Investment Strategy


  • Thursday Look Ahead: Retail Sales Should Be Bright Spot Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 8:50 PM ET

    April's chain stores sales should be a bright spot Thursday, against a backdrop of recent economic reports that show a weakening trend.

  • Stocks End Lower in Selloff as Silver, Oil Slide Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 4:59 PM ET

    Stocks closed broadly lower Wednesday amid sliding prices for precious metals and oil, and news of weakness in the U.S. economy.

  • Stocks Fall Ahead of the Close; Intel Gains Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 4:10 PM ET

    Stocks sank across-the-board Wednesday as investors took a breather following disappointing economic news and a selloff in commodities. 

  • Stop Trading: Jim Cramer  Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 2:34 PM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer, with his take on the markets, and a look at stocks you may have missed.

  • ETFs and Technicals—Pay Attention! Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 1:52 PM ET

    I spoke this morning with Charles Biderman at TrimTabs about some of the strong volume we have been seeing in a number of ETFs in the past week.

  • Indigestion: Why OpenTable’s Stock is Falling Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 1:23 PM ET

    The more than 14 percent slide in OpenTable’s stock today, down to where it was just two months ago, can be tied to at least three things. First, growth investors don’t like unexpected, negative surprises.

  • Varian Deal Could Save Semiconductor Investors Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 1:01 PM ET

    Applied Materials is paying $4.9 billion in cash to buy Varian because when it comes to making the equipment that makes the chips, Varian does something very technical for clients that Applied Materials no longer does.

  • Word on the Street Now  Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 12:36 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on which trades you should put down today.

  • Dollar Kicked as Euro Rises on Rate Hike Expectations Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 12:08 PM ET

    Weak U.S. data and the promise of higher European interest rates drove the dollar lower against the euro, which edges closer to the psychological 1.50 level.

  • HMOs Have Further Room to Run: Stock Picker Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 11:48 AM ET

    Health maintenance organizations (HMOs) have further room to run, according to Charles Boorady, co-head of health care equity research at Credit Suisse.

  • Conagra Raises its Bid for Ralcorp  Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 11:24 AM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche has new details on Conagra Foods raising its offer for Ralcorp Holdings by five percent.

  • Stocks to Watch: Garmin, MGM Resorts and More... Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 11:19 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • China's 'Facebook' Renren Surges on First Trading Day Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 11:19 AM ET

    Renren shares rose in their market debut Wednesday after the company priced its initial public offering at the top of an expected range.

  • Rare Earth Prices Surge Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 11:00 AM ET

    Rare earth prices are reaching rarefied heights. World prices have doubled in the last four months for rare earths — metallic elements needed for many of the most sophisticated civilian and military technologies, whether smartphones or smart bombs.

  • Just because a country's inflation picks up doesn't mean interest rates are about to rise as well - but currency investors can still make money. Here's how.  

  • Giving HMO Stocks A Checkup  Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 10:41 AM ET

    Managed health care stocks have been big outperformers this year. Insight with Charles Boorady, Credit Suisse co-head of U.S. healthcare equity research.

  • Business Owners Feel Good About Future  Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 10:24 AM ET

    A new survey from Citi says the majority of entrepreneurs agree the worst is over, with Raj Seshadri, Citigroup head of small business banking.

  • 6 Large-Cap Plays For Investors: Pros Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 10:12 AM ET

    Investors should look into high-quality, large-cap companies for profits, said Arne Espe, portfolio manager at USAA Investment Management and Charlie Smith, CIO of Fort Pitt Capital Group.

  • Investing in Target Date Mutual Funds Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:42 AM ET

    These mutual funds, also known as  life cycle ones, take the hard work out of building a diversified portfolio. And judging by their soaring popularity, investors appreciate the convenience.

  • Cost Of Living Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:40 AM ET
    Child with money

    The big events of our lives often carry big price tags, and even though they're usually highly anticipated, it's difficult to be fully prepared — emotionally and financially. Here's some tips.Handling life changes takes prudence and planning along with perseverance.