Investment Analysts


New Apple iPad Debut     Fri, 16 Mar '12 | 6:20 AM ET

Insight on new iPad features likely to attract new buyers and those looking to upgrade, with Ben Reitzes, Barclays Capital technology hardware analyst.

Riding Apple's Coattails & Cisco Deal     Thu, 15 Mar '12 | 5:36 PM ET

The Fast Money crew weigh in with the play on stocks that benefit from Apple's run. Also, discussing Apple's valuation and Cisco entering the video wars with its $5 billion dollar offering of NDS, with Shaw Wu, Sterne Agee senior tech analyst.

Tiffany Tarnished?     Thu, 15 Mar '12 | 5:27 PM ET

Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer analyst, discusses why he likes Tiffany in the long run but remains cautious near term. Also, the play on high-end retailers and eBay's downgrade, with the Fast Money traders.

Talking Numbers: Crude's Slick Ride     Thu, 15 Mar '12 | 3:29 PM ET

Mark Newton, Greywolf Execution Partners, discusses whether a pullback in oil would signal more trouble ahead.

Playing Large-Cap Momentum     Thu, 15 Mar '12 | 2:58 PM ET

Brian Peery, Hennessy Cornerstone Value Fund, shares a couple of "dirty" stocks, and one that can help you clean up.

Caesars: Buyer Beware?     Thu, 15 Mar '12 | 2:53 PM ET

Chad Mollman, Morningstar analyst, discusses whether you should buy or sell Caesars.

Firms That Face Currency Headwinds     Thu, 15 Mar '12 | 12:41 PM ET

John Taylor, of FX Concepts, points to companies that face currency headwinds, including Google, Johnson & Johnson & Nike. Dana Telsey, Telsey Advisory Group, offers insight on Ross Stores after it reported Q4 earnings this morning.

Steve Cortes: Why I Shorted Apple Today     Thu, 15 Mar '12 | 12:00 PM ET

Fast Money trader Steve Cortes defends his decision to short Apple stock this morning at $595 per share. Sanford Bernstein's Toni Sacconaghi argues the stock is still cheap compared to its earnings, but he concedes there could be a short-term pullback.

Financial Storm Looming?     Thu, 15 Mar '12 | 10:07 AM ET

Discussing the risks ahead for the U.S. economy, with Walter Zimmermann, United-ICAP chief technical analyst, who says he sees a financial storm brewing.

The Fast Money traders weigh in on whether Goldman Sach's reputation has been tarnished by a negative Op-Ed piece in the New York Times by a former employee. Also, which bank is your best bet post-test? Gerald Cassidy, RBC Capital Markets banking analyst, weighs in.

Tech Cash Cows: Cognizant     Wed, 14 Mar '12 | 4:21 PM ET

Swami Shanmugasundaram, Morningstar, and Joseph Foresi, Janney Montgomery Scott, discuss the demand picture for Cognizant, and whether you should buy or sell the stock.

Homebuilders: Room to Run?     Wed, 14 Mar '12 | 2:45 PM ET

Homebuilders are on a tear this year, jumping nearly 30%, with Nishu Sood, Deutsche Bank, homebuilder analyst.

Trading the Oil Boom     Wed, 14 Mar '12 | 2:30 PM ET

Oil prices are nearly up 8% this year and Scott Burk, of Canaccord Genuity, says offshore drillers stand to benefit with daily rig rates going to $600,000 for premium rigs.

Apple Stock Too Good to Pass Up?     Wed, 14 Mar '12 | 1:11 PM ET

Ashok Kumar, Maxim Group sr. tech analyst, discusses whether there is still room to get in on Apple's rally.

Insight on the 10-Year Treasury and options activity in Apple, with the Fast Money traders and Jon Najarian, Optionmonster, and Michael Walkley, Canaccord Genuity.

Nike's New Shoe     Wed, 14 Mar '12 | 11:40 AM ET

The details on Nike's new Air Jordan's and whether now is the time for investors to buy the stock, with Sam Poser, Sterne Agee senior research analyst.

Wall Street View of Bank Stress Tests     Wed, 14 Mar '12 | 10:08 AM ET

Discussing the four banks that failed some aspect of the stress tests, with Gerard Cassidy, RBC Capital Markets regional banking analyst. "Bank stocks are nowhere near what we think are normal valuations yet on a price to book level," he says.

Talking Numbers: Get In On Gold?     Tue, 13 Mar '12 | 3:28 PM ET

Abigail Doolittle, Peak Theories, explains why gold will move lower.

Consumer Staples Rise in March     Tue, 13 Mar '12 | 1:45 PM ET

Consumer staples get a bounce in March as investors become more defensive, with Timothy Ramey, D.A. Davidson & Co. sr. research analyst.

New Dawn for Microsoft?     Tue, 13 Mar '12 | 12:51 PM ET

Microsoft is a "great" company but it has to innovate and participate in new platforms, says Abhi Talwalkar, president and CEO of LSI Corp. He also adds that Windows 8 offers promise.

Buy XLV? Jim Iuorio Explains Why     Tue, 13 Mar '12 | 12:41 PM ET

Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, explains why he likes health care ETF SPDR [XLV].

Making Money From Higher Oil Prices     Tue, 13 Mar '12 | 10:36 AM ET

How to turn soaring gas prices into high-octane profits, with Pavel Molchanov, Raymond James energy analyst.

RIMM's Price Target Cut by ThinkEquity     Tue, 13 Mar '12 | 10:22 AM ET

Mark McKechnie, ThinkEquity analyst, explains why he slashed Research in Motion's price target from $18 to $12 a share.

VIX at a Tipping Point?     Mon, 12 Mar '12 | 3:33 PM ET

Dan McMahon, Raymond James, and George Ball, The Edelman Financial Group, discuss whether the VIX is at a so-called tipping point.

Best Banks to Buy Now     Mon, 12 Mar '12 | 1:28 PM ET

Erik Oja, S&P Capital IQ bank analyst, reveals which banks are likely to increase their payouts the most.

JC O'Hara, Phoenix Partners Group, explains why bank stress test results could be the catalyst to set up financials for a breakout. The Fast Money crew also discusses whether it's time to buy on gold's weakness.

What's Brewing in the Coffee Market?     Mon, 12 Mar '12 | 11:38 AM ET

James Cordier, Liberty Trading Group principal & founder, explains how a record coffee crop will impact consumers. Sara Senatore, Sanford Bernstein senior analyst, explains how investors can make money from falling coffee prices.

ETF Strategist

In the second edition of CNBC's special report, we take a look at the volatile, yet lucrative world of commodities and what's in the sights of both bulls and bears.

The Bull Case Mon, 12 Mar '12 | 11:28 AM ET

Corn, energy and some industrial metals look particularly well positioned for gains in the year ahead, thanks to  tight inventory levels and potential supply shocks.

A Model Bull Portfolio Mon, 12 Mar '12 | 11:28 AM ET

In targeting the most promising subsectors or individual commodities, consider platinum, palladium, copper and corn.