Investment Strategy


  • Profiting From Natural Gas: Strategists Monday, 9 Nov 2009 | 12:51 PM ET
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    The weaker dollar has been sending commodity prices higher and while most of the energy sector has moved significantly higher, natural gas has stayed relatively cheap. How can investors profit from natural gas? Chris Jarvis, founder and president of Caprock Risk Management and Addison Armstrong, director of market research at Tradition Energy and CNBC contributor discussed their views.

  • 3 Hot Mid-Cap Stock Picks: Portfolio Manager Monday, 9 Nov 2009 | 11:33 AM ET

    Cash sitting on the sidelines will eventually come back to the markets and investors should look into the following mid-cap areas, said Don Wordell, portfolio manager at RidgeWorth Capital Management.

  • On Saturday, the House backed a health care bill that would expand coverage to nearly all Americans and bar insurance practices such as refusing to cover people with pre-existing medical conditions. How should investors be positioned? Bob Phillips, managing partner at Spectrum Management Group and Robert Zagunis, co-portfolio manager at Jensen Investment Management shared their insights.

  • Stocks To Play With Health Reform: Analysts Monday, 9 Nov 2009 | 10:54 AM ET

    The health care reform bill passed by the House this weekend now moves to the Senate, which has its own version of a bill.  So how do investors play health care stocks? Les Funtleyder, health care strategist for Miller Tabak and Ipsita Smolinksi, health care analyst for Capitol Street gave their outlook on Monday to CNBC.

  • Are You Making These Costly Investing Mistakes? Monday, 9 Nov 2009 | 10:53 AM ET

    In the last 30 days, the Dow’s volatility increased significantly and took investors on quite a roller coaster ride. As such, I’m hearing from a lot of people who wonder what to do next.

  • 4 Tech Stocks For This Holiday Season: Analyst Monday, 9 Nov 2009 | 9:53 AM ET
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    Some experts are betting that technology stocks will see a boost as holiday season draws closer. Craig Berger, senior technology, media and telecom analyst at FBR Capital Markets shared his insights on the tech stocks that will could potentially benefit the most.

  • Art Cashin: I'm Still Skeptical About Markets Monday, 9 Nov 2009 | 9:45 AM ET

    Toward the end of last week, the markets saw a huge run-up. Does this bode well for stocks this week? Art Cashin, director of floor operations for UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his insights.

  • Risk Trade Is Back On Monday, 9 Nov 2009 | 8:59 AM ET

    The Group of 20 (finance ministers and central bank governors) signaled that while they would eventually be withdrawing their loose monetary stance, it would not be imminent.

  • Smart investments lie in those companies that are boosting market share, creating healthy balance sheets, and taking advantage of price leadership, according to Javelin Wealth Management CEO Stephen Davies.

  • Bankers Are Like Domino's Pizza Franchises: Expert Monday, 9 Nov 2009 | 6:08 AM ET

    Bankers aren't really bankers, but are more like bookmakers and insurance agents, and they don't actually get bonuses, but profit share, Peter Brown, partner from MM&K, told CNBC Monday.

  • Futures Rise After G20 Stimulus Pledge Monday, 9 Nov 2009 | 6:06 AM ET

    Wall Street opens the new trading week coming off its best weekly performance in a month, with U.S. stock index futures pointing to a modestly positive opening Monday.

  • Market Tips: Gold Price May Still Go Up Monday, 9 Nov 2009 | 5:29 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Global stocks rose and the dollar fell on Monday after the Group of 20 pledged to keep stimulus in place until recovery was assured. But experts told CNBC gold is still king and the dollar will be on the defensive as more investors look towards currencies such as the Australian dollar.

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    It appears that Washington is about to enact sweeping legislation that will be the greatest shift in public policy in decades. Yes, we can bemoan the lack of a completely private enterprise driven system but the reality is Big Brother is here and he's not going away. Without a doubt there will be implications for investors that need to be considered; and it's not all bad news from an investment perspective.

  • Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks could side step temporarily as investors look for the next catalyst that will break the market out of its current range

  • Dow Gains 3% for the Week, Led by GE Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 6:48 PM ET

    Stocks bounced around Friday as investors juggled a disappointing jobs report and some analyst upgrades. Still, all three major indexes were on track to post gains for the week.

  • One trader is positioning for a move higher ahead of Rockwell Automation's earnings report Monday.

  • Gold hit a new nominal high near $1,100 an ounce on Friday, and Michael Dudas, metals and mining analyst at Jeffries & Co., thinks the precious metal has further to go. He offered two stock picks to play it.

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    Fears that the meteoric rise in stocks and commodities prices is creating another asset bubble have investors debating whether to pull back now or ride the rally until the bubble bursts next year when the Fed starts raising interest rates.

  • HMOs Up Despite Looming House Vote Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 1:18 PM ET

    A healthcare reform vote in the House tomorrow; why are HMOs trading up? You'd think the likelihood of a vote—and better than even chance of passage—would be a negative for HMOs.

  • Friday's Labor Department report showed that unemployment rate unexpectedly jumped to 10.2 percent in October, even though the pace of job losses slowed. How do the numbers affect the markets? David Joy, chief market strategist at RiverSource Investments, and Keith Goddard, president of Capital Advisors, shared their insights.