Investment Strategy


  • According to Renaissance Capital, there have been 913 IPOs that have come to the U.S. market since 2005. In that period, just 9 companies have priced more than 25% above the high end of their original price range.

  • After LinkedIn IPO, Here Are Tech Bubble Survivors Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 1:12 PM ET

    Following LinkedIn's stellar debut on the New York Stock Exchange, investors are wondering about the sustainability of social-networking companies' lofty valuations.

  • Call To the Floor: Gamestop   Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 12:54 PM ET
    Call To the Floor: Gamestop

    Discussing recent stock weakness and future growth prospects for the world's largest video game retailer, with Paul Raines, GameStop CEO.

  • Pops & Drops   Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 12:47 PM ET
    Pops & Drops

    Roxanne Meyer, UBS retail analyst and the Fast Money traders weigh in on retail stocks and trades you should put down today.

  • Word on the Street Now   Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 12:30 PM ET
    Word on the Street Now

    Paul Bard, Renaissance Capital and the Fast Money traders weigh in on the hot IPO market, and trades you should put down today.

  • Citi's Dick Parson Talks Social Media   Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 12:27 PM ET
    Citi's Dick Parson Talks Social Media

    Dick Parsons, Citigroup chairman, weighs in on techology's newest phenomenon, social media companies and placing valuation on Citi's stock.

  • LinkedIn: A New Era or a Bubble? Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 12:15 PM ET

    You could feel the excitement on the floor--the huge crowd, the media...and LinkedIn did not disappoint, opening at $83 after pricing at $45, an 84 percent pop.

  • Stocks Decline Slightly; Intel Skids Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 12:12 PM ET

    Stocks turned lower after several surprisingly weak economic reports and despite a strong debut for LinkedIn's initial public offering.

  • Can Gap Close Its Rival Gap?   Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 11:55 AM ET
    Can Gap Close Its Rival Gap?

    Clothing giant GAP is ready to report its latest results after the bell. Investors have been waiting years for its turnaround plan to materialize, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Six Short and Long-Term Plays: Stock Pickers Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 11:43 AM ET

    These are several plays that will climb in the short- and long-run, Kevin Sanderford, principal of Colorado West Investments and James Dailey, CIO and senior portfolio manager at Team Asset Strategy Fund.

  • Value Picks for Profits   Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 9:36 AM ET
    Value Picks for Profits

    A look at value plays and why stocks are still on track, with James Dailey, Team Asset Strategy Fund and Kevin Sanderford, Colorado West Investments.

  • Futures Gain After Drop in Jobless Claims Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 9:26 AM ET

    Futures slightly added to gains after news that jobless claims dropped more than expected gave investors some confidence in the economy's health.

  • On High Demand LinkedIn IPO Prices at Top of Range Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 9:25 AM ET
    Linked In

    Investors are eager to buy a piece of social media companies. LinkedIn, the first major social media company to go public, just priced it's IPO at $45. That's the very top of the $42-$45 range the company announced earlier this week, which is 30 percent higher than it originally expected to price.

  • Pisani: All Eyes on LinkedIn Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 8:59 AM ET

    Initial jobless claims were below expectations for the first time in weeks, but it has had little effect on stock futures.

  • What's On: Social Media IPO and Undervalued Financials Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 7:33 AM ET

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

  • Saudi Looks to Alternatives Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 4:05 AM ET
  • Just 20 Percent Back Greek Austerity: Poll Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 2:38 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    Just 20 percent of the Greek electorate believe the country should abide by the terms of the European Union/International Monetary Fund loan agreement and pay off all its debts, according to a poll in a Greek newspaper.

  • How to go Defensive: Short Equity, Long Quality Assets Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 1:28 AM ET
    Wheat field

    If you think developed markets are in a low growth environment for some time, invest accordingly and take a view on the growth outlook, says Stewart Richardson, RMG Wealth Management.

  • Thursday Look Ahead: Economic Reports Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 8:26 PM ET

    Economic reports could rule the markets Thursday, as investors get a fresh look at the jobs situation and the health of the housing market.