Investment Strategy


  • Futures Gain on Obama Speech, Boeing Weighs Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 8:09 AM ET
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    Stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday as investors gear up for the Federal Reserve’s policy statement and turn more bullish on remarks made by President Obama in his State of the Union address.

  • What's On: Stock Buybacks, Home Sales and Oil Inventory Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 7:57 AM ET

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

  • Drinking Up Davos With Coca-Cola Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 6:16 AM ET
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    It has been 125 years since the first icy-cold coke was served. And today, CEO Muhtar Kent outlined key initiatives the company is taking to keep Coke as one of the most recognized and successful companies throughout the globe.

  • Business Sees the Devil in the Policy Details Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 5:31 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Business responses to President Obama’s State of the Union address reflected praise for his rhetorical commitment to “winning the future” and his support for innovation, education and infrastructure, while raising concerns about the details of his policy proposals, reports the Financial Times.

  • Wednesday Look Ahead: Markets to Weigh Fed, Obama Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 2:04 AM ET

    President Obama's State of the Union address and the Fed's Wednesday afternoon statement should both play up the improving U.S. economy.

  • IBM Whipsaw Shows Market-Wide Structural Problem Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 5:52 PM ET

    Just after 3pm ET, the Dow Industrials rocketed up over 50 points, then came down 40 points, all on...nothing. Well, not nothing — it appears to be another feature of our strange trading system.

  • Fed Likely Won't Back Off Easing Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 5:22 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The Fed Wednesday is likely to give a nod to an accelerating U.S. economy but also make clear that the improvement is not strong enough to end its easing policies.

  • Fed Will Give a Nod to Economic Growth Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 5:09 PM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    The Fed Wednesday is likely to give a nod to an accelerating U.S. economy but also make clear that the improvement is not strong enough to end its easing policies.

  • Stocks Shave Losses in Final Minutes to End Flat Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 5:07 PM ET

    Stocks trimmed losses in the final hour of trading to end flat amid mixed earnings and economic news, and ahead of the President's State of the Union speech tonight.  AmEx and Bank of America fell, while Wal-Mart rose.

  • Stocks Ease Losses Before Close; Techs Rise Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 4:33 PM ET

    Stocks trimmed losses but remained down as technology stocks turned around following a handful of weak earnings reports from major Dow components and on the heels of mixed economic news, and ahead of the President's State of the Union speech tonight.

  • The best conservative, long-term value stock is American Tower, the global provider of wireless and broadcast towers, Gerald Kaminsky, money manager of Neuberger Berman, and father to Gary Kaminsky, told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • J&J 'Disaster' Unfolding Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    At heart, J&J is a simple story because there are only 3 segments: Consumer (about 26 percent of sales), Pharmaceutical (about 36 percent), and Medical Devices/Diagnostics (about 38%)...

  • Twitter Hedge Fund Delays Launch Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 2:49 PM ET

    Derwent originally planned a February launch date for its Absolute Return Fund, which will base its holdings and strategy on data mined from Twitter, but says he is now targeting a more realistic April 1 timetable.

  • Risk Trade Is Back: Bank of America Exec Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 2:10 PM ET

    "The risk trade is back in the market. Last year where we were focused mainly on recapitalizing and fortifying balance sheets, this year the risk trade has moved into some of the growth names...investors will look to the IPO market to generate some alpha in there portfolio," Cummings said.

  • Earnings Reveal Creeping Inflation Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 1:44 PM ET

    Coach, for example, reported terrific comp stores sales (up 12.6 percent!) but leather and labor costs are up, and gross margins are flat. How serious are the cost pressures?

  • Market Pullback Coming in February: Citi's Levkovich Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 12:34 PM ET

    The market is up roughly 3 percent in January, but expect stocks to consolidate in February, warned Tobias Levkovich, chief U.S. equity strategist at Citi.

  • Bankruptcy Would Disrupt Market: Illinois Treasurer Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 12:25 PM ET

    As Illinois battles with the country’s second-largest budget deficit—some $13 billion—its treasurer, Dan Rutherford, told CNBC Tuesday that bankruptcy, an idea being floated to close budget gaps, would disrupt the bond market and break trust with vendors who do business with the state.

  • Dow 12,000? January Effect? Don't Believe All the Hype Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 11:58 AM ET
    Traders at the New York Stock Exchange

    The notion that January sets the investing tone for the year has been a less-than-reliable tool lately, something to keep in mind as the market prepares to break another psychological barrier.

  • The market is due for a correction in the near-term, but use the opportunity to buy, as stocks will soon rebound thereafter, according to chief technical strategists Ryan Detrick of Scaheffer’s Investment Research and Mark Arbeter at S&P.

  • Stocks Slump, Led by Energy; Verizon Gains Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 11:51 AM ET

    Stocks slumped modestly despite an unexpected jump in consumer confidence, and amid a slew of big earnings releases, a day after the Dow reached new highs.