Investment Strategy


  • Wall Street

    Markets will stay fixated Wednesday on Europe's efforts to solve the credit problems of its weakest members.

  • It is tempting and oversimplifying to categorize all Baby Boomers as facing similar challenges. Given that Boomers were born across three decades spanning 18 years, each group faces unique financial challenges that must be addressed in different ways.

  • The Real Issue That May Pressure Markets: Analyst Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 5:12 PM ET

    Stocks rose on Tuesday amid hopes that the EU would step in to bail out Greece. Does this provide enough confidence and trust for investors to return to the markets? David Sowerby, chief market analyst and portfolio manager at Loomis Sayles & Co. and Lawrence Glazer, managing director at Mayflower Advisors discussed their insights.

  • Despite a market selloff that appears orderly and expected, investors find themselves bracing for the worst.

  • Stocks Close Up Broadly On Hopes for Greece Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 4:08 PM ET

    Stocks closed broadly higher on optimism that help was on the way for Greece to deal with its heavy debt burden.

  • Stop The Snow! Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 3:45 PM ET

    Washington virtually shutdown as a result of the weekend snowstorm. Now weather reports are saying we’re in for another major snowstorm late tonight and all day tomorrow. Mother nature will not give up!

  • Valentine's Day Tips for Millionaires Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 2:56 PM ET
    Patti Stanger

    The most important Valentine’s Day rule, according to Patti Stanger, star of Bravo’s hit reality show Millionaire Matchmaker, is don’t ignore Valentine’s Day.

  • Beware of a 10% Market Pullback: Strategist Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 2:45 PM ET

    Markets jumped on Tuesday, but will the rally continue or should investors fear a further dip? Joe Battipaglia, private client market strategist at Stifel Nicolaus, and Marc Pado, U.S. market strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald, shared their market outlooks.

  • Pisani: Greece Bailout is Good & Bad News (UPDATED) Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 2:18 PM ET

    Stocks have rallied in the late morning on a Reuters headline, "Eurozone governments have decided in principle to help Greece." This is good news, and bad news. Good news for Greece because they will likely get cheap loans (like 4 percent) to tide them over. The bad news; it doesn't address the structural problems.

  • Brazil's Billionaire & Bartiromo Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 1:50 PM ET

    Eike Batista is the wealthiest man in Brazil with a net worth of $7.5 billion. Batista is #61 on the Forbes Billionaires list. Maria Bartiromo will sit down with him and discuss a wide-range of topics this afternoon on Closing Bell at 440PM ET.

  • 3 Strong Small Cap Stocks: Market Pro Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 1:34 PM ET

    Peter Sidoti, founder and president of Sidoti & Company, is bullish on "the outlook for small cap stocks across the board." He shared his favorite stock picks.

  • Pisani: S&P Rejects 'Too Big to Fail' Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 1:24 PM ET

    Standard and Poor's revised their credit outlook on Citigroup and Bank of America to Negative from Stable. Traders noting that Standard and Poor's is attempting to remove the Too Big To Fail premium that has been enjoyed by these large banks, which has been a major help to their credit ratings.

  • Stocks Jump as EU Likely to Help Greece Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 12:02 PM ET

    Stocks staged a relief rally Wednesday amid talks of a bailout for Greece and positive earnings and sales news from some key Dow components.

  • Stocks rose on Tuesday amid some positive earnings news and despite Greece bailout talks. So is the correction over? Peter Sorrentino, senior portfolio manager at Huntington Asset Advisors, shared his views.

  • Stocks rose at the open on Wednesday amid talks of a bailout for Greece and kept climbing through the morning on positive earnings and sales news. What’s ahead for the markets? Sean Clark, CIO at Clark Capital Management, and Jerry Castellini, president and CIO of CastleArk Management, shared their outlooks. 

  • Pisani: Will Germany Vote 'Nein' to Greece Bailout? Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 10:37 AM ET

    Speculation that some kind of assistance to Greece is coming (even though the Greek Prime Minister says he doesn't want any assistance). EU heads of state will be meeting in Brussels on Thursday. The big question: Will Germany endorse some kind of rescue package? Also: China buying hard assets — oil and gold.

  • Coke vs Pepsi—The Better Buy: Stock Analyst Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 9:56 AM ET

    Coca-Cola reported a profit that matched analysts' forecasts Tuesday, while revenue outpaced Wall Street's sales expectations. Is the stock a buy? David Silver, equity research analyst at Wall Street Strategies, shared his analysis on the firm.

  • Why Sovereign Debt Pain Has Only Just Started Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 9:45 AM ET
    What's Next?

    The rise in Greek yields is a clear warning markets are in the mood to 'punish any country that takes creditors for granted. '

  • Coca-Cola, Caterpillar, Greece Boost Futures Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 7:52 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures are pointing to a higher open Tuesday morning, a day after a last-hour selloff pushed the Dow to its first close below 10,000 since November, and the S&P 500 to a fresh three-month closing low as well.

  • Why Are Traders Long-Term Bulls on Crown Holdings? Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 7:09 AM ET

    Traders are making a long-term bullish bet on Crown Holdings after the packaging products company gapped higher on its earnings release last week.