Investment Strategy


  • Futures Rise After Tax Cut Compromise Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 9:14 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures rose decisively Tuesday after President Barack Obama gave his support to an initial compromise over Bush tax cuts and an extension to unemployment benefits.

  • Tehran, Iran

    Should US companies be allowed to do business in Iran through foreign subsidiaries? Share your opinion.

  • Dow, S&P 500 Will Open at New Highs Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 9:00 AM ET

    Stocks have been strong all morning on the U.S. tax deal; the S&P 500 and the Dow Industrials is on track to open at a 2-year high, joining the NASDAQ, the Dow Transports, the Russell 2000, and the S&P Midcap.

  • Four or five years ago—when gold was still garbage—I decided to buy a gold ETF. For a reason no better than a coin toss, I chose the IAU (iShares Comex Gold Trust) over the GLD (SPDR Gold Trust). The SGOL (ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares) didn’t exist.

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

  • How Can We Prevent a ‘Lost Generation’? Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 2:28 AM ET

    The baby boomers will retire earlier and live longer, draining young people's income with their final salary pension schemes - something youth will find impossible to attain.

  • President Barack Obama

    The proposed extension of Bush era tax cuts is another gift to markets and makes a year-end Santa rally even more likely.

  • Americans may be rare in Iran, but American products find their way into the country, despite international sanctions, through a tiny Iranian resort island called Kish.

  • Stocks End Mixed as Technology Lifts Nasdaq Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 4:17 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed after trading in a narrow range most of the session amid light volume Monday, as investors considered Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments about additional Fed stimulus and regrouped after strong gains in the market last week. Cisco and Pfizer rose, while BofA fell.

  • Stocks Trading Mixed Before Close; Cisco Up Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 3:54 PM ET

    Stocks moved in a narrow range amid light volume Monday, and were ending the session mixed as investors considered Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments about additional Fed stimulus and regrouped after strong gains in the market last week.  BofA and Cocoa-Cola fell, while Cisco rose.

  • Borders and Barnes & Noble Shares Up on Merger Talk Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 3:50 PM ET
    Barnes and Nobles

    There seems little doubt that Borders Group and Barnes & Noble, were they to merge, would create significant cost savings.

  • Do Sanctions Against Other Countries Work? Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 1:57 PM ET

    Are sanctions a good way to stop a country from doing something? Share your opinion.

  • Finding Opportunities in Europe's Debt Crisis Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 1:43 PM ET
    Map of Europe

    With the sovereign debt crisis in full bloom across much of Europe, some companies are shifting focus on this extreme amount of distress in search of opportunities.

  • Bullish on Sprint, Gold and More: Einhorn Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 1:07 PM ET

    With markets lower on Monday following a rally last week, which stocks are still undervalued? David Einhorn, president of hedge fund Greenlight Capital, shares some of his picks.

  • Banks can lend money for commercial and residential real estate and still make a profit, despite the beating the sector has taken for the past several years, industry analyst Dick Bove said.

  • Pfizer CEO Pressured by Board to Resign Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 12:37 PM ET

    The concern of the board centered on Kindler's management style and was not primarily a result of the performance of the company or its stock price, though Pfizer's stock has not had much performance during Kindler's tenure.

  • Stocks Weaken, Led by Health Care; Cisco Rises Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 12:33 PM ET

    Stocks declined as investors continued to consider future troubles in the euro zone and comments over the weekend by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicating the central bank was willing to pump even more money into the economy.  BofA and DuPont fell, which Cisco rose.

  • Your Best Energy Plays Now: Stock Pickers Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 12:22 PM ET

    A number of energy names such as ConocoPhillips and Apache hit new highs Monday. What does that mean for the energy sector going forward? Pavel Molchanov, associate analyst for E&P at Raymond James and Philip Weiss, senior energy analyst at Argus Research Company shared their outlooks.

  • Banks Mulling Dividend Increases: Analysts Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 12:00 PM ET

    JPMorgan Chase could lift its annual dividend to 70 cents per share and buy back 10% of its outstanding shares next year, according to an analyst who met with CEO Jamie Dimon last week. A report from TheStreet.

  • 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.

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