Investment Strategy


  • Troll through Judge Martin L.C. Feldman's 22-page ruling, which blocked the offshore drilling moratorium imposed by the Obama administration, and you can hear the voice of a man clearly exasperated by the logic of those who have argued for the moratorium...

  • Jack Bogle: US Borrowing Could Create Debt Crisis Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 3:56 PM ET

    Vanguard founder Jack Bogle says the American economy is back from the brink, but the nation could face debt problems like Europe's if the US is not careful about borrowing.

  • Stocks Tumble Further In Final Hour of Trading Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 3:12 PM ET

    Stocks fell further in late trading Tuesday as energy stocks dragged and technology and health care stocks were higher.

  • Deepwater Drillers Rally on Moratorium Ruling Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 2:42 PM ET

    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Noble, Hercules Offshore, Diamond Offshore and other deepwater drillers all rallying modestly midday, as a federal judge has blocked the offshore drilling moratorium imposed by the Obama administration.

  • 2 Top Drugstores at 52-Week Lows Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 2:36 PM ET

    Walgreens, Rite Aid at 52-week lows. The Walgreens conference call ended earlier. Bottom line?

  • Howard Lutnick

    "There is an interesting statistic, which says unless we invest in the infrastructure of this country, instead of on stimulus spending, then you can't build your business," Lutnick said.

  • What Stocks Are on the List Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 1:34 PM ET

    Companies such as Apple, General Electric, JPMorgan Chase and Apple are on a newly released list of stocks commonly used by computer-generated high-frequency trading (HFT) programs, according to BNY ConvergEx Group, an institutional investment advisory firm in New York.

  • Why Amazon Should Give Away Kindle Free Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 1:34 PM ET

    Jeff Bezos should give away the Kindle free of charge, to spur more sales of higher-profit online books.

  • There won’t be a double dip although markets will continue to stay volatile, said Matt McCormick, banking analyst and portfolio manager at Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel.

  • 10 Winning Tech Picks for Investors: Strategists Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 1:20 PM ET

    According to the latest KPMG survey, tech CEOs are feeling bullish about the economy and tech spending. So how do investors trade the news? Mark Stahlman, partner at TMT Strategies and Brad Gastwirth, executive managing director at ABR Investment Strategy discussed their best plays.

  • Oil Remains King in Russia, But for How Long? Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 12:46 PM ET

    One of the major topics of conversation at the just-concluded economic forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, was energy, specifically oil and the situation in the Gulf. That’s not surprising, as Russia is very rich in oil, natural gas and other commodities.

  • Oil Giant Buy/Hold Ratings: Energy Analyst Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 12:02 PM ET

    The corporate casualties of the oil spill continue to mount as Moody's Investors Service downgraded Anadarko's rating to "junk" status. Philip Weiss, senior energy analyst at Argus Research Company, discussed his insights.

  • Farrell: Trade War Diverted and Tony Did What? Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 11:38 AM ET

    The threat of a trade war between the US and China is greatly reduced. The move should help combat Chinese inflation a little by making imports less expensive. The only major country the Chinese have a trade surplus with is the US. Exporters to China should still see better trade as the richer currency buys more.

  • Six in 60 Seconds: Apple, Big Lots and More... Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 11:03 AM ET

    Today's six stocks worth watching.

  • Fratto: China's Back to the Future Policy Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 10:53 AM ET

    Since China announced its currency reform policy over the weekend, credit has been ascribed to saber-rattling on the part of the U.S. Congress, and – conversely – the quiet diplomacy the Obama Administration, or some magical elixir combining both.

  • S&P Warns on Spanish Bank Losses Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 10:52 AM ET

    Europe is weaker as Standard and Poor's is warning of mounting losses at Spanish banks: "Mainly because of our greater loan loss expectations for the real estate sector, we have raised our estimates for systemwide loan losses from 2009 through 2011," analyst Elena Iparraguirre said.

  • Stocks Slide After Drop in Home Sales Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 10:43 AM ET

    Stocks declined Tuesday after a surprise drop in existing-home sales. The dollar rose agains the euro and commodity stocks weakened.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Red Flags for Retail Stocks Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 9:57 AM ET

    Is the American consumer suddenly carb-conscience? Hardly. I believe the American consumer is cost-conscience, and if I am right, my "Call-to-Action" will be spot on: be very cautious when it comes to retail stocks.

  • Charts: Get Ready for the Next Euro Selloff Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 7:52 AM ET

    The euro's recent recovery versus the dollar will only be short-lived and investors should expect the single European currency to take another leg lower, Roelof van den Akker, chartist at ING Wholesale Banking, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Why Are Traders Bullish on This Mining Firm? Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 7:50 AM ET

    Southern Copper doesn't usually get as much attention as Freeport-McMoRan, but recently it's had mojo.