Investment Strategy


  • 15 Companies with Zero Debt Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 11:59 AM ET
    Throughout the financial crisis, large debt loads weighed on company balance sheets and had serious implications for the firms that let their borrowing get out of control. Other companies, however, have a history of operating with low debt levels, and many choose to issue no debt at all. Instead of debt, these companies hold cash and liquid investments in order to make acquisitions, investments and to run daily operations. Although too much debt can quickly turn into a problem, zero debt does no

    Throughout the financial crisis, large debt loads weighed on company balance sheets and had serious implications for many firms. Others are debt free and cash rich...like these 15 companies.

  • Capital Is Key Issue for Euro Banks: JP Morgan Exec Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 11:51 AM ET

    The “key issue” facing Europe’s banks is raising capital, not improving liquidity, JP Morgan Chase International’s chairman Jacob Frenkel told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Airline Stocks Rally to a 6-Month High Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 11:47 AM ET

    Airline stocks rallied Wednesday, after air carriers Delta and US Airways reported better-than-expected quarterly profits.

  • Global Markets Update: Soros Says Must Watch Spain & Italy

    European markets close mostly down over ongoing concerns over a Greek debt deal. Billionaire George Soros says we need to strengthen Italy & Spain. Telecom shares fall after Ericsson misses sales and profit forecasts. German business sentiment rises for the third straight month. Treasury sells $35 billion in 5-year notes at yield of .899 percent.

  • What the FOMC Meeting Could Mean for the Dollar Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 10:53 AM ET

    When Federal Reserve officials provide a glimpse into their interest rate plans, it could mean tough sledding for the dollar.

  • Morgan Stanley CEO: U.S. in Better Shape   Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 10:35 AM ET
    Morgan Stanley CEO:  U.S. in Better Shape

    Insight on the strong team that worked on a number of technology IPOs in the past year, with James Gorman, Morgan Stanley president/CEO, who says the tech sector is moving ahead.

  • Wave of Earnings, News, Buffets Wall Street Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 9:21 AM ET
    CJ Macias rides his surf board as he takes advantage of the waves created by Hurricane Irene as it passes off the coast on August 25, 2011 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    Even though the overall stock market remains on the quiet side, there is a tremendous amount of news, especially on the earnings side.

  • Futures Mixed Ahead of Fed; Apple Surges Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 9:17 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures struggled for direction Wednesday as investors digested a handful of corporate earnings and ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy statement.

  • What's Shaking: Wednesday's Early Movers Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 8:36 AM ET

    Take a look at some of Wednesday morning's early movers:

  • Roubini: Europe Needs 'Massive Monetary Easing' Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 8:07 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    Europe needs "massive monetary easing" to get out of its debt crisis, otherwise Greece will likely abandon the euro in a year and a half, famous economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC on Wednesday. 

  • Growing J.C. Penney   Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 7:30 AM ET
    Growing J.C. Penney

    J.C. Penney plans to add jobs over the next five years, says William A. Ackman, Pershing Square Capital Management founder/CEO.

  • Option Bulls Step Into McDermott International Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 6:25 AM ET

    McDermott International has been churning sideways for months, but now the bulls are stepping into the oil-services name.

  • Capital is Key for Euro Banks: JP Morgan Exec   Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 5:20 AM ET
    Capital is Key for Euro Banks: JP Morgan Exec

    "The key issue is not liquidity, it is capitalizing the banks and enhancing competitiveness," Jacob Frenkel, chairman at JPMorgan Chase International, told CNBC.

  • Apple Shines as Markets Wait for Fed Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 8:28 PM ET
    Apple iPhone 4S

    Stocks may still feel the shine from Apple’s stunning earnings report Wednesday, as investors await the Fed’s afternoon statement and economic forecasts.

  • Kinder Morgan: Pipeline to Dividends   Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 6:45 PM ET
    Kinder Morgan: Pipeline to Dividends

    If you're looking for safe, consistent high-yielders, says Mad Money's Cramer, there's nothing better than the pipeline MLPs, and KMP is the best play out there. Discussing the future of the pipeline business, with Richard Kinder, Kinder Morgan CEO.

  • Lightning Round   Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 6:40 PM ET
    Lightning Round

    You say the name of a stock, and Mad Money's Jim Cramer tells you whether to buy or sell.

  • Markets Worry GOP Disarray May Help Re-Elect Obama Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 6:36 PM ET
    Mitt Romney

    So far, the presidential election has not impacted stocks, but that could change if Mitt Romney fades as the likely Republican nominee.

  • Cramer's Tech Match Up: Google vs. Microsoft   Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 6:25 PM ET
    Cramer's Tech Match Up: Google vs. Microsoft

    Mad Money's Cramer goes under the hood to figure out why a great growth stock like Google is floundering, and a yesteryear company like Microsoft seems to have reinvented itself.

  • Cramer's Specialty Drug Plays in Big Pharma   Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 6:15 PM ET
    Cramer's Specialty Drug Plays in Big Pharma

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer, explains how big drug makers like, Pfizer and Bristol-Myers could pay off big time for investors.

  • Cramer's Five Major Market Themes   Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 6:00 PM ET
    Cramer's Five Major Market Themes

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer tells investors which five themes to look for in 2012, including; luxury spending; a bottom in the semiconductors; a resurrection of the cloud; Europe as a positive, and the mainstreaming of natural gas as a surface fuel.