Investment Strategy


  • US OKs 1st Deepwater Drilling Permit After BP Spill Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 5:30 PM ET

    The U.S. has approved its first deepwater drilling permit after the BP spill. This first permit went to Noble Energy, which is an exploration and production company. This will be a benefit to many deepwater drillers.

  • Stocks End Higher; Post 3 Months of Gains Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks closed February on a strong note, leading to three consecutive months of gains, as all the major indices gained in the final minutes of trading. J&J and Verizon rose, while Intel fell.

  • Stocks Mixed as Dow Gains, Nasdaq Slips Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 3:57 PM ET

    Stocks traded mixed Monday, as blue chips advanced and small stocks slumped, yet the market was still on track to start the year with two straight months of gains.  Johnson & Johnson and HP gained, while Intel fell.

  • Short the Weekend, Cover Monday? Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 3:02 PM ET

    Puts were bought on Friday to hedge against what happened the previous weekend, when traders (and everyone else) were caught off-guard by the events in Libya.

  • 6 Chipmaker Picks & Pans: Stock Pickers Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 2:01 PM ET

    The Philadelphia Semiconductor Index is outperforming the broader market this year, but it hasn’t only been the chip stocks that have been on the rise—the companies that help design them are on a tear as well, according to Richard Valera, senior analyst at Needham & Company, and Dan Berenbaum, managing director and senior analyst at Auriga USA.

  • History Says 2011 Will Be Up Year for Stocks Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 1:39 PM ET

    If history is any judge, 2011 will be an up year for stocks. It's been a great start: the Dow is up 2.7 percent in January, and 2.5 percent in February. Going back to 1940, there has been 26 times the Dow has been up those two months.

  • Marc Faber: Buy Oil, Energy Names Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 1:27 PM ET

    Marc Faber, who predicted the U.S. stock market crash in 1987, reveals the one energy stock he likes right now.

  • Stocks Ease Off Highs; 3M, Pfizer Advance Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 12:02 PM ET

    Stocks pared gains but remained solidly higher after a mixed batch of economic news, and as oil prices eased from recent highs. 3M and Pfizer rose, while Intel fell.

  • There are three types of issues that are going to produce some “major headwinds” in the markets going forward, said David Dietze, president and chief investment strategist at Point View Financial Services.

  • Ireland Will Have V-Shape Recovery: Wilbur Ross Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 11:20 AM ET

    After announcing a deal with the Irish government to buy the country’s largest savings bank, legendary investor Wilbur Ross, chairman and CEO of W.L. Ross & Co., told CNBC Monday that the European nation will have a V-shape recovery.

  • Stocks to Watch: Humana, Ventas and More ... Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 11:00 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Oil Will Drop to 'Normal Levels': BlackRock's Doll Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 10:27 AM ET

    Oil prices will revert back to “normal levels” once the situation in the Middle East calms down, said Robert Doll, chief equity strategist at BlackRock.

  • Futures Gain Despite Consumer Spending Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 9:13 AM ET

    Stock index futures rose ahead of the open Monday despite news consumer spending rose at a slower pace than income growth last month.

  • What's On: Sandridge, HMO Stocks, Utilities and Oil Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 8:42 AM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Oil Supply-Side Shock Would Hurt: Economist Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 8:35 AM ET
    Oil Rig

    There is rarely a happy ending when the price of crude jumps sharply, Stephen King, the chief economist at HSBC in London, said.

  • JPMorgan Fund in Talks to Buy 10% of Twitter Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 6:32 AM ET

    A JPMorgan fund is in talks to acquire a substantial stake in Twitter, one of the fastest-growing social networking sites.

  • Commodities Bull Market is Still in Place: Rogers Sunday, 27 Feb 2011 | 11:40 PM ET

    Legendary investor Jim Rogers says the bull market in commodities is "still in place" and has a "long way to go."

  • A Libyan demonstrator holds his country's old flag during a protest in the eastern city of Tobruk.

    Even without rebellion in Libya and protests across the Middle East next week, the markets will consider Congressional testimony from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, and a long list of economic reports, including the February employment report on Friday.

  • Thursday's violent swings in oil prices put in a "blow off" top for WTI crude, and the market is in a neutral zone with a bias is to the upside, said oil analyst Mike Fitzpatrick.

  • Stocks Snap 3-Week Winning Streak Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 4:58 PM ET

    Stocks broke three consecutive sessions of losses to end higher amid light volume, led by financial and tech stocks, and as oil prices stabilized.  Intel rose, while Microsoft fell.