Investment Strategy


  • Pros Say: Don't Buy into the Recovery Mirage Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | 8:00 AM ET

    Banks sold off on Monday, along with global stocks, as the dollar strengthened after Friday's better-than-expected U.S. jobs report for May. Experts tell CNBC that the recovery in the financial markets is just an illusion and won't last long.

  • Market Bears Have No Real Strength: Analysts Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | 7:15 AM ET

    The recent stock-market rally could be the one to break the back of bear market and bring a flood of fresh cash from investors afraid of missing more gains, market experts told CNBC Monday.

  • Market Tips: Leaving Stocks for High Yielders Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | 4:50 AM ET

    The dollar strengthened against a basket of currencies Monday, extending gains made late last week as U.S. Treasury yields rose to 7-month highs after better-than-expected jobs data prompted demand for the greenback.

  • Yoshikami: The Long Bond Disaster Sunday, 7 Jun 2009 | 7:42 PM ET

    Investors are reeling from the latest investment bubble to burst — long-term Treasury bonds. With mutual fund managers and investors absorbing losses of more than 15% on supposedly safe assets, this highlights the perils in fear-based investing.

  • Week Ahead: Watching the 'Recovery Trade' Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 8:35 PM ET
    New York Stock Exchange

    The stock market's rally could face a critical test in the coming week as the "recovery trade" plays out across financial markets.

  • Gold at $1,200 — And a Pullback for Oil: Analysts Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 6:46 PM ET

    While Adrian Day, chairman and CEO of Adrian Day Asset Management, said the short term play could be risky, John Licata, chieft investment strategist at Blue Phoenix, said it indicates a good buying opportunity. (See Licata's stock picks below)

  • Stocks Rise for a Third Straight Week Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 6:16 PM ET

    Stocks rose for a third straight week as investors got their game on for a recovery. Still, Friday's trading was choppy as investors cheered an early pop from the smaller-than-expected job loss in May but the market couldn't sustain the gains.

  • Bulls vs. Bears: Is It Time to Buy? Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 3:42 PM ET

    Is the market rally here to stay? Jamie Cox, managing partner at Harris Financial Group, and David Spika, WHG Funds vice president and investment strategist, debated whether now is the time to jump into stocks.

  • Hirschhorn: 5 Steps to Successful Trading Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 3:24 PM ET

    Let's be honest, trading is not rocket science. In fact, trading succes has little to do with how smart you are. Rather, it's more about your mental process. Successful traders generally do many of the same things, regardless of which market or product they trade.

  • Confused By Today's Action? Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 3:23 PM ET

    If you are confused by the action today, you shouldn't be. Biggest question is, why aren't stocks up more because the nonfarm payroll data was better than expected?

  • Art Cashin: The Dow's 'Bomb Shelter' Number Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 2:52 PM ET

    Job losses were much fewer than expected. And the previous month was revised to show fewer jobs were lost than initially reported. As the Dow, S&P and Nasdaq hover, what's the bigger stock-market picture? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS, offered CNBC his insights.

  • Stocks Struggle After Jobs Boost Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 2:29 PM ET

    Stocks struggled to hold gains Friday as investors cheered an early pop from the smaller-than-expected job loss in May but techs and pharmas dragged and the weakeness began to seep into other sectors.

  • Much better-than-expected jobs numbers drew little more than a collective yawn from Wall Street on Friday, and some market experts think that could actually be a good thing.

  • The Next Big Thing in Commodities: Strategists Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 12:49 PM ET

    The next surge in the bullish commodities market could come from the joint venture of rival miners Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, both of which provide excellent investment opportunities, said Greg Smith managing director for the UK at Fat Prophets.

  • Wal-Mart Stock: Should You Buy Now? Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 12:08 PM ET

    Wal-Mart Stores announced a new $15 billion share repurchase program and said it'll increase its fiscal-year dividend by 15 percent, to $1.09 per share. Should you buy it? John Lawrence, managing director of equity research at Morgan Keegan, offered CNBC his investment advice.

  • 6 Ways to Play Gold — Even Short! Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 10:13 AM ET

    Inflation fears seem to have replaced panic about whether this country is headed for another Great Depression. And this has led to renewed interest in gold. A number of analysts feel that the metal could at least stay above $900, if not primed for another surge toward the $1,000 mark...

  • Stocks Look For Another Week of Gains Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 9:55 AM ET

    The dollar is rallying, hurting commodities and commodity stocks. Why is the dollar rallying? Better economic news implies higher rates, which makes the dollar more attractive as an investment. A higher dollar means dollar-denominated commodities are more expensive to buy.

  • Stocks Jump After Jobs Report; Apple Up Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 9:51 AM ET

    Stocks shot out of the gate Friday as investors cheered a smaller-than-expected job loss in May.

  • Futures Jump After Jobs Report; Apple Up Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 8:43 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a higher open Friday as investors braced for the May nonfarm payrolls report as a key gauge on the state of the economy.

  • Market Tips: Earnings Will Rise 15-20% Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 7:58 AM ET

    Global stocks rose Friday as optimism grew about an improving U.S. labor market ahead of key jobs data. As a solid second-quarter earnings season winds down, experts tell CNBC they expect earnings per share to move up 15 to 20 percent next year.