Investment Strategy


  • Bernanke On U.S. Economic Outlook     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 1:44 PM ET

    Fed chairman, Ben Bernanke addresses the Economic Club of Minnesota on the U.S. economy, saying the nation's economic problems are more than just temporary and the Fed has a range of tools to provide additional stimulus.

  • M&A Activity: What Walmart Wants     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 12:20 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche has the story on Wal-Mart Stores eyeing growth through acquisition, with Asher Edelman, Edelman Arts, who also discusses the business of art.

  • Goldman Economist: Chance of Recession?     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    Weighing in on whether there is still a chance for a recession, with Jan Hatzius, Goldman Sachs chief economist, who also shares analysis on what the markets expect from Bernanke.

  • Why Bears Are Nervous Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 11:57 AM ET

    Bears are eyeing this tape nervously...why? In theory, bears should be delighted: the language from the ECB was somewhat dovish, with growth targets lowered — and everyone knows September is the worst month for the stock market, right?

  • How Are Traders Playing?     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 11:41 AM ET

    Discussing investment strategies ahead of President Obama & Ben Bernanke's speeches, with Warren Meyers, DME Securities vice president of floor operations and Joe Greco, Meridian Equity Partners managing director.

  • A 50-Year Bond? What One Fed Option Could Look Like Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 11:15 AM ET

    With the Federal Reserve widely expected later this month to unveil the latest weapon in its easing arsenal, expectations are ranging from Operation Twist to Operation Torque to a 50-year Treasury bond.

  • 5 Steel Stocks Heating Up on Jobs Plan Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 11:14 AM ET
    Worker in an Alcoa plant.

    Steel, one of the most hated industries, is drawing attention on expectations President Obama's job-creation plan will boost infrastructure spending. TheStreet details a list of five highly rated steel companies cited in a research report about the steel industry.

  • Is Norway the New Switzerland? Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 11:08 AM ET

    The Swiss National Bank is putting the kibosh on the franc's safe haven status, and investors are turning to Norway instead. But it could be too much too fast.

  • Super Committee Meets     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 10:30 AM ET

    Congress' Super Committee, made of members chosen to work on the budget are meeting for the first time, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Pernod Brands: Success in Spirits     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 10:19 AM ET

    Sales of spirits have increased two percent and Pernod Brands posted an eight percent rise in profit this year. Insight on the company's strategy and plans to keep profit flowing, with Pierre Pringuet, Pernod Ricard CEO.

  • Futures Drop on ECB, Jobless Claims Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 9:15 AM ET

    S&P 500 futures dropped five points, and European equities dipped, as the European Central Bank announced it was leaving interest rates unchanged at 1.5 percent. The Bank of England left it at 0.5 percent, but left open that it may restart its own quantitative easing program. Some disappointment there was no rate cut.

  • Tech Profits     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 9:12 AM ET

    Discussing corporate profits for the tech industry, with Richard Sherlund, Nomura head of U.S. technology equity research, and CNBC's Jim Cramer.

  • Futures Add to Losses After Jobless Claims Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 9:08 AM ET

    Futures slipped further Thursday as investors were disappointed by the weekly jobless claims report that showed a gained, while trade deficit rose less than expected.

  • Pulse of M&A Activity     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 6:36 AM ET

    An outlook for the remainder of the year, with Robert Profusek, Jones Day partner, who says deals were delayed during the Summer due to market volatility but there may be a resurgence in the Fall.

  • Hedge With Gold: CEO     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 5:30 AM ET

    "The political climate continues to make our markets jittery. You are also seeing a big push from investors right now for gold. For the long-term part of the portfolio, we really feel like gold is a good hedge," Rick Gardner, CEO of Rick Gardner & Associates, told CNBC.

  • Will China Data Show Weakness?     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 4:00 AM ET

    "I'm not sure that China data is going to have that much impact on the markets at the moment. Obviously markets are being driven by Europe," Peter Elston, Asia strategist at Aberdeen Asset Management, told CNBC.

  • Blackstone Group Buying EU Firms     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 1:50 AM ET

    "For the first time in many years we are investing money in buying companies in Europe. The reason we are doing that is, prices are coming down, the Europeans themselves are becoming scared, and certain companies bought at the right price will do very well," Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone Group CEO, told CNBC.

  • Cramer's Six in Sixty     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 12:53 AM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his six stock picks in 60 seconds.

  • Cramer's Mad Dash     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 12:24 AM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his sectors to watch before the opening bell.

  • Thursday Look Ahead: Big Day for Policy Talk Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 9:27 PM ET

    Markets will be watching three major policy speeches Thursday, including President Obama and Fed Chairman Bernanke, but the speaker that may be most dramatic may be out of Europe.