Investment Strategy


  • Even as the US market continues to rally, many institutional investors are trimming their US holdings and putting more money in foreign stocks—especially those in emerging markets.

  • Dow Up 100 Points, Led by Disney Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 1:13 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks clawed higher Friday as solid earnings from Disney and JCPenney helped offset worries about a drop in consumer sentiment. It was a wobbly morning but by midday, the  Dow was up more than 100 points, or 1 percent.

  • Torre & NY Yankees Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 1:09 PM ET
    Maria with Joe Torre

    Joe Torre is still well loved in New York. Torre is in the big apple this week, holding the seventh annual Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation Gala.

  • Prep Your Portfolio for Next Week: Stock Pickers Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 12:34 PM ET

    Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions and CNBC market analyst and Kim Caughey, VP and senior equity analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group told how investors can prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.

  • Today's Drivers: Retail and Tech Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 12:09 PM ET

    Retail and tech spending appear to be showing modest boosts, and that has been a major driver of stocks.

  • Art Cashin: Why Markets Face 'Enormous' 1-Day Swings Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 11:06 AM ET

    The U.S. dollar rose on Thursday as policymakers around the world warned the economic recovery was fragile. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his insights on the greenback and the stock markets.

  • Stocks Claw Higher, Led by Disney Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 11:06 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks wobbled Friday as investors juggled a drop in consumer confidence against solid earnings from Disney and JCPenney. They started the day higher, then retreated, then made another push higher.

  • India or China: Which Is the Better Place to Invest? Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 10:01 AM ET

    When both India’s Bombay Sensex and China’s Shanghai composite indices have soared about 70 percent year to date, many investors have added both markets to their A-list. But which country is a better place to invest? David Riedel, founder of Riedel Research Group and Paul Goodwin, analyst and editor for Cabot China & Emerging Markets Newsletter, shared their opinions.

  • Can Retailers Meet Those High Expectations? Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 9:37 AM ET

    Germany and France both saw their second straight quarter of growth in their GDP (0.7 and 0.3 percent, respectively) as it looks like the recession is over in Europe. Heck, even Italy posted a positive GDP!

  • What Traders Expect From This Bank Stock Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 7:36 AM ET

    PrivateBancorp is trying to rebound from a gut-wrenching selloff, but traders have other ideas.

  • Futures Edge Higher, Retailers in Focus Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 5:48 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Thursday's losses notwithstanding, Wall Street's major averages enter the Friday session with a chance to finish off their second consecutive week of gains.

  • Market Tips: Be Brave and Fully Invested Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 5:20 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Global stocks were mixed Friday as the dollar eased from gains made the previous day. Experts told CNBC investors with a longer-term time horizon should stay fully invested.

  • A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange executes a trade with his NYSE E-Broker.

    The so-called 'risk trade', where the dollar moves lower while risk assets like stocks and commodities move higher, may be unwinding. Retail earnings season continues with JC Penny reporting.

  • Dow Snaps Winning Streak; JDS, AMD Soar Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 5:34 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks struggled Thursday as investors juggled a weak holiday outlook from Wal-Mart and a drop in jobless claims. Techs clawed higher, with huge gains in JDS Uniphase and AMD.

  • Gold Is a Bad Inflation Hedge—Like Oil: Stock Picker Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 4:47 PM ET

    Gold prices hit its record high early Thursday at above $1,120, but in today’s dollars and on an inflation-adjusted basis, the precious metal is still 50 percent off its record high. So should investors still be piling into the commodity? Brent Wilsey, president at Wilsey Asset Management shared his insights.

  • Yes, Now A Genocide-Free ETF Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 4:17 PM ET

    Just when you thought you've seen every ETF you could think of...we get this: a Genocide-Free ETF.

  • US 'Actively Working' on Weaker Dollar: Fund Manager Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 4:09 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar rallied broadly on Thursday after a weekly jobless report triggered strength in the currency. Overall, the greenback has been very weak, sliding over 4 percent in the last three month. Axel Merk, manager at Merk Hard Currency Fund, shared his insights on the dollar.

  • 5-Star Manager's 5 Stocks for Changing Markets Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 3:45 PM ET

    Michael Cuggino, president and portfolio manager at Permanent Portfolio Funds, said he is "cautiously" bullish on the markets. He offered investors advice — and stock picks — to protect themselves in different economic environments.

  • Options Boil on Biotech Buyout Rumors Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 3:42 PM ET

    Cubist Pharmaceuticals is rebounding from a three-month low, and some bulls are looking for a sharp surge higher amid buyout rumors.

  • Aig Headquarters

    To much of the public, AIG is a dead company on the government dole. But to investors, it's been something completely different: a cash cow.