Investment Strategy


  • What Should Investors Do if Inflation Is a Real Threat? Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 2:08 PM ET

    The crisis in Libya and resulting spike in oil prices have investors reluctantly stepping into inflation protection, even though only a growing handful of market pros consider it an imminent threat

  • HP's Stock Set for a Rebound, Options Say Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 2:03 PM ET
    Hewlett-Packard's headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

    Hewlett-Packard's sales outlook for the year may be gloomy, but the options market is saying the 10% slump in its shares Wednesday may be unwarranted.

  • Jobless Claims May Be Telling Us Something Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 12:06 PM ET

    While new home sales went south in a big way, and durable goods orders contained some disappointments, jobless claims look the best they've been in more than two years.

  • Stocks Trade Mixed as Dow Falls; Nasdaq Up Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 11:57 AM ET

    Stocks traded mixed Thursday as investors remained focused on the events in the Middle East, and shrugged off largely positive economic news.  HP fell, Chevron gained.

  • Trading Floor Thursdays: BNP Paribas Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 11:23 AM ET
    Pedestrians walk past the BNP Parisbas headquarters in Paris.

    On an average day, a quarter of a trillion dollars in fixed income instruments is traded on their very floor. BNP ranks #1 for treasury-inflation protected securities, better known as 'TIPS.'

  • Greenberg: Is Sears the Apple of Retailing? Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 11:07 AM ET
    Edward Lampert

    Sears is a mess, but in his annual letter to shareholders today, Chairman Eddie Lampert compared the company with Apple.

  • Stocks to Watch: Priceline.com, GM and More ... Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 10:57 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Stocks Still in Thrall to Oil Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 10:00 AM ET

    Inflation jitters in Asia and soaring oil are shaping Thursday's market.

  • Futures Turn Up After Upbeat Economic News Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 9:23 AM ET

    Stock index futures turned positive after news of an unexpected fall in jobless claims and a jump in durable goods order, as investors remained skittish by spreading unrest in the Middle East.

  • What's On: $100 Oil, Target, Kohl's and RailAmerica Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 8:06 AM ET

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

  • Greenberg: Pre-Earnings Peek at Salesforce Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 6:04 AM ET

    With Salesforce.com reporting results today, investors should watch for earnings versus guidance and cash flow.

  • Why Is WTI Much Lower Than Brent? Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 5:36 AM ET

    The spread between Brent and NYMEX crude is currently around $15 a barrel and according to Jim Bianco, the president of Bianco Research, this is due to one pipeline pumping crude from Canada into Cushing near Oklahoma City.

  • The $220 a Barrel Oil Call and the Risk Trade Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 4:59 AM ET
    An international oil tanker passes through the Suez canal in Ismailia, Egypt.

    Oil could hit $220 a barrel if "Libya and Algeria were to halt oil production together," analysts at Nomura investment bank predicted.

  • Demonstrators hold up a banner featuring Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi reading 'Kadhafi is a murderer' as they stage a protest outside the Libyan embassy in Istanbul on February 21, 2011

    Now that the much-anticipated pullback has arrived, traders are debating how low the skittish stock market can go. But one thing's for sure: It'll have a lot to do with oil.

  • S&P to Hit 1,550 This Year: Strategist Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 8:55 PM ET

    U.S. stocks are likely to outperform Asia ex-Japan markets this year, Ajay Kapur, Head of Asia Equity Strategy at Deutsche Bank told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Mad Money, February 23, 2011     Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer provides traders with all manner of investing advice.

  • What to Do If You Haven’t Saved Enough for Retirement Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 5:13 PM ET

    In the race to retirement a surprising number of Americans are getting to the finish line and realizing they haven’t saved enough -- or anything at all. Here are some tips from the pros for what to do when you haven't saved enough.

  • Wisconsin – Labor Fights Back, AFL-CIO Trumka Reacts Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
    Protesters fill the courtyard and steps outside the State Capitol building on February 16, 2010 in Madison, Wisconsin. Protesters were demonstrating against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers.

    Wisconsin, the home of Super Bowl champ Green Bay Packers now has protesters at the capitol for the eleventh day. The battle heats up over Gov. Scott Walker's plan to fix the state budget and end most of the union bargaining rights held by public workers for decades.

  • Opportunities Exist in Markets Spooked by Mideast: Cohen Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 4:45 PM ET
    Supporters of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi hold his pictures as they take part in a pro-government rally in Tripoli on February 17, 2011 as the country faced a nationwide "Day of Anger" called by opposition cyber activists.

    Fear of the unknown amid Mideast unrest and violence is driving down markets, Goldman Sachs strategist Abby Joseph Cohen told CNBC Tuesday, but good investment opportunities exist for nimble investors able to pick through selloffs.

  • Stocks Close Lower Amid Turmoil in Libya Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 4:37 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Wednesday, extending losses from the previous session, as oil briefly crossed the $100 mark and investors continued to worry over over the political unrest in Libya.

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