Investment Strategy


  • A wobbly stock market facing pressure from numerous sides could be setting itself up as a victim of one of the oldest market dangers: Sell in May and Go Away.

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    A US Trust survey of 457 high-net-wealth individuals released Tuesday found 51 percent said it is not important to leave their kids an inheritance, even though their children's success is an important measure of their own success.

  • Commodities Lead Midday Rally Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 2:44 PM ET

    It's a strange day: This is a commodity-led rally — as silver and gold hit new highs, and crude sits just below new highs, the midday stock advance is being led by energy and material names.

  • During the last 10 years the hedge fund industry has outperformed the market with less volatility, Simon Fludgate, partner at Aksia, a hedge fund research and advisory firm, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Analyze This: Chip Confusion  Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 12:32 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders, and Craig Berger, FBR Capital Markets weigh in on trades you should put down today.

  • Toyota After the Quake  Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 12:21 PM ET

    A look at Toyota after the quake and hedge funds with Bob Carter, Toyota head of North American sales, and CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Bullish on Ryanair's Free Flights: Investor Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 12:02 PM ET

    Tired of skyhigh ticket prices? Irish airline Ryanair bets you are, and it's prepared — get this — to let you fly the skies for free, Ken Fisher, founder of Fisher Investments, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Stocks Pare Gains as Tech, Banks Slip Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 11:51 AM ET

    Stocks pared gains Tuesday after a slew of earnings reports that were largely positive a day after the markets took a thrashing following Standard & Poor's revision of its outlook for U.S. debt.

  • Stocks to Watch: Goldman Sachs, Cisco and More ... Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 10:47 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Geithner on Charm Offensive Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 9:24 AM ET

    This craziness in Europe cannot continue. Greece just issued 13-week paper at a yield of 4.1 percent — to put this in perspective, Germany pays 3.8 percent for its 30-year bond. That's right: Greece is paying more for 3-month paper than Germany pays for a 30-year bond.

  • NYSE: No Immediate Comment on Nasdaq/ICE Proposal Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 9:16 AM ET

    Under the proposal, Nasdaq/ICE says: 1) they are prepared to pay a reverse termination fee of $350 million in case the deal cannot close due to antitrust issues; 2) they have received fully committed financing of $3.8 billion.

  • Futures Rise After Earnings, Housing Starts Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 8:46 AM ET

    Stock index futures rose after a better-than-expected rise in housing starts and after good earnings reports from Goldman Sachs and Johnson & Johnson.

  • Oil May Hit $150, Gold $2,000: Risk Assessor Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 5:38 AM ET

    Oil prices are likely to hit $150 while gold may go above $2,000 longer term, Nick Bullman, a managing partner at research-based risk assessment service firm CheckRisk, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • What's On: Earnings, Commodities and Going Green Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 9:23 PM ET

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

  • Tenet Allegations Resemble Complaints Made Last Year Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 3:50 PM ET

    As if things weren’t strange enough in the takeover battle for Tenet Healthcare, Monday brings yet more information on the genesis of that scorched earth lawsuit last week from Tenet.

  • Greenberg: Analysts Err When Firms Muddy the Waters Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 2:38 PM ET

    A study by a few accounting professors at the University of Michigan shows that analyst reports for companies whose 10-Ks are hard to read might be more informative, but they're associated with “greater dispersion, lower accuracy, and greater overall uncertainty in earnings forecasts.”

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    The Federal Reserve's zero-interest-rate policies are making it impossible for investors to make money by holding Treasurys, Pimco's Bill Gross told CNBC.

  • To see two analysts downgrade shares Gap today makes you wonder what they know and investors don’t. Or, based on the performance of Gap’s stock, what investors knew and the analysts didn’t — until now?

  • Three Likely Biotech Acquisition Targets Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 2:13 PM ET

    Biotechs are addicted to capital like "crack addicts are addicted to crack," because of the $1 billion-plus price tag that it takes to bring a drug to market, Gregory Brown, founder and managing director of Cowen Healthcare Royalty Partners, told CNBC Monday.

  • Gross on the Downgrade  Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 2:02 PM ET

    William Gross, PIMCO co-CIO & founder, with perspective on S&P's negative outlook on U.S. credit and what the downgrade means for the markets.