Investment Strategy


  • U.S. Personal Spending & Income   Friday, 27 May 2011 | 8:30 AM ET
    U.S. Personal Spending & Income

    Personal spending is up in April as well as the PCE price index. Insight with Douglas Holtz Eakin, CNBC's Rick Satelli & Steve Liesman.

  • What's On: G8, Summer Shorts and Goldman's Call Friday, 27 May 2011 | 7:48 AM ET

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

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    Despite "a machine gun" being taken to equity markets this year, the asset class' longer term poor performance has masked its considerable resilience, Guy Monson, fund manager at Sarasin & Partners, said.

  • Should Bond Buyers Bet on Stalling US Economy? Friday, 27 May 2011 | 5:40 AM ET
    Bernanke Testifies to Congress on U.S. Monetary Policy

    Fears over the continuing European sovereign debt crisis and weaker than expected economic data from the US helped to push the price of US Treasurys up and take yields to a six month low on Thursday as investors looked for safety.

  • Gold: The Bulls and the Bears Friday, 27 May 2011 | 5:32 AM ET
    Gold bars

    It’s the classic safe haven in a crisis, but as gold consistently trades at around the $1,500 per ounce mark, is it now overpriced?

  • Commentary: Egypt's Second Revolution Starts Here Friday, 27 May 2011 | 4:44 AM ET

    It feels strange to be on a flight back to Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, to cover what’s been dubbed Egypt’s Second Revolution. The last one, which brought down the regime of former President Hosni Mubarak, was just over three months ago.

  • A Fraud Played Out on Family and Friends Friday, 27 May 2011 | 2:51 AM ET
    Sun Valley, Idaho

    Never mind that he was a multimillionaire. Daren Palmer was quick to carry furniture when someone in his congregation was moving. He volunteered at the church farm. He got down on his knees to clean the sanctuary. Yet this week, Mr. Palmer, 42, agreed to plead guilty to federal criminal charges that he ran a $78 million Ponzi scheme, reports the NYT.

  • Commentary: The Nature of Investors Has Changed Friday, 27 May 2011 | 1:39 AM ET
    A commodities trader at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    If in doubt, blame speculators. That has been the popular political mantra in recent years whenever commodity and energy prices have soared. And events have now poured more fuel on the fire., according to the FT.

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    New data on the consumer and housing greet what promise to be thinly traded markets Friday, ahead of the long Memorial Day weekend.

  • Goldman’s Oil-Trade Reversal: Puzzle for Investors Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 7:12 PM ET

    You know, a guy could get suspicious. Goldman Sachs has reversed its commodity stance, particularly on oil and copper, a mere six weeks after reporting the huge headwinds of demand destruction, declining China growth and moderating Middle East and North Africa strife. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Lightning Round OT   Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 6:40 PM ET
    Lightning Round OT

    You say the name of a stock, and Mad Money's Jim Cramer tells you whether to buy or sell.

  • Lightning Round   Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 6:40 PM ET
    Lightning Round

    You say the name of a stock, and Mad Money's Jim Cramer tells you whether to buy or sell.

  • Some Economists Expect Recovery Later This Year Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 6:20 PM ET

    "We can put our finger on the problems, and they're temporary, I think," says one economist. "Oil prices were a blow. You can see that in the consumer spending numbers in Q1, and prices are coming back down."

  • Stocks End Modestly Higher; Microsoft Gains Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 5:22 PM ET

    Stocks ended modestly higher after fluctuating in the final hour of trading as investors shrugged off further evidence of a slowing economy.

  • Stocks Lose Steam, But Nasdaq Holds Gains Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 3:55 PM ET

    Stocks fluctuated in the final hour of trading as the Dow and the S&P 500 trimmed gains, but the tech stocks fueled a gain in the Nasdaq.

  • Fed Easing and Markets: A Love/Hate Relationship Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 3:22 PM ET

    The GDP revision of 1.8 percent growth in Q1 was another disappointment in a string of economic disappointments in the past two weeks. With this lethal mixture of low growth/high debt, it's little wonder traders are wondering if some form of QE3 is coming.

  • Options See Germany Weathering Euro Woes Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 2:44 PM ET

    While markets have sold off in recent days on mounting worry that Greece and other peripherals might default on their debt, options investors have shown unwavering faith in Germany, the stalwart nation that's been pulling much of the region's weight.

  • Stop Trading: Cramer Sounds Off On Einhorn   Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 2:30 PM ET
    Stop Trading: Cramer Sounds Off On Einhorn

    CNBC's Jim Cramer weighs in on David Einhorn buying a minority share of the NY Mets and the stocks he has in his crosshairs today.

  • Markets Start to Weigh Impact Of Even More Fed Easing Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 2:29 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during morning trading.

    A weakening economy and a wobbly stock market have raised expectations—and in some cases fears—that the Federal Reserve's two-year intervention in the markets may not be over just yet.

  • Inside the Global War to Stop Web Hackers Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 2:00 PM ET

    The first thing they tell you at Akamai is that the Internet is constantly under attack. At every minute, somebody somewhere in the world is trying to hack into a website, shut it down, or steal valuable information from it.