Investment Strategy


  • Prep Your Portfolio into Next Week: Strategists Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 4:56 PM ET

    Stocks continued to tumble Friday following the previous session's selloff amid weak economic data. So what can you do to boost your portfolio into next week? Marty Cunningham, executive vice president at Esposito Securities, and Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions and CNBC market analyst, shared their best plays.

  • Emerging Market Bonds Land High Returns Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 4:48 PM ET
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    Even if you’re on the "staycation" plan this year, your investments can land in exotic places—like Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico—and yield attractive returns in their emerging market bonds.

  • Stocks End Mostly Down for Week; Nasdaq Rises Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 4:42 PM ET

    Stocks largely ended down Friday, but significantly off earlier losses as the tech-heavy Nasdaq turned slightly higher.  The moves were amid light trading and continuing worries about the economic recovery and bearish action in expiring August options.  HP fell.

  • Hedge Fund Heavyweight Paulson Makes New Housing Bet Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 3:57 PM ET
    John Alfred Paulson, president of Paulson & Co., Inc.

    John Paulson, who manages the $31 billion Paulson & Co. fund, has made a "stalking horse" bid of $42.4 million to acquire the assets of Engle Homes, which includes land and lots in Arizona targeted for more than 8,000 homes, and nine completed residences.

  • Stocks Pare Losses, Head Mixed into Close Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 3:52 PM ET

    Stocks pared losses Friday, and the Nasdaq turned slightly higher, amid continuing worries about the economic recovery and bearish action in expiring August options.  HP fell.

  • Pellegrini Scaling Back Hedge Fund Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 3:27 PM ET
    Paolo Pellegrini

    Paolo Pellegrini, an architect of the most lucrative bets on the housing bust, is dramatically paring back his hedge fund, according to someone familiar with the matter.

  • It’s been a tug between the bulls and bears over the last few weeks. So which side will win out? Art Nunes, portfolio manager at IMS Capital Management and John Browne, senior market strategist at Euro Pacific Capital discussed their market outlooks.

  • Businesses Cash In on Web Privacy Concerns Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 12:48 PM ET

    As online breaches continue to rise, new companies aiming to guarantee that customers' data is secure are springing up, thanks to the investments of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who are pouring tens of millions of dollars into tech startups.

  • Spying for Profits: Sat Images Give Investors Edge Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 12:31 PM ET

    Hedge funds, commodity traders and other investors are using satellite photos of parking lots,  farm fields and ports to analyize consumer behavior, crop growth and shipping trends. These images can provide a competitive edge when it comes to tracking retail sales, agricultural yields and international trade.

  • How to Play the Dividend Stocks: Art Hogan Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 12:30 PM ET

    Stocks fell Friday, led downward by energy and industrials, following Thursday's selloff over economic concerns. Arthur Hogan, director of global equity products at Jefferies, discussed his market insights.

  • Are Weak Madden Sales Signaling Trouble in Gameland? Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 12:06 PM ET
    Xbox 360

    Sales are down 8 percent year-to-date from 2009’s disappointing numbers. Even the most optimistic analysts are now saying that the best investors can hope for is a flat year.

  • Stocks Extend Losses; HP and Dell Fall Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 11:57 AM ET

    Stocks sank further Friday with little news to change the overall mood of a market worried about a weakening economy.   HP and Dell fell.

  • Stocks to Watch: Symantec, RIM and More ... Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 11:00 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Dr. Doug: Avoid Premature Trading Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 10:18 AM ET

    In uncertain markets, it can be easy for a trader to lose both focus and discipline. Here's how traders can avoid the natural impulses to trade too early or to hold on too long.

  • Time to End the Embargo on Cuba? Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 8:59 AM ET
    Havana, Cuba

    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • We're in the Flat Part of Square Root Recovery: CEO Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 8:52 AM ET

    The economic recovery is following the shape of a square-root symbol and is now stuck in the flat section, Douglas Hansen-Luke, CEO of Robeco Middle East investment house, told CNBC Friday.

  • Argentina — The Next LatAm Star Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 6:46 AM ET

    It was once considered an outcast, but after completing a painful debt restructuring this year, Argentina has emerged as an attractive market for investors.

  • People Have 'Huge Disbelief' in Government: CIO Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 6:35 AM ET

    A big risk for markets is the fact that faith in the US government's ability to fight the economic markets is eroding, Steen Jakobsen, Chief Investment Officer at Litmus Capital Partners told CNBC Friday.

  • Futures Signal Selloff to Continue Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 6:04 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open Friday in the wake of Thursday's selloff over economic concerns, sparked by weaker-than-expected jobless claims data.

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    There are no economic reports for markets to obsess over Friday, though the double dip debate will no doubt continue as traders look ahead to next week.