• 5 Retail Stock Picks From 2 Bullish Analysts Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 | 11:15 AM ET

    A handful of retail stores reported upbeat earnings news on Thursday. Is the sector finally thawing? Retail analysts Kimberly Greenberger of Citigroup and Jeff Klinefelter of Piper Jaffray discussed their insights.

  • How to Invest in This 'So-So Environment': Strategist Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 6:51 PM ET

    We’re going to have a couple of “very good quarters” and the stimulus is going to keep going all throughout 2010, said Jim Awad, managing director at Zephyr Management.

  • Fed Move Means Risky Treasurys: Pimco's Gross Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 4:11 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve said on Wednesday it will extend the duration of a program to buy long-term government securities, and said the economy was showing signs of leveling out after 20 months of recession. Ken Volpert, portfolio manager at Vanguard Funds, and William Gross, co-CIO and founder of Pimco, shared their insights on the Fed’s decision.

  • Pros Say: Markets to Rise 10%—With No Pullbacks Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 3:00 PM ET

    Stocks advanced on Wednesday as investors got some much-needed good news on the economy, including a report that showed existing-home sales—and home prices—have started to rise. Mortgage applications fell 3.5 percent, however, as rising mortgage rates depressed refinancing demand. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • How to Profit From Industrial Metals: Strategist Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 12:20 PM ET

    Investors who want to capitalize on the coming global economic demand should put their money on metals, said Michael Widmer, metals strategist at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch.

  • 'Nasty' 10-20% Pullback Possible This Fall: Strategist Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 11:27 AM ET

    The stock market rally will continue—but beware of a pullback, said Jeff Krumpelman of Hilliard Lyons Capital Management and Christopher Zook at CAZ Investments.

  • Electric Cars Are the Future: Auto Analyst Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 6:30 PM ET

    Educating the public about electric vehicles will take a lot of time, but implementing them is our future, said Rebecca Lindland, director of the Autos Group at IHS Global Insight.

  • Traders Reposition Risk on United Rentals Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 5:23 PM ET

    Shares of United Rentals are holding above 8 as traders reposition their risk.

  • GDP to Grow 3% by End of 2010: Strategist Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 5:09 PM ET

    The summer rally hit its one-month mark today, but can it continue? Ernie Ankrim, senior markets advisor at Russell Investment, and Doug De Groote, managing director at United Wealth Management, discussed their outlooks.

  • Stock Picker: US and Europe Drive Techs in 2010 Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 2:06 PM ET

    There are signs that there’s pent-up demand forming for servers and storage and IT spending—demand which may come in 2010, said Craig Berger, senior technology, media and telecom analyst at FBR Capital Markets.

  • Fed to Hike Rates to 7% by Mid-2011: Strategist Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 1:32 PM ET

    Federal Reserve policymakers kicked off the two-day meeting to determine the U.S. interest rate policy. John Lekas, CEO and portfolio manager of Leader Capital, and Michelle Girard, senior economist at RBS, weighed in on what investors should expect.

  • Markets Will Stay Overbought: Strategist Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 9:59 AM ET

    Mary Ann Bartels, head of technical market analysis at Bank of America Securities-Merrill Lynch, discussed what investors should be watching closely in the markets.

  • Stock Picks: Where to Invest — and What to Avoid Now Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 9:15 AM ET

    Barry James, president of the James Advantage Funds and Hugh Johnson, chairman and CIO of Johnson Illington Advisors discussed their economic outlooks and shared their investment strategies.

  • New York Fed Aggressively Hiring Traders: Report Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 6:21 AM ET
    Help Wanted

    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has embarked on a hiring spree, seeking to recruit traders to manage its bulging securities holdings, the Financial Times reported Tuesday.

  • Bank of America’s CEO Ken Lewis is certainly “one of the best managers of banks” in the United States and is clearly the best person to run the company, said Richard Bove, financial strategist at Rochdale Securities.

  • What to Expect From Fed Meeting: S&P's Sam Stovall Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 5:00 PM ET

    Federal Reserve policymakers are expected to hold a two-day meeting starting on Tuesday to determine U.S. interest rate policy. Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at Standard & Poor’s, weighed in on how this week’s decisions will affect the economy.

  • What Options Say About Macy's Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 4:39 PM ET

    At least one big investor thinks Macy's is stuck in a range and wrote options to earn premium.

  • Why I Like Buffett's Berkshire Bets: Strategist Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 2:21 PM ET

    Warren Buffett's company, Berkshire Hathaway, announced a 14 percent second-quarter profit on Friday. Larry Coats Jr., of Oak Value Capital Management, told CNBC how Berkshire’s gains are impacting his fund.

  • Pros Say: Expect 5-7% Pullback — Then Growth Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 1:37 PM ET

    Stocks retreated Monday as investors took a breather after a four-week rally capped by better-than-expected jobs report on Friday. But losses were pared intra-day Monday and the Dow is trading around its highest level since November. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • Art Cashin: Don't Trust Spike Rallies Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 12:54 PM ET

    Stocks slipped Monday after the four-week market rally — though losses were pared back in intra-day trade. As optimistic voices grow louder, what's next? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his stock-market insights.