Investment Strategy


  • VIX Futures Predicted Monday's Selloff Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 1:47 PM ET
    Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    The market’s so-called fear indicator is not always a good predictor of where the market is headed. But futures on the CBOE Volatility Index can often say a lot about where the VIX itself is headed, says Randy Frederick, director of trading and derivatives at Charles Schwab.

  • KBW Model Portfolio     Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 1:20 PM ET

    Fred Cannon, KBW chief equity strategist with an update of who's in and who's out in its key financial indexes.

  • Buy the 'Heck Out of' Citi: Analyst Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 1:18 PM ET

    Although Citigroup posted a quarterly profit narrowly beating Wall Street forecasts Monday, Anthony Polini, equity analyst at Raymond James, is bullish on the stock.

  • How to Use Currencies As Inflation Hedges Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 1:10 PM ET
    Child holding dollar currency notes

    The inflation picture in the U.S. is mixed, but elsewhere in the world prices are rising steadily. Here's how to respond.

  • Money in Motion: Dollar vs Euro     Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 12:48 PM ET

    Amelia Bourdeau,, Westpac Institutional Bank with her perspective on the U.S. dollar vs other currencies.

  • Word on the Street Now     Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 12:31 PM ET

    A look at how to profit and protect your investments after S&P's negative credit outlook, with the Fast Money traders and Christopher Whalen, Institutional Risk Analytics.

  • Next Biotech Buyout?     Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 12:29 PM ET

    Greg Brown, founder at private equity firm Cowen Healthcare Royalty Partners, discusses which health care assets offer value to investors now. Plus, he reveals what biotech name could be the next takeover target.

  • Healthcare Takeout Targets     Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 12:26 PM ET

    Greg Brown, Cowen Healthcare Royalty Partners with his picks for the best plays on healthcare takeover targets.

  • Standard & Poor's downgrade of its outlook on the US to negative will have no effect on investing strategy, Rubino Financial President Michael Rubino told CNBC Monday.

  • U.S. in Crisis?     Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 12:12 PM ET

    The market took a nose-dive this morning after S&P downgraded its U.S. credit outlook. Is the U.S. on the brink of crisis? Peter Boockvar, Miller Tabak strategist, and Joe Balestrino, Federated Investors with insight on why the market is selling-off.

  • Stocks Tumble on U.S. Debt News; CAT Sinks Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 11:56 AM ET

    Stocks continued to tumble on news Standard & Poor's has a negative outlook on the U.S.'s long-term debt, citing concerns lawmakers will be unable to come to an agreement to address budgetary challenges.

  • Bulls Betting on Health Care Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 11:56 AM ET

    The Health Care SPDR exchange-traded fund has been rising with some healthy option paper and on Friday closed at its highest price since early 2008. Multiple names in the sector have been targeted as well.

  • S&P's US Rating Cut Good for Markets Long-Term? Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 11:40 AM ET

    "Although we believe these strengths currently outweigh what we consider to be the U.S.'s meaningful economic and fiscal risks and large external debtor position, we now believe that they might not fully offset the credit risks over the next two years at the 'AAA' level," said Standard & Poor's credit analyst Nikola G. Swann.

  • Citi: Best Bank Stock?     Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 11:27 AM ET

    Discussing whether you should buy Citi stock now, with Charles Bobrinskoy, Ariel Investments, and Matt McCormick, Bahl & Gaynor.

  • Stocks to Watch: Royal Gold, Hyatt and More ... Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 11:04 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Making the Right Play     Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 10:36 AM ET

    Insight on the rise in gold, oil and cotton prices, with Alan Knuckman, Agora Financial; Addison Armstrong, Tradition Energy, and David Morgan, The Morgan Report.

  • Short Trading Week with a Poor Start Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 9:47 AM ET

    It's a holiday-shortened week, with many traders already off for Passover or Easter. While it's unlikely we will see much of the way in heroic trading or heavy volume, we are starting on a weak note.

  • Futures Sink; S&P: U.S. Outlook to Negative Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 9:23 AM ET

    Stock index futures fell further after news the ratings outlook for the United States was revised to "negative" by Standard & Poor's.

  • Big Secret for Small Investor     Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 8:00 AM ET

    Joel Greenblatt, Gotham Capital, offers "big tips" for small investors. Many small investors just want someone else to invest for them, he says.

  • Stop Avoiding Euro Debt Restructuring: Choudhry Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 3:39 AM ET
    Stacks of 5-Euro bills

    Combine a number of countries into a currency union, and the voices of those proclaiming that sovereign default is akin to the arrival of the four horsemen of the apocalypse get louder.