LONDON, July 26- Hedge funds and other money managers have begun to amass another large short position in futures and options contracts linked to the price of crude oil. Hedge funds increased their short positions in NYMEX WTI futures and options from 53 million barrels on May 31 to 141 million barrels on July 19, anticipating a further drop in prices. » Read More
The dollar is up; commodities and oil prices are down -- but for how long? Boris Schlossberg, Kevin Ferry and Kevin Kerr gave CNBC their insights into currencies, energy and the markets.
Morgan Keegan's Brad Stephens isn't waiting for the upcoming wave of retailers' earnings to pick his favorite stocks in the sector, but he cautions investors that they might be overpriced -- for the time being.
Brace yourself. Here come the retailers' earnings. With back-to-school sales reportedly lackluster this year, who looks good to the people who look at retail stocks?
The strength of the U.S. dollar might only be sustained until the end of this week, says Jim Vrondas, manager of corporate business at OzForex.
Christopher Zook is very suspicious of this summer's stock-market rally. The chairman and chief investment officer of CAZ Investments thinks it's time to get back into energy stocks, which have been taking a beating recently.
Where are the market leaders now? Eugene Peroni of Advisors Asset Management and Peter Andersen of Congress Asset Management gave CNBC their insights -- and a few favorite stocks.
Stocks finished with modest gains as oil dropped modestly, continuing their almost-perfect inverse relationship on a day that also saw the further resurgence of the dollar and solid gains in technology.
From Russia, with..? Tobias Levkovich, chief U.S. equity strategist at Citigroup, and John Connor, portfolio manager of the Third Millennium Russia Fund, discuss the armed conflict with Georgia -- and whether your investments are safe in Vladimir Putin's nation.
Four-star fund manager Nicholas Kaiser says growth is the secret ingredient in a successful portfolio.
MKM Partners' Katie Stockton says the charts can point investors toward counter-intuitive moves: For example, her first pick mixes real estate with tech...
The Russian rouble and share indexes rebounded on Monday from a severe drop earlier in the day, boosted by President Dmitry Medvedev's statement the military conflict with Georgia might be nearing its end.
"If I had only known..." Now, you do: Morningstar's Michael Tian has a list of innovative companies selling at bargain prices right now.
Stock index futures pointed to a lower start for the week on Wall Street as oil prices climbed on fears of the affects on energy markets of the war between Russia and Georgia over the South Ossetia region.
Jon Hilsenrath, money and investing news editor at The Wall Street Journal, offered CNBC his weekly "Five for Five": the five stocks investors must watch this week.
After Wall Street's best week in a long time, Bob Doll, BlackRock vice chairman and CIO of global equities, calls the U.S. "the best house in a bad neighborhood."
Investors looking to cash in on water should look to opportunities in the "total water cycle," where companies look to address the global imbalances of the natural resource, Rainer Ottemann, head of fund sales for Germany and Austria at KBC Bank Deutschland, said Monday.
Just the potential for a U.S. recovery will bring "enormous" amounts of under-invested cash back into the stock market, the head of an investment group said.
Airline stocks are not the only ones thriving as oil prices continue to fall. Analyst Lee Klaskow of Longbow Research suggests it may be time for investors to climb back into the cabs of trucks.
Mark Travis is going to Starbucks. The CEO of Intrepid Capital Funds says it's probably time to take advantage of the coffee titan's recent misfortunes.
David Pearl of Epoch Investment Partners and David Moon of Moon Capital Management offered CNBC their insights. (Part 1: Medical Services)