Investment Strategy


  • Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Tuesday.

  • Futures Higher; DuPont Beats Forecasts  Tuesday, 27 Jul 2010 | 6:31 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pushed higher ahead of the open Tuesday in the wake of better-than-expected result from DuPont and ahead of more corporate earnings.

  • Wall Street

    Earnings news Tuesday may again be the catalyst for a stock market that's showing improving technical strength.

  • Encouraging Signs for Bulls—with One Bear Caveat Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 4:34 PM ET

    Some encouraging signs for bulls this afternoon at the close as the markets ended the day at session highs:

  • 3 'Cheaply Priced' Tech Stocks Poised for Growth Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 4:19 PM ET

    With markets higher for three straight trading sessions, is this a summer rally and should investors put their trust in it? Ned Riley, CEO of Riley Asset Management, and Jeffrey Saut, chief investment strategist at Raymond James, discussed their outlooks and best plays.

  • Stock Gains Top 1%; FedEx, Builders Lead Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 4:07 PM ET

    U.S. stock index futures edged lower ahead of the open Monday in the wake of a strong close for Wall Street Friday and ahead of fresh data on the housing sector.

  • 3 Stocks to Ride Earnings 'Rocket' Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 4:06 PM ET

    Another week of earnings season announcements is ahead of us, providing investors with another opportunity to take advantage of a brand new wave of bullish earnings sentiment. Here's TheStreet's weekly list of "Rocket Stocks": companies with short-term gain catalysts and longer-term growth potential.

  • Retail Demand is 'Pretty Good': Jarden CEO Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 1:59 PM ET
    Jarden's Martin Franklin

    Jarden CEO Martin Franklin says the company is seeing a very tight supply chain, with costs going up. For that reason, more companies are shipping goods to retailers. If "retail demand wasn't pretty good, you wouldn't see that happening," Franklin says.

  • Buy These Firms Ahead of Earnings: Stock Pickers Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 1:35 PM ET

    With earning season in full swing, where should investors look to put their money? Brent Wilsey, president of Wilsey Asset Management and David Katz, CIO of Matrix Asset Advisors shared their insights.

  • Wall St. Higher on Housing; FedEx Gains Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 1:27 PM ET

    U.S. stock index futures edged lower ahead of the open Monday in the wake of a strong close for Wall Street Friday and ahead of fresh data on the housing sector.

  • In a world where the unusual has become usual and abnormal has become normal, tried-and-true investment strategies are becoming tried and untrue.

  • Dow Back in Black for 2010 Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 12:44 PM ET

    A couple of takeaways from Friday’s solid gains: 1) No sell-off materialized following Thursday’s strong rally. 2) Another encouraging result of Friday’s gains that traders noted: higher highs for the markets for the first time in a number of months.

  • What Financial Reform Means for Municipal Bonds Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 12:22 PM ET

    Corporate bonds are registered securities—municipal bonds are not. That key distinction is meaningful as details of the new law are unraveled and especially meaningful in light of the controversy surrounding bond sales and the ratings agencies.

  • Six in 60

    Take a look at why these six stocks are worth watching.

  • Farrell: Getting Stressed Over Europe's Stress Test Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 10:44 AM ET

    No way only 7 of 91 European banks could pass a real stress test. No way could only €3.5 billion in new capital be needed. When the US tested 19 banks a little while ago, 10 were found to be deficient, and $75 billion in new capital had to be raised. It's ok if everyone at MIT passes every test.

  • Stocks opened higher on Monday, after economic bellwether FedEx raised its earnings outlook and sparked careful optimism. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, discussed his market insights.

  • Morici: Obama and Pelosi's Reckoning Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 10:25 AM ET
    President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

    Maybe common folk who vote and earn a living in the real world know something Ivy League professors living off endowment income and advising presidents can't fathom. Reckless, unproductive government spending, higher taxes and regulations that accomplish little but to raise costs, kill investment, drive jobs offshore, and destroy prosperity.

  • Yoshikami: Stress Tests? No Not Really Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 9:52 AM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    After a highly anticipated week of leaks and rumors over how many, and which banks, will pass or fail the "stress test", the results are in. Only seven of 91 European banks flunked. Such a surprise... well, not really.

  • Futures Stall Ahead; Housing News Looms Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 8:48 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures edged lower ahead of the open Monday in the wake of a strong close for Wall Street Friday and ahead of fresh data on the housing sector.

  • Lockheed Martin's F-35

    Watch the final week of July very closely, as it could to determine the direction of the market for remainder of the summer and into the fall. And here's where you should look.