Investment Strategy


  • Why the Teavana IPO Euphoria? Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 12:14 PM ET

    It's not so much the company...it's the sector and a desperate grab for alpha (outperformance). I've been asked why a tea company, which yesterday was pricing 7.14 million shares at $13-$15, priced at $17, and opened at $28.95 (!). Here's the answer...

  • Stocks Advance, Led by Techs; Vix Declines Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 12:03 PM ET

    Stocks added to gains Thursday, led by techs, after a handful of positive economic news and ahead of a key vote on a bill to cut the U.S. deficit in Congress.  

  • Vallejo Bankruptcy Plan     Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 11:57 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells has the story on the largest city bankruptcy filing ever.

  • Starbucks Brewing EPS Growth Through Partnerships: UBS Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 11:54 AM ET

    Americans' craving for coffee is growing and that should mean a boost for Starbucks, UBS senior analyst David Palmer told CNBC Thursday. "One thing about coffee in this country is, behavior is shifting," he said. People are "moving toward the good stuff."

  • Stocks Stage Modest Rally—Here's (Probably) Why Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 11:32 AM ET

    Traders tell me this indicates the Treasury believes the debt ceiling issue will be resolved soon.

  • Strong Results From Spirit Airlines     Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 11:30 AM ET

    The low cost carrier reports a Q2 profit. Ben Baldanza, Spirit Airlines president/CEO, lays out the company's outlook and how the airline is dealing with higher fuel costs impacting operating expenses.

  • Earnings Central Update     Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 11:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan has the information investors need to know about today's key numbers.

  • Goldman Ups Cisco Price Target; Sees EPS Growth Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 10:58 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs raised its 12-month price target on Cisco Systems by 34 percent to $21 Thursday, and upgraded the network company to "buy" from "neutral," based on its expectations of higher earnings in coming quarters.

  • Protecting Against Hidden Dangers     Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 10:25 AM ET

    Economic uncertainty can often reveal hidden vulnerabilities in one's portfolio. Advice for how you can protect yourself, with Richard Saperstein, Treasury Partners.

  • ExxonMobile Earnings     Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 10:08 AM ET

    The world's largest publicly traded oil company reports a rise in profits but fell short of expectations. Insight with Philip Weiss, Argus Research.

  • Stocks to Watch: SodaStream, Gap, Akamai and More... Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 10:04 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Pisani: Futures Pop on Nonfarm Payrolls Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 9:40 AM ET

    S&P futures popped about 6 points when initial jobless claims for the week, at 398,000, were lighter than expected. Stocks are oversold—some agreement on the debt ceiling should lead to a gap up.

  • NYSE Morning Preview     Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 9:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani report's on the trading day from the NYSE.

  • Futures Climb After Jobless Claims News Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 8:41 AM ET

    Futures gained Thursday after weekly jobless claims fell more than expected, but investors continue remain on edge ahead of a key vote on a bill to cut the U.S. deficit in Congress.

  • Market Correlations at 'Nosebleed Levels': Analyst Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 6:56 AM ET
    Close-up of a pen on stock price chart

    The current political turmoil may put technical levels for stocks at risk, Philippe Gijsels, the head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets in Brussels, told CNBC.com in an interview Thursday.

  • If US Defaults, Stocks Fall 30%, GDP 5%: Credit Suisse Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 2:56 AM ET

    In the very unlikely event that the United States defaults on its debt obligations, the country's economy would contract by 5 percent and stocks would fall by nearly a third, according to Credit Suisse.

  • The debt feud will likely continue to take its toll on markets Thursday, as the deadline to raise the debt ceiling closes in and lawmakers are still far apart.

  • As the price of crude oil has surged in the last year, several big oil stocks have followed suit. The next quarter will likely deliver good news again for these stocks, said one analyst—but another suggested examining how companies react to oil's rise before investing in them.

  • No Huddle Offense: AMZN     Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 6:58 PM ET

    Amazon is now one of the top stocks to buy if the whole market gets hammered by the antics in Washington, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Am I Diversified?     Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 6:45 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer tells you whether you're diversified enough.