Investment Strategy


  • Stocks turned mostly positive Friday, as investors absorbed the meaning of a surprising surge in payrolls in the wake of the Fed's plans to pump more money into the economy. David Katz, CIO at Matrix Asset Advisors, and Don Schreiber, founder, president and CEO of WBI, discussed their market outlooks.

  • Positive Signs of an Economic Recovery Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 11:53 AM ET

    Is the economy finally kicking into gear? CNBC viewers are seeing some positive signs of recovery in their local economies.

  • John Lennon

    A Beatles historian has come across one of the last autographs John Lennon signed before his fatal encounter with Mark David Chapman thirty years ago. CNBC has learned that rock historian Denny Somach will put the autograph up for sale next week.

  • Low VIX a Warning for Market: Strategist Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 11:21 AM ET

    The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, slipped to a 6-month low this week and is down more than 20 percent since May. What does this mean for stocks and how should investors position their portfolios? Tim Freeman, head of U.S. equity derivative sales at Capstone Global Markets, shared his insights.

  • Stocks to Watch: Nike, Time Warner and More ... Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 11:07 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Farr: Jobs Number Raises Questions Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 10:46 AM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    In my opinion, it will take several months of positive job additions in the 150K+ range before the Fed feels comfortable that the employment situation is getting better. There is still a very high level of unemployed people as well as people who remain out of the labor force because they are frustrated. Therefore, we would expect QE2 to go ahead as planned.

  • Busch: Fed Spikes Punch Bowl? Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 10:38 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman

    When will the Fed turn to Congress and the White House and say, "We’ve done all that we can. It’s time for you to engage in policies that encourage growth." I think you’ll hear this soon via speeches and testimonies.

  • Starbucks Serves Up A Profit Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 10:30 AM ET

    In an exclusive interview with Maria Bartiromo, Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz outlined how the coffee-shop chain doubled its fourth-quarter net income to $399.3 million.

  • Why Options Are Boiling on H&R Block Stock Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 10:06 AM ET

    The most interesting option trade was in the November 13 calls, which saw a single block of 10,000 bought as the stock dropped but failed to reach a new intraday low. The company's stock snapped back hard and pushed higher, finishing the day up 0.94 percent at $11.76.

  • Market in Fed's 'Hall of Mirrors' Again Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 9:50 AM ET

    President Obama, who looked like a chastised puppy in his press conference, was just given an early Christmas present: nonfarm payrolls not only rose 151,000, some 90,000 more than consensus, but the prior month showed a healthy upward revision, from a loss of 95,000 to a loss of 41,000. It was the first gain since May.

  • What's On: Jobs Report, Housing Data and Ener1 Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 8:31 AM ET

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

  • Will Unemployment Be Up or Down in 6 Months? Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 8:17 AM ET
    unemployment line

    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • Euro Could Rally to 2009 High of $1.52: Charts Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 6:45 AM ET

    The euro could be set to rally to its high of last year against the dollar of $1.52, Royce Tostrams, technical analyst at Tostrams Groep, told CNBC Friday.

  • Playing Asia? Beware of Near-Term Risks: Expert Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | 11:02 PM ET

    Investors looking to ride on Asia's recent stock rally face a more dangerous entry point in the near term, said Ajay Kapur, head of equity strategy, Asia at Deutsche Bank on CNBC Friday.

  • Job seekers wait in line to have their résumés reviewed at the second annual Anaheim/Orange County Job Fair.

    The October employment report is not expected to show much in the way of new job growth, but the euphoria over Fed easing may trump any concern in markets Friday.

  • Obama's Tax Talk Gives Market Extra Boost: Analysts Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | 6:05 PM ET

    Stocks got a boost on Thursday after President Obama said he is open to extending the Bush-era tax cuts across all income levels. Kevin Caron, market strategist at Stifel Nicolaus, and Chief Investment Officer David Kotok of Cumberland Advisors, both see the news helping stocks add on to recent gains.

  • Stocks Close at Two-Year Highs; Banks Surge Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | 5:01 PM ET

    Stocks surged to two-year highs on Thursday as all the major indexes rose beyond their closing highs for the year in the wake of the Federal Reserve's decision to buy $600 billion in Treasury bonds to boost the economy and news that President Obama said he was open to extending the Bush-era tax cuts to all income levels. JPMorgan and BofA gained.

  • Stocks Soar; Banks Rise on Fed Dividend News Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | 3:55 PM ET

    Stocks continued to soar to new highs for the year Thursday, with banks getting a boost from news the Fed will allow "healthy" institutions to raise their dividends. BofA and JPM gain.

  • Fed Easing Even More Effective Than You Think? Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | 3:33 PM ET

    QE2 (quantitative easing) apologists are already noting that QE2 might be more effective than many think. Credit Suisse, for example, says QE2 will be more effective than investors realize because of these reasons...

  • Rally Goes On; So Does Consumer Trend Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | 2:43 PM ET

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