Investment Strategy


  • Futures Extend Gains After Durable Goods Friday, 24 Sep 2010 | 9:23 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open despite a report that durable goods orders fell more than expected, and ahead of an update on the housing sector and further signs of a potential economic recovery..

  • Kaminsky's Call: The Art of Investing Friday, 24 Sep 2010 | 8:13 AM ET

    During the "lost decade," so many lost tangible assets; that has been well-documented. Less chronicled was the proliferation of art purchases by hedge fund managers in the mid-2000's. Many attributed the phenomenon to "ego-buying," but there was a credible inherent strategy.

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

  • Shorting Bonds Will Be 'Trade of the Decade': Kass Friday, 24 Sep 2010 | 7:56 AM ET

    Looming inflationary pressures are threatening the enormous rally in the bonds market, hedge fund manager Doug Kass told CNBC.

  • Are You Better Off Investing in Canada? Friday, 24 Sep 2010 | 7:55 AM ET
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    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • Positive on Commodities, Chinese Stocks Friday, 24 Sep 2010 | 2:10 AM ET

    Commodities are back in favor for Roger Groebli, senior manager at ABN AMRO Bank Switzerland, due to a stronger-than-expected rise in demand from China.

  • NYSE trader

    Traders are watching the slow drip of economic data for the next catalyst that could jolt the market out of its doldrums — in either direction.

  • Cramer: Dump These Stocks Immediately Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 8:51 PM ET

    A number of companies that didn't deserve to rallly, did. So you better take profits on them while you can.

  • Flash Crash Report Likely to Avoid Overkill Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 6:43 PM ET

    Based on the "body language" of government officials, traders assembled for the Securities Traders Association annual meeting in Washington are concluding that the Flash Crash Report is unlikely to include a long list of items that need to be changed immediately.

  • Nouriel Roubini

    Has the permanently glum Nouriel Roubini become a softy? Now, with each passing week, the prophet keeps shifting his stance. Mr. Gloom is less and less gloomy with each passing day. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Stocks Close Lower, Led by Banks; HP Rises Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 4:23 PM ET

    Stocks sank in the last half hour of trading Thursday top close near the sesssion's lows amid light volume after a batch of economic reports failed to provide traders with enough optimism to continue a September rally.  Walt Disney and GE fell, while Hewlett-Packard rose.

  • Stocks Tumble Ahead of Close; HP Rises Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 3:59 PM ET

    Stocks sank in the last half hour of trading Thursday after a batch of economic reports failed to provide traders with enough optimism to continue a September rally.  Walt Disney and GE fell, while Hewlett-Packard rose.

  • Bond-Picker's Market Looms For Fixed-Income Investors Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 2:19 PM ET
    Savings Bonds

    While it has become increasingly difficult to be a stock picker in the equity markets, the massive rally in fixed income may be giving way to a bond-picker's market.

  • Would GOP Win in November Really Move Markets? Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 2:03 PM ET

    Could a GOP November win of the House be good for the markets and economy? Hugh Johnson, chairman and CIO of Hugh Johnson Advisors, shared his insights.

  • Forget Low Volume—Stocks Are Underbought: Manager Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 1:58 PM ET

    Despite the recent rally in stocks, volume levels have been on the light side. What does it mean for investors? Craig Hodges, co-portfolio manager at The Hodges Fund, and John Morris, managing partner at Crestwood Advisors, shared their outlooks.

  • Now Is the Time For Investors to Own Stocks: Strategist Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 12:54 PM ET

    Stock were mixed Thursday after a surprising jump in weekly jobless claims met positive surprises on existing home sales and the index of leading indicators. Adam Bold, CEO of The Mutual Fund Store, and Phil Dow, managing director at RBC Wealth Management, shared their outlooks.

  • Stocks Turn Positive, Led by Tech; Disney Falls Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 11:39 AM ET

    Stocks turned positive Thursday as technology and consumer stocks gained, and banks fell, and investors absorbed another batch of mixed economic data.  Alcoa and Hewlett-Packard rose, while Walt Disney fell.

  • Stocks to Watch: Pactiv, Nvidia and More ... Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 11:01 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • The Cause of Blockbuster's Bankruptcy  Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 10:22 AM ET

    The long slow demise of Blockbuster, filing for Chapter 11, provides another example of how the failure to effectively respond to changes in the distribution of content can doom an enterprise.

  • Futures Decline After Jobless Claims Jump Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 9:21 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a lower open Thursday after an expected jump in weekly jobless claims.