Investment Strategy


  • Markets Are Still Below Fair Value: Stock Picker Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 1:04 PM ET

    Stocks jumped Tuesday as investors bet that a deal to extend tax breaks will prompt increased spending and lift the economy. Craig Callahan, founder and president of ICON Advisors, and Scott Redler, chief strategic officer at T3live.com, shared their outlooks.

  • Citi and the Tax-Cut Rally Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 12:39 PM ET

    Here's our tax cut rally. The key point isn't that the tax cuts were extended, it's that the total package is more comprehensive than anyone expected.

  • After Citigroup and GM, Treasury Turns to AIG Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 11:36 AM ET
    Treasury Building

    The U.S. Treasury can claim victory on its bailout of Citigroup with the huge “cleanup” trade completed last Monday that took Treasury out of its remaining 2.4 billion shares at $4.35 a piece.

  • Gen Y's Think Investing Is 'Fun': Scottrade CEO Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 11:31 AM ET

    Gen Y’s enthusiastic interest in investing bodes well for the online investing community and the future, Scottrade CEO and founder Rodger Riney told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Farr: Surging S&P Stocks Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 11:30 AM ET

    Studying the list of S&P 500 that have hit their all-time high since the recovery began in July is revealing.

  • Stocks to Watch: Cummins, Apache and More ... Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 11:02 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • An apparent tax-cut deal struck between President Obama and congressional Republicans raised hopes that the much-ballyhooed "gridlock" is already yielding positive results for investors.

  • US Stocks are Cheap, Treasurys Expensive: CIO Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 9:31 AM ET

    Stocks are one of the best value asset classes available to investors, but sovereign bonds including US Treasurys are among the most expensive, Hank Smith, CIO of Haverford Investment, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Futures Rise After Tax Cut Compromise Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 9:14 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures rose decisively Tuesday after President Barack Obama gave his support to an initial compromise over Bush tax cuts and an extension to unemployment benefits.

  • Tehran, Iran

    Should US companies be allowed to do business in Iran through foreign subsidiaries? Share your opinion.

  • Dow, S&P 500 Will Open at New Highs Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 9:00 AM ET

    Stocks have been strong all morning on the U.S. tax deal; the S&P 500 and the Dow Industrials is on track to open at a 2-year high, joining the NASDAQ, the Dow Transports, the Russell 2000, and the S&P Midcap.

  • Four or five years ago—when gold was still garbage—I decided to buy a gold ETF. For a reason no better than a coin toss, I chose the IAU (iShares Comex Gold Trust) over the GLD (SPDR Gold Trust). The SGOL (ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares) didn’t exist.

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

  • How Can We Prevent a ‘Lost Generation’? Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 2:28 AM ET

    The baby boomers will retire earlier and live longer, draining young people's income with their final salary pension schemes - something youth will find impossible to attain.

  • President Barack Obama

    The proposed extension of Bush era tax cuts is another gift to markets and makes a year-end Santa rally even more likely.

  • Americans may be rare in Iran, but American products find their way into the country, despite international sanctions, through a tiny Iranian resort island called Kish.

  • Stocks End Mixed as Technology Lifts Nasdaq Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 4:17 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed after trading in a narrow range most of the session amid light volume Monday, as investors considered Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments about additional Fed stimulus and regrouped after strong gains in the market last week. Cisco and Pfizer rose, while BofA fell.

  • Stocks Trading Mixed Before Close; Cisco Up Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 3:54 PM ET

    Stocks moved in a narrow range amid light volume Monday, and were ending the session mixed as investors considered Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments about additional Fed stimulus and regrouped after strong gains in the market last week.  BofA and Cocoa-Cola fell, while Cisco rose.

  • Borders and Barnes & Noble Shares Up on Merger Talk Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 3:50 PM ET
    Barnes and Nobles

    There seems little doubt that Borders Group and Barnes & Noble, were they to merge, would create significant cost savings.

  • Do Sanctions Against Other Countries Work? Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 1:57 PM ET

    Are sanctions a good way to stop a country from doing something? Share your opinion.