Investment Strategy


  • Bank Stocks Are an 'Attractive Buy': Stock Picker Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 5:09 PM ET

    Improving credit trends make bank stocks an attractive buy, said Adam Peck, portfolio manager at Heartland Advisors Value Fund. He shared his top regional bank stock picks with investors.

  • Trader Talk: Stocks' Worst Month Since Feb. 2009 Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 4:25 PM ET

    Strong start…then sell into the rally. Sound familiar? It has happened a lot over the past couple of weeks, and it happened yet again Friday. In fact, this is the sixth time over the last seven trading sessions that the markets have ended the day at or near the lows of the session.

  • Hirschhorn: Making Money Is Easy Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 3:46 PM ET

    This week's trading lesson: Making money is easy. In fact, making money in any market is easy. It's keeping it that's hard.

  • Stock Picker Is 'Very Excited' by Oil Tanker Market Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 1:31 PM ET

    Now is the time to take a look at oil tanker stocks, said Omar Nokta, head of research for marine transport at Dahlman Rose & Company. He shared his stock picks with investors.

  • Prepare Your Portfolio For Next Week: Strategists Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 1:09 PM ET

    It was another volatile week for the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX). How should investors prepare their portfolios for next week? Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions and CNBC market analyst, and Charlie Smith, chief investment officer of Fort Pitt Capital Group, discussed their insights.

  • Trader Talk: Trouble for Techs, Commodities Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 12:39 PM ET

    Stocks are up modestly in the last trading day of the month. But don’t kid yourself — it has been a down start to the year for the markets. Stocks are down 2.5 percent in January and are looking to have their worst month since last February, thanks in large part to China tightening worries and concerns over government reforms for big U.S. banks.

  • Stocks Pare Gains; Tech, Energy Shares Slide Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 12:34 PM ET

    Stocks pared their gains Friday, the final trading day of January, after an early boost from a trio of encouraging news on the economic front: GDP, Chicago PMI and consumer confidence.  Tech and energy stocks led decliners.

  • My 7 Tech Stock Picks & Pans: Strategist Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 11:33 AM ET

    The Dow technology index has risen more than 50 percent in the past year and a number of tech companies such as Microsoft and Amazon.com reported better than expected earnings this week. What should investors expect from the sector? Rob Sanderson, director of research at ABR Investment Strategy, shared his insights.

  • Stocks opened higher on Friday, the final trading day of January, after the GDP report showed the economy grew more than expected in the fourth quarter. However, Dan Deighan, founder of Deighan Financial Advisors, and Bill Spiropoulos, CEO of CoreStates Capital Advisors, warned investors to brace for a market correction.

  • Stocks Push Higher as Confidence, GDP Grow Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 10:08 AM ET

    Stocks advanced Friday, the final trading day of January, after a trio of encouraging news on the economic front: GDP, Chicago PMI and consumer confidence.

  • Farrell: Time For A Correction? Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 8:56 AM ET

    The market needs a correction after a 60% gain from last March and the news of the day Thursday was that Greece was looking for some help.

  • Futures Add to Gains on GDP Growth Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 8:42 AM ET

    Stock index futures are not pointing were mixed ahead of January's final trading session, despite upbeat earnings from two tech heavyweights.

  • This Chip Firm to Bounce Ahead of Earnings: Trader Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 8:16 AM ET

    At least one trader is betting that ON Semiconductor will bounce heading into earnings next week.

  • Invest With a More Balanced Approach Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 12:29 AM ET

    The global economic recovery has entered into a more mature phase and that calls for a more balanced approach in investing, advised Daphne Roth, Asia head equity research at ABN AMRO.

  • Dow Down 1% as Techs Take a Hit Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 5:09 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled Thursday as the dollar's gains and some disappointing economic numbers offset the positive earnings momentum.  Techs were among the biggest decliners, led by Apple and Qualcomm.

  • Options Target Retail — Should Investors Run? Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 4:27 PM ET

    The SPDR S&P Retail (XRT) exchange-traded fund is struggling to hold support at $34.50, and one large option trader is positioning for a potential breakdown.

  • Stock Picker: REITs Are About to Bottom Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 3:02 PM ET

    How will the Fed’s policy affect real estate investors going forward? Greg Genovese, president of securities at Thompson National Properties and Jordan Sadler, REIT analyst at KeyBanc Capital Markets shared their outlooks and stock picks.

  • Dow Drops Nearly 1%; Techs Get Slammed Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 1:49 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled Thursday as the dollar's gains and some disappointing economic numbers offset the positive earnings momentum this morning.  Techs were among the morning's biggest decliners, led by Apple and Qualcomm.

  • How are events in Washington affecting the markets and Wall Street? Bruce Kasman, chief U.S. economist at JPMorgan, and Erik Ogard, director at Russell Investment Group, shared their insights.

  • Pisani: Greece Sneezes, US Catches a Cold Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 12:31 PM ET

    Earnings good this morning, so why are stocks down? Once again, events on the other side of the pond are capturing trader attention.