Investment Strategy


  • Pros Say: Green Stocks Can't Beat the Bear Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 | 4:45 AM ET
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    As the world celebrates Earth Day in a bid to improve awareness for climate-change issues, CNBC asks market experts whether "green" stocks are attractive at the current stage of the economic cycle.

  • Where the Best Savings Rates Are Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 9:27 PM ET

    Here are the best savings rates from across the country for different investment vehicles, courtesy of Bankrate.com

  • Morningstar's Highest-Rated Green Funds Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 9:26 PM ET
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    The investment research company picks the best ways to invest in green - but not everyone is convinced.

  • A 'Best-of–Breed' Stock Pick Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 1:39 PM ET

    Investors looking to get back into stocks should focus on industry leaders that are in a strong position to weather the current economic turmoil, Fred Fraenkel, vice chairman of Beacon Trust Company, told CNBC.

  • Behind This Rebound Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 1:27 PM ET

    While indicating a modestly lower open earlier this morning, the markets turned around late in the morning on a strong rebound in financials and the digestion of a series of less pessimistic comments by corporate executives.

  • Four Things to Do With Your Tax Refund Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 1:24 PM ET

    Getting money back from the government? Bill Losey has some ideas for where you can put it.

  • Pros Say: There's Still Gold in Green Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 12:16 PM ET

    In recessions investors tend to return to safe havens like government bonds, the US dollar, gold and consumer staple and drug stocks and cash flows out of what are considered more discretionary sectors.

  • Bracing For An Earnings Avalanche Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 9:35 AM ET

    The markets are poised for another weak open following a big round of earnings reports this morning. The earnings picture was far from pretty too, with many companies, from large industrials to regional banks, showing continued weakness in business conditions over the past quarter.

  • Pros Say: Bank Rally is Over ... for Now Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 6:15 AM ET

    US financial stocks saw a stellar rally in recent weeks as the beleaguered sector bounced from an extreme slump. But investors baulked at more buying Monday in the wake of Bank of America’s quarterly earnings results.

  • Big Blue Not So Blue Looking Ahead Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | 4:44 PM ET

    After the bell, IBM is down 3 percent after its Q1 revenue results missed estimates, led by double-digit declines in Systems and Technology (down 23 percent) as well as the Global Services (down 10 percent) divisions.

  • Early earnings reports from the nation's biggest banks are showing that there's still one major hurdle the market needs to overcome: credit worries.

  • It's A Half-Glass Day Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | 12:23 PM ET

    Financials continue to lead the weakness today on the heels of Bank of America’s earnings report. In late-morning trading, B of A and Citigroup are now down 15 percent each, while many other regional banks are 11 to 15 percent lower.

  • Off To A Low Start - Financials Still Worry Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | 10:50 AM ET

    European markets and U.S. futures are lower this morning following weakness out of the financial sector as well as some poor outlooks from various U.S. companies.

  • With the Dow now up around 20 percent since its low, there’s clearly some money to be made for investors willing to take the risk.

  • Pros Say: Consumers Crucial for Recovery Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | 6:01 AM ET

    As investors look for signs of an economic turnaround in corporate earnings and stock market performance, concerns still remain over the state of consumers and their willingness to spend as the recession grinds on.

  • Market Tips: Citigroup is a Buy, Beware of Gold Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | 4:11 AM ET

    Citigroup posted a better-than-expected loss for the first quarter last week, joining the growing list of beleaguered Wall Street giants with tentative signs of recovery.

  • Yoshikami: Crazy Volatility Is Here to Stay Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | 2:17 AM ET

    Markets have experienced volatility on an unprecedented basis. The Nikkei last October plunged an unprecedented 10% in one session. That same month saw the Dow losing 7%, the Nasdaq down 9% and the S&P 500 falling 8% all in a single session. The truth is, volatility is likely here to stay.

  • Faber Report: Making Cents Out of the Banks Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 8:34 PM ET

    If the broader market continues to take its cue from the financials, investors have a good deal more information by which to judge the health of the banking system after Citigroup, JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs reported results this week and Wells Fargo's detail-light pre-announcement last week.  Or do they?

  • Week Ahead: Market's Gains Could Have Staying Power Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 7:49 PM ET
    Traders at the NY Stock Exchange

    The wave of corporate earnings reports in the coming week could wash over the stock market without eroding its recent gains.

  • Accounting changes aimed at helping the balance sheets of banks with toxic assets appear to be providing little or no help so far with earnings reports.