Investment Strategy


  • S&P to Reach 1175 by Year-End: Citi's Levkovich Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 4:23 PM ET

    How much of a threat is the global fear factor and how can investors play it? Tobias Levkovich, chief U.S. equity strategist at Citigroup, shared his insights.

  • US Economy Still at Risk of a Double Dip: Economist Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 3:41 PM ET

    The US economy is still in a precarious state, said Peter Dixon, senior economist at Commerzbank Securities. However, he told investors that America is in no danger of losing its AAA debt rating.

  • Pisani: Long and Short Financial Unwind Continues Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 2:50 PM ET

    The great unwind in financials continues. It's a strange day for traders in financials, but look beneath the surface and it definitely looks like traders are unwinding positions...both long and short positions.

  • Proposed Bank Rules Surprised Many Around the World Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 2:37 PM ET

    The proposed new banking rules here in the U.S. caught many international bankers off guard and were one of the most prominent topics of discussion at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos.

  • The recent pullback has investors wondering if this is a buying opportunity or a sign of worse to come for the markets. James Shelton, CIO of Kanaly Trust, and David Katz, CIO of Matrix Asset Advisors, shared their views.

  • Markets barely edged upward on Monday as Europe debt worries continue. Where are the best places to put your money now? Greg Merlino, president and founder of Ameriway Financial Services, and Ethan Anderson, portfolio manager at Rehmann Financial, shared their market strategies.

  • Dorn: Gold Wars Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 10:56 AM ET

    Many analysts look at the decline in gold as a minor or temporary pullback. Tony and I do not entirely agree on this topic, so this makes for interesting discussion at the very least.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Europe Woes; CIT Jumps Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 10:50 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Monday as worries about Europe's debt woes overshadowed a couple of earnings beats. DuPont and Alcoa were the biggest Dow decliners at the open. CIT shares jumped as former Merrill chief John Thain took the helm.

  • So far this year, the performance of the biotechnology index has been strong. So is there room for more growth in the sector? Mark Schoenebaum, managing director and senior research analyst at Deutsche Bank Securities shared his stock picks.

  • Pisani: Europe Banks Sag as US Retail (!) Climbs Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 10:08 AM ET

    Friday's late day reversal seems to have calmed overseas markets; European indices are plus or minus one percent for the most part, though Greek bonds are again weak. There are 3 percent to 4 percent declines in European banks. These banks have recently been dragged down by concerns of exposure to worrisome bonds issued by Greece, Spain, and Portugal.

  • His And Hers: A Gift-Giving Guide For Men Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 9:52 AM ET

    Sure, the economy's not great, but that's no excuse not to get something nice. "Make it personal and show that you put some thought and effort into it," advises one expert

  • Smart Ways To Support Your Children Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 9:49 AM ET

    With financial struggle more the rule than the exception these day, many financially stable parents are looking for ways to help their newly married children alleviate some of the burden. Here's some tips.

  • How To Cope When Two Incomes Becomes One Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 9:48 AM ET

    Surviving on a single salary, after you’ve built a life on two, takes planning, discipline and above all else, a willingness to make tough choices.

  • Five Ways To Save Your Marriage Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 9:46 AM ET

    If you’re looking to show your spouse how much you care this Valentine’s Day, bag the gift or night out and get your credit cards paid off instead. It may lose points for romance, but the gesture is guaranteed to yield dividends in the long-term stability of your relationship.

  • Same-Sex Couples Face Different Pitfalls Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 9:45 AM ET

    There are a host of financial and legal scenarios for which you need to be prepared--in some case simply by leaving your home state.

  • How To Lend Money To Friends And Family Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 9:44 AM ET

    Lending money to family members and good friends is always risky, but if you must follow these guidelines to make it rational, reasonable and legal.

  • All In The Family—Making Money Talk Easier Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 9:41 AM ET

    Talking about money with family can be extremely stressful, but it is possible to do it and do it well, if you remember some simple rules: Do it early, build the relationship, and have empathy.

  • Unit Corporation drew upside option activity late Friday ahead of energy drilling company's earnings release in two weeks.

  • Charts: This Dollar Rally has Legs Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 6:37 AM ET

    The recent rally in the dollar index is set to continue as worried investors seek the relative safety of the greenback, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • Market Tips: 2010 Is About Stocks, Not Markets Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 6:15 AM ET

    Global stocks were mixed on Monday, with European shares rebounding from three-month lows. But investors remained wary of the situation in the euro zone regarding sovereign debt. Experts told CNBC this year is about all about stocks and not markets. They share their investment strategies.