Investment Strategy


  • Art Cashin: Why the S&P Could Reach 1200 Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 11:17 AM ET

    Stocks opened slightly lower Tuesday, after the S&P 500 broke through the crucial 1,130 barrier in the previous session—capping the index's highs since mid-May. What’s ahead for stocks? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, discussed his insights.

  • Stocks to Watch: Cummins, Citrix and More ... Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 11:10 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Housing Starts: The Bad News You're Missing Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 10:46 AM ET

    Will the Fed acknowledge the summer slowdown in its FOMC statement today (Tuesday)? Most traders think there is no way the Fed will announce a new round of quantitative easing today, but there should be more pessimistic language on growth, and some statement, similar to what Bernanke made at Jackson Hole.

  • Futures Rise After Upbeat Housing Data Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 8:52 AM ET

    Stock futures rose Tuesday after a report that housing starts reached their highest level in four months, and as investors await a Federal Reserve policy meeting that may discuss the need for further easing.

  • What's On: Earnings, Dow 11,000, Employment Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 8:04 AM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Tuesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Will Economy Improve by Next Presidential Election? Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 8:03 AM ET

    Share your opinion in today's poll.

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    Stocks crossed an important threshold Monday to close sharply higher, but technicians are seeing mixed signals in the recent action.

  • Stocks Close at 4-Month Highs in Broad Rally Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 4:42 PM ET

    Stocks extended a September rally by breaking through a long-held trading range to hit four-month highs a day before the Federal Open Market Committee meets.   AmEx rose while Cisco fell.

  • Did Market Ride NBER 'Recession' Report? Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 3:52 PM ET

    While most point to a strong technical move as the primary mover this morning (the market moved when the S&P 500 passed Friday's high of 1131 to break out of its trading range to a 4-month high), the NBER announcement, which came out at 10:23am ET — as the market was heading up — may have been a help.

  • Stocks Add to Gains Before Close Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 3:50 PM ET

    Stocks continued to add to gains Monday in a broad-based rally that pushed stocks to new levels, although trading volume remained thin.   AmEx rose while Cisco fell.

  • Obama Town Hall: Wall Street Still Scared Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 3:32 PM ET

    There were two issues in particular where traders were looking for some flexibility: extending the Bush tax cuts for those making over $250,000, and toning down the "class warfare card" that vilifies the financial industry.

  • Highest-Yielding Dividend Stocks Under $5 Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 2:20 PM ET

    Investors who suffered through the worst August performance for stocks in nine years have turned to dividend-paying shares. Several under-$5 stocks still offer outsized dividend yields to those willing to take on additional risk. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • US Needs to See Tax Structure 'Revamp': Economist Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 1:12 PM ET

    America eventually needs to see a complete overhaul of the tax system in the U.S., said Diane Swonk, chief economist and senior managing director at Mesirow Financial. She shared her insights on the economy.

  • Markets “hate uncertainty” and there’s still plenty of that going around, said Robert Doll, chief equity strategist at BlackRock. He shared his insights on the economy.

  • Traders React to Obama Town Hall Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 12:53 PM ET

    The CNBC Town Hall Meeting with President Obama is generating discussion on the Street. In an informal poll of several dozen traders and and strategists, traders mentioned three issues they wanted the President to address more than any other...

  • Stocks Remain Higher; Amex Rises, Cisco Falls Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 12:02 PM ET

    Stocks gained Monday as the S&P 500 broke through the top-end of a trading range ahead of a town hall session with President Barack Obama centered on the U.S. economy. American Express rose and Cisco fell.

  • Stocks opened higher Monday as investors awaited President Obama's comments on the economy and the Federal Reserve's policy meeting on Tuesday. Will stocks see a fourth week of gains? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS financial services discussed his outlook.

  • Lennar Bucks Home Builder Trend Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 10:09 AM ET

    Despite great concern about a double dip (which seems unlikely to materialize), the S&P 500 has been sitting at the top end of its recent trading range and seems poised to break out to a 4-month high.

  • Gold Rally Could Break $1,500 by Christmas: Investor Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 9:58 AM ET

    The recent rally in gold prices looks set to continue and the precious metal could break above $1,500 before Christmas, John Meyer, head of resources at Fairfax IS, told CNBC Monday.

  • Futures Point to Higher Open Ahead of Fed Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 9:20 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures gained ahead of the open Monday as investors looked to comments President Barak Obama on the economy and the Federal Reserve's policy meeting Tuesday.