Investment Strategy


  • Farr: Luck of the Irish? Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 11:10 AM ET

    This week's market action has left a lot to be desired. But given everything that is going on, we should probably be thankful. After falling some 4-5% from its recent highs, the S&P 500 remains in positive territory for the year.

  • Japanese Big Caps Rise on Careful Optimism Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 10:29 AM ET

    As the Tokyo Electric Power began throwing everything at the reactor problem, Japanese big cap stocks like Sony (SNE) and Panasonic (PC) have been rising (Sony is down nearly 20 percent in the past week), as have big miners like BHP Billiton (BBL) and Rio Tinto (RIO), which are up 3 or 4 percent.

  • Greenberg: The Next Chinese Stock ‘Story’ (Updated) Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 10:25 AM ET

    Announcements of proposed deals appear to be designed more as a way to spark interest in a deal.

  • Greenberg: New Netflix Rival Flooded with Customers Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 10:09 AM ET

    After reading David Pogue’s excellent piece this morning in the New York Times on Zediva, a new rival to Netflix, I went to the website to check out who is behind the company.

  • Futures Rise After Jobless Claims, CPI Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 9:22 AM ET
    CNBC - Disaster in Japan - Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    U.S. stock index futures gained after news that jobless claims dropped to 385,000 and consumer inflation was in line with expectations.

  • 'Business-Friendly Bahrain' Disappears; Ex-Pats Exit Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 8:38 AM ET
    Passengers line up for flights out of Bahrain at the country's airport March 17.

    "A sense of calm with an undercurrent of mild panic," is how one Bahraini described the scene at Bahrain International Airport Thursday morning,after the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) cleared the country's Pearl Roundabout area of anti-government protestors, killing at least three people.

  • What's On: Global Markets, Earnings and Outperformers Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 8:35 AM ET

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

  • Stocks to Claw Back Some Lost Ground Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 6:35 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to sharp gains for Wall Street Thursday as the market clawed back from a steep selloff Wednesday when the S&P 500 erased all its year-to-date gains amid concerns over the impact of Japan’s nuclear crisis.

  • Five Things We're Watching: March 17, 2011 Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 4:05 AM ET
    An official in a full radiation protection suit scans an evacuated elderly woman with a geiger counter to check radiation levels in Koriyama city in Fukushima prefecture.

    Here's what you should be watching Thursday, March 17.

  • Stocks Plunge to 2011 Lows on Japan Crisis Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 4:56 PM ET
    CNBC - Disaster in Japan - Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    Stocks fell to the lows of the year on Wednesday in a volatile session driven by fears stemming from Japan's nuclear crisis. IBM and GE led the blue-chip index lower.

  • Stocks Tumble Ahead of Close in Choppy Trade Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 3:57 PM ET
    CNBC - Disaster in Japan - Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    Stocks traded off the lows of the day, but remained sharply down in a volatile session after news reports that Tokyo Electric Power almost completed a power line that could restore electricity to the stricken nuclear power plant and potentially solve the immediate crisis.  IBM and GE led the Dow lower.

  • Market Chaos Tests ETFs     Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 3:35 PM ET

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg takes a look at how ETFs and solar stocks have performed during the recent chaos around the world.

  • Dow Rallies 100 Points on Japan Power Line Report Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 3:26 PM ET
    CNBC - Disaster in Japan - Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    AP is reporting that Tokyo Electric Power has almost completed a new power line that could restore electricity to the crippled nuclear power plants.

  • Fear Bull Market, Or Fear Bubble? Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 3:23 PM ET

    Fear is in a bull market. The VIX, which measures prices for puts and is often called the "fear index," jumped 26% today and hit the the same it did the day Lehman filed for bankruptcy.

  • Stop Trading! Listen to Cramer     Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 2:27 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his views on the markets.

  • Uranium Stocks Hit Hard by Japan Nuclear Crisis Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 2:02 PM ET

    Shares of uranium mining companies are down significantly because of the Japanese nuclear emergency, sparked by last week's earthquake and tsunami.

  • Greenberg: ETFs Pass Chaos Test (So Far) Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 12:17 PM ET

    One big worry about ETFs is the impact of an unusually stressful event.

  • Stocks Trim Losses; Energy Rises, IBM Falls Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 11:57 AM ET

    Stocks trimmed losses after investors learned a European energy chief didn't have material information about the situation in Japan before saying the crisis was "out of control."

  • How Do You Model for a Serious Nuclear Accident? Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 11:55 AM ET

    It may astonish some that the Dow dropped 130 points on a comment from the EU's energy chief that the nuclear situation in Japan was out of control (a remark he apparently made overnight). Some are calling it irresponsible.

  • Greenberg: When to Ignore the Shorts Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 11:06 AM ET

    It’s foolhardy to ignore warnings of short-sellers; still, in the wake of a Green Mountain, several lessons (with the caveat that there are exceptions to every rule).

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