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Investment Strategy


  • Kaminsky's Call: Goldman's Human Capital Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 10:47 AM ET

    The internal obsession with the stock must subside. It is a paranoid approach that is just as unnatural as the idea of Mr. Blankfein on Oprah.

  • Stocks Slide; JPMorgan Drags on Dow Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 10:47 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Thursday after the Fed highlighted the weakness of the recovery in its latest statement. But a pair of better-than-expected economic reports helped curb the losses.

  • Greenberg: For-Profit Schools ... Subprime Redux? Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 10:29 AM ET

    A bitter battle is now brewing between a noted short-seller and the for-profit education industry.

  • Hasbro Not In Talks With Private Equity Firm to Sell Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 9:39 AM ET

    Two weeks ago, Hasbro's board told Providence it had no interest in a go-private transaction.

  • Futures Pare Losses on Improved Job Report Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 8:40 AM ET

    Stock index futures were lower ahead of the opening bell Thursday ahead of key economic data and after the Federal Reserve scaled back its projections for the economic recovery.

  • NYSE Trader

    Shockingly bad housing data this week, and now the Fed's downgrade of the economy could ramp up market anxiety with each new economic report.

  • Research in Motion dispatches its first-quarter earnings Thursday after the bell. Mike Abramsky, RBC Capital Markets analyst, shared his optimism about RIM's survival in the consumer market.

  • Dow Ekes Out Gain; Homebuilders Rise Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 5:26 PM ET

    The Dow squeaked out a gain Wednesday after the Fed renewed its pledge to keep rates low and offered a statement with no surprises.

  • Why Builders Are Trading UP Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 5:20 PM ET

    Home builders trade up (!) today. What's up? Two things: 1) builders are DOWN 30 to 40 percent in the last two months, and 2) with these kinds of sales, builders will build even less, and inventory will come down even more. Still, the numbers were a shock...

  • Fed Downgrades Outlook on Economy, Housing Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 5:12 PM ET

    The Fed has slightly downgraded its outlook on the US economy and on housing, and also somewhat lowered its inflation outlook.

  • BP Bond Offering Hits a Snag Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 4:57 PM ET
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    It soon became clear that the “risk factors” section of the documents, in which BP would lay out the perceived risks to its bondholders, was too delicate an explanation to rush, says one of the people familiar with the matter, and the company realized it would likely need at least another week to finish the prospectus.

  • NY Forum: Innovation in Finance Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 4:09 PM ET
    Wall Street

    Day two of the New York Forum in full swing this morning. Mayor Bloomberg opened the meeting today by discussing the government's role to promote economic activity. Wall Street remains the top industry for the Big Apple. Finance remains the economic engine for the United States.

  • The Russians are Coming—To Silicon Valley Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 4:02 PM ET
    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is in Silicon Valley this morning, meeting with the founders of Twitter before heading to Cisco Systems where he's scheduled to see CEO John Chambers, the company's president of emerging markets Peter Mountford, and others.

  • Expect V-Shape Recovery to 'Really Disappoint' Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 3:49 PM ET

    Stocks see-sawed lower for a third session on Wednesday. Is this the beginning of a pullback? Kim Caughey, VP and senior equity analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group, and James Dailey, CIO and senior portfolio manager at Team Asset Strategy Fund, discussed their insights.

  • Weak 5-Year Auction Puts Spotlight on 7-Year Auction Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 3:29 PM ET

    The government's weak 5-year auction initially dampened some buying activity in Treasurys and put the spotlight on Thursday's auction of $30 billion in 7-year notes.

  • Will iPhone Sales Top One Million Mark Thursday? Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 2:33 PM ET

    Apple will sell one million iPhone 4 smartphones tomorrow, according to BGC Partners, hitting a sales milestone that took the first iPhone 74 days to reach and the iPhone 3G three months.

  • Soft Patch or Double-Dip? Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 2:15 PM ET

    The latest batch of lousy economic data took a sharp turn for the worse this morning with an awful new home sales report for the month of May.

  • 12 Cool Android Apps: Flash, Virtual Vuvuzela & More Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 1:49 PM ET

    At current count, there are close to 100,000 apps available in the Android Marketplace. Best of all, you can download and install many of them for free. Read on for a dozen of the best, must-have downloadable — and free! — apps for your Android phone.

  • Farr: What To Buy If Housing Double Dips Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 1:00 PM ET

    Given that consumer debt levels have barely budged from record highs and that many boomers had been depending on home price appreciation for retirement, we believe the recent housing price declines will cause somewhat of a permanent shift in the saving and spending patterns of middle Americans.

  • Art Cashin: Market Seeing 'Hints' of Double Dips Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 12:25 PM ET

    Stocks turned sharply lower on Wednesday following reports that showed new home sales hit a record low last month. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his market outlook.