Investment Strategy


  • US Widens Stanford Probe to Brokers Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 6:26 AM ET
    Allen Stanford

    US securities regulators have broadened their investigation into the alleged $8 billion Ponzi scheme run by Allen Stanford, the Texan billionaire, to include brokerage executives who invested their clients’ money in Stanford International Bank products, reports the Financial Times.

  • Speculators Are Eager to Bet on Madoff Claims Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 5:26 AM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    The lawsuits filed by the trustee seeking money for Bernard L. Madoff’s fraud victims may be a blow for the defendants — but they are catnip for an obscure breed of Wall Street traders speculating on the outcome of the enormous Madoff bankruptcy case, the New York Times reports.

  • The Federal Open Market Committee meets tomorrow, as rising interest rates continue to defy the central bank's efforts to push them lower.

  • Stocks Close Off Session Highs as Retailers Fall Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 4:58 PM ET

    Stocks trimmed gains and turned mixed amid light volume Monday as retailers, and technology stocks slipped amid a market generally gaining support from M&A activity and as the market awaited word out of Washington on extending the Bush-era tax cuts. Caterpillar and Chevron rose, while HP fell.

  • Investing in Mobile Gaming: Angry Birds Rule Roost Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 4:51 PM ET
    Angry Birds iPhone app

    The unexpected winner from Apple's App store success are mobile games — they comprise twenty percent of all app sales on the iPhone and top the best-seller lists. And the unlikely winner among the thousands of mobile games is "Angry Birds."

  • Stocks Trim Gains Before Close; Tech Falls Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 3:52 PM ET

    Stocks turned mixed Monday as retailers were among the few sectors to struggle amid a market generally gaining support from M&A activity as well as the lack of an expected interest rate hike in China. Caterpillar and Walt Disney rose, while Intel fell.

  • The fact that the private sector is “transacting” in toxic assets now shows a return of confidence to the market, Neel Kashkari, Pimco managing director and head of new investment initiatives, told CNBC Monday.

  • One of the Most Depressing Jobs...Ever Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 3:20 PM ET

    Congratulations, financial advisers and accountants — You've just been named one of the most depressing jobs ever! Here, maybe you should lie down for a minute ...

  • For Now, Big Jump in Yields Being Seen as Good Thing Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 2:09 PM ET

    Rising interest rates for now are generating views that the economic glass is half-full, even though the trend would seem to counteract aggressive monetary policy from the Federal Reserve.

  • On Record Shipping Day, FedEx is a Buy: Analyst Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 12:40 PM ET

    On the day when shipping giant FedEx is expecting to handle a record number of packages—16 million—one analyst puts a buy on the stock, while another, likes both FedEx and its rival UPS equally.

  • The Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Eight months after a Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit raised tough questions about its business standards, Goldman Sachs is completing a report on its structure and practices intended to quell fears that its ethics have lapsed.

  • Stocks Gain; Energy Rises; HP Declines Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 12:13 PM ET

    Stocks traded modestly higher as deal activity lifted investor sentiment, and as the market awaited the expected approval of Bush-era tax cuts. Caterpillar and Disney fell, while HP rose. hr<!-- -->

  • Large Banks Are a 'Good Long-Term Play': Strategist Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 11:40 AM ET

    Stocks traded higher Monday ahead of the expected approval of Bush-era tax cuts. How should investors be positioned? Jamie Cox, managing partner at Harris Financial Group and Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial shared their insights.

  • President Obama is convening a summit of CEOs at the White House, revealing a reelection strategy similar to Latin American leaders in the 1970s and 80s, when fiscal irresponsibility ultimately resulted in sovereign debt failures.

  • Out of Office Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 11:18 AM ET

    I am out of the office until Wednesday. Please check back for more Trader Talk blogs later on this week!

  • Stocks to Watch: Nike, Stericycle and More... Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 11:02 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Busch: 5 Things You Need to Know Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 10:45 AM ET

    China’s inflation is soaring, Democrats in Congress are likely to pass the tax cut extension and spending bill, the FOMC meets this week, European Union leaders will also meet this week and what has everyone so bullish? Here's what you need to know for this week.

  • Expect Stock Downside Move in Next 3 Months: Pro Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 10:39 AM ET

    Stocks rose Monday amid expectations that the Senate will vote to extend tax cuts. Keith McCullough, CEO of Hedgeye Risk Management and CNBC contributor, shared his outlook.

  • Christmas 2010 could turn out to be the merriest since the recession began, with the exclusive CNBC All-America Economic Survey finding Americans somewhat more optimistic but real optimism remains elusive.

  • Futures Up; 10-year Yield Hits 6-Month High Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 9:25 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures made slight gains ahead of the open Monday as investors drove up the yield of 10-year Treasurys to a six-month peak ahead of the expected approval of Bush-era tax cuts.