Investment Strategy


  • The Chosen Ten Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | 11:04 AM ET

    As expected, 10 banks are being permitted to repay their TARP money, a combined $68 billion. Oddly, they didn't name the banks, but it's JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, US Bancorp, American Express, Capital One, BB&T, Bank of New York, State Street and Northern Trust.

  • Commodities and Inflation: How to Trade Now Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | 10:26 AM ET

    The ever-increasing threat of inflation and the spike we’re already seeing in commodity prices is highlighting the countless hedging opportunities available with commodity-based exchange traded fund (ETF) investors. It’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to hedge rising prices.

  • Stocks Rise as TARP Repayers Are Named Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | 10:16 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Tuesday, with bank stocks rising as some of the nation's largest institutions poised to repay government bailout money.

  • The "Wall Of Worry" Grows Taller Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | 9:16 AM ET
    A New York Stock Exchange trader.

    Stocks refuse to drop, but the "wall of worry" gets higher. Bond yield backups, dollar strength have all become topics in the past week.

  • Chinese solar wafer maker ReneSola rose yesterday along with some upside options activity.

  • Futures Turn Positive as TARP Banks Go Higher Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | 7:42 AM ET

    Futures showed a relatively flat open for Wall Street on Tuesday as the dollar's rally, fueled by last week’s better than expected jobs report, fizzled out and some investors went back into stocks.

  • Look to the US for Recovery, Not China: Strategist Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | 7:37 AM ET

    The US economy will beat China and other economies in shaking off the recession and returning to growth, Roger Nightingale, strategist from Pointon York, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Pros Say: US Unemployment May Be Closer to 16% Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | 5:55 AM ET

    Global stocks were higher Tuesday, while the dollar took profits after its rally the previous day. Experts tell CNBC that last Friday's better-than-expected jobs report should be taken with a pinch of salt.

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | 8:46 PM ET

    Stocks are vulnerable to the dual tensions of a stronger dollar and rising Treasury yields. Tuesday marks the first of three Treasury auctions this week, with $35 billion in 3-year notes expected. There is also wholesale trade data and the NFIB small business survey.

  • How to Profit on Properties: Strategist Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | 5:25 PM ET

    Sam Lieber of Alpine Mutual Funds advised investors on how to make money in the housing sector through emerging markets.

  • Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks ended flat on Monday as a late rally fizzled after the Supreme Court issued a stay, temporarily halting the sale of Chrysler to Fiat. Stocks had staged a late rally as financials bounced back, after being lower for much of the day as last week's jobs report spurred worries that the Federal Reserve may raise rates at its next meeting. Read and listen to what the experts had to say…

  • A Late Surge, Big, But Not Big Enough Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | 5:00 PM ET

    Late day buying almost pushed the S&P 500 into new high territory--but fell back just at the close. Still, it was an impressive rally: we started the day with typical light summer volume; stocks were immediately under pressure from higher Treasury yields and a higher dollar.

  • Stocks Flop as Late Rally Fizzles; Banks Gain Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | 4:47 PM ET

    Stocks ended flat Monday as a late rally fizzled after the Supreme Court issued a stay, temporarily halting the sale of Chrysler to Fiat.

  • Two Views on What to Buy — and Sell Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | 4:34 PM ET

    Paul Hickey, co-founder at Bespoke Investment Group, and Rick Bensignor, head of research at Execution LLC, offered CNBC their investment advice.

  • How to Play Commodities & Currencies: Strategists Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | 4:28 PM ET

    The dollar rose on Monday, but will the surge continue? Brian Dolan, chief currency strategist of Forex.com and Evaristo Stanziale, senior VP of SCS Commodities discussed their outlook on currencies and commodities.

  • Sector Bulls: Where to Invest Now Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | 4:11 PM ET

    Doug De Groote, managing director of United Wealth Management, and Roy Williams, CEO of Prestige Wealth Management, shared their market views and investor advice.

  • Why Are Options Targeting MBIA? Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | 3:23 PM ET

    Financial insurance firm MBIA has dropped some 14 percent in the last week, and traders are positioning for more downside in the next two months.

  • Stocks May Be in For Tougher Sledding Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | 3:04 PM ET

    Stocks are not cheap right now: Alec Young at S&P notes that the S&P 500 is trading at 17 times 2009 earnings, expensive by historic standards.

  • Stocks Slide as Dollar Soars, McDonald's Skids Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | 1:50 PM ET

    Stocks opened lower Monday as the dollar and U.S. Treasury yields soared on the back of last week's cheerier jobs data, which prompted speculation that the Fed may raise rates at its next meaeting.

  • US Should Get Rid of TARP: Dick Bove Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | 1:42 PM ET

    Banks can’t make any money on TARP funds, said Dick Bove, financial strategist at Rochdale Securities.