Investment Strategy


  • Stocks Close Higher as Commodities Gain Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 4:45 PM ET

    Stocks ended near the highs of the session, reversing a three-day losing streak as commodity prices rebounded, and as the Federal Reserve gave no indication in its latest minutes that it plans to tighten monetary policy soon.

  • Stocks Rise Before Close, Led by Materials Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks rose in thin trading Wednesday after the release of Federal Reserve policy minutes outlining the central bank's thinking about how to tighten monetary policy when the time comes.

  • Fed Minutes: Why Stocks Rose Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 3:06 PM ET

    Stocks rose briefly on the release of the Fed minutes, a curious move, since the initial headlines do not seem to be particularly stock-friendly...

  • Stop Trading: Jim Cramer  Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 2:36 PM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer weighs in on stocks he has in his crosshairs.

  • Despite End of Easing, Fed Won't Be Going Away Soon Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 2:25 PM ET
    New York Stock Exchange Traders

    Whether it's called QE3, QE Lite or some other nickname, market pros believe Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke will make sure the central bank remains ensconced in the market until the economy gets much better.

  • Old Trade Is Holding—But for How Long? Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 2:12 PM ET

    Ah, it's like February again: dollar weak, commodities up, commodity stocks up....except it's not February anymore.

  • Tech Sector Earnings Winners  Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 12:45 PM ET

    Checking out the "put to call" ratio at the CBOE, and which tech companies have a winning strategy for growth, with Tony Sacconaghi, Sanford Bernstein and the Fast Money traders.

  • Word on the Street Now  Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter and the Fast Money traders weigh in on energy commodities, the retail sector, and the real sovereign debt crisis in Japan.

  • Call to the Floor: Cliffs Natural Resources  Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    Citi says this company is its "best idea" in the mining sector. Should the nation's largest iron ore miner be part of your portfolio? Laurie Brlas, Cliffs Natural Resources CFO, and the Fast Money traders weigh in.

  • Is the Financial Advice Industry Broken?  Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 12:12 PM ET

    Insight on the markets, the financial advice industry, and the broker exodus at UBS, with Joseph Grano, CEO,Centurion Holdings chairman/CEO.

  • Stocks Gain; Energy Rises, Utilities Fall Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 11:59 AM ET

    Stocks traded slightly higher, led by energy and materials stocks, ahead of the release of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting minutes this afternoon.

  • Time to Get Defensive—Invest Here: Stock Picker Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 11:28 AM ET

    The markets have doubled from the March 2009 bottom and have come a long way since, so investors should be defensive, said William Muggia, president, CEO and CIO of Westfield Capital Management.

  • May's Dollar/Commodities Trend Weakens Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 11:16 AM ET

    A big trend weakens, finally. Remember the game: dollar up, euro down, commodities weaker, commodity stocks weaker. That's been a trend for the better part of May. Today, that trend is weaker

  • Stocks to Watch: White Mountains, Staples and More... Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 10:53 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Fear & Volatility = Opportunity  Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 10:05 AM ET

    Strategies for a long-term investor or short-term trader, with Dan Neiman, Neiman Large Cap Value Fund and Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services.

  • S&P Analyst 'Confident' on Dell, Boosts Stock Rating Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 10:00 AM ET

    Following Dell’s news on improving margins and the firm's "ability to weather a weakened consumer PC market," Tom Smith, computer hardware analyst at Standard & Poor's Equity Research, said he raised his rating on the stock to “buy” from “hold.”

  • Why Bulls Are Betting on This Beaten Telecom Stock Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 9:52 AM ET

    The company reported 12 percent subscriber growth earlier this month, but earnings were well below consensus.

  • Large Cap Stock Picks  Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 9:35 AM ET

    The picks for your portfolio, with William Muggia, Touchstone Growth Opportunities Fund.

  • Stocks AND Commodities Cheap Now? Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 9:29 AM ET

    For the first time in two weeks, I'm hearing traders talk about stocks — and commodities — looking attractive. And why not? The S&P 500 is down almost 3 percent from the multiyear high it hit at the end of April. The CRB Index is down almost 10 percent this month.

  • Futures Trade Mixed Ahead of Open Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 9:18 AM ET

    Stock futures signaled a higher open Wednesday after several down days, boosted by some positive earnings reports, and following markets higher in Europe and Asia.