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Investment Strategy


  • The Big Story Today Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 9:19 AM ET

    It's the first big read on June, and a reading under 50 (which would indicate contraction) would likely cause a negative reaction in the markets. ISM hasn't been below 50 since July 2009.

  • Future Gain Ahead of Economic News Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 8:21 AM ET

    Futures gained Friday, following the stock market's strongest rally since September in the previous session on the heels of stronger-than-expected economic news and over optimism that Greece's debt crisis would see a resolution.

  • Second Half Market Forecast   Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 7:05 AM ET
    Second Half Market Forecast

    A look ahead at market activity for the second half of the year, with David Joy, Ameriprise Financial, and Alec Young, S&P Equity Research.

  • After Historic First Half, Will 2011 Calm Down? Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 5:51 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange

    During a discussion over forward planning at CNBC’s London offices on Thursday our Assignments Editor told me we have been on 103 outside broadcasts in Europe and the Middle East alone in the first half of the year.

  • The second half of the year should see European stocks performing positively, Michael Browne, portfolio manager, Europe at Martin Currie, told CNBC Friday.

  • Cash-Rich Firms Will Support Stocks: Strategist Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 2:29 AM ET
    Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    Stocks are a buy as the cash-rich corporate sector is set to be a net buyer of equities according to Andrew Garthwaite, a global equity strategist at Credit Suisse.

  • Queen to Profit From Income Shake-Up Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 2:16 AM ET
    Queen Elizabeth II

    A mood of austerity may be stalking Britain, but the champagne is still flowing at Buckingham Palace thanks to a government plan to put the queen on what might be seen as profit-related pay, reported the FT.

  • The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    A late rally for stocks this week helped stock investors end the first half of 2011 with gains. The Dow finished the first half higher by 7.2 percent following a small positive gain for the second quarter due to a late June rally.

  • Goolsbee: Get the Private Sector Up & Investing Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 11:21 PM ET
    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE, Economic Recovery Advisory Board Chief Economist

    Three years ago, Austan Goolsbee left his position at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business to Barack Obama on his journey to the White House. Maria Bartiromo spoke to Goolsbee as he prepares to to leave his post as one of the President’s longest-serving policy advisors and return to academia.

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    The June manufacturing ISM has been one of the most talked about data points of the past two weeks and Friday's result is key to whether investors see the economy improving or stuck in a rut.

  • Shell Oil Boss on SPR, Nat Gas and Oil Prices Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 7:03 PM ET

    Oil prices finished Thursday 10 percent below where they started three months ago, despite moving higher in the month of April. In a CNBC exclusive, Maria Bartiromo interviewed Shell Oil President Marvin Odum.

  • Lightning Round   Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 6:40 PM ET
    Lightning Round

    You say the name of a stock, and Mad Money's Jim Cramer tells you whether to buy or sell.

  • Celgene CEO Speaks to Cramer   Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 6:15 PM ET
    Celgene CEO Speaks to Cramer

    Celgene CEO Bob Hugin discusses his company's latest drugs, with Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Fast Money Web Extra   Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 6:00 PM ET
    Fast Money Web Extra

    The Fast Money crew offers special CNBC.com-only advice on your investments.

  • Greenspan on QE2, Greece and the Debt Ceiling Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 5:50 PM ET
    Alan Greenspan

    We have closed out the second quarter and first half of 2011. Today also marks another very important day: the end of QE2. Many unknown factors leave Wall Street wondering: what's next from the central bank? In a CNBC Exclusive, Maria Bartiromo sat down with former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan.

  • What's On: The Second Half of 2011, Electronics and GM Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 4:41 PM ET

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

  • Stocks Close 2nd Quarter On a Bullish Note Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 4:06 PM ET

    Stocks closed the second quarter on a bullish note, helped by Greece's efforts to stave off default and despite the end of the Federal Reserve's stimulus program.

  • Will the Third Quarter Be Better for Stocks? Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 4:03 PM ET

    A minority of traders are arguing that it will be. The S&P 500 is still down fractionally for the quarter, and bonds have dramatically outperformed stocks again. It wasn't supposed to happen this way: Greece and the "soft patch" hijacked the rally.

  • Big Banks Will Be Second-Half Winners: Strategist Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 3:01 PM ET

    Big banks will become the big winners in the second half, according to Moshe Orenbuch managing director of Credit Suisse.

  • Stop Trading, Listen to Cramer!   Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 2:40 PM ET
    Stop Trading, Listen to Cramer!

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his stock picks with CNBC's Amanda Drury.