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  • The major U.S. indexes were a mixed bag this week, all close to flat, while commodities continue their record setting pace, and the US dollar falls to new lows.

  • Dow Surges Again - Biggest Two-day Moves Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 11:50 AM ET

    The markets continue to rally after yesterday's huge gains.  As of 11:30, the Dow is up over 530 points in the past two days.  Here are the best two-day runs in history...

  • Beware the Ides of March - Not if the Markets Say So Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 5:20 PM ET

    Beware the Ides of March?  Not if the Markets say so.  With the markets soaring today, I looked up some of the biggest gains of all time.  Interestingly, the Dow and S&P have had their best days in points and percentage in mid-March.  Here are some stats on the biggest gains...

  • Dow's Biggest Opens Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 9:54 AM ET

    With the Fed adding $200 billion in cash to the credit markets, the Dow surged on the open.  Here are the biggest opens of all time.

  • Market performance for the leap year month of February in negative territory for the Dow, S&P, NASDAQ in stark contrast to white hot commodities.  In February alone, Palladium is up almost 45%, Platinum is up almost 26%, and soy oil is up close to 27%.

  • Leap Day and the Markets Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | 8:40 AM ET

    Since the start of the Dow in 1896, there have only been 19 Leap Years with February 29 falling on a weekday including today.  The last occurrence was eight years ago in 2000.  Here's how the markets performed on this rare day...

  • Dow has 20th Triple Digit Move of the Year Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 4:07 PM ET
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    The Dow closed with a triple digit loss today, the 20th plus/minus 100+ point move of the year.  That's 20 moves in 31 sessions. 

  • Will the Markets Show Some Love on Valentine's? Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 8:46 AM ET

    Historically, the major market indices have been flat on Feb 14.  Will today be different?  Here are the best and worst V-day's on Wall Street...

  • Pfizer and High Yielding Healthcare Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 1:04 PM ET
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    With a 5.6% dividend yield, Pfizer is currently the highest yielding stock in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and ranks 20th in yield on the S&P 500.  As a point of comparison, 30 Yr treasuries and the Lehman Aggregate Bond Index are yielding about 4.5%.  The Lehman Corporate Bond Index is yielding 5.55%. So is it the time to buy PFE?

  • SI Swimsuit Issue - Do Blondes Have More Fun? Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 2:33 PM ET
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    On a whim and based on Darren Rovell's interview with Sports Illustrated Covergirl Marisa Miller, I did a quick scan on how the Dow and S&P performed in years that the SI Swimsuit Issue cover featured a blonde versus a brunette.  You won't believe what I found...

  • Destroying the Dow? Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | 6:59 PM ET

    The changes announced Monday have Cramer baffled.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • DJIA Remix - Component tenure Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | 10:23 AM ET
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    Dow Jones announced two new Dow components today, the first change to this major market index since 2004.  Honeywell and Altria are out while Chevron and BofA are in.  See how long the remaining 28 components have held their positions...

  • Dow Adds Chevron, BofA, Drops Honeywell, Altria Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | 10:20 AM ET

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the most widely known barometer of the U.S. stock market, is making the first change in its lineup of 30 stocks in nearly four years, dropping Honeywell and Altria and adding Chevron and Bank of America.

  • Major Markets End the Week Down over 4% Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | 6:18 PM ET

    For the week ending Friday, February 08, 2008 all major US Indexes ended down over 4% driven by weak economic data, a contractionary ISM Services number - the worst since 2001, Fed Speak, and the ECB holding rates steady. 

  • Major Indices Down 4% Over 2 Days Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | 5:33 PM ET
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    After a big rally last week, the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ are down big over the past two days.  This is the first time since January 2003 that all three indices are simultaneously down over 3.5% in a two day period.

  • Super Bowl Market Stats - Big Blue and Big Scores Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 9:10 AM ET

    As Darren Rovell pointed out, the market historically has outperformed when an original NFL team wins the Super Bowl and lags when an orginal AFL team wins.    We decided to look at the market's performance of AFL / NFL teams as well as the current AFC / NFC split.  Either way you slice it you gotta say GO GIANTS!!!!!!!

  • Major Indices Set for Worst January in History Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 3:48 PM ET

    As we go into the last trading day of the month, the Nasdaq and S&P are already having their worst January in history.  The Dow is not far behind.  Here is how they stack up...

  • Nikkei Battered Since 2007 Peak, Dow More Resilient Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 3:10 PM ET
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    It looks like the Nikkei 225 has been beaten up the most since hitting its highs in July.  The Dow has weathered the storm better than most major global indices in both YTD and fall from its high in October.

  • Highest Yielding Stocks On The Dow Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 6:55 PM ET

    As the markets continue to swing up and down, some of the biggest names in the Dow Industrials  can be snapped up with fairly sizable yields.

  • Rally Led By Financials, Airline and Defense Stocks Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 | 4:41 PM ET

    Finally, an oversold rally; the Dow moved 225 points the last 90 minutes. It was the first close at the highs for the year; financials led, but beaten up groups like airlines also posted a nice rally. Defense stocks rallied as well.