Investment Strategy


  • Futures Mixed After Upbeat Jobless Claims Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | 9:15 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures turned mixed ahead of the open Wednesday after news of an unexpected drop in jobless claims and a narrowing of the trade deficit.

  • What's On: Big Caps, Video Games and Ford vs. GM Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | 7:54 AM ET

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

  • Analyst Watch: Investment Strategies for Slow Growth Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | 7:42 AM ET

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

  • Zoellick Sees 'Elephant,' Not Endorsing Gold Standard Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | 5:43 AM ET
    Cash and gold

    Gold is the "elephant in the room" that must be addressed by policymakers, as it's being used as an alternative monetary asset because of unease about the strength of developed economies, Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Wednesday Look Ahead: Jobless Claims and Fed Easing Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 10:42 PM ET

    Stocks could struggle to find firmer footing Wednesday, as the debate about the merits of more Fed easing continues to swirl.

  • Weaker Productivity Growth Sign of Hiring to Come? Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 6:27 PM ET

    The head of the world’s largest retirement fund told CNBC Tuesday that recent sluggishness in production could be a sign that corporations will begin hiring again.

  • 5 Retirement Risks You’ll Face in 2011 Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 5:47 PM ET
    Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    Along with the early arrival of "Black Friday" circulars, the winding down of 2010 means it is once again time to rethink and revise retirement planning for the year ahead. Here are notable risks to be aware of. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Stocks End Lower; Dollar Rises, Banks Skid Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 4:57 PM ET

    Stocks continued to stall after last week's broad market rally and closed lower across-the-board Tuesday as the dollar rose. Bank of America and Kraft fell, while Exxon rose. .

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told CNBC Tuesday that his country averted some of the economic problems that Europe is facing now by acting “early on.”

  • HCA Pays a $2 Billion Dividend to PE Owners Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 4:25 PM ET
    Hospital Corporation of America headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, July 24, 2006. HCA board members have approved a deal to be purchased by a group of investors for about $21.3 billion and is recommending it to its shareholders. (AP Photo/John Russell)

    We can now decisively say that two of the mega-leveraged buyouts that took place from 2005-2007 were a success.

  • Gold Standard: How to Prep for It Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 4:16 PM ET

    With discussions heating up this week in light of the G20 meeting, the prospects for the yellow metal and the funds designed to track it appear promising. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Stocks Extend Losses Before Close; Dollar Rises Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks extended losses as the closing bell neared, pulling back from last week's rally to two-year highs, as the dollar rose.  BofA fell, while Exxon rose.

  • Stocks Are 'Good Long-Term Investment': Strategist Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 12:06 PM ET

    Stocks struggled to hold gains Tuesday despite a handful of positive earnings and a flurry of M&A. Is there further room to rally? Mark Matson, founder and CEO of Matson Money, and Craig Peckham, managing director and equity product strategist at Jefferies & Co., shared their insights.

  • The Kauffman Foundation’s new 60-plus page report on ETFs, which I mentioned here yesterday, has started to cause industry chatter.

  • Stocks Fluctuate as Dollar Rises; Chevron Falls Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 11:37 AM ET

    Stocks fluctuated Tuesday despite largely upbeat earnings releases, and news of corporate acquisitions, as the dollar rose slightly. Chevron and Kraft fell, while Exxon rose.

  • The Federal Reserve policy of beefing up its balance sheet—including $600 billion in additional quantitative easing (QE)—could lead to recession by 2013 or 2014, Guggenheim Partners CIO Scott Minerd told CNBC Tuesday

  • Stocks to Watch: Tiffany, RIMM and More ... Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 11:00 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • If S&P Holds This Level, Stocks Will Rally: Pro Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 10:45 AM ET

    Stocks declined Tuesday as traders took a breather from a rally that brought indexes to their highest levels since September 2008. Phil Roth, chief technical market analyst at Miller Tabak, and Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital, shared their outlooks.

  • Futures Rise Ahead of Open, Following Europe Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 9:26 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street on Tuesday, tracking gains in Europe where upbeat company statements lifted shares.

  • Euro to Feel Pressure Before Another Rally: Charts Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 9:02 AM ET

    The euro will see some downward pressure in the short term after peaking just below $1.4330, but expect to see another rally attempt before long, Roelof van den Akker, chartist at ING Wholesale Banking told CNBC on Tuesday.