Investment Strategy


  • Futures Hold Gains Despite Jobless Rise Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 8:46 AM ET

    Futures indicated a slightly higher open for Wall Street Thursday ahead of another vast amount of earnings reports.

  • Why Options are Hot on This Bleach Maker Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 7:59 AM ET

    Options action was 19 times above average in Clorox yesterday as traders speculated on a takeover of the bleach maker.

  • Charts: Dollar to Fall; Euro May Enter Bull Market Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 5:23 AM ET

    From a technical perspective, the dollar is likely to trade lower for some time, as the euro, along with stock markets, may have entered a bull market, Chris Zwermann, global strategist at Zwermann Financial said Thursday.

  • Market Tips: Nasty Surprises Ahead Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 4:40 AM ET

    Global stocks tried to keep positive Thursday as forecast-beating earnings from major corporates lent support. Experts tell CNBC that nasty surprises could be ahead for the economy.

  • Thursday Look Ahead: Busiest Day for Earnings on Tap Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 9:03 PM ET

    The busiest day yet for second quarter earnings reports could put some juice back into the stock market Thursday.

  • Dow Skids; Nasdaq Gains for 11th Day Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 5:36 PM ET

    The Dow and S&P snapped their winning streaks Wednesday as disappointing earnings from two of Wall Street's biggest names overshadowed another round of earnings beats.

  • Wells Weathers the Storm Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 5:04 PM ET

    Bad loans may have been the headline, but the real story at Wells Fargo today was record profit. The biggest U.S. home lender delivered a 1-2 punch on profit and revenue in the second quarter. Profit surged 81% to $3.17 billion, while revenues nearly doubled to $22.51B.

  • Your Best Tech Stock Plays: Strategists Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 3:42 PM ET

    Buoyed by better-than-expected earnings and cautious signs of optimism, technology stocks have outpaced the broader stock market in the first half of the year, and many experts say the industry will play an important role in leading the U.S. out of recession. David Lutz, managing director at Stifel Nicolaus Capital Markets and Jim Iuorio, director at TJM Institutional Services, weighed in on the best places to invest in the tech sector now.

  • Why Analysts Seem to Be Getting It Wrong Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 3:14 PM ET

    Analyst “just don’t get it” when it comes to taking risks and here are some reasons why, said Fred Fraenkel, vice-chairman of the Beacon Trust Company.

  • Wendy's Stock: What Options Are Saying Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 2:57 PM ET

    Wendy's/Arby's Group is up 21 percent in the last month, and at least one trader expects it to keep climbing through its next earnings report in early August.

  • Apple Results Buoy Nasdaq; Banks Skid Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 2:38 PM ET

    Stocks wobbled Wednesday as a slew of earnings beats, including one from Pfizer, were encouraging but disappointing reports from two of Wall Street's biggest names dragged on the market.

  • Obama’s Rx for Healthcare: Sec. Sebelius Speaks Out Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 2:18 PM ET

    President Obama continues to push for Congress to complete health care legislation by August. But making that deadline appears to be difficult. The House is reportedly considering delaying its August recess to complete the bill. Tonight, the President will hold his fifth primetime press conference since his inauguration.

  • When Ben Speaks... Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 2:02 PM ET

    Stocks continue to trade higher, despite cautious comments. "The American consumer is not going to be the source of a global boom by any means." That was Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, responding to a question during his testimony in the Senate this morning.

  • 6 Stock Picks for 'Near-Term' Growth Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 1:43 PM ET

    Many companies have reported earnings that have surprised to the upside, but how will they perform for the rest of the year? Dan Genter, CEO of RNC Genter Capital Management shared his insight and investment strategy.

  • Russia: Risks & Rewards? Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 1:10 PM ET
    Kotick Tick By Tick

    It’s time for our weekly market psychology update with Jordan Kotick, Global Head of Technical Strategy at Barclays Capital. Kotick is currently travel through Russia and Eastern Europe.

  • Wells Fargo Q3-Q4 Will Be 'More Challenging': Strategist Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 1:09 PM ET

    Wells Fargo reported a record quarterly profit on Wednesday and Edward Najarian, head of bank research at ISI Group, shared his insights on the bank and its earnings results.

  • Art Cashin: '30% Chance of Sudden Reversal' Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 12:19 PM ET

    Amid choppy earnings, is the rally running out of steam? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his stock-market insights Wednesday.

  • Stocks Bounce Around; Wells, Morgan Slide Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 11:42 AM ET

    Stocks wobbled Wednesday as a slew of earnings beats, including one from Pfizer, were encouraging but disappointing reports from two of Wall Street's biggest names dragged on the market.

  • Pros Say: Equities Will Rise in Q4 Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 11:03 AM ET

    Stocks bounced back from a lower open Wednesday, but bank stocks skidded after two of Wall Street's biggest names issued disappointing earnings. Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo both declined, even though the Wells numbers appeared to beat analyst estimates. Traders appeared to be focusing on the sustainability of the Wells numbers, while Morgan's loss was much broader than expectations. Another heavy earnings calendar will shape the market's day again. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • Constructing Profits at CAT Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 10:20 AM ET

    Caterpillar makes all types of construction and mining equipment, a great bellwether for the economy with a market capitalization of $23.7 billion.