In these volatile times, should you be investing in commodities? “Morning Call” took a look at both sides of the issue earlier today, with James Cordier, president and head trader at Liberty Trading Group, and Darin Newsom, senior analyst at DTN.
Gas prices are on the rise again--the average retail gasoline price recently jumped twenty cents to $2.55 a gallon. A panel of experts joined Bill Griffeth on "Power Lunch" to talk about rising prices--and the factors leading to increases.
In this market, how would you invest a million dollars? That’s what CNBC.com wanted to know, and here are some of your answers:
Investors want straight talk from their CEOs, and a chief exec can't get much more direct than saying their company's business outlook "sucks." Speaking at an investor conference in New York Wednesday, the CEO of homebuilder D.R. Horton, Donald Tomnitz, said this 2007 -- all 12 months of it -- is "going to suck." Today on "Power Lunch," CNBC's Diana Olick took a closer look at CEO straight talk -- and how Donald Tomnitz may not be one-of-a-kind, even among homebuilder chief execs.
This afternoon-- Sirius Satellite Radio CEO Mel Karmazin will be on Capitol Hill pushing for a merger with rival XM. Should the government approve the proposed merger between Sirius and XM or would it kill any competition? Skeptics say it is unlikely to benefit consumers or investors but the biggest obstacle will be antitrust regulations.
What do you do if you are a corporate or political leader and your predecessor continues to gain media attention after retirement? Former Fed Chief Alan Greenspan has been sharing the spotlight with Ben Bernanke, who’s been chairman for more than a year. Once retired, should they just walk away quietly?
Mort Zuckerman is not only the owner of U.S. News and World Report and the Daily News, he is also a major player in the business world as chairman of Boston Properties. He's also one of the savviest and most successful real estate magnates around. Zuckerman spoke with...
Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan says that the U.S. has a ‘one-third probability’ of falling into a recession this year. Greenspan’s outlook contrasts that of his successor, Ben Bernanke, who believes that inflation is a bigger problem for the economy..so who's right?
Once a sure-fire safe buy, gold now confounds many market watchers. The precious metal is at a six-week low and has extended last week’s slide. Are these low prices a buying opportunity or a red flag? George Gero, vice president of Global Futures at RBC Capital Markets, and Jon Nadler, analyst with Kitco Bullion Dealers, appeared on "Morning Call" to debate whether gold has lost its safe-haven status.
Is now a good time for investors to rethink their international strategies? John Praveen, Chief Investment Strategist at Prudential International Advisors and Reiner Triltsch, head manager of the U.S. Trust Excelsior Funds, joined "Street Sign’s" Erin Burnett this afternoon to take a closer look at current investment opportunities abroad.