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Investment Strategy


  • Markets Decline on Debt Deadline Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 4:05 PM ET
    Markets Decline on Debt Deadline

    How to navigate a rocky market, with David Darst, Morgan Stanley, and Mike Koskuba, Victory Capital Management.

  • Why Traders Are Going Long, Pt. II Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 3:44 PM ET

    A trader I have known for more than a decade — a man with 30 years trading experience — called me this afternoon to say he has gone long the market, a comment I heard several times this afternoon.

  • Kramer: It’s Time to Buy Big US Banks Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 3:18 PM ET

    Several signs suggest a rebound in the bank sector is on the way.

  • "Depending on our politicians to make business-friendly decisions in a timely manner is certainly not a formula for success," Harry Rady, chief executive of Rady Asset Management, told CNBC Friday.

  • Why Markets Rose—and Fell—Today Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 1:44 PM ET

    Traders are betting a deal will get done. President Obama said earlier that Democrats and Republicans are not far apart on an agreement to raise the debt ceiling.

  • Treasury Building

    The only relative safe haven in North American equities in the event of a U.S. default would be Canadian banks, though even they would feel the ripple effects, according to a report from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods.

  • Debt Crisis & FX Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 12:45 PM ET
    Debt Crisis & FX

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on buying opportunities in the market and a trade on the Swiss franc, with Rebecca Patterson, JPMorgan Asset Management.

  • Market Fades as Debt Deal Proves Elusive Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 12:25 PM ET

    Wall Street was heading out of July on a negative note, with a sharp selloff at the open triggered by the debt impasse in Washington and news that economic growth was even more anemic than expected.

  • Morici: GDP Growth Goes Flat Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 12:18 PM ET

    Globalized economies must go with their strengths. For the United States those are resources, banking and medium and high-tech manufacturing and services.

  • Gold Hits Record High Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 11:50 AM ET
    Gold Hits Record High

    Gold soars to record highs after the latest read on the economy came in weaker than expected. Insight on how one gold producer is posting profits, with Richard O'Brien, Newmont Mining president/CEO.

  • Six in 60

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

  • Pisani: Second Round of Easing a Failure? Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 9:07 AM ET

    Can we conclude the second round of quantitative easing did not work? It may have solved the deflation problem, but it did nothing to help improve the jobs outlook or the economic outlook, it appears.

  • Futures Sell Off On Weak GDP Reading Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 8:34 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a weaker open for Wall Street on Friday after U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner failed to rally enough support for his plan to raise the debt ceiling before Tuesday’s deadline.

  • Verizon Wireless

    Vodafone shareholders will get their first dividend payout in six years after a bumper payout from Verizon Wireless, its joint venture with Verizon Communications.

  • Spain's on Notice, Yen's on a Short Leash Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 7:29 AM ET

    A warning on Spain dents the euro and Japanese officials want the yen lower, thank you. It's time for your Friday FX Fix.

  • US Stocks 'No Place for Pros or Amateurs': Gartman Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 4:45 AM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) conducts his weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol, on July 21, 2011 in Washington, DC.

    As Republicans failed to agree a plan to raise the US debt ceiling, Dennis Gartman, author of The Gartman Letter, warned that the US stock market was a dangerous place at the moment.

  • Asian Currencies a Haven of Quality: Strategist Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 3:50 AM ET

    The debt impasse in Washington has sent investors fleeing for safety, selling down the U.S. dollar and buying into safe-haven assets like the Swiss franc and Japanese yen.

  • Time to Think the Unthinkable on US Debt Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 3:23 AM ET
    President Obama and Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner

    "The world’s financial system could face losses equivalent to that of Lehman’s failure by August 15, and then again on the fifteenth day and the last day of every month until default is rectified,” says one chief economist.

  • House Chamber

    Washington's political feuding over the deficit has damaged business and consumer sentiment, but now some economists are wondering if it will curb third-quarter growth.

  • Will a Debt Deal Snap Back the Market? Analysts Debate Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 7:18 PM ET

    In the midst of stalled debt talks inching closer to the Aug. 2 deadline when the federal government will run out of money to pay its bills, analysts are split over how the market will react—even if a deal is inked in time.