The Buzz

12:25pm: Slowing growth for the Asian giant is still by U.S. standards. These top picks shouldn't burn you. More
May 23: With investors scared about worst-case scenarios in Europe, dividend stocks look like the safest place to be. More
May 21: That may be a stretch. But as Facebook fizzles, Yahoo has $7.1 billion coming from Alibaba as new CEO Levinsohn inks deal to sell Asian assets. But analysts are unimpressed. More
May 18: Facebook is a phenomenal company but it's way overvalued compared to most other tech blue chips. More
May 17: Although nearly 80% of Facebook's users live outside the U.S., experts say there is no IPO frenzy beyond the 50 states. More
May 16: The Buzz: The jury is still out on whether Greece will leave the euro and what that would mean. But even if it's not 2008 again, investors may be underestimating the potential pain ahead. More
May 15: Why are so many investors clamoring for a risky IPO while many pros are fleeing stocks and seeking safety in bonds? More
May 14: Remember when gold was supposed to be a great investment in times of fear? That's no longer the case. More
May 14: Want to play the financial rebound but still don't trust the big banks? Focus on regional lenders. More
May 11: If JPMorgan Chase is supposed to be the 'smartest' of Wall Street financial firms, then investors should shun them all. More
May 9: Shares of Digital Domain, the tech firm behind the Tupac 'reunion' that's got music fans excited, have surged in recent weeks. But the company is still losing money. More
May 8: The currency has fallen from its highs from earlier this year but it has still held up well despite many negative headlines. More
May 7: The smartphone maker's stock continues its free fall. And analysts think RIM may not have hit bottom just yet. More
May 4: Slowing growth, a reliance on ads and growing competition make a $100 billion market value a stretch for Facebook. More
May 3: The coffee company has lost nearly half its market value in a day. But some investors still think the worst is yet to come. More
May 3: Think prosperity is right around the corner? Look beyond blue chips for a bigger potential gain. More
May 2: The U.S. job market is losing steam and everybody hates Congress' approach to the deficit. But investors keep plowing into Treasuries because the U.S. isn't Europe. More
May 1: Sirius XM is not without risks. But the company is at long last profitable and its valuation isn't that stratospherically high. More
Apr 27: The U.S. economy is slumping. Europe is a mess. China is slowing down. Does this sound familiar? Stocks have rallied hard in 2012. But little has changed from last year. More
Apr 26: The media mogul is a polarizing figure because of his political views. But Wall Street doesn't care about the hacking scandal plaguing Rupert Murdoch and News Corp. More
Apr 25: People who doubted Apple ahead of its latest earnings seemed to forget there are many markets besides the U.S. More
Apr 24: After an explosive surge in stocks during the first quarter, company executives appear to be cashing in on the rally. More
Apr 23: American firms with a big presence in Europe are reporting significant challenges on the continent. That's not good. More
Apr 20: By rabbit, I mean profits. Netflix shares have bounced back this year. But the company is expected to post big losses. More
Apr 19: Investors remain nervous about stocks as macroeconomic concerns trump healthy earnings and decent guidance. More
Apr 18: Strong earnings from CSX -- despite a dip in coal shipments -- may signal that the U.S. economic recovery is still on track. More
Apr 16: China is letting its currency trade more freely and buying U.S. debt. It may not keep doing much of the latter. More
Apr 13: China's slowdown, disappointing earnings and a sluggish U.S. economy weigh on stocks as April's slump continues. More
Apr 12: Can anything slow down the coffee king? Maybe a slowing economy. But it would be unwise to bet against Starbucks. More
Apr 11: The search king is by no means struggling. But Google is no longer hot -- especially when compared to Apple and soon-to-be-public Facebook. More
Apr 10: The online travel agency's stock is up more than 60% this year and near an an eye-popping 52-week high of $775. But it may not crash and burn like William Shatner's Negotiator. More
Apr 9: Long-term bond yields near 2% again as investors worry about the economy and flock to relative safety of Treasuries. More
Apr 6: Fed must evaluate a lot of data and not jump to conclusions that weak March jobs report means the recovery is over. More
