Investment Strategy


  • Valuations Reasonable; Japan Looks 'Cheap': Strategist Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 6:10 AM ET

    We're in a cyclical bull market with equity valuations hovering at reasonable levels, said Ajay Kapur, global strategist at Mirae Asset Securities.

  • Goldman Sachs

    Investors are shifting focus to Goldman Sachs' potential for huge profits in its Tuesday morning report, which will likely overshadow the government's civil fraud case against the Wall Street firm.

  • George Soros Talking the Euro to ‘Death’ Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 2:31 AM ET
    ** FILE ** Euro coins fall out of the hands of a person in Frankfurt, central Germany, Feb. 4, 2007. The euro set an all-time high against the dollar Friday, April 27, 2007, buying US$1.3682 as fears about a U.S. economic slowdown mounted amid signs of weak growth. L(AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    The billionaire investor said he believes that Germany’s insistence on an interest rate of 5 percent for the aid package has compromised the rescue because it would water down its impact.

  • As the SEC's fraud accusation against Goldman Sachs unfolds, some investors are more confused than ever. But Kelly Campbell, chief investment officer of fixed income at Campbell Wealth Management and Jeff Hussey of Russell Investment Group still see "great things" in the current market—if you shop carefully.

  • Goldman Needs to Fix Its Battered Image: Experts Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 6:18 PM ET

    No matter what happens with the securities-fraud case against Goldman Sachs , the firm needs to concentrate on shoring up its tarnished image, two experts told CNBC.

  • Phony Rally? What You Should Know Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 5:22 PM ET

    A phony rally? This is why pros do not like the Dow: As of this writing, the Dow has moved 60 points in the past 45 minutes, it is now up 40 points for the day, but wait a minute: there are 2 stocks declining for every 1 advancing at the NYSE!

  • Dow Gains as SEC Vote Boosts Goldman Shares Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 5:20 PM ET

    The Dow pulled off a gain Monday as Goldman Sachs shares finished higher following news that the SEC vote to sue was close — raising doubt that the charges will stick. Citigroup jumped 7 percent after blowing past earnings forecasts.

  • SEC Split on Goldman Vote Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 5:11 PM ET

    Word that the SEC vote to sue Goldman Sachs was 3-2, right along party lines (first reported by Bloomberg), came out a bit after 2pm ET and helped lift Goldman and the overall market.

  • The securities fraud case brought against Goldman Sachs could be both a "witch hunt" and a "legitimate case of regulatory authority," former New York governor and attorney general Eliot Spitzer told CNBC Monday.

  • Are Small Investors Doomed on Wall Street? (Video) Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 3:38 PM ET

    Is the deck stacked against small investors? Following the SEC's fraud charges against Goldman Sachs, more individual players seem to think so. Paul Schatz, president and chief investment officer of Heritage Capital, and Jason Pride, director of investment strategy at Glenmede, share their insights with CNBC.

  • CNBC's Maria Bartiromo has obtained a Goldman Sachs memo sent to clients last night and today, responding to Friday's SEC's fraud charges.

  • 3 Clear Risks to Banks Now Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 2:43 PM ET

    Banks mostly flat, with modest weakness in the larger regional banks. It's a good sign: the Bank Index (BKX) rallied almost 25 percent from the February low to the high last Thursday, and declined only 3 percent on Friday. There are three clear risks...

  • What Citigroup Needs to Stay Profitable Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 12:28 PM ET

    Citigroup earnings on Monday provided more evidence that the large financials may be turning a corner. Anton Schutz, president of Mendon Capital, shared his insights on the results.

  • S&P to Hit 1500 in 'Next Seven Quarters' Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 11:45 AM ET

    Stocks pushed higher on Monday after a more-than-expected rise in leading indicators and strong earnings from Citigroup. Fritz Meyer, senior market strategist at Invesco AIM and Linda Duessel, equity market strategist at Federated Investors shared their market outlooks.

  • Citi Looks 'Good' Now — But Watch Out for JPMorgan Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 11:08 AM ET

    Citigroup shares rose as the financial giant reported a $4.43 billion first-quarter profit on Monday as losses from bad loans declined. Chris Whalen, senior vice president and managing director at Institutional Risk Analytics shared his insights on the earnings results.

  • Stocks Rise After Jump in Leading Indicators Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 10:56 AM ET

    Stocks pushed higher Monday after a sharper-than-expected rise in leading indicators and an earnings beat from Citigroup.

  • Despite Goldman, Earnings STILL a Good Sign Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 10:21 AM ET

    Negotiations over Greece's debt crisis have been delayed...because the airspaces have been closed due to the Iceland volcanic eruption. AND: Don't let the Goldman story, as important as it is for some financial firms, distract you from the main story: earnings are getting better.

  • Videogame Retailer Sees Upside Options Activity Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 7:57 AM ET

    GameStop is attracting upside option activity following some notable endorsements in recent days.

  • Bove: Goldman Case Weak, but Risky for System Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 7:56 AM ET

    Veteran financial analyst Dick Bove, with Rochdale Securities, sent out a research report Monday morning calling the SEC’s case against Goldman Sachs weak, but says the events of Friday could be setting the stage for another financial system collapse.

  • Futures Fall on Banking, Greece Worries  Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 6:23 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were lower ahead of the open Monday as investors were still reeling from Friday's news that the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Goldman Sachs with fraud, with banks leading European indexes lower.