Investment Strategy


  • Roubini Global Economics: Don't Jump into Gold Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 10:15 AM ET
    Gold coins and bar

    Gold has outperformed all other core assets over the last ten years and the financial crisis has added fresh impetus to buyers of the precious metal, but now is not the time to jump into the gold market, Roubini Global Economics (RGE) said in a note to clients Wednesday.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Let This Stock Feed Your Inner Yield Hog Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 9:49 AM ET
    Public Storage Inc.

    Say it together now: stocks are not bonds. You don't buy them purely for income. But if you must, there is one name that's titillating my inner yield hog. If you're looking to double down on dividends, my call-to-action is to consider Public Storage, and here's why:

  • Busch: Five Questions for Ben Bernanke Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 9:46 AM ET

    Over the next two days,Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will present his semiannual review of monetary policy to Congress. All of these are central for understanding the central problem of the US economy: lack of job creation.

  • Futures Up as Banks Surge, Apple Gains Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 8:24 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a positive open for Wall Street Wednesday after better-than-expected earnings from Apple that came after the bell Tuesday.

  • Analyst Watch: Put Some Energy in Your Portfolio Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 7:37 AM ET

    Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Wednesday.

  • Charts: Dow Facing Resistance, Slide to 9,600 Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 7:12 AM ET

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average will struggle to make gains from here and is likely to sink toward 9,600 points and could go even lower, Chris Zwermann, technical analyst from Zwermann Financial, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Should You Fear Latest Investment Vehicles? Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 6:58 AM ET

    Lots of new products offer lots of risk. Is that good or bad for average investors? Share your opinion.

  • Apple proved once more its iProducts make for a powerful earnings machine, but that may not add much juice to tech shares Wednesday.

  • Apple Answers the Big Question Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 6:00 PM ET

    Apple lays the doubts to rest. Earnings of $3.51 is not just above consensus of $3.11, but above even the HIGHEST analyst estimate of $3.47. Big question: how many marginal customers were lost from the iPhone antennaegate imbroglio? Here's the answer...

  • Overseas Growth Shines as US Lags Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 4:51 PM ET

    The Dow is down less than 100 points — not bad, given the number of top line misses and poor housing starts data Tuesday morning. Remember, with the largest weighting in the Dow, IBM alone is contributing almost half of the blue chips losses (over 40 Dow points).

  • 6 Expensive Stocks Worth Buying: Contrarian Strategy Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 4:39 PM ET

    The traditional advice is “buy low, sell high,” but one might want to consider buying high and selling higher, according to Scott Kessler, equity analyst for Standard & Poor’s, and Todd Horowitz, chief strategist at Adam Mesh Trading Group.

  • Stocks Rally; Goldman, Apple Advance Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 4:38 PM ET

    Stocks rose for a second straight day Tuesday as cyclicals like energy and materials advanced. Retail stocks gained after the Senate cleared a hurdle toward extending unemployment benefits. Apple rose ahead of its earnings, due out after the bell.

  • Tobacco stocks year-to-date have outperformed the market and offer attractive dividends.

  • Investor Confidence Critical: Exchange CEO Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 3:22 PM ET
    William O'Brien, DirectEdge's Chief Executive Officer

    Confidence in a stable, expanding economy and a stock market that is fair are key investor issues, William O’Brien, CEO of DirectEdge, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Stocks Are 'Extremely Cheap' Right Now: Strategist Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 2:58 PM ET

    Stocks were lower on Tuesday as another batch of earnings reports showed weak revenues and more signs of a struggling housing market appeared. Neil Hennessy, portfolio manager and CIO of Hennessy Funds, and David Goerz, CIO of Highmark Capital, shared their market insights.

  • Stock Picker: Plan for 'a Lot of Market Action' Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 2:46 PM ET

    Stocks wavered on Tuesday amid revenue weakness in the latest round of earnings reports. How should investors be positioned? Barry James, president of the James Advantage Funds and Mark Eibel, director of client investment strategies at Russell Investments discussed their outlooks.

  • Stock Brawl: BlackBerry-Maker RIM Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 2:23 PM ET

    Research in Motion better known as the maker of the BlackBerry is the subject of our Stock Brawl today at 340PM ET.

  • The Whirlpool Share Price Mystery Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 1:39 PM ET

    Whirlpool reports great numbers, and raises full year guidance: so why is the stock down 5 percent?

  • Will Mobile Lead the Charge in M&A's Return? Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 1:34 PM ET
    Cell phone tower, telcom, telecom

    It may seem like a slow period in investment banking these days, but that's not really the case according to Michael Price, senior managing director for Evercore Partners.

  • Topline Misses Hurt Stocks Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 1:20 PM ET

    Beyond earnings, a surprising rise in June building permits offset another dismal housing starts number. June housing starts fell a more-than-expected 5 percent to its lowest level since October 2009. Making matters worse, May’s already poor reading was revised downwards...