Investment Strategy


  • Futures Hold Losses After Job News, PPI Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 9:14 AM ET

    Stock index futures held losses after a surprising jump in jobless claims, and slightly stronger gain in core producer prices.

  • What's On: Zip Car, Arcos Dorados and Jobless Numbers Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 8:32 AM ET

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

  • Chanos' Short Market Story     Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 7:30 AM ET

    Insight on the US health care industry and whether the world can accommodate China's success, among other topics, with Hedge Fund titan Jim Chanos, president and founder of Kynikos Associates, and Mohamed El-Erian, Pimco CEO & co-CIO.

  • Stand clear—if the S&P 500 is up only 2 percent over the past five years, the stocks of a number of popular, big companies have flatlined. Cisco may be the most famous, but it’s hardly alone.

  • High-Yield Rally to Stay Course, Manager Says Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 7:06 PM ET

    High-yield bonds will outperform other fixed-income categories as the economy improves, says Andrew Feltus, manager of the Pioneer High-Yield Fund. He shared his philosophy and some favorite investment ideas. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • How Big Was Demand for Arcos Dorados IPO? Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 5:08 PM ET

    At 3:30pm ET, traders were telling me the deal size was being upped to at least 70 million shares at $15-$16 — but by 4:15 (after the book had closed) the deal had been increased to 73.5 million shares at $17 a share.

  • Stocks End Slightly Up After Wavering Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 4:56 PM ET

    Stocks ended flat to slightly higher after fluctuating throughout the session after President Barack Obama delivered his plan for reducing the budget deficit by $4 trillion over 12 years, and as the Federal Reserve confirmed economic growth remains moderate across-the-country. Caterpillar rose, while BofA fell.

  • Talking Numbers: Oil Rally Running on Empty?     Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 4:43 PM ET

    Rich Ross, Auerbach Grayson global technical strategist with a plan for investors to take advantage of high oil prices.

  • Arcos Ups IPO Price and Shares Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 4:26 PM ET

    Hot IPO pricing tonight at NYSE for trade tomorrow: I have been telling you about the excitement around the IPO of Arcos Dorados Holdings. What's so exciting about it? They are the largest franchisee of McDonald's in the world.

  • Legal On-Line Poker Would Boost Liquidity: Caesars CEO Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 4:08 PM ET

    Nevada's gaming commission cleared the way on Tuesday for the state to begin drafting rules to regulate on-line poker, which is starting to get the backing of the state's brick-and-mortar community.

  • Oil Fuel inflation?     Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 4:08 PM ET

    Will rising oil prices fuel inflation? A look at how investors can break through the "wall of worry," with David Kudla, Mainstay Capital Management, and Tom Porcelli, RBC Capital Markets.

  • Stocks Pare Modest Gains Before Close Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks pared modest losses just before the close after rising slightly after President Barack Obama delivered his plan for reducing the budget deficit by $4 trillion over 12 years, and as the Federal Reserve confirmed economic growth remains moderate across-the-country. Kraft gained, while Boeing fell.

  • Stocks Off Lows After Obama Speech Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 3:53 PM ET

    Stocks come off their lows as the President finished his speech...some say it is relief the President is tackling the deficit, some saying it's because it will be tough getting some of his proposals passed.

  • Fast Money Final Call: Financials     Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 3:52 PM ET

    JPMorgan reported stellar earnings for the first quarter. Is there a play in other financial companies? Scott Nations, NationsShares, provides some clues.

  • Obama Budget Speech: Highlights Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 2:18 PM ET

    Will "find additional savings in our defense budget;" will "further reduce health care spending in our budget...will reduce wasteful subsidies...cut spending on prescription drugs..." and refuses to renew tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.

  • Santelli's Bond Report     Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 1:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli on the latest bond activity.

  • Why Traders Are Selling Banks Now Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 12:45 PM ET

    JPMorgan kicked off a good, not great, earnings report season for banks...but traders have been selling banks mid-morning because there is no loan growth outside of the commercial area and no revenue growth...what the banks really need is stable economic growth to drive revenues.

  • Private Equity Moves: Fixed or Flipping?     Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 12:26 PM ET

    A look at whether private equity owners add value in companies they bring public with Gary Loveman, Ceasars Entertainment chairman & CEO.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed; Techs Gain, Banks Fall Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 12:06 PM ET

    Stocks turned mixed as financials led the market lower despite JPMorgan's solid earnings results. IBM and Kraft rose, while Boeing fell.

  • Markets to Chase All-Time Highs This Year: Stock Picker Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 11:20 AM ET

    The stock market is going to chase its all time highs this year and next, according to Ted Parrish, co-portfolio manager at Henssler Equity Fund.