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Investment Strategy


  • Futures Higher After Italian Debt Auction Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 8:39 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street on Wednesday, after yields in an auction of short-term Italian debt halved, indicated increased investor appetite for the debt.

  • GNC's Stock Strong Performance   Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 8:25 AM ET

    CNBC's Darren Rovell has the details on GNC's healthy performance this year and the rebuilding of the brand. The stock is up 75 percent this year.

  • Europe Impacting Stock Picking for 2012   Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 7:16 AM ET
    Europe Impacting Stock Picking for 2012

    "We are cautious in the first six months of 2012 - we are concerned about Europe - but the last six months could be okay," says Tom Forester, Forester Value Fund portfolio manager. Forester adds, unless central banks kick in, financials are difficult the first half.

  • Oil Price Trends For 2012   Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 6:38 AM ET
    Oil Price Trends For 2012

    What we are up against is some pretty big resistance in the crude oil market, says Michael Gurka, Spectrum Asset Management, who adds that headline risks out of Iran are pushing prices higher.

  • Euro Seen Having Another Bumpy Ride in 2012 Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 2:40 AM ET

    2011 was the most dramatic year for the euro in the decade since the single currency was launched. 2012 may bring more of the same, analysts say.

  • ‘Financial Amnesia’ a Factor Behind Crisis Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 2:33 AM ET
    Credit Crisis

    Fund managers and financial advisers should be forced to study financial history to reduce the likelihood of future market panics and crashes, according to a leading trade body for investment professionals. The Financial Times reports

  • Rising Geopolitical Tensions Threaten Oil Supplies Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 7:22 PM ET

    Oil prices are bubbling higher on concerns geopolitical risks to global oil supplies are rising, amid an increase in sectarian violence in Iraq and as Iran reacts to the prospects of increased sanctions.

  • Market Fuel: Follow the Money   Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 6:45 PM ET
    Market Fuel: Follow the Money

    Cramer explains why investors should be cautious when cash flows into the consumer staples sector after a sell-off, because it could be a signal the economy is going to get worse.

  • Cramer's Favorite 'Down Days' Stocks   Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 6:25 PM ET
    Cramer's Favorite 'Down Days' Stocks

    A sell-off is an opportunity to buy, says Mad Money's Cramer, especially stocks that have just pulled off their highs, and stocks with dividends that have grown larger thanks to the decline.

  • Stick with Domestic Consumer Staples in 2012: Analyst Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 6:20 PM ET

    In 2012, the weakened European economy will likely hurt multinationals more than domestic U.S. companies in the consumer staples sector, John Faucher, JP Morgan senior analyst, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Buy Broken Stocks, Not Broken Companies   Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 6:15 PM ET
    Buy Broken Stocks, Not Broken Companies

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer takes a look at stocks during a big sell-off, and leads investors away from broken companies and towards broken stocks.

  • Don’t Trust Buybacks Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 6:13 PM ET

    If investors want to return value to shareholders, Cramer said, they should increase their dividends.

  • Demolishing Market Myths   Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 6:00 PM ET
    Demolishing Market Myths

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains to investors how the market works, but first he debunks the notion, the market is always rational.

  • Fast Money Final Trade   Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 5:58 PM ET
    Fast Money Final Trade

    The Fast Money traders share their final trades of the day.

  • Options Action: MGM   Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 5:46 PM ET
    Options Action: MGM

    Taking advantage of regulated online gaming, using an options play on MGM, with, Mike Khouw, Cantor Fitzgerald.

  • Transportation Stocks on a Tear in Q4   Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 5:39 PM ET
    Transportation Stocks on a Tear in Q4

    Discussing GE's move into online banking, and a look at transportation stocks, which are up 20% in Q4, nearly double the return in the S&P 500. So what's behind the surge and where are the opportunities? Arthur Hatfield, Morgan Keegan transportation analyst, discusses.

  • Why Buy Apple in 2012   Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 5:22 PM ET
    Why Buy Apple in 2012

    Discussing the outlook for Apple and three reasons to buy the stock in 2012, including its new iPad & iPhones, and the new stream of earnings from iTV, with Mark McKechnie, telecom equipment analyst., and the Fast Money traders.

  • Volatility Playbook   Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 5:21 PM ET
    Volatility Playbook

    A fear trade on market volatility, with Jon Najarian, OptionMONSTER.com.

  • BAC's Dash for Cash?   Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 5:13 PM ET
    BAC's Dash for Cash?

    Does Bank of America need to raise an addtional $45B? Marty Mosby, Guggenheim analyst, discusses how the big bank will raise cash.

  • Winners & Losers on Sears Stumble   Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
    Winners & Losers on Sears Stumble

    Dissecting the day's major business news, including the 27% drop in Sears' shares on Tuesday, and how to play it, with Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer analyst. Also, buying Whirlpool on the dip, with the Fast Money traders.