Investment Strategy


  • Trick or Treat? What Does October Hold for Stocks? Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 8:12 AM ET
    Jack O' Lantern

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  • Airplane Takeoff

    'One-Decision Stocks' are rare, so even to be considered warrants attention. The airline industry has been so successful of late that companies like this airline deserve a careful look.

  • 'Football Field' Scares Stock Bears: Strategist Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 6:11 AM ET

    Investors expect Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to print more money as the growth rate remains too low, and this is the reason behind the very strong rally in September, Philippe Gijsels, a strategist with BNP Paribas Fortis, told CNBC.com Friday.

  • Ride on the Chinese Consumer for High Returns Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 3:50 AM ET

    China, with its 1.3 billion population, holds a definite promise for retailers at home and abroad as consumer-related stocks that service the mainland will do well for one's investment portfolio, a strategist told CNBC.

  • Friday Look Ahead: Will October Spook Investors? Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 6:38 PM ET
    NYSE trader

    September surprised stock market skeptics, and now the debate turns to whether October will be the month that spooks investors.

  • September's Strange Contradictions Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 5:56 PM ET

    The S&P 500 ends September up 8.9 percent, close to its best showing in over 70 years. 2) inflation vs. deflation. 3) double dip vs. no double dip. 4) QE2 vs. no QE2. And there's more...

  • Stocks Fall, But End Higher for Quarter Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 5:12 PM ET

    Stocks declined after a volatile session, but ended the month with the best September results in 71 years.  American Express and Caterpillar fell.

  • What Flash Crash Report Will — and Won't — Say Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 4:53 PM ET

    The Flash Crash report is imminent. The good news: it will finally be out, likely tomorrow. The bad news: the SEC is unlikely to point to a single "smoking gun" as the cause of the decline, and the laundry list of immediate "action items" is likely to be fairly short.

  • Stocks Fall Ahead of Close; Up for Quarter Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 3:47 PM ET

    Stocks declined as the session end neared as quarter-end rebalancing, and profit-taking, caused the markets to waver despite positive economic news.  American Express and Caterpillar fell.

  • Market Reversing Sept. Trends Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 3:27 PM ET

    Stocks reverse after strong September. Volume picked up a bit in the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) a short while ago as the S&P dropped below 1140, which was the lows of yesterday (this is called an outside reversal day). What's going on? Several issues...

  • Stocks May Have to Look Past Earnings For More Gains Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 2:05 PM ET
    NYSE Trader

    Third-quarter earnings season likely will indicate continued recuperation for corporate America, but for the stock market the focus will remain elsewhere.

  • Banks vs. Telecoms—The Better Buy: Stock Pickers Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 1:00 PM ET

    Telecom is the biggest winner this quarter, up close to 20 percent; banks are the worst, up just 5 percent. Is the trade about to change? Jason Goldberg, managing director and banking analyst at Barclays Capital, and David Burks, telecommunications analyst at Hilliard Lyons, shared their insights.

  • BP Dividends to Be Reinstated: New CEO Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 12:53 PM ET

    BP, which is in the midst of selling off $30 billion in assets, hopes to reinstate dividends early in 2011, its incoming CEO, Bob Dudley, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Markets Will Continue Rallying: Strategists Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 12:47 PM ET

    Stocks are poised to end a strong September with more gains Thursday, after new reports on unemployment claims, economic growth and manufacturing topped expectations. Brian Gendreau, market strategist at Financial Network, and Jeffrey Phillips, CIO of Rehmann Financial, discussed their outlooks.

  • 7 Firms to Benefit as Dollar Weakens: Market Pro Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 12:26 PM ET

    The dollar hit a new 8-month low this week. As we head into the fourth quarter, which companies stand to benefit the most if the greenback continues to slide? Bill Spiropoulos, CEO of CoreStates Capital Advisors, shared his best plays.

  • Stocks Extend Losses, Led by Technology Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 12:03 PM ET

    Stocks extended losses on the last trading day of the session despite a series of economic reports providing evidence of returning strength in the U.S. economy. Caterpillar and Hewlett-Packard fell, while Boeing rose.

  • Market's Black Swan Ending for September Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 11:27 AM ET

    Stocks inched up after the open Thursday, as the third estimate for Q2 GDP came in at 1.7 percent, slightly higher than consensus. Initial jobless claims for the week were also slightly better than expected. September: stocks and commodities rose, dollar hits lows for the year.

  • Six in 60

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

  • Futures Rise After Jobless Claims, GDP Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 9:27 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures rose after the government report jobless claims were better than expected, and the reading on second quarter GDP was revised slightly higher.

  • Is Congress Right to Get Tough on China? Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 7:58 AM ET
    Chinese Yuan

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