Investment Strategy


  • What's On: The Mortgage Mess, iRobot and Ball Corp Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | 8:23 AM ET

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

  • UK Housing Market Weakness Gathers Momentum Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | 6:55 AM ET

    House prices are falling at the fastest rate in a year and a half, according to a closely watched index, suggesting that weakness in the housing market is gathering momentum. The FT reports.

  • American Businessman Buys the Ultimate Bond Car Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | 3:32 AM ET
    1964 Aston Martin DB5, estimated at over $5.5 million.

    Arguably the most famous car in the world has sold to an American car enthusiast for £2.6 million ($4.1 million) after being put on the market for the first time ever.

  • New York Stock Exchange

    While markets worldwide obsess about the outcome of the Fed's November 3 meeting, Wall Street pros are handicapping how stocks and sectors might perform based on the outcome of the November 2 congressional midterm elections.

  • Stocks Close Mixed; Materials Slip, Techs Rise Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 4:31 PM ET

    Stocks shaved off some of their earlier losses as techs staged a late-afternoon rally, but still closed mixed as investors considered news that the Federal Reserve may not provide as much stimulus to the economy as had been anticipated.

  • Would You Walk Away? Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 3:18 PM ET

    One study says 36 percent of Americans believe walking away from their mortgage and their home is OK. What do you say?

  • Investor Beats Market With ‘Safe Dividends’ Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 2:38 PM ET

    With bond yields near record lows, high-dividend stocks are increasingly more attractive, says Dan Genter, CEO of the company behind the RNC Genter Dividend Income Fund.

  • Banks May Face $97 Billion Loss From Mortgage Mess Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 2:36 PM ET

    Banks and other mortgage lenders could be on the hook for at least $97 billion because of the poor and possibly illegal handling of mortgages that surfaced during the current foreclosure mess, according to mortgage securities specialists.

  • Buffett Disciples’ Two Value-Stock Picks Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 2:30 PM ET

    In the Columbia Business School newsletter Graham and Doddsville, aspiring Buffetts write-up their stock ideas. Here is a look at two pitches in the fall edition.

  • QE2 Matters, But Watch Earnings Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 1:17 PM ET

    Treasurys, which have been trading poorly for several weeks, are down again today...the possibility of a very modest QE2 program from the Fed (see the Hilsenrath piece in the WSJ this morning) is pushing the dollar up and pressuring commodity, industrial, and energy stocks.

  • Buy the Dollar Between Now and Next Week: Strategist Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 12:46 PM ET

    The Fed is expected to make an announcement on quantitative easing a week from today. Sentiment is now shifting the stimulus won’t be as much as previously expected. So, what does that mean for investors? Jim Meyer, CIO and co-founder of Tower Bridge Advisors and Jim Iuorio, director at TJM Institutional Services shared their insights.

  • Stocks Fall Amid Questions About Fed Policy Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 12:15 PM ET

    Stocks extended their losses Wednesday as concerns grew after a report suggested that the Federal Reserve's next round of quantitative easing will be less aggressive than expected. Home Depot and HP fell, while BofA and AmEx rose.

  • The Carnage of Wall Street's Mortgage Frenzy Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 12:10 PM ET
    home loans

    The two stories related to mortgages do not have a great deal in common, other than tracing their lineage to the home loans of dubious provenance that were doled out to anyone with a pulse between 2005-07 and quickly packaged up into securities and sold by Wall Street to accounts around the planet.

  • Cotton Prices Highest Since US Civil War Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 11:06 AM ET

    Cotton prices are rising dramatically. Analysts say several factors are involved in this historic move, and the macro picture for cotton is more complex than a simple weak dollar, strong commodity play.

  • Stocks to Watch: Family Dollar, Exelon and More ... Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 10:59 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • They're not just household names but also vivid illustrations of how closet indexers can destroy your wealth, and here's why.

  • 5-Day Rally Interrupted by Possible QE2 Headwinds Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 9:29 AM ET

    Barely eking out a gain yesterday, the index is now up 5 straight days heading into today’s session. Even though it has been nearly a straight ride up for the markets over the last 2 months, the S&P’s current winning streak is its longest since July, when it was up 6 straight days.

  • The Ultimate Bond Car – Yours for $5 Million Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 9:18 AM ET
    1964 Aston Martin DB5, estimated at over $5.5 million.

    It’s arguably the most famous car in the world and it’s coming out of the showroom and onto the market for the first time ever.

  • Futures Fall Despite Strong Durable Goods  Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 9:06 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures briefly extended losses Wednesday after durable goods orders rose more than expected in September, but fell when transportation equipment was excluded.

  • What's On: Big Earnings, Cotton and Bank of America Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 8:11 AM ET

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