Impact 2012


  • Great Time for 'Grave Dancers': KKR, Schwab
    By: Jeff Cox
    Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 1:12 PM ET

    With the U.S. in political and fiscal turmoil, Europe in recession and global growth slowing, now would be an easy time for investors to cash out and wait until things clear up.  That's just what some are counting on.

  • Economic Recovery Lifting Small-Cap Stocks: Strategist Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 11:56 AM ET

    "The fundamentals of the U.S. economy are improving, and we're about the only major economy you can say that about," said Rich Bernstein of Richard Bernstein Advisors.

  • It's a 'Good Time' to Invest: KKR's Roberts Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 4:21 PM ET

    Times of uncertainty are the best times to find investment opportunities, George Roberts, co-CEO of private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Wednesday.

  • Mid-Caps Hold 'Pockets of Strength': Pro
    By: Jeff Cox
    Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 4:21 PM ET

    Daunting problems like Washington's fiscal crisis, slowing global economies and the meager growth in the U.S. all mask opportunities that clever buyers can find, one pro says.

  • "If there's a bubble part of the market it's there's way too much money flowing into high-yield. Some of the deals being priced into the market are becoming too aggressive," one fixed income pro said.

  • Could Housing Be the Antidote to the 'Fiscal Cliff'?
    By: Jeff Cox
    Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 10:41 AM ET

    At a time when most investment professionals are preoccupied with the fiscal peril in Washington, Liz Ann Sonders envisions an economic recovery that will be built, literally, with four walls.

  • 'Fiscal Cliff' Only the Beginning: Valliere
    By: Jeff Cox
    Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 5:54 AM ET

    America's battle with the vaunted "fiscal cliff" could be in its early innings as Washington legislators grope to find a political solution that widely followed analyst Greg Valliere sees likely to be only temporary.

  • Washington may be "dysfunctional," but it will reach a debt-reduction deal to solve the "fiscal cliff," Legg Mason Capital Management's chief investment strategist says.

  • For Innovation, Look to Artificial Intelligence, Robotics Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 12:42 PM ET

    Breakthroughs in these areas will drive technology in  the current decade the way the Internet and mobile technology did in the previous one, the X Prize's founder says.

  • Simpson, Bowles to Bring 'Cliff' Debate to 'Impact'
    By: Jeff Cox
    Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 12:59 PM ET

    The Charles Schwab Impact 2012 conference starts Tuesday in Chicago, but at least in part will take place under the shadow of the "fiscal cliff" negotiations in Washington.


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