Investment Strategy


  • Hedging Your Bets In Real Estate ETFs Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 1:20 PM ET

    MacroShares, the brainchild of Robert Shiller and several other investors, is about to launch their long-awaited housing ETFs.

  • Where to Put Your Money Now: A New Quarter, A New Day Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 11:15 AM ET

    Our top financial advisors offer investing recommendations as we say goodbye to a volatile first quarter. What's Q2 have in store for you?

  • FASB Unveils Relaxed Mark To Market Rules Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 9:06 AM ET

    The Financial Accounting Standards Board has voted to relax the fair-value accounting rules - allowing banks to mark securities to a model rather than to market prices, according to reports.

  • Pros Say: Mark-to-Market Changes Won't Help Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 8:40 AM ET

    Global stocks powered higher Thursday as hopes grew that the US economic decline was reaching a bottom, while the euro gained despite expectations of an interest rate cut from the European Central Bank. Experts weigh in on how to help the economy.

  • End of Safe-Buying Zone Near: BlackRock's Doll Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 6:51 AM ET

    The S&P 500 index is close to reaching the level where it is more risky to be accumulating stocks, Bob Doll, vice chairman and chief executive officer at BlackRock, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Market Tips: Australia is the First to Bottom Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 5:25 AM ET

    Global stocks were higher Thursday and leaders from around the world met in London for the G20 summit, aiming to tackle the financial crisis and economic slowdown. On this positive note, experts tell CNBC various Asian markets are beginning to look attractive.

  • Chinese Ambassador Defends Australia Investment Bids Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 10:56 PM ET

    Australia's Treasurer Wayne Swan would not rule out a third economic stimulus in the coming budget, but declined to confirm reports a package was under development as the country edges nearer to recession.

  • Thursday Look Ahead: Mark-to-Market, G20 and the ECB Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 8:56 PM ET

    The fate of an important accounting rule will have a big impact on markets Thursday and beyond. It's not just any accounting rule. It's the highly controversial mark-to-market rule, criticized for the massive write downs in the banking industry.

  • For Banks, New Debt Rules May Be 'Double-Edged Sword' Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 6:01 PM ET

    Banks are expected to get some relief Thursday on how they price billions of dollars in toxic debt. But the changes could just add more confusion—and won't make banks more attractive to investors.

  • Hirschhorn: The Trader's Mind, Pt. 1 Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 5:37 PM ET
  • Ask The Experts: Can I Set Up My Own 401(k)? Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 3:29 PM ET

    Bill Losey has a one word answer.

  • Stocks Bounce On Good And "Less Bad" News Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 3:22 PM ET

    Lots of cross-currents today. The bad news is the ADP report was very poor, implying that nonfarm payrolls on Friday will be weaker than expected. But there is good news as well, as the ISM report, as well as GM and Ford's February sales reports were, as they say, "less bad."

  • Retirement: Why You're Probably Not Prepared For It Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 12:50 PM ET

    If you are already paranoid about your retirement prospects, you’re not going to like hearing the latest findings from the National Retirement Risk Index. About 64 percent of Americans are at risk for not being financially prepared to maintain their standard of living in retirement.

  • What's Behind The Rally Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 11:55 AM ET

    A strong mid-morning rally. While ISM a tad better than expected helped at 10 AM ET, and pending home sales were also "less worse" than expected, don't kid yourself.

  • Stocks Down On GM Concerns & Jobs Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 9:31 AM ET

    Late evening reports that President Obama has concluded bankruptcy for GM is the most likely course of action (apparently leaked by Congressional members) was no surprise to most traders in GM and analysts, who had come to that conclusion on Monday.

  • Charts: Markets Are on the Road to Recovery Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 5:44 AM ET

    The S&P 500 index has been edging into technical bull-market territory since March 9 and the current trend for the index will remain for the coming few months, Chris Locke, managing director of Oystertrade.com Management, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Market Tips: Sell into Rallies, Invest in Small Caps Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 5:03 AM ET

    Global stocks were mostly lower Wednesday, the first day of the second quarter, as political and finance leaders swarm to London for the G20 summit. Experts tell CNBC that we are still in a bear market, despite the recent rally, and advises investors to sell into these bear-market rallies.

  • Pros Say: Buy Gold at $1,000 Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 4:54 AM ET

    Global stocks began the second quarter lower Wednesday ahead of the G20 summit in London which aims to tackle the financial crisis. Experts tell CNBC that gold is a good buy when above $1,000, but that long-term U.S. Treasurys may be losing their shine.

  • Wall Street

    Stocks are at a critical juncture as the second quarter begins Wednesday, and there's a chance sideways could be the new normal for the time being.

  • The 2 Events Traders Are Watching Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 4:43 PM ET

    What's next? With the end of the quarter, two events are on the minds of traders: 1) the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) meets on mark-to-market Thursday. And: 2) earnings guidance. Alcoa kicks off earnings season this Monday. Everyone believes that guidance will be downbeat and generally below expectations.