Investment Strategy


  • Stocks to Watch: Priceline.com, GM and More ... Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 10:57 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Stocks Still in Thrall to Oil Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 10:00 AM ET

    Inflation jitters in Asia and soaring oil are shaping Thursday's market.

  • Futures Turn Up After Upbeat Economic News Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 9:23 AM ET

    Stock index futures turned positive after news of an unexpected fall in jobless claims and a jump in durable goods order, as investors remained skittish by spreading unrest in the Middle East.

  • What's On: $100 Oil, Target, Kohl's and RailAmerica Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 8:06 AM ET

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

  • Greenberg: Pre-Earnings Peek at Salesforce Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 6:04 AM ET

    With Salesforce.com reporting results today, investors should watch for earnings versus guidance and cash flow.

  • Why Is WTI Much Lower Than Brent? Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 5:36 AM ET

    The spread between Brent and NYMEX crude is currently around $15 a barrel and according to Jim Bianco, the president of Bianco Research, this is due to one pipeline pumping crude from Canada into Cushing near Oklahoma City.

  • The $220 a Barrel Oil Call and the Risk Trade Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 4:59 AM ET
    An international oil tanker passes through the Suez canal in Ismailia, Egypt.

    Oil could hit $220 a barrel if "Libya and Algeria were to halt oil production together," analysts at Nomura investment bank predicted.

  • Demonstrators hold up a banner featuring Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi reading 'Kadhafi is a murderer' as they stage a protest outside the Libyan embassy in Istanbul on February 21, 2011

    Now that the much-anticipated pullback has arrived, traders are debating how low the skittish stock market can go. But one thing's for sure: It'll have a lot to do with oil.

  • S&P to Hit 1,550 This Year: Strategist Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 8:55 PM ET

    U.S. stocks are likely to outperform Asia ex-Japan markets this year, Ajay Kapur, Head of Asia Equity Strategy at Deutsche Bank told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • What to Do If You Haven’t Saved Enough for Retirement Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 5:13 PM ET

    In the race to retirement a surprising number of Americans are getting to the finish line and realizing they haven’t saved enough -- or anything at all. Here are some tips from the pros for what to do when you haven't saved enough.

  • Wisconsin – Labor Fights Back, AFL-CIO Trumka Reacts Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
    Protesters fill the courtyard and steps outside the State Capitol building on February 16, 2010 in Madison, Wisconsin. Protesters were demonstrating against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers.

    Wisconsin, the home of Super Bowl champ Green Bay Packers now has protesters at the capitol for the eleventh day. The battle heats up over Gov. Scott Walker's plan to fix the state budget and end most of the union bargaining rights held by public workers for decades.

  • Opportunities Exist in Markets Spooked by Mideast: Cohen Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 4:45 PM ET
    Supporters of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi hold his pictures as they take part in a pro-government rally in Tripoli on February 17, 2011 as the country faced a nationwide "Day of Anger" called by opposition cyber activists.

    Fear of the unknown amid Mideast unrest and violence is driving down markets, Goldman Sachs strategist Abby Joseph Cohen told CNBC Tuesday, but good investment opportunities exist for nimble investors able to pick through selloffs.

  • Stocks Close Lower Amid Turmoil in Libya Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 4:37 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Wednesday, extending losses from the previous session, as oil briefly crossed the $100 mark and investors continued to worry over over the political unrest in Libya.

  • Exxon Continues Climb — But 2007 Heights Are Elusive Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 4:31 PM ET

    Two to one declining to advancing stocks Wednesday; not as bad as yesterday, but volume tending toward the heavy side again.

  • Warnings Aplenty From the 'Father' of Securitization Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 4:04 PM ET
    Lewis Ranieri

    In a candid interview, the 'father' of the mortgage backed security offered important insights on the state of the housing market and the market for securitized commercial mortgages, while also proving willing to accept criticism of the industry he helped to create.

  • Suze Orman: The Money Class

    Suze Orman has just written a new book (her 10th!) called "THE MONEY CLASS: Learn to Create Your New American Dream" and in it she writes that the American Dream is still very much alive but in need of some "serious reconsideration."

  • New Market Trends Developing Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 3:06 PM ET

    The Great Trade of 2008/2009 is in its final death throes. Remember the Great Trade: short dollar/long commodities/long commodity stocks — how many billions were made on that trade in the last two years? But it's history — it's not working any more, and certainly hasn't been working in the past few days.

  • Stocks Slip Amid Libya Turmoil; Energy Climbs Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 2:27 PM ET

    Stocks were under pressure Wednesday, extending the previous day's sharp losses, as oil briefly crossed the $100 mark and investors remained jittery over the political unrest in Libya.

  • As Cotton Prices Rise, So May the Cost of Hotel Rooms Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 2:13 PM ET

    Apparel makers aren't the only ones stitching together a plan to deal with rising cotton costs. Hotel chains, including some of the world's biggest brands, are looking to pass costs on to customers as soaring commodity prices hit the bottom line.

  • Greenberg: Washington Post Takes Bitter Pill Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 2:08 PM ET

    Say this for Washington Post: When reality hit regarding the impact of changes in rules that relate to for-profit education and its Kaplan Higher Education unit, the company wasted little time getting ahead of the curve.