Investment Strategy


  • Markets Buffetted by Euro-Yen, German Naked Short Ban Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 3:37 PM ET

    Lots of cross-winds today, with much of the focus on Europe and the euro. While late-day news of a naked short selling ban on some German stocks, CDS and Euro-government bonds is getting a lot of attention, the main focus is the euro, which is again weak against the dollar and the yen, and has been all day.

  • Dow Down Over 100 as Dollar Gains Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 3:28 PM ET

    Stocks continued to slide in choppy trading Tuesday as the dollar gained against the euro. Financials were the biggest drag after Germany issued a proposal to ban naked short-selling.

  • What's Next?

    The anticipation of a sustained economic slowdown has brought the deflationary trade back into view and highlighted the need for good yields and relative safety.

  • Primary Real Estate Markets Turning Around Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 2:15 PM ET
    Reduced Price

    Real estate inventories are “bouncing along the bottom” now, meaning it’s a good time to invest in that sector, as long as you adhere to two caveats, industry executive Harvey Green told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • 12 Firms with 'Incredible Balance Sheets' Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 2:04 PM ET

    Stocks opened higher Tuesday after some encouraging earnings reports. How should investors be positioned going forward? Ted Parrish, co-portfolio manager at Henssler Equity Fund, and Patrick Becker, principal of Becker Capital Management, discussed their insights.

  • Google's Future Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 1:26 PM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Now, the company has moved ahead of the pack as the world’s 20th largest public traded company by market cap. Maria Bartiromo recently sat down with Nikesh Arora, President of Google’s Global Sales Operations and Business Development.

  • Art Cashin: The Only Real Market Mover Now Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 12:25 PM ET

    Stocks Tuesday continued the comeback that began in late trading Monday: Investors liked potentially oversold markets and seemed less anxious over the European debt crisis. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his market outlook.

  • Walmart Buoys Dow; Techs Turn Weak Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 11:42 AM ET

    Stocks were mixed Tuesday as Walmart buoyed the Dow but most other retailers and tech stocks were weak.

  • A Crisis of Confidence? Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 11:10 AM ET

    I have spent the last 20 years of my life covering Wall Street, and I know there are plenty of good and decent investment advisors who do put their clients first. I also know that, as with any industry, there are less-than-honorable players just out to make a buck.

  • US Tempts Investors Spooked by Euro Zone Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 10:53 AM ET

    Investors worried about the euro zone’s proliferating debt crisis have found safety across the Atlantic on Wall Street, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

  • Gold Bars

    Investors should get out of gold immediately as the metal reaches a technical top and is due for a pullback, says Dennis Gartman, hedge fund manager and author of The Gartman Letter.

  • Waiting For SEC Report; Retail Report Mixed Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 9:35 AM ET

    The SEC is expected to release its preliminary report on the causes of the May 6th drop in stocks this morning. They will also likely promulgate rules on single stock circuit breakers, as well as new rules on a macro circuit breaker and specific rules on breaking trades.

  • Could Italy Be Better Off than its Peers? Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 8:25 AM ET

    As Greece gets its first instalment of aid from the European Union Tuesday, investors and traders are concerned about the fiscal strength of the other PIIGS: Portugal, Italy, Ireland and Spain.

  • Volatility soared in Dick's Sporting Goods before today's earnings report, as the bulls are pricing in a pop higher.

  • Futures Higher; Home Depot, Euro Gain Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 7:51 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slight rise at the start of trading Tuesday, but investors remained wary of the fiscal problems in Europe.

  • Charts: Euro to Fall Further Toward $1.15 Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 7:44 AM ET

    The euro is set to continue its recent sharp declines against the dollar and could fall to between $1.18 and $1.15, Roelof van den Akker, senior technical analyst from ING Commercial Banking told CNBC Tuesday.

  • March 2009 Lows Will Be Tested: Strategist Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 5:22 AM ET

    The stock markets' March 2009 lows could be tested and even broken as sovereign debt continues to grow in Europe and stimulus measures wane, Philippe Gijsels, head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis global markets, told CNBC.com Tuesday.

  • Tuesday Look Ahead: The Euro Wags the Market Monday, 17 May 2010 | 8:43 PM ET
    Euros at an angle

    The euro may be weakening, but it maintains a strong grip on the world's stock and commodities markets. For that reason, investors are keeping an eye on a full meeting of European finance ministers in Brussels Tuesday.

  • With the euro sinking to a four-year low against the dollar in volatile trade on Monday, is it time for investors to abandon their European investments? Jim Moffett, portfolio manager at 5-star rated Scout International Fund, and John Merrill, founder and CIO of Tanglewood Wealth Management, shared their insights.

  • Stocks Eke Out a Gain as Euro Recovers Monday, 17 May 2010 | 5:10 PM ET

    Stocks erased their losses in the final half-hour of trading Monday as consumer and tech stocks advanced.