Investment Strategy


  • Delayed Jobs Reaction Boosts Futures Monday, 5 Apr 2010 | 6:19 AM ET

    Wall Street is poised for a slight rise at the open, following a market holiday on Friday, and investors can finally reaction to the March jobs report.

  • Now that the March jobs report is out of the way, investors will be looking for the next points of focus and a big one will be the consumer—and the Fed.

  • Bonds, futures and foreign-exchange markets will all be open for abbreviated sessions on Friday, so investors will still be able to trade on the report when it's released at 8:30 am ET.

  • Stocks End Higher After Late Rally Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 7:29 PM ET

    Stocks pared their gains on Thursday, this first day of the second quarter, as weakness seeped into the tech sector. Stocks had started the day strong after positive reports on initial jobless claims and manufacturing.

  • Analyzing IPOs Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 6:56 PM ET

    Cramer teaches you how to dig down on companies that are coming public.

  • 3 Steps to Vetting IPOs Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 6:56 PM ET

    If a deal can’t pass Cramer’s test, then it’s not worth buying.

  • The ‘Inside Baseball’ on IPOs Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 6:56 PM ET

    Cramer explains the little-known mechanics of these popular deals.

  • Beating the Pros Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 6:56 PM ET

    Something incredibly simple can give you the edge on Wall Street vets.

  • Investing After the Crash Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 6:56 PM ET

    There’s a new way to manage your portfolio, Cramer says.

  • Pisani: Jobs? March Sales Are Important, Too Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 5:08 PM ET

    Retail sales for March: another month that may be better than expected. While everyone is fixated on the jobs report, watch out for March same store sales, due April 8. February retail sales were better than expected, despite bad weather, now the same may happen for March. Same thing: poor weather pattern in third week in the Northeast, but early reports seem to be encouraging.

  • Primerica IPO a Success as Shares Jump Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 4:30 PM ET

    Primerica priced its IPO and opened strong Thursday, with 21.36 million shares at $15.00 — 3.36 million shares more than anticipated and $1 above the $12-$14 price talk. Rick Williams and John Addison, co-chief executives of the direct-marketed financial services firm, offered their thoughts to CNBC.

  • Employment Normalization to Take '4 or 5 Years' Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 4:28 PM ET

    The Labor Department said weekly jobless claims fell more than expected, which helped soothe some fears ahead of tomorrow's government employment report. The market had been rattled in the prior session after ADP reported a decline in payrolls last month. Scott Anderson, senior economist at Wells Fargo shared his insights.

  • US Needs 5-6% Growth to 'Heal Economy Quickly' Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 4:14 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said focusing on cutting the budget deficit now would jeopardize economic growth at a time when jobs are starting to be created, but even if that occurs, the unemployment rate will stay high for "a long period of time." Bruce Kasman, chief U.S. economist at JPMorgan, discussed his views.

  • Pisani: Oppenheimer's Surprising 'Outperform' Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 3:59 PM ET

    Auto dealers and a couple small cap retailers are standouts today. The strong GM March numbers (sales up 43% vs. 27% estimate), combined with a strong earnings report from CarMax, is moving the automotive dealers like Sonic Automotic, Penske Automotive and Lithia Motors.

  • Bond: Russia—Europe's Bright Light of Growth Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 3:17 PM ET

    Russian consumers are able to spend, the Russian government has significant room to maneuver, and there is no need to endure a long and painful process of systemic deleveraging - all of which make Russia a smart play for growth-oriented investors.

  • Commercial Real Estate

    Commercial real estate was supposed to be the next ticking time bomb for the economy this year, but you wouldn't know it by investor behavior.

  • Stocks Pare Gains as Techs Soften Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 2:26 PM ET

    Stocks pared their gains on Thursday, this first day of the second quarter, as weakness seeped into the tech sector. Stocks had started the day strong after positive reports on initial jobless claims and manufacturing.

  • Another Source of M&A Financing Comes Back Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 1:38 PM ET
    Negotiating Pay

    Given that the S&P 500 is up some 70 percent in the last year and credit market high yielders are up even more, investors should anticipate seeing more leveraged loan activity.

  • Dorn: Free Your Mind Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 1:04 PM ET

    Your destiny as a trader is up to you. You can choose to focus on the positions that drain you or those that uplift you. One of the cardinal rules of good trading is to do more of what is working, and less of what isn’t.

  • Art Cashin: Why Bulls Continue to Lead Markets Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 12:59 PM ET

    According to the Labor Department, new jobless benefit claims dropped to a seasonally adjusted 439,000, marking the fourth drop in the last five weeks. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services shared his market outlook.

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