Investment Strategy


  • Six Ways to Protect Yourself From Online Hackers Monday, 23 May 2011 | 10:23 AM ET

    Recent security breaches and hacker attacks have consumers worred about the safety and privacy of their personal and financial data. Here's how to protect yourself from online criminals.

  • Futures Sharply Lower on Euro Zone Worries Monday, 23 May 2011 | 9:24 AM ET

    Stock index futures sank ahead of the open amid worries over global growth in Europe and China, and continuing concerns about debt troubles in peripheral euro zone countries.

  • LinkedIn's Big Surge  Monday, 23 May 2011 | 9:16 AM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman has the story on whether LinkedIn is giving venture capitalists a spark.

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

  • As Lenders Hold Homes in Foreclosure, Sales Are Hurt Monday, 23 May 2011 | 6:08 AM ET

    The nation’s biggest banks and mortgage lenders have steadily amassed real estate empires, acquiring a glut of foreclosed homes that threatens to deepen the housing slump and create a further drag on the economic recovery, the New York Times reports.

  • What Is Behind Europe's Stock Market Selloff? Monday, 23 May 2011 | 6:03 AM ET

    The imminent end of the Fed's quantitative easing as well as news that Standard & Poor’s had downgraded the outlook for Italy's ratings to negative were behind the stock selloff in Europe in morning trade, analysts told CNBC.com Monday.

  • CEO Calls for Marshall Plan for Greece Monday, 23 May 2011 | 5:07 AM ET

    The CEO of Europe's largest insurer by gross premiums and market capitalization has called for more aid for Greece and a plan to help the country's growth, according to German media reports.

  • Why IMF Shouldn't Give Lagarde Cold Shoulder Monday, 23 May 2011 | 4:27 AM ET
    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is considered the top contender to replace Strauss-Kahn as IMF chief.

    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is the clear favorite to replace Dominique Strauss-Khan as the next boss of the International Monetary Fund.

  • Could Italy Follow Greece Into Trouble? Monday, 23 May 2011 | 1:33 AM ET

    S&P cut its outlook on Italian debt at the weekend, citing fear over its growth record, weak reform process and the likely impact of reducing its high government debt.

  • Five Things to Watch... After the Apocalypse Sunday, 22 May 2011 | 9:32 PM ET

    Looks like we can raise the "all clear" sign here on Earth, though it didn't seem like the Oklahoma City Thunder got the memo when they forgot to play the first third of Saturday night's NBA playoff game. Markets try to get their groove back, the IMF looks to announce its next leader and  the Treasury Department gets ready to unload some AIG. Here's what we're watching…

  • Euro bills

    "My sense is it's not about the dollar getting stronger. It's about the euro getting weaker. I think there's been a bit of erosion in sentiment in part because of the politics in Washington over the deficit," says a chief currency strategist.

  • Lightning Round  Friday, 20 May 2011 | 6:40 PM ET

    You say the name of a stock, and Mad Money's Jim Cramer tells you whether to buy or sell.

  • Cramer's Market Game Plan  Friday, 20 May 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his favorite stock picks, including Ralph Lauren, Toll Brothers and Costco.

  • Stocks End Lower for Third Straight Week Friday, 20 May 2011 | 5:06 PM ET

    Stocks ended the day sharply lower amid concerns over the restructuring of European debt issues and as retailers such as Gap offered a bleak earnings outlook.

  • IPOs Next Week: the 'Russian Google' and More Friday, 20 May 2011 | 5:04 PM ET

    Semiconductors, an airline and Russian internet: Here's what's coming next week.

  • Flurry of Worry About Greece Drives Euro Lower Friday, 20 May 2011 | 4:06 PM ET
    Euro coins

    Worry about Greece's debt struggles, Spanish elections and a Bundesbank warning on German growth combined to drive the euro lower, and put investors on alert ahead of the weekend.

  • Stocks Decline Before Close; Retail Falls Friday, 20 May 2011 | 3:56 PM ET

    Stocks added to losses before the close amid concerns over the restructuring of European debt issues and a weak earnings outlook offered by U.S. retailers.

  • NYSE Trader

    Just because companies are utilizing extremely advantageous conditions to issue debt at breakneck speed, that doesn't mean investors ought to get on board.

  • More Volatility Ahead for Retail? Friday, 20 May 2011 | 2:24 PM ET
    Gap Store

    Intrepid options investors who usually relish beaten-down stocks are setting up for more volatility in Gap Inc. shares.

  • Currencies Drive Stock 'Roller-Coaster' Friday, 20 May 2011 | 1:09 PM ET

    Another roller-coaster day for the stock market, again getting smacked around by currency issues. The euro weakened midmorning on a strange witche's brew of news coming from Europe.