Investment Strategy


  • Will Economy Improve by Next Presidential Election? Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 8:03 AM ET

    Share your opinion in today's poll.

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    Stocks crossed an important threshold Monday to close sharply higher, but technicians are seeing mixed signals in the recent action.

  • Stocks Close at 4-Month Highs in Broad Rally Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 4:42 PM ET

    Stocks extended a September rally by breaking through a long-held trading range to hit four-month highs a day before the Federal Open Market Committee meets.   AmEx rose while Cisco fell.

  • Did Market Ride NBER 'Recession' Report? Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 3:52 PM ET

    While most point to a strong technical move as the primary mover this morning (the market moved when the S&P 500 passed Friday's high of 1131 to break out of its trading range to a 4-month high), the NBER announcement, which came out at 10:23am ET — as the market was heading up — may have been a help.

  • Stocks Add to Gains Before Close Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 3:50 PM ET

    Stocks continued to add to gains Monday in a broad-based rally that pushed stocks to new levels, although trading volume remained thin.   AmEx rose while Cisco fell.

  • Obama Town Hall: Wall Street Still Scared Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 3:32 PM ET

    There were two issues in particular where traders were looking for some flexibility: extending the Bush tax cuts for those making over $250,000, and toning down the "class warfare card" that vilifies the financial industry.

  • Highest-Yielding Dividend Stocks Under $5 Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 2:20 PM ET

    Investors who suffered through the worst August performance for stocks in nine years have turned to dividend-paying shares. Several under-$5 stocks still offer outsized dividend yields to those willing to take on additional risk. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • US Needs to See Tax Structure 'Revamp': Economist Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 1:12 PM ET

    America eventually needs to see a complete overhaul of the tax system in the U.S., said Diane Swonk, chief economist and senior managing director at Mesirow Financial. She shared her insights on the economy.

  • Markets “hate uncertainty” and there’s still plenty of that going around, said Robert Doll, chief equity strategist at BlackRock. He shared his insights on the economy.

  • Traders React to Obama Town Hall Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 12:53 PM ET

    The CNBC Town Hall Meeting with President Obama is generating discussion on the Street. In an informal poll of several dozen traders and and strategists, traders mentioned three issues they wanted the President to address more than any other...

  • Stocks Remain Higher; Amex Rises, Cisco Falls Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 12:02 PM ET

    Stocks gained Monday as the S&P 500 broke through the top-end of a trading range ahead of a town hall session with President Barack Obama centered on the U.S. economy. American Express rose and Cisco fell.

  • Stocks opened higher Monday as investors awaited President Obama's comments on the economy and the Federal Reserve's policy meeting on Tuesday. Will stocks see a fourth week of gains? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS financial services discussed his outlook.

  • Lennar Bucks Home Builder Trend Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 10:09 AM ET

    Despite great concern about a double dip (which seems unlikely to materialize), the S&P 500 has been sitting at the top end of its recent trading range and seems poised to break out to a 4-month high.

  • Gold Rally Could Break $1,500 by Christmas: Investor Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 9:58 AM ET

    The recent rally in gold prices looks set to continue and the precious metal could break above $1,500 before Christmas, John Meyer, head of resources at Fairfax IS, told CNBC Monday.

  • Futures Point to Higher Open Ahead of Fed Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 9:20 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures gained ahead of the open Monday as investors looked to comments President Barak Obama on the economy and the Federal Reserve's policy meeting Tuesday.

  • What's On: Barack Obama, Bob Doll, Steve Rattner Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 8:11 AM ET

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

  • A growing number of people in their 50s and 60s who desperately want or need to work to pay for retirement are starting to worry that they may be discarded from the work force — forever.

  • Has Your Economic Situation Improved or Worsened? Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 7:55 AM ET

    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • Junk Bond Prices Hit Pre-Crisis Levels Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 7:31 AM ET

    Strong investor demand for junk bonds has pushed the average price on such corporate debt to its highest level since June 2007, when companies could borrow with ease at the height of the credit boom, the Financial Times reports.

  • How Much Will You Owe? Tax Plans Compared Saturday, 18 Sep 2010 | 1:57 PM ET

    In the debate over the effect of the expiring Bush tax cuts on small business, it’s already possible to do the math. And the Obama administration is pointing to the tax savings that all small-business owners would reap from its own plan to extend the cuts at all but the highest income levels — if, that is, the alternative is letting the cuts expire altogether.