Investment Strategy


  • China's 'Facebook' Renren Surges on First Trading Day Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 11:19 AM ET

    Renren shares rose in their market debut Wednesday after the company priced its initial public offering at the top of an expected range.

  • Rare Earth Prices Surge Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 11:00 AM ET

    Rare earth prices are reaching rarefied heights. World prices have doubled in the last four months for rare earths — metallic elements needed for many of the most sophisticated civilian and military technologies, whether smartphones or smart bombs.

  • What's Your Best Play Now?     Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 11:00 AM ET

    Discussing where investors should put their money in the midst of weak economic data; the end of QE2, and falling commodities, with Steve Grasso, Stuart Frankel; Rob Morgan, Fulcrum Securities; Channing Smith, Capital Advisors, and CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • Just because a country's inflation picks up doesn't mean interest rates are about to rise as well - but currency investors can still make money. Here's how.  

  • Giving HMO Stocks A Checkup     Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 10:41 AM ET

    Managed health care stocks have been big outperformers this year. Insight with Charles Boorady, Credit Suisse co-head of U.S. healthcare equity research.

  • Business Owners Feel Good About Future     Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 10:24 AM ET

    A new survey from Citi says the majority of entrepreneurs agree the worst is over, with Raj Seshadri, Citigroup head of small business banking.

  • 6 Large-Cap Plays For Investors: Pros Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 10:12 AM ET

    Investors should look into high-quality, large-cap companies for profits, said Arne Espe, portfolio manager at USAA Investment Management and Charlie Smith, CIO of Fort Pitt Capital Group.

  • Conviction Buy Jail Stocks     Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 10:10 AM ET

    Behind bars may be a great place to lock away your money, with Kevin Campbell, Avondale Partners analyst.

  • Investing in Target Date Mutual Funds Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:42 AM ET

    These mutual funds, also known as  life cycle ones, take the hard work out of building a diversified portfolio. And judging by their soaring popularity, investors appreciate the convenience.

  • Cost Of Living Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:40 AM ET
    Child with money

    The big events of our lives often carry big price tags, and even though they're usually highly anticipated, it's difficult to be fully prepared — emotionally and financially. Here's some tips.Handling life changes takes prudence and planning along with perseverance.

  • Chinese IPO: Renren     Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:39 AM ET

    Insight on the Chinese social networking website making its initial public offering, with Joseph Chen, Renren chairman/CEO.

  • Widely Held Wednesday     Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:35 AM ET

    A look at some large cap picks, with Arne Espe, USAA Investment Management and Charlie Smith, Fort Pitt Capital Group.

  • Futures Pare Losses After Jobs News Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:21 AM ET

    Stock index futures pared losses to trade flat amid a report on private sector job growth that was a little weaker than expected.

  • Faber Report: Conagra's Offer for Ralcorp     Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:17 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber has the story on Conagra increasing its offer for Ralcorp Holdings.

  • Strange Goings on With RenRen IPO Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 8:55 AM ET

    Strange goings on with hot Chinese IPO RenRen, set to begin trading this morning at the NYSE. I understand that the deal closed and priced this morning (it was supposed to price last night)—53.1 million shares were priced at $14 (about $743 million), above the price talk of $12-$14.

  • Health of the Retail Investor     Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 8:25 AM ET

    Checking the pulse of the individual investor, with Fredric Tomczyk, TD Ameritrade president/CEO.

  • Tracking the Recovery     Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 7:00 AM ET

    Discussing the economy's bounce back and whether we are on track for recovery, Edward Lazear, Stanford University Economics professor/former Council of Economic Advisers chairman.

  • Bond Investors Should Revolt: PIMCO's Gross Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 6:13 AM ET

    The Co-CEO of bond giant PIMCO, Bill Gross, has warned investors that holding US Treasurys is an “abdication of responsibility” in his May note to investors.

  • Goldilocks Is Now a Zombie: Analyst Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 5:41 AM ET

    With the Teflon market refusing the take fright from the wall of worry facing investors, one analyst told CNBC the world is beginning to look like a bad horror movie from the 1980s.

  • Avoid Tears When the Tide Goes Out: Fund Manager Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 5:16 AM ET
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    Investors never learn when to take profits and risk tears before bed-time when the tide goes out, according to Pedro Noronha, the managing partner at Noster Capital in London.