Investment Strategy


  • 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...

  • Stocks May Have to Look Past Earnings For More Gains Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 2:05 PM ET
    NYSE Trader

    Third-quarter earnings season likely will indicate continued recuperation for corporate America, but for the stock market the focus will remain elsewhere.

  • Banks vs. Telecoms—The Better Buy: Stock Pickers Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 1:00 PM ET

    Telecom is the biggest winner this quarter, up close to 20 percent; banks are the worst, up just 5 percent. Is the trade about to change? Jason Goldberg, managing director and banking analyst at Barclays Capital, and David Burks, telecommunications analyst at Hilliard Lyons, shared their insights.

  • BP Dividends to Be Reinstated: New CEO Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 12:53 PM ET

    BP, which is in the midst of selling off $30 billion in assets, hopes to reinstate dividends early in 2011, its incoming CEO, Bob Dudley, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Markets Will Continue Rallying: Strategists Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 12:47 PM ET

    Stocks are poised to end a strong September with more gains Thursday, after new reports on unemployment claims, economic growth and manufacturing topped expectations. Brian Gendreau, market strategist at Financial Network, and Jeffrey Phillips, CIO of Rehmann Financial, discussed their outlooks.

  • 7 Firms to Benefit as Dollar Weakens: Market Pro Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 12:26 PM ET

    The dollar hit a new 8-month low this week. As we head into the fourth quarter, which companies stand to benefit the most if the greenback continues to slide? Bill Spiropoulos, CEO of CoreStates Capital Advisors, shared his best plays.

  • Stocks Extend Losses, Led by Technology Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 12:03 PM ET

    Stocks extended losses on the last trading day of the session despite a series of economic reports providing evidence of returning strength in the U.S. economy. Caterpillar and Hewlett-Packard fell, while Boeing rose.

  • Market's Black Swan Ending for September Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 11:27 AM ET

    Stocks inched up after the open Thursday, as the third estimate for Q2 GDP came in at 1.7 percent, slightly higher than consensus. Initial jobless claims for the week were also slightly better than expected. September: stocks and commodities rose, dollar hits lows for the year.

  • Six in 60

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

  • Futures Rise After Jobless Claims, GDP Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 9:27 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures rose after the government report jobless claims were better than expected, and the reading on second quarter GDP was revised slightly higher.

  • Is Congress Right to Get Tough on China? Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | 7:58 AM ET
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    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • If a global double dip happens, the downside on corporate junk is much more daunting than it is for sovereign debt.

  • Stocks are set to close out the third quarter with the best quarterly performance in a year, but traders are wondering what October will bring after September's record-setting performance and outsized moves in commodities, bonds and the dollar.

  • United States Federal Reserve

    The Fed typically acts as a counterweight to Congress' inflationary spending impulses. But the Fed has communicated its view that inflation is too low. With Congress unlikely to pass another substantial spending package, the Fed is likely to take action. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Stocks End Lower as Materials, Banks Slide Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 4:50 PM ET

    Stocks regained some ground in the last few minutes of a volatile session, but closed lower as traders continued to consider the Federal Reserve's plans to lift the U.S. economy. DuPont and American Express fell, while HP  rose.

  • Stocks Slide Ahead of Close, Led by Materials Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 3:51 PM ET

    Stocks sank in the last hour of the session as traders continued to consider the Federal Reserve's plans to lift the U.S. economy. DuPont and American Express fell, while HP  rose.

  • Strategy For Selling Puts: Credit Suisse Exec Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 3:41 PM ET

    The sentiment of most people continues to be one of uncertainty about the overall financial environment. People are now concerned about the way they invest, differently then they were prior to 2008.

  • Stocks Slide, Led by Banks; Techs Gain Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 12:38 PM ET

    Stocks slid Wednesday in the absence of major economic or earnings news, as investors continued to weigh the Federal Reserve's next moves.