Investment Strategy


  • It is has become clear that until today shareholders of Wilmington Trust had no idea how bad things had gotten for the bank. Bad enough, in fact, that management chose to sell itself for  roughly 43 percent below it's stock market value on Friday.

  • Stocks Gain; Energy, Industrials Rise Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 11:57 AM ET

    Stocks trimmed gains, but continued to rise, after news of strong manufacturing in the U.S. and China, and ahead of a week filled with major events, including Tuesday’s mid-term election. Intel and Pfizer rose, while IBM fell. .

  • How can investors profit from health care? Uri Landesman, president of Platinum Partners and Doug Roberts, chief investment strategist at Channel Capital Research shared their favorite plays on the sector.

  • Yoshikami: Election 2010: Gridlock Wins Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 11:11 AM ET

    A healthy dose of balance and good old fashioned Washington debate might be just what is needed for investors. 

  • Stocks to Watch: Halliburton, Staples and More ... Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 11:00 AM ET
    Six in 60

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

  • Farr: Election No Panacea Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 10:40 AM ET

    Voters seem to believe that a split Congress and increased gridlock is the best way to achieve these ends, and I don't disagree.

  • Futures Rise; Wilmington Trust Plummets Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 9:26 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street Monday at the start of a key week for investors, with Tuesday’s mid-term election, Wednesday's Federal Reserve announcement after a meeting to decide on monetary policy and Friday’s October jobs report among the highlights.

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

  • Is Company Sponsored Health Care Going Away? Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 8:00 AM ET

    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • These Stocks Are Better Than Bonds: Charts Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 7:43 AM ET

    Investors disappointed with the yield on government bonds should look to good-quality companies with strong dividends such as Deutsche Telekom and Nestle, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • Debt Collectors Face a Hazard: Writer’s Cramp Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 7:31 AM ET

    When Michael Gazzarato took a job that required him to sign hundreds of affidavits in a single day, he had one demand for his employer: a much better pen, reports the New York Times.

  • Risk Appetite Increasing: Investors Back in Stocks Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 5:19 AM ET
    Trader at London Stock Exchange, England.

    “Investors are maybe reaching a tipping point,” Brad Durham, EPFR’s managing director, told the FT. “They are feeling perhaps that enough is enough with the bond flows and are starting to take on a bit more exposure to risk.”

  • Money Woes Can Be Early Clue to Alzheimer’s Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 | 9:02 AM ET

    New research shows that one of the first signs of impending dementia is an inability to understand money and credit, contracts and agreements., reports the New York Times.

  • The mid-term election and the Fed's November meeting should clear away some uncertainties hanging over markets but may also lead to a new period of heightened volatility.

  • Stocks Gain in October, Fueled by Technology Friday, 29 Oct 2010 | 5:57 PM ET

    Stocks had one of their best October performances, despite a choppy day that ended with the major indexes largely flat, as investors prepare for a busy week that includes the mid-term election, the Fed's policy setting meeting, and more earnings releases. Chevron and Intel declined, while Alcoa rose.

  • Stocks On Pace for October Gain Friday, 29 Oct 2010 | 3:54 PM ET

    Stocks were set to the end the session largely flat, although the market was still on pace for strong monthly gains, as investors await a busy week that includes the mid-term election, the Fed's policy setting meeting, and more earnings releases. Chevron and Merck declined, while Alcoa rose.

  • 5 Dumbest Things on Wall Street: Oct. 29 Friday, 29 Oct 2010 | 3:02 PM ET

    This week, we look at Halliburton’s reaction to the BP disaster, Larry Ellison’s love of legal fees and outrageous political spending at U.S. companies.

  • Why Gridlock May Actually Be Bad Friday, 29 Oct 2010 | 1:56 PM ET

    "Should a split Congress be the result of the November 2 elections, the resulting uncertainty may just end up adding one more stone to this already high wall of worry," says one strategist.

  • In Pursuit of Potash, BHP Faces Uphill Battle Friday, 29 Oct 2010 | 1:25 PM ET

    After thursday’s strong earnings, shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan are up a bit today, but not as much as they might be if BHP Billiton were not bidding for the company.

  • Stocks Trade Mixed; Microsoft Advances Friday, 29 Oct 2010 | 11:59 AM ET

    Stocks turned mixed after a mixed batch of economic and earnings news, and as investors continued to weigh the next steps from the Federal Reserve. Alcoa rose, while  Chevron fell.