Investment Strategy


  • Trading In A Topsy Turvy World Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 9:25 AM ET

    Futures moved up about 4 points, then back down into negative territory, as March saw 663,000 jobs lost and an unemployment rate of 8.5 percent, in line with expectations. February was unrevised, but January did see a steep downward revision, from 655,000 jobs lost to 741,000 lost.

  • Market Tips: US Financials Rally Still Hot Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 8:28 AM ET

    Global stocks slipped Friday as the positive sentiment stemming from the G20 summit's coordinated action and united front diminished and was replaced by caution ahead of the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.

  • Pros Say: US Jobless Rate Could Hit 10.2% in '09 Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 7:11 AM ET

    While most Asian markets closed higher Friday on the back of the G20 summit optimism and a rally in tech stocks, European markets were lower ahead of the March U.S. jobs report. Economists polled by Reuters expect a decline of 650,000 jobs.

  • Bank of America Is an 'Absolute Steal': Analyst Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 1:11 AM ET

    Prospects for banks have improved significantly and one analyst is says now is a good time to buy into selected financials

  • Australia Watchdog Sues Fortescue over China Deals Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 11:45 PM ET

    Australia's markets watchdog is suing the country's third-largest iron ore miner, Fortescue Metals, and its chief, Andrew Forrest, accusing them of misleading investors over several Chinese deals struck in 2004.

  • Australia Court Rejects Challenge to Stimulus Plan Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 9:23 PM ET
    Home Construction

    Australia's $29 billion recession-fighting stimulus package survived a court challenge on Friday, enabling the government to rush out cash payments promised to millions oftaxpayers.

  • Friday Look Ahead: Will Jobs Report Snuff the Rally? Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 9:01 PM ET

    Friday's March jobs report can't help but be bad, but the question is whether it will stall the stock market's rally.

  • This Rally Will Be Tested Tomorrow Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 3:21 PM ET

    There is generally good news today. The soft news is that President Obama has acquitted himself well in his first real foray onto the international stage, including a press conference where he simply charmed reporters.

  • "This is a really big moment," says one investment pro.  "The real question in my mind is if we are dragging the floor up."

  • Hedging Your Bets In Real Estate ETFs Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 1:20 PM ET

    MacroShares, the brainchild of Robert Shiller and several other investors, is about to launch their long-awaited housing ETFs.

  • Where to Put Your Money Now: A New Quarter, A New Day Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 11:15 AM ET

    Our top financial advisors offer investing recommendations as we say goodbye to a volatile first quarter. What's Q2 have in store for you?

  • FASB Unveils Relaxed Mark To Market Rules Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 9:06 AM ET

    The Financial Accounting Standards Board has voted to relax the fair-value accounting rules - allowing banks to mark securities to a model rather than to market prices, according to reports.

  • Pros Say: Mark-to-Market Changes Won't Help Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 8:40 AM ET

    Global stocks powered higher Thursday as hopes grew that the US economic decline was reaching a bottom, while the euro gained despite expectations of an interest rate cut from the European Central Bank. Experts weigh in on how to help the economy.

  • End of Safe-Buying Zone Near: BlackRock's Doll Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 6:51 AM ET

    The S&P 500 index is close to reaching the level where it is more risky to be accumulating stocks, Bob Doll, vice chairman and chief executive officer at BlackRock, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Market Tips: Australia is the First to Bottom Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 5:25 AM ET

    Global stocks were higher Thursday and leaders from around the world met in London for the G20 summit, aiming to tackle the financial crisis and economic slowdown. On this positive note, experts tell CNBC various Asian markets are beginning to look attractive.

  • Chinese Ambassador Defends Australia Investment Bids Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 10:56 PM ET

    Australia's Treasurer Wayne Swan would not rule out a third economic stimulus in the coming budget, but declined to confirm reports a package was under development as the country edges nearer to recession.

  • Thursday Look Ahead: Mark-to-Market, G20 and the ECB Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 8:56 PM ET

    The fate of an important accounting rule will have a big impact on markets Thursday and beyond. It's not just any accounting rule. It's the highly controversial mark-to-market rule, criticized for the massive write downs in the banking industry.

  • For Banks, New Debt Rules May Be 'Double-Edged Sword' Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 6:01 PM ET

    Banks are expected to get some relief Thursday on how they price billions of dollars in toxic debt. But the changes could just add more confusion—and won't make banks more attractive to investors.

  • Hirschhorn: The Trader's Mind, Pt. 1 Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 5:37 PM ET
  • Ask The Experts: Can I Set Up My Own 401(k)? Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 3:29 PM ET

    Bill Losey has a one word answer.