Investment Strategy


  • Where Jim Rogers Would Invest $1 Million Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 5:33 AM ET

    Commodities are the best area to invest in, as they protect against inflation and prices will rise if Asia's economies take off, Jim Rogers, CEO of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Nasdaq Profit-Taking 'Very Likely': Charts Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 5:25 AM ET

    After the recent rally enjoyed by investors in both stocks and commodities, Edward Loef, technical analyst at Theodoor Gilissen Bankiers, sees the Nasdaq and London Brent crude paring gains.

  • Market Insider: Bernanke And Data Will Be Key Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 10:31 PM ET
    A specialist is surrounded by screens as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, June 5, 2007. Stocks dipped Tuesday after comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and a strong reading on the U.S. service sector suggested the central bank has little reason to lower interest rates.

    Thursday's economic reports should paint a fairly current picture of the state of manufacturing, housing, and the consumer, all key pillars of the economy.

  • October Looks Great for Stocks: Analyst Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 5:56 PM ET

    Forget 1929, 1987 or even 2008: October is a good month for stocks. So said Jordan Kotick of Barclays Capital, who offered CNBC his market insights going into the fourth quarter.

  • Stocks Falter but Log Best Quarter in 11 Years Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 5:21 PM ET

    Stocks logged their best quarter in 11 years, helped  by the weak dollar, despite today's soft landing.

  • Bulls Find Some Momentum Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 3:23 PM ET

    Why off the lows? We were down almost 130 points right after the open on the disappointing Chicago PMI-what's moving stocks up?

  • Why Are Options Traders Gobbling Up This Grocery Stock? Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 2:06 PM ET

    Supervalu has been outperforming other grocery stocks recently, and now at least one investor is looking to get long before the next earnings report.

  • Usher, Blair, Lula, Clinton & Bartiromo-The Slideshow Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 1:34 PM ET

    We've just now had a chance to put together all the great images of what we captured at the recent Clinton Global Initiative.

  • Positive Surprises Coming this Fall: Chief Investor Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 1:17 PM ET

    Today marks the final day of the third quarter and stocks retreated after weak reports on manufacturing and jobs. John Merrill, founder and CIO of Tanglewood Wealth Management and Bill Spiropoulos, CEO at CoreStates Capital Advisors told investors how to best prepare for the upcoming fourth quarter.

  • Trading in a Treacherous Market Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 1:15 PM ET

    This is a treacherous market to trade in. Traders have been heavily shorting the market all morning, but the Dow has cut its losses in half, moving from down 128 to down only 50.

  • 8 Stock Picks: Small vs. Large Caps Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 12:30 PM ET

    Small cap stocks outperformed large caps this quarter, but what's the best bet going forward? Two portfolio managers Michael Cuggino of Permanent Portfolio Funds and Bill McVail of Turner Small Growth Fund shared their market insights.

  • Why We May Still Trade Higher Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 12:00 PM ET

    Stocks are weaker mid-morning on a disappointing Chicago PMI number, but there is at least an even chance that we will drift higher later in the day.

  • Stocks Slide After Weak Manufacturing Report Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 11:54 AM ET

    Stocks retreated Tuesday as weak readings on manufacturing and jobs offset a a report that showed the economy wasn't in as bad a shape as first expected over the summer.

  • Today's Surprising Market Mover Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 11:18 AM ET

    Stocks weaker on Chicago PMI, which came in at 46.1, well below expectations of 52 (anything above 50 shows expansion).

  • 3 Stock and Bond Plays: Chief Investor Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 11:03 AM ET

    Jason Trennert, chief investment strategist and managing partner at Strategas Research Partners, shared three actionable investment strategies for investors looking to boost their portfolios.

  • More M&A is Possible: S&P's Sam Stovall Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 9:59 AM ET

    Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at Standard & Poor’s shared his market insights.

  • In Need of Some Direction Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 9:27 AM ET

    Futures all over the map this morning: They popped to their highs of the morning, and have since come down, as the final numbers for second quarter GDP came in better than expected (decline of 0.7 percent vs. expectations of a decline of 1.2 percent).

  • Futures Post Gain on Economic News Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 8:49 AM ET

    Futures indicated a positive open for Wall Street on Tuesday, the last day of the third quarter, as European stocks rose and were set to lock in their best quarterly performance in nearly a decade.

  • Market Tips: Why to Keep Cash in Commodities Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 5:22 AM ET

    Global stocks were mostly higher on Wednesday, the last day of the third quarter, with European markets locking in their best performance in nearly a decade for the period.

  • Market Insider: Wall Street Waits for Jobs Report Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 11:07 PM ET
    New York Stock Exchange workers finish up trading minutes before the closing bell at the Exchange, Tuesday, April 3, 2007 in New York. Stocks surged Tuesday on signs of resilience in the housing market and the U.S. consumer, with falling oil prices giving investors an extra reason to rally. The Dow Jones industrials gained more than 120 points. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Traders are looking straight past quarter end to the September jobs report at the end of the week.