Investment Strategy


  • Big Banks vs Regionals: The Better Investment Now Monday, 15 Mar 2010 | 1:20 PM ET

    Large-cap financial stocks generally slipped across the board Monday as Congress continues to weigh industry reforms. Are regional banks a better investment now? David Katz, chief investment officer at Matrix Asset Advisors, and Craig Siegenthaler, analyst at Credit Suisse, offered their insights and favorite stocks now.

  • Stocks Trade Lower; Walmart Jumps 1% Monday, 15 Mar 2010 | 11:09 AM ET

    Stocks were lower Monday after a warning from Moody's' on the U.S. and other nations with AAA debt ratings and amid worries about China tightening. But Walmart jumped 1% after an analyst upgrade.

  • This Financial Is the 'Lucky Bank' Monday, 15 Mar 2010 | 10:47 AM ET

    Barclays Capital, the investment banking unit of Barclays Group, is considering a partnership structure a la Goldman Sachs and Lazard before the latter two went public, according to the Financial Times.

  • Futures Look Lower on Moody's Warning Monday, 15 Mar 2010 | 9:25 AM ET

    Stock index futures followed international markets lower Monday, but Wall Street is coming off a bullish trend that could continue given some stronger economic numbers.

  • Credit Card Trends Improving Monday, 15 Mar 2010 | 9:13 AM ET

    Credit card trends improving: Capital One reported net charge-offs (loans unlikely to be collected) declined to 10.19 percent, from 10.41 percent in January.

  • FedEx Chart Means Double-Dip for Economy Monday, 15 Mar 2010 | 8:07 AM ET

    FedEx gives investors a clear insight into how the U.S. economy is going to perform and its chart is saying that a double dip recession is inevitable, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist from Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • Market Tips: How to Invest in China Tightening Monday, 15 Mar 2010 | 6:48 AM ET

    Global stocks were mostly lower on Monday as fears that China may tighten it monetary policy lingered. Experts told CNBC the country will appreciate its yuan, but when is still unknown. They explain how to play an expected appreciation.

  • U.S. economic growth as measured by real GDP will top 5 percent in 2010, and the unemployment rate will fall below 9 percent, said Byron Wien, vice president of Blackstone Advisory Services, who shared his annual top 10 surprises with CNBC Tuesday.

  • NYSE Traders

    Stocks may have a hard time finding traction ahead of the Fed's Tuesday meeting, but the trend for the market is clearly higher, strategists say.

  • Stocks Gain for Week; S&P Holds Onto 1,150 Friday, 12 Mar 2010 | 6:09 PM ET

    Stocks struggled Friday but managed to pull off a gain for the week, with the S&P holding a 17-month high at 1,150.

  • Over the week, shares of Citigroup and AIG stocks rose over 15 and 25 percent, respectively. Are there more gains to come in these names? John Brady, senior vice president at MF Global, and Jamie Cox, managing partner at Harris Financial, shared their insights.

  • Hirschhorn: Trader Personality Types Friday, 12 Mar 2010 | 4:07 PM ET

    Is there an ideal trader personality? In my opinion, no. Actually, it’s more important to develop your own style based on your own personality.

  • As seasonal demand shifts with the warming weather in the Northern Hemisphere, energy traders have been playing the spread between gasoline and heating oil, known as the “widowmaker.” Should you get in? Addison Armstrong, director of market research at Tradition Energy, and John Kilduff, co-CIO of Round Earth Capital, discussed their insights.

  • How Citigroup, CEO Pandit Turned Themselves Around Friday, 12 Mar 2010 | 3:07 PM ET
    Vikram Pandit

    "Citigroup for all practical purposes is going to be a brand new company and it has to be assessed as a brand new company," says one strategist. "What they did in the past doesn't exist anymore."

  • Stocks Struggle After Mixed Consumer Reports Friday, 12 Mar 2010 | 1:52 PM ET

    Stocks struggled Friday as investors digested mixed readings on the consumer: Retail sales rose unexpectedly last month, while consumer sentiment softened.

  • Prep Your Portfolio for Next Week: Stock Pickers Friday, 12 Mar 2010 | 1:00 PM ET

    How should investors prepare their portfolios for next week? Peter Andersen, portfolio manager at Congress Asset Management Company, and Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions and CNBC market analyst, shared their best plays.

  • Today's Market, Dollar, Oil Outlook: Strategists Friday, 12 Mar 2010 | 12:17 PM ET

    Markets mostly fell on Friday after a report showed consumer sentiment softened in March. Boris Schlossberg, director of research at GFT Forex, Ben Lichtenstein, president of TradersAudio and Peter Beutel, president of Cameron Hanover shared their outlooks on equities, currencies and commodities.

  • Stocks Struggle as Market Digests Consumer Reports Friday, 12 Mar 2010 | 12:07 PM ET

    Stocks slipped into the red Friday after a report showed consumer sentiment softened in March.

  • Why Selling This Market Makes 'Very Little Sense' Friday, 12 Mar 2010 | 12:05 PM ET

    The current market "is very much based on fundamentals," said Paul Schulte, head of multi-strategy research at Nomura International. He told CNBC what he's watching "as we move into Monday."

  • Looks Like Recovery, No Thanks to Washington Friday, 12 Mar 2010 | 11:32 AM ET

    American families are $340 billion wealthier according to the Federal Reserve’s latest batch of household-net-worth data...I believe this is contributing not only to a better economy, but also to better consumer spending.