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Investment Strategy


  • Should Hedge Funds Be Able to Take Over Failed Banks? Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 6:04 PM ET

    As the financial crisis causes more banks to fail, the cash-strapped FDIC may be forced to back away from its longstanding policy of preventing hedge funds from buying banks.

  • Stocks Snap Losing Streak; Retail, Banks Gain Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 5:39 PM ET

    Stocks snapped a two-day losing streak Thursday after retailers delivered their best sales numbers in a decade, reinvigorating confidence in the recovery. Banks and retailers advanced. Chips were weak.

  • Health Care Services Firm HCA Preparing IPO Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 4:54 PM ET

    One of the largest health care service companies is set to file a multi-billion dollar initial public offering.

  • US Needs 'Wireless' Energy Policy: Gamco's Gabelli Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 4:48 PM ET

    There is a need for a concentrated energy policy like the FCC, said Mario Gabelli, chief investment officer at Gamco Investors. He shared his insights.

  • Art Cashin: 30-Year Auction Conspiracy Theories Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 4:34 PM ET

    After a weak start Thursday, stocks started gaining ground. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, offered his insights to CNBC. What turned the market around?

  • Pisani: The Retail Question Now Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 4:26 PM ET

    Mid-afternoon trading: fairly broad advance developing, with retail, transports, and banks leading the way. Weakness in semis really preventing techs from breaking out. Retail sales. The good news: you can't deny that consumer spending picked up. What do retailers do from here?

  • Stocks Climb After 30-Year Auction Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 2:14 PM ET

    Stocks rose to session highs Thursday afternoon after the 30-year Treasury auction was met with satisfactory demand and banks gained.

  • Talking Technicals with Jordan Kotick Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 2:01 PM ET
    Kotick Tick By Tick

    Our resident chart expert, Jordan Kotick, Global Head of Technical Strategy at Barclays Capital tells why trading volume has been so low.

  • Buy-and-Hold Might Be Dead For Stocks—But Not Bonds Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 1:47 PM ET

    Some money managers are beginning to advise clients to hold longer bonds and collect income rather than seeking principal return in the shorter term.

  • Pisani: Prince, Rubin & the Retail Problem Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 12:50 PM ET

    The Rubin/Prince mea culpa on Citigroup that is playing out on our air elicited very little trader commentary, until Mr. Prince said that he watched the stock go from $50 to $30 to 99 CENTS without selling any. That caused a few comments!

  • Cheap Blue Chip Stocks with 'Rapid Earnings Growth' Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 12:07 PM ET

    Stocks slipped Thursday, after an unexpected jump in jobless claims rattled the market. Where should investors look to put their money? Keith Goddard, portfolio manager at President Capital Advisors, and Craig Hemke, founder of BuyAPension.com, shared their insights.

  • Busch: China — Nothing Yet! Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 11:13 AM ET

    The two sides exchanged views on U.S.-China economic relations, the global economic situation and issues relating to the upcoming economic track dialogue of the second U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, to be held in Beijing in late May.

  • Stocks Slide After Jump in Jobless; Airlines Soar Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 11:11 AM ET

    Stocks extended their losing streak for a third day Thursday after an unexpected jump in jobless claims rattled an already skittish market.

  • This rally has been getting no respect from investors since the March lows of last year, said Ken Kamen, president of Mercadien Capital.

  • Pisani: Retail & Airline Turnaround? Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 10:30 AM ET

    Most European indices are down 1 percent or more this morning, as concerns about Greece continues. The spread on the 10-year Greek to comparable German bonds widened to 440 basis points. The dollar is up again. Also: March retail sales were even better than analyst expectations, despite the fact that analysts were aggressively raising numbers going into the end of the month.

  • Edwards: Take Care Shopping the Retail Sector Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 10:20 AM ET

    In an exclusive to CNBC.com, Patty Edwards says "We’re quickly going to start coming up against tougher sales comparisons and retailers are going to have to prove that they’re doing more than just riding calendar shifts and surviving – they’re going to have to be thriving."

  • New York Stock Exchange Traders

    Standard & Poor's has raised the price target for its benchmark index even though the firm thinks stocks are overdue for a 10 percent drop.

  • FTSE Is Strongest Market in Europe: Charts Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 9:22 AM ET

    Stock markets around the world will continue to gain, Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Futures Slide After Jump in Jobless Claims Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 9:12 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open Thursday after an unexpected jump in jobless claims last week.

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    March chain store sales reports are likely to be a pleasant surprise for markets, and they should also show that the American consumer has become a little more willing to spend.