Investment Strategy


  • Faber: Interview with Goldman CEO Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 10:40 PM ET

    After testifying at the Senate hearing, Lloyd Blankfein talked with CNBC.

  • Speaking a Different Language? Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 6:20 PM ET

    Many questions were raised as the head of Goldman was grilled on the Hill.

  • Dow Drops Over 200; Goldman Ends Higher Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 5:24 PM ET

    The Dow dropped over 200 points Tuesday, its worst loss in months, after the debt ratings on Greece and Portugal were downgraded.  Goldman Sachs ended higher. The VIX jumped more than 30 percent, it's biggest one-day surge since October 2008.

  • Citi, Goldman and Trading at Lows Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 4:58 PM ET

    For the second day in a row, we end at the lows for the day. Volume heavy, 6.5 billion shares on the NYSE consolidated tape, but again watch Citigroup  — at 1.3 billion shares, it is 20 percent of total volume! Then there's Goldman...

  • The S&P 500's Moves Today Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 4:51 PM ET

    The S&P 500 has stabilized after Europe closed at 11:30am ET. Two important points about today's trading: First, The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) was up as much as 20 percent today, its biggest one-day jump in several weeks, to the highest levels since February. And second..?

  • Constellation Brands got a lift Tuesday when UBS analyst Kaumil Gajrawala  raised his 12-month target share price to $21 from $18. The alcoholic-beverage maker's shares have gained at least 15 percent over the past month. But Gajrawala said Constellation stock is still "cheapest" in its sector.

  • How to Prep for the Coming Inflation: Chief Investor Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 3:20 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled Tuesday and the Dow dropped over 100 points. How should investors be positioned? David Goerz, chief investment officer at Highmark Capital, and Sean Kraus, senior vice president and chief investment officer at Citizens Trust, shared their thoughts.

  • While Washington has developed a laser-like focus on Wall Street, the investment capital of the world has not seemed to return the favor.

  • Replace “Abacus” with “Pinto” Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 2:15 PM ET
    Goldman Sachs Hearing on Capitol Hill

    Watching the Senate hearings on Goldman Sachs is both educational and entertaining. I call it a "rumble" for rich white guys.

  • Lack of Regulation Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 1:57 PM ET

    The point was made, yet again, that the lack of regulation played a pivotal role to the bad actions in this and other markets.

  • What to Expect From Fed Meeting: Market Pro Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 1:44 PM ET

    Stocks opened lower on Tuesday amid jitters about the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting. What should investors expect going forward? Joseph Balestrino, senior VP, portfolio manager and fixed income market strategist at Federated Investors, shared his insights.

  • Portugal May Struggle Until 2013: S&P Note Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 1:21 PM ET

    U.S. stocks weakened today as European indices headed south. Those European indices, which were weak all morning, weakened further about 11am ET, upon hearing that Portugal's long term sovereign credit ratings were lowered by S&P to A- from A+.

  • Goldman's Fight to Retain Trust Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 1:03 PM ET

    Will Fortune 500 companies continue to do business with the Wall Street giant?

  • Questioning of Goldman Gets Heated Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 12:01 PM ET

    The Senate hearings start off with tough questioning about what Wall Street owes its clients.

  • Right Now, It’s All about Profits and Recovery Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 11:33 AM ET

    With all eyes trained on the financial-regulation bill and the Goldman Sachs hearings, I’d like to keep hope alive by focusing attention on the V-shaped recovery.

  • Is Goldman 'Unethical'? Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 11:19 AM ET

    As the financial giant defends itself against the SEC civil suit, does the firm have a responsibility to admit any wrong doing, whether legal or illegal?

  • TI Earnings a 'Good Proxy' For Continuing Recovery Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 10:28 AM ET

    Texas Instruments posted higher-than-expected quarterly results on Monday after the bell. Does the stock have further room to run? Adam Benjamin, managing director at Jefferies & Company shared his insights.

  • Stocks Pare Losses as Confidence Jumps Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 10:19 AM ET

    Stocks pared their losses Tuesday after a report showed consumer confidence rose to its highest level since September 2008.

  • US Earnings Strong as Global Stocks Slide Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 10:05 AM ET

    International stocks are weaker this morning. Greece stocks are infecting Portugal and Spain (both down more than 2 percent). China's Shanghai Composite Index is down another 2 percent, to the lowest levels since October last year, as they have been tightening rules on property borrowing recently...

  • Hedge Funds Shrug off Regulatory Threat Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 10:00 AM ET

    As Goldman Sachs faced investigation and Democrats and Republicans battle over financial regulation in the house it appears hedge funds are thriving despite the threat of more stringent rules.