Investment Strategy


  • Democrats are pulling up in the polls—though not doing well, they are doing less badly. Prospects for a Republican sweep seem less likely than two weeks ago, and the Republicans have only themselves to blame.

  • How to Profit from Low-Risk Trades: Stock Picker Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 12:11 PM ET

    Stocks started the new month and quarter higher after an economic report showed a boost in consumer spending. Carlo Panaccione, founder of Navigation Group, and John Lekas, CEO and portfolio manager of Leader Capital, shared their insights.

  • Stocks Turn Higher, Led by Energy; HP Slips Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 12:06 PM ET

    Stocks turned higher as investors absorbed a spate of economic reports giving a conflicting accounts of the U.S. economy's health.  Alcoa and IBM rose, while HP and Caterpillar fell.

  • Six in 60

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

  • Farr: David Tepper's Rally Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 10:56 AM ET
    David Tepper

    The market's reaction to the Tepper interview seems to us to be another in a long series of overreactions based solely on short-term catalysts, not long-term fundamentals. Investors have become obsessed with turning quick profits by getting in and out of positions at the right time.

  • China's Brilliant Market Endrun Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 10:51 AM ET

    Start of the quarter usually brings in slightly stronger volume; on July 1, the NYSE Consolidated Tape did 6.7 billion shares, one of the heaviest days of the year. The key stat this morning is China's September PMI...

  • Stop the political rhetoric and attend to building better markets. New listings, not complex financial packages, should be the focus of the SEC.

  • Futures Rise After Spending, Inflation Data Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 9:11 AM ET

    Futures pointed to higher open the first day of October after news that consumer spending in the U.S. rose a little more than expected in August, but inflation remained modest.

  • Sustainable Fashion in Vogue in London Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 8:29 AM ET

    It's that time across the globe where all the fashionistas flock to see beautiful clothes modeled on even more beautiful girls.

  • What's On: H-P, Consumer Sentiment, ISM Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 8:23 AM ET

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

  • Trick or Treat? What Does October Hold for Stocks? Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 8:12 AM ET
    Jack O' Lantern

    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • Airplane Takeoff

    'One-Decision Stocks' are rare, so even to be considered warrants attention. The airline industry has been so successful of late that companies like this airline deserve a careful look.

  • 'Football Field' Scares Stock Bears: Strategist Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 6:11 AM ET

    Investors expect Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to print more money as the growth rate remains too low, and this is the reason behind the very strong rally in September, Philippe Gijsels, a strategist with BNP Paribas Fortis, told CNBC.com Friday.

  • Ride on the Chinese Consumer for High Returns Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 3:50 AM ET

    China, with its 1.3 billion population, holds a definite promise for retailers at home and abroad as consumer-related stocks that service the mainland will do well for one's investment portfolio, a strategist told CNBC.

  • Friday Look Ahead: Will October Spook Investors? Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 6:38 PM ET
    NYSE trader

    September surprised stock market skeptics, and now the debate turns to whether October will be the month that spooks investors.

  • September's Strange Contradictions Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 5:56 PM ET

    The S&P 500 ends September up 8.9 percent, close to its best showing in over 70 years. 2) inflation vs. deflation. 3) double dip vs. no double dip. 4) QE2 vs. no QE2. And there's more...

  • Stocks Fall, But End Higher for Quarter Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 5:12 PM ET

    Stocks declined after a volatile session, but ended the month with the best September results in 71 years.  American Express and Caterpillar fell.

  • What Flash Crash Report Will — and Won't — Say Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 4:53 PM ET

    The Flash Crash report is imminent. The good news: it will finally be out, likely tomorrow. The bad news: the SEC is unlikely to point to a single "smoking gun" as the cause of the decline, and the laundry list of immediate "action items" is likely to be fairly short.

  • Stocks Fall Ahead of Close; Up for Quarter Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 3:47 PM ET

    Stocks declined as the session end neared as quarter-end rebalancing, and profit-taking, caused the markets to waver despite positive economic news.  American Express and Caterpillar fell.

  • Market Reversing Sept. Trends Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 3:27 PM ET

    Stocks reverse after strong September. Volume picked up a bit in the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) a short while ago as the S&P dropped below 1140, which was the lows of yesterday (this is called an outside reversal day). What's going on? Several issues...