Investment Strategy


  • Futures Weaken After Jobless Claims, PPI Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 | 9:23 AM ET

    US stocks looked set to open lower on Thursday, off the new multi-year record highs reached for all the major indexes on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve reported improving economic conditions across the country, and after upbeat earnings outlooks for banks lifted investor sentiment.

  • Could the price action Wednesday in ITT spacer, the defense contractor, spur a break-up boom? If the bankers have any say, the answer is probably yes, and here's why.

  • What's On: Commodities, Retail and Banking, Oh, My! Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 | 8:08 AM ET

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

  • US Fiscal Policy Could Cause 'Buyers' Strike': Pro Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 | 4:37 AM ET

    A lack of action on the US fiscal position could lead to a "buyers strike," according to Bob Parker, a special advisor to Credit Suisse.

  • New York Stock Exchange, lower Manhattan, New York City.

    U.S. economic reports should dominate early trading Thursday, unless the European debt crisis bubbles up again.

  • Banks Ready Case for Role in AIG Stock Offering Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 5:36 PM ET
    AIG headquarters at 180 Maiden Lane.

    On Thursday in New York City, banks make their case to the U.S. Treasury to be part of group that will handle the government's sale of its American International Group stock.

  • Just How Bad Is Food Inflation? Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 5:14 PM ET

    The Fed Beige Book spent an unusual amount of time discussing inflation. They noted that it has been hard for U.S. manufacturers to pass through higher prices to consumers.

  • Stocks Close at New Highs as Banks Rally Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 4:44 PM ET

    Stocks ended at new record highs as the Federal Reserve reported improving economic conditions across the country, and as upbeat earnings outlooks for banks lifted investor sentiment. JPMorgan and Bank of America rose, while Disney fell.

  • Stocks Remain Higher Before Close; Banks Up Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks traded off the highs of the day, but remained significantly up, as the Federal Reserve reported improving economic conditions across the country, and as upbeat earnings outlooks for banks lifted investor sentiment. JPMorgan and Boeing rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • Coal Companies' Weird Moves Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 2:16 PM ET

    What's up with Arch Coal preannouncing negative results? You would think that with global coal demand expanding, and with the Queensland, Australia floods, there would be all sorts of positive comments from coal producers. They're not alone.

  • 16-29% Upside in This Large Bank: Wells Fargo Analyst Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 1:27 PM ET

    Wells Fargo boosted the financial sector to “overweight” from “market weight.” Matthew Burnell, senior analyst at Wells Fargo, cited superior earnings growth and lower event risk for the group.

  • Banks to Make a 'Boxcar Full of Money' This Year: Pro Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 1:04 PM ET

    The overall financial sector “looks great” this year, said Bill Spiropoulos, CEO of CoreStates Capital Advisors, a wealth management firm.

  • Stocks Gain, Led by Banks; Dow Rises 100 Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 12:04 PM ET

    Stocks gained on a brighter outlook for banks ahead of earnings releases, and as debt troubles in Europe eased after a successful Portuguese bond offering. JPMorgan and Bank of America gained.

  • Don't Judge Airlines on 'Weather' Performance: Analyst Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 12:01 PM ET
    Traveler stranded at airport.

    Investors shouldn’t let airlines’ performance during bad weather, like the snowstorm this week, determine whether they invest in the industry, analyst Matt Jacob told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Watch These Banks Ahead of Earnings: Pro Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 11:51 AM ET

    This year should be a “good year” for banks, said Jeffrey Harte of Sandler O’Neill.

  • Kaminsky's Call: How to Make Yourself a Better Investor Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 11:46 AM ET

    Everyone loves to hear good news. Everyone loves to hear why they're right. But if you want to make money in the market, as I did for a decade at Neuberger Berman, then you need to listen to why you might be wrong about a stock, and here's why.

  • Stocks to Watch: Apple, AK Steel and More ... Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 11:01 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Futures Gain Ahead of Open; Euro Worries Ebb Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 9:16 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures gained ahead of the open Wednesday and remained higher after Portugal successfully auctioned government debt,  relieving  some of investors' concerns about the state of the euro zone debt crisis.

  • Whitney Defends Muni Call, Sees 'Indiscriminate Selling' Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 9:10 AM ET
    Meredith Whitney

    Financial analyst Meredith Whitney is sticking by her call that the nation's municipalities face a wave of defaults, despite a wave of criticism over her prediction that hundreds of local governments would not meet their obligations.

  • Look at Last Year's Losers: Strategist Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 8:50 AM ET

    Much of the improvement in market fundamentals has been priced in and investors should not get too excited about the decidedly positive tone so far in 2011, according to Brian Belski, the chief investment strategist at Oppenheimer Asset Management.