Investment Strategy


  • LinkedIn Insanity: How to Avoid a Bubble Friday, 20 May 2011 | 7:20 AM ET

    With LinkedIn’s IPO feeling every bit like a bubble (and, for the stock, it was!) the obvious question for those of us who were around in 1999 and 2000: How do you avoid this becoming a broader market bubble?

  • Britain's Inflation Nightmare Becomes Worse Friday, 20 May 2011 | 1:23 AM ET

    If the monetary policy committee of the Bank of England were paid a performance bonus, its members would deserve nothing. The UK’s inflation outcome has been far from target over a long period. So should the MPC raise rates now to make up for its past failures? No. But its position is becoming very uncomfortable, according to the FT.

  • Are Diamonds the New Gold for China? Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 8:22 PM ET
    Flawless pear-shaped 72.22-carat diamond

    The World Gold Council’s first quarter report shows demand from China for gold jewelry jumped 21 percent year on year to 142.9 tons, but some fund managers are betting on diamond and gem set jewelry to give higher returns.

  • Five Things We're Watching: May 20, 2011 Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 7:23 PM ET
    Linkedin CEO Jeff Weiner (C) walks to the trading post after the ringing of the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange May 19, 2011 during the initial public offering of the company.

    Gap down big, LinkedIn up bigger. The Prince in our house and Strauss-Kahn out of the big house. Here's what we're watching…

  • Look Ahead: LinkedIn Hype Does Not End Market Worries Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 6:45 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during morning trading.

    The love-in over the social networking site has charged up expectations for more hot IPOs but didn't manage to shake the broader market out of its doldrums.

  • Lightning Round  Thursday, 19 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.

  • Retail Market Splitting High End, Low End Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 5:04 PM ET

    Gap, Aeroposatle lowers guidance ... the retail market is splitting into high end and lower end. The bifurcation of the retail market continues. I have noted that high end department stores have been doing fine... big gains in comparable store sales.

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

  • Stocks End Higher as LinkedIn Soars on Debut Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 4:22 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher despite mostly weak economic news and falling oil prices as LinkedIn became the first major U.S. social networking company to go public in a soaring debut.

  • LinkedIn's IPO and the Value of Waiting Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 4:15 PM ET
    Linkedin founder Reid Garrett Hoffman (C) and CEO Jeff Weiner (2nd R) at the ringing of the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange May 19, 2011 during the initial public offering of the company.

    Wall Street hasn't seen an IPO like LinkedIn's in years. Huge demand for social media — and the kind of growth LinkedIn has reported — it more than doubled after its open at $45, soaring as high as nearly $123.

  • Herb On the Street: LinkedIn IPO Insanity?  Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 4:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg weighs in on whether LinkedIn's meteoric rise makes sense.

  • Stocks Gain Before Close as LinkedIn Soars Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 3:55 PM ET

    Stocks traded modestly higher amid weak economic news, falling oil prices, and a strong debut for LinkedIn's initial public offering.

  • What Will Move Markets Higher? Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 3:43 PM ET

    I wish every day was a LinkedIn day...I had to check my iPhone to see what year it was this morning....2011 or 1999? Felt like 1999 with all the excitement.

  • Cramer Blasts LinkedIn IPO  Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 2:37 PM ET

    "LinkedIn is outrageously overvalued and preposterous," CNBC's Jim Cramer tells CNBC's Mandy Drury.

  • According to Renaissance Capital, there have been 913 IPOs that have come to the U.S. market since 2005. In that period, just 9 companies have priced more than 25% above the high end of their original price range.

  • After LinkedIn IPO, Here Are Tech Bubble Survivors Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 1:12 PM ET

    Following LinkedIn's stellar debut on the New York Stock Exchange, investors are wondering about the sustainability of social-networking companies' lofty valuations.

  • Call To the Floor: Gamestop  Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 12:54 PM ET

    Discussing recent stock weakness and future growth prospects for the world's largest video game retailer, with Paul Raines, GameStop CEO.

  • Pops & Drops  Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 12:47 PM ET

    Roxanne Meyer, UBS retail analyst and the Fast Money traders weigh in on retail stocks and trades you should put down today.

  • Word on the Street Now  Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    Paul Bard, Renaissance Capital and the Fast Money traders weigh in on the hot IPO market, and trades you should put down today.

  • Citi's Dick Parson Talks Social Media  Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 12:27 PM ET

    Dick Parsons, Citigroup chairman, weighs in on techology's newest phenomenon, social media companies and placing valuation on Citi's stock.