Investment Strategy


  • Kaminsky's Call: BP Must Cut Dividend Now Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 9:57 AM ET
    BP Station

    BP is in the midst of a hundred-year storm, and from the outside in, it doesn't appear they have any sort of plan.

  • Futures Go Positive on Strong China Exports Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 8:23 AM ET

    US stock index futures slid lower Wednesday, with the Nasdaq, Dow Jones and S&P 500 futures all down after a positive Tuesday session.

  • US Needs Austerity Too: Hedge Fund Strategist Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 6:00 AM ET

    The United States will have to adopt austerity measures similar to the ones taken in Europe, because the problems faced are largely the same, Timothy Scala, macro-strategist at Sophis Investments, told CNBC.com.

  • As Stocks Struggle for Footing, Gold Pushes Higher Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 9:16 PM ET
    Gold Bars

    Investors looking for clues about the markets cannot help but notice that gold is making another record high and that stocks are continuing to struggle.

  • Wednesday: Bernanke Could Call the Tune for Stocks Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 9:09 PM ET
    Wall Street sign

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony before the House Budget Committee Wednesday could temporarily shift investor focus from Europe to the U.S. economy.

  • Dow Gains Over 100; Techs Under Pressure Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 4:33 PM ET

    Stocks ended mostly higher after a late rally Tuesday as banks and materials rebounded. But tech stocks remained under pressure.

  • On the Record: Jimmy Lee, JPMorgan Chase Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 4:14 PM ET
    Jimmy Lee

    On The Record with The Strategy Session with the vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase, Jimmy Lee.

  • Reduce Stock Holdings Immediately: Harris' Ablin Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 4:04 PM ET

    Harris Private Bank CIO Jack Ablin recommends that investors immediately reduce some of their stock market exposure. Ablin said he made the call after a key momentum indicator he follows reached its "breakdown" level when the S&P 500 fell 5 percent below its 200-day moving average to 1051.

  • What Investors Should Do On Negative News Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 3:46 PM ET

    It’s most important in times like this to reassess your investments before making a snap decision to unload. Analyze whether the reasons you bought the stock initially are still in place

  • Stocks Rebound as Energy Gains Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 2:43 PM ET

    Stocks staged a late rally Tuesday as energy stocks made a comeback. But tech stocks fell after several downgrades.

  • "It does look like we're slipping into bear territory again,"  says one portfolio manager. "There's a lot of fear in the market now."

  • Jimmy Lee tells investors to look at the way the business cycle works in relation to when it bottoms and heads back up; "the road to recovery is never straight."

  • Temp Hiring Firms Are Contrarian Play: Greenberg Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 12:02 PM ET

    Government job data doesn't show a lot of fulltime job growth but it is showing a steady trend of temporary hiring—and has since that number turned positive in October.

  • These Big Banks to See 'Double Digit Returns' by 2011 Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 11:37 AM ET

    Contagion fears and regulatory reform uncertainties have created a difficult climate for financial stocks. But Betsy Graseck, large cap bank analyst at Morgan Stanley, and Moshe Orenbuch, research analyst and managing director at Credit Suisse, told investors that there are still some attractive names in the sector.

  • Stocks Fall Amid Europe Woes; Intel Skids Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 11:36 AM ET

    Stocks struggled to hold gains Tuesday after an early pop following comments from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

  • Why US Investors Should Not Buy Gold: Strategist Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 11:12 AM ET

    Gold hit a record high above $1,250 an ounce on Tuesday as concern over Europe's economic outlook lifted risk aversion. Is there still room for investors? Richard Bernstein, CEO of Richard Bernstein Capital Management and a CNBC contributor, and Francisco Blanch, head of global commodity research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, offered their insights.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Three Simple Rules for Stocks Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 10:37 AM ET

    Learning when you're wrong is key to making the right investments, and if you follow my simple rules, you'll be well on your way to doing just that.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Three Simple Rules for Stocks Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 10:34 AM ET

    Learning when you're wrong is key to making the right investments, and if you follow my simple rules, you'll be well on your way to doing just that.

  • Hedge Funds See Gold Supply Deficit Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 10:25 AM ET

    At an informal gathering of hedge fund traders last night, the mood was decidedly gloomy. I noted yesterday that many hedge funds had a horrific May: 1) most were net long going into May, and 2) many had been short volatility. Volatility, as we know, exploded in May, forcing many firms to cover their short positions. Not only that, traders seemed to have been unprepared for the dollar's rebound...

  • Go Long on England, Brazil for World Cup: Banks Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 9:30 AM ET
    The match ball for the opening World Cup fixture between South Africa and Mexico.

    The popularity of NCAA Final Four brackets on Wall Street is well known, mixing the trading floor's love of gambling and sports. But with the World Cup just around the corner, PCs and TV monitors in global financial centers will be tuned to all the latest from South Africa.