Investment Strategy


  • Are ‘Masters of the Universe’ Born or Bred? Saturday, 16 Oct 2010 | 10:13 AM ET

    “We’ve all seen "Wall Street" – we’ve probably seen "Boiler Room". I’ve seen people in tears – everyone wants to come to Wall Street and be a trader.”  So are traders made or born?

  • Bernanke Weighs Risks of New Action Saturday, 16 Oct 2010 | 9:47 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on his re-nomination to the position.

    The Federal Reserve chairman, Ben S. Bernanke  outlined the risks the central bank is prepared to take by pumping more money into the flagging recovery - but analysts still want more details.

  • It's back to basics for stocks in the coming week, as a tidal wave of earnings overwhelms economic reports and shifts investor focus temporarily to the health of corporate balance sheets.

  • Stocks End Mixed, As Dow Slips, Nasdaq Soars Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 5:33 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher for the week, but mixed for the day as financial stocks dragged down the Dow and technology stocks lifted the Nasdaq.  GE and Bank of America fell, HP rose.

  • What You Can Learn from Buffett and Others' Mistakes Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 3:53 PM ET
    Warren Buffett speaks to CNBC's Becky Quick on June 2, 2010.

    Matching your record up against the greats can make you feel like the market is no place for amateurs, or for those who have a day job that isn't in the markets. That's why it's important to remember that no one's perfect, not even the giants in the industry.

  • Stocks Mixed Ahead of Close; Google Soars Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 3:50 PM ET

    Stocks were mixed ahead of the closing bell as the financial stocks dragged down the Dow and technology stocks lifted the Nasdaq.    GE and Bank of America fell, HP rose.

  • Five Ways More Fed Easing Could Make Things Worse Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 3:45 PM ET

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke took another step Friday toward further monetary stimulus, but in doing so left one key issue unanswered: What if all this intervention causes more harm than good?

  • Kilduff: On Our Way to Triple Digit Crude Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 2:38 PM ET

    So, can or will the Federal Reserve deliver us $100 oil? As the ol' Magic 8-ball would say: it appears likely.

  • What Song Best Describes the Economy? Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 12:36 PM ET

    Every good movie is filled with drama and plot twists, not unlike the economy right now. And every good movie must have a great soundtrack. So, if you had to create a soundtrack for the economy right now, which song would lead the way? Share your opinion.

  • London Fund Slams 'Minority Abuse' in Russia Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 12:10 PM ET

    A London-based asset manager slammed a decision by Russia's Supreme Commercial Court Friday to uphold a refusal by a Russian businessman to buy out minority shareholders in a privatized energy company.

  • Stocks Mixed as Tech Rises; Banks Fall Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 11:59 AM ET

    Stocks turned mixed, as technology and consumer stocks rose, after a grim preliminary reading on October consumer sentiment and as bank stocks continued to fall on the potential effects of the foreclosure crisis.  BofA and JPMorgan fell.

  • Volume Picks Up as Interest in Foreign Stocks Build Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 11:47 AM ET

    Is volume picking up again? Traders are hoping so. For the second straight day yesterday, NYSE consolidated tape volume exceeded 5 billion shares. Wednesday saw 5.4 billion shares changing hands, while 5.5 billion shares were traded yesterday—the most since July 16. That’s about a 37% increase from the 4 billion shares the NYSE has averaged over the past several weeks.

  • Bank Stocks Crushed as New Mortgage Issues Emerge Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 11:31 AM ET

    Banks stocks are getting crushed again today as investors wake up to a fear we first told you about yesterday: That significant liabilities are possible for the big banks who securitized mortgages due to misrepresentations about the standards attested to for the mortgages in the pool.

  • Best Ways to Invest on Weak Dollar: Stock Picker Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 11:07 AM ET

    The dollar hit its lowest level in more than eight months against the euro Friday, after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reinforced expectations of further monetary policy easing. Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Banyan Partners and Rob Morgan, chief investment strategist at Fulcrum Securities discussed their insights.

  • Six in 60

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

  • Should Congress Have Put Jobs Ahead of Health Care? Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 10:59 AM ET

    Given the economic difficulties still lingering in the United States, should health care have taken a backseat to jobs on Capitol Hill? Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Indiana, discusses the issue.

  • Hogan's Top Pick of the Week Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 10:26 AM ET

    Art Hogan, director of global equity product at Jefferies shared his best play of the week.

  • Fuzzy Math at a For-Profit School Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 9:46 AM ET

    What you see when it comes to for-profit school job placement rates may not necessarily be what you get.

  • Traders Continuing to Eye Dollar's Moves Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 9:23 AM ET

    Currencies still remain the topic of discussion this morning with the Dollar Index is down for the fourth straight day. It fell to its lowest levels since January vs. the Euro, fell to parity vs. the Australian Dollar, and dropped below 81 Yen—extending its 15-year lows.

  • Futures Gain on Bernanke Remarks, Economic News Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 9:06 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures rose as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke gave a speech cementing Wall Street's view that more help is on the way, and the government released positive news on inflation and retail sales.