Investment Strategy


  • Energy Will be the 'Ultimate Currency': CEO Mark Fisher Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 1:00 PM ET

    Mark Fisher of MBF Asset Management thinks the energy sector is the place to be. He says it will be the ultimate currency.

  • There's Still One Safe Place to Invest: Vanguard CEO Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 11:56 AM ET

    ETFs were among the investment types most affected by the "flash crash" in May, but Bill McNabb, CEO of The Vanguard Group and told investors that they are still a safe place to invest.

  • If This Sign Happens, 'Move Into Cash' Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 11:29 AM ET

    Stocks were lower Thursday after the Fed highlighted the weakness of the recovery in its latest statement. Rob Morgan, chief investment strategist at Fulcrum Securities, and David Hefty, CEO of Cornerstone Wealth Management, discussed their market outlooks.

  • Darden CEO Expects Double-Digit Earnings Growth Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 11:12 AM ET

    Darden Restaurants, the Number 1 casual restaurant chain in the United States, which has reported down quarters over the last 12 months, expects earnings growth of 15 percent to 18 percent in 2011.

  • Deficit Hawks, Doves Clash in Europe Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 11:11 AM ET

    Big battle between the deficit hawks and doves in Europe is becoming very public ahead of the G20 meeting this weekend. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is sticking to her plan to cut spending, despite criticism from George Soros. Even President Obama has warned against withdrawing stimulus too soon.

  • Yoshikami: iPad & Kindle—Room for Two! Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 11:05 AM ET

    Sales of Apple’s latest product, iPad have hit 3 million since its launch and that’s in just 80 days. This is destined to give Apple the shot it needs to continue its star performance the company has achieved in recent years. Amazon’s Kindle, some contend, seems to be limping along.

  • Six in 60 Seconds: Carnival, Cisco and More... Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 10:52 AM ET

    Today's six stocks worth watching.

  • Farrell: It's Payback Time for Housing Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 10:51 AM ET

    The housing market had been doing more or less reasonably well until very recently when the world came to the realization that the $8,000 tax credit was going to come to an end. Now, it's payback time.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Goldman's Human Capital Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 10:47 AM ET

    The internal obsession with the stock must subside. It is a paranoid approach that is just as unnatural as the idea of Mr. Blankfein on Oprah.

  • Stocks Slide; JPMorgan Drags on Dow Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 10:47 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Thursday after the Fed highlighted the weakness of the recovery in its latest statement. But a pair of better-than-expected economic reports helped curb the losses.

  • Greenberg: For-Profit Schools ... Subprime Redux? Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 10:29 AM ET

    A bitter battle is now brewing between a noted short-seller and the for-profit education industry.

  • Hasbro Not In Talks With Private Equity Firm to Sell Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 9:39 AM ET

    Two weeks ago, Hasbro's board told Providence it had no interest in a go-private transaction.

  • Futures Pare Losses on Improved Job Report Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 8:40 AM ET

    Stock index futures were lower ahead of the opening bell Thursday ahead of key economic data and after the Federal Reserve scaled back its projections for the economic recovery.

  • NYSE Trader

    Shockingly bad housing data this week, and now the Fed's downgrade of the economy could ramp up market anxiety with each new economic report.

  • Research in Motion dispatches its first-quarter earnings Thursday after the bell. Mike Abramsky, RBC Capital Markets analyst, shared his optimism about RIM's survival in the consumer market.

  • Dow Ekes Out Gain; Homebuilders Rise Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 5:26 PM ET

    The Dow squeaked out a gain Wednesday after the Fed renewed its pledge to keep rates low and offered a statement with no surprises.

  • Why Builders Are Trading UP Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 5:20 PM ET

    Home builders trade up (!) today. What's up? Two things: 1) builders are DOWN 30 to 40 percent in the last two months, and 2) with these kinds of sales, builders will build even less, and inventory will come down even more. Still, the numbers were a shock...

  • Fed Downgrades Outlook on Economy, Housing Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 5:12 PM ET

    The Fed has slightly downgraded its outlook on the US economy and on housing, and also somewhat lowered its inflation outlook.

  • BP Bond Offering Hits a Snag Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 4:57 PM ET
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    It soon became clear that the “risk factors” section of the documents, in which BP would lay out the perceived risks to its bondholders, was too delicate an explanation to rush, says one of the people familiar with the matter, and the company realized it would likely need at least another week to finish the prospectus.

  • NY Forum: Innovation in Finance Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 4:09 PM ET
    Wall Street

    Day two of the New York Forum in full swing this morning. Mayor Bloomberg opened the meeting today by discussing the government's role to promote economic activity. Wall Street remains the top industry for the Big Apple. Finance remains the economic engine for the United States.