Investment Strategy


  • Reading the Fed’s Smoke Signals Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | 11:28 AM ET
    Federal Reserve

    I think it’s increasingly evident that the Fed’s exit strategy — the unwinding of fiscal stimulus policies that have been in place for some time now — is under way.

  • How to Play Railroad Stock Rally: Strategist Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | 10:26 AM ET

    The major railroad stocks have been on a rally over the last month and CSX is due to report quarterly earnings after the closing bell. How should investors position their portfolios? Jason Seidl, director at Dahlman Rose shared his sector insights.

  • Dow Struggles to Hold 11,000; Alcoa Skids Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | 10:07 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures edged lower ahead of the open Tuesday, after the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the psychologically important 11,000 mark Monday.

  • Farrell: An Olympic Effort to Save Greece Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | 9:53 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    Big brother and big sister came to the rescue—sort of—and said they would throw in 60 billion of Euros—maybe—if Greece needed it. If they need it?

  • UBS Gets Negative on Regional Banks Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | 9:06 AM ET

    Greece did get off its 6-month and one-year bill auction. The auction was well oversubscribed, but as expected they paid a high yield, of 4.55 percent and 4.85 for the 6 and 12 month respectively. The yield on the 6-month was 1.38 percent in the January auction.

  • Dow Set to Retreat From 11,000; Alcoa Slips Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | 7:58 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures edged lower ahead of the open Tuesday, after the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the psychologically important 11,000 mark Monday.

  • More Upside Ahead For This Fast Food Chain: Traders Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | 7:53 AM ET

    Yum Brands has been ripping for weeks, and some traders are playing for even more upside as the company prepares to report earnings results tomorrow.

  • US Dollar's Strength is Waning: Charts Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | 7:05 AM ET

    The U.S. dollar's strength appears to be waning as the focus turns from Europe's debt worries to China's possible appreciation of its currency, Chris Zwermann, global strategist and technical analyst at Zwermann Financial said Tuesday.

  • Market Tips: No Pullback, Stocks to Go Higher Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010 | 6:53 AM ET

    Global stocks were lower on Tuesday, moving away from 18-1/2 month highs. As the Dow closed above 11,000 on Monday, experts told CNBC that they are bullish on stocks, especially U.S. stocks.

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    Now that the European Union has crafted a plan to rescue Greece, the focus shifts to corporate earnings, with Intel due to report after the bell on Tuesday.

  • Dow Ends Above 11,000; S&P Just Shy of 1,200 Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 5:31 PM ET

    The Dow managed to close above 11,000 after some late-session turbulence but 1,200 proved just out of reach for the S&P.

  • If you're looking for turnaround in aluminum demand, you didn't hear it from Alcoa, other than a feeble comment that demand is "gradually improving."

  • S&P Flirts With 1,200; VIX Drops Toward 15 Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 3:48 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Monday and the Dow found a foothold above 11,000 as as investors were relieved that Europe reached a bailout deal for Greece but waited to see if earnings season would be as good as predicted.

  • Stocks Moving the Market Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 2:57 PM ET

    UBS announcing that earnings will be better than expected helping big U.S. banks. The biggest catalyst appears to be significant improvement in fixed income trading; we can assume that big U.S. banks will also have large gains from fixed income trading.

  • NYSE Traders

    With first-quarter earnings expected to be strong and the economy showing more signs of rebounding, analysts say this is the perfect time—for the market to give back some of its sizeable gains of 2010.

  • Time for Some Cowboy Monetarism Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 1:45 PM ET
    Thomas Hoenig

    I want a different regime. I’m calling it cowboy monetarism. What do I mean by that? I want Wall Street to be scared to death of the Federal Reserve. I don’t want them lying around in bed with the Fed — I want them running scared.  

  • Alcoa earnings after the closing bell on Monday unofficially kicks off the first quarter earnings season. What should investors be expecting from the Dow 30 company earnings? Brent Wilsey, president of Wilsey Asset Management and Craig Peckham, equity trading strategist at Jefferies & Co. shared their insights.

  • Watch These Large Caps Ahead of Earnings: Strategist Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 12:29 PM ET

    Large caps have beaten the overall markets so far this year. So which large cap companies should investors keep a watch on during the upcoming earnings season? Joe Ransom, lead portfolio manager at RidgeWorth Select Large Cap Growth Fund shared his thoughts.

  • Pisani: Alcoa—Good & Bad News Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 12:02 PM ET

    The good news: aluminum prices are up 8 percent year to date, to about $2,400 per metric ton (that's about $1.09 a pound).

  • Art Cashin: Expect a 3-4% Pullback Going Forward Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 11:34 AM ET

    Stocks advanced on Monday and the Dow surpassed the 11,000 mark. However, Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services and Brian Piskorowski, managing director at Wells Fargo Advisors said investors should be mindful of a possible pullback in the near-term.