Investment Strategy


  • Warren Buffett's three-hour appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box Monday morning generated headlines, moved bank stocks, and even caught the attention of the White House.   Now you can download a PDF of the complete transcript.

  • Mark-To-Market In The News Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009 | 9:34 AM ET

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, in a morning speech to the Council on Foreign Relations, made it clear he does not support suspending mark-to-market accounting.

  • Signs Of The Time: Seller Exhaustion Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009 | 9:29 AM ET

    Futures are stronger as bank stocks are trading up for a second day. Vikram Pandit, Tim Geithner and Sheila Bair are all out talking about the banking crisis.

  • Market Tips: Money-Printing May Boost Pound Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009 | 8:26 AM ET

    Global stocks were predominately higher Tuesday, led by banks, while the pound took a beating because of new data confirming the weakness on the British economy. But some experts told CNBC that, paradoxically, quantitative easing might be what turns the pound’s fate around.

  • Pros Say: Market to Bottom This Quarter Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009 | 7:22 AM ET

    Global stocks rose Tuesday on optimism over the global economy as top U.S. officials on Monday urged other countries to step up spending to combat recession. But experts interviewed on CNBC see this rally as fragile and short-lived.

  • In Search Of Excitement Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | 4:06 PM ET

    More energy, please! For cryin' out loud, we had no fewer than THREE DEALS emerging today and what happens, The Street yawns, we drift lower.

  • GE's Calming Effect Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | 12:09 PM ET

    Traders were more excited about GE stabilizing and U.S. banks not dropping on a day when European banks are down, than about the Schering deal.

  • Market Tips: Bullish on Property Trusts, Gold Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | 9:32 AM ET

    Global stocks began the week in the red Monday, weighed down by autos and banks as concerns over the staying power of General Motors and US banks dragged Japan's Nikkei 225 Average to hit a 26-year low. Experts tell CNBC where the best places are to invest.

  • Stocks Start Off At New Lows Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | 9:31 AM ET

    A big pharmaceutical deal is doing nothing to help stocks pre-open. Once again stocks overseas are being led down by banks.

  • Pros Say: China is No Savior Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | 7:00 AM ET

    Global stocks started the week lower Monday as concerns over the fate of General Motors and Western banks prevailed. Experts interviewed by CNBC weigh in on the outlook for the global economy and on hopes that China will pick up the consumption tab to pull the world out of recession.

  • Week Ahead: Watching Washington, Fearing Financials Sunday, 8 Mar 2009 | 8:52 AM ET

    Stocks will continue to wobble until Washington finds the right prescription to help fix the ailing financial sector.

  • No Incentive To Buy Stocks: Strategist Saturday, 7 Mar 2009 | 10:12 AM ET

    A market bottom is nowhere in sight and safety of investment still beats quality as a choice for investors, as markets remain extremely volatile, Nick Parsons, head of strategy at nabCapital Markets told CNBC.

  • What's Working On The Street Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 4:08 PM ET

    The major indices were flat today, but the S&P 500 is down over 7 percent this week, the worst week since November.

  • Bill Losey would rather you just rent right now, instead of buying.

  • Why Can't We Rally? Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 1:02 PM ET

    Simply put, there is still too much negative sentiment - and sideline money is afraid to step in.

  • Market Tips: Sell into Rallies Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 10:13 AM ET

    Global stocks spent the last day of the week in the green but investors fretted that the US February jobs report would be worse than previously forecast. Economists polled by Reuters see 648,000 jobs lost in the US. As markets continue their volatile streak, experts tell CNBC how to invest.

  • Jobs, Jobs, Jobs Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 9:26 AM ET

    February's non-farm payroll of a loss of 651,000 was in line with expectations, although there were large downward revisions for January and December (161,000 in total). The rise in the unemployment rate to 8.1 percent was the highest since December 1983.

  • Dow's Blue Chips Are Akin to Penny Stocks Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 7:59 AM ET

    The banking giant Citigroup commanded a stock price of $55 just two years ago. But at one point Thursday, as markets hurtled to their lowest close in 12 years, the shares were worth less than an item at the Dollar Store.

  • Pros Say: Quantitative Easing Will Help Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 6:51 AM ET

    Global stocks were mixed Friday, while the dollar fell, rolling back from 3-year highs as demand for euro zone government debt rose ahead of the US February jobs report. Experts tell CNBC that quantitative easing will help get the global economy back on track.

  • Charts Predict: 'Dangerous' S&P Could Hit 450 Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 6:49 AM ET

    The S&P 500 could slump to 450 points over the next year and half and investors should stay clear of this “dangerous market,” Royce Tostrams, technical analyst at Tostrams Groep, told CNBC.