Apr 5: Stocks are off to a tough start in the second quarter. Is it the beginning of a correction? Perhaps. But it may not last long. More
Apr 3: Don't let a good crisis go to waste. Start sifting through Europe's discount bin for investment deals now. More
Mar 29: Chinese stocks have pulled back sharply on concerns that China's economy may wind up having a harder landing. More
Mar 28: Regardless of what the justices decide about Obama's health care reform law, experts say insurers should be fine. More
Mar 27: Verizon is one of a few Dow stocks down in 2012. Some say it's because investors want more risk. But AT&T is higher. More
Mar 26: With Treasury yields rising and Operation Twist ending soon, some fear this could be a year for bonds like the one when Travolta showed off his Twist moves in 'Pulp Fiction.' More
Mar 23: The cult fave returns Sunday. Will that boost the cable network's fortunes? Or is 'Mad Men, producer Lions Gate, already riding high on 'The Hunger Games,' a better bet? More
Mar 21: Meg Whitman shook things up by merging printers and PCs. But investors aren't happy: HP is 2012's worst Dow stock. More
Mar 20: A popular ETF for homebuilders may be giving false signals about housing. That's because the fund owns many retailers and multinational consumer products companies. More
Mar 19: Can we please bury the tired argument that dividends are a sign of mature companies with nothing better to do? More
Mar 16: Mining stocks rise on rumors that Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway may buy a coal company. Don't believe it. More
Mar 15: The days of Pepsi being more attractive than Coke are long gone. That has some pushing for a Frito-Lay spin-off. More
Mar 14: Stress test results were mostly good. Oops, Citigroup. But investors still must be wary. Not all banks are created equal. More
Mar 13: Of course the stock can't keep rising at this rate forever. But amazingly enough, Apple still looks like a bargain. More
Mar 12: The greenback has enjoyed a nice run lately. Hopefully the Fed doesn't screw it up with more quantitative easing. More
Mar 11: The Japanese stock market and economy are slowly recovering from the March 11, 2011 disaster. More
Mar 9: Enough with the talk of QE3, more Twist or 'sterilized' bond purchases. Economy doesn't need more help from the Fed. More
Mar 8: The Japanese stock market and economy are slowly recovering from the March 11, 2011 disaster. More
Mar 7: Don't succumb to stock price sticker shock. Companies trading above $100 -- such as Apple, IBM and Caterpillar -- may still be good bargains. More
Mar 6: Semiconductor stocks have led market lower. That may be a bad short-term sign but not a reason for full-blown panic. More
Mar 5: BP puts one legal headache behind it with a $7.8 billion settlement tied to the 2010 Gulf oil spill. But it still faces a potentially big fine from the government. More
Mar 2: The Buzz: For all the talk of a trading slowdown, you wouldn't know investment banks were hurting by looking at their stocks. More
Mar 1: Precious metals plunged Wednesday after the Fed chairman hinted at no QE3. But gold has already bounced back. More
Mar 1: Don't fixate on stocks that are all the rage. Look for cheaper alternatives that also stand to gain. More
Feb 29: The euro has quietly enjoyed a solid rebound in the past few weeks vs. the dollar. But it's unlikely to last for much longer. More
Feb 28: Forget about that whole primary thing, Detroit's auto stocks are surging this year. But will $4 gas kill the rally? More
Feb 17: Shares of Microsoft, Cisco, Dell, HP and Intel are hot this year, proving there's more to tech than Apple and Facebook. More
Feb 16: The 2012 surge has been led by many speculative stocks. A healthy pause is needed -- and nothing to worry about. More
Feb 15: With China said to be considering more euro-centric purchases, will it continue to cut back its Treasury holdings? More
Feb 14: Apple's stock price may generate sticker shock. But it's still a bargain. A LOT has to go wrong to derail earnings growth. More
Feb 13: The Internet search leader in China trades at a big premium to Google. But it may be unwise to bet against Baidu. More
Feb 10: Stocks in Brazil, China and India are surging on hopes of big interest rate cuts. Can the emerging markets rally continue? More
Feb 9: The $26 billion foreclosure settlement is probably priced into earnings estimates for BofA, Citi, Chase and Wells. More
Feb 8: There's a new rumor about Greece every day (or minute) but one thing is clear. The Greek stock surge may be short-lived. More
