Investment Strategy


  • Jobless Claims Could Boost Stocks as Europe Weighs Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 7:46 PM ET

    If weekly jobless claims once more show improvement Thursday, they could provide the magic needed to put stocks back in the black for the year.

  • Holy Cow! Milk is Leading the Commodity Pack     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 7:25 PM ET

    Scott Budman, KNTV San Jose reports milk futures have made the most gains in actively traded commodities this year; more bad news for cancer drug, Avastin; and mourners filled North Korean streets for Kim Jong Il's funeral.

  • Funds Expect Surge of Bad Loans in China Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 7:19 PM ET

    Foreign and domestic distressed debt funds expect a big supply of bad loans to come on to the market in China after at least five years in which banks largely sat on their portfolios of troubled loans. The FT reports.

  • Cramer's Long-Term Investing Themes     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 6:58 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his final thoughts on long-term investing themes.

  • Cramer: No Portfolio is Complete Without Gold     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 6:45 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains why every investor should have some gold in their portfolios.

  • Cramer's 4 Healthy Stock Picks     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 6:40 PM ET

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer weighs in with four healthy eating plays; Whole Foods, Hain Celestian, Panera Bread, and Chipotle.

  • Cramer's 'Big Picture' Themes     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 6:25 PM ET

    Mad Money's Cramer with a look at two stocks in counter-terrorism and network security; Nice Systems, and Verint.

  • 3 Stocks on Cramer's Shopping List     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 6:15 PM ET

    Mad Money's Cramer explains why he has placed Honeywell, Eaton, and Emerson on his long-term shopping list.

  • Cramer Sticks with His 'Convictions'     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer says investors need long-term themes that you can fall back on when the markets get tough, and the raging bull market in agriculture is turbocharged with a lot of staying power.

  • Mad Money, December 28, 2011     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, provides stock traders with all manner of investing advice.

  • Fast Money Web Extra     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    The Fast Money crew offers special CNBC.com-only advice on your investments.

  • Fast Money Final Trade     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 5:58 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders share their final trades of the day.

  • Options Action: Tesoro     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 5:52 PM ET

    An call spread options play on oil refiner, Tesoro, with Brian Stutland, Stutland Equities.

  • Rogers: Bullish on Ag Commodities in 2012?     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 5:44 PM ET

    Jim Rogers, Rogers Holdings discusses why he is shorting stocks and investing in commodities. Also, Mosaic announces it plans to cut phosphate production by 250,000 tonnes in the next three months.

  • Jim Rogers: Why I'm Shorting Stocks     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 5:43 PM ET

    Widely-followed investor Jim Rogers explains why he's shorting stocks around the world in favor of agricultural commodities. But he's not even optimistic about them over the next two years.

  • Scaramuccci: Top 5 Surprises in 2012     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 5:42 PM ET

    Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge Capital predict there will be fiscal unity in Europe; stocks will rally 20%; and gold will drop 30% next year.

  • The 50% Rebate Club: Buy or Beware in 2012     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 5:39 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders with the play on stocks that returned over 50% to investors in 2011, and whether they are getting too expensive.

  • Gold Nightmare for Hedge Funds     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 5:30 PM ET

    Gold mining stocks have been one of the biggest disappointments on Wall Street this year, so what can investors expect in 2012? Greg Zuckerman, Wall Street Journal, weighs in.

  • 3 Health Care Buys for 2012 Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 5:28 PM ET

    The health care sector had a good year in 2011 — the group was one of only two sectors out of 10 major categories within the S&P 1200 to deliver positive returns on both a price and total return basis. But 2012 brings a new set of challenges, reports TheStreet.com.

  • The Best 2012 Nat Gas Plays     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 5:23 PM ET

    A look at supply and demand pressures in the natural gas space, and where prices are likely headed next year, with Nick Pope, Dahlman Rose.