Rounding up all the earnings news investors should be keeping an eye on, including Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley preparing to report Q1 data on Thursday, with CNBC's Melissa Lee, Kate Kelly and Dominic Chu.» Read More
John Snow, chairman of Cerberus Capital Management and former U.S. Treasury Secretary, told CNBC’s “Street Signs” that raising taxes on private equity would harm the nation’s economy and erode retirement benefits for many working people.
Stocks stayed lower Tuesday, after glum earnings forecasts from two major retailers and a homebuilder, and qualms about subprime loans. But Andrew Burkly, market strategist at Brown Brothers Harriman, is still bullish on the equity market. He joined "Street Signs" to name the sectors he foresees leading the second half of 2007.
Larry Smith, chief investment officer at Third Wave Global Investors, told CNBC’s “Street Signs” that interest rates in Switzerland are significantly lower than in the United Kingdom, creating an opportunity for investors.
Kenneth Heebner isn't buying Blackstone's hype -- and will steer clear of its stock. The CGM Capital Management strategist joined "Closing Bell" to tell CNBC's Erin Burnett and David Faber why investors may be disappointed when Blackstone takes its private-equity business public.
Former U.S. Sen. John Breaux, D-La., now co-chairman of the Energy Initiative, a coalition of 30 energy producing and consuming organizations, told CNBC’s “Street Signs” that a mix of traditional and renewable energy supplies will be needed to meet the nation’s future needs.
Christopher Errico, a financial adviser for Morgan Stanley Global Wealth Management, told CNBC’s “Street Signs” that he likes energy pipeline partnerships, but not Real Estate Investment Trusts.
Michael Darda, chief economist at MKM Partners, told CNBC’s “Street Signs” that the current Beige Book is the “best of all worlds.”
Andrew Acheson, portfolio manager at Pioneer Independence Fund, told CNBC’s “Street Signs” that he expects the market to move higher despite concerns about the subprime loan market.
Ned Riley, chief executive officer of Riley Asset Management, told CNBC’s “Street Signs” that he believes a sluggish economy will boost stocks.
Outdoor fireplace sales are on fire, reported CNBC’s Jane Wells on “Street Signs.” They’re popping up everywhere, she said, even in the coldest climates of the Midwest and Northeast. “From the beginning, we realized if the outdoor is going to be an extension of the indoor, that a fireplace made perfect sense,” a homeowner told Wells.
Hugh Grant, chairman and chief executive of Monsanto, told CNBC’s “Street Signs” that he believes ethanol will be a “sustainable industry” that can thrive without governmental subsidies.
It goes without saying that Apple’s iPhone -- 18 days from its launch -- is one of the year’s most anticipated product launches. But when it hits the market on June 29, it will face lots of competition from rival smart phones -- many of which are already available. Sascha Segan, an analyst at PC Magazine, displayed several alternatives to the iPhone on “Power Lunch.”
Michael Morris, chairman of Business Roundtable’s Energy Taskforce and chairman and CEO of American Electric Power, told CNBC’s “Street Signs” that a world-wide plan is needed to attack global warming.
This is definitely not the time to buy Apple stock, according to Marketwatch Columnist John Dvorak. As for selling, there still may be some upside to the stock, so waiting is a good idea, Richard Parower of the Seligman Global Technology Fund said.
Premier Exhibitions is the place to invest, says Mark Sellers, Managing Partner at Sellers Capital. With the help of its exclusive rights to all artifacts from the wreck of the Titanic, Premier Exhibitions is up more than 200% over the past year and is still on the rise.
Tobias Levkovich, chief U.S. equity strategist for Citigroup, told CNBC’s “Street Signs” that he believes the Dow Jones Industrial Average will hit 15,500 within the next 12 months, and the S&P 500 will rise to 1725.
Steven Cohn, founder of BuyYourFriendADrink.com, started his business with an “aha” moment: One afternoon, Cohn’s friend called with great news: “I wanted to take him out to celebrate, but he was in Texas… So, when I hung up the phone, I wrote up the business plan.” That’s how the interactive Web site came about, he told CNBC's Erin Burnett on "Street Signs."
Is Google's new Street View feature violating the U.S. Constitution? Taking up the issue on "Street Signs" were Edward Jurkevics, Internet mapping and imagery consultant for Chesapeake Analytics, and John Gapper, chief business commentator at the Financial Times.
U.S. crude oil prices slid as much as 4% Tuesday; and gasoline followed suit. Is the bull market winding down? Stephen Schork, editor of The Schork Report, and Eric Bolling, independent oil trader and CNBC contributor, told "Street Signs" viewers that it "could be the beginning of the end" -- but they don't recommend getting out of the market just yet.
Junk-debt issuance is up 27% over 2006, and investment-grade credit slid 14%, according to Lehman Brothers. Is a junk-bond bubble in the making? Dan Fuss, vice chairman at Loomis Sayles, and Jack Malvey, chief global fixed income strategist at Lehman Brothers, agree that a cycle is indeed coming to an end -- the question is how big the decline will be. The strategists joined "Street Signs" to offer their views -- and to reassure viewers that the "crash" might not be as bad as some fear.