Investment Analysts



The widely followed analyst keyed into better than expected equities trading. What should you make of it?

Second Market Action Tue, 12 Oct '10 | 2:50 PM ET

Second Market just released its third quarter numbers and the platform for trading private company shares is on a tear. It completed nearly $75 million in transactions, bringing its total deals this year to $250 million.

Are Investors Blind to Bad News? Mon, 11 Oct '10 | 7:29 PM ET

It has certainly seemed so lately. Cramer’s advice: Use that to your advantage.

Pops & Drops: J.C. Penney & Manitowoc Mon, 11 Oct '10 | 6:19 PM ET

As stocks had a mixed finish Monday, the traders discuss some market movers that caught their eye.

The optionMONSTER.com co-founder spotted some unusual activity in this stock. What's he seeing?

Trading the Globe: Playing EM with US Stocks Thu, 7 Oct '10 | 7:12 PM ET

Tim Seymour, founder of EmergingMoney.com, talks US stocks that are getting into emerging markets around the world.

Pops & Drops: Isilon, Pepsico... Thu, 7 Oct '10 | 6:13 PM ET

After a volatile session, stocks ended mixed on Thursday. The "Fast" traders discuss some moves you might have missed.

Halftime: Top Traders Gaming Tech Thu, 7 Oct '10 | 1:48 PM ET

The "Fast Money" traders give their calls on Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and more.

The financials are testing a key level needed to confirm the rally in trading Wednesday.


After catching two downgrades in two days, it would be better for Microsoft if they moved on without their current CEO, said one analyst.

Cramer's Retail Pick Through Year End Mon, 4 Oct '10 | 6:16 PM ET

Why the "Mad Money" host is getting behind this sector bellwether.

After being shutout for two years, analyst Mike Mayo finally met with Citi executives. So what affect will it have on the financial space?

UPDATE: Is the Street Sacking Goldman Sachs? Fri, 1 Oct '10 | 5:39 PM ET

Does Wall Street have it in for the investment bank? We've updated this post with even more insights from the Fast Money traders.

Does Wall Street have it in for the investment bank? The "Fast" traders weigh in.


Top executives at Citigroup will sit down this week with Michael Mayo, an outspoken financial analyst who has been publicly denouncing the big bank. The NYT reports.

The War Between an Analyst and a Bank Sun, 12 Sep '10 | 11:59 AM ET

Richard X. Bove is a bank analyst who likes to take what he calls “extreme positions.” He occasionally moves the stock market, which has earned him a certain amount of prestige and notoriety — but has also gotten him fired several times.  The New York Times reports


As part of a growing trend among hedge funds and Wall Street firms, Cold War-style satellite surveillance is being used to gather market-moving information.

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has been downgraded to 'sell' by Stifel Nicolaus analyst Meyer Shields and his team.  Shields previously had a 'hold' recommendation on the stock.  He discussed his call in a live appearance on CNBC's Fast Money Halftime today.

Kaminsky's Call: Listen To The Markets Fri, 2 Jul '10 | 9:33 AM ET

Ignore the Street and listen to the markets. The price action in the stocks is telling you more than any research report.

Obama Managing Crisis 'Horribly': Jack Welch Wed, 16 Jun '10 | 10:57 AM ET
Jack Welch

The Obama administration has utterly mismanaged the oil spill in the Gulf and has been "horrible" at crisis management, Jack Welch, former CEO of GE, told CNBC.

The global economy is much better off than many economic pundits think, Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, told CNBC.

Video Debate: What Will Happen to CIT? Thu, 16 Jul '09 | 2:38 PM ET

A bankruptcy filing for CIT is likely, sources have told CNBC, but the debate on whether CIT should receive a government bailout or be allowed to fail is still up for discussion by many CEOs and financial analysts.

Why Analysts Keep Telling Investors to Buy Mon, 9 Feb '09 | 10:41 AM ET

Even now, with the recession deepening and markets on edge, Wall Street analysts say it is a good time to buy. Do analysts ever tell their clients to sell? The New York Times asks.

A year-end rally for the S&P 500 is highly unlikely, unless the index gets back above 840 this week, so investing in government bonds looks better, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC.

The broader stock market needs an "exhaustion" of selling before buyers can take control, but that time is close, according to charts of the S&P 500 index, independent trader Bill McLaren said Friday.

Analyzing Wall Street’s Research Tue, 12 Aug '08 | 1:11 PM ET
Frank Quattrone

Investment banker Frank P. Quattrone thinks Wall Street research has “proven to be a disaster," the New York Times reports.

Analyst Downgrades Fidelity National Services Thu, 3 Jul '08 | 10:48 AM ET

A Goldman Sachs analyst downgraded Fidelity National Information Services Inc. Thursday after the company spun off its lender-processing unit, saying Fidelity has limited growth potential.

The analyst whose downgrade of Citigroup sparked a broad stock market sell-off on Thursday said she has received several death threats stemming from her research, the Times of London said.

As financial markets appeared to calm Monday, so did speculation that the Federal Reserve would cut interest rates anytime soon.   "The Fed would not do this unless the situation got extremely dire and market troubles were having a profound negative impact on the economy," said Northern Trust chief economist Paul Kasriel.

The huge market swings yesterday--including a 200 point rebound in the Dow during the last half hour--may have had some traders chugging Maalox. But others thrive on the roller-coaster ride. Don't look for the big ups and downs to stop anytime soon.