Investment Strategy


  • Stocks advanced on Monday after a two-week decline, riding a better-than-expected reading on the service sector and investors' bargain hunting. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, offered his outlook for the markets.

  • 9% to 11% Correction May Be on Horizon: Strategist Monday, 5 Oct 2009 | 1:11 PM ET

    This week’s a very important week technically for the markets, said Scott Redler, chief strategic officer at T3live.com. He told investors what they should be watching out for throughout the week.

  • Is Wal-Mart Still a Good Buy? Monday, 5 Oct 2009 | 12:52 PM ET

    Wal-Mart shares have stalled since having an early runup last year. John Lawrence, senior analyst at Morgan Keegan, offered investors his outlook for the retail giant.

  • Stocks Rise Amid Sign of Service-Sector Growth Monday, 5 Oct 2009 | 12:24 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Monday after a better-than-expected reading on the service sector. Plus, investors did some bargain hunting after a two-week decline.

  • Financial Stock Picks from a Chief Investor Monday, 5 Oct 2009 | 12:08 PM ET

    Small cap financial stocks are on their way from ugly, to ok, to good, to great, said David Ellison, CIO of FBR Equity Funds and shared his sector investment strategies.

  • 5 Keys to Q4 Monday, 5 Oct 2009 | 11:24 AM ET

    Now we begin arguably the most important quarter of the year. The market is usually strong in the fourth quarter, but it defied convention in recent months, and a lot of the pros I talk with are not yet convinced we’ll see the usual seasonal strength.

  • 5 Stock Picks from a 5-Star Fund Manager Monday, 5 Oct 2009 | 10:52 AM ET

    The companies that are in the market are much stronger in terms of earnings power, said Bernard Lirola, a Morningstar 5-star-rated fund manager at Needham Growth. He gave the following actionable investment plays to investors.

  • Weighing In On The Dollar Monday, 5 Oct 2009 | 9:29 AM ET

    The G7 meeting of finance ministers, instead of an aggressive statement on the dangers of a weak dollar, opted for a mealy-mouth remark that "excess volatility and disorderly movements in FX rates have adverse implications for economic and financial stability."

  • This Retailer May Rally in Next 2 Weeks Monday, 5 Oct 2009 | 8:02 AM ET

    One big investor apparently thinks that JCPenney may rally in the next two weeks and is using options to leverage the move.

  • Futures Higher; Brocade, BofA Post Gains Monday, 5 Oct 2009 | 7:46 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed higher Monday after two tough weeks for Wall Street.

  • Back to the Multi-Year Bear Market Next Week Monday, 5 Oct 2009 | 7:11 AM ET

    The stock market will likely return to its multi-year bear pattern on Oct. 16 after have a key reversal day late last month, Richard Suttmeier, chief market strategist at Valuenigine.com, said on CNBC Monday.

  • Yoshikami: Take a Tip from GE and Shake Things Up Sunday, 4 Oct 2009 | 7:39 PM ET

    General Electric is an example of a company making changes based on a dramatic shift in the environment.

  • Stocks Fall for 2nd Week; Jobs Report Disappoints Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 7:32 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower Friday as a dismal jobs report capped a string of disappointing economic reports this week, which cast doubt on the recovery. It was the market's second straight down week in which stocks have lost more than 3 percent.

  • A New York Stock Exchange trader.

    Uneven economic news is spooking stocks this October, but third quarter earnings could be one factor that helps keep the market's 7-month rally intact.

  • Rio Rising: 2016!!! Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 4:58 PM ET
    Rio olympic city

    Brazil wins another vote of confidence today when Rio de Janeiro was selected as the host city for the 2016 Olympic Games.

  • Wait 5 Years Before Jobs Fully Return: Strategist Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 4:46 PM ET

    Stocks traded lower on Friday after disappointing economic reports. Should investors brace themselves for further bad news or should they stay optimistic? David Kelly, chief market strategist at JPMorgan Funds shared his market insights.

  • Pepsi Options Boil After Earnings Forecast Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 3:58 PM ET

    Bullish traders are lapping up options in PepsiCo after Deutsche Bank raised its earnings forecast for the beverage company. Call volume surged almost 700 percent.

  • What The Chart Expert Says Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 3:53 PM ET
    October Performance

    It's time for our weekly chat with Chart expert Jordan Kotick, Global Head of Technical Analysis with Barclays Capital.

  • Stocks struggled for the second consecutive day this quarter as investors remained worried about the recovery in the wake of some disappointing economic reports. Vinny Catalano, global investment strategist at Blue Marble Research and Jordan Kimmel, market strategist at National Securities told investors how they should be preparing.

  • Stocks Try to Push Higher as Dollar Retreats Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 1:52 PM ET

    Stocks tried to push higher Friday as the dollar's retreat helped the market but investors remained worried about the recovery in the wake of some disappointing economic reports.