Investment Strategy


  • Oil Supply-Side Shock Would Hurt: Economist Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 8:35 AM ET
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    There is rarely a happy ending when the price of crude jumps sharply, Stephen King, the chief economist at HSBC in London, said.

  • JPMorgan Fund in Talks to Buy 10% of Twitter Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 6:32 AM ET

    A JPMorgan fund is in talks to acquire a substantial stake in Twitter, one of the fastest-growing social networking sites.

  • Commodities Bull Market is Still in Place: Rogers Sunday, 27 Feb 2011 | 11:40 PM ET

    Legendary investor Jim Rogers says the bull market in commodities is "still in place" and has a "long way to go."

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    Even without rebellion in Libya and protests across the Middle East next week, the markets will consider Congressional testimony from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, and a long list of economic reports, including the February employment report on Friday.

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    Thursday's violent swings in oil prices put in a "blow off" top for WTI crude, and the market is in a neutral zone with a bias is to the upside, said oil analyst Mike Fitzpatrick.

  • Stocks Snap 3-Week Winning Streak Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 4:58 PM ET

    Stocks broke three consecutive sessions of losses to end higher amid light volume, led by financial and tech stocks, and as oil prices stabilized.  Intel rose, while Microsoft fell.

  • Stocks Higher, But on Pace To Fall for the Week Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    Stocks broke three consecutive sessions of losses to climb higher, led by the technology and financial stocks, as oil prices stabilized at lower levels. Boeing fell, while Wal-Mart rose.

  • A Rally, but Some Stocks Hampered by Oil Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 2:33 PM ET

    Most stocks are recovering today after a drubbing earlier in the week, but some are not...with good reason. Because if $100 oil is the new normal, there's a whole new round of cost hikes and margin squeezes coming.

  • Inflation-Hedging Plays: Companies Poised For Profit Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 2:00 PM ET

    Just because prices are going up doesn't mean your portfolio has to suffer. An inflationary environment may be difficult for a lot of companies, but there are some names that appear poised to profit.

  • Oil Will Go Down to as Little as $70 a Barrel: CEO Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 1:40 PM ET

    With much speculation about how high oil prices will go amid the unrest throughout the Middle East, one CEO told CNBC on Friday that oil will actually go down, to as little as $70 a barrel.

  • BlackRock's Doll Says Worst May Be Over Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 1:02 PM ET

    "When people don't know, they hunker down and own less risk," the equity strategist said. "If you think more of this is coming, you sell some stocks, buy some Treasurys, and buy some gold...and I wouldn't make that trade."

  • Stocks Gain, Led by Tech; AIG Sinks Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 11:36 AM ET

    Stocks came off the highs of the session but still rose after a mixed batch of economic news, but as oil prices stabilized at lower levels. Intel gained, while Wal-Mart stumbled.

  • Options Market Sees Oil Under $115 Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 10:58 AM ET

    Oil prices have seen wild moves in recent days amid increasing violence in the Mideast, but the options market is telling us the roller-coaster ride may be over.

  • Stocks to Watch: Wells Fargo, Fifth Third and More ... Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 10:56 AM ET
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    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Disappointing GDP Revision Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 9:47 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Friday, even after the second estimate for Q4 GDP, at 2.8 percent, came in well below expectations of 3.3 percent; the prior estimate was 3.2 percent. The recovery is clearly going to be slower than hoped, and joblessness is going to remain higher longer.

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    As the most volatile week in months winds down, investors are more likely to quietly square positions Friday, ahead of the weekend and month end.

  • Futures Remain Higher After GDP Revision Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 9:10 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures rose ahead of the open, although gains were pared somewhat after a lower-than-expected revision to the fourth-quarter Gross Domestic Product.

  • What's On: Boone Pickens, Oil Companies and $180 Oil Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 8:33 AM ET

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

  • Irish Voters Set to Take Revenge on Ruling Party Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 6:23 AM ET
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    Ireland goes to the polls on Friday in a general election expected to sweep the ruling coalition from power – the first defeat for a eurozone government since the onset of the debt crisis.

  • US Will Be the World's Third Largest Economy: Citi Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 4:19 AM ET

    The world is going to become richer and richer as developing economies play catch up over the coming years, according to Willem Buiter, chief economist at Citigroup.