Investment Strategy


  • Dow Up Over 100 Points Amid M&A Buzz Monday, 28 Sep 2009 | 12:02 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Monday, after a three-day losing streak, as investors cheered a wave of merger-and-acquisition activity.

  • Art Cashin: Jewish Holiday, Dollar, M&A Driving Stocks Monday, 28 Sep 2009 | 11:13 AM ET

    Mergers and acquisitions, rising Japanese yen and the Judaic Day of Atonement: what do they mean for stocks? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his market insights.

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    After missing in action for much of this year's stock rally, mergers and acquisitions are making a big comeback.

  • Merger Monday Monday, 28 Sep 2009 | 9:46 AM ET

    Propelled by M&A activity and chatter, U.S. stock futures are up modestly this morning despite a sell-off in Asian markets overnight.

  • Munich Most Attractive for Real Estate Investments Monday, 28 Sep 2009 | 8:01 AM ET

    Munich is the most attractive European city for real estate investment judging by the level of demand, surpassing London and Paris, due to its diversified economy and growing population, according to a report by LaSalle Investment Management.

  • Futures Point to Higher Open, M&A Up Monday, 28 Sep 2009 | 7:14 AM ET

    Futures swung to indicate a positive open for Wall Street on Monday, riding a wave of merger and acquisition activity and despite stocks in Europe and Asia falling.

  • Market Tips: Dollar Weak for the Next 2 Years Monday, 28 Sep 2009 | 5:32 AM ET

    The dollar has suffered heavy selling against the other major currencies in recent weeks, with the yen and euro seeing strong gains. But is the dollar weakness here to stay?

  • Week Ahead: Bulls and Bears Fight Over October  Friday, 25 Sep 2009 | 8:08 PM ET
    Traders at the New York Stock Exchange

    October could bring some rock and roll back to the stock market. "It's been a good run so far, so we should expect some kind of turbulence," said J.P. Morgan chief equities strategist Thomas Lee.

  • Stocks End Lower Amid Recovery Worries Friday, 25 Sep 2009 | 7:10 PM ET

    Stocks fell for a third straight session Friday as disappointing reports on new-home sales and durable-goods orders offset an uptick in consumer sentiment.

  • Hirschhorn: Why Many Americans Aren't Great Traders Friday, 25 Sep 2009 | 4:22 PM ET

    Generally, I'm just as patriotic as the next guy. I mean, I even got married on July 4th. But when it comes right down to it, there are six reasons why Americans can be, well, dumb when it comes to investing.

  • Markets Will Drop 7-17% in October: Strategist Friday, 25 Sep 2009 | 3:21 PM ET

    Stocks continued to struggle on Friday. Could this be the beginning of a real market correction? Mike Rubino, president of Rubino Financial, and Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital, discussed how investors should position their portfolios for the end of the third quarter.

  • The falling US dollar is expected to get even weaker, moving to the center of a carry trade and encouraging global investors to borrow more dollars to fund higher-yielding currencies and assets. Is this necessarily a bad thing and does this mean the dollar will become the new yen? Peter Schiff, president of Euro Pacific Capital shared his thoughts.

  • What Investors Should Watch Next Week Friday, 25 Sep 2009 | 12:09 PM ET

    James Hardesty at Hardesty Capital Management and Wayne Kaufman at John Thomas Financial weighed in on where to invest in a low-volume environment and what to watch next week.

  • Alcoa Stock: Time to Buy Yet? Friday, 25 Sep 2009 | 11:14 AM ET

    Earnings season is a few weeks away and Dow component and economic bellwether Alcoa is already on investors’ radar. David Silver, equity research analyst at Wall Street Strategies, shared his insights on the company.

  • Stocks Struggle as Home Sales Disappoint Friday, 25 Sep 2009 | 10:30 AM ET

    Stocks tried to claw higher Friday but struggled as disappointing reports on new-home sales and durable-goods orders offset and uptick in consumer sentiment.

  • Off to a Rocky Start Friday, 25 Sep 2009 | 9:31 AM ET

    We're growing, but not as much as you wanted. Hewlett Packard down 1 percent pre-open as CEO Mark Hurd said the magic words: "We expect the IT industry to return to growth in 2010 and believe that HP will outpace the market," but their guidance was not as strong as expected.

  • Futures Lower as Durables Disappoint Friday, 25 Sep 2009 | 8:39 AM ET

    Wall Street's September rally has moved to the sidelines, at least for now, with stocks posting modest losses in each of the last two sessions.

  • What's Next?

    The crisis the world went through is just an appetizer for a future one because the weaknesses that created it have not been addressed, Marc Faber, author and publisher of the Gloom, Doom and Boom Report, told CNBC Friday.

  • Market Insider: RIM Could Trip Up Stocks Friday  Thursday, 24 Sep 2009 | 10:34 PM ET
  • Stocks Slide as Fed, Home Sales Rattle Market Thursday, 24 Sep 2009 | 6:24 PM ET

    Stocks fell for a second day Thursday after the Federal Reserve announced plans to start unwinding some stimulus measures and a report showed existing-home sales fell last month.