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Investment Strategy


  • QE2's End, Dollar's Rise? Perhaps Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 3:54 PM ET
    Sheet of US one hundred dollar bills

    The dollar could get a boost form the end of quantitative easing, this strategist says - but whether it will last is another question.

  • Friday Look Ahead: It's All About Jobs Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 3:44 PM ET

    The economy may have added fewer jobs in April than in March. One possible culprit? Rising gasoline prices.

  • Stop Trading: Jim Cramer   Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 2:31 PM ET
    Stop Trading: Jim Cramer

    CNBC's Jim Cramer weighs in on oil prices today.

  • Commodities Bubble Bursting? Not By a Long Shot: Pros Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 2:19 PM ET
    Cash and gold

    The recent commodities pullback suggests to some the bursting of a bubble, but many investment pros think it's just a temporary pullback.

  • CNBC Poll: Investing And The Stock Market Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 2:13 PM ET
    Flash Crash: One Year Later - A CNBC Special Report

    In the wake of the Flash Crash in May 2010, CNBC and AP conducted a wide-ranging poll on how Americans saw the stock market and investing. How much have things changed? You tell us.

  • Equities Are Still the Place to Be: Stock Picker Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 1:08 PM ET

    Equities remain the better investment choice, said Michael Sansoterra, managing director and co-portfolio manager at Silvant Capital Management.

  • Take Profits in Equities, Invest in Commodities: Pro Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 1:03 PM ET

    Get out of equities and into commodities, advised J.J. Burns, president of J.J. Burns & Company.

  • Shake-up at Cisco   Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 12:36 PM ET
    Shake-up at Cisco

    Brian Marshall, Gleacher & Company senior analyst discussing the shake-up at Cisco, and the Fast Money traders weigh in on stocks that pop today.

  • Word on the Street Now   Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 12:32 PM ET
    Word on the Street Now

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on the deep drop in silver and how to trade the dollar.

  • Why Investors Need to Be in Defensives Stocks: Pros Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 12:04 PM ET

    With stocks on the decline for the fourth session, investors should look into the defensive sector, according to David Spika, VP and investment strategist at WHG Funds, and Steve Massocca, managing director at Wedbush Securities.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed as Retail, Tech Rise Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 11:59 AM ET

    Stocks turned mixed as retail and tech stocks helped to pare gains, and lifted the Nasdaq into positive territory.

  • Cisco's New Plan to Boost Growth   Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 11:24 AM ET
    Cisco's New Plan to Boost Growth

    After an exodus of executives and investor frustration over its management, Cisco is making changes to its business, with CNBC's Jon Fortt. Simon Leopold, Morgan Keegan, weighs in.

  • Markets: Get In or Get Out?   Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 11:00 AM ET
    Markets: Get In or Get Out?

    Michael Sansoterra, RidgeWorth Large Cap Growth Fund, and J.J. Burns, J.J. Burns & Company, discuss where to put your money as the dollar slumps and investors move out of precious metals.

  • Six in 60

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

  • Farr: It’s Time to Shift Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 10:44 AM ET

    Investors have been shunning high quality and defensive companies (and sectors) in favor of more speculative investments since the stock market lows in March, 2009. This approach has paid off in spades as the Fed and Congress continually bailed out poor investment decisions whenever stocks swooned. However, an interesting sea change has developed within the stock market since the end of the first quarter.

  • Value Stocks to Continue Growing: Strategists Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 10:36 AM ET

    Value stocks are the best place for investors to make money, said Craig Callahan, founder and president of ICON Advisers, and Mark Matson, founder and CEO of Matson Money.

  • 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.