Investment Strategy


  • Bulls Should Eye Nasdaq, DAX: Charts Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | 9:41 AM ET

    The Nasdaq 100 index is showing a "pretty good uptrend," noted Roelof van den Akker, technical analyst from ING Wholesale Banking Tuesday.

  • Coal Firm Sees Upside Options on Potential Takeovers Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | 7:57 AM ET

    Arch Coal drew upside call action yesterday as the industry continued to receive news ranging from potential takeovers to heightened demand.

  • Futures Point Down on March Lows Anniversary Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | 7:45 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open for Wall Street Monday, with investors expected to pause after last week's rally caused by better-than-expected nonfarm payrolls data.

  • Stocks End Mixed; McDonald's, RIMM Gain Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 5:37 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed Monday in tepid trading as investors took a breather after last week's rally. McDonald's and Research In Motion advanced.

  • The Nasdaq is trading at its highest level in 18 months and the one-year anniversary of the market lows is here. Is now the time to invest in technology? David Garrity, principal at GVA Research, and Roger Kay, president and founder of Endpoint Technologies, discussed their ideas.

  • Pisani: More Dividend Increases Coming Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 4:56 PM ET

    Dividends: the tide has turned; more increases are coming. February is traditionally the month with the largest number of dividend increases, and it did not disappoint. Forty-seven companies increased their dividend last month (nearly 10 percent of the S&P 500). That is the best in two years and about twice the average of the last seven years...

  • Cisco Readies New High Speed Network Tools Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 4:21 PM ET

    No pressure here, but ahead of Cisco Systems' big webcast Tuesday morning, the company itself claimed the news would "forever change the internet and its impact on consumers, businesses and governments."

  • Markets turned mixed in tepid trading on Monday. How should you position your portfolio? Tyler Vernon, chief investment officer at Biltmore Capital, and Frank Holmes, CEO and CIO at U.S. Global Investors, shared their investment strategies.

  • Small vs. Large Caps—Where to Invest: Market Pros Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 3:47 PM ET

    Small caps have been outperforming the large caps steadily over the past few months. So will the trend continue? Michael Cuggino, president and portfolio manager at Permanent Portfolio Funds, and Eric Marshall, director of research at Hodges Capital Management, shared their insights.

  • I'm 'Very Bullish' on These Ag Stocks: Analyst Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 3:22 PM ET

    I’m "very bullish" on the North American agriculture business and stocks, said Charlie Rentschler, agriculture and machinery analyst at Morgan Joseph. He shared his best stock plays.

  • Pisani: Technical Analysis Is Bullish Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 2:57 PM ET

    Seems slow, but there is underlying strength here. New highs in the Nasdaq, mid-cap, and small-cap indices. More optimism on Europe. More optimism on Europe. As we move into the anniversary of the March 2009 low, Lowry — the oldest technical analysis service — reminds us that, despite the better than 60 percent advance in the S&P 500 from the lows, there is "none of the signs usually associated with a maturing or aging advance."

  • Fast Food Stocks: Analyst's Winning Plays Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 2:47 PM ET

    Fast foods' oldest and most famous names are facing off against more upscale chains that are slashing prices to hold onto the tight-fisted consumers. So which stocks are the better buy? Jeffrey Bernstein, senior restaurant analyst at Barclays Capital, shared his insights.

  • In this commentary I will explain why I’m cautious; how I could be wrong; what’s at stake for me and my clients; and how we’re invested.

  • The major indicators are pointing to a jobs growth, said Bob Doll, vice chairman and chief equity strategist at BlackRock. He shared his market outlook.

  • Can the Volcker Rule Survive? Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 11:55 AM ET
    Paul Volker

    In a recent trip to Washington, D.C., I talked with several high-level sources about this and other issues facing Washington and Wall Street, and I believe it is unlikely that the Volcker rule as initially proposed will make it into law.

  • Markets opened higher on Monday but trading was moderate after last week's rally caused by better-than-expected jobs data. How should investors be positioned going forward? Mike Holland, chairman of Holland & Company shared his market strategies.

  • Yoshikami: Your Retirement Depends On You! Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 10:54 AM ET

    As unemployment nears 10 percent and with no end in sight for the worst downturn in the job markets since the Great Depression, a structural change is occurring in the American workforce that is forcing many of us to become more self-reliant on matters of retirement.

  • How to 'Buy American' in Europe Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 10:53 AM ET

    With the euro zone economy shrouded in uncertainty, UBS is advising clients to look at European stocks with strong exposure to the United States.

  • Pisani: Markets Up on Greece, Dubai, Portugal Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 10:40 AM ET

    Stocks are up modestly in the U.S. and Europe on word that EU members were crafting a support program for Greece (Greece has rallied some 13 percent since bottoming on February 25), and that Dubai World is (finally) in discussions on restructuring $22 billion of debt. They could put the restructuring plan to creditors this week. They've been waiting...since November.

  • Stocks Open Higher; McDonald's Leads Dow Monday, 8 Mar 2010 | 10:06 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Monday but trading was tepid as investors took a breather after last week's rally caused by better-than-expected nonfarm payrolls data.