Investment Strategy


  • No ‘End of the World’ Stock Market Trade Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 4:33 PM ET

    There's a lot of pessimism in the air right now. This pessimism is rooted in themes I’ve been discussing for weeks and weeks—namely, lower profit margins from spiking energy, food, and raw material prices; supply-chain disruptions from the Japanese disaster that cuts into top line sales revenue; and gasoline price hikes depressing the consumer. It’s all there and it's all a problem.

  • Stocks Hold Losses Before Close; Alcoa Skids Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 3:56 PM ET

    Stocks extended losses in the final hour of trading Tuesday as oil prices sank and after Alcoa's weaker-than-expected revenues disappointed investors. Alcoa and Chevron led decliners.

  • Risky Business? No Thanks Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 2:59 PM ET

    Risk-on has been investors' favored approach to currencies for several weeks now. But one top strategist says the time for risky business is ending.

  • In the three years I’ve been writing about Chinese reverse mergers there has been one nagging question: Where have the regulators been?

  • Stop Trading: Jim Cramer   Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 2:31 PM ET
    Stop Trading: Jim Cramer

    CNBC's Jim Cramer on today's market movers and losers.

  • Japan is beginning to look like an emerging market in the sense that its valuations "are getting very attractive," said Templeton Emerging Markets Executive Chairman Mark Mobius.

  • Stock Valuations Are Still 'Quite Reasonable': CIO Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 12:26 PM ET

    Despite the big rally markets have recently had, stock valuations are still "quite reasonable," said Art Nunes, CIO of Northwest Asset Management.

  • Stocks Drop More than 1% as Oil Tumbles Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 12:17 PM ET

    Stocks sank broadly, triggered by disappointing results from Alcoa, and as a report by Goldman Sachs calling for a drop in commodity prices sent oil prices on a nosedive.  Alcoa and Chevron fell, while Wal-Mart gained.

  • Buy & Sell These Airlines Amid Rising Oil: Analyst Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 12:07 PM ET

    The supply-demand is in favor of the airlines right now, said Jim Corridore, analyst at Standard & Poor’s.

  • QE2 & Risk Appetite   Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 11:30 AM ET
    QE2 & Risk Appetite

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche says the Fed has goaded investors into a hunt for yield. As a result, they're moving into longer-term bonds and riskier assets.

  • US Capitol Building with cash

    President Obama and Congressional Republicans are tabling proposals to balance the budget, and Americans have a right to be skeptical.

  • Why Isn't Lower Oil Helping Stocks? Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 10:58 AM ET

    Lower energy costs are good, right? Alcoa specifically cited higher energy costs as a problem. So why isn't lower oil helping stocks?

  • Stocks to Watch: Caterpillar, Sony and More ... Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 10:55 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Bet on Vegas & Airline Stocks?   Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 10:32 AM ET
    Bet on Vegas & Airline Stocks?

    Business travel is picking up. Is it time to bet on Vegas and airline stocks? Robert LaFleur, Hudson Securities Gaming and Lodging analyst, and Jim Corridore, Standard & Poor's airline analyst, discuss the best bets in these sectors.

  • Pullback Is Correction in an 'Ongoing Bull Market': Pro Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 10:21 AM ET

    U.S. equities are seeing a consolidation while emerging market stocks are accelerating, said Mark Tepper, managing partner and co-founder of Strategic Wealth Partners.

  • Burden of College Loans on Graduates Grows Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 9:49 AM ET

    Student loan debt outpaced credit card debt for the first time last year and is likely to top a trillion dollars this year as more students go to college and a growing share borrow money to do so, reports the New York Times.

  • Technical Tuesday   Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 9:35 AM ET
    Technical Tuesday

    A look at what the charts are saying about the market with Mark Tepper, Strategic Wealth Partners, and Hugh Johnson, Hugh Johnson Advisors.

  • Global Stocks, Commodities Lower—Here's Why Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 9:23 AM ET

    For one thing, debate on the strength of the global recovery this year. Goldman's comments on a potential top in commodities, made yesterday, is typical of that debate...

  • Futures Point to Lower Open After Alcoa Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 9:18 AM ET

    Stock index futures slightly pared losses, although remained down, after the government reported import prices rose in March, and the trade deficit fell.

  • Cooperman, Master of the Markets   Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 7:04 AM ET
    Cooperman, Master of the Markets

    If clients weren't getting what they were looking for, they wouldn't be investing in hedge funds, says Leon Cooperman, chairman & CEO, Omega Advisors. Also, a discussion about what the funds are doing to generate fees, and revisiting Steinhardt's comments last week regarding Warren Buffett, charitable giving and David Sokol's departure from Berkshire. With Andrew Ross Sorkin.