Investment Strategy


  • Options Action Web Extra     Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 5:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders discuss the stocks and opportunities they'll be watching next week.

  • The Final Call     Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 5:25 PM ET

    What to watch going into next week, the biggest week of earnings season, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders.

  • Total Recall: Las Vegas Sands     Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 5:16 PM ET

    Manage a trade that's neither a winner nor a loser. On January 28th, Khouw & Carter recommended a bullish trade on LVS. What's happened since, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders. Also, the upside call on Google.

  • In the Money Now     Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    The biggest earnings week begins Monday, as 20 percent of the S&P reports next week. And how to trade Apple using options, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders. Also, using technical analysis to inform options trades.

  • Stocks End Higher on Good Economic News Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 4:47 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher as investors took heart from strong economic news and shrugged off disappointing quarterly results ahead of a big week of earnings. Merck and DuPont led the Dow higher, while BofA fell.

  • Talking Numbers: Case for Commodities     Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 4:43 PM ET

    Jack Ablin, Harris Private Bank weighs in on Fed policy and the ongoing rally in commodities.

  • Tech Titans vs. Start-ups     Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 4:32 PM ET

    A look at whether some titans of technology are losing their innovative edge; and if a better play is with the start-ups. Ping Li, Accel Partners weighs in.

  • Market Outlook: Next Week's Earnings Plays     Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 4:30 PM ET

    A look at the week's top business stories, including a slew of earnings and IPOs, with CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Regional Banks: Buy or Sell?     Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 4:15 PM ET

    A look at buying and selling opportunities in regional banks with Todd Hagerman, Sterne Agee managing director, and Stephen Moss, Janney Montgomery Scott.

  • Setting Up for Earnings     Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    Setting up for next week's big earnings release with Sarah Ketterer, Causeway Capital Management; Michael Yoshikami, YCMNET Advisors, and Scott Wren, Wells Fargo Advisors.

  • Stocks Hold Modest Gains Ahead of Close Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 3:56 PM ET

    Stocks lost a little steam in the final hour of trading as technology companies slid, although investors remained encouraged by several upbeat economic report. Merck and DuPont gained, while BofA fell.

  • Schneider Backs Away from Tyco Deal Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 3:50 PM ET

    It appears that a lack of cohesion on Schneider’s board of directors regarding the merits of a deal to buy Tyco, may have given pause to its CEO in his attempts to pursue the transaction.

  • Playing China's Growing Pains     Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 3:50 PM ET

    Now that inflation has arrived on the mainland, can investors profit from China's growing pains? Brian Stutland, Stutland Equities, offers up a China inflation play.

  • Market Roundup     Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 3:45 PM ET

    A look ahead at how investors should position themselves as earnings season kicks into high gear, with David Darst, Morgan Stanley, and Roy Williams, Prestige Wealth Management.

  • Apple, Corning, Starbucks: Thinking Like Start-Ups Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 3:43 PM ET
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    Apple, Corning and Starbucks are three of the companies that have managed to continue innovating, increase sales and please shareholders, two analysts told CNBC Friday.

  • Municipal Bond Maze - See Complete Coverage

    Despite the concern and fear over credit conditions within the municipal bond market, great opportunities still exist because of the tax-equivalent yield investors can earn on a muni bond, according to the senior portfolio manager at Oppenheimer Funds, which has over $26 billion in assets under management.

  • Closing Bell Exchange     Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 3:02 PM ET

    John Kilduff, Again Capital; Ron Insana, CNBC contributor; and CNBC's Bertha Coombs and Bob Pisani with a look at next week's earnings as well as where the market is likely headed.

  • How to Play Australia     Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 2:44 PM ET

    The commodity boom is benefiting the land down under. Is there an Australian play here for investors? Robert Scharar, Commonwealth Australia/New Zealand Fund weighs in.

  • Minting Money Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 2:43 PM ET

    I'm reporting from the largest coin show on the west coast Friday. Hundreds of dealers are expected at the Santa Clara Convention Center for a show put on by Collectors Universe.

  • Mutual IPO Madness     Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 2:37 PM ET

    Lou Kerner, Wedbush Securities social media analyst, takes a look at how small investors may be able to get in on hot new IPO's via mutual funds.