Investment Strategy


  • Low Expectations and Gaming the Fed Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 9:29 AM ET

    Talk about low expectations: S&P futures rose a bit on the ADP report, even though it was slightly below expectations. We are now back in the twilight zone game called Gaming the Fed: More weak data increases the chances of a third round of quantitative easing.

  • August's Market Mood Swings  Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 9:05 AM ET

    Discussing whether volatility will keep rolling in the new month, with Michael Shea, Direct Access Partners and Dan Deming, Stutland Volatility Group.

  • Gold Rush Series Hits the Mother Lode: The GLD Vault Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 8:43 AM ET

    Our Gold Rush series continues Wednesday with the motherlode: A look inside the gold vault of the SPDR Gold Trust, the largest exchange traded fund in the world, backed by gold in a secret location in London.

  • Futures Hold Gains After ADP Jobs Report Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 8:19 AM ET

    Futures held their gains Wednesday even after a report that the private sector hired fewwer workers than expected. Investors were encouraged following news that President Obama suggested the White House had a range of policy options that could create up to a million new jobs.

  • Buy European Equities While Valuations Low: BarCap Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 5:26 AM ET

    Despite ongoing sovereign debt issues in the euro zone and the US, and fears of a double dip recession in the developed world, equities are undervalued and investors should consider building their exposure to them, according to Edmund Shing, head of European equity strategy at Barclays Capital.

  • CEE Is 'Turbo-Charged Western Europe': Strategist Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 4:08 AM ET

    Worries about Western Europe have spilled into countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the region's fate is tightly linked to that of its main exporting market, Wike Groenenberg, head of CEEMEA strategy at Citi, told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • How Do You Handle Corrections? Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 7:15 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer emphasizes the importance of execution when to comes to choosing stocks.

  • The Difference Between Investing & Trading Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 7:13 PM ET

    They’re not the same thing, you know.

  • Calculating a Stock’s Risk-Reward Ratio Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 7:12 PM ET

    As much as you want to know how much a particular equity will go up, you also need to know how far it will fall. Here’s how you figure it out.

  • The Almighty Multiple Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 7:11 PM ET

    It’s one of the best ways to compare stocks. Plus, a look at the top line, the bottom line and gross margins.

  • The Importance of Secular Vs. Cyclical Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 7:10 PM ET

    If money managers live and die by rotating between the two, you probably want to know what they mean.

  • Know the Lingo, says Cramer  Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 6:45 PM ET

    I like to look for companies that have proven management teams, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Trading vs. Investing  Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 6:40 PM ET

    Think you can game earnings? Think again, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Knowing What you Want  Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 6:30 PM ET

    It's important to know what you own and what others are willing to pay for it, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Homebuilder stocks may be rising today, but two analysts remain cautious about buying further into the sector.

  • Volatility Playbook: VIX  Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 5:42 PM ET

    Fast Money trader Jon Najarian discusses his volatility trade.

  • Weakness in Semis  Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 5:41 PM ET

    Discussing reasons to be cautious on semis, with Daniel Niles, Alpha One Capital Partners.

  • Stock Pops & Drops  Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 5:40 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders take a look at today's biggest market movers, including Barnes & Noble and Bank of America.

  • Tablet Wars: AMZN vs. APPLE  Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 5:20 PM ET

    Discussing whether Amazon can challenge Apple's tablet domination, with Neil Herman, Ticonderoga Securities analyst. Herman also provides insight on Microsoft, and whether it will raise its dividend.

  • Market Has QE3 Fed Easing on the Brain Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 5:13 PM ET

    My usual policy is not to fight the tape, but really: this may be a case where traders really are hearing things (that you, Grandpa?).