Materials and Metals


  • Charts Reveal When Bulls Will Be Back in Charge Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 | 5:42 AM ET

    Investors want to buy the market, but they're getting "a little bit cagey about their bets," so they are moving away from the high beta stocks and moving back into defensives, Geoff Wilkinson, head of investment research at Mint Equities, said Wednesday.

  • The Coming Carbon Bubble Monday, 13 Jul 2009 | 1:32 PM ET

    Beware the hidden dangers of a cap-and-trade system.

  • Market Tips: Buy Oil Now Monday, 13 Jul 2009 | 6:28 AM ET

    Asian stocks fell and European markets were flat Monday as investors mulled the economic situation ahead of some big corporate earnings out this week. Oil prices extended their decline, falling below $60 a barrel. Experts tell CNBC oil is attractive at its current level.

  • Market Tips: Diversification Debate Pressures Dollar Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 7:18 AM ET

    The yen gained this week as the dollar's status as a global reserve currency came under scrutiny as China called for reform of the reserve currency system at a meeting of world leaders on Thursday. Experts tell CNBC the diversification debate will put pressure on the dollar in the long term.

  • Global stocks were lower Friday after Chevron's downbeat earnings outlook dragged oil prices and energy stocks down. Concerns about a global economic recovery have also dominated trade this week. Experts tell CNBC that the various stimulus packages have boosted the risk of defaults in developed economies.

  • Market Tips: Hold Some Volatile Stocks Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 5:15 AM ET

    Global stocks rose on Thursday as the first big U.S. earner out the box, Alcoa posted a smaller-than-expected second-quarter loss, leading basic resource stocks soaring. Experts tell CNBC now's the time to hold some high beta stocks.

  • Stocks Eke Out a Gain; Alcoa Rises Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | 5:14 PM ET

    A late upturn pushed stocks higher Wednesday as investors rotated into defensive stocks like pharmaceuticals and Alcoa advanced ahead of earnings.

  • Stocks Retreat as Investors Get Defensive Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | 3:09 PM ET

    Stocks turned lower Wednesday as investors got defensive ahead of earnings season, rotating into pharmaceuticals and out of techs.

  • New Normal for the Oil VIX: High Levels of Fear Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | 2:52 PM ET

    Much like its stock market counterpart, the Oil VIX is showing a high level of uncertainty among investors as efforts intensify for stronger regulation of energy trading.

  • Stocks Bounce Back; Alcoa Leads Dow Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | 9:44 AM ET

    Stocks rebounded Wednesday after a major selloff in the previous session as earnings season gets into gear.

  • Futures Rise as Earnings Season Kicks Off Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | 7:44 AM ET

    Futures indicated a slightly higher open for Wall Street Wednesday on profit taking after the major selloff the previous day.

  • Market Tips: Drop Consumer Stocks, Buy Medical Sector Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | 4:47 AM ET

    Global stocks were down again on Wednesday as Group of Eight leaders make their way to Italy to discuss the global economic downturn and ahead of the Alcoa's earnings, the first of U.S. companies to report second-quarter results.

  • Market Tips: Bearish Sentiment to Lift by September Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 8:04 AM ET

    Global stocks were mixed Tuesday as doubts persisted over how sustainable a global economic recovery would be. Experts tell CNBC that while markets may be lower now, they will pick up again by September.

  • Second Half: Wait For Pullbacks, Then Buy the Best Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 2:41 PM ET
    The New York Stock Exchange, downtown Manhattan.

    Slow economic growth coupled with a meteoric stocks rally that will be difficult to sustain is making for a challenging second half for investors.

  • Market Tips: Get into Defensives Again Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 7:44 AM ET

    Global stocks started the week lower Monday as second thoughts about the U.S. economy's ability to recover soon spooked investors. Experts tell CNBC that increasing your exposure to defensives is a good idea.

  • Market Tips: Time for Summer Selling Friday, 3 Jul 2009 | 4:37 AM ET

    Global stocks were mixed Friday as investors sought refuge after worse-than-expected U.S. jobs data. Trade was also thin due to the U.S. celebrating the long Independence Day weekend. Experts tell CNBC trade will be thin throughout the summer and now could be time to avoid volatility.

  • Pros Say: Inflation Threat is Real, So Buy Gold Friday, 3 Jul 2009 | 4:14 AM ET

    Global stocks were mixed on Friday after Wall Street's overnight selloff as the U.S. June jobs report came in worse than expected, reviving fears that the global economy is far from recovering. Experts tell CNBC how to invest under the threat of inflation.

  • Market Tips: Pullback Coming, Oil at $60 Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 | 5:29 AM ET

    Global stocks were lower on Thursday ahead of the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report for June and the European Central Bank's rate and policy decisions. Experts tell CNBC to expect a small pullback in the short term.

  • Market Tips: Why to Avoid Citi — and Euro Banks Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 5:11 AM ET

    Global stocks began second half of 2009 in positive territory on Wednesday after a successful previous quarter. Wall Street logged its best quarter in a decade in the second quarter. Experts tell CNBC how to invest in the new quarter.

  • Market Tips: Dollar Still Safe, China Getting Pricey Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | 6:20 AM ET

    The MSCI world equity index looked set on Tuesday for its best quarterly gain since its 1988 launch and oil was on course for its strongest quarter since 1990. But with analysts predicting a correction, experts tell CNBC the dollar is still a safe haven, but that Chinese stocks are getting too pricey.

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