Investment Strategy


  • The bubble in China's real estate is unprecedented and companies exporting for the country's construction sector should be watched carefully, James Chanos, president and founder of Kynikos Associates, told CNBC Monday.

  • Wall Street Set to Stage Strong Rebound Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | 6:08 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a strong rebound Monday after Wall Street recorded its biggest losses since the end of October on Friday.

  • Market Tips: Risk Aversion Back in Vogue Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | 5:42 AM ET

    Global stocks were mostly lower on Monday as investors continued to digest President Obama's bank restriction plans. Experts told CNBC they foresee risk aversion coming back into play this year and that the dollar is likely to gain this week against the euro.

  • Wall Street Week Ahead: Politics Overshadow Profits Saturday, 23 Jan 2010 | 12:45 PM ET

    So far, nearly 20% of the S&P 500 has reported and 78% of those companies have beaten estimates—but stocks ignored the positives this week.

  • Stocks Have Worst Week Since March Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 6:15 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks logged their worst week since March, when the rally began, as worries about earnings, China and a tightening grip from Washington rattled Wall Street.

  • Pisani: Traders Buying Up Volatility. Why? Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 4:46 PM ET

    Tough end to the week. For the first time in months, the last two days has seen some notable call buying in the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) — in other words, traders are buying volatility. Also a notable uptick in the put/call ratio (the ratio of put buying to call option buying). Why?

  • It’s been a tough week for the bulls as the Dow has had its worst two-day drop since June, the S&P had its worst one-day drop since October of last year. Are the markets headed for a correction? Joe Battipaglia, private client market strategist at Stifel Nicolaus, shared his insights.

  • McDonald's posted higher quarterly profit Friday, helped by strength in Europe and a small rise in December sales in the United States, where high unemployment and rampant discounting are straining results. David Palmer, senior restaurant analyst at UBS, shared his analysis.

  • Stocks Turn Negative for Year; GE Gains Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 3:37 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks extended their losing streak for a third day Friday, dropping the Dow into negative territory for the year, as President Obama's proposed new restrictions on the financial industry continued to ripple through the market.

  • Apple Slides on DB 'Downgrade,' but It Shouldn't Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 2:32 PM ET

    Earlier today, the folks at Deutsche Bank removed Apple from its short-term "buy" list, and coming just a day before the company reports its first fiscal quarter, you'd think the firm was making an earnings call, that somehow Apple might miss, or that its valuation might suggest a peak, that investors ought to get out because it's no longer worthy of the list. Not so.

  • The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) jumped on Friday. What does it mean for the markets going forward? Brent Wilsey, president of Wilsey Asset Management, and Alan Valdes, vice president of Kabrik Trading, shared their best investment ideas.

  • Pisani: Why Stocks Are Falling Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 11:59 AM ET

    Earnings season not panning out like it was supposed to...so far. Traders were long going into earnings, under the theory that most would beat expectations handily. That happened, but stocks haven't gone up.

  • GE Is 'No Longer a Good Investment': Analyst Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 11:32 AM ET

    General Electric's quarterly earnings topped Wall Street expectations Friday, despite sluggish demand for heavy equipment. What's the take on the stock going forward? Dilip Sarangan, research analyst at Frost & Sullivan, shared his analysis. (GE is the parent of CNBC.)

  • Stocks Extend Losing Streak; GE Climbs Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 11:08 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks continued to slide Friday, after logging their worst two-day decline since June, as President Obama's proposed new restrictions on the financial industry continued to ripple through the market.

  • Venture Capital Was Tight for Tech Start-Ups in ’09 Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 11:04 AM ET

    Venture capitalists, whose money provides fuel to technology start-ups, last year invested the lowest amount in such companies since 1997,  reports the New York Times.

  • 5 Stock Picks from Mario Gabelli: Natural Gas and More Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 11:03 AM ET

    Stocks continued to slide on Friday, after logging their worst 2-day decline since June. Where should investors be looking? Mario Gabelli, founder, chairman and CIO of Gamco Investors, shared his stock picks.

  • Pisani: Tim Geithner in Big Trouble? Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 10:00 AM ET

    At a meeting of hedge fund traders last night, it was widely agreed that big banks will get much smaller in the next couple of years. All agreed that Paul Volcker was back in a big way. It was also agreed that Timothy Geithner was in deep trouble.

  • Futures Lower After Selloff; GE Shares Rise Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 7:52 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stock futures indicated another rough day for Wall Street on Friday after the previous day's selloff on the back of President Obama's proposed new restrictions on the financial industry.

  • Market Tips: Growth Too Weak to Undo 09's Damage Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 5:54 AM ET

    Global stocks dipped on Friday, with financials stocks getting hit after President Obama proposed sweeping restrictions on banks. Experts told CNBC how to invest while the global economy slowly recovers.

  • A specialist is surrounded by screens as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, June 5, 2007. Stocks dipped Tuesday after comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and a strong reading on the U.S. service sector suggested the central bank has little reason to lower interest rates.

    Stocks on Friday face an uphill battle after the Dow suffers its worst two-day sell-off in more than six months.