Investment Strategy


  • What's On: Dow Diamonds, Jobless Claims Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 7:51 AM ET

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

  • Where Are You Investing? Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 7:34 AM ET

    Share your opinion in today's poll.

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    Weekly jobless claims is the data du jour that could tilt the market either way on Thursday.

  • Stocks Pull Off a Gain; Dow Ends Above 10,000 Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 5:59 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded heading into the final hour of trading Wednesday, threatening to snap a four-day losing streak. The Dow was higher, finding firmer footing above 10,000.

  • 12 'Hindenburg-Proof' Defensive Stocks Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 4:00 PM ET

    Last week's second Hindenburg Omen occurrence only intensified concerns many investors have about the current state of the stock market. It's believed that two Hindenburg Omen occurrences within a 30-day period can trigger this type of disaster in the stock market. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Sanofi Moves Closer to Hostile Bid for Genzyme Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 3:30 PM ET
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    In the last two days Sanofi has hired a proxy solicitor and its bankers have become more aggressive in seeking out the opinions of Genzyme shareholders about what price they would accept in a hostile offer.

  • A 'Very Good Time' for Bargain Hunting: Stock Picker Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 1:30 PM ET

    The Dow pared losses Wednesday after falling below the 10,000 mark. How should investors prepare their portfolios? Michael Church, president of Addison Capital, and Erik Ristuben, CIO at Russell Investments, shared their insights.

  • New ETF With Yield but No Taxes? Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 12:53 PM ET

    A master limited partnership (MLP) of ETFs (electronically traded funds), which debuted Wednesday and will be traded on the Big Board, gives investors “liquidity and transparency” and a “tax-free” attractive yield, Kenny Feng, president and CEO of Alerian Capital, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Oil Spill Add to Housing Troubles Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 12:22 PM ET

    The BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill's economic fallout has added a cruel hurdle to the effort to relocate the Hurricane Katrina cottage dwellers, who live in the structures for free, paying utilities and rent only for the lots they live on—or paying no rent if they own the lots.

  • Double-Dip Coming — 20-25% Pullback Likely: Strategist Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 12:17 PM ET

    Stocks opened lower for a fifth straight day Wednesday following a disappointing durable-goods report. Joseph Keating, EVP and CIO at CenterState Bank, and David Hefty, CEO of Hefty Wealth Partners, discussed their market outlooks.

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    During times of slow economic growth, stocks have risen twice as often as they have fallen. The trend is important amid a series of GDP downgrades and worries that the economy even could fall into a double-dip or worse.

  • Reporter's Notebook: Bernard Madoff's Life Behind Bars Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 11:18 AM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    Convicted Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff is somewhat of a celebrity at Butner Federal Correctional  Institution. How could he not be? But celebrity only gets you so far, and for Madoff—a private man even in happier times—it is a double-edged sword.

  • Stocks to Watch: La-Z-Boy, Family Dollar and More ... Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 11:03 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Is Irish Economic Miracle Over? Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 10:54 AM ET

    S&P futures dipped about 3 points following a weaker-than-expected durable goods report. The Dow & S&P are now poised to fall for the 5th straight day in a row. The S&P has not had a 5-day losing streak since the end of June/beginning of July. The major indices are all hovering at their lowest levels since the start of July. And the declines haven’t been limited to the US...

  • Futures Lower on Durable Goods Drop Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 8:53 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures edged slightly lower ahead of the open Wednesday in the wake of four straight sessions of losses for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and ahead of more numbers on the state of the housing market.

  • What's On: Homebuilders, Job Stocks, Commodities Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 7:57 AM ET

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

  • Will Higher Taxes Decrease the Deficit? Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 7:44 AM ET

    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • Facebook 'Value' Soars as Investors Seek Pre-IPO Stake Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 4:29 AM ET

    Facebook is now worth as much as $33.7 billion based on secondary market transactions, giving the privately held company an implied valuation greater than the market capitalizations of publicly traded internet stalwarts such as Ebay and Yahoo. The FT reports.

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    Dismal news on housing overwhelmed stocks Tuesday, and the markets now look to Wednesday's housing and durable goods reports with newly lowered expectations.

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    This update on Strayer Education's disagreement with the way the Education Department calculates its student loan repayment rates:  The department is telling us, at CNBC, that having heard Strayer's spacer complaints, it intends to do intential analysis.