Investment Strategy


  • Stocks to Watch: Live Nation, Altria and More ... Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 11:00 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • VIX Near May Lows — But for How Long? Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 10:48 AM ET

    How long can this last? Not only is the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) down to its lowest levels since May, but the Trin has been below 1 for almost the entire 3 trading days of the current month. A Trin below 1 indicates that more volume is going to stocks on the upside versus stocks on the upside; in other words, upside momentum.

  • Morici: Obama's New Plan Won’t End Jobs Drought Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 10:29 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    With Congressional Democrats facing a November shellacking, President Obama is floating new programs to aid troubled homeowners and create jobs that will prove costly and ineffective.

  • Mark Hurd

    Hurd is 53, in his prime, and likely more energized than ever to show his worth. He has experience running a software operation in Teradata. My "Call-to-Action" is clear: watch Oracle carefully in the coming months for potential upswings after this hire.

  • Futures Point to Weak Open After Euro News Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 9:21 AM ET

    U.S. futures futures are weak ahead of the open Tuesday after a weak performance in Europe on renewed bank stress test concerns and worries over European debt.

  • What's On: Utilities, Tech and Transports Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 8:02 AM ET

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

  • Analyst Watch: The Fourth Quarter Belongs to Tech Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 7:40 AM ET

    Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Tuesday.

  • Will Market Be Higher or Lower by Year's End? Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 7:39 AM ET
    Stock Chart

    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • Soros to Donate $100 Million to Human Rights Group Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 7:00 AM ET
    George Soros

    George Soros, the billionaire investor and philanthropist, plans to announce on Tuesday that he is giving $100 million to Human Rights Watch to expand the organization’s work globally. The New York Times reports.

  • Get Out Of Gold and Stocks: Strategist Monday, 6 Sep 2010 | 5:52 AM ET

    It is time to take some risk off the table following a very strong start to September, according to Robin Griffiths, a technical strategist at Cazenove Capital in London.

  • S&P 500 May End Year at 1022: Saxo Bank Monday, 6 Sep 2010 | 4:06 AM ET

    Analysts at Denmark's Saxo Bank see tough times ahead for the markets and recommend that investors stick to bonds.

  • Cult Stocks: How to Avoid a Bad Ending Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 6:20 PM ET

    Cult stocks have been around in the financial market for as long as I can remember, says Tim Melvin. These stocks attract unusual emotions and usually have some popular new product or service that is typically described as being "game changing" or "revolutionary."  ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Stocks Close Higher For 4th Session; Banks Gain Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 5:04 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher for the fourth straight session Friday after a better-than-expected jobs report gave investors another reason to think the U.S. economy is beginning to turn around. JP Morgan rose.

  • Stocks Hold Gains Before Close; Banks Rise Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 4:10 PM ET

    Stocks were heading to the best results for a week before Labor day since 2006 after a series of economic reports gave investors reason to think the U.S. economy is beginning to turn around.  JP Morgan rose and McDonald's fell.

  • Financial stocks have taken a hit over the summer—the KBW Bank index tumbled almost 10 percent since the beginning of May. So should investors get in now? Anton Schutz, president of Mendon Capital, and Paul Miller, group head of financial services at FBR Capital Markets, shared their insights.

  • Dr. Doug: Trading Is Not a Sport Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 2:56 PM ET

    For decades Wall Street banks and hedge funds endorsed the idea that former athletes would make better traders because of the assumed similarities between sports and the markets. Here are four reasons why trading is not like sports.

  • It's a terrific recipe to have a strategic allocation in stocks. We are telling our clients to overweight large cap, high quality domestic equities and emerging market equities,  Zinman said.

  • Why Stocks Are Off Their Highs Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 1:23 PM ET

    The ISM Services index for August, at 51.5, was below expectations of a gain of 53.0. And Pres. Obama made no mention of any further tax cuts in his speech...

  • Markets Say Double Dip Less Likely Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 1:16 PM ET

    Double dip: off the table? The action of the markets — stocks, bonds, and commodities — in the past three days indicate that a double dip is far less likely. Are other issues off the table?

  • Stocks Move Higher; Telecom Slips Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 12:09 PM ET

    Stocks held gains after investors digested August jobs data that was largely better than expected, but still offered reason for concern, and news that service sector activity grew less than forecast. Verizon and AT&T fell,  Caterpillar rose.