Investment Strategy


  • Predictions for 2010-A Mixed Bag Monday, 4 Jan 2010 | 9:19 AM ET

    Most European exchanges are up about 1 percent (but China closed down 1 percent), commodities are strong, with metals up 2 percent across the board. Oil over $80.

  • Charts: India, Not China Is Safest Emerging Market Monday, 4 Jan 2010 | 8:03 AM ET

    The long-term investment trend is definitely pointing toward Asia, but China may not be the best opportunity in the region while India could be a safer bet, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • Futures Start 2010 Higher as Dollar Drops Monday, 4 Jan 2010 | 7:55 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street in the first day of the year. Stocks finished up a 2009 that was wildly volatile and unpredictable, but ultimately wound up seeing the biggest annual advances for stocks since 2003. 

  • Higher Rates? Here's How To Invest Monday, 4 Jan 2010 | 3:01 AM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Sunday cracked the door open a bit more to the idea of raising interest rates to pop potential bubbles, reinforcing the view that rates are set to go up before 2010 bows out.

  • Already, the political momentum to force meaningful changes has ebbed as banks returned to profits and bonuses last year, and broke free of government control, the NY Times reports.

  • Why IRAs Are Better Than 401(k)s Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 6:38 PM ET

    Flexibility and low fees – just to name a couple of reasons.

  • Doubling Down On Your 401(k) Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 6:38 PM ET

    Don’t be a passive investor. Use market downturns to boost your retirement funds.

  • Invest for Retirement, Don’t Save Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 6:37 PM ET

    There is such a thing as being too cautious when it comes to financial planning.

  • What Not to Do With Your 401(k) Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 6:36 PM ET

    Every financial planner tells you to have one, but they never tell you what to do with it.

  • 3 Must-Haves Before Building Wealth Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 6:35 PM ET

    Cramer explains a few moral imperatives every potential investor needs to know.

  • Stock Pickers: Buy Global Firms to Capture Returns Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 5:08 PM ET

    Which stocks should you be adding to your portfolio in the new year? Global companies are the best way to capture returns, says Ronald Weiner, president and CEO of RDM Financial Group, and Derek Rollingson, portfolio manager at ICON Energy Funds.

  • Berkshire Hathaway far outperforms the benchmark S&P 500 stock index during the decade of the 2000s.  Despite managing a gain for 2009, however, Berkshire underperforms the S&P for 2009, breaking Warren Buffett's three-year winning streak.

  • Gold Still Has Upside Potential: Commodities Analyst Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 4:14 PM ET

    Gold prices have surged almost 25 percent this year—hovering around $1,100 an ounce. Will gold's bull run continue in 2010? Jim Steel, chief commodities analyst at HSBC, shared his insight.

  • Stocks Close on Sour Note; Up  20% For Year Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 4:01 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks looks set to start the last day of 2009 with a slight gain, although volume could be thin with many investors looking to pop the champagne corks early.

  • Week's Bond Auctions Show Lingering Need for Safety Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 2:41 PM ET
    Treasury Building

    A belief that economic tumult has not completely passed and that the Federal Reserve is unlikely to make any dramatic rate moves has unexpectedly driven investors into Treasury auctions this week.

  • Casino Stocks: 'Lucky 7' Picks & Pans? Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 2:28 PM ET

    It’s been a volatile year for casino stocks, but the S&P gaming and casino index is up 55 percent year to date. How should investors play? Robert LaFleur, gaming, lodging and leisure analyst at Susquehanna Financial Group, and Joseph Graff, senior hotel and gaming analyst at JPMorgan, shared their stock picks and pans.

  • Don't Fear Inflation — Fear This: Strategists Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 1:46 PM ET

    Markets edged lower on the final trading day of a wild 2009. John Merrill, founder and CIO of Tanglewood Wealth Management, and Andrew Kanaly, chairman of Kanaly Trust Company, shared their market strategies.

  • Hirschhorn: Fighting Trader Trepidation Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 12:15 PM ET

    The theme for this week and probably for the next few months is “trader trepidation.” Here are three reasons why.

  • To Team Closing Bell 2009! Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 12:09 PM ET

    What a year! 2009 will soon be in the record books and for Team Closing Bell, it's been one of the busiest years ever. I have to thank my teammates - who have worked countless hours to produce some of the best content on CNBC.

  • Stocks Lower in Broad Selloff; Banks Gain Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 12:04 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks looks set to start the last day of 2009 with a slight gain, although volume could be thin with many investors looking to pop the champagne corks early.