Investment Strategy


  • Do Options Traders See Upside In The iPhone? Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 5:05 PM ET

    There were big buyers of the Verizon Jan '11 37-strike calls, with investors wagering that Verizon stock will close above $37.25 by the third week in January.

  • Stocks End Mixed Ahead of Earnings; Tech Up Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 4:38 PM ET
    Detroit Auto Show 2011 - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks ended mixed, but off the lows of the session, amid rekindled European debt worries and as investors awaited the start of the earnings season.

  • Medco Expecting 'Monster' Earnings in 2012: CEO Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 4:31 PM ET

    Mail-order drug pharmacy Medco Health Solutions will have a “monster” year, meaning a very lucrative one, in 2012, due to a number of blockbuster drugs going off-patent, David Snow, its CEO and chairman, told CNBC Monday.

  • Stocks Mixed Before Close; Travelers Gains Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 3:57 PM ET
    Detroit Auto Show 2011 - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks pared some of their earlier losses as tech stocks gained, but remained under pressure for a third straight session Monday amid rekindled European worries and as investors awaited the start of the earnings season.  AT&T and DuPont fell, while BofA rose.

  • Technicals vs Fundamentals Now Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 2:56 PM ET

    Alcoa kicks off earnings season tonight. How are stocks positioned on a technical and fundamental level?

  • Worries of the european debt crisis was back in the news on Monday as Euro shares dropped sharply ahead of debt auctions this week.

  • Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    European sovereign debt is the US stock market's bad penny—it keeps turning up where it's not wanted and at the most inopportune times.

  • Busch: Fantastic FX 4 Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 1:34 PM ET

    The ECB meets this week. The markets continue to abuse the Euro against most major currencies as concerns over European banks remain strong.

  • Stocks Weaken Despite M&A; Energy Slips Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 12:05 PM ET

    Stocks fell as investors awaited the start of the earnings season and shrugged off a spate of mergers and acquisitions activity. DuPont and Microsoft fell fell, while GE rose.

  • By appointing Bill Daley Chief of Staff, President Obama hopes to present a centrist face to voters skeptical about his commitment to free enterprise. Don’t be fooled.

  • 6 Strong Recovery Stock Plays: Strategists Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 11:52 AM ET

    Should the economy see a robust recovery this year, here are some of the best places for investors to be, said David Dietze, president and chief investment strategist at Point View Financial Services, and Uri Landesman, president of Platinum Partners.

  • And it’s a good time for investors to own stocks, said Robert Doll, chief equity strategist at BlackRock, based on the firm’s latest quarterly asset allocation report.

  • Stocks to Watch: Union Pacific, Exxon and More ... Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 10:57 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Investors have very short memories and the major economies of the world are not as strong as the markets would have us believe, Pedro Noronha, fund manager at Noster Capital, said Monday.

  • Verizon iPhone Announcement Seen for Tuesday Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 9:47 AM ET

    Tremendous excitement over the weekend about the likely Verizon announcement of a CDMA-based iPhone on Tuesday. Stifel Nicolaus thinks five to six million AT&T subscribers may switch to VZ, despite two-year contracts and Family Plans from AT&T.

  • Futures Fall on Euro Worries; M&A Heats Up Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 9:20 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were lower ahead of the open Monday in the wake of lacklustre employment data Friday and as  debt fears continued to sweep through European markets.

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

  • Goldman Traders to Set Up Fund in London Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 7:04 AM ET
    NYSE Traders

    Two traders on Goldman Sachs’s proprietary trading desk are poised to set up their own fund in London, financed by a major European backer, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday, the New York Times reports.

  • 'Not Owning Gold is a Form of Insanity': Chartist Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 5:09 AM ET

    Gold will eventually rally exponentially and investors who don't own the precious metal are "insane," and may be showing "masochistic tendencies," Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC.

  • The promise of a decent fourth-quarter earnings season and another week of improving U.S. economic data could provide a tailwind for stocks. But a new round of European sovereign issuance awaits as investors move into the week ahead.