Investment Strategy


  • Do You Trust the 'Twitter Indicator?' Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 8:44 AM ET

    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • Signs of 'Somewhat Toppish Outlook' for Euro: Charts Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 5:24 AM ET

    The euro's recent gains against the dollar are set to continue for the meantime, but investors should be cautious as the greenback's declines could be about to change, Roelof van den Akker, chartist at ING Wholesale Banking, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Asia's IPO Fever Comes as No Surprise: Expert Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 3:08 AM ET

    The incessant appetite for Asian IPOs does not come as a surprise, said Alan Lok, director of Sabio Global on CNBC, especially with the huge influx of funds from the United States.

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    Big declines in Apple and IBM shares could sour stocks Tuesday, as traders watch for earnings from Bank of America and other big names, like Goldman Sachs, Coca-Cola and Johnson and Johnson.

  • 5 Questions With Marc Faber Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 8:09 PM ET
    Dr. Marc Faber

    Contrarian investor and author Marc Faber answers five questions posed to him by CNBC on life, his investments and the lessons learnt from the Asian financial crisis.

  • Apple iPhone 4

    Although Apple traditionally develops much of its technology in-house, the company still relies on a vast network of external suppliers to manufacture pieces of its popular products. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • How To Build A Poor Man's Hedge Fund Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 6:50 PM ET
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    Forget the high fees. Given the explosion of ETFs and other financial products, it's possible to create a low-budget, limited hedge fund, providing an alternative to your traditional porfolio mix.

  • Apple Shares Too Hot for the Dow Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 5:42 PM ET
    Workers apply the Apple logo to the exterior of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in preparation for an Apple special event January 26, 2010 in San Francisco, California.

    The Dow Jones Index is where big companies land once the rapid growth stops and the numbers get more predictable. Apple, as its earnings report will show after the bell, is neither a slow-grower nor predictable. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • IBM Had 'Incredible' Performance—Now Take Profits Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 5:38 PM ET

    IBM, which closed at an historic high, is down about 4 percent after the close. The issues: 2010 guidance of "at least" $11.40 is only slightly better than previous guidance of "at least" $11.25; bookings also light at $11 billion vs. street expectations of $12.5 billion.

  • Stocks Close Higher, Led by Banks; BofA Rises Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 4:42 PM ET

    Stocks closed  higher as Citigroup's earnings lifted bank stocks ahead of a cluster of earnings reports this week, including Apple and IBM, which report after the market closes.  Bank of America and JPMorgan rose, while Intel and Home Depot fell. 

  • What to Expect from J&J Earnings Tuesday Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 4:34 PM ET
    Johnson & Johnson

    As earnings season intensifies, so will scrutiny over Johnson & Johnson when it reports results on Tuesday.

  • Stocks Rise Ahead of Close, Led by Banks Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 3:48 PM ET

    Stocks rose as Citigroup's earnings lifted bank stocks ahead of a cluster of earnings reports this week.   Bank of America and JPMorgan rose, while Intel and GE fell. 

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    While the foreclosure mess is likely to play out for months and perhaps years to come, investors in banking stocks already appear to have braced themselves for the fallout and are ready to move on.

  • How To Spot An Authentic Tiffany Lamp Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 1:34 PM ET

    They can command thousands of dollars, but imitators are common. Here are nine tips that you're looking at is an original Tiffany lamp.

  • US Stocks Creep Up on Dollar Moves Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 12:58 PM ET

    Stocks open slightly up despite a disappointing September industrial production report. Last month’s decline was the first decline in 15 months. The poor data sent the dollar to its lows of the sessions.

  • Midterm Elections: What Matters Most? Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 12:45 PM ET

    The balance of power in both houses of Congress are at stake in November's midterm elections. As we countdown to November 2nd, we want to know what issue matters most to the investing public.

  • Home Builder Confidence: Don't Celebrate Yet Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 12:20 PM ET

    Report: Builder sentiment improving but a long way from healthy. The NAHB Housing Market Index rose from 13 to 16, above expectations of 13, the first rise in housing activity in months.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed as Banks Rise, Techs Fall Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 11:58 AM ET

    Stocks turned mixed as Citigroup earnings lifted bank stocks, but a decline in tech stocks took strength out of the Nasdaq. JPMorgan and Exxon Mobil rose, while Intel fell. 

  • Busch: The Easy QE2 Trade is Over Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 11:36 AM ET

    Overnight, the US dollar has had a rally on what I'd call the "We-can-print-money-too!" theory of central bank easing.

  • Update: JC Penney's New Poison Pill Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 11:07 AM ET
    J.C. Penney

    J.C. Penney has put in a poison pill that prevents any other shareholder of exceeding a 10 percent stake in the company.