Investment Strategy


  • Futures Add to Gains on Jobs, Trade News Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 8:42 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures edged into positive territory ahead of the open Thursday, on the back of a modestly higher close in the previous session, but the economic outlook remained a key concern.

  • MGM Resorts Draws Bullish Options Trade Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 7:52 AM ET

    Option traders are bullish over long-term prospects for MGM Resorts as shares continue to rally off established support levels.

  • As Tax Debate Rages, Where Is Economy Headed? Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 12:20 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting on financial reform.

    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • Bank of America: A Play for the Recovery Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 7:07 PM ET
    Bank of America

    While all four of the U.S.' largest holding companies are trading at historically low levels when looking at forward price-to-earnings ratios, Bank of America stands out.  ...A report from TheStreet.

  • 10 Dividend Stocks with Yields Up to 10% Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 4:56 PM ET
    Duke Energy

    Dividends may be crucial to beating stock-market benchmarks and getting a better return than bonds. Here are the highest-yielding U.S. stocks. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Geithner: We're Digging Out of This Hole Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 4:56 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner spoke to Maria Bartiromo in a First on CNBC interview and told Bartiromo that the President's proposals “can make powerful impact.”

  • Stocks Close Modestly Higher, Led by Banks Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 4:43 PM ET

    Stocks closed modestly higher Wednesday but off the session's highs as investors continued to show wariness about the health of the U.S. economy.  JP Morgan and AIG rose, HP and Intel fell.

  • Stocks Pare Gains Ahead of Close, Led by Banks Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 3:54 PM ET

    Stocks trimmed gains but remained higher Wednesday after the government released data on consumer credit and investors learned the economy is growing but at a slower rate nationwide. Alcoa and AIG rose, HP fell.

  • Corporate Paper Flood Goes On Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 3:19 PM ET

    Yesterday, it was nearly $16 billion in investment grade debt floated from companies like Dell and Home Depot. Today, more names join the parade.

  • Make Money in These 'Leading Areas': Stock Picker Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 2:28 PM ET

    Stocks rose Wednesday, led by energy and materials. Can this rally continue and where should investors be looking? David Joy, chief market strategist at Columbia Management, and Jim Lacamp, portfolio manager and advisor at Macroportfolio Advisors, shared their insights.

  • Farr: Want to Make Money? Don’t Buy Bonds! Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 1:54 PM ET

    Yes, I know that bond holders have been among the precious few investors to have enjoyed positive returns over the past ten years. Yes, I know that equity guys usually favor equities. I begin with these two disclaimers because of the intense criticism readers send in whenever I caution against buying bonds.

  • Stocks Gain, Led by Banks; Chips Slide Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 12:16 PM ET

    Stocks rose Wednesday ahead of news on the U.S. economy to be released Wednesday from the Federal Reserve.  Alcoa rose, HP and Intel fell.

  • Search Engine Firm Soars on Takeover Rumors Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 11:58 AM ET

    Takeover rumors are swirling around Sohu.com, and upside call buyers are stepping in.

  • Airgas Rejects Air Products' Latest Bid Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 11:43 AM ET

    The ten month takeover battle continues today with Airgas’s rejection of Air Products latest bid.

  • Buy These Fast-Food Stocks Now: Analyst Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 11:37 AM ET

    Fast-food stocks such as McDonald’s and Yum Brands are trading at all-time highs, so should investors get bullish on the sector? David Palmer, senior restaurant analyst at UBS, discussed his outlook.

  • Stocks to Watch: Visa, Staples and More ... Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 11:01 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Chances of Recession Are 'Well Above' 50%: Strategist Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 10:56 AM ET

    Stocks climbed Wednesday following a weak close in the previous session, as investors brushed off fears over the health of European banks. How to position for this volatile market? Rod Smyth, chief investment strategist at Riverfront Investment Group, and Mike Rubino, president of Rubino Financial, shared their market insights.

  • Yields Make Debt Issuance Attractive Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 9:58 AM ET

    Portugal successfully floated debt in two auctions, but at a very high yield. In one auction, $839 million of notes due in 2013 were sold at a yield of 4.086 percent; the previous auction of the same maturity was sold at a yield of 3.597 percent. At these yields, why not issue debt?

  • Kaminsky's Call: Home Run Merger Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 9:57 AM ET
    Deal, Handshake

    EPD is not the first to rid itself of the general partnerships, but they are in a select group of master limited partnerships that have done so. EPD can now compete on a larger scale.

  • Futures Rise Ahead of Fed's Beige Book Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 9:21 AM ET

    Stock futures futures turned higher following Europe as fears of a renewed sovereign debt crisis eased somewhat and as investors wait for news on the state of the U.S. economy from the Federal Reserve.