Investment Strategy


  • Charts Predict: S&P Could Fall Toward 600 Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 8:24 AM ET

    The S&P 500 may not have formed a solid base yet and the recent surge could give way to another steep decline, with long-term support providing a backstop at 600 points, Roelof van den Akker, technical analyst at ING Wholesale Banking, told CNBC.

  • Market Tips: Rally Risky, Bears in Control Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 5:52 AM ET

    Global stocks soared again Tuesday as the U.S.'s $1 trillion plan to relieve banks of toxic debt spurred investors to pick up riskier assets. But experts interviewed on CNBC are skeptical of Wall Street's huge overnight rally.

  • Pros Say: US Economy Close to Bottom Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 5:35 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    Global stocks soared again Tuesday after investors cheered the U.S. Treasury's plan to free banks of up to $1 trillion in toxic debt, part of an array of measures designed to jumpstart lending and the economy. Experts tell CNBC the U.S. economy may be close to a bottom.

  • For Stocks, Treasury Plan 'May Be a Game-Changer' Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 5:09 PM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, June 13, 2006 in New York. Wall Street tried to put aside its interest rate fears Tuesday, bidding stocks slightly higher on lower gold and oil prices and looking past troubling data on wholesale inflation.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    "You cannot fight this intervention," says one market pro.  "When you start to see the market just climb after weeks and months of being sold out, you have to participate."

  • Behind Today's Huge Rally Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 4:04 PM ET

    Stocks pop on news that investors can get a sweet deal with the public/private partnership, and Goldman Sachs pops when the WSJ says it might pay back all or part of the TARP money by selling part of its $7.5 billion stake in Chinese bank ICBC!

  • Can The Rally Last? Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 2:09 PM ET

    Through most of today, the S&P 500 has remained near or above 800, which is 20 percent above its March lows.

  • Futures Off To A Roaring Start Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 9:21 AM ET

    Despite deep skepticism on the Street, stock futures are having one of their best mornings in months as details of the Geithner plan are now available.

  • Market Tips: Rally Has Longevity Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 9:05 AM ET

    Global stocks were in the green Monday after details of a U.S. plan to rid banks 0f up to $1 trillion in toxic assets bolstered confidence in risk taking. Experts tell CNBC the current rally still has a way to go.

  • Pros Say: Fed's Plans Will Make Crisis Worse Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 8:36 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    Global stocks were up Monday as anticipation of the details of US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's plans to buy up toxic assets boosted investor sentiment. But experts are concerned that the methods the US is using are not going to help the economy.

  • Web Extra: Spring Portfolio Cleaning Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 3:29 PM ET

    Ric Edelman's three things you need to do with your investments right now.

  • TALF Off To A Slow Start Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 2:46 PM ET

    A very important program—the TALF—is off to a slow start due to political risks surrounding the program.

  • The Street Distracted By Rage Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 9:22 AM ET

    It's a shame the House passage of a bill imposing a 90 percent tax on employee bonuses from any company taking at least $5 billion in bailout money is creating such a distraction.

  • Market Tips: Buy Asian Bonds – and Art Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 6:12 AM ET

    Global stocks were mostly in the red Friday as investors fret over governments' stimulus packages and central banks' moves to restore the economy. Experts tell CNBC where the best opportunities are for investment.

  • Pros Say: This Is the Bottom Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 6:09 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    Global stocks dropped Friday on concerns about the inflationary effects of the Federal Reserve's plan to buy government debt. Experts on CNBC weigh in on what needs to happen for economies worldwide to recover.

  • Fed's Move: What It Means For Investors and Markets Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 5:17 PM ET
    NYSE Traders

    Gold, oil and other commodities got a huge boost from a weaker dollar, while stocks drifted lower amid uncertainty about the long-term impact of the Fed's decision.

  • The TALF Begins, Brings Lift To Auto Suppliers Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 4:10 PM ET

    The reflation trade was very much in evidence today, as commodity stocks like steel, aluminum, copper and iron ore held their early gains, even if the broader market sold off not long after the open.

  • Whither Stocks? What Do You Think? Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 3:24 PM ET

    I will be away for a few days, but I wanted to hear in the meantime, where you think the stock market is heading.

  • Manage Your Savings with These Online Tools Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 2:18 PM ET

    If you start by using these free tools, you’re a lot closer to achieving financial peace of mind, says Bill Losey.

  • The Reflation Trade Gets Real Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 11:30 AM ET

    Is everyone listening to Ben Bernanke? He's made it clear that 1) in housing, he's buying mortgage backed securities to get rates down, 2) in the private credit markets, he's buying Treasuries, and 3) in consumer lending, he's helping out with the TALF program.

  • Market Tips: Market Bravado Won't Last Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 9:57 AM ET

    Global stocks rose Thursday following the overnight rally in the U.S. which was spurred by the Federal Reserve's decision to buy up $300 billion in long-term Treasurys as part of its effort to stimulate the economy.