Investment Strategy


  • Market Tips: Risk Aversion May Be Short-Lived Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 4:37 AM ET

    Global stocks rose Tuesday, clawing their way back from the previous day's lows. Experts tell CNBC that although the market is due for a slight correction, there is still value in large-cap stocks and copper.

  • BHP’s Messy Chart Is Only for the Bold: Guppy Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 12:28 AM ET

    When a sell-off develops there is a surprising lack of support from investors in miner BHP Billiton.

  • Time To Switch to Cash: Elliott Wave's Robert Prechter Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 10:41 PM ET

    In late February, we had long-time bear Robert Prechter, Founder & CEO of Elliott Wave International on the "Closing Bell," where he predicted a sharp rally. Prechter has been studying the charts for the past 30-years.

  • Tuesday Look Ahead: Stocks Still Under Pressure Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 6:32 PM ET

    Traders said the selling was orderly—there was no sign of panic—and they expect to see more pressure on stocks this week.

  • Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at Standard & Poor’s, told investors what to expect for the second half of the year and 2010.

  • Dow Loses 2% in Worst Selloff in 7 Weeks Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 4:40 PM ET

    The correction may finally be starting: Stocks plunged more than 2% Monday in their worst selloff in 7 weeks.  The Nasdaq was the hardest hit, down nearly 3%.

  • Pros Say: Stocks to Rise Again After Summer Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks plunged more than 2 percent Monday as traders cashed in on some of the gains from the four-week rally. Earlier, the New York Fed reported its measure of manufacturing activity in the region moved into positive territory—signaling growth—for the first time since April 2007. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • Stocks Fall 2% as Market Gets a Reality Check Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 3:23 PM ET

    The weekend was apparently not the pause that refreshes for Wall Street: Following a mild selloff on Friday, stocks opened sharply lower Monday.

  • Next Up: Pure-Play Housing ETFs Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 2:47 PM ET

    While everyone is debating when home prices will bottom, MacroShares (which premiered in June) allows investors to make a direct bet on housing.

  • Volatility to Increase in Coming Months: Trader Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 1:59 PM ET

    The Vix soared over 10 percent on Monday. What's next? Dan Deming, trader at Stutland Equities and Brett D’Arcy, CIO of CBIZ Wealth Management shared their outlooks.

  • Credit Delinquencies Improve for Banks Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 1:39 PM ET

    Banks are reporting July master trust data, and the data shows modest improvement.

  • 4 REIT Stocks With 'Buy' Ratings: Strategist Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 1:04 PM ET

    The real estate investment trusts (REITs) sector has had a great run over the last few months, but here are some areas you can still consider for your portfolio, said Paul Puryear, director of real estate research at Raymond James.

  • ‘Big Smokestack’ U.S. Recovery Coming: Strategist Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 12:33 PM ET

    This is a good opportunity to leverage towards a cyclical recovery, said Thomas Lee, Chief U.S. Equity Strategist at JPMorgan.

  • Stocks Tumble 2%; VIX Soars Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 11:26 AM ET

    The weekend was apparently not the pause that refreshes for Wall Street: Following a mild selloff on Friday, stocks opened sharply lower Monday.

  • Why Bulls Are Having a Problem Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 11:16 AM ET

    Tepid remarks, like Lowe's comments that it is seeing some positive signs that the housing market and the economy are bottoming, are not enough.

  • Charlie Smith, CIO of Fort Pitt Capital Group, Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at John Thomas Financial, and Mike Khouw, director at Cantor Fitzgerald, told CNBC how investors can prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.

  • Why Japan's Good News Isn't So Good Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 9:25 AM ET

    Asia drops as Japanese GDP--while growing--disappoints. You would think global markets would be delighted to hear that Japan had positive GDP growth for the first time in five quarters.

  • Futures Showing 2% Drop at Opening Bell Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 7:41 AM ET

    The weekend was apparently not the pause that refreshes for Wall Street: Following a mild selloff on Friday, futures pointed to a sharply lower open for stocks Monday.

  • US Jobs Will See Growth in September: Economist  Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 6:25 AM ET

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  • Charts: Dollar-Yen to Drag Stocks Lower Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 5:41 AM ET

    The correlation between the dollar and the stock market is still there, Chris Zwermann from Zwermann Financial said Monday. He sees a weakening U.S. dollar-Japanese yen cross pulling stock markets lower, with the Dow falling below the 9,000 mark.