Investment Strategy


  • April Trading Volume May Be Weaker than March Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 12:59 PM ET

    According to KBW, average daily volume in cash equities in April is tracking 10 percent below March. Year-over-year, volume in Q2 so far is tracking 11 percent lower than Q2 last year.

  • Unstoppable Silver     Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 12:54 PM ET

    Is there anything that can stop silver's meteoric rise? The precious metal flirted near the $50 mark today. Peter Schiff, Euro Pacific Capital weighs in.

  • What Banks Need to Kick-Start Rally: Strategist Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 12:49 PM ET

    While banks earnings have been decent this earnings season, there’s been no revenue or loan growth, according to Christopher Mutascio, managing director of Stifel Nicolaus.

  • No, No, Netflix     Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 12:43 PM ET

    Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities analyst, discusses his opinion that Netflix is a sell, in spite of the fact that the stock hit another high today. Pachter says the cost of content will continue to rise and, as a result, has placed an $80 price target on the stock.

  • Tech Sector 'Still Looks Very Strong': Stock Picker Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 12:39 PM ET

    Despite a 7 percent rally in the first quarter, the tech sector “still looks very strong,” according to Dan Morgan, vice president and portfolio manager of Synovus Securities.

  • Word on the Street Now     Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders look at which trades you should put down now. And a look ahead to how to play commodities going into Bernanke's press conference on Wednesday.

  • Bank on Financials?     Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 12:21 PM ET

    Discussing why financials continue to lag the market, with Todd Thomson, Dynasty Financial Partners chairman.

  • US President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

    "In the past, Brazil's reach has always exceeded its grasp," says one former U.S. official. "It always saw itself as a leader, but has been frustrated that the world saw it another way. The Brazilian economy is developing to the point where it does have the global heft that people have to take it seriously."

  • Don’t get too excited over Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke’s press conference on Wednesday, said David Zervos, head of global fixed income strategy at Jefferies.

  • Stocks to Watch: Wyndham, Valero and More ... Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 11:00 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Energy, Materials and More on Barrick Gold Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 10:55 AM ET

    Energy and material stocks leading the market gently lower mid-morning, as a spurt up in the dollar has reversed the gains in silver, gold, copper, and oil. Speaking of gold: Gold producer Barrick Gold bid for Australian copper producer Equinox has some people wondering whether this is a top in gold.

  • Stocks Slip, Led by Energy, Materials Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 10:23 AM ET

    Stocks continued to trade narrowly mixed after an unexpected jump in new home sales, and ahead of a week filled with key earnings reports..

  • Off the Grid Indicators     Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 10:13 AM ET

    A look at the indicators that are painting a not-so-rosy picture of the economy, with Nicholas Colas, BNY ConvergEx Group, chief market strategist.

  • A Top in Gold? Here's Why Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 9:50 AM ET

    Much of the world's stock markets are closed Monday, including the UK, France, Australia, and Hong Kong...but the U.S. dollar keeps quietly sinking against most of the world's currencies, which has been a big help to precious metals and oil. This is likely to be a major topic during Mr. Bernanke's press conference on Wednesday.

  • Tale of Two Sectors     Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 9:44 AM ET

    Discussing whether the market rally can continue without participation of the banks, while tech is up seven percent, with Dan Morgan, Synovus Securities and Christopher Mutascio, Stifel Nicolaus.

  • Would You Invest in Brazil? Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 9:43 AM ET

    Are you planning to invest in Brazil? Do the potential rewards outweigh the risks? Tell us what you think.

  • Futures Rise Slightly; Gold Hits Record Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 9:16 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures rose slightly Monday after the long Easter weekend, after an earnings-driven rally last week.

  • Consumer Crunch     Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 7:14 AM ET

    Outlooks on consumers spending more at the pump and at the supermarket and the impact on other areas of retail, with Stephen Schork, The Schork Report and Brian Sozzi, Wall Street Strategies.

  • Monday Morning Markets     Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 7:02 AM ET

    Discussing investor concerns on economic growth, with Edward Yardeni, Yardeni Research and Barry Knapp, Barclays Capital.

  • New York Stock Exchange

    The Fed in the week ahead is expected to officially signal the long-anticipated shift away from one of its most controversial easy money policies, even as new data is likely to show the economy grew at a more sluggish pace in the first quarter.