Investment Strategy


  • These Big-Name Investors Like Apple and Sprint Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 2:18 PM ET
    Apple Store

    SAC Capital increased its holding in Apple and Greenlight Capital increased its stake in Sprint Nextel, according to new SEC filings.

  • Dow Transports Surge Ahead Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 2:15 PM ET

    While the major indices have not been able to get anywhere near positive territory today, the Dow Jones Transportation Average has been quietly climbing since early this morning and is now in positive territory, a point or two from breaking past the old closing high of 5228.30 on January 17.

  • NYSE Deal Stokes Anxieties for Some in New York Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 1:53 PM ET

    While leaders of the Deutsche Boerse and the NYSE Euronext touted the advantages of creating the world’s large exchange operator on Tuesday, the reaction on this side of the Atlantic has been, at best, guarded and, at worst, strongly opposed to the deal.

  • Annuities in 401(k) Plans Offer Income, but High Fees Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 1:19 PM ET

    With many Baby Boomers' retirement accounts decimated in the aftermath of the financial crisis, federal officials have been exploring ways to make sure American workers don't outlive their savings. Annuities inside a 401(k) plan may be one alternative.

  • Digging Into Dell Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 12:59 PM ET

    Dell is on deck to release earnings after the close of trading today. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect earnings per share of $0.37, with revenue of $15.71 billion for the fourth quarter.

  • Stocks Trade Lower; Energy Falls, Banks Rise Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 12:16 PM ET

    Stocks continued to trade off multi-year highs after a slew of economic news, including a weak reading on December retail sales. Exxon and DuPont fell, while JPMorgan rose.

  • BofA Merrill Fund Managers Most Bullish Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 11:16 AM ET

    Bullishness among fund managers towards global equities is at the highest level since Merrill Lynch began surveying them in April, 2001.

  • Stocks to Watch: Marriott, Chipotle and More ... Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 11:06 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Dow to Close Around 13,000 This Year: Stock Picker Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 10:37 AM ET

    Neil Hennessy, portfolio manager and CIO of Hennessy Funds, expects stocks to continue rising for the rest of the year.

  • Making the Best 401(k) Choice Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 10:16 AM ET

    If your employer has automatically enrolled you in a 401 (k) plan at the beginning of this year, it’s time to take stock of your holdings. What your company has chosen may or may not be advantageous to you.

  • Art Cashin: End of Week Will Tell Tale For S&P Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 9:42 AM ET

    After its recent rally, the market is currently taking a rest, said Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services.

  • Futures Lower After Mixed Economic News Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 9:14 AM ET

    Stock index futures fell ahead of the open on Tuesday after the government reported retail sales results that were slightly lower than expected, and a surge in import prices.

  • Options Turn Bullish on Battered Expedia Shares Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 9:00 AM ET

    The stock fell as much as 18% Friday after Expedia's outlook disappointed Wall Street. That, coupled with fourth-quarter earnings that missed by a penny sent shares into a tailspin. Not even an analyst upgrade Monday helped shares of the online travel agent's shares recover from the steep declines.

  • 'That Giant Sucking Sound?' Money Flying Out of BRIC Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 8:44 AM ET

    As lovers of U.S. stocks sit back, smile, and watch the S&P 500 climb higher and higher, emerging market investors are pulling their hair out. China’s Shanghai Composite down 6 percent from November 2010 highs, Brazil’s Bovespa is down 9 percent, and (saving the best for last) India’s Sensex Index is down 10 percent.

  • What's On: Retail Sales, NYSE Euronext and Shipping Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 8:43 AM ET

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

  • What You Need to Know About NYSE Merger Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 7:00 PM ET
    NYSE trader

    CNBC has confirmed that the board will consist of 17 members—10 of which will come from the Deutsche Borse, seven of which will come from NYSE Euronext.

  • Stocks Close Narrowly Mixed as Energy Gains Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 4:58 PM ET
    Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks ended narrowly mixed, which is how the market traded much of the session, amid light volume and little economic news. Wal-Mart fell, while Exxon Mobil rose.

  • MGM To Go Public This Year in Macau Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 4:09 PM ET
    Frontage of MGM Grand in Macau, China

    MGM Resorts are down today despite reporting a smaller than expected loss in the fourth quarter. The casino operator recorded a loss of $0.20 per share, improving performance at its Macau joint venture helped narrow the loss.

  • Stocks Turn Higher Ahead of Close Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 3:58 PM ET
    Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks turned positive in the final minutes of trading after moving in a narrow range amid very light volume for most of a session lacking in much economic news.

  • Cramer: Pay Close Attention to U.S. Coal Miners Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 3:44 PM ET

    Plus, get Cramer's calls on Netflix and Chipotle Mexican Grill.