how investors should play that projection.
The relentless upward march of oil prices dominated the business headlines through the week, but there were other developments to inspire the traders, analysts, and fund managers who offered their suggestions to investors on CNBC.
Worried about your portfolio going south? Don't worry, advises Tom Del Zoppo. HSBC's head of cash equities for the Americas thinks that's the best place for at least part of it to go.
A subtle change in the technological climate is clearing the skies over a couple of high-tech firms and their stocks, according to David Lutz. The Stifel, Nicolaus Capital Markets managing director told CNBC how it works.
Recent gains in the markets have changed the valuation picture on a lot of stocks, but Jefferies managing director Art Hogan is constantly on the lookout for bargains, and he told CNBC about some stocks that are still steals.
Jim Hardesty thinks an investor can come roaring out of the economic slowdown on a Hog.
Both the variety and volume of stock being sought by short sellers this week has increased significantly, says John Tabacco, CEO of Locatestock.com. Lehman and Crox remain among the stocks sought most by short sellers, and solar stocks are in the top 10 on his firm's list.
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.
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.