Investment Strategy


  • Suspicious Pre-Deal Trades Fall Sharply Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 1:11 AM ET

    The level of suspicious trading ahead of UK mergers and acquisitions fell sharply last year to 21 percent, the lowest level since 2003, as regulators around the world intensified efforts to combat insider trading, the FT reported.

  • Goldman Intern Had Link to Libyan Fund Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 12:08 AM ET
    Goldman Sachs

    Goldman Sachs gave a paid internship to a top Libyan official’s relative while the bank was carrying out lossmaking trades on behalf of the country’s sovereign wealth fund, the Financial Times has learnt.

  • Strategists Advise No Risk Taking Now Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 7:00 PM ET

    According to Steve Grasso, director of institutional sales at Stuart Frankel, and Peter Yastrow, strategist and principal of Yastrow & Origer, now is not the time to take risks with investing.

  • Stocks That Shouldn’t Trade at All Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 6:23 PM ET

    Sometimes even the most recognizable companies should be banned from the market.

  • Why Inventory Matters So Much Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 6:22 PM ET

    Cramer explains why businesses of all kinds live and die by it.

  • Commodities traders at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    Monday's 2 percent slide in U.S. oil futures reflects concerns about weakness in the global economy, traders say. So why are Brent crude prices basically unchanged?

  • History Doesn’t Always Repeat Itself Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 6:21 PM ET

    Hey, did you hear? The US today is like Japan in the 1990s. (Well, maybe not.)

  • Ignore the Academics Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 6:19 PM ET

    Nobel Prize or not, they don’t know stocks.

  • When to Consult the Charts Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 6:17 PM ET

    Technical analysis works well in certain situations, Cramer said. This is how you use it to your advantage.

  • After six weeks of losses, is the stock market at the beginning or at the end of its correction?

  • Stocks Close Mixed; Dow Still Below 12,000 Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 4:22 PM ET

    Stocks ended narrowly mixed in a choppy session Monday, after another downgrade of Greece's credit rating offset gains from a flurry of M&A activity and as investors continued to worry over a slowing global recovery ahead of a handful of key economic news throughout the week.

  • Is the S&P Cheap? Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 1:00 PM ET

    As I returned from a London trip last week, I got lots of comments from traders about how the S&P is now trading at roughly 13 times 2011 consensus earnings estimates of $95. That certainly seems comparatively cheap. There are two problems.

  • Time to Get Defensive?  Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 1:00 PM ET

    A look at what it will take to get retail investors back into the market, with Jonathan Golub, UBS chief US equity strategist.

  • Tyson: High Stakes Game of Chicken?  Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 12:53 PM ET

    A look at unusual activity in the poultry producer's stock, and The Fast Money traders weigh in on which trades to put down today.

  • Timberland on the Chopping Block?  Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 12:36 PM ET

    VF Corp announces it will snatch up boot maker Timberland for $2 billion; and The Fast Money traders weigh in on today's top trades.

  • Stocks Unlikely to Rebound Until S&P Hits 1,250: Pros Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 11:38 AM ET

    Waiting for the stock market to bottom so you can jump back in? Some strategists think the S&P 500 index might have to fall another two percent before it's time to buy.

  • Phillips: How to Recession-Proof Your Portfolio Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 11:11 AM ET

    There are four things investors should do to protect their portfolios from recession.

  • Six in 60

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

  • Bulls Snap Up Independent Oil Company Options Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 11:03 AM ET

    Brigham Exploration said last week that harsh weather will harm oil production—but that didn't stop bulls from charging into upside options.

  • Market Has Modestly Positive Developments Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 10:45 AM ET

    There's talk of smaller bank capital requirements than expected, with banks selling for near book value or at a discount to book (as Barron's noted this week).