Investment Strategy


  • JC Penny Takes A Bite Out of Apple   Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 12:36 PM ET
    JC Penny Takes A Bite Out of Apple

    JC Penny's shares surged on reports it hired Apple's Ron Johnson. A look at what it means for the retailer and shareholders, with Gene Munster & Jeff Klinefelter, Piper Jaffray, and the Fast Money traders weigh in on trades to place today.

  • Rally on 'Less Bad' Data Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 12:32 PM ET

    With few earnings and economics reports lately, the markets have been missing any catalysts to spark a move to the upside over the past 1.5 weeks. They are finally getting one today, and that’s leading to a broad-based rally with 8 stocks rising for every 1 that’s down.

  • All Talk, No Action In Europe Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 12:05 PM ET
    Euro bills

    Euro zone finance ministers are meeting on the debt crisis - again. But this strategist isn't expecting much.

  • JDS Uniphase—What Options Traders Are Saying Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 11:52 AM ET

    JDS Uniphase may have found support at its 200-day moving average, and yesterday (Monday) the options action turned bullish.

  • Are Target-Date Funds Really the Best Solution? Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 11:31 AM ET

    Target-date and age-based funds, or TDFs, have become very popular over the last several years, especially in 401(k) and college 529 plans.  Although a TDF might be a good choice for some investors, in many cases, the “one size fits all approach” might not be appropriate.

  • Stocks Gain Sharply, Dow Climbs Above 12,000 Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 11:17 AM ET

    Stocks rallied over 1 percent Tuesday following a handful of economic data that helped boost investor confidence and after China's robust industrial production report.

  • Six in 60

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

  • Your Stock Market Questions Answered With Twitter Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 10:47 AM ET

    Ed Ponsi of Barchetta Capital Management answers stock-related questions tweeted by CNBC viewers in our "Trading on Twitter" segment. Here are his comments.

  • The LinkedIn Effect   Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 9:55 AM ET
    The LinkedIn Effect

    CNBC's Kate Kelly has the story on what the LinkedIn effect could mean for next generation IPOs.

  • Technicals: What Do the Charts Say?   Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 9:36 AM ET
    Technicals: What Do the Charts Say?

    A look at what the charts are saying about the markets, with David Nicoski, Vermilion Capital Management, and David Loesser, The Estate Planners Group.

  • Avis Ditches Dollar Thrifty, Buys Avis Europe Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 9:00 AM ET
    Avis auto rental kiosk

    It’s over. The on-again, off-again battle between Hertz and Avis to buy Dollar Thrifty has effectively ended, given Avis' decision to spend a billion dollars in cash to buy Avis Europe.

  • Defensive Position in Stocks   Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 8:44 AM ET
    Defensive Position in Stocks

    More volatility is on the way, says Russ Koesterich, iShares global chief investment strategist.

  • Futures Extend Gains After Economic News Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 8:35 AM ET

    Futures added to previous gains Tuesday after retail sales fell less than expected in May and producer price index climbed.

  • China's Shadow Banking System Is Worrying: Strategist Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 7:03 AM ET
    A Chinese bank worker attends to a customer.

    The “shadow” banking system in China is the biggest matter for concern for those thinking about investing in the country, Bhanu Baweja, head of research and emerging markets strategy at UBS, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Buy Euro, Sell Swiss Franc: Contrarian Analyst Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 2:59 AM ET

    With the Swiss Franc sitting at a record high against the euro one analyst told CNBC.com that it could be time to bet against the safe haven currency.

  • Helios Closes $900 Million Africa Fund Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 2:03 AM ET
    An Angolan woman shops in a market in Cabinda.

    Private equity firm Helios Investment Partners closed its second Africa-focused fund at $900 million on Monday, as fundraising for the world's most under-invested continent rebounds after the financial crisis.

  • KKR Looks at Post-Nuclear Future Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 1:47 AM ET

    The end of Europe's love affair with nuclear energy provides fertile ground for the development of other renewable sources of power, according to the head of European infrastructure at private equity house Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), which has just completed a major deal in the sector.

  • Suspicious Pre-Deal Trades Fall Sharply Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 1:11 AM ET

    The level of suspicious trading ahead of UK mergers and acquisitions fell sharply last year to 21 percent, the lowest level since 2003, as regulators around the world intensified efforts to combat insider trading, the FT reported.

  • Goldman Intern Had Link to Libyan Fund Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 12:08 AM ET
    Goldman Sachs

    Goldman Sachs gave a paid internship to a top Libyan official’s relative while the bank was carrying out lossmaking trades on behalf of the country’s sovereign wealth fund, the Financial Times has learnt.

  • Strategists Advise No Risk Taking Now Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 7:00 PM ET

    According to Steve Grasso, director of institutional sales at Stuart Frankel, and Peter Yastrow, strategist and principal of Yastrow & Origer, now is not the time to take risks with investing.