Investment Strategy


  • Should Loan Modifications Hit Homeowner Credit Scores? Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 7:13 AM ET

    Share your opinion in our poll.

  • IBM's disappointing second quarter results will compete with a barrage of corporate earnings reports ahead of Tuesday's opening bell.

  • Stocks Rise Ahead of Earnings; Techs Gain Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 7:03 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded after losing 1% last week as techs gained ahead of some key earnings from the sector this week. Qualcomm and Motorola rose, while Bank of America and Apple fell.

  • 5 Stocks with Biggest Earnings Upgrades Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 6:18 PM ET

    Analysts have been more upbeat on company earnings. Investors don't share that sentiment. Here are the five companies whose share prices are most out of line with analysts' EPS upgrades over the past month.

  • Companies Hoarding Cash Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 4:42 PM ET

    Companies have been hoarding more cash more than ever due to concerns over a double-dip recession and uncertainties in the environment.

  • Duncan Niederauer, CEO of NYSE Euronext, is on the Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo today and Financial Reform is on his mind. Since the bill passed, there have been serious debates as to whether it will actually benefit the American people and help bring the economy back on its feet.

  • US Headwinds Force Investors to Look Elsewhere Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 4:29 PM ET

    Recent economic data showing a slowdown in manufacturing, a dip in retail sales and the lowest level of consumer confidence in the last 11 months all contributed to the Dow’s 260-point wipeout on Friday.

  • Regulatory Clarity Still Lacking For Financials Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 2:39 PM ET

    Bank of America losses extended Monday, sliding more than 4 percent by the middle of the trading session, following a tremendous selloff Friday after disappointing earnings.

  • Stocks Rise, Buoyed by Techs; BofA Skids Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 2:19 PM ET

    Stocks were modestly higher Monday, led by the technology sector, as investors focused ahead on upcoming earnings reports.  Motorola rose more than 4 percent but Apple tumbled.

  • IBM – It’s All In The Bottomline Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 1:47 PM ET
    IBM Sign

    The consensus estimate for IBM is for $2.58 a share, with revenue at $24.2 billion, according to Thomson Reuters.

  • A concerned trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    As if Wall Street doesn't have enough to worry about during a mostly dreary year, history also is not on the side of a market rebound for the remainder of 2010.

  • Presidential speech pedistal

    Eighteen months in office, President Obama should be evaluated on what he accomplished. On the President’s watch, unemployment has jumped from 7.7 to 9.5 percent, the jobless count has increased 2.7 million, and 3.4 million more Americans have quit looking for work altogether.

  • Most companies have been reporting earnings that beat Wall Street expectations. Will the trend continue throughout the season in this first big earnings week? Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at Standard & Poor’s, shared his earnings outlook.

  • Stocks Struggle After Homebuilder Report Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 12:14 PM ET

    Stocks bobbed after an early pop Monday as banks and homebuilders weakened. Stocks has started the day higher after a report showed U.S. firms have increased their hiring plans.

  • Market Is 'Below Fair Value'—Here's How to Play It Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 11:32 AM ET

    This market is bound to grow and so investors should take advantage of these following sectors, agreed Sarat Sethi, partner and portfolio manager at Douglas C. Lane & Associates, and Craig Callahan, founder and president of ICON Advisers. They shared their best investment plays.

  • Chadwick: What’s With This Bipolar Stock Market? Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 11:22 AM ET

    It seems that some days all news is good news to the stock market and the next day all news is bad news. And other times it seems as though the stock market extrapolates one single economic indicator as though it alone matters.

  • No Double-Dip in the Near Future: BlackRock's Doll Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 11:10 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Monday, rebounding off of last week's market selloff—then pulled back. Will a rally form and hold? Robert Doll, vice chairman and chief equity strategist at BlackRock, discussed his market outlook.

  • Farrell: It Doesn't Look Like the Economy is Safe Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 11:04 AM ET
    Vince Farrell

    I never believed in the "V"-shaped recovery. I was more with Lee Cooperman's square-root design of an economic graph. It looks to me like that is the best we can now hope for.

  • Six in 60 Seconds: Yahoo, Teekay Tankers, More... Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 10:45 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Today's six stocks worth watching.