Investment Strategy


  • Stocks to Watch: Gap, Allergan and More ... Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 11:04 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Today's positive retail and jobs data is sending stocks soaring this morning. And while equity investors are scrambling to get in on the action, options traders see a dark side to euphoria: higher rates, and sooner than you think.

  • Trichet Warns on Inflation Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 10:38 AM ET

    S&P futures moved to the highs of the morning after weekly initial jobless claims came in lighter than expected: 368,000 vs. 395,000 expected. However, the big story of the morning is the rally in the euro, and corresponding decline in the dollar.

  • Morici: Gas Prices, Labor Unrest Cloud Jobs Outlook Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 9:59 AM ET
    Bill Box screams while protesting against Senate Bill 5 during a rally against a pending budget bill at the Ohio Statehouse.

    Friday, economists optimistically expect the Labor Department will report the economy added 180,000 jobs in February. This may look like a breakthrough number but caution should be the byword.

  • Futures Gain After Job News; Eye on Trichet Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 9:22 AM ET

    Stock index futures added to gains Thursday after the government reported an unexpectedly large drop in jobless claims.

  • What's On: Jobless Claims, Food Stocks and Apple Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 8:25 AM ET

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

  • Five Things We're Watching: March 3, 2011 Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 2:01 AM ET
    retail sales

    Retailers mark up to avoid a mark down, stocks tango with oil, the ramp-up to Jobs Friday, the man behind the world's biggest hedge fund and the rebel with the motorcycle. Here's some of what we’re watching—and which, therefore, you should as well.

  • The march towards Friday's jobs report has begun, and anything tied to employment is of big interest Thursday.

  • Mad Money, March 2, 2011  Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer provides traders with all manner of investing advice.

  • Feel Late to the Gold Party? There's Always Gold Stocks Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 5:06 PM ET
    Gold bars

    With gold at record high prices, investors may feel late to the party. But, managers still see value in "them thar stocks.”

  • Fast Money, March 2, 2011  Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders discuss the day's top trades and the stocks they'll be watching tomorrow.

  • Stocks End Modestly Up Despite Oil Prices Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 4:30 PM ET

    Stocks lost ground in the final minutes of trading but still showed resilience after Tuesday's sharp sell-off to end with modest gains, even as oil prices climbed above $100 a barrel.  Caterpillar and 3M gained, while JPMorgan fell.

  • Stocks Rise Modestly Ahead of Close; Apple Up Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks lost ground just before the close but largely showed resilience after Tuesday's sharp sell-off and held modest gains ahead of the close, even as oil prices climbed above $100 a barrel.  3M and Caterpillar rose, while JPMorgan fell.

  • Yes, Stocks Can Advance with $100 Oil Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 2:55 PM ET

    Today's action suggests stocks may still be able to advance with oil at $100, but it's dicey above that. Mid-morning stocks weakened as oil moved to $102, but stocks gradually recovered even as oil has held in near $102. At 2pm ET major indices were flat, more up stocks than down stocks.

  • Facebook

    Facebook is “probably not worth $60 billion today,” but it could be “at some point,” Michael J. Price, senior managing director of Evercore Partners, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Smokin’ Hot Tobacco Stock Picks: Analyst Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 1:36 PM ET

    Despite the health effects and new regulations, many stocks in the tobacco sector are hitting new highs Wednesday. Philip Gorham, analyst at Morningstar, said the sector could continue rallying.

  • 225 Hedge Funds in 'Billion Dollar Club' Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 1:02 PM ET
    Close-up of a pen on stock price chart

    If a billion dollars is what’s cool, then some 225 hedge funds deserve the accolade this year.

  • Yahoo in Talks to Exit Japan Stake Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 12:27 PM ET
    The exterior of Yahoo! corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Yahoo is in talks with Softbank to engineer a deal for Yahoo's 35 percent ownership stake in Yahoo Japan.

  • Stocks Surviving $100 Oil, So Far Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 12:14 PM ET

    How much stock damage from $100 oil? Pretty modest, so far. Very encouraging action this morning as $100 oil is not preventing a modest move up in stocks; all the major indices are up, advancing stocks outnumber declining stocks by better than two to one.

  • Stocks Turn Negative as Oil Prices Rise Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 12:05 PM ET

    Stocks turned negative as oil prices climbed back above $100 a barrel on news of Libyan air strikes, and as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke before Congress for a second day. Boeing and McDonald's fell, while 3M rose.