Investment Strategy


  • Wednesday: Financials Under Pressure, Google in Focus Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 10:54 PM ET

    Financial stocks could feel the heat when several major bank CEOs testify before a government commission investigating the financial crisis. Google will also be in focus after it said that it may exit China.

  • Market Rally Will Last Until 2011: S&P's Stovall Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 5:00 PM ET

    Markets closed lower on Tuesday as Wall Street fretted over a weak start to earnings season. Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at Standard & Poor’s, shared his market outlook.

  • Checking in on Hyatt's Business Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 4:53 PM ET

    Corporate spending has so far been absent in the recovery. While that has taken a toll on the travel and leisure business, it hasn't stopped Hyatt Hotels from expanding its presence. This week, it added to its portfolio of more than 415 Hyatt branded properties worldwide, by introducing the Andaz Wall Street.

  • There’s a lot of value in the overall markets right now, said Bill Miller, chairman, CIO and portfolio manager at Legg Mason Capital Management. He shared his market strategy and stock picks with investors.

  • Stock Picker: Small Caps Will Continue Outperforming Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 4:13 PM ET

    Investors should focus on the smaller-cap companies, said Chris Retzler, fund manager of Needham Small Cap Growth Fund. He shared his best plays.

  • Stocks Close Lower On Bank Worries, Earnings Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 4:00 PM ET

    Stocks closed broadly lower as investors pummeled financials on concerns about a potential government levy on banks, while Alcoa's disappointing results stoked unease about the economic recovery.

  • The View From The World's Biggest ETF Conference Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 2:59 PM ET

    I've been reporting live from IndexUniverse.com’s 3rd Annual Inside ETFs Conference with exclusive coverage of the biggest ETF conference ever. All of the biggest players in the ETF industry are presenting at this event, which is being held in Boca Raton, Florida.

  • Thriving in the New Economy Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 2:49 PM ET
    Thriving in the New Economy

    "Thriving in the New Economy," is not only a celebration of capitalism, but is also loaded with stock picks and investing advice from some of the best and biggest market minds in the world.

  • Alcoa kicked off the earnings season on a sour note and the company's shares weighed on the Dow, as did a warning from Chevron. David Dietze, president and chief investment strategist at Point View Financial Services and Mark Eibel, director of client investment strategies at Russell Investments shared their earnings outlooks.

  • Top 5 Stock Holdings in This S&P-Beating Fund Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 1:48 PM ET

    Markets opened lower on Tuesday, pressured by a weak start to earnings. How should investors be positioned? Patrick Cunningham, managing director at Manning & Napier — which beat the S&P for 11 years — shared his investment outlook.

  • Tech Sector Will Grow Over 6% This Year: Analyst Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 1:09 PM ET

    The U.S. and global technology market will continue to grow in 2010, said Andrew Bartels, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research. He shared his sector outlook.

  • Buy These Banks — Despite New Rules: Stock Picker Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 12:43 PM ET

    President Obama plans to impose a fee on banks, reportedly expected to raise about $120 billion in order to recoup the cost of the TARP. But how do you invest in financials when the rules of the game keep changing? Anton Schutz, president of Mendon Capital and Chris Mutascio, managing director and bank analyst at Stifel Nicolaus shared their insights.

  • The S&P 500 has started 2010 with a 5-day winning streak; historically, there is correlation between the first five days of trading and the rest of January. What does this really mean for investors? Tobias Levkovich, chief U.S. equity strategist at Citigroup, shared his insights. 

  • Cherry Picking Defensives in Europe Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 8:58 AM ET

    Investors should continue to invest in defensive stocks in strong dividend sectors like telecommunications, technology and pharmaceuticals, said Willem Nabarro, head of European equities for Asia at Exane-BNP Paribas on Tuesday.

  • BlackRock Goes for Healthcare, Tech, Energy Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 8:35 AM ET

    BlackRock is taking a slightly more conservative stance on the stock market for this coming quarter, as last year's spectacular returns are unlikely to be repeated, Bob Doll, Vice Chairman and global Chief Investment Officer for equities, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Why Are Traders Bullish on Textron? Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 7:53 AM ET

    Textron is fighting its way out of a three-month consolidation pattern, and the bulls are rushing in.

  • SquawkBack Europe: Is this Outfit too Red? Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 6:32 AM ET

    I often question why I do it? Why do I open my mouth and react with indignation so often? Why after a decade in the media, and twice as long in the broader financial markets as a whole, don’t I just suck it up and let all the inconsistencies and nonsensical behavior just pass my by?

  • Market Tips: Top Line Is the Key to Continuing Rally Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 6:22 AM ET

    Global stocks were lower on Tuesday as investors digested early results from the fourth-quarter earnings season. U.S. aluminum producer Alcoa reported earnings below Wall Street estimates after the closing bell on Monday, causing investors to worry if this could be the theme for the season.

  • Alcoa Dents Stock Index Futures Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 6:15 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stock index futures pointed to a lower start for Wall Street on Tuesday, after Alcoa disappointed investors with its latest earnings report.

  • Alcoa's Miss Not Yet a Strikeout for Earnings Season Monday, 11 Jan 2010 | 11:29 PM ET

    The first major fourth quarter earnings report was a swing and a miss. But analysts say it's still too early to dismiss the upcoming earnings season, and expect decent topline growth from report cards.