Investment Strategy


  • Banks, Earnings Letdown Drop Stocks 1% Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 11:40 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks edged lower at the open Friday, with investors unimpressed over earnings beats from Intel and JPMorgan Chase as well as economic readings in line with expectations.

  • Stocks edged lower Friday morning, but Bob Auer, portfolio manager at Auer Growth Fund, said investors should still be bullish on the markets. He shared his outlook, sector recommendation and favorite stock pick.

  • Markets to Peak in Late January: Strategist Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 10:48 AM ET

    Markets opened lower on Friday and Marc Pado, U.S. market strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald, speculated investors will be taking in profits ahead of the three-day weekend. What should we expect going forward? He shared his market insight.

  • Farrell: Good News For Bulls and Bears Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 9:54 AM ET

    There was news enough recently for the bulls and/or the bears and you can take your pick.

  • JPMorgan's Good and Bad News Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 9:43 AM ET

    Stock futures indicated a slightly lower open this morning after the S&P and Dow closed at new 52-week highs yesterday. Futures dipped a little following JPMorgan’s earnings report, and remained lower as the dollar rises to the highs of the week in early trading. On the dollar strength, trading lower this morning are commodity stocks.

  • More Upside Ahead For This Mining Firm: Traders Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 8:28 AM ET

    Shares of Vale are coming off of 18 month highs, but at least one trader sees more upside ahead for the Brazilian metals and mining company.

  • Futures Losses Ease on Economic Readings Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 7:33 AM ET

    A blockbuster earnings report from Intel was not enough to boost the Dow and S&P stock index futures on Friday, but there are a number of key events ahead this morning to influence investors before the opening bell rings.

  • SquawkBack Europe: Beware the Clawback Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 6:00 AM ET

    Whereas the global regulatory and political powers-that-be made a good job of feigning coordination in their collective panic-button-pushing stimulus at the height of the financial crisis, it seems that it’s everyone for themselves in the scramble to punish the perceived perpetrators.

  • Food Shortages Coming, Buy Commodities: Jim Rogers Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 4:48 AM ET
    Wheat Fields

    The financial crisis is likely to lead to food shortages in a few years because the agriculture sector is in dire need of funds, legendary investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Friday.

  • Look Ahead: Awaiting JPMorgan and Inflation Data Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | 9:41 PM ET
    A New York Stock Exchange trader.

    With Intel delivering a home run with its after-the-bell earnings, the pressure now shifts to JPMorgan, which is on deck to report its fourth-quarter earnings Friday.

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average is currently trading near 10,700, but Jeff Hirsch, editor at Stock Traders Almanac told investors that the index could reach 15,000 by 2011. He shared his insights.

  • A Late-Day Rally Repeat for the Markets Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | 4:04 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Wall Street staged another late-day rally as investors were undeterred by a weak picture in the jobs market and retail, as well as a government move to punish bailed-out bankers.

  • S&P 500 is sitting near 15 month highs, but why doesn't it feel that way? We have continued the slow drift higher that began (again) in November, but outside of that little has changed: still no pickup in volume or volatility. Here's what active traders said about it...

  • Expect Dow 11,500-13,000 This Summer: Strategist Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | 2:58 PM ET

    Markets are digesting mixed economic data over weakness in the jobs market, retail and government efforts to punish bailed-out bankers. Will stocks prove to be resilient and go higher? Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital and Andrew Kanaly, chairman of Kanaly Trust Company weighed in.

  • The Dow has rallied more than 60 percent since the March lows, but about half of the stocks in the blue chip index have lagged. Should you buy the laggards now? David Katz, chief investment officer of Matrix Asset Advisors, shared his view.

  • 3 Dividend Stocks for the Next 3-5 Years: Strategist Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | 12:54 PM ET

    Markets rose slightly on Thursday despite disappointments in jobs and retail sales. How should investors be positioned in this type of environment? Keith Goddard, president of Capital Advisors, shared his insights.

  • Zell on Housing: Worst is Over Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | 12:30 PM ET

    Billionaire and famed real estate investor Sam Zell, Founder & Chairman of Equity Group Investments joined Maria Bartiromo for a " CNBC Exclusive" interview on Wednesday.

  • Earnings season kicked off this week and investors are waiting to hear results from tech giant Intel after the closing bell today. How important is earnings to the markets? Ted Parrish, co-portfolio manager of Henssler Equity Fund shared his view.

  • Bama's Autographed Football Walks Fine Line Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | 11:38 AM ET
    2009 National Championship Commemorative Replica Team Signature Football

    There's a fine line between commercialism and exploitation, especially when college athletes are involved. And Alabama's latest offering can certainly be considered questionable at best.

  • 2 Tech Stocks That'll Make You Money: Manager Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | 11:02 AM ET

    Markets closed higher on Wednesday, led by financial and technology stocks. How should investors position their portfolios for the rest of the year? Tom Forester, portfolio manager at Forester Value Fund and Dean Curnutt, president of Macro Risk Advisors shared their insights.