Investment Strategy


  • Pisani: IPO Market Is Alive! Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 | 12:04 PM ET

    IPO market shows signs of life! Look at MaxLinear, Calix Networks, and First Interstate BancSystem.

  • MF Global Shares Jump on Corzine CEO Appointment Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 | 11:46 AM ET
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    Shares of MF Global climbed to a 52-week high Wednesday, a day after the brokerage named former New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine as its new chairman and CEO.

  • Pisani: Euro Slides; MF Global Soars Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 | 11:29 AM ET

    European stocks weakened as Fitch downgraded Portugal's credit rating to AA- from AA, with a negative outlook. Predictably, this caused another drop in the euro, which is now at the lowest level against the dollar since May of last year.

  • Why it's Still Time to Buy Google: Research Director Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 | 11:17 AM ET

    Google shut its mainland Chinese-language portal on Monday and began rerouting searches to a Hong Kong site, over two months after it said it would not accept the self-censorship demanded by China's government. Mark Mahaney, Internet research director at Citigroup Investment Research, shared his insights on the search engine giant.

  • Stocks Remain Lower After Home-Sales Miss Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 | 11:01 AM ET

    Stocks remained lower Wednesday after a disappointing new-home sales report, but didn't add much to its losses. Stocks started the day lower after Portugal's credit rating was downgraded, accelerating jitters about European debt problems.

  • Housing Market 'Needs' Fannie, Freddie: Strategist Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 | 10:47 AM ET

    So far, the government has spent $126 billion bailing out mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. What should the future of such government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) be? Chris Gamaitoni of Compass Point Trading and Research, and Armando Falcon of Falcon Capital Advisors, shared their insights.

  • Futures Pause After Tuesday's Gains Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 | 6:25 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures drifted ahead of the open Wednesday, taking a pause after the major indexes secured strong gains at the close Tuesday, on the back of better-than-expected existing-home sales data.

  • US Dollar Remains Distressed Despite Gains on Euro Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 | 3:29 AM ET

    The U.S. dollar has been on a tear versus the euro in recent months (touching 10-month highs against the single currency on Wednesday), leading some to think that greenback weakness is a thing of the past. And when one looks at the current state of affairs in Europe (with the troubles in Greece and Portugal and Spain on deck for financial drama,) it's easy to understand this perspective. But there is more to the dollar than meets the eye.

  • Equities to Rise Further, but Know When to Get Out Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 | 2:59 AM ET

    When it comes to your portfolio, it's all about timing, said Sani Hamid director of wealth management economy and market strategy at Financial Alliance. With equities slowly approaching the overweight mark, you have to look for the signs on when to get out, he added.

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    The market has rallied despite a chorus of naysayers who think the 70 percent bounce off the March 2009 low is overdone.

  • Dow Gains Over 100, Led by Kraft, Pfizer Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | 5:46 PM ET

    Stocks ended sharply higher Tuesday after a late rally as investors cheered a better-than-expected existing-home sales report. The Dow gained over 100 points, led by Kraft and Pfizer. Health insurers gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.

  • Pisani: Reading Into KB Home's Numbers Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | 4:04 PM ET

    Existing home sales, while in-line with expectations at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.02 million units, are still disappointing.

  • KB Homes posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss on Tuesday as prices and demand for its houses sagged. How should you invest in the homebuilding sector? Eric Landry, analyst at Morningstar discussed his strategies.

  • Stocks Push Higher After Treasury Auction Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | 2:17 PM ET

    Stocks pushed higher Tuesday after a $44 billion two-year note auction and a better-than-expected existing-home sales report. Health care gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.

  • Dow Holds Gains; Health Care Retreats Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | 12:19 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Tuesday after a report showed existing-home sales fell less than expected last month but health care gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.

  • My Top 3 Growth Stock Picks: Portfolio Manager Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | 12:01 PM ET

    We’re looking for stocks that have earnings and revenues up 25 percent year-over-year that we can buy cheap below 12 times earnings, said Bob Auer, portfolio manager at Auer Growth Fund. He shared his best plays.

  • The Dow rose on Tuesday, continuing a winning streak in the last nine out of 10 trading days. How should investors be positioned and where are the best sectors to invest? Bob Doll, vice chairman and chief equity strategist at BlackRock shared his insights.

  • Pisani: Social Security as Deficit Target Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | 10:46 AM ET

    How do you shrink the deficit now that Medicare and Medicaid are "off the table for deficit reduction?" By taking on benefits in the second biggest entitlement: Social Security. Or at least that's what the New York Times is suggesting in a front page story which is being widely passed around on trading desks.

  • After weeks of positioning for Sherwin-Williams to move lower, sentiment swung sharply to the positive side yesterday (Monday), as traders positioned for the paint maker to break out toward the $70 area.

  • Stock Rally to Go Another 10-20%: Wealth Manager Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | 10:07 AM ET

    I nvestors wanting to take part in the market's upside but also looking to protect against the downside risks  should focus on three areas , Sani Hamid, director of wealth management at Financial Alliance,  told CNBC.