Investment Strategy


  • End of Fed Easing Will Create Summer 'Swoon': Wien Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 9:39 AM ET
    NYSE traders

    Stocks could face a rough summer after the Federal Reserve ends its multi-trillion-dollar easing program in June, investment pro Byron Wien told CNBC.

  • JPM Earnings: 'Solid But Not Exciting' Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 9:27 AM ET

    JP Morgan up over 1 percent pre-open, reported earnings of $1.28, 12 cents better than consensus and a 72 percent improvement over the $0.64 reported for the same period last year. Revenues of $25.22 billion were in-line with expectations.

  • Futures Hold Gains After Retail Sales News Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 9:21 AM ET

    Stock index futures continued to hold gains despite a slightly weaker-than-expected rise in retail sales for March.

  • What's On: JPMorgan, Apple and Inverse ETFs Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 8:01 AM ET

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

  • Gold Prices to Rise as Demand Persists: Survey Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 7:48 AM ET
    Gold bars

    Expect higher gold prices and increased investment demand. That’s the message from the GFMS Gold Survey 2011, an annual report looking at global supply and demand for the yellow metal.

  • 'Delivering Alpha' at Pensions     Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 7:00 AM ET

    Jim Leech, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, provides insight on managing a pension fund, QE2, and the common Canadian view on the US economy.

  • As PM Seeks Asian Investors, Can Spain Escape? Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 4:43 AM ET

    Spanish Prime Minister Jose Zapatero is on a tour of Asia this week playing up the fact that key investors like China are more than willing to buy his government’s debt, despite Portugal’s decision to ask the European Union for support.

  • Need a Safe Bet? Try Victoria’s Secret Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 3:22 AM ET
    Model Magdalena Frackowiak walks down the runway at the 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at New York City's Lexington Armory on Nov. 10, 2010.

    Since the March 2009 lows, stocks have outperformed when earnings have been hitting the tape and been held back outside of earnings seasons when macroeconomic news has dominated, according to Mark Tinker, a global portfolio manager at Axa Framlington in London.

  • Cheap Money Will Not Solve Problems: ECB Official Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 1:51 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    Loose monetary policy will not solve the euro zone’s structural imbalances and the ECB needs to focus on price stability to help rein in commodity-led inflation, according to incoming ECB Board Member Peter Praet.

  • Correction in Commodities Likely Shortlived: Experts Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 8:56 PM ET

    The commodities bull run fueled in recent years by China's breakneck economic growth may be close to an end, according to one expert. But others feel a correction will only be short-lived.

  • Five Things to Watch: JPMorgan, AIG & More Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 7:06 PM ET

    Here's what you should be watching Wednesday, April 13.

  • Tyco, Schneider Engaged in Early Stage Talks Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 4:44 PM ET

    While Tyco is engaged in an early stage of deal making with France’s Schneider, the talks have yet to move to structure and value, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Stocks Close Lower Amid Falling Oil Prices Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 4:34 PM ET

    Stocks followed commodities sharply lower throughout Tuesday's session as oil slid and investors reacted to disappointing sales results from Alcoa. Alcoa and Chevron led the Dow lower, while Wal-Mart gained.

  • No ‘End of the World’ Stock Market Trade Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 4:33 PM ET

    There's a lot of pessimism in the air right now. This pessimism is rooted in themes I’ve been discussing for weeks and weeks—namely, lower profit margins from spiking energy, food, and raw material prices; supply-chain disruptions from the Japanese disaster that cuts into top line sales revenue; and gasoline price hikes depressing the consumer. It’s all there and it's all a problem.

  • Earnings Central     Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 4:16 PM ET

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg looks at Japan's crisis and its effects on the upcoming corporate earnings season.

  • Talking Numbers: Markets Facing Resistance?     Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 4:15 PM ET

    The markets are up against major resistance that could create some consolidation. What does this mean for your investments? Ryan Detrick, Schaeffer's Investment Research explains.

  • Market Ga-Ga     Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 4:06 PM ET

    Oil, earnings and geopolitical risk worry investors right now. What is the best strategy in this market? Eric Bennett, Tolleson Wealth Management, chairman/CEO, and Barry Knapp with Barclays Capital lay out a few strategies.

  • Stocks Hold Losses Before Close; Alcoa Skids Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 3:56 PM ET

    Stocks extended losses in the final hour of trading Tuesday as oil prices sank and after Alcoa's weaker-than-expected revenues disappointed investors. Alcoa and Chevron led decliners.

  • Growth vs. Value Plays     Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 3:34 PM ET

    Where is the best play for investors - growth or value? Thomas Ognar, Wells Capital Management, and Mary Jane Matts, Fifth Third Asset Management look at both sides.

  • Risky Business? No Thanks Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 2:59 PM ET

    Risk-on has been investors' favored approach to currencies for several weeks now. But one top strategist says the time for risky business is ending.

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