Investment Strategy


  • Wild Ride Expected for Brent-WTI Spread Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 4:56 PM ET

    With November Brent Crude futures expiring in Friday’s session, traders are expecting more volatility on the spread between Brent and WTI oil futures.

  • Stocks End Mixed in Choppy Session; Banks Sag Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 4:50 PM ET

    Stocks came off their worst levels in a volatile session Thursday, but still closed mixed as investors remained cautious following JPMorgan earnings and a tepid Chinese economic report.

  • Talking Numbers: Middle of Risk Spectrum  Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 4:43 PM ET

    Sean Heron, Glenmede, explains why investors should avoid high-beta stocks.

  • Strategist: The Euro Party Is Just About Over Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 4:32 PM ET
    Last year's party

    Slovakia says yes to the expanded bailout fund, but this strategist says the euro's fun is pretty much over.

  • Apple's iCloud vs. Ultraviolet: Movies Anywhere? Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 4:13 PM ET
    Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue speaks about iCloud during introduction of the new iPhone 4s at the company’s headquarters October 4, 2011.

    Buy a movie once, watch it anywhere, on any Internet-connected device, through the cloud . That's the new business model making waves in Hollywood. Apple's in advanced negotiations with the movie studios to offer movies through its iCloud service and UltraViolet, from a consortium of media and tech companies, rolls out its first cloud-enabled DVDs this week. And Hollywood's hoping that these new options will grow digital movie sales to compensate for DVDs' decline.

  • Ten Risky Companies In North America Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 3:15 PM ET
    Risk is a key factor in any financial transaction, but investing in stocks may be among the riskiest. The success of a company is about more than financial performance, and shortcomings in other areas, can put the company — and its shareholders — at risk. GovernanceMetrics International, a leader in corporate governance research, has introduced a list highlighting ten companies and risk issues that "are critical for investors and other corporate stakeholders to monitor and respond to." The debut

    Click to see, in alphabetical order, the 10 North American companies on GovernanceMetrics International's risk list.

  • Does iCloud Have Promise?  Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 2:51 PM ET

    Sam Biddle, Gizmodo editor, explains why dark skies could be ahead for the iCloud.

  • Farr: Reflections on the 3Q Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 2:39 PM ET

    Throughout the financial crisis of 2008 and the market lows of 2009 we have suggested that recovery would be a difficult and bumpy process.

  • Your Down-Under Trading Plan Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 1:24 PM ET
    Tram in Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New Zealand, Australasia

    Hungry for a trading idea that has nothing to do with the mess in Europe? Here's one that's a world away.

  • Tipping Point for RIM?  Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 1:11 PM ET

    Brian Blair, Wedge Partners Principal, and CNBC's Jon Fortt, discuss Research in Motion's next move after it scrambled to restore service to millions of BlackBerry users.

  • Are Facebook-Shaped Clouds Gathering on Google? Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 12:58 PM ET

    Google looks set to report decent third-quarter results after markets close on Thursday, although Facebook-shaped clouds could be gathering on the horizon.

  • Time to Sell Wal-Mart?  Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 12:51 PM ET

    Chuck Grom, sr. retail equity analyst at Deutsche Bank, discusses why he has a "sell" rating on Wal-Mart.

  • Trading Google Ahead of Earnings  Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 12:36 PM ET

    Jordan Rohan, analyst at Stifel Nicolaus, explains why he retains his "hold" on Google stock now.

  • JPMorgan Investment Bank Avoids Crisis, for Now Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 12:26 PM ET

    After preparing investors for the worst quarterly revenue result at its investment bank since the financial crisis, JPMorgan Chase's investment banking unit did better than expected.

  • PCs Will Remain 'Big Part of Our Business': Dell CEO Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 12:18 PM ET
    **FILE** Dell laptops are seen in North Andover, Mass. in this March 1, 2007 file photo. Dell Inc. is expected to release quarterly earnings on Thursday, May 31, 2007. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, file)

    Dell remains "very committed" to selling personal computers, Chief Executive Michael Dell told CNBC Thursday.

  • Yoshikami: Should Your Portfolio Include ETFs? Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 11:29 AM ET
    Businessman reading the newspaper

    The ETF industry has seen explosive growth in both the number of funds and the assets managed by these funds since the launch of the first ETF in 1993. There are many reasons why ETFs have grown in popularity with investors. But should your portfolio include ETFs?

  • Meyer Lansky

    You knew him as "Chunk" from the movie "The Goonies" but now he's all grown-up, is a lawyer and writing a Guest Blog for CNBC on what Wall Street can learn from Meyer Lansky.

  • Is Your Tax Rate Higher Than These Banks? Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 10:57 AM ET

    Companies in the S&P 500 paid an average effective tax rate of 28.5 percent in 2010, compared to 15 percent in federal income tax for the median U.S. household with an income of $49,445.

  • Netflix Strikes Four Year Agreement with CW  Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 10:56 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber and Julia Boorstin have the details on the four year licensing agreement between Netflix and CW.

  • RIMM's Blackberry Jam  Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 10:12 AM ET

    The three day outage that began in Europe and spread all the way to Wall Street has left many frustrated, prompting some to switch services. Insight on how this will impact Research in Motion's stock, with Mike Abramsky, RBC Capital Markets analyst.