Investment Strategy


  • Bank of America Sued over Mutual Funds Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 10:42 AM ET
    Bank of America

    It’s been four decades since the go-go years of the late 1960s, when hot mutual funds captured the imagination of investors by reporting performance that was too good to be true. It’s been so long that Bank of America seems to have forgotten what happened.

  • Art Cashin: Stocks Will Fall if Dollar Rises Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 10:26 AM ET

    The U.S. dollar rose against most major currencies on Friday, clawing off a one-year low against the euro as waning risk appetite cut demand for higher-yielding currencies. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his market insights.

  • Citi Upgrades Procter & Gamble Stock to 'Buy' Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 10:22 AM ET
    Boxes of Procter & Gamble's Tide with Bleach.

    Citigroup raised its price target for Procter & Gamble Thursday to $66 per share and said the company will likely beat its conservative earnings expectations as it goes on the offensive against competitors.

  • Traders Brew Up Some Heavy Volume Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 9:27 AM ET

    Volume has been heavier in the last two days due to quadruple witching expiration. It's been an odd expiration: there's been volume, but not a lot of volatility from the indices. They have gone up, but not in any notable way.

  • Moskow Gives A Thumbs Up To The Fed Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 8:52 AM ET

    Former Chicago Fed President Michael Moskow has given a thumbs up to the Fed's response to the financial crisis.

  • Why Are Options Still Bullish on Kodak? Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 8:27 AM ET

    Eastman Kodak fell 11 percent yesterday on a plan to dilute its shares, but options action took a bullish turn for the second time this week.

  • Futures Edge Higher; 'Witching' Day Awaits Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 7:40 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open for Wall Street, with no significant economic news but quadruple-witching on the table.

  • Market Tips: Private Equity has Cash to Splash Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 6:23 AM ET

    The private equity industry has endured a tumultuous year since the collapse of Lehman Brothers and some underperforming funds could end up closing their books as a result. But many of the funds that have survived the crisis now find themselves in a strong position with a large amount of cash, looking for investment opportunities, one market expert told CNBC.

  • Credit Suisse Warms to Stocks over Credit Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 6:18 AM ET

    Credit Suisse updated its global equity strategy, downgrading credit compared to equities, Reuters reported Friday.

  • Market Insider: Time for a Breather Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 5:47 AM ET
    A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange executes a trade with his NYSE E-Broker.

    The stock market took a rest Thursday, signaling traders that it may be getting ready to shake off some recent gains.

  • The current weakness of the US dollar may make it look like a casualty of the crisis, but "this interpretation would be premature," Commerzbank foreign exchange strategist Lutz Karpowitz wrote in a research note.

  • Charts Predict: Gold Heading To $1,200 Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 4:52 AM ET

    The recent rally in the price of gold will continue and push on to new all-time highs around $1,200 per troy ounce, David Sneddon, technical analyst at Credit Suisse, told CNBC.

  • Your Best Tech Stock Plays: Strategists Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | 6:06 PM ET

    Technology has become the first of the 10 S&P 500 sectors to recover all its losses incurred after Lehman’s bankruptcy last year. Will the sector continue to see a rally? Scott Kessler, equity analyst at Standard & Poor’s, and Kevin Landis, portfolio manager at The Firsthand Funds, shared their outlooks.

  • Stocks Snap Winning Streak; GE Recovers Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | 5:00 PM ET

    Stocks snapped their winning streak Thursday after soaring this week to new highs for the year.

  • FedEx Delivers Good News Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | 4:37 PM ET

    FedEx, a bellwether of our economy, delivered positive news to investors about the economy. In an exclusive interview with Maria Bartiromo on Closing Bell, CEO Fred Smith said he's seeing signs of improvement in the global economy as international shipments pick up.

  • Airlines Take Off Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | 4:02 PM ET

    Finally, some positive news from airlines, but what's next?

  • Are Actively Managed ETFs Making a Difference? Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | 1:45 PM ET

    Actively managed ETFs: are they starting to make a difference? There have been very few actively managed ETFs that have come to market. This week, one interesting ETF in this group did make it to market: the Dent Tactical ETF (DENT), which began trading yesterday.

  • Stock Retreat as GE Drags on Dow Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | 12:58 PM ET

    Stocks got a quick pop Thursday from the Philadelphia Federal Reserve report on regional manufacturing but turned negative as General Electric dragged on the Dow.

  • Expect 11% Upside From This Dow Component: Analyst Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | 12:46 PM ET

    3M has soared almost 80 percent since the March market low, and recently hit its 52-week high. Where's the stock headed? Deane Dray, senior diversified industrials analyst at FBR Capital Markets, shared his views on the company.

  • As Bulls and Bears Rage On, Many Investors Are Tuning Out Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | 12:11 PM ET

    Even as a vigorous debate rages over the stock market's direction, increasing numbers of investors are finding themselves in camp with neither the bears nor the bulls.