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Investment Strategy


  • Career Fair

    Robust earnings reports and new money from fund managers may put a bounce into stocks at the start of the week, but the focus will quickly turn to economic news, especially Friday's April jobs report.

  • Options Signaling Gold Rush Slowing? Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 5:52 PM ET

    Could the gold rush be showing signs of age? If options activity is any indication, the answer is yes.

  • Stocks Power to Multi-Year Highs for April Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 5:07 PM ET

    Stocks closed at fresh multi-year highs on Friday shrugging off lukewarm economic news to focus on broadly strong earnings, as the Dow & the S&P 500 marked six consecutive gains for the month of April.

  • Analysts Keep Revising Earnings Estimates Upward Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 4:32 PM ET

    With earnings season more than half over, what's the pace of earnings revisions? Are analysts increasing or decreasing earnings estimates? This is an issue, because many strategists have been revising downward growth expectations for the U.S. economy.

  • Has Microsoft Squandered Money on Share Buybacks? Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 3:59 PM ET

    Unless you live in a cave, you should know by now that Microsoft is one of the richest of all companies, with $50 billion in cash. A good deal of it has been spent on stock buybacks, which leads to an even bigger question: Whether it’s being squandered on those buybacks?

  • Stocks on Track for Best Gains in 5 Weeks Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks gained modestly on Friday, remaining on pace to end the week with the best results in five weeks even amid lukewarm economic news.

  • Digging for Dividends   Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 3:52 PM ET
    Digging for Dividends

    A dividend play on Microsoft stock, with Brian Stutland, Stutland Equities.

  • 10 Tips for Surviving the Housing Market Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 3:48 PM ET

    The economy is starting to improve but the housing market has yet to show any significant signs of recovery, which has homeowners nervous. How do you tough it out until the housing market recovers? Here are 10 tips from real-estate moguls.

  • Another IPO: Think Facebook for China Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 3:17 PM ET

    Once again, IPO mavens swoon over the magic words: Chinese. Internet. Social networking. Once again, a deal gets upsized.

  • AIG: Buy or Sell?   Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 3:15 PM ET
    AIG: Buy or Sell?

    Discussing whether insurance/financial giant AIG is a good play for your portfolio, with Paul Newsome, Sandler O'Neill & Partners, and Harry Rady, Rady Asset Management.

  • Stop Trading: Jim Cramer   Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 2:31 PM ET
    Stop Trading: Jim Cramer

    CNBC's Jim Cramer offers his market insight as well as stocks he's watching today.

  • Caterpillar's Blowout Quarter   Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 2:02 PM ET
    Caterpillar's Blowout Quarter

    A look at the construction equipment manufacturer's blowout earnings and future growth plans, with Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar chairman & CEO.

  • Disconnect Between Commodity Prices and Stocks Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 1:07 PM ET

    Investment disconnect: all this talk about higher commodity prices, higher precious metals prices translating into higher prices for materials, precious metals stocks, and energy stocks isn't happening any more...

  • Sell in May and Go Away?   Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 1:05 PM ET
    Sell in May and Go Away?

    Discussing whether selling stocks now makes sense, and a look ahead at the market, with Michael Farr, Farr, Miller & Washington president

  • Money in Motion   Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 12:46 PM ET
    Money in Motion

    Discussing the weakening dollar, with Rebecca Patterson, JP Morgan chief market strategist. Also, looking at stocks that pop today.

  • Mid-Level M&A Deals Surge: Bullish Sign for Stocks? Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 12:39 PM ET

    Stock market investors are getting another buy signal from a vibrant mergers-and-acquisitions climate, particularly from the smaller companies that make up the backbone of the US economy.

  • Word on the Street Now   Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 12:34 PM ET
    Word on the Street Now

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on which trades you should put down today.

  • Yield Hunters!   Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 12:21 PM ET
    Yield Hunters!

    Looking to increase yield in your portfolio with MLP's? Seth Radow, UBS senior vice president has a strategy.

  • Stocks Trade Mixed; CAT Gains, Microsoft Falls Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 11:55 AM ET

    Stocks traded mixed after slightly disappointing economic data, but all the major indexes hit multi-years on Thursday after gaining steadily throughout the week.

  • Stocks to Watch: Verizon, Pilgrim's Pride and More ... Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 10:54 AM ET
    Six in 60

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