Investment Strategy


  • The 'Other' Auto News: Obama's Scrappage Program Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 4:13 PM ET

    There was a selloff today, but it was on very light volume. Not surprisingly, bank stocks, which have collectively rallied 50 percent in the last three weeks, were down about 10 percent as a group. ... We are definitely heading toward some kind of denouement, and that can only be a good thing..

  • What to Ask Your CFP Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 2:44 PM ET

    We asked two certified financial planners what one question they wished their clients asked them but don’t.

  • Ask the Experts: Retirement Income Shortfalls Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 1:49 PM ET

    I’m 55 and not really happy with my job any more. I’d like to retire but I’m not sure I have enough money. What should I do?

  • Street Talk - Maybe GM Should Just Go Bankrupt Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 11:54 AM ET

    Would it be better for taxpayers if GM went into bankruptcy? That's what some are saying on Wall Street this morning.

  • Still On The Lookout For That Bear Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 9:16 AM ET

    So, is it time for the retracement to begin? The S&P 500 has rallied from 666 March 6th to about 830, a gain of almost 25 percent. That is quite a rally, but most of the Street believes it is a bear market rally.

  • Why a Long-Time Bear Has Turned Bullish Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 9:05 AM ET

    A series of factors have emerged which have persuaded Michael Browne, portfolio manager at Sofaer Global Research, to become a bull after two years of bearishness, as the recent selloff is a "nice opportunity" to be investing in value stocks.

  • Market Tips: Why the Rally Is Short-Lived Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 7:40 AM ET

    Global stocks were in the red Monday after a U.S. task force rejected turnaround plans for General Motors and Chrysler, sparking a fresh wave of risk aversion among investors. Experts tell CNBC how to invest throughout the credit crunch.

  • Pros Say: ECB May Announce Bonds Purchases Thursday Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 6:34 AM ET

    Global stocks were down ahead of a big week, which includes the G20 summit in London, the European Central Bank policy meeting and monthly employment data out of the U.S. Experts tell CNBC what they expect from the week ahead.

  • The Week Ahead: Volatility Will Rule Sunday, 29 Mar 2009 | 9:58 AM ET

    Whether stocks end their record-setting run could be decided by a heavy calendar of economic news, and sentiment around next week's major summit of world leaders in London.

  • Bank Execs Talk After Meeting With Obama Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 2:15 PM ET

    Our Erin Burnett spoke with several bank CEOs as they emerged from a meeting with the President. While no hard news was made, the level of contentiousness seems to be much lower.

  • Ask The Experts: Go to Cash Now?! Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 1:44 PM ET

    Don't try to time the market, Bill Losey says. You will fail. Also, how to find a new financial advisor.

  • With stock portfolios down as much as 50 percent over the past year, many investors feel they can't do any worse than their broker or financial adviser.

  • Is Your Fixed Annuity Safe? Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 1:23 PM ET

    If you’re counting on state insurance pools to protect your fixed annuity, think again — you may not have as much protection as you believe.

  • That Bull/Bear Thing Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 11:16 AM ET

    As we approach the end of a tumultuous quarter, it's time to do the bull-bear thing. First, a quick stat: Laszlo Birinyi noted this morning that the S&P 500's gain of more than 20 percent in a few days in March was the quickest 20% gains since 1938!

  • Dear Mr. Geithner - Uh, Thanks But No Thanks Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 9:24 AM ET

    Dear Mr. Geithner, go pound sand: yesterday, Bank of Florida announced that it was withdrawing its application for TARP funding: "...details of what the government now expects of TARP recipients, and the heightened oversight and cost that may result, have made it clear that the current structure of TARP is no longer in line with our strategic initiatives, which include potential acquisitions," the bank said in a statement.

  • Market Tips: Hedge Funds Down, but Not Out Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 7:52 AM ET

    US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner asked Congress to bring hedge funds under Federal supervision for the first time Thursday. The Treasury chief wants funds to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission to increase transparency in the sector.

  • Friday Preview: Bulls Could Rule for a Couple More Days Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 6:41 PM ET

    Traders say the stock market's recent rally has had its life extended by end-of-quarter window dressing, as big investors increase their exposure to stocks.

  • The Three Things That Mattered Most Today Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 4:39 PM ET

    Stocks moved on three events today: 1) better than expected earnings from Best Buy, ConAgra, and Dr. Pepper, 2) a better than expected 7-year note auction has alleviate demand concerns, and 3) continued pressure on short sellers.

  • Congress Shows Geithner A Little Love Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 12:17 PM ET

    Did someone give the House of Representatives reasonableness pills? Treasury Secretary Geithner is testifiying in front of the House Financial Services Committee...his primary topic is tougher oversight of the financial system, but he is also touching on hedge fund regulation and the need to get credit default swaps on a regulated exchange.

  • Mark Mobius' 4 Places to Buy Stocks Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 9:41 AM ET

    Investors should start looking at emerging markets for their portfolio as the fundamentals compared to the developed world are compelling at the moment, Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Asset Management, told CNBC Thursday.