Investment Strategy


  • Buy-and-Hold Might Be Dead For Stocks—But Not Bonds Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 1:47 PM ET

    Some money managers are beginning to advise clients to hold longer bonds and collect income rather than seeking principal return in the shorter term.

  • Pisani: Prince, Rubin & the Retail Problem Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 12:50 PM ET

    The Rubin/Prince mea culpa on Citigroup that is playing out on our air elicited very little trader commentary, until Mr. Prince said that he watched the stock go from $50 to $30 to 99 CENTS without selling any. That caused a few comments!

  • Cheap Blue Chip Stocks with 'Rapid Earnings Growth' Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 12:07 PM ET

    Stocks slipped Thursday, after an unexpected jump in jobless claims rattled the market. Where should investors look to put their money? Keith Goddard, portfolio manager at President Capital Advisors, and Craig Hemke, founder of BuyAPension.com, shared their insights.

  • Busch: China — Nothing Yet! Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 11:13 AM ET

    The two sides exchanged views on U.S.-China economic relations, the global economic situation and issues relating to the upcoming economic track dialogue of the second U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, to be held in Beijing in late May.

  • Stocks Slide After Jump in Jobless; Airlines Soar Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 11:11 AM ET

    Stocks extended their losing streak for a third day Thursday after an unexpected jump in jobless claims rattled an already skittish market.

  • This rally has been getting no respect from investors since the March lows of last year, said Ken Kamen, president of Mercadien Capital.

  • Pisani: Retail & Airline Turnaround? Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 10:30 AM ET

    Most European indices are down 1 percent or more this morning, as concerns about Greece continues. The spread on the 10-year Greek to comparable German bonds widened to 440 basis points. The dollar is up again. Also: March retail sales were even better than analyst expectations, despite the fact that analysts were aggressively raising numbers going into the end of the month.

  • Edwards: Take Care Shopping the Retail Sector Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 10:20 AM ET

    In an exclusive to CNBC.com, Patty Edwards says "We’re quickly going to start coming up against tougher sales comparisons and retailers are going to have to prove that they’re doing more than just riding calendar shifts and surviving – they’re going to have to be thriving."

  • New York Stock Exchange Traders

    Standard & Poor's has raised the price target for its benchmark index even though the firm thinks stocks are overdue for a 10 percent drop.

  • FTSE Is Strongest Market in Europe: Charts Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 9:22 AM ET

    Stock markets around the world will continue to gain, Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Futures Slide After Jump in Jobless Claims Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 9:12 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open Thursday after an unexpected jump in jobless claims last week.

  • March chain store sales reports are likely to be a pleasant surprise for markets, and they should also show that the American consumer has become a little more willing to spend.

  • Byron Wien: Oil at $100, Gold at $1,500 by Year-End Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 5:39 PM ET

    Crude oil will hit $100 a barrel while gold will reach $1,500 an ounce by the end of this year, said Byron Wien, vice chairman of Blackstone Advisory Services.

  • Stocks Slide as Hoenig Calls for Rate Hike Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 5:35 PM ET

    Stocks slipped Wednesday after a senior Fed member said policy makers should start raising rates to 1 percent soon.

  • Revealing What's Really Inside a 'Toxic Asset' Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 4:50 PM ET

    CNBC "Fast Money" trader is testing the derivative waters by purchasing a bond containing mortgages from 13 states.

  • Pisani: The Brief 10-Year Auction Rally Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 4:41 PM ET

    Surprise! Stocks staged a modest rally — before slipping back on Fed rate-hike comments — on the results of the 10-year Treasury auction, which yielded 3.90 percent, above expectations of a yield of 3.94 to 3.95 percent. Indirect Bidders (generally viewed to be central banks) was 43.1 percent, well above the average of 40.6 percent...

  • China Traders

    Emerging markets still will provide value to investors but not necessarily through their stock markets, strategists at Barclays Wealth Management said Wednesday.

  • Un-Spirited Announcement Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 3:45 PM ET

    Just when you think the airlines can’t charge for anything else, low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines just announced that it will charge customers for carry-on luggage, up to 45 bucks.

  • Is Greece at the Tipping Point? Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 3:43 PM ET

    The Greek sovereign debt crisis is expanding and tightening its stronghold in record numbers.

  • Farr: Is A Correction Starting Now? Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 2:55 PM ET

    The economy to date has had a nearly flawless recovery, and markets expect that this will continue well into the future. Trillions of taxpayers’ dollars have revived an economy that was in extremis, but we do not have evidence that the current stasis is sustainable.