Investment Strategy


  • Three ETFs to Play US, South Korea Trade Pact Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 11:59 AM ET

    The free-trade agreement between the United States and South Korea, which when executed will be the largest value of trade volume in the world since the North American Free Trade Agreement, should pave a path to opportunity for the iShares MSCI South Korea Index, the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SODR and the iPath DJ-UBS Livestock TR Sub-Idx ETN. A report from TheStreet.

  • Silver Passes $30 for First Time Since 1980 Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 11:39 AM ET

    U.S. silver futures rose above $30 an ounce on Monday, gaining more than 2 percent as gold's rally—along with strong demand from momentum traders and retail investors—lifted the metal to its highest level since 1980.

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    Goldman Sachs is bullish on the U.S. economy for 2011, and forecasts U.S. stocks will see their third straight year of gains.

  • Stocks to Watch: Apple, Autozone and More ... Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 11:17 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • How to Trade Rising Coffee Prices: Strategists Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 10:56 AM ET

    Your morning cup of coffee may cost you more money going forward. Coffee futures have jumped more than 40 percent in the last year and there are expectations of a smaller than normal crop next year. So how should investors trade the commodity?

  • Brown: The Financialization of Copper Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 10:41 AM ET
    Chiquicamata Coppermine, Atacama Desert, Chile

    According to reports in the Telegraph, last week a mystery buyer stepped into the LME pits with a massive $1.5 billion purchase of copper...Many on the LME suspect that this mystery buyer is actually JPMorgan and that the bank is positioning itself ahead of their copper ETF launch. This pushed up the metal's price to its highest level since the Lehman Brothers meltdown in September of 2008. And this kind of action could be just the beginning.

  • 5 Stocks With Triple-Digit Price Tags We Like: Pros Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 10:35 AM ET

    With almost 25 stocks in the S&P 500 that have triple digit price tags, which should investors own going forward? David Dietze, president and chief investment strategist at Point View Financial Services and David Sowerby, chief market analyst and portfolio manager at Loomis Sayles & Co. shared their best plays.

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    The banking profession is losing its shine and young people may be better off choosing jobs such as engineering, science or technical, various experts told CNBC.

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    Debating tax cuts and deficit reduction both parties are blind to facts and deaf to reason. President Obama and his Democrats stubbornly argue the economic recovery will collapse if $40 billion in long-term unemployment benefits are not approved. Yet, they reason a $60 billion annual tax increase on families over $250,000 will not impose a greater loss in spending and economic growth.

  • Futures Fall; Bernanke Comments Weighed Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 9:18 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open Monday as investors pulled back from strong gains in the previous week and weighed up the impact of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's willingness to launch further quantitative easing.

  • What's On: S&P 1,450, Plus Coffee, Energy and Booze Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 8:00 AM ET

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

  • Buy What China Wants – It Will Rise: Charts Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 7:32 AM ET

    Companies that produce goods that are in demand in China could see further strong growth ahead, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

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    European finance ministers meet Monday and Tuesday as the Irish vote on their budget. The White House and Congress, meanwhile, are expected to move toward a compromise extending the Bush tax cuts.

  • Why Traders Seem Optimistic Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 6:35 PM ET

    Where traders' heads are at: the jobs report was the biggest report of the month, and they are now trying to figure out how to play it going into the end of the year.

  • Stocks Shrug Off Bad Jobs News to End Up Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 5:11 PM ET

    Stocks ended positive, with the Nasdaq reaching a three-year high, despite a disappointing employment report as investors found comfort in other economic news and in expectations the jobs figures would push the Federal Reserve to continue efforts to stimulate the economy.

  • Stocks Turn Positive Ahead of Close Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks turned positive despite disappointing employment news as investors found comfort in other economic news and in expectations the jobs figures would mean the Federal Reserve will continue with efforts to stimulate the economy. DuPont and Bank of America rose, while AT&T fell.

  • Will investors return to stocks in 2011? David Kelly, chief market strategist at JPMorgan Funds, shared his insights.

  • 6 Chinese IPOs Next Week Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 2:25 PM ET

    China mania! Starting Monday: Chinese IPO week! Huh? In a ho-hum year for IPOs, traders are bracing for SIX Chinese IPOs next week, the largest number of Chinese deals in a single week ever.

  • Who Needs Jobs When Wall Street Has the Fed? Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 1:15 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Pay no attention to those 15.1 million unemployed people—Wall Street instead is more focused on the man behind the Fed curtain and what he'll be doing to fire up the equity markets.

  • Friday's Most Important Chart: Fear Index Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 12:53 PM ET

    Lousy jobs report, fear goes up, right? Wrong. CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) DOWN 6.3 percent, to its lowest level since April. That's before the Flash Crash, folks. What gives?