Investment Strategy


  • The dollar may be set to rise as currency wars bring more controls on flows of capital and a rise in protectionism, David Bloom, currency strategist at HSBC, told CNBC.

  • Big US Firms Lifted by Rising Overseas Demand Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 4:43 AM ET

    The US economy may be faltering, but many big names in American manufacturing are going from strength to strength, reports the Financial Times.

  • Lacking any big surprises, the markets may seem to be on cruise control in the coming week, as investors await the U.S. mid-term election and the Fed's November meeting.

  • Stocks End Slightly Higher for the Week Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 5:25 PM ET

    Stocks continued to trade mixed, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq performing best, despite a batch of largely stronger earnings reports. American Express fell, while HP rose.

  • T. Boone Pickens told CNBC Friday that he’s more conservative in his business dealings, thanks to mistakes, including a whopper—doling out dividends to shareholders, which were actually equity in the company.

  • Executive Vision: It’s Africa’s Time Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 4:07 PM ET
    Chobe National Park, Botswana

    Africa is booming – in part because African governments are heeding the call to action, removing barriers to trade, lowering taxes and improving the physical and social infrastructure that had impeded business growth.

  • Stocks Mixed Ahead of Close; Tech Advances Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 3:56 PM ET

    Stocks continued to trade mixed, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq performing best, despite a batch of largely stronger earnings reports. American Express fell, while HP rose.

  • Dr. Doug: Women & Wall Street Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 3:28 PM ET

    Do men or women make a better trader or investor? Recent lawsuits, like those against Goldman Sachs and Citi have raised questions about gender discrimination on Wall Street and what it means for the women who work there.

  • Bank Stock Malaise Will Continue Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 2:24 PM ET

    Throw your valuation formulas out the window - the next quarter will likely continue the bumpy ride for big bank stocks.

  • Would You Rather Eat With Jobs or Obama? Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 2:23 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • What GOP Win in November Would Mean for Investors Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 1:59 PM ET

    "It'll be positive in the short term but in the long term it could have a negative effect," one pro says. "The Republicans will do everything in their power to stop excessive spending...The market will have to take a different approach."

  • Netflix, eBay, Amazon: Are They a Buy? Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 1:39 PM ET

    Internet stocks fared well in the third quarter, and the fourth-quarter is poised to be strong for the three major players.

  • S&P, Nasdaq Hit 'Golden Cross' Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 12:50 PM ET

    Here's another bright sign for the stock markets: both the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 hit a golden cross this week for the first time in four years.

  • Wearing a neck brace as a result of the plane crash he survived in the Alaskan wilderness two months ago, Shaun O’Keefe, EADS North America CEO, told CNBC Friday that  he continues to fly because it’s generally safe—safer than traveling in a car.

  • Stocks Trade Mixed; AmEx Falls, BofA Rises Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 11:42 AM ET

    The Dow opened flat despite largely stronger earnings reports before the bell, and as investors turn their attention to how finance ministers from the Group of 20 major advanced and developing countries will address currency tensions as they meet in Korea. American Express fell, while BofA rose.

  • Currency Wars Show No Signs Of Ending Anytime Soon Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 11:35 AM ET

    The falling dollar's strong grip on financial markets has inflated market expectations for the G20 meeting Friday and Saturday in South Korea, which is already showing signs of ending with little more than a few loose promises.

  • Stocks to Watch: Baidu, Kellogg and More ... Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 11:00 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Grab Health-Care Stock in Niche Markets: Analyst Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 10:54 AM ET

    Investing in health-care stocks that occupy a niche position in a growing market is a solid bet, Vadim Alexandre, health-care analyst at Daniel Stewart told CNBC on Friday.

  • When Will Economy Catch Up With Wall Street? Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 10:29 AM ET

    When will the overall economy catch up with Wall Street? Squawk Box anchors Joe Kernen and Carl Quintanilla discuss the issue with Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.

  • Earnings Reports Show Consumers Have Some Life Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 10:28 AM ET

    Even though earnings have been solid this week, stocks have failed to get a big boost, as they have remained strongly tied to the dollar’s movements.