Investment Strategy


  • Futures Down After Bank Earnings, Housing Starts Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 9:29 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures were pointing to a lower open, after mixed earnings results from Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo and mixed news on housing, as starts fell, but permits rose.

  • What's On: Banks, Cruiselines and the US, China Summit Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 7:52 AM ET

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

  • Study Points to Windfall for Goldman Partners Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 5:44 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange, lower Manhattan, New York City.

    Goldman Sachs executives have long been among the most richly paid on Wall Street in the best of times. They are now poised to reap a windfall that was sown in the dark days of the financial crisis in 2008, the New York Times reports.

  • Buy Food, China Is Hungry: Analysts Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 3:49 AM ET

    Chinese demand, the weather and political risks will lead to a very volatile year for soft commodities' prices, analysts at Swiss bank Sarasin wrote in a research note Wednesday.

  • Farr: I Should Be Warning You Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 5:43 PM ET

    The market has surged relentlessly higher (up over 22%) since late August, with only a minor 3-4% pullback during November.

  • Stocks Close Higher as Citi, Apple Slump Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 5:03 PM ET

    Stocks ended modestly higher as strength in energy and materials stocks outweighed pressure from financials in the wake of a disappointing earnings report from Citigroup and ahead of more reports from banks later this week. Boeing and Caterpillar rose, while Verizon fell.

  • Stocks Hold Gains Ahead of Close; Citi Skids Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 3:56 PM ET

    Stocks continued to trade modestly higher ahead of the close Tuesday as strength in energy and materials stocks outweighed pressure from financials in the wake of a disappointing earnings report from Citigroup and ahead of more reports from banks later this week.  Boeing and Caterpillar rose, while Verizon fell.

  • Commodity Stocks Are Market Leaders Again Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 2:42 PM ET

    Grains continue to explode: corn up another 1.6 percent today. Cotton, wheat, sugar, hogs, rice all higher — and things like rice actually outperforming stock markets (up 3.5 percent year to date). There's the weak dollar trade and Australian damage to wheat.

  • Mutual Funds

    With Fidelity Investments reporting net retail inflows up 25 percent year-over-year in 2010, John Sweeney, one of the firm's executive vice presidents, told CNBC Tuesday that investors have come back and are engaged in their portfolios.

  • Short-term speculative pressures may drive up the stock market, but overall, it's still a "risky investment," said Robert Shiller, professor of economics at Yale School of Management and founder of Case-Shiller Home Price Index.

  • Why Obama May Be Wall Street's New Best Friend Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 2:14 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    "The White House is definitely going to be more accommodative of Wall Street, because they see the absolute big enchilada on the ground is unemployment," says one money manager.

  • Apple Will Hit $400—Even Without Jobs: Pro Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 1:09 PM ET

    News of Apple CEO Steve Jobs' medical leave of absence pushed the firm's stock lower on Tuesday. But David Garrity, principal at GVA Research, said the news won’t stop the shares from trading higher than $400 over the next 12 months.

  • Market Insider: Apple Shows Resilience Short Term Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 1:02 PM ET
    Steve Jobs

    Uncertainties about CEO Steve Jobs health will likely continue to bite into Apple's stock price, but its behavior today shows that it may be more resilient than some think.

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    With the post-IPO quiet period over for Youku and E-Commerce China Dangdang , two of the hottest Chinese deals in years, analyst from their investment bankers are out with a dash of reality: Unless you’re a long-term investor, these things are expensive.

  • Apple-Steve Jobs News: 2 Key Points Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 12:37 PM ET

    Apple now down only 2.8 percent for the day on word Steve Jobs is taking another medical leave. Two points on this...

  • Meredith Whitney Upgrades JPMorgan to 'Buy' Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 12:23 PM ET

    This is her first upgrade of a big bank since the 2009 upgrade of Goldman Sachs.

  • First Look at Rare Warhol Painting Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 12:10 PM ET
    Andy Warhol

    A recently rediscovered portrait by Andy Warhol will go up on the auction block next month at Christie's in London.

  • Stocks Gain as Energy Rises, Banks Slip Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 11:36 AM ET

    Stocks traded mixed amid worries over Apple's future as CEO Steve Jobs takes a medical leave of absence, and disappointing earnings results from Citigroup. Boeing and Caterpillar rose, while BofA fell.

  • Stocks to Rally Near-Term — Invest Here: Strategists Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 11:24 AM ET

    Investors can expect to see a stock-market rally in the short-term, said Phil Roth, chief technical market analyst at Miller Tabak, and David Hefty, CEO at Hefty Wealth Partners.

  • Apple's Tim Cook Is Expert in Operations Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 11:09 AM ET
    Tim Cook, Apple Chief Operating Officer

    Apple's Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook is widely credited with streamlining the supply chain, managing inventories extremely well and helping the company  stockpile about $50 billion in cash and short-term investments.