Investment Strategy


  • Stocks to Watch: Caterpillar, JetBlue and More ... Friday, 4 Feb 2011 | 11:02 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Bulls See Pay Dirt in This Small Miner Friday, 4 Feb 2011 | 10:48 AM ET

    Minefinders has been choppy to say the least recently, but Thursday our screens lit up with bullish option activity.

  • Futures Rise Despite Small Payrolls Gain Friday, 4 Feb 2011 | 9:22 AM ET

    US stock index futures rose after the government reported a much smaller-than-expected gain in jobs in January after the Dow recorded its highest closing level since June 19, 2008.

  • Hello, QE3? Friday, 4 Feb 2011 | 9:03 AM ET

    The January nonfarm payroll number was a disappointment—36,000 vs. consensus of 150,000, though the headline of 9 percent unemployment was well below consensus of 9.5 percent.

  • What's On: Cairo, Jobs and Pro Athletes Gone Bust Friday, 4 Feb 2011 | 7:59 AM ET

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

  • White House, Egypt Discuss Plan for Mubarak’s Exit Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 11:43 PM ET
    An anti-government protestor holds a blooded Egyptian flag in Tahrir Square on February 3, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.

    The Obama administration is discussing with Egyptian officials a proposal for President Hosni Mubarak to resign immediately, turning over power to a transitional government headed by Vice President Omar Suleiman. The NYT reports.

  • Stocks End Slightly Up; Dow Hits New High Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 5:11 PM ET
    Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks ended slightly higher after trading lower most of the session as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated the central bank would continue to stimulate the economy, even amid signs of growing strength in the U.S. economy, evident in news out early in the session. Cisco and BofA rose, while Merck fell.

  • Stocks Turn Up Ahead of Close; Retail Gains Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 3:59 PM ET
    Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks turned higher after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated the central bank would continue to stimulate the economy, even amid signs of growing strength in the U.S. economy. Cicsco and Bank of America rose, while Merck fell.

  • Retiring Outside the U.S. No Longer a Foreign Concept Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 3:36 PM ET

    Retiring in another country used to be a foreign concept to most Americans but it’s becoming more common thanks to two main factors: the Internet and the economy.  "All you have to do is think outside the border," one expat said.

  • Jeff Kronthal of KLS Diversified reveals a strategy that takes advantage of traders’ rate spike fears.

  • HMO Stocks Rally Midday Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 3:00 PM ET

    Big HMO names like Humana and United Healthcare up 3 to 4 percent midday.

  • Health Care Reform Cuts Into Sales: Glaxo CEO Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 2:29 PM ET

    US health-care reform has cost the pharmaceutical company Glaxo SmithKline (GSK) millions of dollars in lost sales, a trend expected to continue in the near term, Andrew Witty, its CEO, told CNBC Thursday.

  • How to Avoid Banks’ New Fees Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 2:26 PM ET

    Bank rate fees are once again on the rise as big financial institutions struggle to loosen the noose Congress put them in last summer after passing financial reforms.  So what are the big banks doing? Creating new fees.

  • Standouts From Bernanke's Press Conference Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 2:04 PM ET

    Several points stand out in Mr. Bernanke's press conference.

  • Egypt ETFs Potentially Messy Situation Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 2:00 PM ET

    The political protests taking place in Egypt have captured the attention of the world and spurred investor demand for exposure to this nation.  A report from TheStreet.

  • Flash Crash Committee Getting Together Again Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 1:48 PM ET

    I noted yesterday that it has been a long time since we have heard from the Flash Crash Committee, more formally known as The Joint CFTC-SEC Advisory Committee on Emerging Regulatory Issues.

  • New York Stock Exchange trader

    With memories of last May's "Flash Crash" still fresh, now comes warning of a market meltdown that could extend beyond stocks—a "Splash Crash" that would include currencies, commodities and bonds.

  • Two Reasons to Be Optimistic on Retail Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 1:23 PM ET

    The two stocks to watch today are AutoNation and Estee Lauder . Both reported stellar earnings on significantly higher sales. AN is at its highest level since 1997; EL is at an historic high.

  • Update: UBS Bonus Pool Deemed Unworkable Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 12:12 PM ET

    UBS's bonus pool for 2010 was so small as to be termed “unworkable” by a number of senior executives at the bank, and the payout has now been delayed as pleas are made to the UBS board for the pool to be increased, according to people familiar with the situation.

  • Foreclosed Homeowners Go to Court on Their Own Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 12:03 PM ET

    While many foreclosures are still unopposed, courts are seeing a sharp rise in cases where defendants show up representing themselves, the NY TImes reports.