Investment Strategy


  • PIIGS of Europe Monday, 1 Mar 2010 | 3:46 PM ET

    Greece's mounting fiscal problems remain in focus, with investors today eyeing a possible bailout plan led by Germany and France. Closing Bell kicks shines the spotlight on the PIIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece & Spain) of Europe and discusses where the biggest risks are.

  • Warren Buffett told CNBC Monday that Berkshire Hathaway's businesses are "getting better," albeit at a "very, very slow pace." Two market strategists offered their takes on Berkshire as an investment itself: Larry Coats Jr., president, chief executive and senior portfolio manager at Oak Value Capital Managment, and Vahan Janjigian, chief investment strategist at Forbes.

  • Stocks Rise, Buoyed by Mergers, Greece News Monday, 1 Mar 2010 | 1:03 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Monday as prospects for a resolution to the Greek debt crisis somewhat brightened and AIG agreeing to sell its Asian business to UK insurer Prudential.

  • Stocks held minor gains Monday, after reports showed that consumer spending stayed even but US manufacturing grew in February. What's ahead for markets? Phil Dow, director of equity strategy at RBC Wealth Management, and Alan Lancz, president of Alan B. Lancz & Associates, offered their insights to CNBC.

  • Financially Speaking, What Type of Boomer Are You? Monday, 1 Mar 2010 | 12:00 PM ET

    The people born between 1946 and 1964 have been lumped together as the Baby Boom generation their entire lives, but their values and outlooks differ greatly along that 18-year spectrum.  Researchers have divided them into four categories, according to their financial status and retirement plans.

  • From BRIC to BIC: What Happened to Russia? Monday, 1 Mar 2010 | 11:11 AM ET

    In talking with global investors and in my recent trip to Davos for the World Economic Forum, I found that people are hardly even talking about Russia anymore. They’ve dropped the ”R“ to the point where it’s become the BIC nations.

  • Copper Prices Surge After Chile Quake Monday, 1 Mar 2010 | 11:10 AM ET

    Copper prices hit 5-week highs on Monday, after a massive earthquake in Chile reportedly halted up to 20 percent of the country's output. But analysts are debating the longer-term market impact on the power and construction metal.

  • Futures Higher; AIG Jumps, HSBC Slumps Monday, 1 Mar 2010 | 8:19 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street Monday as prospects for a resolution to the Greek debt crisis somewhat brightened and AIG agreeing to sell its Asian business to UK insurer Prudential.

  • U.S. jobs data and developments in the Greek financial crisis could be important catalysts for stocks in the week ahead.

  • My Top 4 Contrarian Stock Picks: Portfolio Manager Friday, 26 Feb 2010 | 5:36 PM ET

    Markets struggled on Friday, after a weak opening following disappointing GDP and existing-home sales data, as traders played the market in a tight range. Where can you find some value in today’s stock market? Connor Browne, co-portfolio manager at Thornburg Investment Management shared his insights.

  • Stocks struggled on Friday, the last trading day of February. How should investors prepare for what’s ahead and how might the month of March look for the markets? David Darst, chief investment strategist at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney shared his market outlooks.

  • Stocks Gain 3% for Month but Rally Fades Friday, 26 Feb 2010 | 5:15 PM ET

    Stocks logged a solid 3-percent gain for February but the momentum faded in the past week as confidence in the recovery began to falter. Financials and health-care stocks were among the best performers; consumer-focused stocks fell out of favor.

  • After two weeks of market gains, investors pulled the reins this week as confidence in the recovery began to falter. What should investors expect from stocks and bonds next week? Todd Colvin, VP at MF Global, and Robert Heller, managing director at Chapdelaine Brokerage, shared their insights.

  • Assessing February's Gains Friday, 26 Feb 2010 | 2:57 PM ET

    It's no surprise that volume on the NYSE is light today, given the massive amounts of snow outside.

  • New York Stock Exchange

    The correction that investors thought had finally arrived is beginning to fade as the stock market settles into a pattern likely to continue for months.

  • Terence Dolan, CEO of Benjamin & Jerold Brokerage, and Joe Gordon, founder and managing partner at Gordon Asset Management, told CNBC how investors can prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.

  • 2 Stocks With Growth Potential: Strategist Friday, 26 Feb 2010 | 1:30 PM ET

    The S&P is fairly valued and it is becoming increasingly difficult to find cheap names, but here are a few stocks that still have room for growth, said Scott Black, president of Delphi Management.

  • 10 Brands That Will Outperform Markets: Analyst Friday, 26 Feb 2010 | 12:24 PM ET

    Great brands not only make great investments, but eventually will outperform the market in 3 to 5 years, said Omar Saad, retail analyst at Credit Suisse. He shared his market strategies and brand plays.

  • Farrell: What About The Rest of the Year? Friday, 26 Feb 2010 | 11:56 AM ET

    We have been talking about inventories forever and in the fourth quarter the rate of inventory destocking slowed enough that 3.9% of the 5.9% gain was from that slowdown.

  • Fink on Greece's Debt Crisis Friday, 26 Feb 2010 | 10:54 AM ET

    Sentence/ParagraphRenewed concerns over Greece's budget situation dampening the mood on Wall Street today, but the Dow did manage to erase most of the losses in the final hour of trading. One of Wall Street's most respected minds, Larry Fink, Chairman & CEO of BlackRock joined Maria Bartiromo on Closing Bell after the market's close to share his thoughts on the economic environment.