Investment Strategy


  • More Volatility Ahead in 2012     Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 9:40 AM ET

    Insight on why more volatility will be seen in the new year, with Savita Subramanian, BofA Merrill Lynch head of U.S. equity/quantitative strategy.

  • What Traders Are Watching     Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 9:36 AM ET

    A check on futures, with Bob Iaccino, YourTradingRoom.com chief market strategist.

  • What to Expect in Today's Trading     Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 9:23 AM ET

    A check on the markets ahead of today's trading session, with Gordon Charlop, Rosenblatt Securities managing director.

  • Futures Flat Amid Caution Ahead of EU Summit Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 9:13 AM ET

    Futures were hugging the flatline Wednesday as investors took a breather following to days of gains to see if EU officials could come up with a plan to deal with the region's debt crisis during a summit at the end of the week.

  • The Roadmap: European Debt & Retail     Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 9:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Melissa Lee, Carl Quintanilla, and David Faber break down today's market moving headlines, including confidence subsiding in the European debt solution, Starwood CEO's harsh words for President Obama, and a wave of retail analysts calls to watch.

  • Where Pensions Are Investing     Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 8:45 AM ET

    A look at the alternative investing that pension funds are pushing, with Steve Leblanc, Teacher Retirement System of Texas senior managing director of private markets, who discusses the diversification of pension funds.

  • Americans Still Spend in Downbeat Economy     Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 8:34 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman has the results from a survey that reveals what Americans think about the economy and how much they plan to spend this holiday season.

  • Changing Investor Behavior     Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 8:00 AM ET

    An outlook on whether Europe will solve its debt crisis, with Curtis Arledge, BNY Mellon Investment Management CEO, who weighs in on the opportunities in the markets right now.

  • Turning Around Distressed Assets     Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 7:44 AM ET

    A look at how some hedge funds are turning distressed assets into profits, with Marc Lasry, Avenue Capital chairman/CEO, who says it is definitely a buyers market right now.

  • Aussie Lifts, Euro Slips, Euro Short Positions Are High Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 7:31 AM ET

    Australia is growing, China is slowing, and everyone is eager for the EU summit, already - time for your FX Fix.

  • Bob Doll: The Next Market Driver     Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 6:50 AM ET

    Insight on what will drive the markets next, with Robert Doll, BlackRock chief equity strategist, who says U.S. economic data continues to point to an acceleration in growth.

  • M&A Deal Forecast 2012     Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 6:36 AM ET

    Insight on whether mergers and acquisitions activity will spike in the next year, with Rich Jeanneret, Ernst & Young Americas vice chair of transaction advisory services.

  • Analysis of the European markets, with CNBC's Ross Westgate. Europe is up ahead of the U.S. market open and Germany finds good demand in today's Bund auction.

  • U.S. futures are positive across the board, while in Europe stocks are higher on great expectations for the European summit. Germany has a successful bond auction, and Asia also sees modest gains on hopes the S&P warning will push Europe to find a solution to its ongoing debt crisis.

  • How a Break-Up of the Euro Zone Could Crush the UK Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 3:03 AM ET
    Big Ben

    A break-up of the single European currency would have severe consequences on the UK economy, with unemployment pushing above 4 million, the pound appreciating sharply and major banks failing, analysts at ING wrote in a market note.

  • Investors Count Down to EU Summit Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 8:41 PM ET
    NYSE Traders

    Wednesday's markets could be relatively quiet as investors count down to the European leaders' summit at the end of the week.

  • Investing in Asia     Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 8:10 PM ET

    Travis Spence, Head of Asian Global Liquidity, J.P. Morgan discusses how investors have been reducing exposure to European banks and how they can increase their return on investment by focusing more on Asia.

  • No Huddle Offense: Buybacks Don't Work!     Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 6:58 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer says the vast majority of buybacks don't work, but points out two examples where they actually did work: Novellus and AutoZone.

  • Off the Charts: VIX     Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 6:45 PM ET

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer eyes the charts to get a read on the volatility index, as interpreted by Mark Sebastian, OptionPit.com technician.

  • Lightning Round     Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 6:40 PM ET

    You say the name of a stock, and Mad Money's Jim Cramer tells you whether to buy or sell.