Investment Strategy


  • US GDP Pivotal to Market Sentiment on Thursday Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 8:43 PM ET

    Economists forecast the GDP number to show growth anywhere from just under 3 percent to as high as 4 percent - the first positive growth for the U.S. economy since second quarter, 2008.

  • Dow Sheds Over 1% Amid Recovery Fears Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 4:46 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks tumbled to session lows late Wednesday, with the Dow down more than 100 points, as worries about the recovery gripped the market.

  • Why I'm Still Bullish on the Markets: Top Manager Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 4:44 PM ET

    Stocks fell on Wednesday, despite positive economic data and some good earnings news, as investors worried about the recovery dragged on the market. Ted Parrish, co-portfolio manager at Henssler Equity Fund told investors what to expect from this point.

  • These Big Oil Stocks Have Upside: Analyst Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 4:39 PM ET

    ConocoPhillips reported a 71 percent decline in its quarterly profit. Other oil giants including Chevron and Exxon will announce results later on this week. What should investors expect? Tina Vital, integrated oil and gas equity analyst at Standard & Poor’s U.S. Equity Research, shared her outlook.

  • Recovery Worries Hurt Stocks; Techs Skid Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 3:47 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks were lower at the halfway point Wednesday as investors shrugged off some good news and worries about the recovery gripped the market.

  • One Credit Card Company Is Set for 20% Growth: Analyst Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 3:43 PM ET

    After reporting a solid profit in the fourth quarter, this firm is set to grow more than 20 percent going forward, said Rick Shane, an analyst at Jeffries & Co.

  • Stocks fell last week and have continued to slide this week, prompting speculation that this may be the beginning of a correction. What does this mean for the overall markets going forward? Adam Bold, founder and CEO of the Mutual Fund Store and Joe Kinahan, chief derivatives strategist at Thinkorswim shared their insights.

  • Earnings Provides This October Surprise Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 1:50 PM ET

    Dollar rallies for fifth day, stocks drop for fourth day. Economic data and earnings guidance disappoint. October is turning out to be a challenging month for economic stats. Yesterday it was weaker than expected Consumer Confidence.

  • World's Fastest Growing Airline Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 12:48 PM ET

    The world's fastest growing commercial airline is touching down for the second time in the U.S. Etihad, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, recently launched service to Chicago. The city marks the second U.S. service destination for the airline.

  • 3 Oil Services Stocks that Look Attractive: Expert Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 12:10 PM ET

    Oil drillers and tankers should be on investors' radars right now, said Omar Nokta of Dahlman Rose. He explained why these stocks are looking attractive — and offered his favorites now.

  • Stocks Slip After Surprise Drop in Home Sales Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 11:43 AM ET

    Stocksskidded Wednesday, despite a rise in durable-goods orders and some earnings beats, as worries about the recovery dragged on the market.

  • Taking A Worldly Approach To the Dollar Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 11:41 AM ET

    If you’re getting a little queasy about the sagging U.S. dollars in your savings account, join the club.  So what’s an investor to do?  Enter currency exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which let even casual investors put a little foreign spice into their cash holdings

  • 'Tis The Season For Stock Pickers Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 11:19 AM ET

    After a stunning and broad rebound, major indices many be range bound for awhile and the right managers could thrive with judicious stockpicking.

  • Credit Card Stocks: Analyst's Picks and Pans Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 11:15 AM ET

    Visa reported strong earnings that topped last year's and outstripped Wall Street forecasts. Craig Maurer, equity analyst at Calyon Securities, discussed his outlook on the firm and other credit card companies going forward.

  • Pisani: Markets Need to 'Calm Down' Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 9:08 AM ET

    Despite this gloom and doom talk, we are only 3 percent off our recent highs! The average correction since the March lows is 4 percent!

  • Futures Move Lower as Recovery Fears Prevail Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 8:50 AM ET

    The weak consumer confidence report that hit U.S. stocks on Tuesday is having a lingering effect this Wednesday, with global stock markets falling and stock index futures pointing to another lower open on Wall Street.

  • Options Bullish Ahead of Lincoln National Earnings Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 8:07 AM ET

    Lincoln National reports earnings after the bell today, and the bulls are looking for upside.

  • Charts: Banks Could Spell Trouble for All Stocks Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 7:26 AM ET

    The stock market rally that's been in place since March was led by the banking sector, but financials are now starting to underperform and that could spell trouble for the wider market, Edward Loef, chartist at Theodoor Gilissen Bankiers, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Market Tips: Stocks Still Have Upside Momentum Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 7:16 AM ET

    Global stocks were lower on Wednesday on worries of the pace of the economic recovery after a dip in U.S. consumer confidence. But experts told CNBC the market still has upward momentum.

  • Blog: Maybe the Banking System Works After All Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 3:48 AM ET

    Even if governments withdraw the trillions of dollars of stimulus in time to stop prices soaring, people won't want to keep their cash in the safe at the bottom of the wardrobe forever. So whether you've got $100 or $100 million in the bank, you're going to need the expertise.