Investment Strategy


  • Emerging Markets Out of Favor No More, Options Say Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 11:48 AM ET

    Do options traders see an Emerging Markets comeback? Despite today's selloff, recent options activity suggests the answer is yes.

  • Markets Shift Focus From Supply to Demand Worry Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 11:45 AM ET

    Financial markets have quickly moved from worrying about things like Middle East oil supplies to whether the global economy is healthy enough to support demand for all sorts of assets.

  • Buying financial stocks is like “buying a lottery ticket”—nothing has changed in the industry and there’s still no transparency, according to Ronald Carson, CEO and founder of Carson Wealth Management.

  • Bears Pound Chip-Equipment Maker's Stock Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 10:58 AM ET

    Sentiment has been weakening in the chip sector for the last week, and yesterday (Wednesday) the bears pounced on Lam Research.

  • Stocks to Watch: JDS, UBS, Cisco and More ... Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 10:58 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • 7 Best Value Picks for Investors: Pros Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 10:27 AM ET

    With the markets on a decline, investors need to put money into value plays, said Rob Hoxton, president and CEO of Hoxton Financial, and Robert Auer, portfolio manager at Auer Growth Fund.

  • Greenberg: Spotlight Returns to For-Profit Schools Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 9:31 AM ET

    Keep an eye on for-profit schools today (Thursday), especially Bridgepoint Education.

  • Futures Fall Further After News on Trade, Jobs Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 9:25 AM ET

    US stock index futures extended moved even lower after the government released disappointing news on trade data and jobless claims.

  • Oil Trade Fades, Sovereign Debt Trade Is Back Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 9:09 AM ET

    The oil trade has faded a bit, but the sovereign debt trade has returned with Moody's downgrade of Spain's credit rating (with warnings of further downgrades), saying that the cost of cleaning up the banking sector will be more than expected.

  • Bull Run Is Not Over: Strategist Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 4:08 AM ET

    The market's bull run is not over and stocks will be higher at the end of the year, according to Bob Parker, Senior Advisor at Credit Suisse.

  • Saudi Prince Alwaleed Calls for Citi Dividend Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 2:55 AM ET

    Wealthy Saudi investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal expressed confidence in Citigroup's earnings potential and also called for the bank to issue a dividend to shareholders.

  • Big Deadline Facing Spain's Nervous Savings Banks Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 12:57 AM ET

    New rules capital requirement for banks in Spain come into force on Thursday and Spain's vulnerable savings banks are looking around for any extra cash.

  • Wall Street sign

    Stocks seem locked in a trading band of indecision, as traders await the next development from the Middle East or economic news that could move the market forward.

  • Happy Birthday Bull-Market     Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 7:00 PM ET

    A look back at the market's moves in the past two years, with Michael Farr, Farr, Miller & Washington; Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services and Lawrence Glazer, Mayflower Advisors.

  • Nomura Trims Energy Trading in Commodities Restructure Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 6:43 PM ET

    Nomura Securities, which put a target of $220 on oil not too long ago, is scaling back on some energy trading and restructuring commodities staff in London and Asia, a source said.

  • Poorest Member of Congress—And Proud of It Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 6:05 PM ET
    Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., talks with supporter in his Cannon Building office after being sworn into the 112th Congress.

    It’s a bit of a dubious distinction, but freshman congressman Joe Walsh (R-Ill) says he’s proud to be the poorest member of the new crop of lawmakers on Capitol Hill. His net worth: negative $317,498.

  • What's On: Manure, Banks, Education and Australia's PM Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 5:49 PM ET

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

  • Has the Commodities Boom Come to an End? Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 5:38 PM ET

    The commodities boom was as severe and swift as ever in history, but tremors have entered the markets over the last few weeks as investors begin to wonder: Could it all be over? ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Stocks End Lower on Bull Market Anniversary Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 4:42 PM ET

    Stocks closed slightly lower after struggling in a narrow range Wednesday as oil prices ended mixed on the second anniversary since the S&P 500 hit its low point of the financial crisis. Caterpillar fell, while IBM rose.

  • Yardeni's Boom & Bust Scenarios     Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 4:35 PM ET

    The bull market should have another year to go, says Edward Yardeni, Yardeni Research president. He has the S&P hitting 1,500 by the end of the year, mostly on the strength of earnings.