Investment Strategy


  • A strong and steady King Dollar is always essential to overall free-market prosperity and economic growth. But a wildly fluctuating greenback is not.

  • Emerging Market Rising: Colombia Monday, 17 May 2010 | 12:24 PM ET

    Mention Colombia to the average American and negative references come forth—drug trade, instability and guerrilla warfare. But Colombia,  like some other emerging-market countries, has sidestepped the current economic downturn that has plagued developed nations, and is moving up.

  • SEC Report Soon on Market Circuit Breakers Monday, 17 May 2010 | 12:14 PM ET

    I am expecting the SEC to issue a preliminary report on the causes of the May 6 drop today or tomorrow. Along with the preliminary report, they will separately be issuing details on individual stock circuit breakers. Sources tell me that the single stock breaker will kick in when an individual stock drops 10 percent in a 5-minute period; this will halt trading in that stock for 5 minutes across all trading platforms.

  • Art Cashin: Expect Markets to Head Lower Monday, 17 May 2010 | 11:37 AM ET

    The euro slid to a four-year low on Monday amid persistent Eurozone sovereign debt worries. How will it affect markets today? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, and Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions and a CNBC market analyst, shared their insights.

  • Busch: UK Puts On a Toga Monday, 17 May 2010 | 11:34 AM ET

    A new government is formed in Europe and problems ensue. They check the books from the outgoing administration and discover things are worse than they knew. If this sounds familiar, it should as this is what happened in Greece. It is now occurring in the United Kingdom.

  • Stocks Have a Shaky Start; Lowe's Skids Monday, 17 May 2010 | 11:31 AM ET

    Stocks wobbled Monday as investors weighed a slew of M&A activity against a disappointing Empire State manufacturing report and weak outlook from Lowe's.

  • FCIC Probes Hedge Funds Monday, 17 May 2010 | 11:30 AM ET

    The probe into the financial meltdown has turned to hedge funds and what role they played in the crisis.

  • Should The NCAA Forever Own My Rights? Monday, 17 May 2010 | 10:46 AM ET

    It seems like the NCAA doesn’t want anyone using a players’ name to make money besides them...It doesn’t seem fair that the NCAA is the only one with rights to make money off of college athletes. I think some changes need to be made to give some of the rights back to the players.

  • Yoshikami: The Euro's Bitter Pill Monday, 17 May 2010 | 9:27 AM ET

    As the euro plunges to a four-year low against the dollar and respected economists like Paul Volker wonder out loud if the currency will survive, reflection is necessary to determine why this once prestigious currency appears to be crashing on the rocks of uncertainty.

  • Futures Pull Back After Empire State Report Monday, 17 May 2010 | 8:45 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower Monday, as European debt has moved to the forefront on the list of Wall Street's concerns, and the euro has touched its lowest level in four years.

  • Bulls Expect This Drug Maker to Rally Monday, 17 May 2010 | 7:50 AM ET

    Drug developer Celgene is expected to release data on from two studies in coming weeks, and the bulls are looking for a rally.

  • Gold and silver must be a part of all portfolios as a hedge or insurance policy, advised Puru Saxena, CEO of Puru Saxena Wealth Management, adding that the summer months would be a good time start accumulating the precious metals.

  • Morici: The Not So Great Economic Recovery Sunday, 16 May 2010 | 5:21 PM ET
  • What will a European slowdown mean for U.S. stocks? That's the big debate on trading desks today. Those who are bullish on U.S. equities argue: not as much as you might think. Why not?

  • US Markets Stabilize — Poorly Friday, 14 May 2010 | 6:30 PM ET

    As has happened many days, US markets stabilized as soon as Europe closed at 11:30am ET. Regardless: it was a poor showing, despite a modest rally into the close, with 8-1 declining to advancing stocks, and more than 90 percent of the volume to the downside.

  • Bullish on Small Caps: Fund CIO Friday, 14 May 2010 | 6:03 PM ET

    As 99 percent of the S&P 500 moves lower, investors may want to turn to small cap stocks, Robert Sullivan of Satuit Capital Management told CNBC on Friday. He and Jack Ablin of Harris Private Bank offered positive and negative views on small caps.

  • Dow Slides but Ends Up 2.3% for Week Friday, 14 May 2010 | 5:39 PM ET

    The Dow ended sharply lower Friday as growing worries about Europe overshadowed encouraging economic data. Still, the blue-chip index ended up 2.3 percent for the week.

  • Prep Your Portfolio For Next Week: Strategists Friday, 14 May 2010 | 3:34 PM ET

    Should you hold financials for the week ahead? Alan Valdes, vice president of DME Securities, and Peter Andersen, portfolio manager at Congress Asset Management, shared their best plays.

  • Stocks Tumble Amid European Fears; AmEx Skids Friday, 14 May 2010 | 3:29 PM ET

    Stocks fell heavily Friday as worries over the growing European debt crisis trumped some encouraging U.S. economic data. Financials, materials and techs were the biggest decliners.

  • With stocks under pressure and the euro tumbling to 18-month lows on Friday, Warren Myers, CEO of Walter J. Dowd, and Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS, shared their market insights.