Investment Strategy


  • 'Quite Strong' 4Q Stock Rally Coming: Senior Adviser Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 5:07 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange Traders

    A strong rally for stock markets is likely in the fourth quarter but the US economy faces sluggish growth, especially if the Bush tax cuts are not rolled over, Bob Parker, a senior adviser at Credit Suisse, told CNBC Friday.

  • Are Live Video Web Sites the Next Internet Fad? Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 4:24 AM ET
    Apple iPhone 4

    Last winter, when the roof of a supermarket in northern Norway collapsed, journalists were unable to get to the scene in time because of freezing conditions and icy roads. So they asked a local person to download Bambuser onto their mobile and go to the scene to film the damage.

  • Upstream Chinese consumer staples are attractive investments due to the rising expectation of inflation, said Eddie Lau, regional head of consumer research at Citi.

  • If GOP Won in 2008, We'd Be in Depression: Pelosi Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 10:15 PM ET
    Nancy Pelosi

    Had the Republicans taken control of Congress in 2008, the country would have sunk into a depression, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), told CNBC Thursday.

  • Outside the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan.

    Some good news from the tech sector could be a positive for stocks Friday, after both Both Oracle and Research in Motion reported strong earnings late Thursday.

  • Stocks Close Mixed as Technology Rises Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 4:51 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed as technology companies pulled the Nasdaq and Dow higher, although investors didn't have enough conviction in the future of the economy to break out of a tight trading range.  HP and Cisco rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • Nasdaq OMX  CEO Bob Greifeld says he thinks the steps the SEC has taken since the so-called Flash Crash will prevent another market meltdown from happening.

  • Stocks Remain Mixed Before Close; Tech Rises Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 3:49 PM ET

    Stocks remained mixed Thursday ahead of the close as technology stocks pulled the Nasdaq higher and lifted the Dow, although Wall Street largely remained locked in a tight trading range.  HP and Cisco rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • Potash's Imaginary White Knight? Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 3:34 PM ET

    Expect more talking and more stories, but the chance of a true competing bid still has to be thought of as a long shot. The real question is how much BHP will raise its current bid to win the day.

  • Kilduff: Hurricanes Threaten Gas Prices Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 3:00 PM ET

    With the summer ending this weekend and the outlook for a warmer-than-normal winter, prices might be expected to stay below $4.00 for the foreseeable future. Not so fast.

  • Double-Dip Unlikely, Rates to Stay Low: Cohen Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 2:42 PM ET
    Abby Joseph Cohen

    The economy almost certainly will not re-enter recession but will grow only slowly in the years ahead, keeping interest rates low and markets subject to rapid change, Goldman Sachs analyst Abby Joseph Cohen told CNBC.

  • Suncor Energy Expects 10 Percent Annual Growth: CEO Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 2:21 PM ET

    Suncor Energy's merger with Petro-Canada will soon begin reaping results for the company and shareholders, the firm's chief executive told CNBC's "The Strategy Session" on Thursday.

  • 10 Dow Stocks That Matter Most: Strategist Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 2:19 PM ET

    Out of the Dow 30 stocks, just 10 names really matter, said Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx. He shared his insights.

  • Stevens: Focus on Practices and Market Structure Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 2:10 PM ET

    Technology has not solved many of the long-time challenges that markets pose for institutional investors like funds, including the ability to trade large blocks of stock in the most efficient manner possible .

  • Six Retirement Mistakes to Avoid Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 1:06 PM ET

    “The assumptions that people have about retirement are generally insane,” one financial adviser said. So are you doing it right? Here are six big mistakes to avoid.

  • Stocks are poised to rise, said Ted Parrish, co-portfolio manager at Henssler Equity Fund. He shared his market outlook and best plays with investors.

  • Stocks Decline, Led by Energy; HP Rises Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 12:39 PM ET

    Stocks clung to modest losses Thursday after a mixed batch of economic data failed to convince investors to move prices higher.  Alcoa and Bank of America fell, HP and Cisco rose.

  • Estate Taxes Deter Hiring: Economist Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 12:32 PM ET

    Reinstating federal estate taxes at the 65 percent rate will result in some 1.6 million jobs lost, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the think tank the American Action Forum, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Buy RIM and Oracle Ahead of Earnings: Tech Analyst Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 11:27 AM ET

    Tech giants Research In Motion and Oracle are expected to report earnings after the bell Thursday. Matthew Thornton, telecom equipment analyst at Avian Securities and Brian Marshall, senior analyst at Gleacher & Company discussed their insights.

  • Stocks to Watch: Ford, Akamai and More ... Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 10:59 AM ET
    Six in 60

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