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Investment Strategy


  • What's Shaking: Friday's Early Movers Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 8:31 AM ET

    Happy Friday! Take a look at some of this morning's early movers:

  • Markets Anticipate FOMC Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 8:30 AM ET
    Markets Anticipate FOMC

    The markets are focused on next week's FOMC meeting, says Todd Colvin, RJ O'Brien; CNBC's Rick Santelli & Steve Liesman discuss what the Fed's next moves should be, with John Taylor, former Undersecretary for International Affairs/Stanford University economics professor.

  • Volatility Here to Stay Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 7:43 AM ET
    Volatility Here to Stay

    Insight on why he sees no slowdown in volatility, with Cliff Corso, Cutwater Asset Management CEO/CIO.

  • IBM Earnings Boost Shares Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 6:52 AM ET
    IBM Earnings Boost Shares

    We really are in a new economy, says Mark Stahlman, TMT Strategies, who says Microsoft, IBM and Intel earnings beating the Street displays leadership in a digital age.

  • Intel's Plans for Growth Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 6:35 AM ET
    Intel's Plans for Growth

    Intel has guided revenues to grow in the high single digits, says Craig Berger, FBR Capital Markets semiconductor analyst/managing director, who adds the PC maker is planning to improve affordability and improve PC use in China and India.

  • Option Bulls Think It's Showtime for IMAX Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 6:28 AM ET
    IMAX CEO Rich Gelfond

    Option traders are betting that IMAX is ready to stage a comeback.

  • McDonald's vs. Starbucks: Which Is the Better Buy? Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 6:08 AM ET

    Although one restaurant analyst has a ‘buy’ rating on both McDonald’s and Starbucks, he thinks the coffee chain’s stock is the better buy, citing its potential for greater earnings growth.

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    Google’s big earnings miss could hang over the market Friday, even as investors turn their attention to multinational General Electric and focus on some of the brighter spots in tech.

  • Fast Money Final Trade Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 5:58 PM ET
    Fast Money Final Trade

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

  • Analyst: Google's Future 'Click' Trends Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 5:45 PM ET
    Analyst: Google's Future 'Click' Trends

    Jason Helfstein, Oppenheimer & Co. analyst, discusses Google's earnings miss and the outlook for the tech giant. Also, the Fast Money traders weigh in on whether to buy Google on the dip.

  • Is IBM Priced for 'Perfection'? Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 5:10 PM ET
    Is IBM Priced for 'Perfection'?

    The trade on IBM's earnings and the best tech plays to make, with Brian Marshall, ISI Group analyst, and the Fast Money traders.

  • Google's Big Q4 Earnings Miss Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 5:00 PM ET
    Google's Big Q4 Earnings Miss

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on Google's huge earnings miss and how to play it, and CNBC's Jon Fortt has the latest details from Google's conference call, saying the company's "clicks" are up but still revenue & EPS dropped. Also, Fast Money's Jon Najarian weighs in on the best tech trades to make, and the after hours action on Microsoft, with the Fast Money crew.

  • Stocks Log 3-Day Rally; Vix Tumbles Near 20 Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 4:46 PM ET

    Stocks finished modestly higher Thursday, posting a three-day rally, thanks to a better-than-expected jobless claims report and as financials rallied following BofA's earnings report. Still, gains were largely muted throughout the session as investors hesitated to jump in following the recent run-up in stocks.

  • BB&T CEO on Earnings & Economy    Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 4:46 PM ET

    "The environment is better than it was a year ago, but it is still challenged," says Kelly King, BB&T Corporation chairman/CEO, who discusses the bank's Q4 earnings, the lending environment, and housing.

  • Intel CFO: 2011 Was a Great Year For Us Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 4:20 PM ET
    Intel CFO: 2011 Was a Great Year For Us

    A breakdown of the tech company's Q4 results and how Intel is managing recent challenges, with Stacy Smith, Intel CFO.

  • Alpha and Beta: CNBC Explains Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 4:16 PM ET

    Alpha and beta are important tools for many investors when it comes to figuring out investment returns. So what are they exactly and how do they work? CNBC explains.

  • Your Just-In Case Trade For a Sentiment Shift Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 3:54 PM ET

    Economic indicators may be starting to turn up, but this strategist has a trade to also protect on the downside.

  • Hunt for Yield Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 3:40 PM ET
    Hunt for Yield

    Strategies for investing in fixed income instruments, with Christian Mundigo and Kip Testwuide, BNP Paribas co-heads of sales for fixed income.

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    Natural-gas futures hit a fresh 10-year low Thursday and will likely decline further as the latest supply data confirms an abundance of U.S. gas supplies amid new predictions for a warm winter.

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    Natural gas futures slumped to a 10-year low, as warm winter weather dampens demand and pressures prices that are already falling on record supplies.