Investment Strategy


  • Market Rally Likely in Fourth Quarter: Strategists Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | 12:48 PM ET

    Expect markets to rally in the fourth quarter, said Uri Landesman, president of Platinum Partners, and Bob Phillips, senior partner at Spectrum Management Group. They discussed their insights and shared their best plays.

  • The Catalyst for the Markets Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | 12:23 PM ET

    A fragile economy is obviously important at any time, but it takes on a higher degree of urgency when elected officials have to face the voters who put them into office. That’s where we are right now, and I think we are entering a period where there will be nothing more important to the markets than the November 2 midterm elections.

  • Stocks Are Higher After Mixed Economic Data Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | 12:05 PM ET

    Stocks were trading higher Tuesday after a conflicting batch of economic data including a slight boost in consumer confidence. Investors remain concerned about the economy's direction, and trading was thin.  Intel, Boeing fall.

  • Morici: Jobs Deficit Lays Bare Failure of Obamanomics Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | 11:52 AM ET
    Job Losses

    With thousands of young college graduates moving in with parents and returning Iraq-war veterans facing long-term unemployment, President Obama is scrambling for cover. Irresponsible spending, largesse for big banks and subsidies for a broken health care system have busted the budget and failed to create jobs.

  • Ready for September? Stocks Still May Be Your Best Bet Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | 11:09 AM ET

    Even with September's reputation as one of the stock market's worst months, investors may be forced to focus on equities as the bond rally nears exhaustion.

  • Stocks to Watch: CVS, Potash and More ... Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | 11:00 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Art Cashin: Trading Volume to Start Rising Next Week Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | 10:46 AM ET

    Stocks opened below the 10,000 level Tuesday, but rallied after a surprising consumer confidence report. And NYSE trading volume has been 31 percent below average daily volume for August 2009. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, discussed his market outlook.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Why Buybacks Traditionally Don't Work Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | 9:34 AM ET
    Hewlett-Packard's headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

    Hewlett Packard holders and those considering the stock; know that buybacks traditionally don't work and act accordingly.

  • Futures Trim Losses After Home Price Report Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | 9:21 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures trimmed losses after a report that home prices were up sharply in June, and following weakness in global markets, as the major averages looked set to end the month with the first losing August since 2005.

  • August Ends With Miserable Volume Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | 9:05 AM ET

    The Nikkei, down 3.6 percent, hit a 52-week low as investors were not impressed with the BOJ's latest stimulus efforts, boosting cheap loans to commercial bnaks. The yen is at a 15-year high against the dollar.

  • What's On: Homebuilders, Gold and Insurers Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | 8:17 AM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Tuesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • A New Round of Housing Incentives? Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | 8:04 AM ET

    Does the market need more assistance? Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • US Must Stop Printing Money, Copy Europe: Rogers Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | 3:07 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    The United States needs to stop printing money and take on austerity measures like the Europeans did, in order for the economy to recover, renowned investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Monday.

  • Outside the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan.

    Stocks could finish August on a cranky note before entering September - historically the worst performing month for stocks.

  • Bright Side of 'The New Boring' Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 4:45 PM ET

    The new boring: the economy muddles along, with no growth. The balance sheet of corporate America is in good shape. ... Corporations are starting to say, we have a ton of cash, let's go out and buy someone and cut expenses.

  • Stocks End Down Sharply on Economic Worries Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 4:00 PM ET

    Stocks finished sharply lower Monday amid light volume as confidence about the economy weakened and investors remained cautious ahead of several key reports coming up this week. Bank of America and Home Depot fell, while HP rose.

  • Dow Falls 100 Points; Banks, Industrials Slide Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 3:25 PM ET

    Stocks continued to selloff Monday amid light volume as confidence about the economy weakened and investors remained cautious ahead of several key reports coming up this week. Bank of America and Intel fell, while H&P rose.

  • Who's Next? 3 Possible Tech M&A Targets Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 3:21 PM ET

    The battle for 3Par continues as Hewlett-Packard raised its bid for the data storage company on Friday. This comes after rival Dell matched HP’s previously increased bid. Does this signal more M&A in the tech space — and how can investors benefit? Matt Bryson, analyst at Avian Securities, discussed his insights. 

  • Greenberg: Why Strayer Has Attracted Eisman Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 3:01 PM ET

    Much of this is complex with plenty of nuance. An important key to understanding the discrepancy, Eisman insists, is in a footnote on a “Repayment Rate Analysis” chart Strayer has posted on its website.

  • 15 Largest Share Buybacks in Last Three Months Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 2:26 PM ET

    Hewlett-Packard shares gained over two percent in today's session, after its board approved an additional $10 billion stock buyback. Here is a look at the 15 largest buyback announcements in the last three months among S&P 500 companies.