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Investment Strategy


  • Visa reported a profit of $716 million on Wednesday after the closing bell, outpacing estimates, as consumers resumed spending. Robert Dodd, senior transaction processing industry analyst at Morgan Keegan shared his analysis on the credit card giant.

  • Greenberg: Vistaprint is Busted Growth Story Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 11:55 AM ET
    Question Marks

    Vistaprint is getting clobbered today and investors appear to be justified in doling out such serious punishment.

  • Economic Signals From Cereal, Toothpaste and Pet Food Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 11:15 AM ET

    Earnings from Kellogg and Colgate-Palmolive show a slowdown in consumer spending and what one CEO called a "deflationary environment."

  • Sanofi To Send 'Bear Hug' Letter Within 72 Hours Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 11:13 AM ET

    If Sanofi moves ahead with an unsolicited offer for Genzyme, there will be plenty of biotech investors and investment bankers shaking their heads in wonderment, particularly if it is at a price well above Genzyme’s current level.

  • Six in 60 Seconds: Symantec, Citrix and More... Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 11:03 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Stocks rose on Thursday after a drop in jobless claims and strong earnings reports from ExxonMobil. James Dailey, CIO and senior portfolio manager at Team Asset Strategy Fund, and Mike Holland, chairman at Holland & Company, discussed their market insights.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Beware of Companies on a Hiring Spree Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 10:24 AM ET

    To me, using cash to hire and expand business is a positive action, but for whatever reason, the move is being frowned upon by investors. And as the saying goes, the market is always right, even if you personally disagree with it.

  • Update: Sanofi's Potential Bold, But Risky Move Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 10:01 AM ET

    The very large French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis may potentially make an offer to buy shares, at a much higher per-share price than the company is worth, to the biotech company Genzyme.

  • Can Social Media Help BP Recover? Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 9:38 AM ET
    BP sign

    To rebuild BP's , advertising experts recommended that the company look beyond traditional media and take steps to build a relationship with the public through social media.

  • Analyst Watch: What's a Market Bear To Do? Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 7:55 AM ET

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

  • Fear Cheap Money, Not Double Dip: Morgan Stanley Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 5:25 AM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    Fears over a double-dip recession for the global economy are waning, but investors should be more worried about ultra-loose policy from the Federal Reserve, according to Joachim Fels, the co-head of economics at Morgan Stanley.

  • Is Gold Pointing to Lehman Mark II? Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 4:36 AM ET

    Gold and oil prices are flashing warning signals that this summer may look more like the summer before the collapse of Lehman Brothers, a currency strategist warns.

  • Job Losses

    Weekly jobless claims will again be a big event for Thursday's markets, and economists think the number will not really show any improvement.

  • Research In Motion's Real Outlook? Grim Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 7:25 PM ET
    Blackberry Curve

    Since the initial shock of Research In Motion's(RIMM) disappointing quarterly earnings numbers last month, a number of investors have tried to call a bottom and point out how cheap are the company's shares. They shouldn't. A report from TheStreet.

  • 10 Huge Earnings Surprises for Analysts Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 5:33 PM ET

    Earnings season is underway and stocks are rallying on better-than-expected profits. In this report from TheStreet, here are 10 companies that beat analysts' earnings expectations by wide margins. They are ordered by outperformance, from smallest to biggest surprise.

  • Stocks Snap Winning Streak; RIM Gains Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 5:17 PM ET

    Stocks remained lower Wednesday after the Fed’s latest  "beige book" report pointed to a slowly recovering economy. Boeing fell. RIM rose.

  • So far, 77 percent of the S&P 500 companies that have reported earnings exceeded expectations, which has led to lower price-to-earnings ratios. So with P/E ratios low and interest rates even lower, why aren’t stocks higher? Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab and Erik Ogard, director at Russell Investment Group shared their insights.

  • Most Asset Classes to Return 4-5%: Bill Gross Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 3:49 PM ET

    Investors should expect steady, but not dazzling returns in any asset class given real economic growth of only 1 percent to 2 percent, bond giant Pimco's CIO Bill Gross said on CNBC Wednesday.

  • Stocks Hold Losses After Beige Book; RIM Up Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 2:49 PM ET

    Stocks remained lower Wednesday after the Fed’s latest  "beige book" report pointed to a slowly recovering economy. Boeing fell. RIM rose.

  • Earnings Solid, So Why Won't Companies Part With Cash? Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 2:33 PM ET

    Even amid the trumpeting of an economic recovery and the resurgence of the stock market, companies reporting earnings are showing a strong reticence to part with the cash stowed away in their coffers.