Investment Strategy


  • The Week Ahead: Volatility Will Rule Sunday, 29 Mar 2009 | 9:58 AM ET

    Whether stocks end their record-setting run could be decided by a heavy calendar of economic news, and sentiment around next week's major summit of world leaders in London.

  • Bank Execs Talk After Meeting With Obama Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 2:15 PM ET

    Our Erin Burnett spoke with several bank CEOs as they emerged from a meeting with the President. While no hard news was made, the level of contentiousness seems to be much lower.

  • Ask The Experts: Go to Cash Now?! Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 1:44 PM ET

    Don't try to time the market, Bill Losey says. You will fail. Also, how to find a new financial advisor.

  • With stock portfolios down as much as 50 percent over the past year, many investors feel they can't do any worse than their broker or financial adviser.

  • Is Your Fixed Annuity Safe? Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 1:23 PM ET

    If you’re counting on state insurance pools to protect your fixed annuity, think again — you may not have as much protection as you believe.

  • That Bull/Bear Thing Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 11:16 AM ET

    As we approach the end of a tumultuous quarter, it's time to do the bull-bear thing. First, a quick stat: Laszlo Birinyi noted this morning that the S&P 500's gain of more than 20 percent in a few days in March was the quickest 20% gains since 1938!

  • Dear Mr. Geithner - Uh, Thanks But No Thanks Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 9:24 AM ET

    Dear Mr. Geithner, go pound sand: yesterday, Bank of Florida announced that it was withdrawing its application for TARP funding: "...details of what the government now expects of TARP recipients, and the heightened oversight and cost that may result, have made it clear that the current structure of TARP is no longer in line with our strategic initiatives, which include potential acquisitions," the bank said in a statement.

  • Market Tips: Hedge Funds Down, but Not Out Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 7:52 AM ET

    US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner asked Congress to bring hedge funds under Federal supervision for the first time Thursday. The Treasury chief wants funds to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission to increase transparency in the sector.

  • Friday Preview: Bulls Could Rule for a Couple More Days Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 6:41 PM ET

    Traders say the stock market's recent rally has had its life extended by end-of-quarter window dressing, as big investors increase their exposure to stocks.

  • The Three Things That Mattered Most Today Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 4:39 PM ET

    Stocks moved on three events today: 1) better than expected earnings from Best Buy, ConAgra, and Dr. Pepper, 2) a better than expected 7-year note auction has alleviate demand concerns, and 3) continued pressure on short sellers.

  • Congress Shows Geithner A Little Love Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 12:17 PM ET

    Did someone give the House of Representatives reasonableness pills? Treasury Secretary Geithner is testifiying in front of the House Financial Services Committee...his primary topic is tougher oversight of the financial system, but he is also touching on hedge fund regulation and the need to get credit default swaps on a regulated exchange.

  • Mark Mobius' 4 Places to Buy Stocks Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 9:41 AM ET

    Investors should start looking at emerging markets for their portfolio as the fundamentals compared to the developed world are compelling at the moment, Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Asset Management, told CNBC Thursday.

  • TARP: Thanks, But No Thanks Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 9:25 AM ET

    The desire of many banks to give back TARP money—and the lack of a process to do so—is again a topic of converstation on trading desks this morning.

  • Market Tips: Stay on Guard for Rally Reversal Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 7:39 AM ET

    Stocks have seen substantial gains over recent sessions as a more buoyant mood spread across trading floors around the world. Many investors even hope the green shots of recovery are starting to establish themselves and the bear market is finally grinding to a halt.

  • Thursday Look Ahead: Quarter's End Looms Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 7:47 PM ET

    As March winds down, traders say portfolio reshuffling ahead of the end of the first quarter could mean buying for stocks and more trouble for Treasury bonds.

  • A Day Of Mixed Messages Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 4:12 PM ET

    A strange day, full of mixed signals. Strong economic news early on from new home sales and durable goods.

  • A Day Full Of Mixed Messages Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 3:19 PM ET

    There are a lot of mixed signals in the markets today. Stocks have sold off midday on some disappointing over the 5-year auction, and comments from Moody’s on Wells Fargo.

  • Forget Stocks: The Real Rally Now Is In Corporate Bonds Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 2:45 PM ET
    Corporate Bond

    While stocks have been rallying lately, the big investing story these days may be corporate bonds, where soaring yields are drawing strong interest.

  • Take The Money - And Give It Back? Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 1:14 PM ET

    So traders were again buzzing this morning over word that Ken Lewis, in an interview with the LA Times, said he wanted to repay the $45 billion Bank of America got in TARP money beginning next month.

  • Hirschhorn: Fear of Missing Out Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 11:57 AM ET

    Nobody wants to be left behind, particularly as they watch their peers' portfolios climb. It's that fear of missing out, says market coach Doug Hirschhorn, that can lead some investors to do some pretty stupid things.