Stock picks and pans: APOL, SWY, AMZN, CHT, CHL, MDT, GLW, F, BTU

With the markets going deeper and deeper into bear territory, it may surprise some that BloggingStocks and others around the Web still find stocks to recommend, of companies that are faring better than most in this economy, or that are poised to benefit the most from a recovery. These are usually long-term investments in solid companies. Here are a few:

Apollo (APOL), the online education company, is the biggest business of its kind in the U.S. and it is benefiting from the dire situations in the jobs market. Revenue and profit were sharply higher it the last quarter, with an amazing margin. If the company posts a strong first quarter, the stock will move up sharply, says Doug McIntyre.