Investment Strategy


  • Reflecting on the Best and Worst of the Last 15 Years Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 4:56 PM ET
    Maria Bartiromo

    Last Wednesday morning, I had the unbelievable honor of ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, 15 years to the day after I became the first journalist to report live from the Big Board floor on a regular basis.

  • How to Trade 5 Most-Searched Stocks Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 4:54 PM ET

    In the interest of giving the people what they want, TheStreet decided to get Cort Gwon, director of trading strategies and research at FBN Securities, to weigh in with investment strategies for the most popular stocks—ranked by search volume on TheStreet.

  • Stocks Slide but Pare Losses From Day's Lows Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 4:35 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower after the Federal Reserve said it would reinvest proceeds from maturing mortgage securities into the Treasury market.

  • Stocks Trim Losses Following Fed Statement Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 3:36 PM ET

    Stocks pared losses after the Federal Reserve said it would reinvest proceeds from maturing mortgage-backed securities into the Treasury market.

  • More Wealthy Americans Fearful on Economy: Survey Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 12:40 PM ET

    According to the latest Ipsos Mendelsohn’s Affluent Survey, 47 percent of participants said the economy is their primary concern, up 5 percent from last month. In addition, 85 percent of those who make over $100,000 a year say the economy is still in a recession.

  • Update: Sanofi Waits For Genzyme's Response Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 11:57 AM ET

    If Genzyme is amenable to what Sanofi's bid letter sets out, serious negotiations may soon follow and the contents of that letter more than likely won't be made public. On the other hand, if things go in a different direction, everything could get a bit more nasty.

  • Stocks Fall Ahead of Fed; Technology Slides Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 11:53 AM ET

    Stocks declined Tuesday as the market was rattled by disappointing economic data out of China ahead of the Federal Reserve's statement on monetary policy.

  • In the latest battle over who does a better job of forecasting market movements, bonds are nearing a strong signal that a bear market for stocks is right around the bend.

  • 2 'Widely Hated' Investments Could Rise: Strategist Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 11:42 AM ET

    How should investors be positioned in this volatile market? Ryan Detrick, chief technical strategist at Schaeffer’s Investment Research, and Kelly Campbell, founder, principal and CEO of Campbell Wealth Management, discussed their insights.

  • Six in 60

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

  • Stock Brawl: Google Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 10:56 AM ET
    Google Search

    Our Google bear Porter Bibb, Managing Partner at MediaTech Capital Partners insists that Google faces many challenges. Meanwhile, Richard Fetyko is bullish and says, "buy, buy, buy."

  • My Top Stock Picks: Gamco's Gabelli Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 10:40 AM ET

    Stocks traded lower on Tuesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's statement on monetary policy. Mario Gabelli, chief investment officer at Gamco Investors, shared his market insights.

  • Morici: Trade Deficit Causes Jobless Recovery Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 10:34 AM ET
    Chinese shipping containers

    President Obama is seeking to double exports, through marketing programs and new free trade deals. However worthy those initiatives may be, doubling exports does no good if imports double too. By increasing the trade gap, more open trade policies would increase the drag on growth and jobs creation.

  • Kilduff: Is Oil Heading To $200? Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 10:24 AM ET
    This satellite image shows the Strait of Hormuz, between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The Strait of Hormuz runs between Iran and United Arab Emirates.

    Several newsworthy events, recently, represent the dots that the oil market may begin to connect to produce a significant event driven price spike in prices - potentially driving crude oil prices upwards of $200 per barrel.

  • Take the news of the Fed announcement, should it follow this dovish direction, and not look at it is a positive stimulus to the economy, but as a detrimental decision that will hold negative ramifications and here's why.

  • Stock Futures Fall; Market Awaits Fed Meeting Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 8:59 AM ET

    Stock index futures were lower Tuesday ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, which market watchers expect will lead to new measures to ease monetary policy.

  • Has Doom and Gloom Jumped the Shark? Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 7:50 AM ET
    Fonzie jumps the shark.

    Turn on Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show' and you may see a cameo of Dr. Doom Noriel Roubini sitting in a supply closet. Check out the New York Times' Tuesday edition and you'll see a big feature on the new credence ­- and cache - that markets are giving to dire predictions.

  • Analyst Watch: Acme Packet Has Room to Run Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 7:43 AM ET

    Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Tuesday.

  • Will US Slip Back Into Recession? Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 7:38 AM ET
    Recession-themed newsprint cuttings

    Some say we're still there. What do you think? Share your opinion.

  • Greenberg: Buyback Announcement May Not Cure Amedisys Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 5:54 AM ET

    Just because a company loses more than half its value, as has been the case with Amedisys in recent months, doesn't mean it can't go lower.