Investment Strategy


  • Inside Legg Mason's Business   Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 3:16 PM ET
    Inside Legg Mason's Business

    For the second quarter, Legg Mason plunged 25% as customers pulled money out of the markets and the company's investments lost value. Discussing the current state of business is Mark Fetting, Legg Mason chairman/CEO.

  • Time to Take on More Risk: Specialists Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 3:11 PM ET

    It's time to get out of defensive holdings and get into riskier investments take advantage of the market rally, two specialists told CNBC Friday.

  • What's Your Wealth Strategy? Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 2:54 PM ET

    Markets have been slowly recouping their losses lately. But the volatility in the stock market has forced a rethink of investment strategies. We want to know how you are preserving and growing your assets.

  • SEC Might Get It Right With This One Industry Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 1:35 PM ET

    SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro, dogged by agency miscues, isn't about to take chances in letting the $1 trillion exchange traded fund industry expand into derivatives — no matter what Nasdaq and other ETF providers request.

  • It's going to take a lot more than Thursday's 3.4 percent gain in the Standard & Poor's 500 index to lure fed-up mutual-fund investors back to the fold.

  • Buy, Sell, or Hold?   Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 1:26 PM ET
    Buy, Sell, or Hold?

    Fast Money Halftime Traders Pete and Jon Najarian, Optionmonster.com, share perspective on which stocks to buy, sell, or hold right now?

  • Rotblut: High Valuations and High Downside Risk Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 12:51 PM ET

    Netflix and Amazon.com are two good examples as to why you should be cautious about investing in a highly valued stock. Shares of both companies fell significantly earlier this week after disappointing investors.

  • Expect Market to Consolidate Recent Gains   Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 12:47 PM ET
    Expect Market to Consolidate Recent Gains

    Stocks are having their best month since 1974 as the S&P rises nearly 14%. Insight into what the markets are telling us, with Abigail Doolittle, Peak Theories Research.

  • Trading AMD After Surprisingly Good Earnings   Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 12:19 PM ET
    Trading AMD After Surprisingly Good Earnings

    AMD reported better than expected quarterly earnings, but one analyst reiteraties its sell rating on the stock, with Dan Berenbaum, MKM Partners executive director. Also, discussing how to trade the globe as Baidu posts an 80% surge in profits, with the Fast Money Halftime Traders.

  • The Next Worry for Markets: No Deal Yet on US Debt Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    Wall Street might want to enjoy the rally over Europe's debt agreement while it lasts, because another debt crisis is still looming closer to home.

  • Hedge-Fund Compensation to Decline: Barton Biggs Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 11:06 AM ET
    Barton Biggs

    Compensation levels for hedge funds and investment-management firms "are going to come down very significantly versus other parts of the economy," investor Barton Biggs told CNBC Friday.

  • Pressure Mounts on MF Global   Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 11:06 AM ET
    Pressure Mounts on MF Global

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche has the story on MF Global, which is in advanced negotiations to sell its futures unit.

  • For-Profit Schools Look Abroad for Growth Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 10:40 AM ET

    As their student enrollments in the United States continue to shrink, some for-profit schools are hoping to find growth opportunities in other countries.

  • Cashing In On Foreclosures?   Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 10:34 AM ET
    Cashing In On Foreclosures?

    A new plan to help the housing market could make foreclosed homes a sought after commodity, with CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Groupon's Biggest IPO Road Show Test Yet Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 10:27 AM ET

    With a week left before pricing its long-watched initial public offering, Groupon executives, led by CEO Andrew Mason, will round out the first leg of road show presentations in front of an estimated 300 investors at Manhattan’s St. Regis hotel Friday.

  • Chevron Reporting Higher Earnings   Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 10:15 AM ET
    Chevron Reporting Higher Earnings

    Chevron reported earnings more than doubled in the third quarter due to higher oil prices since the decline in oil production. Pavel Molchanov, Raymond James energy analyst weighs in.

  • Futures Hold Lower After Spending News Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 8:40 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a weaker open for Wall Street Friday as investors remained skeptical over the euro zone debt deal reached on Wednesday and its ability to contain the crisis that has swept across the region.

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    Asian PC makers Lenovo and Acer stand to benefit from the ongoing uncertainty about Hewlett Packard’s personal computer business, according to Barclays Capital, which upgraded both stocks to overweight.

  • Erste Bank Sharply Cuts CDS Portfolio; To Close It Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 5:19 AM ET

    Austrian bank Erste announced on Friday that it had drastically reduced its credit default swaps (CDS) portfolio and that it would close it by the end of the year, after valuing it based on what it would be worth in the market - known as marking to market - earlier in the month.

  • Pension Funds Continue De-Risking   Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 3:40 AM ET
    Pension Funds Continue De-Risking

    Karen Olney, head of European thematic strategy at UBS, told CNBC that pension funds were being forced to tactically take profits in government bonds.