Investment Strategy


  • You can usually find attractive stocks in the laggards of a given year. That's not the case in 2011.

  • 2.0 Philanthropy Encouraging Donations   Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 1:30 PM ET
    2.0 Philanthropy Encouraging Donations

    Last year, Americans made nearly $300B in charitable donations. Tech savvy philanthropists are making big moves in the non-profit world, with Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Standford lecturer and book author of "Giving 2.0."

  • Kashkari: We Found Safe-Haven Stocks Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 1:14 PM ET

    In the midst of market chaos, dividend-yielding equities are viable safe-haven strategies, says Neel Kashkari, Pimco Head of Global Equities.

  • Citigroup Internet analyst Mark Mahaney told CNBC the Amazon Kindle Fire's problems are "overstated."

  • Did Black Friday Save Best Buy's Earnings? Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 12:58 PM ET
    Best Buy

    Best Buy may have been one of the biggest winners on Black Friday, but the shopping frenzy on Thanksgiving weekend probably didn't fix the company's core issues as it tries to shake its image as Amazon's showroom.

  • Kindle Up in Flames?   Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 12:55 PM ET
    Kindle Up in Flames?

    Critics are attacking the Kindle Fire saying customers are unhappy. Insight on why he has a sell rating on Amazon, with Colin Gillis, BGC Financial analyst.

  • Strong Second Derivative on Zynga IPO   Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 12:38 PM ET
    Strong Second Derivative on Zynga IPO

    A look ahead of a busy week in IPOs as the most talked about names to go public include Facebook's biggest game maker, Zynga. Simon Baker, Baker Avenue Asset Management CEO, explains why there is a strong second derivative trade for Zynga.

  • FedEx vs. UPS: Delivering Jobs   Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 12:30 PM ET
    FedEx vs. UPS: Delivering Jobs

    The busiest day of the year has arrived for shoppers like FedEx and UPS. Insight on how many employees the companies plan to hire ahead of the holiday shipping season, with Urs Dur, Lazard Capital Markets.

  • Gold Plunges Below $1,700   Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 12:15 PM ET
    Gold Plunges Below $1,700

    Gold slides down below $1700 for the first time in two weeks and touched a seven week low earlier in the day. Insight on where the metal's price is headed, with Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter founder/publisher/editor.

  • Intel Hammered Today   Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 12:10 PM ET
    Intel Hammered Today

    Chipmaker Intel cuts its fourth quarter outlook, blaming hard drive supply shortages, with Craig Berger, FBR Capital Markets senior technology, media/telecom analyst.

  • Europe's Grand Debt Plan No Panacea   Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 12:00 PM ET
    Europe's Grand Debt Plan No Panacea

    Stocks slide today on Europe debt doubts. The Fast Money traders share their trades as major averages extend opening losses.

  • Amazon Kindle a Bust?   Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 11:21 AM ET
    Amazon Kindle a Bust?

    Dissatisfied Amazon Kindle users are returning the product. Mark Mahaney, Citigroup internet analyst weighs in.

  • Art Cashin's Market Outlook   Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 11:00 AM ET
    Art Cashin's Market Outlook

    Commenting on the current sell off in the markets, with Arthur Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations.

  • Market Deals with Euro Zone Warnings   Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 10:08 AM ET
    Market Deals with Euro Zone Warnings

    After two weeks of gains for the major averages, can the momentum continue for the week ahead, particularly in light of recent comments by S&P and Moody's? Insight with Bill Stone, PNC Wealth Management and Jim McCaughan, Principal Global Investors.

  • Your Post-Summit Euro Trade Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 9:12 AM ET

    The European Union summit generated some results - but not everything investors hoped for. Here's how to trade the euro now.

  • Safe Haven Stock Plays   Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 8:54 AM ET
    Safe Haven Stock Plays

    There are some attractive stocks with good dividend yields, says Neel Kashkari, Pimco head of global equities, who adds long-term investors can reap the benefits of opportunities in equities.

  • Shares to Open Lower; Moody’s Warns on EU Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 7:31 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street Monday as credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service said it still expects to review its ratings on all European Union sovereign credit in the first quarter of next year, adding that last week's agreement by European policymakers offered few new measures to resolve the region's debt crisis.

  • Trader's Market Outlook   Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 6:39 AM ET
    Trader's Market Outlook

    Traders are watching economic data this week and quadruple witching, with Joe Kinahan, TD Ameritrade.

  • Option Bulls Pile Into PetroChina Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 6:20 AM ET

    PetroChina is not a common target for option traders, but bulls were piling into the name at the end of last week.

  • Markets are Untradeable and Uninvestable   Sunday, 11 Dec 2011 | 8:10 PM ET

    Viktor Shvets, MD & Head of Research & Strategy of Samsung Securities Asia warns that markets are untradeable and uninvestable, as all asset classes will continue to be highly correlated. He says that what investors need to continue to focus on now are macro influences.