Investment Strategy


  • Play Defense With Drugs & Utilities?   Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 10:00 AM ET
    Play Defense With Drugs & Utilities?

    David Spika, WHG Funds, and Steve Massocca, Wedbush Securities, discuss whether now is the time to buy classic defensive plays like big pharma and utilities.

  • Futures Slide After Jump in Jobless Claims Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 9:16 AM ET

    Stock futures added to losses after news of a 43,000 jump in jobless claims.

  • Jim Rogers: Oil Price Will Keep Rising; Silver to Fall Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 8:07 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    Oil prices are likely to continue rising because the world's oil reserves are dwindling, but silver is likely to come down as it rose too fast, famous investor and commodities bull Jim Rogers told CNBC Thursday.

  • Debt Ceiling Has Some Give, Until Roof Falls In Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 6:41 AM ET

    The federal government will not run short of money to pay its bills on May 16, when the federal debt reaches the legal maximum of $14.3 trillion, the New York Times reports.

  • Silver a Warning Sign for Everyone? Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 5:00 AM ET
    Silver bar and coins

    The price action in silver since late January has been dramatic to say the least. The derivatives marketplace CME Group raising margin requirements has been seen by many as the reason for the 20 percent correction in prices since the precious metal hit a record over $49 an ounce on April 28th.

  • Cash, and a Little Gold, Are Kings: Strategist Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 2:41 AM ET

    Cash is seen by many in the asset management community as a cop-out, as those in search of return believe other assets will always outperform over time. But one strategist believes investors should think again.

  • Thursday Look Ahead: Retail Sales Should Be Bright Spot Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 8:50 PM ET

    April's chain stores sales should be a bright spot Thursday, against a backdrop of recent economic reports that show a weakening trend.

  • Stocks End Lower in Selloff as Silver, Oil Slide Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 4:59 PM ET

    Stocks closed broadly lower Wednesday amid sliding prices for precious metals and oil, and news of weakness in the U.S. economy.

  • Stocks Fall Ahead of the Close; Intel Gains Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 4:10 PM ET

    Stocks sank across-the-board Wednesday as investors took a breather following disappointing economic news and a selloff in commodities. 

  • Stop Trading: Jim Cramer   Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 2:34 PM ET
    Stop Trading: Jim Cramer

    CNBC's Jim Cramer, with his take on the markets, and a look at stocks you may have missed.

  • ETFs and Technicals—Pay Attention! Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 1:52 PM ET

    I spoke this morning with Charles Biderman at TrimTabs about some of the strong volume we have been seeing in a number of ETFs in the past week.

  • Indigestion: Why OpenTable’s Stock is Falling Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 1:23 PM ET

    The more than 14 percent slide in OpenTable’s stock today, down to where it was just two months ago, can be tied to at least three things. First, growth investors don’t like unexpected, negative surprises.

  • Varian Deal Could Save Semiconductor Investors Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 1:01 PM ET

    Applied Materials is paying $4.9 billion in cash to buy Varian because when it comes to making the equipment that makes the chips, Varian does something very technical for clients that Applied Materials no longer does.

  • Word on the Street Now   Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 12:36 PM ET
    Word on the Street Now

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on which trades you should put down today.

  • Dollar Kicked as Euro Rises on Rate Hike Expectations Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 12:08 PM ET

    Weak U.S. data and the promise of higher European interest rates drove the dollar lower against the euro, which edges closer to the psychological 1.50 level.

  • HMOs Have Further Room to Run: Stock Picker Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 11:48 AM ET

    Health maintenance organizations (HMOs) have further room to run, according to Charles Boorady, co-head of health care equity research at Credit Suisse.

  • Conagra Raises its Bid for Ralcorp   Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 11:24 AM ET
    Conagra Raises its Bid for Ralcorp

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche has new details on Conagra Foods raising its offer for Ralcorp Holdings by five percent.

  • Stocks to Watch: Garmin, MGM Resorts and More... Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 11:19 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • China's 'Facebook' Renren Surges on First Trading Day Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 11:19 AM ET

    Renren shares rose in their market debut Wednesday after the company priced its initial public offering at the top of an expected range.

  • Rare Earth Prices Surge Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 11:00 AM ET

    Rare earth prices are reaching rarefied heights. World prices have doubled in the last four months for rare earths — metallic elements needed for many of the most sophisticated civilian and military technologies, whether smartphones or smart bombs.