Investment Strategy


  • Why Credit Markets Might Get Some Healing Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | 3:28 PM ET

    David Russell, who helps produce "Closing Bell," shared his thoughts on why there's a light at the end of the tunnel for credit markets. Here's his post:

  • Getting Primed For Bear Market Rally Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | 3:08 PM ET

    Boy, are traders ready for this one. Everyone--even the bears--think a rally of up to 20 percent is likely before the end of the year.

  • Chrysler Spreading Word of Its Turnaround Plan? Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | 12:07 PM ET

    Midday, the Dow has moved over 200 points from its high to its how, despite: 1) Horrendous economic news (durable goods, new home sales coming in at the lowest levels since 1991).

  • Earnings For 2009 Nearly Impossible To Figure Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | 9:39 AM ET

    The glacial speed the analysts have been moving has been nothing short of scandalous. Top-down strategists (guys who do estimates of earnings based on macroeconomic factors) have 2009 estimates for the S&P 500 as low as $60, but the bottoms-up analysts (the guys who just cover individual companies or industries)...

  • Market Tips: Stay in the US, China and Energy Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | 9:23 AM ET

    The bottoming process has begun in stock markets and now is the time to buy good value US, Chinese and energy stocks, experts tell CNBC.

  • Pros Say: Obama's Plan Won't Rekindle Economy Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | 7:31 AM ET

    With investors hoping President-Elect Barack Obama will come up with a plan to save the economy, experts warn there is no escaping economic cycles.

  • Charts Predict: S&P to 1,000, Gold to $1,250 Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | 6:38 AM ET

    The S&P 500 will deliver investors a "pre-Christmas rally" that will send the index upwards toward 1,000 points, Chris Locke, MD of Oystertrade.com Management, told CNBC.

  • Stocks may take a break from their high velocity mood swings as traders wind down for the Thanksgiving holiday. But Wednesday's market will have to digest plenty of data that will help paint a picture of the fourth quarter.

  • Home Builders "Stars" Of The Day On Street Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 4:30 PM ET

    I spoke to one large mortgage broker in Philadelphia this afternoon, who said they were now quoting 30-year fixed rate mortgages at 5.5 percent, a drop of a half-point from yesterday's 6.0 percent. That is a big drop.

  • Traders "Giddy" Over Mortgage Moves Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 3:10 PM ET

    Why the excitement? Because there is already a tangible effect in the mortgage markets. It's likely mortgage rates will drop notably in the next day or so, perhaps as much as 50 basis points (a half point).

  • Holiday Travel Is Bargain Spot for the Willing Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 12:20 PM ET

    The travel industry is bracing for a painful holiday season as people scale back their discretionary spending. But that is good news for anyone who has yet to book a winter getaway, with hotels, airlines and cruise operators introducing last-minute deals to entice vacationers, the New York Times reports.

  • Fed Moves Should Extend Rally Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 9:09 AM ET

    Mr. Paulson will be the key today, as he is expected to open the TARP to car, credit card and student loans, and heaven knows what else. More importantly, a separate facility will buy mortgage-backed securities.

  • Market Tips: Credit Is "Exceptionally Cheap" Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 9:01 AM ET

    While stock markets gyrate between bear and bull, credit markets may ironically emerge as an attractive alternative, according to some analysts.

  • Wall Street traders

    Stocks battle a rough batch of economic news Tuesday. Home prices, another look at third quarter GDP and consumer confidence data are posted in the morning.

  • Pros Say: Debase Dollar to Save Economy Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 6:56 AM ET

    Debasing the currency to help economic growth seems the best solution for now, some market experts believe.

  • Buy Bonds For the Little Ones? Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 9:21 PM ET

    Why giving investments as gifts is one of the best things you can do this holiday season.

  • Googling Obama's Economic Team Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 9:18 PM ET

    Cramer spoke with Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google who is part of Obama’s transition economic advisory board about this new team and what they’ll do.

  • Bargains in Bonds, Retail and Infrastructure Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 8:05 PM ET

    Prices have fallen so far, so fast., and it seems that everyone has become as gloomy as Jim was when he made those sell calls.

  • Optimistic For A Change Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 7:33 PM ET

    Do you want to know why the stock market was up 396 points today (this on top of Friday's 494 point rally)? Cramer says it's simple.

  • Volatility Still Rule Of Thumb For Markets Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 4:25 PM ET

    Yes, there was a broad rally, financials leading. It was the first two-day rally this month. Commodities rallied as well, as did commodity stocks. But the Dow, which was up as much as 552 points with 15 minutes to go, dropped 150 points in the last few minutes