Investment Strategy


  • Stocks Slide, Led by Techs; IBM Skids Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 12:56 PM ET

    Stocks remained lower Tuesday amid revenue weakness in the latest round of earnings reports and another disappointing housing report.  Goldman Sachs and IBM tumbled.

  • Why Should Hefner Have All the Fun? Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 12:44 PM ET
    Playboy founder Hugh Hefner

    Hugh Hefner wants to “reinvigorate the brand” he created by taking Playboy Enterprises private.

  • Six in 60 Seconds: Questar, Wolverine and More... Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 10:55 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Take a look at why these six stocks are worth watching.

  • 10 'Buy'-Rated Stocks Without Buyers Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 10:20 AM ET

    Apple, Citigroup and Ford are tirelessly touted by the media and fund managers. Yet, analysts favor lesser-followed companies. Here are 10 large-cap stocks, all S&P 500 members, that receive rave reviews from analysts but get little attention from investors.

  • Yoshikami: Now What Goldman Sachs? Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 9:55 AM ET

    $550 million looked like pocket change until Goldman Sachs earnings were announced today. Today's numbers, which missed analyst expectations, actually makes one think that Goldman is paying the price for last week's SEC action. Of course, their win was avoiding criminal action and other SEC regulatory activities as a result of the disastrous subprime mortgage placements.

  • Stocks Open Lower After Weak Earnings Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 9:37 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Tuesday, after another batch of earnings reports that showed weak revenues and more evidence of a struggling housing market. Goldman Sachs and IBM tumbled.

  • Futures Slide on More Earnings Letdowns Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 8:10 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were sharply lower ahead of the open Tuesday after results after the bell on Monday from IBM and Texas Instruments disappointed investors. But a flurry of reports due to be released ahead of trading could shift sentiment.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Buy This Sector to Beat the Market Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 8:01 AM ET
    Airplane Takeoff

    Wanna know why you can't beat the market? Because you continue to own names like IBM and Bank of America — great companies for sure, but terrible stocks that are owned by the worst kind of investor, the "closet indexer." If you're ready to try to beat the market, then my call to action will certainly sound bold...

  • Analyst Watch: Let Your Portfolio Go to the Dogs? Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 7:43 AM ET

    Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Tuesday.

  • Should Loan Modifications Hit Homeowner Credit Scores? Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 7:13 AM ET

    Share your opinion in our poll.

  • IBM's disappointing second quarter results will compete with a barrage of corporate earnings reports ahead of Tuesday's opening bell.

  • Stocks Rise Ahead of Earnings; Techs Gain Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 7:03 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded after losing 1% last week as techs gained ahead of some key earnings from the sector this week. Qualcomm and Motorola rose, while Bank of America and Apple fell.

  • 5 Stocks with Biggest Earnings Upgrades Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 6:18 PM ET

    Analysts have been more upbeat on company earnings. Investors don't share that sentiment. Here are the five companies whose share prices are most out of line with analysts' EPS upgrades over the past month.

  • Companies Hoarding Cash Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 4:42 PM ET

    Companies have been hoarding more cash more than ever due to concerns over a double-dip recession and uncertainties in the environment.

  • Duncan Niederauer, CEO of NYSE Euronext, is on the Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo today and Financial Reform is on his mind. Since the bill passed, there have been serious debates as to whether it will actually benefit the American people and help bring the economy back on its feet.

  • US Headwinds Force Investors to Look Elsewhere Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 4:29 PM ET

    Recent economic data showing a slowdown in manufacturing, a dip in retail sales and the lowest level of consumer confidence in the last 11 months all contributed to the Dow’s 260-point wipeout on Friday.

  • Regulatory Clarity Still Lacking For Financials Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 2:39 PM ET

    Bank of America losses extended Monday, sliding more than 4 percent by the middle of the trading session, following a tremendous selloff Friday after disappointing earnings.

  • Stocks Rise, Buoyed by Techs; BofA Skids Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 2:19 PM ET

    Stocks were modestly higher Monday, led by the technology sector, as investors focused ahead on upcoming earnings reports.  Motorola rose more than 4 percent but Apple tumbled.

  • IBM – It’s All In The Bottomline Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 1:47 PM ET
    IBM Sign

    The consensus estimate for IBM is for $2.58 a share, with revenue at $24.2 billion, according to Thomson Reuters.

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