Investment Strategy


  • Pulse of Private Equity Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | 6:22 PM ET
    Steve Schwarzman

    In a rare and exclusive interview, Maria Bartiromo spoke to Steve Schwarzman this afternoon on Closing Bell. With the rally in equities since the lows of March, Schwarzman's Blackstone Group is planning to list up to eight companies and sell at least five others.

  • Best Sector Plays for 2010: Citi's Levkovich Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | 5:52 PM ET

    As the year draws closer to an end, investors are looking ahead to new investment strategies for 2010. Tobias Levkovich, chief U.S. equity strategist at Citigroup, shared his outlook.

  • Dow Ekes Out a Gain, Led by Microsoft Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | 5:38 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks declined Tuesday, led by retailers, after weak outlooks from Home Depot and Target. Plus, investors were parsing a slew of Fed comments.

  • Have Retailers Reached Their Limits? Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | 3:17 PM ET

    Retailers: are we reaching the limits of cost cutting? Cautious comments on fourth quarter sales from Saks and Target are weighing on retailers today.

  • Markets declined on Tuesday, led by retailers. Where should investors be putting their money? Robert Carey, CIO of First Trust Advisors shared his market insight and favorite sector plays.

  • The Federal Reserve is monitoring the declining value of the dollar closely as part of its commitment to both jobs growth and price stability, said Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke on Monday. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his insights on the Fed and the markets.

  • Dow Claws Higher, Led by Microsoft Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | 1:50 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks declined Tuesday, led by retailers, after weak outlooks from Home Depot and Target. Plus, investors were parsing a slew of Fed comments.

  • The US economy and stock market are set to grow at a comparatively robust clip in the coming years—contrary to the gloomy forecasts from many economists, according to the investment arm of ING.

  • Friday marks the monthly expiration of November options, at time when markets can be especially volatile. So how can investors benefit from the volatility? Richard Sparks, senior equities analyst at Schaeffer’s Investment Research, shared his insights.

  • Core Inflation to Drift Lower: JPMorgan's Kasman Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | 1:11 PM ET

    U.S. producer prices rose more slowly than expected in October despite a rebound in food and energy costs, according to a report on Tuesday. Bruce Kasman, chief U.S. economist at JPMorgan, shared his view.

  • Stocks opened lower on Tuesday, after a sharp rally in the prior session. Where should investors be looking and how should they play the markets? David Spika, VP and investment strategist at WHG Funds and Bill Smead, CEO and CIO of Smead Capital Management shared their outlooks.

  • Stocks Slide as Market Parses Fed Comments Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | 11:51 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks declined Tuesday as investors digested a slew of Fed statements. Disappointing comments from Home Depot and a rebound in the dollar weighed on the market.

  • The Retail Mind Game Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | 11:18 AM ET

    Welcome to the retail mind game: Both Target and Saks gave cautious guidance on holiday sales.

  • The Gold Rush Is On Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | 9:30 AM ET

    It's official, the gold rush is on: the Republic of Mauritius has purchased 2 metric tons of gold from the IMF. That is one-hundredth the amount of gold that India just bought, but then again with 1.3 million people Mauritius has one-thousandth the population of India.

  • Futures Fall; Economy in Focus Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | 8:38 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    U.S. stock index futures headed for a lower open Tuesday, after ending sharply higher in the previous season, as European stocks led the declines and added to the negative sentiment.

  • Investing in Green? Don’t Buy the Hype Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | 8:26 AM ET

    Can you cash in on climate change? Barely a day passes it seems without a new green fund launch, or another ETF bundling together a collection of stocks in companies that have green credentials.

  • Will Returning Consumers Help Boost Harley-Davidson? Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | 7:45 AM ET

    Harley-Davidson looked like a runaway bike down a steep mountain not long ago, but consumers may be returning as the economy recovers and luxury spending turns more positive.

  • Charts: Dollar Index May Have Bottomed; S&P Peaked Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | 7:07 AM ET

    The dollar index appears to have bottomed out and will likely trade sideways in the short term, if not rise, Roelof van den Akker, chartist at ING Wholesale Banking, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Build Your Portfolio by Investing in Infrastructure Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | 5:44 AM ET
    Construction Highway

    As the economic slowdown peters out and recovery shoots arise, governments are still making good on their promises of infrastructure spending in their massive stimulus packages. And it may be just the time for investors to make money off these government-initiated projects.

  • Why 'Big Is Beautiful' in Emerging Markets Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | 2:40 AM ET

    Investors should focus on companies that ride on demand-growth in emerging markets, such as Wal-Mart and McDonald's, said Daphne Roth, Asia head of equity research at ABN AMRO Private Banking.