Investment Strategy


  • Art Cashin: Be Ready for General Bias to the Upside Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 11:38 AM ET

    US stocks added to gains Wednesday after several economic reports — jobless claims and consumer sentiment — seemed to indicate an improving economy.  Ahead of the Thanksgiving weekend, Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Sevices, offered CNBC his market insights.

  • Greenberg: Why For-Profit Schools Face Falling Margins Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 10:39 AM ET

    If you're an investor in for-profit schools, note this heads-up: Profit margins are likely headed down—and not by a small amount.

  • US Markets Riding Jobless Report Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 9:59 AM ET

    S&P futures had popped about 5 points as initial jobless claims were better than expected, and at 407,000 the lowest since July 2008. Also:  Luxury retailers keep rolling; Deere falls on mixed earnings; big BP natgas find.

  • Marina Bay Sands: Adelson's Latest Creation Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 9:36 AM ET
    Marina Bay Sands

    Sheldon Adelson’s latest creation, Marina Bay Sands opened for business on April 27th, 2010. Adelson brought in Thomas Arasi to run this property over a year ago. With two decades of experience in hospitality industry, this is the biggest development project Arasi has worked on with a pricetag of $5.5 billion.

  • Futures Point to Higher Open After Jobs Data Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 9:10 AM ET

    Stocks were poised to open higher Wednesday after reports on the labor market and consumer spending pointed to an improving economy and as investors shifted their focus away from tensions between the two Koreas and European debt worries.

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

  • Wall Street

    The dollar is finding friends, as it always does when the world looks a little shaky.

  • 'We Love Equities': BlackRock's Fink Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 5:21 PM ET

    US companies in agriculture and technology are strong investments, particularly those that offer big dividends, BlackRock CEO and chairman Laurence Fink told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Stocks Plunge in Broad Reaction to Global Woes Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 5:06 PM ET

    Stocks ended sharply lower Tuesday amid concerns the Irish debt crisis would spread to other euro zone countries and the effects of the crisis in Korea prompted investors to dump risky assets. Microsoft and JPMorgan fell, while HP rose.

  • South Korean Stocks Could Rise 20%: Auerbach's Kim Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 4:57 PM ET

    North Korea's attack on South Korea was "symbolically important," but will not lead to all-out war, Richard Kim, head of Korean sales at Auerbach Grayson, said on CNBC Tuesday.

  • Insider Trading Probe: The Implications Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 4:55 PM ET

    While reports that mutual fund Janus Capital has received requests for information regarding an insider trading probe may not come as a surprise, it is "another kick in the stomach for the industry in general."

  • Vintage 1976 Apple Computer Sold for $210,000 Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 4:41 PM ET
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    Christie's has auctioned off an Apple I from 1976, the first product from the company.  It sold for $230,000.

  • Why Stocks May Have Seen All Their Gains for This Year Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 3:38 PM ET
    A trader at the New York Stock Exchange.

    A series of daunting events—from renewed tensions between the two Koreas to a flareup in Europe's debt crisis—has investors pulling out of stocks again, leaving some pros to wonder if this year's rally is finally over.

  • Another Hostile Takeover May Fail to Reach Finish Line Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 3:22 PM ET
    Airgas Logo

    That’s the question being asked by investors who have been hoping Air Products would prevail in its 14 month attempt to buy the company after the Delaware Supreme Court dealt that effort a severe blow by blocking its ability to put three additional directors on Airgas’s board next January.

  • Positioning Your Portfolio Amid Global Fears: Pros Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 2:27 PM ET

    Will a military threat from North Korea coupled with an economic fears from Europe equal a market threat in the U.S.? How should investors be positioned? Barry James, president of James Advantage Funds, and Jeffrey Palma, managing director and head of global equity trading at UBS, shared their outlooks.

  • Buy S. Korean Tech Companies on a Pullback: Strategist Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 1:29 PM ET

    Despite the geopolitical risks, EmergingMoney.com’s Tim Seymour says South Korea remains a very interesting market for investors.

  • Risk Aversion and the Dollar Now Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 1:20 PM ET

    Are traders getting hurt by the strength in the dollar? While many traders were short the dollar for months, the Commitment of Traders report indicate that while market speculators are still short, they are not nearly as short as they were a few months ago.

  • Crescenzi: GDP Data—Service Sector Could Boost Jobs Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 1:13 PM ET

    The rebound in the U.S. economy until the third quarter was concentrated in the goods-producing sector of the economy, something quite evident in data on personal spending on durable goods, particularly compared to data for spending on services. Given the fact that the U.S. economy is a service-oriented economy, the composition of consumer spending had therefore been skewed unfavorably in terms of what is best for job growth.

  • Europe Market Lows May Boost US Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 1:11 PM ET

    European stocks have closed on the lows of the day. This may help US market: European institutions should be done selling stocks and the euro...this may help lift the euro and weaken the dollar.

  • Gold

    Gold prices have risen the most in two weeks as investors seek a safe haven, but it's hard to tell whether today's gains signal a short-term bounce or continuation of the momentum that has driven prices up more than 25 percent so far this year.