Investment Strategy


  • Stocks End Narrowly Mixed Ahead of GM IPO Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 5:07 PM ET
    The New GM

    Stocks ended mixed after trading in a tight range for most of the session Wednesday as continued uncertainties with the global economy weighed on investors, ahead of General Motors highly anticipated initial public offering. Home Depot fell, while McDonald's rose.

  • Stocks Continue to Waver Ahead of Close Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 3:54 PM ET
    The New GM

    Stocks turned negative after trading within a tight range for most of the session Wednesday as continued uncertainties with the global economy weighed on investors. Home Depot fell, while Merck rose.

  • Greenberg: China's Rino Runs Into Trouble And A Selloff Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 3:53 PM ET
  • Fed Could Harm Global Markets: TrimTabs CEO Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 3:05 PM ET
    An Indian stock broker looks worried as he watches the screen in Mumbai, India.

    The Federal Reserve’s plan to buy $600 billion in long-term securities before the middle of next year will be certain to keep stock prices elevated, but Charles Biderman, chief executive of TrimTabs Investment Research, worries the Fed will end up harming financial markets worldwide.

  • For the Markets, Fed Stimulus Has Become Yesterday's News Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 2:09 PM ET
    A trader at the New York Stock Exchange.

    "The focus has shifted from QE2," says one market pro. "QE2 was supposed to send the dollar down. Instead it's going up. Interest rates were supposed to go down. Instead they've gone up."

  • Greenberg: Mining the Muni Bond Mess Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 1:35 PM ET
    US $100 banknote and a compass

    Muni-bond funds of all types have been taking a drubbing, and the weakness continues.

  • GM's IPO Likely to Price at $33 a Share, Top of Range Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 12:57 PM ET
    Jon Lauckner, General Motors' Vice President of Global Product Planning, speaks at the Detroit Hamtramck Assembly Plant. GM announced that they will invest $336 million to build the new Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle at the plant.

    Unless stock markets move sharply this afternoon, GM shares are likely to be priced at $33 apiece later Wednesday—the top of their announced range—as part of the company’s IPO, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

  • These Firms to See 'Double-Digit Growth' in 5 Years Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 12:56 PM ET

    Stocks struggled for direction Wednesday following a handful of economic data that confirmed slow growth in the economy. Susan Fulton, president and co-founder of FBB Capital Partners and Mike Holland, chairman of Holland & Company shared their best plays.

  • Gold to Fall 25-30% in 18 Months: Stock Picker Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 12:16 PM ET

    Gold prices eased near $1,336 an ounce on Wednesday as talk of a Chinese rate rise pressured commodities. How should you be investing in gold right now? Tom O’Brien, editor at The Gold Report, and Will Rhind, strategic director at ETF Securities, shared their outlooks.

  • Stocks Trade in Narrow Band; Merck Rises Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 11:36 AM ET

    Stocks were slightly higher but trading in a narrow band after a batch of economic data confirmed slow growth in the U.S. economy and as traders awaited more clarity concerning a potential bailout of Ireland's banks. Merck rose, while Home Depot fell.

  • Europe Woes Give US Buying Opportunity: 5-Star Manager Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 11:09 AM ET

    Stocks were trading mixed Wednesday as Ireland discusses a bailout with the EU and Britain pledged support to help the struggling country. What should equity investors do? James Moffett, portfolio manager at Scout International Fund shared his insights.

  • Stocks to Watch: Costco, First Solar and More ... Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 10:59 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Dollar Drops—But Don't Thank Ireland Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 10:44 AM ET

    Despite continuing lack of clarity over in Europe related to Irish debt situation and weakness extending in China’s stock market (Shanghai Composite down another 2 percent today after falling 4 percent yesterday), US futures were slightly higher heading into the open today.

  • New York Stock Exchange

    Days like today make traders wish they had flattened up and taken a seat on the bench rather than play and watch their year-long returns evaporate in hours.

  • Futures Still Higher After Inflation, Housing News Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 9:17 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures remained higher ahead of the open Wednesday after news that inflation remains tame, but housing starts were weak, as investors looked ahead to a massive stock offering from General Motors.

  • What's On: GM's IPO, Shopping Stocks and CEO of Rio Tinto Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 8:34 AM ET

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

  • General Motors drives its massive IPO to market Wednesday, against a backdrop of worry about a China-led slowdown and the possible bailout of Ireland.

  • Stocks End Sharply Down Amid Euro Zone Woes Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 4:29 PM ET

    Stocks closed substantially weaker Tuesday, although off the lows of the session, as investors focused on the European Union's efforts to address Ireland's debt troubles and inflation in China. Travelers fell, while Home Depot rose.

  • Stocks Sink Before Close Amid Euro Zone Woes Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 3:54 PM ET

    Stocks remained substantially weaker ahead of the close Tuesday as investors focused on the European Union's efforts to address Ireland's debt troubles and inflation in China.  Travelers fell, while Home Depot rose.

  • Honeywell took a bold step today when it changed its pension accounting, going going to the sometimes controversial (but generally preferred by accounting types) mark-to-market accounting.