Throughout the trading week on Stockpickr Answers, investing professionals answer questions posed by members of the Stockpickr community.

The Street.com Ratings Financial Analyst

Richard Widows

answered questions recently.

On TheStreet.com lately, Widows has addressed the

high cost

of

Scwhab

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, why

BRIC funds are trailing the market

and

FPL Group's

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lead in the alternative energy space

.

Here are some questions and comments from the Stockpickr community that Widows has been responding to.

What is the best way to play oil here? A service name like Transocean or Halliburton is what I wanted, but could an integrated like Chevron or an operations play like Occidental be better? Ideally I'd like to get in on a pull back on any of these, or is now a good time? Click here for Widows' response.

I'm selling some of my Freeport at $60. I've been holding on for months and need to trim my position. What's the deal with the dividend? Is it sill being taken away, and does Freeport plan on re-instating it soon?Click here for Widows' response.

AT&T and Verizon are both low right now. Is this the right time to buy, or is there something driving them lower? Click here for Widows' response.

Staples or Office Depot ? Click here for Widows' response.

Thinking bout buying some Transocean calls in July at 85. Does Transocean fall when oil falls? Or are we looking at the price for the quarter already being set in? Click here for Widows' response.

While oil on its way up, natural gas should be looking better as an energy source. Are any gas utilities worth buying? Click here for Widows' response.

Can somebody tell me if MGM is buy ? Click here for Widows' response.

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