Investment Strategy


  • Greenberg: Analysts Err When Firms Muddy the Waters Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 2:38 PM ET

    A study by a few accounting professors at the University of Michigan shows that analyst reports for companies whose 10-Ks are hard to read might be more informative, but they're associated with “greater dispersion, lower accuracy, and greater overall uncertainty in earnings forecasts.”

  • U.S. War Savings Bond

    The Federal Reserve's zero-interest-rate policies are making it impossible for investors to make money by holding Treasurys, Pimco's Bill Gross told CNBC.

  • To see two analysts downgrade shares Gap today makes you wonder what they know and investors don’t. Or, based on the performance of Gap’s stock, what investors knew and the analysts didn’t — until now?

  • Three Likely Biotech Acquisition Targets Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 2:13 PM ET

    Biotechs are addicted to capital like "crack addicts are addicted to crack," because of the $1 billion-plus price tag that it takes to bring a drug to market, Gregory Brown, founder and managing director of Cowen Healthcare Royalty Partners, told CNBC Monday.

  • Gross on the Downgrade   Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 2:02 PM ET
    Gross on the Downgrade

    William Gross, PIMCO co-CIO & founder, with perspective on S&P's negative outlook on U.S. credit and what the downgrade means for the markets.

  • What Downgrade? Pros Shrug Off Warning From S&P Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 2:01 PM ET

    "The whole thing makes no sense to me," says one CIO. "I can't tell a consistent story that explains all of these facts. My working hypothesis is this whole thing is ephemeral—people were looking for a reason to sell stocks today."

  • VIX Futures Predicted Monday's Selloff Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 1:47 PM ET
    Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    The market’s so-called fear indicator is not always a good predictor of where the market is headed. But futures on the CBOE Volatility Index can often say a lot about where the VIX itself is headed, says Randy Frederick, director of trading and derivatives at Charles Schwab.

  • Buy the 'Heck Out of' Citi: Analyst Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 1:18 PM ET

    Although Citigroup posted a quarterly profit narrowly beating Wall Street forecasts Monday, Anthony Polini, equity analyst at Raymond James, is bullish on the stock.

  • How to Use Currencies As Inflation Hedges Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 1:10 PM ET
    Child holding dollar currency notes

    The inflation picture in the U.S. is mixed, but elsewhere in the world prices are rising steadily. Here's how to respond.

  • Money in Motion: Dollar vs Euro   Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 12:48 PM ET
    Money in Motion: Dollar vs Euro

    Amelia Bourdeau,, Westpac Institutional Bank with her perspective on the U.S. dollar vs other currencies.

  • Word on the Street Now   Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 12:31 PM ET
    Word on the Street Now

    A look at how to profit and protect your investments after S&P's negative credit outlook, with the Fast Money traders and Christopher Whalen, Institutional Risk Analytics.

  • Next Biotech Buyout?   Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 12:29 PM ET
    Next Biotech Buyout?

    Greg Brown, founder at private equity firm Cowen Healthcare Royalty Partners, discusses which health care assets offer value to investors now. Plus, he reveals what biotech name could be the next takeover target.

  • Healthcare Takeout Targets   Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 12:26 PM ET
    Healthcare Takeout Targets

    Greg Brown, Cowen Healthcare Royalty Partners with his picks for the best plays on healthcare takeover targets.

  • Standard & Poor's downgrade of its outlook on the US to negative will have no effect on investing strategy, Rubino Financial President Michael Rubino told CNBC Monday.

  • Stocks Tumble on U.S. Debt News; CAT Sinks Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 11:56 AM ET

    Stocks continued to tumble on news Standard & Poor's has a negative outlook on the U.S.'s long-term debt, citing concerns lawmakers will be unable to come to an agreement to address budgetary challenges.

  • Bulls Betting on Health Care Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 11:56 AM ET

    The Health Care SPDR exchange-traded fund has been rising with some healthy option paper and on Friday closed at its highest price since early 2008. Multiple names in the sector have been targeted as well.

  • S&P's US Rating Cut Good for Markets Long-Term? Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 11:40 AM ET

    "Although we believe these strengths currently outweigh what we consider to be the U.S.'s meaningful economic and fiscal risks and large external debtor position, we now believe that they might not fully offset the credit risks over the next two years at the 'AAA' level," said Standard & Poor's credit analyst Nikola G. Swann.

  • Stocks to Watch: Royal Gold, Hyatt and More ... Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 11:04 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Making the Right Play   Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 10:36 AM ET
    Making the Right Play

    Insight on the rise in gold, oil and cotton prices, with Alan Knuckman, Agora Financial; Addison Armstrong, Tradition Energy, and David Morgan, The Morgan Report.

  • Short Trading Week with a Poor Start Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 9:47 AM ET

    It's a holiday-shortened week, with many traders already off for Passover or Easter. While it's unlikely we will see much of the way in heroic trading or heavy volume, we are starting on a weak note.