Investment Strategy


  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 9:19 PM ET

    The massive ice jam around credit markets is beginning to show signs of thawing under the heat of government intervention. As investors are distracted by the wild gyrations in the stock, the credit markets this week are showing signs that a slow healing process may be taking hold.

  • The New Rules for Retirement Investing Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 9:15 PM ET

    The retirement math has changed. You can no longer sit back and watch your money grow.

  • GDP: Contraction Less Than Expected Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 10:23 AM ET

    The markets are up about 2.5% in early morning trading on strength overnight in Asian markets, solid earnings reports, and a better-than-expected GDP number.

  • What the Pros Say: This Rally Won't Last Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 9:27 AM ET

    Asian markets traded higher Thursday, with the Nikkei 225 Average closing almost 10 percent higher. CNBC's experts believe the index can keep climbing, while the rally in Western markets may be shortlived.

  • S&P Could Surge 25% in Bear-Market Rally Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 6:35 AM ET

    The S&P 500 has likely hit its lows for the current crisis and is set for an "extremely good rally" of at least 25 percent, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist from Cazenove Capital, told CNBC.

  • Web Extra: Should I Move My 401(K)? Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 9:29 PM ET

    My retirement account is in a stable fund. Should I move it back to equities now or wait for the smoke to clear?

  • An Investment Option You’ve Probably Never Heard of Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 9:11 PM ET

    iPods, iPhones ... iBonds? The pros and cons of newly fashionable inflation bonds.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 7:23 PM ET

    Stocks will likely rock and roll again Thursday. Wednesday's market was particularly volatile, although for a good part of the day it was unusually calm as investors waited for the Fed's rate decision. In the final half hour, the Dow wiped out a big gain to end 74 points lower. The Dow was up 298 at its peak, and down 174 at its low point.

  • GE Cause Of Late Sell-Off? Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 4:58 PM ET

    Talk about a disappointment. The Dow moved over 400 points in about 5 minutes into the close. This is not easy to sort out, but most traders put the bulk of the blame for the sell-off on purported comments from General Electric (our parent network) CEO Jeff Immelt that he wants to keep 2009 profit expectations even if revenues fall 10 to 15 percent.

  • Why Market Is So "Quiet" Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 12:45 PM ET

    There are also a few mechanical events that may be making a difference. Some mutual funds, for example, end their fiscal year on October 31, and there is some speculation that funds will be taking losses to offset any capital gains.

  • Rate Cut Big Help Or Not? Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 9:17 AM ET

    S&P futures have been positive only briefly late in the morning, however there has again been a 40-point swing from the high to the lows. Bottom line is that pre-open volatility continues.

  • What the Pros Say: Handle Rally with Care Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 9:04 AM ET

    Stock markets have been boosted by rallies but investors should trade with care, experts recommend.

  • Web Extra: Investing in Your Kids’ Future Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 10:41 PM ET

    Is it time to pull out of a 529 that has lost half its value?

  • College Savings Strategies for Now (and Later) Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 9:13 PM ET

    How to prepare for paying for college, no matter how old your kids are.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday look Ahead Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 9:11 PM ET

    Stocks on Wednesday can't help but feel some of the spillover of Tuesday's euphoric upswing, as the Fed winds down its two-day meeting with an anticipated rate cut.

  • Finding Bargains Amid the Real Estate Rubble Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 9:03 PM ET

    The deals are out there if you know where to look - and how to approach the market.

  • Regulation Topic Number One At Market Conference Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 5:32 PM ET

    At the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association conference, in the middle of a debate with CEOs from four of the largest financial firms in the country, an entire room full of securities professionals began nervously checking their BlackBerrys at 3:58 to see how the market was closing.

  • Dorn: Shock and Awe Rally—Are We There Yet? Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 5:25 PM ET

    Those who followed our guidance of the Big Rollover in October, 2007, and went to cash or learned to trade the inverse index ETFs have done well. We are now some 6000 points lower on the $INDU!

  • NYSE CEO Duncan Niederauer and NASDAQ CEO Robert Greifeld are often at odds, but they delivered very similar remarks in back-to-back speeches at the securities industry conference this afternoon.

  • Dow Up As Investors Shrug Off Grim News Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 1:44 PM ET

    Another day, another 300 plus point swing in the Dow.  The good news today, the action so far has been pretty much to the upside.