Investment Strategy


  • An Updated Guide to Trading Secondary Offerings Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 7:44 PM ET

    Get Cramer’s step-by-step guide for making money on these deals.

  • Cash in on Thawing Credit Markets Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 7:39 PM ET

    The race to raise money could offer a great opportunity to profit.

  • Wednesday Look Ahead: ADP More Important than Usual Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 6:06 PM ET

    The ADP number, expected to show an increase of 40,000 jobs, is viewed as an early read on the government's monthly employment report, but it does not always correlate. This month, however, the government number will include thousands of temporary census workers that would not be included in the ADP report.

  • Making Big Money in the Middle East Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 5:31 PM ET

    The Middle East is home to more young people, more oil and more big money pools than anywhere else on earth. Nearly a trillion dollars is being spent on new roads, cellphone users are surging 24% a year, and only 10% of people have bank accounts. That means there's money to be made.

  • Our Sector Picks & Pans: Strategists Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 5:03 PM ET

    Stocks pulled off a gain Tuesday after a see-saw session in which techs and industrials gained, while energy and bank stocks were weak. Rob Morgan, chief investment strategist at Fulcrum Securities, and Alec Young, equity strategist at Standard & Poor’s, shared their market strategies.

  • Stocks Eke Out a Gain; Verizon Jumps Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 4:58 PM ET

    Stocks pulled off a gain Tuesday after a see-saw session as techs and industrials gained, while energy and bank stocks were weak.

  • Pisani: Another Slow Melt-Up Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 4:18 PM ET

    Another slow melt-up. Every day, the Dow goes up...20 points. The Dow is up 17 trading days in March, and down only four. It hasn't put together two down days since the last week of February. That's impressive. What is not impressive: volume, and the advance/decline line is definitely showing signs of slowing down. Not a good sign.

  • Art Cashin: Markets Still Fear Sovereign Risk Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks teetered in a narrow range on Tuesday. Analysts expect markets to be volatile the next two days as investors usually take part in window dressing — trades intended to boost returns on reports sent to shareholders — at the end of a quarter. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services shared his market insights.

  • All eyes are on the U.S. for upcoming jobless numbers for more market movement, said Sean Fenton, portfolio manager at Tribeca Investment Partners. He shared his best investment plays.

  • Pisani: Pause En Route to Dow 11,000 Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 3:28 PM ET

    We started the day with the Dow Industrials within 60 points of 11,000...but faded as Europe closed on the lows of the day at the same time as the euro hit its lows. Greece, which priced a 5 billion euro 7-year bond offering on Monday, attempted a follow-up 1 billion euro sale this morning, but the market didn't seem to be interested.

  • Investors Bullish on iPhone for Verizon Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 1:26 PM ET
    Apple's iPhone

    There is speculation that a new CDMA version of the iPhone will be heading to Verizon. If so, new customers are sure to follow.

  • Where are the crowds right now and should investors stay away or join them? Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx discussed his views.

  • Add Commercial Real Estate to Your Portfolio: Pro Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 11:49 AM ET

    The Wilshire U.S. REIT index is up more than 100 percent in the past year. What is the latest read on the REIT market and how should you invest? Harvey Green, president and CEO of Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, and Michael Torres, principal, CEO and portfolio manger at Adelante Capital Management, discussed their sector outlooks

  • UBS Tempers Trading Revenue News Report Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 11:41 AM ET

    A media report saying that UBS's Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities unit (FICC) would generate around $2.3 billion in the first quarter is higher than the unit's forecast, UBS said in a statement Tuesday.

  • Gains in personal spending will sustain the torque present in the economy, leading to job growth. Torque dictates movement, and there is a large amount of torque evident in some specific areas, says bond expert Tony Crescenzi.

  • Brace For 5-10% Market Correction: Portfolio Manager Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 10:50 AM ET

    Markets climbed on Tuesday following some big news in the smartphone industry and on a strong consumer-confidence report. How long will stocks continue to rally? David Hefty, CEO of Cornerstone Wealth Management, and Sarat Sethi, partner and portfolio manager at Douglas C. Lane & Associates, shared their insights.

  • Stocks Rise as Confidence Jumps; Verizon Gains Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 10:10 AM ET

    Stocks advanced Tuesday after a jump in consumer confidence and encouraging read on housing. Tech and telecom were the big trading story amid news that Apple's working on an iPhone that works on the Verizon network.

  • Pisani: Primerica IPO Set to Price Tonight Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 9:58 AM ET

    The Greek stock market down 1.8 percent as the sale of the 7 year bond did not go as well as initially thought. Yields are higher, to 6.24 percent. And: We are waiting to see if the spate of strong IPOs will continue. Expecting Primerica to price 18 million shares between $12-$14, likely tonight, possibly tomorrow. This is the largest financial services marketing organization in North America.

  • Bullish Calls Rise on This Chip Wafer Manufacturer Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 7:55 AM ET

    Traders are snapping up calls in MEMC Electronic Materials.

  • Futures Rise as Apple Gains, AT&T Falls Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 7:55 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures poionted to a modest gain at the open on big news in the smartphone industry and ahead of reports on housing and consumer confidence.