Investment Strategy


  • Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian

    Debt problems in foreign countries are now also a problem for US investors, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.

  • Global markets have been shaken in recent weeks by concerns that debt trouble in countries like Greece, Portugal and Spain would unravel a budding global economic recovery. And David Hefty, CEO of Cornerstone Wealth Management, told CNBC that Europe’s sovereign debt issues are just beginning.

  • Best Buy Sees Upside Options Activity Friday, 12 Feb 2010 | 8:22 AM ET

    Best Buy has been falling steadily for the last two months but saw some upside option activity yesterday.

  • Futures Fall on Tightening in China Friday, 12 Feb 2010 | 7:29 AM ET

    Stock index futures dropped as world markets were rattled over China's decision to tighten capital requirements for banks.

  • Market Tips: Get Out of Stocks and Bonds Friday, 12 Feb 2010 | 6:10 AM ET

    Global stocks were mixed Friday, with European shares paring earlier gains after preliminary data showed the euro zone economy's recovery faltered in the fourth quarter, on top of investors still uncertain as to what will happen to Greece.

  • Buy US Treasurys: Only for the Short-Term Friday, 12 Feb 2010 | 5:22 AM ET

    Buy U.S. Treasurys only for the short-term because of sovereign debt issues will be a major concern for the next few quarters, advised Hans Goetti, chief investment officer of LGT Bank.

  • Friday: US Data in Focus Ahead of Three-Day Weekend Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 8:44 PM ET

    Worries about Greece, its problems far from solved, have temporarily been put to the side, as traders shift focus to the more mundane January retail sales report Friday.

  • Keep Your Money on the Sidelines: MF Global Strategist Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 5:38 PM ET

    Stocks reversed their losses and traded higher on Thursday, as the dollar gained against the euro amid Europe debt worries. Where are the markets headed from this point? Tommy Williams, president of Williams Financial Advisors, and John Brady, senior vice president at MF Global, shared their outlooks.

  • Stocks Rally 1%, Led by Energy, Materials Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 5:32 PM ET

    Stocks rallied off a lower open Thursday as news of a Greek bailout and a sharp drop in jobless claims helped calm jittery investors — and put them in the mood to take some risks. Energy and industrials were the day's best performers; Financials were the worst.

  • Pisani: Why Commodity Stocks Rallied Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 4:11 PM ET

    Commodity and energy stocks rallied as the euro finally became so oversold that traders began buying it, thus weakening the dollar. There may also be a secondary reflation trade in play: the unusual move in copper (up 4.7 percent) widely noted on trading desks. George Gero at RBC attributes the gold rally to "Relief that Greece will be handled without having to sell gold..."

  • Lower Oil Costs Bad (!) for Airlines: Analyst Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 2:45 PM ET

    The Federal Bureau of Transportation said airlines are expect to cancel another 1,000 flights Thursday. Despite the bad weather, are airline stocks worth investing in? Jamie Baker, senior airline analyst at JPMorgan, and Hunter Keay, airline analyst at Stifel Nicolaus, shared their outlooks.

  • 6 Picks to Buy on Dips: Strategists Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 2:08 PM ET

    Stocks opened lower on Thursday as investors shrugged off an encouraging jobless report and news of a bailout for Greece. How should investors be positioned? Maury Fertig, chief investment officer at Relative Value Partners and Ryan Detrick, chief technical strategist at Schaeffer’s Investment Research discussed their market outlooks.

  • The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    As the Federal Reserve begins backing away from a range of stimulus programs, investors have a lot more to keep an eye on than interest rates.

  • Art Cashin: A Nagging Question in Greece Bailout Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 12:39 PM ET

    European leaders at Thursday's EU meeting in Brussels vowed to help Greece survive its mounting debt crisis. How will markets digest the news? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his stock-market insights.

  • Stocks Struggle as Banks Take a Hit Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 10:50 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Thursday as investors shrugged off an encouraging jobless report and news of a bailout for Greece. Financials took a hit, with JPMorgan leading the Dow's decline, as investors worry that debt problems in Europe could spread

  • My Tips for Simple Investing: 'Loser's Game' Author Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 10:35 AM ET

    Investing—usually made complicated—can be made really simple, said Charles Ellis, author of The Elements of Investing & Winning the Loser’s Game. He shared his best investment strategies.

  • Pisani: Greece Faces German Discipline Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 10:22 AM ET

    The EC president declared that "there is an accord" on Greece; this will be discussed next week by the European Union finance ministers. The Germans have dropped all sorts of hints that there will be a price to pay. And: A pass for February? Get ready for economists to discount lousy economic news, due to the snow storms. And this time they may have a point.

  • Futures Add to Gains on Greece, Jobs News Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 8:39 AM ET

    Stock futures, already in positive territory on an apparent deal to rescue Greece, added to gains on good news from the labor market.

  • Why Are Options Bullish on This Restaurant Chain? Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 7:55 AM ET

    P.F. Chang's China Bistro hit a 52-week high yesterday and attracted some bullish option trading ahead of its earnings report next week.

  • Market Tips: Keep to Shorter-Term Bonds Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 5:36 AM ET

    Global stocks rose on Thursday, hitting a one-week high, as investors looked to European Union leaders to lay the foundations for a financial rescue of Greece at a summit in Brussels, Belgium.