Investment Strategy


  • Why New Home Sales Are So Bad Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 11:37 AM ET
    CNBC Investor Guide to Spring Real Estate 2011 - See Complete Coverage

    It's a pretty simple story: existing home sales are continuing to sell at a much bigger discount to new home sales than has historically been the case.

  • Stocks Fall Amid Global Tensions; Banks Skid Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 11:31 AM ET

    Stocks extended losses Wednesday amid a plunge in new home sales, news of a bus explosion in Jerusalem, and as the crisis at the tsunami-hit nuclear power plant north of Tokyo continued.  BofA skidded, while Alcoa gained.

  • Which Food Companies Have Pricing Power? Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 11:28 AM ET

    Even as food prices continue to climb, the following consumer staple companies should still have pricing power, said Jonathan Feeney, senior analyst at Janney Capital Markets.

  • Should Investors Sell BofA Stock?     Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 11:23 AM ET

    As the Fed rejects Bank of America's dividend plan, is now the time for investors to reject the stock? Insight with Daniel Alpert, Westwood Capital, and CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • Bull vs Global Concerns     Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 11:04 AM ET

    A tug of war for the markets continue as the bulls take on global concerns. Insight with, Dan Genter, RNC Genter Capital Management; Keith Springer, Springerl Financial Advisors and Harry Rady, Rady Asset Management.

  • Dollar Gains as Euro Temporarily Hit by Debt Crisis Woes Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 10:50 AM ET

    The was weaker Wednesday morning on a trifecta of concerns. First, the expectation that Portugal's government will crumble after its parliament rejects an austerity budget raises the prospect the country will become the third in the euro zone to need a bailout.

  • Portugal Expected to Nix Austerity, Seek Bailout Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 10:50 AM ET

    Traders are expecting the Portugese parliament to reject a government austerity measure, which means the minority Socialist government is likely to collapse and that Portugal will follow Greece and Ireland in seeking an EU bailout.

  • Samsung's Tablet Strategy     Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 10:40 AM ET

    Samsung is trying to break Apple's hold onto the tablet market, with Omar Khan, Samsung Mobile chief technology officer.

  • Behind the Curtain at Disney     Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 10:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson has the story on advisors raising questions about Steve Jobs' attendance at Disney board meetings.

  • Stock Market Is Only Halfway Through Bull Run: Birinyi Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 9:25 AM ET
    NYSE traders

    The stock market is only about halfway through a bull run that will catapult the Standard & Poor's 500 another 60 percent over the next two to three years, well-known analyst Laszlo Birinyi told CNBC.

  • Pre-Market Buzz     Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 9:23 AM ET

    A countdown to the opening bell, with Richard Regan, TradeMaven senior trader.

  • Futures Drift Lower on Global Concerns Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 9:17 AM ET

    Stock index futures slumped ahead of the open Wednesday after Tokyo stocks once again tumbled and the crisis at the tsunami-hit nuclear power plant north of Tokyo appeared far from over.

  • Early Trading & Oil Check     Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 6:30 AM ET

    An outlook on the markets, with Peter Beutel, Cameron Hanover president/author and Matt Zeman Kingsview.

  • Fed’s Fisher Bemoans 'Lindsay Lohan' Politics Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 5:26 AM ET
    Richard W. Fisher, president of the Federal Bank of Dallas

    Lawmakers must abandon the habits of 'Lindsay Lohan Congresses' of spending addiction, Richard Fisher, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, told CNBC.

  • Germans Losing Patience with Picking Up Tab Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 1:45 AM ET

    The German public opinion is increasingly against the idea of paying to save the weaker euro zone periphery member countries, Erik Nielsen, chief European economist at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Wednesday Outlook: Euro Crisis Bubbles Up Again Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 9:53 PM ET
    Euro bills and coins in cash register tray

    Europe's sovereign debt crisis is bubbling up again -- as if investors don't have enough to worry about. On Wednesday, Portugal's parliament is scheduled to vote on a new austerity budget on the eve of an important European Union summit.

  • Bill Miller

    Here's what you should be watching Wednesday, March 23.

  • Egyptian Stock Exchange Set to Open Wednesday Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 7:08 PM ET
    Egyptian security forces race through the streets near the scene Interior Ministry building that caught fire March 22, 2011 in downtown Cairo, Egypt.

    The Egyptian Stock Exchange is set to open Wednesday, at least that’s the way it looks at the moment. Remember it has been postponed, in some cases at the last minute, several times before out of various reasons.

  • Time For Spring Cleaning Your Finances Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 6:01 PM ET

    Spring is a time for renewal, a time for out with the old in with the new. So, while you’re cleaning out the closet and the garage, it’s a good time to give your finances a good spring cleaning, too.