Investment Strategy


  • Two Short and Long-Term Trade Strategies Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 10:52 AM ET

    There are several "short-term tactical standpoint" plays to be made now,  said Dean Curnutt, president of Macro Risk Advisors.

  • Art Cashin: Next 6-8 Weeks 'Very Critical' Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 9:59 AM ET

    China's stock market crashed before the economy's slowdown last year, and it rose before the strong recovery earlier this year. So does the current selloff presage fresh economic troubles? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his stock-market insights.

  • Dollar to Bottom vs. European Currencies: Strategist Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 9:55 AM ET

    Forex strategists Alan Ruskin of Royal Bank of Scotland and Mike Moran of Standard Chartered Bank discussed where the U.S. dollar is headed and where investors should be looking to maximize their profits.

  • Did Buffett Help 'Sink' Shanghai Index? Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 9:14 AM ET

    Oddly, stocks in Shanghai were trading UP in the morning session, when trading resumed in the afternoon (they have a break midday), the index fell apart. No explanation was offered for this, but several traders noted that Buffett's editorial in the New York Times appeared in this break, which happened around midnight Eastern Time

  • Futures Fall after Tuesday’s Rally Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 8:48 AM ET

    World markets are back in selloff mode Wednesday, with Shanghai's 5 percent tumble the first indication that Tuesday's rally for world stocks might be a one-off event. 

  • Oil Could Tank to $20 if Inflation Fears Fade: Analyst  Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 7:02 AM ET

    The price of oil could slump toward $20 as the fundamentals supporting it are still extremely weak and its currently only being held up by fear of inflation, Johannes Benigni, managing director at JBC Energy, told CNBC.

  • Charts: S&P Has Topped for the Year Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 6:18 AM ET

    The S&P 500 has probably reached its peak for the whole year and could head back down toward 945 points over the coming months, Chris Locke, MD of Oystertrade.com Management, told CNBC.

  • Stocks May Fall 4-5%, Dow 8,800: Portfolio Manager Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 5:58 AM ET

    Stock markets are due for a short-term correction of four or five percent, King Lip, portfolio manager at Baker Avenue Asset Management, said Wednesday. But he remains positive on the market for the long term.

  • Wednesday Look Ahead: There’s Pullback Conviction Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 8:06 PM ET

    No matter when it happens, traders remain convinced the stock market is set up for a pullback that could take it another 10 percent or so lower before it can start to really move higher.

  • Emerging Markets to Drive Up Commodities: Strategist Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 7:41 PM ET

    We should expect another run in commodities heading into the fall, said Frank Holmes, CEO and CIO of U.S. Global Investors.

  • The Case for Small Caps: Portfolio Manager Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 7:38 PM ET

    Small cap stocks may be risky, but they’re great for investors who want to make money in this type of market, said Chao Chen, portfolio manager at TFS Capital.

  • Stocks bounced back on Tuesday, closing up after Monday's sharp selloff. The market continued its recent pattern of shrugging off certain economic data and continuing in whichever direction it intended to go for the day. Housing starts dropped 1 percent in July after an upwardly-revised 6.5-percent jump in June, falling well short of expectations. Meanwhile, a gauge of inflation fell more than expected: Producer prices dropped by 0.9 percent last month, compared with a 1.8-percent gain in June. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • Pulte's CEO Dugas: Exclusive Interview Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 6:24 PM ET

    Call it a marriage gone right! Pulte Homes takes over Centex in a $1.53 billion deal. This transaction would create the largest homebuilder in the country and $350 million in savings to boot. Pulte Chairman & CEO Richard Dugas discussed it with Maria Bartiromo.

  • Stocks Snap Losing Streak; AmEx Jumps Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 6:01 PM ET

    Stocks finished near their highs for the day Tuesday, snapping a two-day losing streak. American Express led the Dow after an analyst upgrade.

  • HP has "a Little of What Everyone Wants" Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 4:47 PM ET

    Hewlett-Packard shares trading down slightly after reporting better than expected earnings and revenues.

  • HP Earnings - Mark Hurd Exclusive Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 4:36 PM ET

    Mark Hurd, HP's CEO told Maria Bartiromo exclusively, "HP is executing well in a challenging market.  We are investing for growth and are poised to be an early beneficiary of a turnaround in the economy.”

  • 4 Tech Stock Picks and Pans Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 3:57 PM ET

    It’s going to be one of the worst back-to-school selling seasons for the PC makers, said Paul Kedrosky, consulting strategist at Ten Asset Management and Gene Munster, senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray. They shared their views for the technology market and discussed where investors should be looking.

  • Art Cashin: We Could See 'Historic Trading' Soon Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 3:49 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded Tuesday after Monday's drop. Will the rally continue? Was yesterday a mere dip — or the first warning of the correction? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his stock-market insights.

  • Stocks Rebound; AmEx Leads Dow Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 3:04 PM ET

    Stocks bounced back Tuesday after a sharp selloff Monday. Financials were among the day's biggest gainers and AmEx led the Dow after an analyst upgrade.

  • Where's the Selloff? Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 2:09 PM ET

    Everyone on the Street is expecting a pullback, so where's the selloff?