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Face-Off on Stocks: Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Barrick Gold [Video]

Can you profit from the turmoil in the Middle East? Oil is now flirting around $100 a barrel and gold is continuing its upward trend. For investors, this could present an opportunity in oil and gold stocks. Here is the bull and bear take on three stocks that could rise on Mideast unrest.

Face-Off on Stocks: Disney, Viacom, Time Warner

It's award season in Hollywood, with the Oscars just weeks away. But stocks are forward-looking, so investors are already keying on summer blockbuster season. And a bigger-than-expected summer hit or two can indeed provide a catalyst for media and entertainment company shares.

Face-Off on Stocks: Electric Utility Companies [Video]

Yes, electric utilities are a mostly unloved sector among investors, even though everyone needs power. But maybe their steady and dividend-friendly shares have more appeal these days. Here's a look at three big names: American Electric Power, Constellation Energy and Allegheny Energy.

Face-off on Stocks: Outdoor Sportswear and Footwear

For many sportswear manufacturers, wintry weather leads to increased sales as people bundle up and and outfit themselves for outdoor sports. Here, Matthew Pulomena and Nikhil Hutheesing face-off on which sportswear companies stand to benefit the most -- and how investors can profit.

Face-Off on Stocks: Walgreen, CVS, Rite Aid

Not everyone is happy about the mild start to the cold-and-flu season. The nation's drugstore chains, already under pricing pressure from Walmart and each other, would be happier if the rest of us had coughs and sniffles. Here are bull and bear cases for the three big chains.

Face-Off on Stocks: Alcoa, Caterpillar, United Technologies

China and other emerging markets will be a growth story for a long time to come creating opportunity for American companies and investors. Nikhil Hutheesing and Dan Burrows face-off in this video about which U.S. stocks stand to benefit the most.

Face-Off on Stocks: Colgate, Clorox and Kellogg

Chances are, every day you use products from Colgate-Palmolive, Clorox and Kellogg. These consumer staple companies have solid balance sheets and their shares offer investors a reliable stream of dividends. But are their stocks attractive? Will you still buy Glad trash bags and Colgate toothpaste if deflation hits the economy? DailyFinance's Nikhil Hutheesing and Dan Burrows face-off on the companies, the stocks, and whether they should be in your portfolio.

Face-Off on Stocks: Dividend-Paying Retail Plays

Retailers posted mixed results for June same-store sales, with some big surprises -- Abercrombie & Fitch -- and some major disappointments -- Target. Take a look at the bull and bear arguments for some retail stock picks.

Face-Off on Stocks: Starbucks, Intel, Del Monte

There's a lot to be said for reliable dividend paying stocks in any market and if they can offer a smidgen of safety in uncertain equity waters, well, so much the better. In this video, Dan Burrows and Nikhil Hutheesing give their "thumbs-up, thumbs-down" views on three dividend plays.