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Investment Strategy


  • Housing Sector to Lead Markets Higher: Strategist Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 11:29 AM ET

    Use the pullback opportunity to sell weaker holdings and wait for the correction to run its full course, said Art Nunes, CIO of Northwest Asset Management.

  • A pleasure boat sits on top of a building amid a sea of debris in Otsuchi

    Crises in the Middle East and Japan threaten to thrust the U.S. and global economies into a second recession.

  • Buy or Sell: S&P Top Performer JDS Uniphase? Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 10:53 AM ET

    JDS Uniphase popped as one of the top performers, up 33% so far this year, and up 58% in the past six months. We’ve got two analysts on both sides of the trade on this company that provides communication solutions.

  • Is Bahrain Returning to Business as Usual? Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 10:32 AM ET
    Bahraini anti-government protesters stand close to makeshift roadblocks in Manama.

    Armed security forces and light tanks were visible Tuesday in Bahrain's financial harbor as the local press ran headlines heralding the resumption of "business as usual" and displaced expats began to slowly trickle back to the island kingdom.

  • Sony will likely cut production at five more plants and said they were considering temporarily moving some production overseas. Iron ore miner Rio Tinto noted that some steel mills have suspended operations in Japan. Egypt's stock market will reopen Wednesday, officials say.

  • Futures Trade Mixed Amid Global Tensions Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 9:11 AM ET

    Stock index futures were slightly higher ahead of the open Tuesday as investors kept a wary eye on events still developing in Japan and Libya.

  • Trading on Big Swings Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 6:47 AM ET
    Trading on Big Swings

    Insight on how to trade during volatility, with Bill Strazzullo, Bell Curve Trading partner/chief market strategist.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Tuesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Circuit Breakers in Place for Big Egypt Losses Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 5:19 AM ET

    The Egyptian stock exchange is prepared for big intraday moves with circuit breakers, but a period of sustained losses is anticipated, according to the market's new chairman, Mohamed Abdelsalam.

  • Finland Holds Key to Euro Zone ‘Grand Bargain’ Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 3:08 AM ET

    When European Union leaders gather in Brussels at the end of the week to finalise a much-anticipated “grand bargain” to solve their debt crisis, the eyes of the financial markets will be focused on an unlikely place: Finland, reports the Financial Times.

  • Forget Geopolitics, Watch the ISM: Strategist Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 2:03 AM ET

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  • Fears of Another Downturn Overplayed: Jim O'Neill Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 1:30 AM ET
    Anti-Gaddafi rebel runs away as smoke rises following an air strike by Libyan warplanes.

    Fears that the world economy is facing another downturn are being overplayed, despite the political upheaval caused by recent unrest in the Middle East and the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, Jim O'Neill, chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, said.

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    Here's what you should be watching Tuesday, March 22.

  • Stocks End Up, Pushing Dow Above 12,000 Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 4:45 PM ET
    Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks finished up 1.5 percent or higher, sending the Dow back above 12,000, lifted by AT&T's $39 billion planned purchase of Deutsche Telecom's T-Mobile USA and investors who found buying opportunities in stocks they viewed as oversold.  Boeing and Alcoa led Dow gainers, while Pfizer fell.

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    Fighting in the Middle East, the crisis in Japan and turmoil around the globe will provide more volatile days in the stock market—and opportunities for investors, Pimco's El-Erian told CNBC.

  • Stocks Pare Gains But Still Rise Over 1% Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 4:17 PM ET
    Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks pared gains in the final hour of trading Monday, but remained significantly higher, buoyed by AT&T's $39 billion planned purchase of Deutsche Telecom's T-Mobile USA and buying opportunities in oversold stocks.  Boeing and GE led gainers, while Pfizer fell.

  • Greenberg: China Stock Action Heats Up Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 4:12 PM ET

    We should start calling this, “China Stocks Today.” The events surrounding Chinese stocks, mostly reverse mergers, are moving so quickly it’s hard to keep track of them.

  • The Fear Trade Now Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 4:09 PM ET

    Much is made about "risk on, risk off" trades, but you can understand the outperformance of U.S. vs. international stocks, and the outperformance of precious metals and energy, as all aspects of the fear trade, which comes in different "flavors."

  • Is VIX Being Tricky or Is Worst Over for Stocks? Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 3:19 PM ET

    The VIX, considered a measure of market fear, rose last week as news about radiation leaks from Japan's damaged nuclear reactors looked increasingly dire. But the stock market has now assumed the worst case will be averted and stocks vaulted higher, sinking the VIX. The VIX was at 20.56 in mid afternoon.

  • Dubious Chinese Stock Snares Hank Greenberg Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 2:48 PM ET
    Maurice "Hank" Greenberg

    Whenever anybody raised red flags over China MediaExpress, as has happened quite a bit in recent months, the flip-side from the bulls was always that the company’s biggest investor was none other than Starr Investments, a unit of Maurice “Hank” Greenberg’s privately held C.V. Starr & Co. Greenberg, Starr's CEO, is better known as the former CEO of American International Group.