Investment Strategy


  • Markets Start to Weigh Impact Of Even More Fed Easing Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 2:29 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during morning trading.

    A weakening economy and a wobbly stock market have raised expectations—and in some cases fears—that the Federal Reserve's two-year intervention in the markets may not be over just yet.

  • Inside the Global War to Stop Web Hackers Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 2:00 PM ET

    The first thing they tell you at Akamai is that the Internet is constantly under attack. At every minute, somebody somewhere in the world is trying to hack into a website, shut it down, or steal valuable information from it.

  • Farr: Markets are Changing Direction Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 1:11 PM ET

    The US is facing a double tightening of both fiscal and monetary policies. Europe has raised rates twice, and they are nowhere near seeing daylight in dealing with Greece and her sister sinners. China has raised rates and bank reserve requirements. Global tightening is not a backdrop for economic expansion

  • Markets React to Data and Debt  Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 1:05 PM ET

    Discussing the market's weakness, and a look ahead to next month's activity, with Quincy Krosby, Prudential Financial, and Charles Lieberman, Advisors Capital Management.

  • Options Begin Trading on LinkedIn  Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 12:45 PM ET

    A preview of options trading on LindedIn, which is expected to begin tomorrow, with Jon Najarian, OptionMonster.com.

  • Hank Greenberg Weighs in on AIG  Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    Discussing the real worth of AIG, with Maurice Hank Greenberg, C. V. Starr and Company chairman/CEO.

  • Stocks Slump; Health Care Falls; Microsoft Up Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 11:56 AM ET

    Stocks slumped, led by materials, after an unexpected gain in jobless claims and after a second reading on first quarter economic growth was reported as unchanged.

  • What to Expect From LinkedIn's Options This Week Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 11:38 AM ET

    Since LinkedIn's spectacular initial public offering last Friday, concerns have been raised about potential short-sellers waiting in the wings. Today (Thursday, 5/26) may provide a good gauge of any significant bearish sentiment when options become available on the social-media company.

  • Replacing Oprah and the Shift to Cable Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 11:30 AM ET
    Oprah Winfrey

    Oprah's absence will deal a blow across the broadcast networks — to CBS which distributed the syndicated show, as well as airing it on its affiliates, along with ABC, Fox and NBC. And it wasn't just a place filler — Oprah's reliable ratings played a key role drawing viewers into local newscasts.

  • Weaker Economy Weighs on Markets  Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 11:00 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs cuts its S&P 500 earnings forecast. Is now the time for investors to get defensive? Insight with Barry James, James Advantage Funds and David Kelly, JPMorgan Funds.

  • Einhorn: Microsoft's Ballmer Has to Go  Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 10:45 AM ET

    David Einhorn calls on the tech company to fire its CEO, Steve Ballmer. Insight with Brendan Barnicle, Pacific Crest, and CNBC's David Faber.

  • Futures Weaken After GDP, Jobless Claims Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 9:23 AM ET

    Stock index futures lost steam after a gain in jobless claims and after a second reading on first quarter economic growth was reported as unchanged.

  • QE3 Coming? Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 9:08 AM ET

    The second estimate for Q1 GDP remained at 1.8 percent growth—that is a disappointment. Almost everyone was expecting the revision to be at least north of 2 percent. Initial jobless claims, at 424,000, was above expectations, another disappointment.

  • What's On: Tiffany, Echo Global's CEO and Bank Stocks Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 8:13 AM ET

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

  • Daunting Task: Make Every Bookshop Unique Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 1:58 AM ET

    High street bookstores need to become richer experiences if they are going to succeed, according to the CEO-elect of Waterstone’s, the UK’s largest bookseller.

  • Maple Group Goes Hostile With TMX Bid Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 1:32 AM ET
    Trader at London Stock Exchange, England.

    A group of Canadian banks and pension funds said on Wednesday it will take its C$3.6 billion ($3.7 billion) bid for TMX Group directly to shareholders after the exchange operator rejected the bid in favor of a friendly offer from the London Stock Exchange.

  • BP-Rosneft Shows Russia Is 'Not Investable': Browder Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 1:24 AM ET

    The collapse of a BP share-swap deal with Russian state oil company Rosneft is just one of a string of failures which show that Russia is "uninvestable", according to William Browder, once the country’s largest portfolio investor.

  • Thursday Look Ahead: Jobless Claims, IPOs & Stocks Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 7:00 PM ET
    Japanese job fair

    Thursday rolls around again, and so do weekly jobless claims, the new nail-biter number traders are watching.

  • Lightning Round  Wednesday, 25 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.

  • Has Tide Turned for Markets?  Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer sifts through the major business news headlines, including Japan's reconstruction, China's inflation, and more.