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Investment Strategy


  • The Key Players Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 4:53 PM ET

    There are nearly 50 trading venues. Customers can interact in all of them--making today's trading so complicated.

  • Man Vs. Machine: The New Kings Of Wall Street Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 4:50 PM ET

    High-frequency trading has spawned a new breed of market mavens far different than the traditional Wall Street titans.

  • Rise Of The Machines Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 4:50 PM ET

    The May 2010 Flash Crash helped draw attention to how fragmented the stock market has become and how potentially illiquid it can be in an era of high-speed, computer trading.

  • Man Vs. Machine: Editor's Introduction Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 4:45 PM ET

    There's a whole new universe of new places to trade and new players doing the trading. How has it changed, and why? What does it mean for you?

  • Stocks End Higher, Extending Sept. Rally Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 4:44 PM ET

    Stocks climbed Monday with the S&P 500 breaking through its 200-day moving average for the first time since early August following new global banking rules and a robust Chinese factory report.   Microsoft and JP Morgan rose, McDonald's and Exxon fell.

  • The ETF Monster Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 4:43 PM ET

    Worries about the role ETFs play in changing the nature of how people invest and the market’s high correlation to itself.

  • Stock-Pickers, A Dying Breed? Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 4:43 PM ET

    There is genuine concern that changes in market trading structure are leading to the death of stock-picking as we know it.

  • Changing Exchanges Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 4:41 PM ET

    Are NYSE and Nasdaq conflicted? They serve both shareholders, and investors, to whom they must maintain a transparent marketplace.

  • What's Right and Wrong with Stock Trading System Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 4:40 PM ET

    It's a brave new world of securities trading and new worries for the public.

  • Microsoft Debt Sale a Smart Idea Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 4:32 PM ET

    Reports that Microsoft may be planning a debt sale to pay dividends and buybacks makes perfect sense. Think of it this way: why not add leverage?

  • Stocks Climb as Close Nears; Visa Slumps Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 3:56 PM ET

    Stocks gained Monday, with the S&P 500 breaking through its 200-day moving average for the first time since early August following new global banking rules and a robust Chinese factory report.  Microsoft and JP Morgan rose, Mcdonald's and Exxon fell.

  • More Corporate Bonds Coming! Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 3:31 PM ET

    Midday Thoughts: What's up with September? Supposedly the worst month of the year, it's up nearly 7 percent so far.

  • Stocks extended their gains into a third week, as bank stocks soared following new global regulatory requirements. Will the rally continue? Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital, and Christopher Zook, chairman and CIO of CAZ Investments, shared their outlooks.

  • Stocks Pare Gains; Banks Rise, McDonald's Slips Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 12:20 PM ET

    Stocks rose Monday following news banks will have a phased-in timeline to meet new international bank capital rules, although gains were capped as the market reached key resistance levels. JP Morgan and Bank of America rose, Exxon and McDonald's fell.

  • Farr: Year-End Rally? Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 12:03 PM ET
    NYSE trader

    There are a few things that may bring the retail investor back into the market in the near term: the elections may deliver a Republican majority in Congress, we are likely to get more clarity regarding the new bank regulatory landscape as the Basel Committee delivers their recommendations over the next few days/weeks and we are likely to get a report on the causes of the "flash crash" that has instilled fear in many a retail investor.

  • Japanese Flag

    This week, as everyone talks about what went wrong at Lehman Brothers; think instead about what went wrong with Japan.

  • Basel III Builds Profit-Forecast Certainty Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 11:39 AM ET

    Global markets are up about 1 percent this morning, with many banks up 3 percent on the new Basel III capital requirements. ... Still, there is plenty of concern that some banks will not even be able to make this level of implementation.

  • Busch: Yuan is the Word Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 10:59 AM ET

    The Chinese currency has had a big move since the beginning of September. The renminbi or yuan has appreciated over 550 points moving from 6.8175 down to 6.7618. This is a larger move than what happened in June when the Chinese pledged to allow the currency to reflect economic fundamentals. Why is this occurring?

  • Corporations that are flush with cash represent the best buys for investors now, a Deutsche Bank banker told CNBC Monday.

  • Art Cashin: Capital Markets Ride 'Sigh of Relief' Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 10:42 AM ET

    Stocks climbed Monday after global regulators said banks have until 2018 to comply with the new Basel III banking capital rules. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his market insights.