Investment Strategy


  • The Euro Zone After Strauss Kahn Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 12:17 AM ET
    IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    The sight of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the International Monetary Fund and prospective candidate for the French presidency, doing the "perp walk" was stupefying. If the charges are true, this capable man is a lunatic. But, unless the case collapses, the event will cast a long shadow, according to the FT.

  • Close-up of a pen on stock price chart

    "We were deeply oversold and we got the bounce. Now I think we have resistance overhead in the 12,600, 12,700 area on the Dow," says one technical analyst.

  • Off the Charts: Banks   Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 6:45 PM ET
    Off the Charts: Banks

    The banks may look cheap here, but John Roque of WJB Capital thinks the charts for the banks are lousy, and their stocks are trending lower, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Lightning Round   Tuesday, 17 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.

  • How to Manage Market Slump   Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 6:00 PM ET
    How to Manage Market Slump

    "You want to rid your portfolio of the big industrial plays that are killing you," says Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Fast Money Web Extra   Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 5:55 PM ET
    Fast Money Web Extra

    The Fast Money crew offers special CNBC.com-only advice on your investments.

  • Stock Pops & Drops   Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 5:41 PM ET
    Stock Pops & Drops

    The Fast Money traders take a look at today's biggest market movers.

  • Cisco: Value Trade or Trap?   Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 5:35 PM ET
    Cisco: Value Trade or Trap?

    A look at which investing whales bought Cisco on the stocks recent slide, with the Fast Money team.

  • Why Brokers Are Leaving Wire Houses   Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 5:30 PM ET
    Why Brokers Are Leaving Wire Houses

    The "wire house" broker model is broken. Strategy Session's Gary Kaminsky explains why.

  • Fed Easing Policy Driving Rates Lower—Ironically Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 5:21 PM ET

    Interest rates are heading lower, counter to what many in the bond market thought might happen as the Fed reaches the end of its quantitative easing program.

  • Short Dollar on Euro Woes?   Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 5:15 PM ET
    Short Dollar on Euro Woes?

    "The dollar will ultimately fall against the euro because U.S. problems are worse than Europe's," says Peter Schiff, Euro Pacific Capital.

  • Stocks Close Mixed as Nasdaq Ekes Out Gain Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 4:57 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed and off the lows of the session, amid concerns over the U.S. economic recovery and a weak earnings forecast from Hewlett-Packard.

  • Stocks Fall, But Trade off Lows Before Close Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 3:56 PM ET

    Stocks slipped, led by the riskiest market segments, amid further evidence the economy is slowing down, and a weak earnings forecast from Hewlett-Packard.

  • CalSTRS: Funding the Future   Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 3:15 PM ET
    CalSTRS: Funding the Future

    Discussing how the nation's second-largest pension fund plans to boost its performance and investment opportunities, with Christopher Ailman, California State Teachers' Retirement System.

  • Rainy Day Investing: Grain Prices Expected to Rebound Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 2:20 PM ET
    Roy Presson (C) embraces his daughters Catherine (L) and Amanda as they stand on the edge of State Highway HH looking out at their family farm on May 3, 2011 at Wyatt, Missouri. The Presson home and 2,400 acres of land that they farmed was flooded last night when the Army Corps of Engineers blew a massive hole in a levee at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers to help save the town of Cairo, Illinois.

    Experts in the corn, wheat and soy markets expect the sharp pullback in recent weeks to be little more than a temporary correction as heavy rain and strong demand cause prices to rebound.

  • Value Act’s Cephalon Purchase and Disclosure Issue Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 1:57 PM ET
    Cephalon's Research & Development Headquarters in West Chester, PA.

    In Value Act’s latest 13F filing it discloses a 1.9 million share stake in Cephalon. It’s a stake it did not own in the fourth quarter of last year.

  • When I first heard the news that Hewlett Packard was about to warn that coming quarters wouldn’t be what Wall Street expected, I thought: New CEO. Big Warning. Something smells. My interpretation of the stench: That in a backhanded way, CEO Leo Apotheker is saying that his predecessor Mark Hurd had run the company for the short-term to please Wall Street, not to create a business.

  • Disruptive By Design: Secondmarket   Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 1:22 PM ET
    Disruptive By Design: Secondmarket

    Is the IPO market experiencing a slow death? Taking a look at who's buying secondmarket shares, with Barry Silbert, Secondmarket CEO and CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Charting Tech Stocks   Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 12:54 PM ET
    Charting Tech Stocks

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports on AIG shareholders' expectations from CEO, Robert Benmosche. Also, charting tech stocks with Jeff DeGraff, Renaissance Macro Research.

  • Dell's Earnings Preview   Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 12:45 PM ET
    Dell's Earnings Preview

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg reports on Chinese ADR, Longtop Financial which stopped trading today, and Jayson Noland, Robert W. Baird with a preview of Dell's earnings.