Investment Strategy


  • Wal-Mart Analyst Meeting Today: What Happened to Sales? Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 11:36 AM ET

    Wal-Mart Stores is holding an analyst day today. Investors will use the chance to get to know Bill Simon better — he has been running the USA division only since June. Here are the issues being mentioned by traders...

  • MLPs a Better Buy Over Other Asset Classes: Pro Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 11:29 AM ET

    Gabriel Moreen of Bank of America/Merrill Lynch was named the top Master Limited Partnerships (MLP) analyst by Institutional Investors’ 2010 All-American Research Team survey on Tuesday. He shared his sector outlook and best plays.

  • My Best Health Care Picks: Top Analyst Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 10:18 AM ET

    Lisa Gill of JPMorgan was named the top health care analyst by Institutional Investors’ 2010 All-America Research Team survey on Tuesday. She shared her sector outlook and best plays.

  • Traders Await Fed Now, Elections in Nov. Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 10:01 AM ET

    Dollar is stronger for a second day, and while the slightly stronger dollar did not hurt stocks yesterday, U.S. stocks are generally weaker Tuesday morning.

  • Pfizer Buying King Pharmaceuticals for $3.6 Billion Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 9:36 AM ET
    Pfizer headquarters in New York City.

    Pfizer says it has agreed to buy King Pharmaceuticals for $3.6 billion in cash.

  • Pimco co-CEO Mohamed El-Erian

    The financial crisis has left behind a "slow disease" that is eating into financial markets, and this is obvious in stock prices and currencies, but less so in bonds for the moment, Mohamed El-Erian, CEO and co-chief investment officer of Pimco, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Futures Decline Ahead of Fed Minutes Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 9:11 AM ET

    U.S. stocks looked set for a weak open Tuesday as investors braced for minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting to gain clues on potential quantitative easing.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Does Facebook Need to Go Public? Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 8:40 AM ET

    When Russia’s largest internet group, Mail.ru, announced investors would have an opportunity to take an indirect stake in the social networking site, it begged the following question:

  • Expect Bank Earnings to Be Lower This Quarter: Bove Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 8:37 AM ET

    The major issue for banks this quarter is that core earnings are going down for the industry and that’s what investors will be looking at, said Richard Bove, financial strategist at Rochdale Securities.

  • What's On: Apple, Microsoft, H-P and Solar Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 8:12 AM ET

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

  • Emerging Markets are 'Yesterday's Story': Bernstein Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 8:04 AM ET

    Investing in emerging markets has lost its appeal and investors should get behind the next growth area, Richard Bernstein, CEO of Richard Bernstein Advisors, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Will Solar Power Ever Shine in the US? Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 8:02 AM ET

    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • FDIC's Bad Bank Plan Criticized Before Being Unveiled Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 5:55 AM ET
    FDIC Chairwoman Sheila Bair on CNBC'c Power Lunch

    Regulators are struggling to create a global mechanism that could wind down a big financial institution without the disruption caused by Lehman Brothers’ collapse in 2008, reports the Financial Times.

  • Fed easing and the wobbly dollar will again be the talk in Tuesday's markets, but Intel's after-the-bell earnings may shift the focus to corporate balance sheets and the heavy hitters reporting later this week.

  • 9 'Left for Dead' Stocks with Analysts’ Approval Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 6:22 PM ET

    Here are 9 dirt-cheap stocks that analysts gave positive reviews, in part because they're so cheap. Some are predicted to double or triple in the next year. They're ordered by forward earnings multiple, from cheap to cheapest.  ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Stocks Close Higher as Dow Ekes out Gain Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 5:34 PM ET

    Stocks edged higher at the close, with the Dow climbing back above 11,000 after a late session drop, amid thin holiday trading and ahead of a big week of earnings announcements. Boeing and JPMorgan rose, while DuPont and 3M fell.

  • The dollar continued to fall Monday, after declining more than 8 percent in the previous quarter. How will the weak dollar impact companies when they start to report earnings? Alan Lancz, president of Alan B. Lancz & Associates, shared his outlook.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed; Dow Pares Losses Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 3:53 PM ET

    Stocks turned mixed Monday amid quiet holiday trading as investors considered the next steps from the Federal Reserve and the release of several major earnings reports this week. DuPont and 3M fell, while Boeing and JPMorgan rose.

  • How to Invest in Facebook Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 3:49 PM ET

    Facebook may be private, but that doesn't mean it's out of reach — accredited investors can actually buy shares of companies years before an IPO.

  • How to Invest if Fed Keeps Buying Assets: Pro Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 3:20 PM ET

    Most market participants expect the Federal Reserve to resume buying assets, and do so in a sizeable way, according to a CNBC survey. How will the move affect markets? Jim Lacamp, portfolio manager at Macropotfolio Advisors and Craig Peckham, managing director and equity product strategist at Jefferies shared their outlooks.