Investment Strategy


  • Russian Billionaire Loses $54 Million Deposit Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | 12:09 PM ET
    Mikhail Prokhorov

    Call it the worst escrow ever. Mikhail Prokhorov, Russia's $9 billion nickel magnate, is out nearly $56 million. His deal to buy a massive villa on the French Riviera fell through.

  • Credit Markets, Jobs Figures Look Good: Chief Economist Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | 10:33 AM ET

    Markets opened higher on Wednesday as the jobs reports indicated an encouraging sign on the employment front. What should investors expect going forward? Michael Darda, chief economist at MKM Partners, shared his insights.

  • Futures Get Lift From Jobs Numbers Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | 7:58 AM ET

    Stock market futures pointed to a slight rise at the start of trading Wednesday, but numbers on private employment and planned layoffs could alter the tone of trading.

  • 3 Reasons Why the Auto Sector is Poised for Rebound Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | 1:09 AM ET

    Toyota's safety crisis may have cleared the way for U.S. automakers, but that is just an aside. The entire industry is poised for a strong recovery. And here are three reasons why

  • New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    US stocks seem to have sidestepped signs the economic recovery may be sputtering and experts say this trend will likely continue.

  • Get Out of Chip Stocks in Second Quarter? Tuesday, 2 Mar 2010 | 6:26 PM ET

    The semiconductor sector’s revenue will grow 18 percent in 2010, according to a new report from UBS. The sector has been battered by the recession, so are the chip making stocks a buy right now? Uche Orji, analyst at UBS, and Doug Freedman, senior semiconductor analyst at Broadpoint AmTech, shared their insights.

  • Dow Erases Gains as Techs Pull Back Tuesday, 2 Mar 2010 | 6:25 PM ET

    The Dow erased all but a few points of its gain Tuesday as tech stocks retreated.

  • 4 Video Game Stocks to Gain This Year: Analyst Tuesday, 2 Mar 2010 | 4:40 PM ET

    After underperforming in 2009, video game stocks are poised to improve in 2010, said Arvind Bhatia, video game and entertainment analyst at Sterne, Agee & Leach. He shared his market insights.

  • There are plenty of opportunities for investors outside the U.S. borders, even in the riskier countries, said James Moffett, portfolio manager at Scout International Fund. He shared his market insight and best plays.

  • Buy Opportunities Are 'Abundant': Stock Picker Tuesday, 2 Mar 2010 | 1:32 PM ET

    Markets advanced on Tuesday, continuing a strong performance to the start of March. Doug Sandler, co-founder of Riverfront Investment Group, and Mike Holland, chairman of Holland & Company, shared their market strategies.

  • Pepsi vs Coke: Stock Analyst 'Taste Test' Tuesday, 2 Mar 2010 | 12:59 PM ET

    Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have each decided to purchase its bottlers in a move to cut costs and increase distribution flexibility. So should investors buy Coke or Pepsi? Philip Gorham, stock analyst at Morningstar, discussed his stock preference.

  • Expect M&A Uptick in Near Future: BlackRock's Doll Tuesday, 2 Mar 2010 | 12:29 PM ET

    Stocks opened higher on Tuesday, pushing the Dow into positive territory for the year, as Wall Street continued its March rally. What should investors expect for the rest of the month? Robert Doll, chief equity strategist at BlackRock shared his market outlook.

  • 3 Water Stocks to Satiate Your Portfolio: Analyst Tuesday, 2 Mar 2010 | 10:22 AM ET

    Should water stocks be part of your investment? Deane Dray, senior industrial analyst at FBR Capital Markets, shared his insights.

  • Stocks Pare Gains as Hoenig Talks Rates Tuesday, 2 Mar 2010 | 10:22 AM ET

    Stocks pared their gains Tuesday after a Fed president suggested the central bank should begin tightening "sooner rather than later."

  • Pound's Tumble Nearly Done but Politics Loom Tuesday, 2 Mar 2010 | 8:53 AM ET

    The pound's fall is nearly over but foreign exchange markets are still going to watch developments, since parity with the euro can not be ruled out as the country gets closer to a crucial spring election, analysts and traders told CNBC.com Tuesday.

  • Options Bullish Ahead of This Chipmaker's Earnings Tuesday, 2 Mar 2010 | 8:07 AM ET

    Marvell Technology shares jumped along with upside option activity yesterday ahead of the chipmaker's earnings report Thursday after the bell.

  • Futures Higher; Autos Await, Staples Falls Tuesday, 2 Mar 2010 | 7:49 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a higher open Tuesday as Wall Street looks to keep March going on a positive note.

  • Snow, Toyota May Have Dented February Car Sales   Monday, 1 Mar 2010 | 9:17 PM ET

    Toyota's safety problems and a series of major snow storms probably put a dent in U.S. auto sales last month, with February's car sales figures expected to fall from the month before.

  • Stocks Start March on Upbeat Note; Tech Leads Monday, 1 Mar 2010 | 5:54 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher Monday, led by technology stocks after an encouraging report on chip sales. Intel and HP led the Dow. GE and JPMorgan were at the bottom of the pack.

  • In this uncertain market, hesitant investors should resist the urge to pull money off the table and instead buy into high-dividend stocks, high-yielding corporate bonds and commodities, said Joseph Poon, head of Macquarie Private Wealth Asia.