Investment Strategy


  • Stocks to Watch: Deere, Baidu and More ... Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 11:02 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Guest Author Blog

    "2011 is the year that the first wave of Baby Boomers turn 65, the age when they expect to retire but the vast majority of them can’t afford to. Why? The shortfall is NOT due to the stock market but the measly employer contribution rate to your account—typically equal to no more than 3% of your pay," writes the author in this Guest Blog.

  • Farr: Deficit To Be $1.44 Trillion Higher Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 10:24 AM ET

    The Congressional Budget Office released its updated "Budget and Economic Outlook" last month for the next ten years....and for the entire forecast period, the cumulative deficit is now expected to be $1.44 trillion higher than under the prior CBO estimates.

  • Futures Slide Ahead of Bernanke Remarks Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 8:27 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a lower open Wednesday ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s first appearance before the House of Representatives since the Republicans took control.

  • What's On: Fed Under Fire, Tracking Tin and Savvis Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 8:20 AM ET

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

  • UBS Whistleblower Finds Himself in Federal Prison Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 8:09 AM ET

    Bradley Birkenfeld once lived the high life as secret Swiss banker at UBS in Geneva. Then he delivered some of the world’s best-kept secrets to the US government, expecting a great reward. And now he sits in federal prison in Pennsylvania.

  • "Defaults are not likely to exceed $20 billion, which is less than 1 percent of all municipal bonds outstanding," Richard Larkin, senior vice president and director of credit analysis at investment bank Herbert J. Sims, said.

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    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke appears before the House Budget Committee Wednesday, in what promises to be one of the two most widely watched events of the trading day.

  • Where's All That Idle Cash, and What's It Worth? Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 6:34 PM ET

    For those who thought record levels of idle cash were limited to the coffers of corporate America, think again.

  • Crescenzi: Investing in the Global Bond Supermarket Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 4:58 PM ET

    It is important to recognize the idea that the U.S. bond market is in the latter stages of a 30-year journey during which a “duration tailwind” pushed down market interest rates and boosted returns.

  • Inflation Puts Shine Back On Gold Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 4:47 PM ET

    Inflation worries have put some shine back in gold, and the trend could continue in the short term.

  • Tesla Shares Jump on Electric Car Rebate Plan Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 4:44 PM ET

    Tesla Motors shares finished more than 6 percent higher Tuesday, on speculation that electric car buyers could be motivated by a new tax rebate.

  • Stocks Ends Up; Dow Logs 7th Straight Gain Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 4:15 PM ET

    Stocks finished higher Tuesday with the Dow up for a seventh-consecutive session, after investors shrugged off a handful of mixed earnings reports and China's latest interest rate hike.

  • Egypt Ex-Trade Minister Speaks Out Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 4:05 PM ET

    Rachid called it “paralysis in the country” for the short-term. Rachid expects the crisis to have “impact on growth numbers, production. And the faster we can go back to normality, the faster we can recover from that situation,” said Rachid. For the long-term, Rachid believes “this is going to be quite challenging.”

  • ETFs: Who's Buying the 'Next Trillion Dollars'? Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 3:21 PM ET

    ETF industry investment recently crossed $1 trillion. David Kotok of Cumberland Advisors and Tony Rochte of State Street Global Advisors offered CNBC their outlooks for the industry.

  • Cramer: Go Long Gold, Study Micron Tech Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 3:04 PM ET

    Plus, the "Mad Money" host's call on Enterprise Products.

  • Disney: After—The—Bell Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 2:50 PM ET
    Cinderella's Castle

    Here’s a preview of the numbers from media expert Porter Bibb, Managing Partner at MediaTech Capital Partners

  • Dow Poised for 7th Straight Gain; Energy Slips Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 2:08 PM ET

    Stocks climbed Tuesday, putting the Dow on track for its seventh-consecutive gain, after investors shrugged off China's interest rate hike for the second time in just over a month and a handful of disappointing earnings reports.

  • Biggest ETF Conference of the Year Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 1:40 PM ET

    With over $1 trillion in assets, the ETF business is rapidly growing up. Many here expect ETFs to hit $2 trillion in assets in the next couple years. Why? Low cost and broad exposure to many different markets and asset classes. But that doesn't mean there aren't issues.

  • Traders Look for More Upside in Baxter Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 12:41 PM ET

    Baxter International is trying to fight its way back from a big crash last year, and yesterday (Monday), the bulls targeted more upside.