Investing Investment Strategy

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    Losing patience can cost a lot of money. Yes, the Market can be frustrating, especially when there is a lot of uncertainty. Unfortunately, impatience can lead to losses and cause traders to behave in ways that kill a portfolio.

  • Maria plays of a financial journalist in the movie (which is who she is in real life and a darn good one!!!). Denzel Washington is watching Maria report about the markets and why the stocks on Wall Street are falling because of John Travolta’s actions.

  • The Dow eked out a gain Friday, bumping it into positive territory for the year, as Bank of America shares  rallied. But techs, energy and commodities retreated as crude oil dropped to around $72 a barrel.

  • Being in the financial news business for the last 20 years, I certainly know how much information is available out there. I also know it can be overwhelming for investors to make heads or tails of it all. That’s why you need a plan before you dive in. You have to be able to quickly and decisively separate the real news from what I call “the noise.”

  • If you talk with 10 different advisors, they’ll all have their own opinion as to what the best way to invest for retirement is.  Some prefer actively managed investments.  Some prefer passively managed investments.  Some like to trade daily while other advisors like me prefer a combination of actively and passively managed investments.  The point is, you need to do some homework and figure out what strategy resonates with you.

  • Stocks opened lower Friday as crude oil dropped below $71 a barrel and banks dragged after Bank of America lowered its outlook for the sector.

  • Is this the inflection point? For weeks there has been a simple trade going on which has made a lot of money for the participants: go long commodity and techs, and short bonds and the dollar.

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    Floor trading resumed at the New York Stock Exchange after a computer glitch knocked out trading in 242 stocks around midday.

  • Going forward, we need to think about the reflation trade, said Art Hogan, managing director at Jeffries.

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    "There's a lot of good news in this area for investors," says one market pro about the picture for master limited partnerships involving oil and gas.

  • Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened lower on Friday as crude oil dropped below $71 a barrel and banks dragged after Bank of America lowered its outlook for the sector. Export prices rose 0.6 percent in May, while import prices jumped 1.4 percent, mostly due to a surge in gasoline prices. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • All week we were waiting for the official word that BlackRock would buy Barclay’s, BGI (Barclays Global Investors). They finally sealed the deal on Thursday evening.

  • After Thursday's strong 30-year Treasury auction, Friday saw reports of rising consumer confidence. What does this mean for the stock market?  Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered CNBC his insights.

  • Although the Dow closed at its highest level since January 6th, Tony Dwyer, equity market strategist with FTN Equity Capital Markets, isn't convinced a recovery is imminent. But for David Kelly, chief market strategist with JPMorgan Funds, it's a sign the "economic fog" is starting to clear.

  • Expect more energy price volatility price ahead, said Mark Waggoner, president of Excel Futures, and Rachel Ziemba, analyst at RGE Monitor.

  • Market momentum is slowing but it’s clearly still upward, said John Wilson, chief technical strategist at Morgan Keegan.

  • Stocks opened lower Friday as crude oil dropped below $71 a barrel and banks dragged after Bank of America lowered its outlook for the sector.

  • New highs brings little excitement. The S&P 500 and the NASDAQ are sitting at highs for the year, but why doesn't it feel like it? Is it the light volume, the low volatility?

  • Futures pointed to a negative open for Wall Street Friday as crude oil dropped below $71 a barrel and banks dragged after Bank of America lowered its outlook for the sector.

  • Affiliated Computer Services is drawing upside options activity after announcing a spate of new business initiatives announced in recent weeks.