Investment Strategy


  • Gross: Why Pimco Dumped Treasurys From Biggest Fund Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 2:47 PM ET
    Bill Gross of PIMCO participates in a conference on the future of housing finance at the Treasury Department in Washington, DC.

    The world's largest bond fund has moved out almost entirely from US debt and into that of emerging markets and corporations, Pimco's Bill Gross told CNBC.

  • Pimco Move Could Send More Investors Out of Treasurys Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 1:48 PM ET
  • How to Trade the Volatile Grain Sector: Analyst Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 1:21 PM ET

    Grain prices are going to take almost two years to rebuild, so there's going to be a period of elevated costs, said Farha Aslam, food analyst at Stephens.

  • NYSE Midday Update     Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 1:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani reports on the trading day from the NYSE.

  • Lower Oil Is Not Helping Stocks Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 12:54 PM ET

    Partly, of course, this is on concerns that oil will stay elevated longer than expected, but there are additional concerns about sovereign debt in Europe and slower growth in China.

  • Greenberg: Finer Grinds of Green Mountain Deal Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 12:34 PM ET

    Now that Starbucks has agreed to use Green Mountain’s Keurig system for its push into single-serve, giving the stocks of both a caffeinated jolt, there are a few key points to consider.

  • Out of Work

    The Commerce Department reported the deficit on international trade in goods and services was $46.3 billion in January, up from $40.2 billion in December and $27 billion in mid 2009, when the recovery began. Deficits on oil and with China jumped $1.2 and $2.6 billion, respectively, and the overall trade deficit is blocking the creation of 3 million jobs each year.

  • Emerging Markets Out of Favor No More, Options Say Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 11:48 AM ET

    Do options traders see an Emerging Markets comeback? Despite today's selloff, recent options activity suggests the answer is yes.

  • Markets Shift Focus From Supply to Demand Worry Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 11:45 AM ET

    Financial markets have quickly moved from worrying about things like Middle East oil supplies to whether the global economy is healthy enough to support demand for all sorts of assets.

  • Buying financial stocks is like “buying a lottery ticket”—nothing has changed in the industry and there’s still no transparency, according to Ronald Carson, CEO and founder of Carson Wealth Management.

  • Bears Pound Chip-Equipment Maker's Stock Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 10:58 AM ET

    Sentiment has been weakening in the chip sector for the last week, and yesterday (Wednesday) the bears pounced on Lam Research.

  • Stocks to Watch: JDS, UBS, Cisco and More ... Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 10:58 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • 7 Best Value Picks for Investors: Pros Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 10:27 AM ET

    With the markets on a decline, investors need to put money into value plays, said Rob Hoxton, president and CEO of Hoxton Financial, and Robert Auer, portfolio manager at Auer Growth Fund.

  • Greenberg: Spotlight Returns to For-Profit Schools Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 9:31 AM ET

    Keep an eye on for-profit schools today (Thursday), especially Bridgepoint Education.

  • Futures Fall Further After News on Trade, Jobs Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 9:25 AM ET

    US stock index futures extended moved even lower after the government released disappointing news on trade data and jobless claims.

  • Oil Trade Fades, Sovereign Debt Trade Is Back Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 9:09 AM ET

    The oil trade has faded a bit, but the sovereign debt trade has returned with Moody's downgrade of Spain's credit rating (with warnings of further downgrades), saying that the cost of cleaning up the banking sector will be more than expected.

  • Bull Run Is Not Over: Strategist Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 4:08 AM ET

    The market's bull run is not over and stocks will be higher at the end of the year, according to Bob Parker, Senior Advisor at Credit Suisse.

  • Saudi Prince Alwaleed Calls for Citi Dividend Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 2:55 AM ET

    Wealthy Saudi investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal expressed confidence in Citigroup's earnings potential and also called for the bank to issue a dividend to shareholders.

  • Big Deadline Facing Spain's Nervous Savings Banks Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 12:57 AM ET

    New rules capital requirement for banks in Spain come into force on Thursday and Spain's vulnerable savings banks are looking around for any extra cash.

  • Wall Street sign

    Stocks seem locked in a trading band of indecision, as traders await the next development from the Middle East or economic news that could move the market forward.