Feb 7: Coca-Cola and KFC owner Yum! Brands reported strong growth from China. But industrial firm Emerson hinted at a weakening housing market. More
Feb 6: Yes, some tech stocks are overvalued. But even with the Nasdaq at an 11-year high, tech blue chips are still bargains. More
Feb 3: Stronger-than-expected jobs report shows Fed doesn't need to do more bond buying. It may even raise rates before 2014. More
Feb 2: The social network's IPO filing showed impressive growth. But Facebook shouldn't trade at a bubble-era valuation. More
Feb 1: The market is off to its best start in 15 years. Is January rally a sign of better things to come or more evidence of volatility? More
Jan 31: Economists think job gains slowed in January. 2012 may be better than 2011, but the unemployment rate will remain high. More
Jan 30: The euro has rebounded recently. But experts say the rally may be short-lived as debt problems haven't gone away. More
Jan 27: Eastman Kodak spun off its chemical division in 1993. Kodak is now bankrupt but Eastman Chemical is thriving. Oops. More
Jan 26: The economy isn't completely healthy. But with signs of recovery, should the Fed keep rates near zero until 2014? More
Jan 25: ... everybody. Apple's cash hoard has nearly doubled since fiscal 2010. $64 billion is overseas. But shouldn't Apple use some of it for productive purposes? More
Jan 24: Treasury yields are still low. But unless politicians finally take the deficit seriously after the election, rates could spike. More
Jan 23: With stocks off to such a hot start, it's a bit surprising gold is doing so well again too. Here's why they are both up big. More
Jan 20: Momentum stocks are back and the economy is improving. But defensive food and beverage stocks continue to do well. More
Jan 19: Job market is improving. Inflation? Not a problem. Banks are healthier. The economy isn't great yet but it's getting there. More
Jan 18: Traders are chattering a lot about takeover talk so far this year. But smart investors must be wary of all the scuttlebutt. More
Jan 17: Bad news? So what? Let's rally! Stocks up despite China slowdown, poor bank results and Europe downgrade. Huh? More
Jan 12: It's looking increasingly bleak for the famous retailer. Can the owner of Sears, Kmart and Lands End avoid a 'death spiral?' More
Jan 11: Henry Paulson led the government takeover of the mortgage agencies in 2008. There's still no plan to reform them. More
Jan 10: Investors and economists bet China's economy won't slow too dramatically. They're probably right. They better be. More
Jan 9: As CEO Steve Ballmer prepares to give his last CES speech, investors have fallen in love with Microsoft stock again. More
Jan 6: Plenty to cheer in latest employment figures, but market yawned. Why? Recovery is slow. And Europe is still Europe. More
Jan 5: The market should enjoy another quarter of double-digit profit gains. But estimates are falling fast and much of the growth is due to a quirk with the expected results from AIG. More
Jan 4: The greenback is only strong because the euro is weak. Low interest rates in the U.S. and Europe make them both flyweights. More
Jan 3: Bank of America and other financial stock losers of 2011 kicked off the year with a big rally. It probably won't last. More
Dec 23: Shares of the company that would own the planned Keystone XL pipeline may get a lift if the project is approved. More
Dec 22: Dow components with biggest dividends last year trounced the market in 2011. Will dogs have their day again in 2012? More
Dec 21: Research in Motion may be vulnerable to a buyout. but there's a difference between mulling a bid and making one. More
Dec 20: Market experts are confident a downgrade of France is already priced into stocks and bonds. What if they're wrong? More
Dec 19: The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il may not spook investors as much as Europe's debt crisis. But it's a reminder that the global economy and markets are fragile. More
Dec 16: After the latest Research in Motion disaster, many investors think a sale of the company is the only chance for salvation. More
Dec 15: Stocks are down in December on Europe fears. But it's the most wonderful time of the year for fixed-income investors. More
Dec 14: There is a mad rush to go public this week, with 11 offerings on tap. Does this bode well for IPOs (Facebook?) in 2012? More
Dec 13: Interest rates are low and not likely to budge. Income investors need to buy quality stocks instead of Treasuries. More
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