Investment Strategy


  • NYSE Volume Returns—Finally Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 3:25 PM ET

    Not records, but some of the best we have seen in the past two months. We will likely do north of 5 billion shares today on the consolidated NYSE tape.

  • Stock Brawl: Google Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 2:59 PM ET
    A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

    During this summer’s Google Brawl, shares were down 19% and, currently, it has a market cap of $173 billion. That’s gone up about $14 billion since August. Google is one of the largest and most well-known tech companies on earth.

  • Does Wall Street Have Fed 'On the Hook' For More Easing? Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 2:32 PM ET

    Even as doubts escalate over whether further easing measures will do any good, the Federal Reserve appears set to push forward out of obligation as much as anything else.

  • Banks Seeing 'Moderate Uptick'—Buy These: Pros Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 2:26 PM ET

    JPMorgan kicked off the major banks to report earnings Wednesday, posting a better-than-expected profit, helped by lower loan losses in its retail and credit card units. So is this the time for investors to buy banks? Matt McCormick, banking analyst and portfolio manager at Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel and Chris Kotowski, senior research analyst at Oppenheimer & Co. shared their insights.

  • Beware, Nasdaq Buyers: You're Getting Apple Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 1:27 PM ET

    The stock is up 43 percent year to date, but it has a 20 percent weighting in the Nasdaq 100...far and away the largest weighting of any stock. More importantly, it accounts for two-thirds of the gains in the Nasdaq 100 this year.

  • Stocks Add to Gains; Dow Up More Than 1% Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 11:54 AM ET

    Stocks rose at the open after a series of strong earnings reports and expectations that the Federal Reserve will act to stimulate the economy.  Apple rose above $300 a share. Chevron and JPMorgan fell.

  • 5 Credit Card Firms with 'Buy' Ratings: No. 1 Analyst Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 11:41 AM ET

    Bruce Harting, managing director of Barclays Capital, was named the top consumer finance analyst by Institutional Investors’ 2010 All-America Research Team survey Wednesday. He shared his sector outlook and best plays.

  • Will Foreclosure Mess Kill the Recovery? Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 11:31 AM ET

    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • 8 Attractive Large-Cap Dividend Picks: Strategists Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 11:12 AM ET

    It’s a great time to be in the large cap dividend stocks, said John Morris, managing partner at Crestwood Advisors, and Sarat Sethi, partner and portfolio manager at Douglas C. Lane & Associates. They shared their best plays.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Muni Bond Crisis is Overblown Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 9:34 AM ET
    State hearing room

    If you go by some recent notable analysts' reports, we are headed for a municipal bond crisis to rival the financials' collapse of 2008. This doomsday prognosis is simply overblown, and here's why.

  • The Monkey Trade: Dollar Gets Nuked, Run Up Stocks Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 9:32 AM ET

    From Asia to Europe to the Middle East, the global stock market is up anywhere from 0.5 to 1.5 percent.

  • Futures Rise After Earnings, Ex-Im Report Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 9:15 AM ET

    Stocks looked set to jump higher at the open Wednesday after better-than-expected profit from JPMorgan Chase added to the positive market sentiment.

  • What's On: JPMorgan, Bernanke Look-Ahead, Wal-Mart Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 8:14 AM ET

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

  • Will Foreclosure Mess Kill the Recovery? Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 8:02 AM ET

    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • Bailout Watchdog Probes GMAC Foreclosure Problems Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 7:10 AM ET

    A government watchdog is investigating government-owned GMAC Mortgage after a company employee admitted to approving thousands of foreclosures without reading the paperwork.

  • States Set to Unveil Joint Probe into Foreclosures Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 5:26 AM ET
    Foreclosure sign

    Up to 40 state attorneys general are preparing to launch a joint investigation into the mortgage industry over the foreclosure-document mess.

  • EPA Expected to OK More Ethanol in Gas Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 5:07 AM ET
    Fields of corn surround the Golden Grain Energy ethanol plant, in Mason City, Iowa.

    The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to raise the maximum amount of ethanol that can be blended with gasoline for vehicles manufactured since 2007.

  • Wall Street sign

    Intel and CSX earnings beats could be positive for stocks Wednesday morning, but it is J.P. Morgan earnings that traders are watching.

  • CSX Q3 Earnings: Good Sign for Transports? Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 5:49 PM ET

    Railroad giant CSX traded up nearly 3 percent after the close, sitting right at a 2-year high, beat on topline. But more importantly...