Investment Strategy


  • Futures Pressured by High Oil Prices Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 9:19 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Tuesday as Brent oil hovered around $120 a barrel, reflecting market concerns that rising prices could dent company profits and hurt the global economic recovery.

  • The economic consequences of a government shutdown can’t be calibrated on a spreadsheet with an economic model. It all depends on who wins public opinion—Congressional Republicans or the President and Democrats.

  • Gross: Master of the Markets     Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 8:42 AM ET

    William Gross, Co-CIO & Founder, PIMCO, discusses how he built PIMCO into the world's largest bond fund, and his theory on how to make money in today's volatile environment. His company now has $1.2 trillion in assets under management.

  • Gabelli: Master of the Market     Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 8:05 AM ET

    Mario Gabelli, CEO & CIO, GAMCO Investors, Inc., this year's Money Manager of the Year (Institutional Investor) discusses his quest to buy companies that are selling at a discount from private market value and look for a catalyst. He also discusses his economic outlook and expectations for the market.

  • Steinhardt: Buffett Has Media Conned     Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 7:10 AM ET

    The gloves come off as Michael Steinhardt, chairman, WisdomTree Investments, makes known his true feelings about billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who he says has conned the press.

  • Silver bar and coins

    An increasingly hot topic in some circles as silver prices soar: Whether the Sprott Physical Silver Trust, a silver closed-end fund better known as the PSLV, should be worth more – bar for bar – than the iShares Silver Trust ETF, generally referred to as the SLV?

  • Five Things We're Watching: April 5, 2011 Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 7:06 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Inside the mind of Ben in the latest Fed Minutes, Paul Ryan showing off his budget meat ax, and fallout from the 737 cracks. Here's what we're watching

  • Crescenzi: The House of Pain — The Money Market Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 4:48 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The money market has become an ever-worsening house of pain, owing to the Federal Reserve’s merciless effort to create an investment climate so punishing that it drives investors to seek refuge in other assets.

  • Stocks Close Mixed Amid Lackluster Trading Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 4:47 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed Monday with tech stocks lower after the market traded within a narrow range during much of a quiet session with the market at or near highs for the year.  Johnson & Johnson led the Dow higher, while HP fell.

  • Retail Sales and Low Volume, Again Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 4:03 PM ET

    Before we get to earnings season, we have to get retail same store sales for March, out on Thursday. Remember, Easter is 20 days later this year...so comps will be tougher, though everyone is looking to make it up in April.

  • Stocks Gain Slightly As Close Nears; Chips Fall Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks gained moderate strength in the final hour of trading Monday, although largely remained within a narrow range, amid another quiet trading session with the market at or near highs for the year. Johnson & Johnson and Wal-Mart gained, while HP fell.

  • Nationalize the Airlines?     Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 2:41 PM ET

    Weighing in on whether airlines should be run by the government, with David Callahan, Demos; Peter Schiff, Euro Pacific Capital and CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • A trader at the New York Stock Exchange.

    Though the market is coming off its best quarter in 13 years, the rally has been accomplished with only sporadic help from the mom-and-pop investors counted on to power the US economy.

  • Stephen Axinn

    The fate of some of the biggest takeover deals in recent weeks will ultimately rest in the hands of antitrust regulators, an antitrust attorney told CNBC Monday.

  • Morici: The Budget Follies Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 1:26 PM ET

    Federal finances are in shambles, and Americans should be amused if not disgusted by the explanations and solutions both political parties offer.

  • The Masters of Advice     Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 1:07 PM ET

    A look at why some dysfunction in the market is offering investors an opportunity rather than something to avoid, with James Paulsen, Wells Capital Management chief investment strategist.

  • Where Are the Earnings Pre-Announcements? Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 1:00 PM ET

    With one week to go to the start of earnings season, there's been little in the way of high-profile earnings guidance. What's up? It's pretty simple: either CEOs are happy with the guidance they have given — or we've got some surprises coming.

  • Fast Flash & Call of the Day     Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 12:47 PM ET

    Shares of The Blackstone Group make a run for a three-year high, and a look at casual dining stocks set to take off, with Mark Kalinoswki, Janney Capital Markets.

  • What's Trading Now     Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 12:32 PM ET

    Silver and the gold, and the commodities trade doesn't appear to coming to a close, with CNBC's Scott Wapner and the Fast Money Halftime Report traders. Also, a look at the microchip trade, and what it will take for stocks to break out now, with Carter Worth, Oppenheimer.

  • Joe Heider, principal of Rehmann Financial, points to "Near record corporate earnings, record cash on the cash balance of corporations, low-borrowing costs, favorable tax treatment"—among other factors.