Investment Strategy


  • Why Naked Short Ban Might Be Useless Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 2:52 PM ET

    Last week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy proposed a Europe-wide ban on "naked" short selling as a way to calm the markets. But how will the prohibition affect trading? Laurent Maruani from HEC Paris, and Dietmar Bahr from the German Association for Alternative Investment, shared their insights.

  • Stocks Rise Sharply, Led by Industrials, Techs Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 2:20 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Tuesday as the euro gained against the dollar after a number of successful European debt auctions eased investor concerns about the euro-zone's solvency crisis. Techs and industrials led the advance.

  • In such an environment, the investment strategy is pretty straightforward, says one pro: Sell into rallies and buy the dips until the market shows signs of a breakout.

  • Good News for Airlines, Credit Cards; Bad for Builders Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 1:30 PM ET

    The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) monthly report on builder sentiment was much weaker than expected.

  • 3 Sectors Will Ride Market Rebound: Strategist Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 11:33 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher on Tuesday, led by energy and industrials, after ending lower in Monday's trading session after Moody's cut Greece to junk status. Jeffrey Kleintop, chief market strategist at LPL Financial, and Beth Ann Bovino, senior economist at Standard & Poor’s, shared their market outlooks.

  • Issues Remain in the Final Push for Financial Reform Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 11:09 AM ET

    What should be the final push for a financial reform bill is now under way as a House-Senate conference committee began meetings last week to try to merge the two versions of the legislation.

  • Stocks Open Higher, Led by Industrials, Energy Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 10:41 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Tuesday, after finishing lower in the prior session as Moody's downgraded Greece's credit rating to junk status.

  • IPO Surprise: CBOE Prices at High End Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 10:29 AM ET

    The euro is up again, so European bourses are up for the most part. Next test will be Spain, which will auction 10 and 30 year bonds on Thursday. The UK's FTSE and France's CAC indices are both having their first five-day winning streak in nearly four months. Also: Finally, some good news for IPOs.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Telecom Giant AT&T in the Hot Seat Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 9:36 AM ET
    Apple iPhone 3G S

    My Call To Action has never been simpler; listen to every word Randall Stephenson, head of AT&T says today on The Strategy Session. That's what I'm doing, and I'm not making a single investment decision until I do.

  • Markets Pricing In Global 'Paradigm Change': El-Erian Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 8:36 AM ET
    Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian

    Volatile markets that have soared off the financial crisis lows are now adjusting to a world of slower growth and multiple obstacles ahead, Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.

  • Double-Dip Risk Is Rising in the Euro Zone: Roubini Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 8:35 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    The risk of a double-dip recession is growing, especially in the euro zone, where restructuring Greece's debt is inevitable, famous economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Futures Rebound After Downgrade Selloff Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 7:44 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures made modest gains ahead of the open Tuesday in the wake of a lower close for the major indexes in the previous session after Moody's downgraded Greece's credit rating to junk status Monday.

  • Markets 'Overreact' to Europe's Problems: Almunia Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 3:26 AM ET

    Investors are "clearly overreacting" to the scale of the euro zone crisis, Joaquin Almunia, EU Commissioner for Competition Policy and vice president of the European Commission.

  • A dead fish coated in heavy oil floats near shore June 4, 2010 near East Grand Terre Island, Louisiana.

    Washington may steal the market's focus from Europe Tuesday, as both the oil spill and financial regulatory reform get prominent play in headlines.

  • It is safe to jump into equities once again, said Thomas Lee, chief U.S. equity strategist for JPMorgan Chase. He cited U.S. companies with "balance sheets you haven't seen in 60 years" that are strengthening earnings and moving to reinvest.

  • Buyout Firm KKR May Take Stake in Hollywood Agency Monday, 14 Jun 2010 | 5:26 PM ET

    According to people familiar with the matter, this stake could be priced at as much as $200 million.

  • Dow Ends Lower After Greece Downgrade Monday, 14 Jun 2010 | 4:53 PM ET

    The Dow ended lower Monday, giving up earlier gains, as the euro retreated after Moody's downgraded its debt rating on Greece to junk status. Materials and financials were the biggest decliners.

  • Massive TARP Repayments Defy Critics Monday, 14 Jun 2010 | 3:55 PM ET
    US Capitol Building with cash

    But when it comes to the true cost of saving the financial system, while I’m happy with the performance of TARP, the true cost to the taxpayer, in the form of zero percent interest rates, can never be quantified.

  • Reform Looks Tougher — Financial Stocks Feel Heat Monday, 14 Jun 2010 | 3:54 PM ET

    Financial regulatory reform suddenly gets very real. On a day where four stocks are advancing for every one declining, most big banks are down about 1 percent. Concerns started mounting at the end of last week that the financial reform bill would be tougher than expected. Today, FT has a front page story noting that Sen. Blanche Lincoln's proposal is now very much alive.

  • Stocks Erase Gains After Greece Downgrade Monday, 14 Jun 2010 | 3:53 PM ET

    Stocks trimmed some of their gains in mid-afternoon trading Monday after Moody's downgraded its debt rating on Greece.