Investment Strategy


  • Grain Futures Sell-Off Was 'Overreaction': Analyst Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 8:18 AM ET
    Wheat Fields

    Markets have overreacted to recent concerns on oversupply in soft commodities, and the fundamentals do not support the recent sell-off, Sudakshina Unnikrishnan, analyst at Barclays Capital, told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Futures Turn Mixed After Holiday Weekend Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 8:15 AM ET

    Futures wavered ahead of the open Tuesday as traders took a cautious stance after the long weekend, waiting to see if economic growth will return to the U.S. and whether concerns over Greek debt can be eased.

  • Post July 4th Markets   Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 6:32 AM ET
    Post July 4th Markets

    A look at where the markets are headed after the long holiday weekend, with Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management; Boris Schlossberg, GFT Forex, and Peter Beutel, Cameron Hanover.

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    Distressed corporate debt represents an excellent opportunity for investors as political and economic uncertainty rattles global bond markets and small and medium sized businesses struggle to raise capital, Jon Macintosh, manager at closed-ended investment company Acencia Debt Strategies told CNBC.

  • Europe's High-Yield Investment Opportunities Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 11:49 PM ET
    Trader at London Stock Exchange, England.

    "Risk on" and "risk off" continue to be debated and the weakness of the global economy is weighing on investors, but European high yield corporate bonds are enjoying something of a rally.

  • China Bears Have It Wrong: Jim Rogers Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 7:44 PM ET
    Jim Rogers during a visit to Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Rogers says he's long Chinese stocks and the currency even though he thinks the property sector may be in a bubble.

    Commodity bull Jim Rogers says hedge fund managers such as Jim Chanos of Kynikos Associates and Hugh Hendry of Eclectica, who have been shorting Chinese related stocks and credits, have got it wrong.

  • Career Fair

    The June jobs report looms as the next hurdle for a stock market that has gone from gloom to boom with its best weekly performance in nearly two years.

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

  • European Q2 Earnings Driven Down By Euro: Analysts Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 9:48 AM ET

    European companies' earnings for the second quarter of the year will be driven down by the high euro and Swiss franc and rising commodity prices, according to analysts at Deutsche Bank.

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    The price of corn is the latest of a series of signals that remind investors about 2008, the year the financial crisis spread across the globe and Lehman Brothers collapsed, Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at Bank of New York Mellon, wrote in a note Monday.

  • Pheu Thai Win Will Fuel Inflation: Economists Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 2:17 AM ET
    Yingluck Shinawatra greets the media before giving a celebration speech at the Pue Thai party headquarters July 3, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. Early exit polls put Yingluck, the sister of ousted former leader Thaksin Shinawatra ahead as Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva concedes the election. The apparent election result paves the way for Yingluck Shinawatra to become Thailand's first female prime minister.

    The decisive win by Thailand's opposition Pheu Thai party may have removed some uncertainty over the country's political future, but questions remain over the country's economic outlook, analysts told CNBC on Monday.

  • Europe, Not Fed, Is Driving Treasurys: Analysts Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 12:54 AM ET
    Treasury Building

    The troubled periphery of the euro zone and the global economy will affect yields of US bonds more than the official end of the latest round of money-printing by the Federal Reserve, analysts told CNBC.

  • Australia Takes the Lead in Trading Water Sunday, 3 Jul 2011 | 10:34 PM ET

    Is water the next big investment idea? Australia is sure betting on it.  The industry is valued at up to $27 billion in Australia, while last year alone over $3 billion in water rights were traded in the open market.

  • Stocks Log Best Week in Almost Two Years Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 7:07 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply higher Friday to finish their best week almost two years following a stronger-than-expected manufacturing report that helped calm some doubts over the slowing recovery.

  • Cramer's Defensive Strategy   Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 6:30 PM ET
    Cramer's Defensive Strategy

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer teaches you how to stay defensive in an uncertain market.

  • Find Stocks to Believe In: Cramer   Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 6:15 PM ET
    Find Stocks to Believe In: Cramer

    If you believe in your investments, it won't be a big deal when the market plunges, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • How to Invest Long-term   Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 6:00 PM ET
    How to Invest Long-term

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer reveals the keys to successful long-term investing.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook   Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
    CNBC.com Market Outlook

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including end of QE2 plays, European equities, financial favorites and more.

  • Car Manufacturing

    June's surprise pickup in manufacturing activity makes it more likely the economy's soft patch is the result of temporary forces, and growth should pick up in the second half, economists say.

  • This Week's Math Is Simple Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 4:25 PM ET

    Is it any wonder why traders are miserable with such whippy action?