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  • Barry James has a checklist for worthy investments.  To be attractive, a stock must have good relative value, good historical corporate earnings, and good relative price strength.

  • How are you honoring your father this Father's Day?  With a tie?  A recycled birthday present? How about some stock?

  • The New York Stock Exchange, on Wall Street, downtown Manhattan.

    Morgan Stanley issued an interesting report on Thursday. They upgraded financials to a neutral weight, and I thought their reasoning was sound and creative.

  • "We've had a bear market," David Katz of Matrix Asset Advisors told CNBC.  "We think the next move in the market is going to start to discount a better `09, and a lot of these problems being resolved, and so we'd be buying into this weakness."  Not only is Katz buying, he's buying financials!

  • One company rode the tech bubble of the 1990s; the other is part of the ill-starred fraternity of bond insurers.  What do they have in common?  Matthew Kaufler of Touchstone Value Opportunities thinks investors ought to give them a look.

  • Barry Ritholtz has had a "sell" on Lehman Brothers for several months.  The latest management turmoil just confirms his view.

  • Now is a good time for investors to jump into deeply discounted stocks across all sectors, Ken Fisher, CEO of Fisher Investments, told "Squawk Box Europe" Thursday.

  • Investment banks look to raise new capital and calm the turbulent waves they've been riding, but the recovery is still a long way off, says Meredith Whitney, executive direct of equity research at Oppenheimer & Co.

  • Ben Steverman cautions investors not to paint financial stocks with a broad brush. He urges investment hunters to look at these "non-toxic" financial stocks.

  • Defensive plays with unique momentum trends: that's how Keith Wirtz characterizes the two stocks at the top of his list of picks.  Good advice for players in a volatile market.

  • Traders of late have tied many investment decisions to the price of oil. Jerry Castellini says it's time to stop worrying about oil prices -- and start buying oil and gas stocks.

  • The SEC has its watch list for troubled financial institutions.  But who watches the watchers?  Answer:  Disclosure Insight.  John Gavin is the president of this organization, and focusing on risks instead of returns, his group has raised red flags over some troubled entities.

  • Phil Orlando sees lower oil prices coming, and some shifts in investors' preferences coming along with them.

  • Heat wave:  Paul Fremont, managing director at Jefferies & Co., has some deregulated utility stocks to power your portfolio.

  • Dan Eggers says electric utilities can generate portfolio profit -- when they operate in a deregulated environment.

  • Robert Zagunis says investors should put their money into shares of diversified international companies: "where the action is."

  • David Riedel has been thinking about the agricultural challenges facing the world, and he's come up with some ways for investors to harvest profits from the planting and growing of crops.

  • Gary Anderson thinks investors should look beyond America's borders for their stock-market winnings.

  • Todd Weller of Stifel Nicolaus says there's a big opportunity for investors in companies that provide information technology to giant health-care firms.

  • "What do you do when oil's over $130 a barrel, and the subprime-infected stocks are still plaguing the market?" asked David Sowerby of Loomis Sayles.  "You go shopping!"