Investment Strategy


  • More M&A is Possible: S&P's Sam Stovall Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 9:59 AM ET

    Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at Standard & Poor’s shared his market insights.

  • In Need of Some Direction Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 9:27 AM ET

    Futures all over the map this morning: They popped to their highs of the morning, and have since come down, as the final numbers for second quarter GDP came in better than expected (decline of 0.7 percent vs. expectations of a decline of 1.2 percent).

  • Futures Post Gain on Economic News Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 8:49 AM ET

    Futures indicated a positive open for Wall Street on Tuesday, the last day of the third quarter, as European stocks rose and were set to lock in their best quarterly performance in nearly a decade.

  • Market Tips: Why to Keep Cash in Commodities Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 5:22 AM ET

    Global stocks were mostly higher on Wednesday, the last day of the third quarter, with European markets locking in their best performance in nearly a decade for the period.

  • Market Insider: Wall Street Waits for Jobs Report Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 11:07 PM ET
    New York Stock Exchange workers finish up trading minutes before the closing bell at the Exchange, Tuesday, April 3, 2007 in New York. Stocks surged Tuesday on signs of resilience in the housing market and the U.S. consumer, with falling oil prices giving investors an extra reason to rally. The Dow Jones industrials gained more than 120 points. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Traders are looking straight past quarter end to the September jobs report at the end of the week.

  • Strategist Sees 'Real' Topline Growth in Q1 2010 Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 6:24 PM ET

    The quarter ends on Wednesday and so far, 197 companies have posted positive outlooks while 282 companies posted negative. Will earnings be the market’s next challenge? Craig Peckham, equity trading strategist at Jefferies & Co., and Ashwani Kaul, global head of research at Thomson Reuters, shared their insights.

  • Stocks End Lower as Consumer Mood Sours Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 5:51 PM ET

    Stocks pushed higher Tuesday but investors were tentative after Monday's M&A-inspired rally.

  • Equities Will Go Higher: Stock Picker Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 5:24 PM ET

    September was a fairly good month for stocks, but how should investors prepare for October? Dan Fitzpatrick, president of Stockmarket Mentor, and Tommy Williams, president of Williams Financial Advisors, weighed in.

  • Starbucks Hopes For an Instant Hit Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 4:48 PM ET

    Caffeine addicts nationwide got their first taste of Starbucks’ newest offering - VIA. On Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo, the Founder of Starbucks Howard Schultz said “instant coffee is a $20 billion category that hasn’t had any innovation.”

  • HMOs Rally, Then Fall Back Down Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 4:24 PM ET

    The Senate Finance Committee has rejected a government run public insurance option-this was expected but there was worry in the past week that a public proposal may gain momentum after some Senate Democrats said a public component may be included.

  • Rally is 'Getting Long in the Tooth': Managers Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 2:41 PM ET

    Russell Investments recently released the results of its latest survey of investment managers and they are not as bullish as they used to be. Erik Ristuben, CIO of Russell Investments, explained the details of the report.

  • France: Fixing the Financial Sector Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 2:20 PM ET
    Maria Bartiromo interviewing French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde

    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde stopped by the Clinton Global Initiative to talk about the state of the banking sector in an interview with Maria Bartiromo.

  • Stocks Pull Back as Consumer Mood Sours Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 2:04 PM ET

    Stocks pushed higher Tuesday but investors were tentative after Monday's M&A-inspired rally.

  • One year ago today (Sept. 29), the Dow made history in the worst way, dropping 777 points. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, reminisced about the 2008 plunge — and offered his outlook for the stock market going forward.

  • Coca-Cola: Africa - "The New China" Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 1:42 PM ET

    Forget China. The next big growth story in the next decade is Africa. With a population that’s fast approaching the one billion mark, Coca-Cola’s CEO Muhtar Kent believes that “Africa is really going to blossom in the next decade.” Kent wasn’t the only one to talk up Africa’s potential last week.

  • Don’t Jump on the Mead Johnson Rumor Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 1:21 PM ET

    A report from that Group Danone had hired an investment bank to work on a possible bid for baby food company Mead Johnson had those shares up over 10% briefly. After speaking with bankers close to both companies it appears investors looking for a deal anytime soon will be disappointed.

  • Where to Invest Now: Stock Pickers Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 1:04 PM ET

    Stocks seesawed Tuesday, so where should investors be looking to put their money? David Stepherson, senior portfolio manager at Hardesty Capital Management, and Neil Hennessy, portfolio manager and CIO of Hennessy Funds, shared their strategies.

  • The Gold Boom: 4 Easy Ways to Trade It Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 10:40 AM ET

    Gold and its related exchange traded funds (ETFs) have entered a phase in which they’re nearly universally appealing, now that the metal has broken through the psychological barrier of $1,000 per ounce.

  • 3 Hot Consumer Stocks: Portfolio Manager Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 9:55 AM ET

    U.S. consumers are still strapped, but some consumer stocks are on the rise, said Ron Sloan, senior portfolio manager at AIM Charter Fund. He shared his best consumer-related picks with CNBC.

  • Why M&A Is Not Driving This Market Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 9:36 AM ET

    The argument that the market advanced on merger news is silly: the important point is that the market has bounced at least three times on the modest 2 to 4 percent pullbacks that we have seen since June, so it is simply continuing a trend.