Investment Strategy


  • Altria shares dropped by 2% on Tuesday after Barron's reported severely declining cigarette sales. The Fast Money crew weigh in on the defensive investment.

  • Paring Apple's Share Price?     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 5:30 PM ET

    Defending the cut in Apple's price target due to iPad shipment concerns, with Tavis McCourt, Morgan Keegan, and the play on RIM rumors that the company may name a new chairman.

  • Volatility Playbook     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 5:23 PM ET

    A fear play on market volatility, with Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services. Also, TIVO shares soar 18% after settling a patent litigation with AT&T.

  • Small Bank Mergers: What's the Stall?     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 5:19 PM ET

    Are regulations or lackluster earnings stalling small banks consolidation? CNBC's Mary Thompson has the details.

  • The euro's having a good day for a change. Here's why, and how to trade the shift in mood.

  • Forecast: 2012 Bond Yields     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 5:13 PM ET

    Where are 10 and 30-year yields headed in 2012? George Goncalves, Nomura Securities Intl., provides the forecast, and insight on whether the Federal Reserve will provide QE3 this year.

  • Santa Rally Continues into January     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on Tuesday's market rally, fueled by the financial and material sectors, and how to play it. Also, the trade on Acme Packet, down 19% after cutting its guidance.

  • Fast Money, January 3, 2012     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Wapner and the Fast Money traders discuss the day's top trades and the stocks they'll be watching tomorrow.

  • Rob Cox's 2012 Predictions     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 4:22 PM ET

    Rob Cox, Reuters Breakingviews, discusses equities, China M&A, and banking opportunities in 2012.

  • Market Rally for Real?     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 4:16 PM ET

    Discussing whether the stock surge on Tuesday's trading session signals false hope for the remainder of the year, with CNBC's Bob Pisani & Herb Greenberg.

  • Inventories will be depleted in the first quarter, but hang on and the sector should pop up to 4 percent this year, C.J. Muse, managing director at Barclays Capital told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • January's Market Barometer     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    What trading in January signals for the rest of the trading year, with Sam Stovall, S&P, and Hank Smith, Haverford Investments.

  • January Rally?     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 3:33 PM ET

    Joe Quinlan, U.S. Trust, and Kathy Jones, Charles Schwab, discuss whether the Dow's some 200 point gain today signals a strong month for the markets this January.

  • Talking Numbers: Volatility in 2012?     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 3:29 PM ET

    Carter Worth, Oppenheimer, and Peter Boockvar, Miller Tabak, assess whether 2012 will be marked by volatility.

  • Texas Instruments: Buy or Sell?     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 3:15 PM ET

    Texas Instruments lost about 10% of its value in 2011, but the stock saw a 9% gain in the fourth quarter. Will the upward momentum hold in 2012? Patrick Wang, Evercore Partners, discusses.

  • Since 1945, a positive January in an election year has never missed in predicting a full-year gain for the S&P 500, with an average gain of 16 percent, says S&P's Sam Stovall.

  • Chesapeake, Devon Kick Off 2012 Energy Deals Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 2:47 PM ET

    Energy deals may stay hot in 2012 as foreign companies cut U.S. deals to bolster their reserves and build new drilling skills.

  • End of the Mancession?     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 2:45 PM ET

    New data shows that men have nabbed two out of every three new jobs during this recovery. Could this give an additional boost to men's retailers? Joel Naroff, Naroff Economic Advisors president, and Richard Jaffe, Stifel Nicolaus, weigh in.

  • 5 Business Tech Trends You Need to Watch Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 1:33 PM ET
    A trader at the New York Stock Exchange.

    In the coming year, one writer from TheStreet.com expects considerable buzz generated from new Apple gadgets and a new Microsoft Windows operating system and details his predictions for the top five business tech trends.

  • Today's Rally No Signal for 2012: Cashin Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 12:59 PM ET

    Tuesday's stock market rally, the first of 2012, doesn't necessarily foretell how the month or the year will go, Art Cashin told CNBC Tuesday.