Investment Strategy


  • CBS 'To Beat Estimates Handily', Analyst Says Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 3:56 PM ET

    "Closing Bell" will be ready yet again for earnings after the close today. CBS is set to report fourth quarter numbers. Analysts expect the broadcasting company to earn $0.43 per share, excluding one-time items, on revenue of $3.85 billion, according to Thomson Reuters.

  • Why Stocks Don't Go Down: A Primer Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 3:54 PM ET

    Why doesn't the market go down any more? That is the most common question I am asked.

  • Why Severe Winter Could Boost Owens Corning Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 3:47 PM ET

    The upside of this winter’s snowstorm after snowstorm could be more roofing jobs for contractors and more revenue for Owens Corning, which makes shingles, the company’s chairman and CEO, Michael Thaman, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Cramer: JPMorgan's Dividend Move is Worth Watching Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 3:13 PM ET

    Plus, get Cramer's take on the Airgas buyback announcement.

  • Dollar Zigs Instead of Zags Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 2:24 PM ET
    Stack of U.S. hundred-dollar bills

    News reports quoting Israel's foreign minister's claim that two Iranian warships would soon pass through the Suez Canal sent markets into a "fear trade."

  • 2011 Mutual Fund Flows: Hey, I Think We Have a Trend! Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 1:42 PM ET

    Cynics who saw inflows into U.S. equity mutual funds in January dismissed it as a fluke, convinced that...just like last year...February would once again see outflows.

  • One Factor in the Weaker Retail Sales Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 12:46 PM ET

    Traders puzzled by the weaker than expected January retail sales, reported yesterday, might have a partial answer from Deutsche Bank's Joe LaVorgna, who in a note to clients said the IRS delay in processing federal tax refunds may have been a contributor , though he notes its ultimate impact was likely minor.

  • Stocks Trim Gains Amid Iran Concerns Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 12:36 PM ET

    Stocks significantly pared gains amid word out of Israel that Iranian warships would be going through the Suez Canal. JPMorgan and HP rose, while Verizon fell.

  • Stock Off Highs Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 12:14 PM ET

    Stocks off their highs mid-morning, traders citing comments from Israel's foreign minister that two Iranian war ships planned to go through the Suez Canal, possibly en route to Syria.

  • Markets of PIIGS Nations Outperforming US in 2011 Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 11:25 AM ET

    This year, PIIGS have out-performed all other developed markets as investors continue to close their underweight positions.

  • Our Best Stock and Sector Picks: Strategists Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 11:16 AM ET

    Investors could profit from areas such as techs, utilities and insurance stocks, said Doug Roberts, chief investment strategist at Channel Capital Research and Jamie Cox, managing partner at Harris Financial Group.

  • S&P Will Rise 60% by 2013: Birinyi Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 11:14 AM ET

    The S&P will more than double in the next two and a half years in a best-case scenario, legendary investor Laszlo Birinyi Jr., president and founder of Birinyi Associates, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Bad Time for Bonds? Not If You Know Where to Look Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 11:09 AM ET

    "When one part of the stock market is out of favor, what part of the market should we be invested in? It's the same in the bond market," says one investment pro.

  • Stocks to Watch: Family Dollar, Travelers and More ... Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 11:01 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Look Carefully at the Housing Numbers Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 9:59 AM ET

    Homebuilding stocks are up this morning as January Housing Starts were well above expectations—but does anyone bother to read these reports anymore? The surge was all multi-family.

  • Futures Still Up After Inflation, Housing News Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 9:15 AM ET

    Stock index futures remained higher after news that core inflation rose more than it has in two years, and that housing starts grew more than expected.

  • Strong Earnings From Deere and Abercrombie Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 9:02 AM ET

    Futures have been up all morning but were little changed by the morning's economic news, as January Housing Starts were a tad stronger than expected, Building Permits a tad weaker. Both January Producer Price Index and Core PPI were stronger than expected; the dollar rallied on that news.

  • What's On: Housing, Tech Mergers and Laszlo Birinyi Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 8:22 AM ET

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

  • Bulls Bet on More Returns from Intuit Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 7:58 AM ET

    Intuit is expected to keep growing in the consumer segment, and the buyers are following up on last week's bullish activity ahead of its earnings report tomorrow (Thursday).

  • New York Courts Vow Legal Aid on Housing Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 6:40 AM ET

    New York court officials outlined procedures Tuesday aimed at assuring that all homeowners facing foreclosure were represented by a lawyer, a shift that could give tens of thousands of families a better chance at saving their homes. The New York Times reports.

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