Investment Strategy


  • The stock market's newly recharged bull could slow down its rapid run Friday, as investors look ahead to a weekend of unknowns.

  • Five Things We're Watching: March 25, 2011 Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 7:28 PM ET

    Despite the ongoing crisis in Japan and Portugal's pending implosion, there's the iPad to look forward to.

  • Analyze This: Why Buy Bonds?  Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 5:22 PM ET

    Rich Volpe, RBS, discusses why investors should consider bonds when stocks seem to be on such a tear. Are governments a threat to the rally? And are fertilizer stocks worth a look or are they stinkers, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders.

  • Stocks End Higher, Propelled by Tech, Retail Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 4:53 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher Thursday as investors appeared to shrug off persistent global concerns and focus on strong earnings and growth prospects in the U.S. HP and Home Depot led Dow gainers, while BofA fell.

  • Best and Worst Stocks in the Market Bounce Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 4:47 PM ET

    Stocks haven't looked back since last Thursday, with more than 4 percent gains in the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq. It certainly feels like that "shallow" 6.4 percent correction from Feb. 18 to March 16 is behind us. Which stocks have been the leaders in the past week? An interesting group, with some obvious winners, and some not so obvious.

  • Stocks Hold Strong Gains Amid Light Volume Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks held strong gains in the final hours of trading Thursday as investors appeared to shrug off persistent global concerns and focus on growth prospects in the U.S. economy.  HP and Home Depot rose, while Bank of America fell.

  • Hedge Funds Under the Gun to Meet New SEC Deadline Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 2:12 PM ET
    Sandy Kaul

    Deadlines are quickly approaching for the majority of private hedge funds to register with the securities and exchange commission, which mandates more disclosure requirements over the $1.3 trillion hedge fund industry, as a result of the implementation of the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law.

  • Morgan Stanley Shareholders Shrug Off Whitney Downgrade Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 2:11 PM ET

    Reports that bank analyst Meredith Whitney dropped her Q1 earnings for Morgan Stanley to $0.35 from $0.59 (analyst consensus at $0.61) is having little effect on the stock, and for good reason...

  • Meredith Whitney on Closing Bell

    Noted bank analyst Meredith Whitney slashed her first quarter earnings estimate for Morgan Stanley Wednesday, moving expected earnings per share to 34 cents from 59 cents.

  • How Nuclear Accidents Affected Markets 30 Days Later Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 12:55 PM ET
    Quake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in Futaba, Fukushima

    A CNBC analysis of how markets reacted to previous nuclear accidents may help explain and predict the impact of the emergency in Japan.

  • Take Your Position  Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 12:51 PM ET

    Insight on what investors are looking to hear from Oracle and Research in Motion, with Walter Pritchard, Citigroup analyst.

  • The Word on the Street Now  Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders take on today's market movers.

  • Stock of the Decade  Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 12:23 PM ET

    The details on the hottest stock you've never heard of, with Albert Neupaver, Wabtec president/CEO.

  • Stocks Advance Despite Portugal Fears Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 12:10 PM ET

    Stocks continued to climb Thursday, boosted by gains in tech, as investors appeared to shrug off worries that Portugal may need a bailout.

  • Polish Your Portfolio: Gold vs. Silver  Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 11:23 AM ET

    Insight on which metal is a better bet, with Joshua Brown, Fusion Analytics Investment Partners and Thomas Winmill, The Midas Funds.

  • Stocks to Watch: Walgreen, Gamestop and More ... Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 10:55 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Why Did Best Buy Open Higher? Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 10:49 AM ET

    Best Buy reported earnings above expectations, but most of the gain was due to a better tax situation. 2012 guidance was at the low end of expectations.

  • 6 Value Plays For Investors Now: Strategists Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 10:36 AM ET

    Maury Fertig, CIO of Relative Value Partners and Sandy Lincoln, investment strategist at M&A Investment Management offered a couple value plays for investors.

  • Sizing Up the Profit Picture Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 10:17 AM ET
    A tour bus passes the Wall Street bull in the financial district January 22, 2007 in New York City.

    According to research from Key Private Bank and Factset, as many as 25% of companies reporting first quarter results will actually miss their estimates. On the bright side of things, that means 75% will either meet or exceed estimates for the quarter.

  • A factory building has collapsed in Sukagawa city, Fukushima prefecture, in northern Japan. A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns.

    Despite record inflows into the Japanese ETF, options traders are less than optimistic about a Japanese recovery.