Investment Strategy


  • How BP Spill May 'Flow Through' to Financial Markets Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 12:07 PM ET

    The latest plan to stop the oil flowing from a BP site in the Gulf of Mexico may not work as well as originally hoped, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday. Many experts are now planning for the worst. What is the long-term impact of the spill on the economy? Steve Blitz, senior economist at Majestic Research discussed his insights.

  • 'Meat Grinder' Market Could Last 8 Years: Rosenberg Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 11:23 AM ET

    Global debt issues and investor fear have the US mired in a "meat grinder" stock market that likely will last another six to eight years, economist David Rosenberg said Thursday.

  • Markets Are 'Cheap' Right Now: Chief Investor Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 11:23 AM ET

    Markets climbed modestly on Thursday, after reports showed a drop in jobless claims and a rise in hiring. How should investors be positioned in this environment? Robert Weissenstein, CIO for private banking-Americas at Credit Suisse, and Alison Deans, former chief investment officer at Neuberger Berman and current CNBC contributor, shared their insights.

  • Europe, Asia Markets Leading Way Higher? Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 11:00 AM ET

    Stock futures were slightly higher early Thursday, as European and Asian markets have rebounded strongly following yesterday’s rally in the U.S. Futures have held steady throughout the morning with their gains intact even after the flurry of economic data and retail sales reports this morning.

  • Stocks Pare Gains After ISM Services Report Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 10:53 AM ET

    Stocks pared their gains Thursday after a report showed the services sector grew for a fifth straight month but wasn't a blowout number. Stocks had opened higher after a pair of encouraging employment reports.

  • Do Tech Gadgets in Autos Make Us Safer? Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 9:16 AM ET

    There are more tech gadgets available than ever before, and many of them are going into your car's dashboard. Should they? Share your opinion in our poll.

  • Futures Higher; Little Moved by Job Picture Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 8:44 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open Thursday as investors waited for the next batch of key economic data in the hope that the economic recovery was gaining momentum.

  • Shanghai Indicates a Rebound Coming Soon: Charts Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 7:46 AM ET

    The Shanghai Composite, often a leading indicator in global markets' direction, is due for a consolidation, followed by a rebound, Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Debt Crisis May Cause Run on Europe Banks: Strategist Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 4:16 AM ET

    Coordinated liquidity measures and quantitative easing may have to return and banks could take another hit to their balance sheet because of the sovereign debt problems in the euro zone, according to Ashok Shah, the CIO at London & Capital.

  • Thursday Outlook: Markets Counting Down to Jobs Report Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 8:47 PM ET

    Markets are already looking ahead to Friday's jobs report, and for that reason, even more weight than usual will be given to Thursday's weekly jobless claims and ADP's private sector jobs data.

  • Dow Gains Over 200 After Late Rally Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 5:24 PM ET

    Stocks logged their third best day of the year Wednesday, led by energy and financials, as investors grabbed bargain shares beaten down in the prior session's selloff. A report showing pending-home sales hit a six-month high gave the market an extra boost.

  • Spotlight on May Fund Outflows, Retail Sales Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 5:22 PM ET

    In almost a flip-flop of yesterday (Tuesday), the markets posted a strong late-day rally Wednesday afternoon. The major indices finished the day up well over 2 percent, closing the session at the highs of the day — quite a contrast to yesterday’s drop at the end of the day. Leading the rally today are sectors that were noticeably beaten up yesterday...

  • Hewlett Packard Playing Games with Earnings Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 3:42 PM ET
    Hewlett-Packard's headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

    When it comes to earnings, Herb Greenberg says Hewlett Packard is playing an accounting game that investors need to know about.

  • Stocks Advance, Led by Energy, Banks Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 3:26 PM ET

    Stocks remained higher Wednesday, led by energy and financials, as investors grabbed bargain shares beaten down in the prior session's selloff.  A report showing pending-home sales hit a six-month high gave the market an extra boost.

  • Hedge Fund Pro's Short-Term Sector Plays Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 2:56 PM ET

    The markets look choppy in the short-term but "there’s a feeling that we are forming a bottom" and there will be opportunities on the upside longer-term, said Richard Del Bello, senior partner at Conifer Securities. So where should investors put their money?

  • Stocks Rise After Home-Sales Report Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 12:36 PM ET

    Stocks bounced back Wednesday, led by energy and financials. A report showing pending-home sales hit a six-month high gave the market an extra boost.

  • Baltic Dry Index Says 'Buy' Shipping, Commodities: Pro Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 12:31 PM ET

    The Baltic Dry Shipping Index, a leading economic indicator used by market insiders to gauge global demand for dry commodities, surged over 20 percent to trade at the highest level in six months. Is it still an accurate measure? Doug Mavrinac, maritime group research head at Jefferies and Natasha Boyden, managing director of Cantor Fitzgerald shared their insights.

  • On Wednesday, Gary Kaminsky told investors to adhere to a simple game plan when it comes to today's market.

  • Farr: Do The V’s Matter? Using Wrong Metrics Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 12:16 PM ET
    NYSE Trader

    When buffeted by noise, stick to your knitting. As the noise increases, increase your determination to adhere to your investment discipline and philosophy.

  • Morici: Strong Jobs Report Expected Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 11:37 AM ET

    Unemployment is expected to only fall to 9.8 percent from 9.9 in April, because many sidelined adults, sensing improved conditions, started looking for work. The big challenge is to keep GDP growing at least 3 percent to pull down unemployment.