Investment Strategy


  • MSFT Hikes Dividend 25%     Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 12:50 PM ET

    Microsoft is raising it's dividend by a hefty 25%, a record for the software giant, and a look at top tech picks, with the Fast Money crew.

  • Private Equity: Good for America?     Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 12:29 PM ET

    Discussing whether private equity firms are good for America, with the Strategy Session team. Tony James, Blackstone COO says you cannot have a robust economy without strong private equity.

  • Mixed Picture in Private Equity     Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 12:20 PM ET

    When it comes to buyouts and exits in private equity this year, it's been something of a mixed picture, with the Blackstone COO Tony James and the Strategy Session team.

  • Inside Blackstone's PE Portfolio     Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 12:10 PM ET

    Tony James, president & COO at Blackstone, discusses Blackstone's private equity portfolio.

  • Cola Wars: Coke vs. Pepsi     Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 11:50 AM ET

    Insight on what the better play is for investors, David Silver, Wall Street Strategies analyst.

  • Morici: Fed Might Do Better to Sit on Its Hands Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 11:09 AM ET

    This afternoon the Fed meets to discuss options to jumpstart a moribund U.S. economy. It doesn't have any attractive options, because leadership from the White House, Treasury and Energy Departments is needed to get the economy going.

  • Time to Close the Envelope on Netflix?     Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 10:06 AM ET

    Netflix has pummeled this week, now trading at a 52-week low. Insight with Tony Wible, Janney Montgomery Scott

  • FCX Blames Strike for Lower Output     Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 10:05 AM ET

    Insight on why Freeport-McMoran is rated as underperform,according to David Lipschitz, Credit Agricole Securities.

  • Early Trading Buzz     Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 9:38 AM ET

    A check on what traders are watching, with Todd Colvin, MF Global vice president.

  • Cramer's Mad Dash     Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 9:23 AM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his views on the markets before the opening bell.

  • Futures Hover Near Flatline Ahead of Fed Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 8:54 AM ET

    Futures shaved most of their earlier losses Wednesday as investors waited for the outcome of a two-day meeting of the Fed on interest rate policy.

  • What Traders Are Watching     Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 6:33 AM ET

    Insight on what traders are watching ahead of today's session, with Joe Kinahan, TD Ameritrade chief derivatives strategist, who says the Fed's "Operation Twist" and the S&P 500 are what to watch today.

  • Operation Twist in the Works?     Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 6:11 AM ET

    The Fed could go either way, says Jon Hilsenrath, The Wall Street Journal, who adds there are a lot of discussions internally about dual mandate and whether they can articulate inflation goals to help investors feel more certain about markets and the economy.

  • GM CEO Worried About US Recession Risk Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 2:54 AM ET
    GM Headquarters

    General Motors chief executive on Wednesday expressed concern about the risk of a recession in the United States, but said pent-up demand was expected because of the need to replace ageing cars in the world's biggest economy.

  • Lloyd's of London CEO Interview     Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 2:05 AM ET

    Richard Ward, CEO of Lloyd's of London, joined CNBC to discuss the firm's latest earning figures.

  • A Crisis Can Happen, But When?     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 10:00 PM ET

    Mark Matthews, Head of Research Asia at Bank Julius Baer thinks that investors should tread cautiously as Europe is still in the middle of a minefield.

  • Markets are expecting the Fed to unveil a modern day "Operation Twist," similar to a Federal Reserve program in the early 1960s. Fed watchers speculate on various degrees of easing, but they basically agree the Fed is about to unveil a program to buy longer dated Treasury securities in a bid to hold down interest rates.

  • Obama's Plan: Sink or Swim?     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 7:40 PM ET

    President Obama's approval rating has hit an all-time low. Howard Dean, (D) former Vermont governor; James Pethokoukis, Reuters/BreakingViews; and Kevin Williamson, National Review, discuss.

  • Major Progress in Greek Talks?     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 7:19 PM ET

    Charles Dallara, fmr. Asst. Treasury Secretary for Int'l Affairs, and David Malpass, Encima Global, weigh in on Greek Foreign Minister Stavros Lambrinidis' interview with CNBC's Larry Kudlow.

  • Investors Turn Cautious     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 7:09 PM ET

    Stocks fall from highs on a report that Troika will return to Greece in October, with Art Hogan, Lazard Capital Markets; Scott Nations, NationsShares; and Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services.