Investment Strategy


  • Betting Against Equities is a 'Fool's Game': Strategist Thursday, 19 Nov 2009 | 9:48 AM ET

    Stocks are up 9 out of the past 10 sessions, fueled by a weak dollar and strong commodities but what happens when the greenback rebounds? Dan Fitzpatrick, president of Stockmarket Mentor and Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital shared their ideas and top sector and stock plays.

  • Futures Hold Losses After Jobs Report Thursday, 19 Nov 2009 | 7:31 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks were set to extend the previous session's losses at the opening bell Thursday, with European stocks dragging on sentiment as miners and food producers struggled.

  • Keep Cautious, Stealth Correction On its Way: Manager Thursday, 19 Nov 2009 | 7:24 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Risky assets have risen too much, too soon and too fast, but investors won't get an obvious sign that a correction is starting and will have to gauge fundamentals, Yogi Dewan, founder of Hassium Asset Management, said Thursday.

  • Market Tips: Don't Get Burned Holding Greenbacks Thursday, 19 Nov 2009 | 4:39 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Global stocks were mostly lower Thursday as concerns about the pace of the recovery reared its head. Experts told CNBC they expect dollar weakness for some time to come and suggest staying out of cash.

  • Correction for China Markets 'Long Overdue': Roach Thursday, 19 Nov 2009 | 2:13 AM ET

    There is no greater source of untapped internal demand than China, says Stephen Roach, Asia chairman at Morgan Stanley. But Roach cautioned that China would only be more attractive after a long overdue correction.

  • Gold Rush to Prevail on Demand, Low Rates, Weak Dollar Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 10:02 PM ET
    Gold Bars

    The latest rush to gold is providing plenty of market buzz even on the quietest days.

  • 5-Star Manager's Global Stock Picks Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 6:37 PM ET

    Masters’ Select International Fund, rated 5 stars by Morningstar, achieved 35.69 percent return so far this year with about $1.3 billion assets under management. Jeremy Degroot, portfolio manager of the fund, shared his best stock picks with CNBC.

  • The Global Play Investors Are Missing: Banking Strategist Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 5:56 PM ET

    While many investors are keen on recovery plays, Robert Weissenstein, chief investment officer of private banking, Americas at Credit Suisse, sees  a more dynamic arena: global restructuring.

  • Stocks Snap 3-Day Streak; Techs Skid Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 5:41 PM ET

    Stocks snapped a three-day winning streak on Wednesday after a report showed housing starts fell sharply in October. Techs took a hit after weak outlooks from two software firms.

  • Strong Recovery Signs in Baltic Dry Index: Analyst Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 5:13 PM ET

    The Baltic Dry Shipping Index, a leading economic indicator used by market insiders to gauge global demand for dry commodities, hit another year-high on Wednesday. Urs Dur, vice president and logistics analyst at Lazard Capital Markets, discussed the index's significance and what investors should expect going forward.

  • Colgate Really Sparkles After Hours Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 4:02 PM ET

    Colgate up about 5 percent on a report from the London Telegraph that Reckitt Benckiser, a UK based consumer product company that owns Lysol household cleaner among other products, may be interested in purchasing the company.

  • Portfolio Managers' Stock Picks: Large and Small Caps Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 4:01 PM ET

    Since the March bottom, small caps have outperformed large caps, but in the last month, larger firms have come on stronger. So where should you put your money? Portfolio managers Mary Jane Matts of Fifth Third Large Cap Value Fund and Bob Sullivan of Satuit Capital Microcap Fund shared their insights.

  • Options See Deep Drop for This Asia Fund Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 3:49 PM ET

    The EWT Taiwan exchange-traded fund is pulling back from a 15-month high reached Monday, and now one trader is positioning for a deeper decline.

  • Where Are Stocks, Economy Headed? Even Pros Disagree Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 3:05 PM ET

    "The divide between the bulls and bears is intense," says one pro. " I haven't quite seen anything like it."

  • The Chinese Yuan/Stock Play Now: Market Pro Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 3:02 PM ET

    Chinese stocks and exporters have benefited from relatively under-valued Chinese yuan. Bruce Lavine, president and COO of WisdomTree explained how the yuan and the U.S. dollar relationship affecting how people buy Chinese stocks.

  • Light Volume Has Traders Complaining Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 2:52 PM ET

    Trading desks idle as light volume continues. It started on November 1st — sell-side desks started seeing a drop in trading volume, and it has continued through the month. What gives?

  • Stocks Slide as Tech Takes a Hit Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 2:11 PM ET

    Stocks opened slightly lower Wednesday as investors grew jittery over a government report showing that housing starts fell sharply in October.

  • Citi Strategist Bumps Target Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 1:19 PM ET

    In a note titled, "Succumbing to the Surge," Citigroup chief U.S. equities strategist Tobias Levkovich said he's raising his S&P 500 target to a range of 1100 to 1150, from 1000 to 1100 for year end 2009 and 2010.

  • S&P Will Reach 1,300 Next Year: Strategist Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 11:15 AM ET

    Markets opened lower on Wednesday after a report showed that housing starts fell sharply in October. Where do stocks go from here? Chris Hyzy, investment strategist at U.S. Trust, and Maury Fertig, CIO of Relative Value Partners, shared their outlooks.

  • Art Cashin: Housing Data Better Than it Looks? Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 10:50 AM ET

    Construction of new homes in the United States fell sharply last month to the lowest level since April, showing potential weakness in the economy's recovery. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his insights on the housing data and what investors should watch for in the markets.