Investment Strategy


  • Stocks Pull Off 1.8% Gain for Week Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 5:42 PM ET

    Stocks slipped Friday, but ended off their earlier lows, amid disappointment in the July jobs report. Still, stocks managed to finish solidly higher for the week.

  • Markets at a Crossroad: Two Top Execs Square Off Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 4:45 PM ET

    "The market is telling you that we are going to have a slow growth" for a long time, Jeff Kronthal, Co-CIO of KLS Diversified told CNBC.  But not everyone agrees the outlook is bleak: "there's something good going on and its on the income statement side," Jerome Castellini, President of CastleArk Management said.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Earnings season is over, the jobs market has shown virtually no signs of improvement, and investors continue flocking to safety. So what, if anything, is there to make stocks go higher?

  • Stocks Tumble, Led by Banks; Kraft Gains Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 3:10 PM ET

    Stocks were sharply lower Friday after a second straight drop in payrolls increased expectations of a slow economic recovery. Financials led the decline. Kraft rose.

  • Markets to Stay 'Very Volatile': Stock Picker Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 1:35 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply on Friday after the monthly US emplyment report showed more jobs were lost in July than expected. Stuart Freeman, chief equity analyst at Wells Fargo Advisors, and Jeffrey Saut, chief investment strategist at Raymond James, discussed their insights.

  • Nordic American Tanker Shipping reported earnings on Friday that showed the firm rebounded from losses a year-ago, helped by its expanded fleet as it saw sport-market rates improve year-over-year. Herbjorn Hansson, CEO of Nordic American Tanker Shipping shared his analysis and insights on his company.

  • Gale International’s Songdo City in Korea

    Over the next ten years, 700 million people will be urbanized. We have an opportunity and a need like never before to deploy smart digital infrastructures that can transform our nation and spur global economies.

  • Dollar, Commodities Hit by Jobs Report Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 12:21 PM ET

    S&P futures initially dropped about 10 points following a very poor non-farm payrolls report. July payrolls fell 131,000, more than double the 60,000 decline expected by economists. Government job losses were particularly notable. The key reading of private sector jobs also disappointed the Street (gain of 71,000 vs. gain of 83,000 consensus).

  • Techonomy Takeaways: Big Ideas from Innovators Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 11:41 AM ET
    Bill Gates at the Techonomy Conference.

    Six innovators and thought leaders, including Bill Gates and Larry Page, share thoughts and ideas about privacy, social media and the American dream.

  • Dollar Will Weaken, 3 Sectors Will Rule: Strategists Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 11:15 AM ET

    Stocks slipped Friday after the US government report showed more jobs were lost last month than expected. Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial, and David Spika, VP and investment strategist at WHG Funds, discussed their insights.

  • Coughlin: Boomers Driving and Demanding Innovation Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 10:38 AM ET
    Retired couple

    Baby Boomers want to live longer and to live better. The convergence of Boomer expectations and technology is forging a disruptive force that will improve life tomorrow for everyone.

  • The global nature of today's infrastructure has enabled European firms to make tremendous inroads. European banks might have it right this time, and here's why.

  • Jobs Concerns Dominate Techonomy Conference Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 8:49 AM ET

    This is a jobless recovery. That's the consensus among the executives and entrepreneurs here, who say improving employment is their #1 priority.

  • Analyst Watch: Carry Killer Small-Caps Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 8:36 AM ET

    Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Friday.

  • What's On: Employment, Small But Feisty Stocks Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 8:08 AM ET

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

  • Traders Turn Bearish on Annaly Capital Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 8:04 AM ET

    Annaly Capital Management reported earnings last week, and the bears have been running the show ever since.

  • Would more people be working if they didn't get them? Share your opinion.

  • Forgotten Indicators Are Flashing Danger: Economist Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 6:23 AM ET

    Despite statements from officials and analysts that a double-dip recession will not hit the US, there are some little-watched indicators that are pointing to a downturn in the economy, David Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist at Gluskin Sheff, said in a market commentary note.

  • Reforming the way governments spend money could unleash a second wave of disinflation that will boost the private sector, according to Nick Carn, global investment strategist at Odey Asset Management.

  • Out of Work

    Economists expect the July employment report to show a loss of 65,000 jobs and a slightly higher unemployment rate of 9.6 percent.