What Investors Should Know


  • Odds of a Fiscal Disaster  Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 8:19 AM ET

    Discussing just how politically damaged Speaker Boehner is after failing to bring Plan B to a vote, and what kind of resolution could come on the fiscal cliff, with Ben White, Politico and Jason Trennert, Strategas Research Partners.

  • Early Movers: BP, MSFT, RF & More Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 7:52 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Bull Doubles Bet on Western Digital Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 7:39 AM ET

    Western Digital has been rising sharply all month, and one trader is doubling down for more gains in coming weeks.

  • The Future of TV Is the Internet: Roku CEO Sunday, 23 Dec 2012 | 12:58 PM ET

    Most television will be streamed over the Internet in the coming years, said Anthony Wood, CEO of Roku. The question is how streaming content will get to your TV and who will deliver it.

  • Here Are the Stocks Wall Street Was Talking About Saturday, 22 Dec 2012 | 11:47 AM ET

    Find out what Wall Street analysts had to say about stocks last week in this CNBC.com Stock Blog Roundup.

  • 'Cliff' Keeps Commodities Hanging in the Balance Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 7:07 PM ET

    Money flocked to commodities in 2012 but their less-than-stellar performance and worries about the "fiscal cliff" raise questions about 2013.

  • Cramer: Run Away from These 3 Problem Stocks Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 6:53 PM ET

    He who knows to run away, lives to trade another day!

  • Your First Trade for Monday  Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders look at the past week's activity in the options markets, and discuss what they'll be watching next week.

  • America's Most Expensive Homes 2012 Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 3:56 PM ET

    The year’s most expensive homes on the market are not necessarily massive; some are spacious New York penthouses without enough square footage to even qualify as a mansion. See them all, starting from $60 million on up.

  • Pro: the Northern Currency That's Headed North Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 3:32 PM ET

    Several factors will likely combine to push the Canadian dollar higher in 2013, this pro says.

  • Bill Gross has devised four ways individuals can beat the “wealth tax” –- i.e. higher dividends and capital gains. In an interview with The Daily Ticker he outlines his proposals.

  • Market Very Hairy Going Into the Close Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 2:45 PM ET

    The market remains near the lows of the day. The market could go in either direction as there does not seem to be much consensus as to whether the risk is to the downside or the upside.

  • Silver, One of the Worst Performers in December Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 1:48 PM ET

    The silver market is much smaller than the gold market, so silver is used as a beta play on gold.

  • Go Risk-On in 2013: BlackRock’s Fredericks Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 1:34 PM ET

    Despite "fiscal cliff" concerns, it's time to add portfolio risk, BlackRock's Michael Fredericks says.

  • Top 2013 Tech Segment to Watch: Gurley Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 12:49 PM ET

    One area of the technology sector could win big in 2013, Silicon Valley's Bill Gurley says.

  • "I think housing is going to continue to improve," says Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics. "So for the next 3 or 4 years we will see better home sales, more housing construction and higher house prices. All of which is good news for the economic recovery."

  • Google Leads a Phone Price War in 2013 Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 10:46 AM ET

    Next year will be the year smartphone pricing falls through the bottom, and Google is in the driver's seat.

  • Four Types of Municipal Bonds to Avoid Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    Here are four types of municipal bonds to flag when doing your research. Bankrate.com reports.

  • Cramer's Six Stocks in 60 Seconds  Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 9:55 AM ET

    Cramer shares six stocks to watch, and reveals them in under 60 seconds.

  • What Will the Trading Day Look Like? Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 9:40 AM ET

    This will be a tough one. What will the trading day look like?