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Investment Strategy


  • Are Small Investors Doomed on Wall Street? (Video) Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 3:38 PM ET

    Is the deck stacked against small investors? Following the SEC's fraud charges against Goldman Sachs, more individual players seem to think so. Paul Schatz, president and chief investment officer of Heritage Capital, and Jason Pride, director of investment strategy at Glenmede, share their insights with CNBC.

  • CNBC's Maria Bartiromo has obtained a Goldman Sachs memo sent to clients last night and today, responding to Friday's SEC's fraud charges.

  • 3 Clear Risks to Banks Now Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 2:43 PM ET

    Banks mostly flat, with modest weakness in the larger regional banks. It's a good sign: the Bank Index (BKX) rallied almost 25 percent from the February low to the high last Thursday, and declined only 3 percent on Friday. There are three clear risks...

  • What Citigroup Needs to Stay Profitable Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 12:28 PM ET

    Citigroup earnings on Monday provided more evidence that the large financials may be turning a corner. Anton Schutz, president of Mendon Capital, shared his insights on the results.

  • S&P to Hit 1500 in 'Next Seven Quarters' Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 11:45 AM ET

    Stocks pushed higher on Monday after a more-than-expected rise in leading indicators and strong earnings from Citigroup. Fritz Meyer, senior market strategist at Invesco AIM and Linda Duessel, equity market strategist at Federated Investors shared their market outlooks.

  • Citi Looks 'Good' Now — But Watch Out for JPMorgan Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 11:08 AM ET

    Citigroup shares rose as the financial giant reported a $4.43 billion first-quarter profit on Monday as losses from bad loans declined. Chris Whalen, senior vice president and managing director at Institutional Risk Analytics shared his insights on the earnings results.

  • Stocks Rise After Jump in Leading Indicators Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 10:56 AM ET

    Stocks pushed higher Monday after a sharper-than-expected rise in leading indicators and an earnings beat from Citigroup.

  • Despite Goldman, Earnings STILL a Good Sign Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 10:21 AM ET

    Negotiations over Greece's debt crisis have been delayed...because the airspaces have been closed due to the Iceland volcanic eruption. AND: Don't let the Goldman story, as important as it is for some financial firms, distract you from the main story: earnings are getting better.

  • Videogame Retailer Sees Upside Options Activity Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 7:57 AM ET

    GameStop is attracting upside option activity following some notable endorsements in recent days.

  • Bove: Goldman Case Weak, but Risky for System Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 7:56 AM ET

    Veteran financial analyst Dick Bove, with Rochdale Securities, sent out a research report Monday morning calling the SEC’s case against Goldman Sachs weak, but says the events of Friday could be setting the stage for another financial system collapse.

  • Futures Fall on Banking, Greece Worries  Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 6:23 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were lower ahead of the open Monday as investors were still reeling from Friday's news that the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Goldman Sachs with fraud, with banks leading European indexes lower.

  • Goldman Concerns Expected to Trump Good Earnings Week Sunday, 18 Apr 2010 | 10:52 AM ET

    Uncertainty surrounding Goldman Sachs will likely overshadow the positive news from dozens of major corporate earnings reports in the week ahead. Some analysts say the Goldman spacer fraud charges could be the event that will trigger a much anticipated stock market correction.

  • Stocks Log Biggest Drop Since February Friday, 16 Apr 2010 | 5:49 PM ET

    Stocks pared their losses Friday as some traders saw the selloff that resulted from SEC charges against Goldman Sachs for securities fraud as a buying opportunity.

  • Investors have overreacted to the SEC charges against Goldman Sachs, and the stock is still a buy ahead of its earnings announcement, analysts told CNBC Friday.

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    The SEC filed a civil suit against Goldman Sachs on Friday accusing the financial giant of making "misleading statements and omissions" in connections with CDOs that were structured and marketed to investors.

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    "This makes the investor sit back and say, 'This is exactly why I'm not in the market. It's a good-old-boy network'" says one market pro of the Goldman Sachs charges.

  • Hirschhorn: Fight the Fear Friday, 16 Apr 2010 | 3:17 PM ET

    Many of my clients are "afraid" or are experiencing "fear." Fear is not always a bad thing, though. In fact, for traders, feeling fear is not a problem, as long as they don't panic and allow it to drive them out of or in to trades.

  • America’s Constitutionalist Revolt Friday, 16 Apr 2010 | 3:03 PM ET
    A participant at a Tea Party Express rally displays a sign critical of the Obama administration on April 13, 2010 in Albany, New York. The Tea Party Express will head to Boston on Wednesday where the headline speaker at an afternoon rally will be Sarah Palin.

    So much is being written in the mainstream media about who the tea partiers are, but very little is being recorded about what these folks are actually saying.

  • SEC's Goldman Timing: Hidden Political Agenda? Friday, 16 Apr 2010 | 2:48 PM ET

    The political fur is flying on Wall Street over the Goldman Sachs allegations.Few are trying to defend Goldman if the substance of the allegations are correct; however, the Obama administration has many enemies on the Street. Many are openly questioning the timing of the announcement. Why? Because a vote on financial reform is imminent...and victory is not assured.

  • Goldman, Banks Lead Selloff, VIX Spikes Friday, 16 Apr 2010 | 12:58 PM ET

    Stocks skidded Friday, snapping a six-day winning streak, after the SEC shocked the market, charging Goldman Sachs with fraud over its handling of subprime mortgages.