Investment Strategy


  • Analyst Cuts Goldman Sachs Outlook Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 11:12 AM ET

    S&P futures dropped 6 points on the disappointing U.S. May retail sales. But it was noted that building material sales were notably weak, down 9.3 percent, which may be due to the expiration of the homebuyer tax credit. Still, motor vehicle parts were down 1.7 percent, clothing sales were also down 1.3 percent. Sales up at restaurants, sporting goods, furniture. Elsewhere this week the news has been more positive...

  • Stocks Struggle After Sentiment Boost Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 11:11 AM ET

    Stocks struggled to hold onto gains Friday after getting a boost from a better-than-expected reading on consumer sentiment.

  • Banks Must Raise Capital for Another Year: Strategist Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 10:53 AM ET

    We’re seeing the financial industry slowly recover, said James Rohr, chairman and CEO of PNC Financial Services Group, and Jimmy Dunne, senior managing principal at Sandler O’Neill. They shared their sector outlooks.

  • Gold Could Hit $1300 in Next Few Days: Strategist Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 10:18 AM ET

    Gold closed below $1,225 an ounce on Thursday as stocks rose and the euro climbed against the dollar. How should investors be trading the precious metal? Rich Ilczyszyn, senior market strategist at Lind-Waldock, and Torsten Slok, senior economist at Deutsche Bank, offered their insights.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Tech Bubble IPO Trouble Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 10:14 AM ET

    It is impossible today for small- and medium-sized technology companies to go public through IPOs with the big investment banks.

  • Weak Retail Sales Send Futures Lower Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 8:37 AM ET

    US stock index futures searched for direction Friday, as Chinese inflation quickened to a 19-month high in May and Spain denied reports that it had made a request of aid from the European Union.

  • US Economist Fears Greek Debt Default in August Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 7:52 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    Greece will eventually default on its debt because the country is highly indebted and the euro zone's approach towards saving it is the wrong one, Carl Weinberg, chief economist at High Frequency Economics, told CNBC Friday.

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    After Thursday's big rally on Wall Street, markets on Friday will turn their focus to retail sales and consumer sentiment data.

  • NYSE Says Circuit Breaker Will Be Finished Next Week Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 6:54 PM ET

    According to the NYSE, the single-stock circuit breaker rollout will be completed by Wednesday. At that time, the new circuit breaker rules will have been applied to each of the 404 NYSE-listed S&P 500 stocks.

  • I'm Buying These Mispriced Stocks: Market Pro Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 6:26 PM ET

    Stocks rose on Thursday after a drop in jobless claims and confirmation of strong Chinese exports. Are we seeing a bounceback—and how should investors approach the markets? Mark Travis, CEO of Intrepid Capital Funds, discussed his best plays.

  • Stocks Soar; Energy Powers the Rally Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 5:29 PM ET

    Stocks were higher in afternoon trading Thursday, led by energy and industrials, as encouraging economic news out of the U.S. and China fueled recovery hopes.

  • Pisani: What's up with Goldman Sachs? Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 5:00 PM ET

    What's up with Goldman Sachs? Just another indication of headline risk. Why was GS the ONLY major financial stock down today, down 3 percent to a 52-week low?

  • Sentiment Toward Europe May Be Lifting Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 4:57 PM ET

    Portugal raised about 1.5 billion euros yesterday and Spain 3.9 billion euros today in auctions that were surprisingly oversubscribed.

  • Cable Wars Over Bresnan Communications Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 4:30 PM ET

    Cable pioneers John Malone and Charles Dolan are the remaining bidders for cable television company Bresnan Communications, according to people close to the process, and there are the price will exceed eight times the company’s expected EBITDA in 2010.

  • Government Doesn't Understand Job Creation: Mark Cuban Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 4:15 PM ET
    Mark Cuban

    Mark Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks owner and well-known entrepreneur, talked about jobs, Goldman Sachs and his advice to recent college grads.

  • BofA Looking at 'Citigroup-Type of Breakup': Bove Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 2:31 PM ET
    A Bank of America trader inside the NYSE.

    Bank of America is shedding some of its foreign banks and other assets while positioning itself for a "Citigroup-type of breakup," banking analyst Dick Bove said Thursday.

  • Stocks Rally Amid Hope for Recovery; BP Rises Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 2:22 PM ET

    Stocks were higher in afternoon trading Thursday, led by energy and industrials, as encouraging economic news out of the U.S. and China fueled recovery hopes.

  • A Closer Look at Quarterly Forecasts Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 1:22 PM ET

    It is the season for economic forecasts, and I have been polled by several published surveys. Here is my response.

  • Retail investors who normally would be expected to sell in May and go away may have just skipped the selling part—and have simply gone away.

  • An Investor's Guide to the World Cup Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 1:03 PM ET
    The match ball for the opening World Cup fixture between South Africa and Mexico.

    When it comes to choosing sides for the World Cup, sporting goods companies might do well to have their own favorites.