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Investment Strategy


  • Stocks Mixed Ahead of Close as Nasdaq Slips Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 3:57 PM ET


  • Bill Gross

    Despite the shabby state of government finances in the US, Pimco's Bill Gross says now is the time to be buying municipal bonds.

  • Technology is the third worst performing sector in the S&P this year, only beating out healthcare and utilities.  This may surprise most investors since a handful of tech stocks had a good 2010.

  • Jim Cramer's Top Dow Picks for 2011 Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 1:49 PM ET
    Jim Cramer

    People do a lot of top-down analysis at this time of the year, trying to figure out how much the Dow and the S&P could go up — or down — in the coming year. That's not my style. As someone who is a stock picker, I like a bottom's-up approach, analyzing each Dow component to come up with what I think the most visible index will deliver in 2011. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • How to Invest in China Now: Stock Picker Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 1:20 PM ET

    China's central bank raised interest rates over the weekend for the second time in just over two months, making investors nervous over the country’s economic future. But Jim Oberweis of Oberweis Asset Management said to continue investing in the country, as longer-term returns will be worth the bumpy ride.

  • Use Coming Pullback as Buying Opportunity: Strategists Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 12:24 PM ET

    While stocks may see a pullback in the next few weeks, investors should use the opportunity to buy because markets are ultimately positioned to rally next year, according to two strategists.

  • How Do You Handle Corrections? Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 12:23 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer emphasizes the importance of execution when to comes to choosing stocks.

  • The Difference Between Investing & Trading Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 12:23 PM ET

    They’re not the same thing, you know.

  • Calculating a Stock’s Risk-Reward Ratio Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 12:23 PM ET

    As much as you want to know how much a particular equity will go up, you also need to know how far it will fall. Here’s how you figure it out.

  • The Almighty Multiple Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 12:22 PM ET

    It’s one of the best ways to compare stocks. Plus, a look at the top line, the bottom line and gross margins.

  • The Importance of Secular Vs. Cyclical Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 12:22 PM ET

    If money managers live and die by rotating between the two, you probably want to know what they mean.

  • Stocks Decline; Retail Slips, Energy Rises Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 11:54 AM ET

    Stocks declined modestly amid thin holiday trading and after a couple lackluster economic reports as the Northeast recovered from a huge snowstorm. Caterpillar and Disney fell, while Bank of America rose.

  • Six in 60

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

  • Stocks to See 'Double-Digit Return' in 2011: Paulsen Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 10:12 AM ET

    The stock market is likely to see "another double-digit return next year," said James Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management.

  • GM Rated 'Buy' (Almost) Everywhere Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 9:41 AM ET

    The quiet period following GM's Nov. 17 IPO ended Monday night, so there are lots of analyst recommendations out — and they are bullish, most with price targets 20 to 40 percent above the closing price yesterday.

  • Futures Hold Gains After News on Home Prices Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 9:16 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were higher and largely unchanged after a report showing housing prices remain lower over the past year.

  • US Entices Big Banks in Canada Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 5:03 AM ET
    Victorian houses in St. John' s, Newfoundland

    The Bank of Nova Scotia is sometimes praised for having a nearly perfect record with its investments in the United States. But it is the only one of Canada’s five large banks that has largely avoided the American market, the New York Times reports.

  • Kaminsky's Call: 3 Predictions for The Next Decade Monday, 27 Dec 2010 | 1:05 PM ET
    Businessman with crystal ball

    The pile of 2011 forecasts is already pretty high, so I’m going up-the-ante a bit a give three predictions for the year 2021. More specifically—these are my predictions for the next 10 years, since it’s my contention that real gains are made over 3 to 5 year time horizons. Without further ado, here are the three market trends I expect will dominate the next decade.

  • Retailers: Stock Prices Are the Problem, Not Sales Monday, 27 Dec 2010 | 12:47 PM ET

    Even with the skeletal staffing in New York, comments are trickling in from analysts about the strong holiday season. Several companies have been mentioned multiple times this morning as notable winners: Abercrombie & Fitch, which appears to be continuing to win market share;

  • All Eyes on Retailers and Airlines Monday, 27 Dec 2010 | 12:19 PM ET

    Retail stocks are in focus after much of the East coast was blanketed by a blizzard Sunday.