Investment Strategy


  • Octopus or Economist: Who Would You Trust? Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 9:20 AM ET

    HSBC's chief economist gives his veiws on Paul the Octopus' acumen at predicting results of World Cup games.

  • While this company may traffic in sanitizers that use artificial ingredients, it has only just begun to tap its real organic growth potential in markets like China, India, and Africa. If it can catch on there, the stock should soar. 

  • Analyst Watch: Cash In on Cash-Rich Companies? Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 8:00 AM ET

    Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Wednesday.

  • Futures Fall Amid Economic Concerns Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 7:52 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were lower ahead of the open Wednesday, after modest gains in the previous session, as investors waited for details on the methodology of the European Union bank stress tests.

  • Emerging Markets Hit Bump in the Road: HSBC Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 5:41 AM ET
    Factory, Anshan, China

    HSBC’s closely-watched emerging market index indicates that manufacturing growth will slow sharply following a record first quarter.

  • Why No One Wants to Hold Banks: Strategist Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 5:14 AM ET
    Swiss Bank

    Upcoming stress tests in Europe are just one more reason not to hold banking stocks at the moment, according to James Chappell, a financial sector strategist at Olivetree Securities.

  • Cash Is Still King Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | 6:16 PM ET

    But it’s the source of the money that matters to stocks, Cramer says.

  • Don’t Trust Buybacks Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | 6:14 PM ET

    If investors want to return value to shareholders, Cramer says, they should increase their dividends.

  • An Updated Guide to Trading Secondary Offerings Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | 6:13 PM ET

    Get Cramer’s step-by-step guide for making money on these deals.

  • Cash in on Thawing Credit Markets Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | 6:13 PM ET

    The race to raise money could offer a great opportunity to profit.

  • Citi a 'Buy,' Will Hit $8.50: Dick Bove Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | 5:12 PM ET

    The rising demand for credit and payment services worldwide makes global financial heavyweight Citigroup a solid buy, Richard Bove, senior vice president of equity research at Rochdale Securities, told CNBC Tuesday. 

  • Business-Power Neglect Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | 4:33 PM ET

    This whole debate about government stimulus versus austerity, and the impact of these policies on economic growth, misses a key point: It is business, not government, that creates jobs.

  • Stocks End Higher After Late Rally Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | 4:27 PM ET

    Stocks pulled off a gain Tuesday after a late rally as investors scooped up some bargains. Energy, techs and financials gained, while retail stocks were one of the weakest links after a downgrade on the sector.

  • Biggest US IPO of 2010 This Week? Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | 3:44 PM ET

    While everyone is watching the IPO of Agricultural Bank of China tonight, another fairly large IPO is set to price in the US this week...at the midpoint it'd bring in about $600 million. That would be the the biggest US IPO of the year.

  • Stocks Struggle Amid Retail Weakness Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | 2:27 PM ET

    Stocks pared their gains Tuesday as retail stocks weakened following a downgrade on the sector. Financials and techs advanced.

  • Stock Brawl: Citigroup Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | 2:17 PM ET
    Citibank logo on a sign

    Stock Brawl is our Tuesday special for the next eight weeks on the Closing Bell. We will examine a widely held stock and examine whether the stock is a buy or a sell. Today’s big name: Citigroup.

  • A participant at a Tea Party Express rally displays a sign critical of the Obama administration on April 13, 2010 in Albany, New York. The Tea Party Express will head to Boston on Wednesday where the headline speaker at an afternoon rally will be Sarah Palin.

    "Tea parties" have played a role in knocking out some incumbents in primary elections around the country and if the current trend continues, they'll have an impact on policy in November. Investors should start to think of how this might affect their portfolio, especially with markets currently offering discounts on shares.

  • Credit Card Hackers Visit Hotels All Too Often Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | 11:50 AM ET
    Service bell at hotel reception

    Here's something that the struggling hotel sector prefers not to spotlight: it is a favorite target of hackers. The NYT reports.

  • European stocks are no longer enjoying the Goldilocks scenario that sent them higher in the wake of the credit crisis, and the market now faces three bears, which are likely to drag it lower, Mark Holden, head of equity strategy at Vestra Wealth, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Six in 60 Seconds: Deutsche Bank, Thor and More... Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | 10:53 AM ET

    Today's six stocks worth watching.