Investment Strategy


  • What's On: Employment, Small But Feisty Stocks Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 8:08 AM ET

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

  • Traders Turn Bearish on Annaly Capital Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 8:04 AM ET

    Annaly Capital Management reported earnings last week, and the bears have been running the show ever since.

  • Would more people be working if they didn't get them? Share your opinion.

  • Forgotten Indicators Are Flashing Danger: Economist Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 6:23 AM ET

    Despite statements from officials and analysts that a double-dip recession will not hit the US, there are some little-watched indicators that are pointing to a downturn in the economy, David Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist at Gluskin Sheff, said in a market commentary note.

  • Reforming the way governments spend money could unleash a second wave of disinflation that will boost the private sector, according to Nick Carn, global investment strategist at Odey Asset Management.

  • Out of Work

    Economists expect the July employment report to show a loss of 65,000 jobs and a slightly higher unemployment rate of 9.6 percent.

  • Woman using laptop in internet cafe

    Companies are trying to figure how to use technology to accelerate growth in their business. The sectors most likely to be affected include energy, health care, and consumer markets.

  • Markets are bracing for a not-so-good July jobs report, which should show a continued sluggish recovery in private sector payrolls.

  • Goldman Faces Technology Issue With Spinoff Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 9:19 PM ET
    The Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Goldman Sachs' plan to spin off its proprietary trading business has run into an expected technology glitch that has sent the Wall Street firm scrambling to hire computer programers and project managers.

  • Alcoa boasts to be one of the most sustainable miners in the industry. Today at Techonomy the Technology/Economy Conference in Lake Tahoe, Alcoa CTO, Mohammad Zaidi, believes that technology is essential to the overall growth of the individual’s quality of life.

  • Putting Technology to Work Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 5:42 PM ET

    The founder of Sun Microsystems Bill Joy sat down with Maria Bartiromo at the Techonomy Conference in Lake Tahoe. Joy says a main focus is to use innovation to create jobs.

  • Data could be pointing to a rally ahead for consumer discretionary stocks according to Brian Belski, chief market strategist with Oppenheimer.

  • Stocks Fall Ahead of Jobs Report Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 5:02 PM ET

    Stocks ended modestly lower after an unexpected rise in initial jobless claims and disappointing July retail sales, as the market awaited the critical July employment report.

  • A wave of innovation is redefining what’s possible. From nano-scale sensors to intuitive mobile devices, we can transform the noise of the information explosion into knowledge. Information technology will be the key to harnessing and democratizing the power of information.

  • How Does Technology Change the Investment Landscape? Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 4:07 PM ET

    Duncan Niederauer, NYSE Euronext CEO, sat down with Maria Bartiromo at the "Techonomy Conference" in Lake Tahoe to talk about technological advancements and what they mean for the future of trading.

  • Under $5 Stocks at Risk of Defaulting Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 3:22 PM ET

    There are few reliable gauges to determine which companies are at a higher risk of going broke than others. The Altman Z-score is one of them. See which names "fail" this test, in a report from TheStreet.

  • HP's Vision for a More Efficient and Equitable World Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 2:51 PM ET
    HP Slate

    HP's Shane Robison says believes we'll be in a period of growth in the not-too-distant future. While population expansion is a challenge, he sees growth of the middle class as a huge  opportunity.

  • Stocks Slip After Jobless Jump; AmEx Skids Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 2:50 PM ET

    Stocks were weak Thursday after an unexpected rise in initial jobless claims and July retail sales that were mostly weak.

  • Which Firm Is 'One of the 3 Best-Run' Web Companies? Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 2:19 PM ET

    Online travel agency Priceline posted quarterly profit that beat analyst forecasts earlier this week, as bookings jumped 43 percent. So is the travel industry in the midst of a rebound? Mark Mahaney, Internet research director at Citigroup Investment Research, shared his best plays.

  • Martha Stewart Living's Retail Strategy Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 2:10 PM ET
    Charles Koppelman

    The strategy at Martha Stewart was to "trade in 1200 mediocre environments for over 6000 of the best managed retailers in the country," such as Home Depot and Petsmart —"our products speak to that," Exec Chairman said.