Investment Strategy


  • Pros Say: Employment Collapse is Coming Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | 10:11 AM ET

    The last week of 2008 began in the green for commodities as oil and gold prices surged following a flare up in violence in the Middle East.

  • Santa Rally Holding...So Far Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | 9:24 AM ET

    Israel/Hamas, Pakistan/India driving oil and commodities up; Kuwait nixing Dow Chem deal hits Rohm & Haas shares; but Santa Claus rally seems to be holding.

  • Charts: Good Buying Opportunities in Stocks Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | 8:56 AM ET

    There are good buying opportunities in the equity markets right now, Daniel Stillhart, technical analyst at LB Swiss, told CNBC Monday.

  • Top Picks: Education, Energy, Infrastructure Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | 7:54 AM ET

    As we end a rather nasty 2008 and head into a new year that doesn't hold much optimism, Jared Levy, senior market specialist at Financial Markets Education sees investment potential in education, infrastructure and energy.

  • Retirement Resolutions for Your 20's, 30's & 40's Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | 5:58 PM ET

    Even if retirement is the last thing on your mind, there are important steps you can take in the new year to ensure you're planning right.

  • Investor Warren Buffet participates in the Treasury Conference on U.S. Capital Markets Competitiveness, Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at Georgetown University in Washington.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    In keeping with Warren Buffett's long-term way of looking at things, we bring back WBW's timeless and time-tested predictions to mark the coming new year.

  • Week Ahead: Will Investors Get A New Year's Bounce? Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | 9:18 AM ET

    Some traders are still holding out hope that a Santa rally will sweep stocks higher in the final week of the year, though there is no expectation that volume will improve until January. They also caution that a new round of hedge fund redemptions could pound the markets early in the year, dampening any January buying.

  • Retirement Resolutions for Your 50's & 60's Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 9:10 PM ET

    Retirement expert Bill Losey gives you a checklist for the new year.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 2:30 PM ET

    Friday's market promises more of the quiet drift that characterized Wednesdays' shortened session.

  • Madoff: The Affect On Private Investors/ Market Sentiment Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 11:58 AM ET

    The direct effects are limited, but indirect effects could be large. In speaking with hedge fund investors and advisors over the past week, Madoff's investors appear to be overwhelmingly high net worth individuals in Europe and the U.S.

  • The S&P 500 Standards Are Slipping Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | 9:12 AM ET

    With all those financial mergers, it's time for those companies who merged to come out of the S&P 500, and new companies to come in.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 6:25 PM ET

    Stocks are trapped in the pre-holiday doldrums and will face some tough economic data ahead of Wednesday's shortened Christmas eve session.

  • Uptrend From November Lows Now Broken Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 4:21 PM ET

    I know we're all fed up with this year, but there are five more trading days left, and we have been drifting lower. In fact, the Dow has been down five days in a row.

  • REITs Continue To Be Battered Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 9:14 AM ET

    Industrial REIT ProLogis up 12 percent, said it was selling its China operations and a 20 percent interest in its Japan property funds to GIC real estate for $1.3 billion. They will use the proceeds to reduce debt. Like many REITs, ProLogis has been looking to reduced leverage, including buying back debt.

  • A week ago, we asked for your thoughts on Faith, Doubt, and Warren Buffett at the end of a difficult year for Buffett followers.  Are you losing faith in Warren Buffett? The answer is a resounding 'no!'  Read the emails that came in from around the world.

  • Charts Predict: Stocks Hanging Tough Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 5:21 AM ET

    December has failed to produce a significant rally for stocks, but the fact that they have held current levels bodes well for the New Year, Sandy Jadeja, technical analyst from ODL Securities, told CNBC.

  • Looking Back on 2008 in the Markets Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 3:50 AM ET

    Squawk Outside the Box takes a look back on a tumultuous year for the financial markets.

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 7:44 PM ET

    It sure feels like a holiday on Wall Street but without the merry making. Monday's wishy washy market ended lower and traders said they expect more of the same low volume trading Tuesday.

  • We Have A Trading Range, For Now Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 4:23 PM ET

    Drifting lower on light volume: is this what the first quarter of 2009 will look like? Stocks moved lower today, with declines accelerating midday, but a rebound in the last half hour limited the losses.

  • No Real Buyers And Sellers Around Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 3:12 PM ET

    You see what's happening today? Drifting lower, on no volume, with no one particularly caring? The worry is that this could like a lot like the first part of next year, when days of heavy volume (thanks to post-Madoff redemptions) are punctuated by days where little buying and selling occurs.