Investment Strategy


  • Yoshikami: Don't Ignore Dollar Headlines Monday, 21 Sep 2009 | 12:43 AM ET

    As the U.S. dollar weakens, there are consequences and understanding the impact of a weak U.S. currency can be helpful as you invest your portfolio.

  • Week Ahead: Stock Market Still Trending Higher Sunday, 20 Sep 2009 | 11:40 AM ET
    A trader takes a break outside of the NYSE.

    The trend for stocks continues to point up and could stay that way through the end of September, even if there are some choppy days.

  • Stocks Up 2.2% for Week Amid Recovery Hopes Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 6:04 PM ET

    Stocks resumed their ascent Friday, after snapping the week's winning streak on Thursday, as investors braced for a volatile day due to quadruple witching.

  • IPO Activity Picks Up Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 4:06 PM ET

    The most interesting development in the IPO world is a veritable avalanche of Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) IPOs that are coming in the next weeks.

  • Hirschhorn: Why You May Never Make Money as a Trader Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 3:47 PM ET

    It’s time for a wake-up call folks. Here are six reasons why you do not — and may never — make money as a trader.

  • Many investors are still unconvinced that the rally is for real, and thus haven't participated in the meteoric run-up in stocks.

  • Real Estate Vs Dividend Stocks: Strategists Debate Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 3:22 PM ET

    According to Standard & Poor's, some 250 companies have lowered their dividends in the second quarter of 2009. That's the most in 50 years. If your looking for income, are dividend stocks still a good bet or might real estate and REITs be better?

  • Stocks Back on Winning Path; P&G Leads Dow Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 2:37 PM ET

    Stocks resumed their ascent Friday, after snapping the week's winning streak on Thursday, as investors braced for a volatile day due to quadruple witching.

  • Market Psychology With Chart Expert Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 1:50 PM ET

    Our weekly regular on the Closing Bell is Jordan Kotick head of global technical strategy for Barclays Capital.

  • Traders 'Driving' Callaway Golf Higher Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 1:29 PM ET

    Today's option trading is decidedly bullish, with almost all of it taking place at in the November 10 calls. Nearly 2,200 calls changed hands at the strike, dwarfing the open interest of 47 contracts and zero average daily volume.

  • Get Out of Bonds, Stay with Stocks: Strategist Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 1:15 PM ET

    The run in treasurys is over and it’s now time for investors to sell the 10-year and 30-year bonds, said CNBC’s Mad Money host Jim Cramer. Should investors continue to build their position in bonds or should they look toward stocks instead? Barry James, president of James Advantage Funds and Stephen Wood, chief market strategist at Russell Investments shared their strategies.

  • Stocks Rise as 'Witching' Stirs Volatility; GE Skids Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 12:45 PM ET

    Stocks resumed their ascent Friday, after snapping the week's winning streak on Thursday, as investors braced for a volatile day due to quadruple witching.

  • What Investors Should Watch For Next Week Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 11:29 AM ET

    Charles Bobrinskoy, vice chairman and director of research at Ariel Investments and Marc Harris, co-head of Global Research at RBC Capital Markets shared their insights on where to invest in a low volume environment and what investors should be watching for next week.

  • Baidu's Search For Growth Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 10:57 AM ET

    While many investors have their attention on Google, it isn't the only technology growth story out there. Believe it or not, there is a market that Google does not dominate: C-H-I-N-A!

  • Markets Look 'Very Positive' in Long-Term: Strategist Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 10:47 AM ET

    The momentum and reinforcing positive cycle will likely carry the markets forward from this point, said Jason Pride, director of research at Haverford Investments.

  • 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.