Investment Strategy


  • Retirement Investors: Roth IRA Tax Facts You're Missing Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 4:52 PM ET

    There's been lots of focus this year on the decisions you face when considering a Roth conversion. One area that gets short shrift is the future impact on Social Security benefits taxation.  ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Stocks Advance Broadly; Boeing Rises Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 4:35 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply higher Wednesday, nearly wiping out losses from the previous session,  after the Federal Reserve reported it has seen "modest signs of growth" in the economy and as investors focused on strong earnings reports and a slide in the dollar. Boeing and DuPont rose, BofA fell.

  • How Top Manager's Fund Gained 30% Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 4:29 PM ET

    Natixis Loomis Sayles Mid Cap Growth Fund is up nearly 30 percent in a year. So why did it outperform? Portfolio manager Philip Fine shared his strategy with CNBC.

  • Wachovia Deal Yielded $21 Billion Profit: Wells Fargo CFO Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 4:25 PM ET
    Wells Fargo bank

    The country’s largest home lender, Wells Fargo & Co., has realized $21 billion of profit since it merged with Wachovia two years ago, its CFO Howard Atkins, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Stocks Rise Broadly Ahead of Close; Banks Gain Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 3:43 PM ET

    Stocks lost a little ground in the final minutes of trading, but were still significantly higher,  after the Federal Reserve reported it has seen "modest signs of growth" in the economy and as investors focused on strong earnings reports and a slide in the dollar. Boeing and Intel rose.

  • Believing in yourself is the most important life lesson, Larry Fink, BlackRock chairman and CEO, told CNBC Wednesday. But sometimes, it takes others to have that belief first.

  • Demand Grows in Industrial Markets Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 1:16 PM ET

    Stocks are at the highs of the day as the dollar hits session lows. With that, stocks have recovered most of their losses from yesterday (Tuesday). The dollar’s retreat is once again pushing up commodities and commodity stocks late in the morning, with metal and energy stocks are amongst the leadership groups today.

  • Stocks Add to Gains, Led by Materials; BofA Falls Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 11:53 AM ET

    Stocks added to gains after several companies posted positive earnings results and as investors shrugged off concerns about the effect of the foreclosure crisis on banks and a rise in Chinese interest rates. Boeing and DuPont rose, while Bank of America fell.

  • Best Time to Buy Stocks Since 1980s: Legg Mason's Miller Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 11:12 AM ET
    Bill Miller

    "The last ten years have conditioned people to think short term as opposed to long term," Bill Miller said. "Now, stocks are cheap and people should buy good, quality companies at reasonable prices, put them away and ignore the fluctuations of the markets."

  • Stocks to Watch: Lorillard, New York Times and More ... Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 11:00 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Morgan Stanley CFO : Economy 'Very Fragile'  Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 10:35 AM ET

    Morgan Stanley is out this morning with somewhat tepid earnings results of five cents per share.  Morgan felt the pain of a slowdown in sales and trading and losses from a failed casino investment, but nonetheless, generated net revenues of $6.8 billion.

  • Futures Slightly Higher; Banks in Focus Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 9:20 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open for Wall Street ahead of yet another batch of earnings, but concerns over the global economic recovery persisted after China unexpectedly raised interest rates to curb economic growth.

  • What's On: Earnings, Airlines and Women's Retailers Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 8:03 AM ET

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

  • Should Retirement Age Be Based on Work Type? Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 7:49 AM ET

    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • S&P 'Has to Come Lower'; Below 1,109 Likely: Charts Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 6:35 AM ET

    The S&P 500 is set to decline over the next two weeks and could fall below 1,109 points, Carol Harmer, director of Charmer Charts, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Bank Balance Sheets 'Full of Rotten Stuff': Jim Rogers Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 6:00 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    The problems banks have with mortgages will take a long time to be solved and bank stocks are not attractive despite the recent drop in price following fears over problems with foreclosures, famous investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Intermission, at Best, in Battle Over Foreclosures Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 5:04 AM ET
    Home with foreclosure sign

    Bank of America may be trying to bring down the curtain on the foreclosure furor, but there were numerous indications Tuesday that the problems would not move off-stage so quickly.

  • "I'm Still Lucky" by I Nyoman Masriadi

    The value of Indonesia's contemporary art market has tumbled 50 percent since the global financial crisis. Experts are now recommending that investors look for bargains in what some has described as Southeast Asia's "best" and "most-neglected" art market.

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    One day does not a market make, but stocks may have hit a temporary rough patch.

  • 5 Questions With Andrew Cosslett Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 8:16 PM ET

    InterContinental CEO Andrew Cosslett answers five questions posed to him by CNBC on his career, his investments and the lessons learnt from the Asian financial crisis.