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A quarter-point cut wasn't enough, he says. So what happens now?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.
U.S. Treasurys surged Tuesday, fueled largely by a sell off in stocks after the Federal Reserve cut benchmark lending rates by a quarter percentage point, disappointing equity investors who had hoped for a larger move.
The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to lower its target for the federal funds rate 25 basis points to 4-1/4 percent.
As we all eagerly await the Fed decision at 2 pm today, I want to just clarify what exactly a rate cut will and will not affect. It’s pretty well accepted now that the Fed will lower its key short-term interest rate (“the Fed Funds rate”) by probably a quarter point, maybe a half, but that’s the outside bet. So what exactly does that do to residential mortgage rates?
Financial markets expect the Fed to trim interest rates a quarter point this afternoon, but many investors are hoping for a half-point cut.
A quarter-point cut in the Fed Funds rate may not be enough for the markets. Admittedly, much will depend on the wording, and aggressive commentary that the Fed will cut as needed to deal with the credit crisis will no doubt help. But those calling for more aggressive action clearly have seized some of the rhetorical high ground.
The U.S. economy is in the danger zone and one good shock could send it into recession next year, according to Global Insights, which released its top 10 predictions for 2008 Tuesday.The Boston-based forecasting company said GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2007 and first half of 2008 is expected to be very weak, and will make the United States extremely vulnerable.
Small business confidence in the U.S. economy tumbled for the second straight month in November because of worries that economic growth will slow, a survey released on Tuesday showed.
Wall Street widely expects the Fed to cut interest rates Tuesday. Here are some of the factors policymakers will be considering
The global hiring outlook for the first quarter of 2008 remains healthy despite a slightly softer jobs forecast for the United States, a quarterly survey by Manpower Inc, one of the world's largest employment services companies, showed Tuesday.
China's factory gate prices jumped 4.6 percent in the year to November, overshooting forecasts by a wide margin and fueling concern that inflation could pose a stiffer challenge than many anticipated.
The two negative market trends are feeding on each other and creating double trouble for US consumers and the economy.
U.S. Treasury debt prices eased Monday after a surprise increase in pending home sales and news that a troubled bond insurer raised new capital removed some of the recent flight-to-safety bid.
I’m not saying that the Realtors are living in la-la land. They have a job to do. They have to sell houses for a living, and therefore it is in their best interests to put the most positive spin they can on the data they offer. I do, unlike some, believe their data, and I don’t think they futz with the numbers to their advantage.
The Dec. 4 meeting is just too hard to call. Better to take a pass.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.
A lot has changed since the Federal Reserve hinted two months ago that it might be finished cutting interest rates for a while.
Japanese core machinery orders rose more than expected in October, suggesting Japanese corporate activity remained resilient in the face of concerns over turmoil in global financial markets.
Friday’s better-than-expected jobs report could discourage the Fed from making deep cuts next week. How low will they go or will they even cut at all?
The markets may well sit quietly ahead of the Fed's rate decision Tuesday, but after that be prepared for more rock and roll.
Stocks closed little-changed despite of a sharp drop in oil prices that boosted shares of big manufacturers such as Boeing.