Investment Strategy


  • High-Yield REITs Likely to Beat Stocks as Easing Ends Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 4:54 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has indicated that the hurdle for QE3  (a third round of quantitative easing) is very high. Other Fed governors have echoed this sentiment and, given the QE2-backlash from politicians and the recent ramp in commodity prices, the Fed wouldn't consider more easing unless deflation emerged and a double-dip recession loomed. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Longest Losing Streak since February 2009 Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 4:35 PM ET

    The S&P recorded today its longest daily consecutive drop since the six-day ended losing streak of February 23rd, 2009. The last time that the S&P and Dow were down for six straight days in a row at the start of a month simultaneously was on October 8th, 2008, at the height of the financial crisis.

  • Stocks End Lower for Sixth Straight Session Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 4:27 PM ET

    Stocks finished lower for the sixth-consecutive session Wednesday as investors worried over a slowing recovery following Ben Bernanke's grim outlook and after the Fed's latest Beige Book, which showed signs of a slowdown in several regions.

  • Jim Rogers One-on-One  Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 4:20 PM ET

    Jim Rogers, Rogers Holdings chairman/CEO discussing the economy, rising debt, China's growth prospects and oil prices.

  • Liesman: Don't Blame Bernanke for Market Drop Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 3:29 PM ET

    I have to differ with those who say Bernanke tanked the market in Tuesday's remarks to the International Monetary Conference. My read is he's throwing the market a bone, not taking one way.

  • Stocks Slide Ahead of Close; Energy Gains Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 3:29 PM ET

    Stocks were poised to close lower for the sixth-straight session Wednesday amid concerns over the recovery following Ben Bernanke's grim economic outlook and after the Fed's latest Beige Book stated that several regions showed signs of a slowdown.

  • Rare 6-Day Losing Streak to Start Month? Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 2:43 PM ET

    The S&P 500 is now 6% off the multi-year high it closed at on April 29. It continues to be a broad-based pullback too. For the month so far, none of the Dow 30 stocks are up, just 2% (or 10 stocks) in the S&P 500 is up, and all of the 10 S&P 500 sectors are down more than 2%.

  • NYSE traders

    Along with the feeling that the economic recovery isn't all it was cracked up to be has come a feeling that maybe the stock market rally isn't, either.

  • E3: Consoles & Core Gamers are Back Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 1:38 PM ET
    Electronic Entertainment Expo E3

    It's day two of the annual video game convention and some new themes have emerged as the whole industry battles the rise of games on smartphones and tablets.

  • Anyone Have a Yen for More Intervention? Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 1:09 PM ET
    Dollar and Yen

    The yen is flirting with a key level against the dollar. Will central banks intervene?

  • Next Great Biotech Investment  Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 12:27 PM ET

    A look at venture capital investing and the growing boom in biotechs, with Terry McGuire, Polaris Ventures.

  • The Real Story on the Economy  Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 12:20 PM ET

    Is the U.S. economy slowing down or going down? Discussing the global economic outlook, with Charles Kaye, Warburg Pincus.

  • Busch: Trading the European Central Bank Meeting Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 11:45 AM ET

    The ECB meets on Thursday amidst speculation that the central bank will indicate a future tightening of monetary policy. Here's how to trade it.

  • Options Traders Make Bullish Bet on Airline Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 11:43 AM ET

    United Continental Holdings took off with upside option activity, as an early pullback in the price of oil gave airline stocks a lift.

  • How to Trade Euro Debt-Deal Talk Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 11:29 AM ET
    Euro coins

    Slowly but surely, negotiators seem to be inching toward some kind of fix - at least for now - for the euro debt mess. Here's how to trade it.

  • Stocks Zig-Zag; Energy Rises, Techs Slip Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 11:17 AM ET

    Stocks fluctuated in a narrow range Wednesday amid concerns over a grim economic outlook, while oil prices advanced after OPEC failed to reach an agrreement on hiking production.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Will Summer Stink for Stocks?  Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 10:42 AM ET

    A look at whether Summer doldrums are near, with Jerry Castellini, CastleArk Management and Michael Yoshikami, YCMNet Advisors weigh in.

  • Minds of Mega Asset managers  Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 10:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche has the details on discussions with asset managers attending the KBW Conference on whether they're willing to take risk again.

  • Can Airlines Heat Up with Summer?  Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 10:35 AM ET

    The airline sector is down 7% in the past month. A look at where the industry is headed, with Jamie Baker, JP Morgan.