Investment Strategy


  • Mortgage Rates May Not Rise Much When Fed Support Ends Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | 2:59 PM ET

    Mortgage rates, which many feared would rise sharply when the Fed stops propping up the market at the end of March, may actually not budge much at all, analysts say

  • Charting The Market Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | 2:54 PM ET
    Italian 10 Year Breakevens

    Our chart expert, Jordan Kotick, Global Head of Technical Strategy at Barclays weekly Q&A session.

  • Why Gold Will Keep Falling: Currency Strategist Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | 2:17 PM ET

    Gold prices have dropped nearly one percent over the past week—and the decline could continue, said Ashraf Laidi, chief currency strategist at CMC Markets. There’s more downside for the precious metal seen ahead, he told CNBC.

  • Market to Rise 10%—Buy Techs & Banks: Stock Picker Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | 12:30 PM ET

    Stocks rallied on Wednesday following a decline in equities over the previous two trading sessions, when major indexes posted their biggest losses since early February. How should investors be positioned? David Katz, CIO of Matrix Asset Advisors, discussed his market strategy.

  • Stocks Rally as Dollar Falls, Bernanke Testifies Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | 12:30 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Wednesday as the dollar pulled back and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke pledged to keep rates low for a long time. Financials were among the top gainers.

  • Markets rose on Wednesday, despite news of an unexpected drop in new home sales. What should investors expect from markets going forward? Ted Parrish, co-portfolio manager at Henssler Equity Fund, discussed his insights.

  • A correction is “clearly on its way” since the start of the year, but investors can still make money in this market environment, said Enzio von Pfeil, CEO of EconomicClock.com. He shared his market strategies.

  • Trader Talk: Techs, Energy Lead Market as Bernanke Speaks Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | 10:43 AM ET

    The markets appear to be holding on to their gains, despite a disappointing January New Home Sales report. Once again, traders are awaiting Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s semi-annual report on monetary policy in front of the House Financial Services Committee. However, they suspect that his comments will lack new insights.

  • 5 Contrarian Stock Plays For Investors: Market Pro Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | 10:25 AM ET

    We’re trying to identify names that go against the grain, said Jeff Utz, U.S. equity project manager at Credit Suisse. He shared his best contrarian plays with investors.

  • Stocks Open Higher; Tech, Health Care Lead Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | 9:33 AM ET

    Stocks opened slightly higher Wednesday as the market looked for direction ahead of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's semi-annual report on monetary policy and the economy.

  • Double Dip Recession Risk Is Near: CIO Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | 8:07 AM ET

    The global economy looks set to plunge back into recession as the sovereign debt pressure currently rocking Europe intensifies, Ashok Shah, CIO of London & Capital, told CNBC Wednesday. 

  • Futures Tread Water; Bernanke to Testify Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | 6:10 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a flat open for Wall Street before Fed chairman Ben Bernanke's  semi-annual report on monetary policy and the economy at 10am ET.  Bernanke's words are likely to influence whether the stock market can recover from yesterday's selloff, with the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 posting their biggest one-day losses since February 4.  The Dow's nearly 101 point drop was its biggest since February 8.

  • Wednesday: Bernanke, Toyoda Testify Before Congress Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 | 10:03 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Markets will hang on every word from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke on Wednesday and Thursday, although investors are unlikely to hear anything new.

  • 4 Large-Cap Techs with Growth Potential: Mike Holland Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 | 5:46 PM ET

    Technology stocks have underperformed since the fourth quarter and tech is where investors should be putting their money, said Mike Holland, chairman of Holland & Company.

  • Market Volume 'Abysmal' Due to Uncertainty: Strategist Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 | 5:41 PM ET

    Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke is expected to testify before Congress on Wednesday. How should investors be trading ahead of the event? Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions and Warren Meyers, CEO of Walter J. Dowd shared their insights.

  • Dow Ends Down 100 as Confidence Drops Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 | 4:52 PM ET

    Stocks suffered their biggest decline in three weeks Tuesday as a sharp drop in consumer confidence rattled the market.

  • Where to Invest Now: Small vs. Large Caps Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 | 2:49 PM ET

    Concerns about instability in Europe have been steering some investors away from large-cap multinationals and towards small caps. Which way should investors bet? Bill McVail, portfolio manager at Turner Small Cap Growth Fund, and Jack Ablin, executive VP and CIO of Harris Private Bank, discussed their views.

  • Bank Stocks May Lag Market Before Interest Rates Climb Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 | 2:48 PM ET
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    Expectations of higher interest rates could be good for stocks in the coming months, though not for banking shares, according to a new analysis.

  • Dow Falls as Consumer Confidence Drops Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 | 1:56 PM ET

    Stocks opened lower Tuesday after an unexpected drop in German business confidence but the Dow soon rebounded, led by Home Depot after the company's earnings  beat.

  • Trader Talk: More Consumer Anxiety Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 | 1:46 PM ET

    A very disappointing consumer confidence report weighed on stocks this morning. The Conference Board revealed its consumer confidence index hit a 10-month low, falling to 46 in February — much lower than the 55 level economists had been expecting. Additionally, consumers’ 6-month outlook on business and employment conditions worsened.