Investment Strategy


  • Bank America Merrill Lynch has told employees it will exit the business of making private equity investments, according to an internal memo distributed to employees.

  • Why Is IBM Down After the Bell? Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 5:09 PM ET

    After the close, IBM reported earnings and revenues well above expectations ($2.41 vs. $2.29 consensus). In fact, it was the best first quarter of constant currency growth in 10 years.

  • Fast Money, April 19, 2011     Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders discuss the day's top trades and the stocks they'll be watching tomorrow.

  • Stocks End Higher, Led by Materials, Energy Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 4:50 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher, recovering about half of Monday's losses in the wake of Standard & Poor's revised outlook on U.S. debt amid a slew of largely upbeat earnings and a burst in commodity prices.

  • Stocks Rise Modestly Before Close; J&J Gains Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks traded higher Tuesday as investors absorbed a slew of largely upbeat earnings reports, several from financial companies, and as energy stocks turned higher along with oil.

  • Heading Down To Rio Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 3:38 PM ET

    We are headed to Brazil Saturday for the week. I will be filing reports from the largest and most populous country in South America next week.

  • Blackboard Stock Soars; Bears Doubt a Sale Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 3:14 PM ET

    News that Blackboard has hired Barclays Capital to evaluate “strategic alternatives” after receiving an unsolicited proposal caused its stock to rise by more than 30 percent to all-time highs.

  • A wobbly stock market facing pressure from numerous sides could be setting itself up as a victim of one of the oldest market dangers: Sell in May and Go Away.

  • Riding the Brazil Rally     Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 3:12 PM ET

    A look at Brazil's largest chemical company, Braskem, SA. It's CEO, Carlos Fadigas, reveals the company's goal for the future and how they plan to get there.

  • Man on a yacht

    A US Trust survey of 457 high-net-wealth individuals released Tuesday found 51 percent said it is not important to leave their kids an inheritance, even though their children's success is an important measure of their own success.

  • Commodities Lead Midday Rally Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 2:44 PM ET

    It's a strange day: This is a commodity-led rally — as silver and gold hit new highs, and crude sits just below new highs, the midday stock advance is being led by energy and material names.

  • Next Hot Spot     Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 2:37 PM ET

    A look at the pros and cons of investing in Peru, with Yoel Sano, Business Monitor International.

  • During the last 10 years the hedge fund industry has outperformed the market with less volatility, Simon Fludgate, partner at Aksia, a hedge fund research and advisory firm, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • How to Invest in a Downgrade Market     Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 2:06 PM ET

    William Muggia, Westfield Capital Managementm, and Andre Julian, OpVest senior market strategist, weigh in on the best plays for investors in a downgrade watch.

  • The Aluminum Rally     Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 2:00 PM ET

    Larry Shover, Efficient Capital Management adviser with a commodity play that shines.

  • Sector Leader and Laggard     Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 1:33 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs with a look at the leader and laggert at the Real Time Exchange.

  • S&P Shock Worn Off?     Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 1:08 PM ET

    Markets are rebounding after yesterday's sell-off. A look at whether the shock has worn off after yesterday's grim credit outlook from S&P, with Jeffrey Palma, UBS global equity strategy head, and CNBC's Bob Pisani.

  • Bond Report     Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 1:03 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli with an update on midday bond activity.

  • The Move on GM     Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 12:35 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on GM's post IPO low and the midday stock pops and drops.

  • Analyze This: Chip Confusion     Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 12:32 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders, and Craig Berger, FBR Capital Markets weigh in on trades you should put down today.