Investment Strategy


  • Pisani: Primerica IPO Set to Price Tonight Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 9:58 AM ET

    The Greek stock market down 1.8 percent as the sale of the 7 year bond did not go as well as initially thought. Yields are higher, to 6.24 percent. And: We are waiting to see if the spate of strong IPOs will continue. Expecting Primerica to price 18 million shares between $12-$14, likely tonight, possibly tomorrow. This is the largest financial services marketing organization in North America.

  • Bullish Calls Rise on This Chip Wafer Manufacturer Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 7:55 AM ET

    Traders are snapping up calls in MEMC Electronic Materials.

  • Futures Rise as Apple Gains, AT&T Falls Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 7:55 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures poionted to a modest gain at the open on big news in the smartphone industry and ahead of reports on housing and consumer confidence.

  • Charts: Dow Rally Could Hit 11,800, Buy Dips Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 7:54 AM ET

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average could rally to close to 11,800 points and investors should buy each dip until it reaches 10,730, Roelof van den Akker, senior technical analyst from ING Wholesale Banking, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • No Great Upside for US Markets: Strategist Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 6:33 AM ET

    There is no great upside for U.S. markets, said Uwe Parpart, Asia chief economist and strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald.

  • Market Tips: Stocks to Flatline, BRICs to Hit Wall Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 5:44 AM ET

    Global stocks were mostly higher on Tuesday, edging closer to a 17-1/2 month peak. But experts are wary of the sustainability of this rally and see stocks flatlining. They also expect BRIC markets to underperform developed markets this year.

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    Home price data and consumer confidence are two pieces of the economic puzzle expected Tuesday morning, as investors keep a wary eye on rising rates.

  • The Four-Analyst Sell Call? Monday, 29 Mar 2010 | 6:54 PM ET

    If you’re going to trade momentum stocks, you need to know this rule.

  • The Best Way to Trade Stocks Monday, 29 Mar 2010 | 6:54 PM ET

    Looking to make some money in the short term? This is how you do it.

  • Short-Squeeze City? Monday, 29 Mar 2010 | 6:54 PM ET

    Managers can spark a run in their stock when they do this.

  • The CEO as Leading Indicator Monday, 29 Mar 2010 | 6:54 PM ET

    ere is a point at which management can turn its stock into a screaming buy.

  • Need Investing Ideas? Check the New-High List Monday, 29 Mar 2010 | 6:54 PM ET

    The stocks that make this list are there for good reason – and it’s not uncommon for them to keep going higher.

  • Big Banks vs Regionals: A Buy & Hold Recommendation Monday, 29 Mar 2010 | 6:09 PM ET

    The financial sector is up over 20 percent so far this year, so can investors still get in? Matt McCormick, banking analyst and portfolio manager at Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel and Doug Rainwater, managing director and senior bank analyst at Rodman & Renshaw discussed their sector outlooks.

  • With the Dow inching closer to 11,000, lots of stocks hitting 52-week highs and more M&A activities on the rise, is the individual investor gaining confidence in this market? Art Nunes, portfolio manager at IMS Capital Management, and Charles Biderman, president and CEO of TrimTabs Investment Research, discussed their insights.

  • Outlook for the Stock Market-Dollar-Oil Triad Monday, 29 Mar 2010 | 4:45 PM ET

    Markets advanced Monday after a reported showed consumer spending ticked higher last month. Boris Schlossberg, director of currency research at GFT Forex, Peter Beutel, president of Cameron Hanover, and Todd Colvin, vice president of MF Global, shared their outlooks on equities, currencies and commodities.

  • Stocks Rise, Led by Energy; Banks Skid Monday, 29 Mar 2010 | 4:37 PM ET

    Stocks rose Monday, led by energy stocks as oil topped $82 a barrel. Boeing was the biggest gainer on the Dow. Financials were weak.

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    Companies are increasingly sharing their record cash hoard with investors, and that trend should accelerate with a new wave of increased dividends and buybacks this quarter, according to a report from an investment bank.

  • Pisani: Citi Share Sale — 2 Key Issues Monday, 29 Mar 2010 | 1:49 PM ET

    The US' Citigroup common share sale news is no surprise, but hopefully it will sun a light on the potential windfall for taxpayers. The government owns 7.7 billion shares at $3.25. Right now, at roughly $4.25, it is sitting on a $7.7 billion profit. Whether they can get that price over the next several months depends on a number of factors. Let’s look at two broad issues.

  • 'Closing Bell' LIVE From Inside the US Treasury Monday, 29 Mar 2010 | 12:53 PM ET

    A very special edition of "Closing Bell" coming your way today, where Maria Bartiromo will be live from the U.S. Treasury Department in Washington DC

  • In Search of Growth Monday, 29 Mar 2010 | 12:31 PM ET

    We’ve talked quite a bit in Investor Brief about investors trying to identify where the growth is and how, in many cases, the most explosive growth is outside the United States.