Investment Strategy


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    Stocks could finish August on a cranky note before entering September - historically the worst performing month for stocks.

  • Bright Side of 'The New Boring' Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 4:45 PM ET

    The new boring: the economy muddles along, with no growth. The balance sheet of corporate America is in good shape. ... Corporations are starting to say, we have a ton of cash, let's go out and buy someone and cut expenses.

  • Stocks End Down Sharply on Economic Worries Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 4:00 PM ET

    Stocks finished sharply lower Monday amid light volume as confidence about the economy weakened and investors remained cautious ahead of several key reports coming up this week. Bank of America and Home Depot fell, while HP rose.

  • Dow Falls 100 Points; Banks, Industrials Slide Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 3:25 PM ET

    Stocks continued to selloff Monday amid light volume as confidence about the economy weakened and investors remained cautious ahead of several key reports coming up this week. Bank of America and Intel fell, while H&P rose.

  • Who's Next? 3 Possible Tech M&A Targets Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 3:21 PM ET

    The battle for 3Par continues as Hewlett-Packard raised its bid for the data storage company on Friday. This comes after rival Dell matched HP’s previously increased bid. Does this signal more M&A in the tech space — and how can investors benefit? Matt Bryson, analyst at Avian Securities, discussed his insights. 

  • Greenberg: Why Strayer Has Attracted Eisman Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 3:01 PM ET

    Much of this is complex with plenty of nuance. An important key to understanding the discrepancy, Eisman insists, is in a footnote on a “Repayment Rate Analysis” chart Strayer has posted on its website.

  • 15 Largest Share Buybacks in Last Three Months Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 2:26 PM ET

    Hewlett-Packard shares gained over two percent in today's session, after its board approved an additional $10 billion stock buyback. Here is a look at the 15 largest buyback announcements in the last three months among S&P 500 companies.

  • M&A Becoming More Shareholder-Driven Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 2:12 PM ET

    Today's mergers and acquisitions environment is very complex, moving away from a board-centric model towards a more shareholder-based system, especially in the United States and other Western nations.

  • Stocks Decline, Led by Financials; HP Rises Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 12:21 PM ET

    Stocks are lower as investors shrug off a positive government report on consumer spending and a raft of mergers and acquisitions news.  bank of America, Amex fell, while H&P rose.

  • Risk Trade Now: From Banks to REITs Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 12:15 PM ET

    The risk trade: out of banks, hide in REITs. Another weak day for banks, particularly regional banks. It's been an absolutely miserable month: the Regional Bank HOLDRs Trust, a basket of regional banks, is down about 12 percent in August. The good news..?

  • Art Cashin: Beware of Increased Volatility Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 10:54 AM ET

    Stocks ticked lower on Monday as investors traded cautiously ahead of the government's latest jobs report. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, and Bernard McSherry, senior vice president of strategic initiatives at Cuttone & Co., discussed their market outlooks.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Position Yourself as A Contrarian  Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 10:37 AM ET

    It is very possible that everything you've been hearing this month about the future has been wrong. Position yourself now as a contrarian so when the all-important fourth quarter rolls around, you're not stuck in everyone else's misguided summer camp.

  • Iron and Steel Price Moves: What They Mean Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 10:22 AM ET

    Futures, which had been trading down all morning, got a small boost when personal spending for July came in a big stronger than expected, but then resumed their downward move.

  • Futures Slip After Consumer Spending Data Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 9:25 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures are lower after the government reported consumer spending rose at the strongest pace in four months, Hewlett-Packard announced a stock buyback, and as investors digested merger and acquisition news.

  • Oil Should Be Around $10 a Barrel: Analyst Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 8:07 AM ET

    The price of a barrel of oil would be closer to $10 if the commodity wasn't traded as an investment instrument, given the record-high levels of U.S. oil inventories, Peter Beutel, president of Cameron Hanover, told CNBC Monday.

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

  • Who Will Win the Fight For 3PAR? Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 7:42 AM ET
    Businessman with crystal ball

    Which tech titan has the advantage, Dell or H-P? Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • Cramer on SEC: The Lifeguard Is Off Duty Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 8:17 PM ET

    If you’re expecting this regulatory body to protect you, think again.

  • When the Fundamentals Just Don’t Matter Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 8:13 PM ET

    Cramer lists the forces that can drive stocks in this ever more complicated market.

  • 4 MadMo Maxims for Portfolio Protection Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 8:08 PM ET

    Cramer teaches you how to protect yourself from yourself.