Investment Strategy


  • Will German Court Decision Derail the Euro? Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 8:52 AM ET
    Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    On Wednesday, investors will wait with bated breath for news from Germany again, where the Federal Constitutional Court has the power to make or break the fate of the euro zone.

  • An Early Fall for Wall Street  Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 7:22 AM ET

    People are scared to face the long-term prospect that equities might win, according to Robert Doll, BlackRock chief equity strategist, who also weighs in on Treasurys.

  • Trading the Week Ahead  Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 6:31 AM ET

    The markets are discounting a recession that isn't there, according to Ron Sloan, Invesco Core Investment Management senior portfolio manager.

  • Gold May Top $6,000, Silver $600: Asset Manager Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | 7:24 AM ET

    Gold prices may reach $6,200 per ounce in a bull run which will “end all major bull markets,” Urs Gmuer, asset manager at Dolefin, a Swiss investment advice firm, told CNBC.

  • China's Biggest Jeweler’s IPO Plans Create Buzz Sunday, 4 Sep 2011 | 8:29 PM ET
    Models stand next to cabinets displaying limited edition watches at the opening of a Chow Tai Fook store in Hong Kong.

    China's biggest jewelry chain plans to list soon on the Hong Kong stock exchange, leading analysts and investors to speculate over what kind of valuations it would bring and whether it would be oversubscribed.

  • How to Trade on the Upcoming ECB Meeting Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 9:46 PM ET

    This week's European Central Bank meeting will show whether the ECB can save the global economy. Here's how to get ready.

  • Get Your Fill  Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 6:50 PM ET

    Want to skip the high management fees of a 401k? Opt to put your money in an IRA.

  • Stocks Lose for Week as Recession Fears Grow Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 6:10 PM ET

    Stocks added to losses Friday as investors were reluctant to stay long ahead of a three-day weekend. The selloff followed a disappointing jobs report that showed employment growth halted in August, amplifying concerns over the health of the recovery.

  • Pre-Gaming   Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    Cramer says owning stocks is not the first step towards building wealth.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook  Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including telecom and retail picks, with CNBC's Oriel Morrison.

  • How to Trade Away Risk After the Jobs Report Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 4:07 PM ET

    Between the stunningly bad jobs report and the mess in Europe, investors have more than their share of reasons to avoid risk. Here's how.

  • 5 REITs to Grow Your Portfolio Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 3:39 PM ET

    With bond interest rates at all-time-low yields to maturity, concerns about a double-dip recession are mounting and baby boomers are beginning to retire, so the need to generate income has become increasingly important and difficult to attain.

  • Euro's Future—When Will Rioting Start? Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 3:35 PM ET

    I read an interview in the German newsmagazine Spiegel with economic historian Hans-Joachim Voth. Voth has examined the history of 28 European countries over the last 90 years. His conclusion: "Austerity and anarchy are closely linked."

  • Bank of America May Have to Sell Merrill to Survive Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 1:18 PM ET
    Bank of America

    Bank of America could be forced to spin-off Merrill Lynch, the company's most profitable unit. As BofA faces mortgage putback risk and several lawsuits, it is poorly-positioned to comply with Basel III requirements, and the Fed's request for contingency capital plans sheds light on a possible spin-off.

  • Why Won't Companies Hire? Washington Is in the Way Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 12:44 PM ET

    The source of Friday's dismal jobs report isn't hard to trace—it starts with the mess in Washington and runs directly through the heart of American business.

  • Next Step for Investing  Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 12:27 PM ET

    President & CEO of Sentinel Investments, Christian Thwaites, resports on the current best strategy for investing into the crisis.

  • Europe's Woes Look Worse than America's Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 12:10 PM ET

    Europe closing down but off the lows. Many traders felt that the lows of the day might be reached in the morning as we go into the European close. The dollar has weakened, the euro strengthened...

  • BlackRock: Mining Stocks Are Cheap but Strong Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 11:50 AM ET

    Mining stocks will continue this summer's volatility, Evy Hambro, CIO of the natural resources team at BlackRock, told CNBC Friday. But strong fundamentals and expected commodities growth are not reflected in the share prices.

  • Fallout From the Awful Jobs Report Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 9:27 AM ET

    Stock futures, already, down 9 points, dropped an additional 10 points as nonfarm payrolls came in at zero job gains, below expecations of a gain of 70,000. This will increase the confidence of the crowd that argues we are heading into another recession—specifically that third-quarter gross domestic product will go negative.

  • Morici: Economy Stalls, No Jobs Added in August Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 9:25 AM ET

    The economy added no jobs in July. Unemployment stayed constant at 9.1 percent only because so many adults are too discouraged to look for work.