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Investment Strategy


  • Stocks to Watch: SodaStream, Gap, Akamai and More... Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 10:04 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Pisani: Futures Pop on Nonfarm Payrolls Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 9:40 AM ET

    S&P futures popped about 6 points when initial jobless claims for the week, at 398,000, were lighter than expected. Stocks are oversold—some agreement on the debt ceiling should lead to a gap up.

  • Futures Climb After Jobless Claims News Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 8:41 AM ET

    Futures gained Thursday after weekly jobless claims fell more than expected, but investors continue remain on edge ahead of a key vote on a bill to cut the U.S. deficit in Congress.

  • Market Correlations at 'Nosebleed Levels': Analyst Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 6:56 AM ET
    Close-up of a pen on stock price chart

    The current political turmoil may put technical levels for stocks at risk, Philippe Gijsels, the head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets in Brussels, told CNBC.com in an interview Thursday.

  • If US Defaults, Stocks Fall 30%, GDP 5%: Credit Suisse Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 2:56 AM ET

    In the very unlikely event that the United States defaults on its debt obligations, the country's economy would contract by 5 percent and stocks would fall by nearly a third, according to Credit Suisse.

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    The debt feud will likely continue to take its toll on markets Thursday, as the deadline to raise the debt ceiling closes in and lawmakers are still far apart.

  • As the price of crude oil has surged in the last year, several big oil stocks have followed suit. The next quarter will likely deliver good news again for these stocks, said one analyst—but another suggested examining how companies react to oil's rise before investing in them.

  • Cramer's Advice on Debt Morass Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 6:00 PM ET
    Cramer's Advice on Debt Morass

    Stick with the no trade game plan for now, but I am now urging you to get ready for bargains created by this Washington morass, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Fast Money Web Extra Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 6:00 PM ET
    Fast Money Web Extra

    The Fast Money crew offers special CNBC.com-only advice on your investments.

  • Fast Money Final Trade Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 5:57 PM ET
    Fast Money Final Trade

    The Fast Money guys share their final trades of the day.

  • Options Action Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 5:55 PM ET
    Options Action

    With debt talks looking like a lose-lose situation right now for the US, I'm bearish on the USD right now, says Brian Stutland, Stutland Equities.

  • Hedge Fund Trade of the Week Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 5:50 PM ET
    Hedge Fund Trade of the Week

    Xerox is very attractively valued at current levels, says Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge.

  • Volatility Playbook Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 5:31 PM ET
    Volatility Playbook

    Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional, gives his play on volatility right now.

  • Trading the Real Debt Deadline Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 5:18 PM ET
    Trading the Real Debt Deadline

    If the debt debate passes the deadline, the market could see a dramatic sell-off, says, Jeff Kilburg, Treasury Curve.

  • After Hours Action Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 5:16 PM ET
    After Hours Action

    A look at Visa, Whole Foods and Akamai following their earnings results, with the Fast Money team.

  • Stocks Close Sharply Lower Amid Debt Talks Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 4:44 PM ET

    Stocks ended sharply lower Wednesday, following a Fed report that said pace of economic growth moderated in many districts and amid growing uncertainty over the ongoing debt talks in Washington.

  • Staples Bulls See Rebounds from Lows Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 4:39 PM ET

    Options traders were looking for Staples to ratchet back up after the office-supply retailer fell close to its 52-week lows yesterday.

  • Trades For a Stressed-Out Dollar Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 4:38 PM ET

    Other than a short rally today, the dollar's been taking it on the chin as Washington squabbles. Here's how to trade it.

  • What a Downgrade Would Mean for the Dollar Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 4:13 PM ET

    Even a debt deal may not prevent a rating cut for U.S. debt. Here's what it would mean for the dollar, and what you can do.

  • Stocks Weaken on Slower Growth Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 4:03 PM ET

    Stocks weaken late day...the immediate cause appears to be the piercing of the 50-day moving average for the S&P 500 (1310)...and yes technicals can matter in an uncertain environment.