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U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson may say the fundamentals of the economy are sound, but Cramer isn't buying it.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.
Recent market turmoil only warrants a change in interest rates by the U.S. central bank if it hits the outlook for inflation or growth, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker said on Tuesday, noting that price pressures remain a worry.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd told CNBC he asked the Bush administration to lift the portfolio caps on housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson expressed reluctance to do so.
The U.S. Federal Reserve took several more steps Tuesday to add to the liquidity of the banking system.
Stock traders will be looking over their shoulders at the credit markets as a furious flight to quality into Treasuries keeps the pressure on stocks prices. For now, stock futures are higher and look set for a firmer opening.
Senate Banking Chairman Christopher Dodd told CNBC he believes the Federal Reserve was lax in its responsibilities by not preventing the surge of subprime mortgage loans. Dodd also said he will meet with Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on Tuesday morning.
Beneath a fairly quiet August day with unexceptional volume, the markets continued to reveal an underlying nervousness.
Thornburg Mortgage's president Larry Goldstone told CNBC Monday that there is still a crisis of investor confidence in the mortgage market but that the residential mortgage lender expects to be profitable.
Wall Street is set for a higher open after world stock markets rebounded in a Fed-inspired relief rally. Tokyo stocks were up 3%, the biggest gain in more than a year, in its first trading day since the Fed move. European stock markets, up sharply Friday, continue to rise this morning.
Global investors will likely remain wary this week as uncertainty about the credit crisis persists, even after the U.S. Federal Reserve in a rare move on Friday slashed the rate it charges banks on loans and encouraged more borrowing.
Cramer was right: In order to save the market from a devastating credit crunch, Bernanke and company had to cut the discount rate. Today, that is what happened.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.
Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) joined CNBC's Larry Kudlow on "Kudlow & Co." to discuss the economic strategy he would pursue if he were elected America's commander-in-chief in 2008.
One question about market turbulence that I'll be watching is its effect on the 2008 presidential race. It's not clear the disruptions will prove long lasting, much less lead to an economic recession. If it proves a short-term blip, the effects will be negligible.
Stocks closed the week lower as credit market concerns had investors running for safety but a reversal of misfortune late in the week cut losses significantly.
An extraordinary number of rumors are floating around this afternoon...this time about additional actions the Fed may take late today or over the weekend.
The Federal Reserve approved a half-percentage point cut in its discount rate on loans to banks Friday, a dramatic move designed to stabilize financial markets roiled by a widening credit crisis.
The U.S. Federal Reserve Friday it cut by a half point the primary discount rate, which governs direct loans from the Fed to banks.
The U.S. Federal Reserve said on Friday it added $6 billion of temporary reserves to the banking system through 3-day repurchase agreements.
The following is the text of two statements issued by the U.S. Federal Reserve on Friday: "Financial market conditions have deteriorated, and tighter credit conditions and increased uncertainty have the potential to restrain economic growth going forward."
Countrywide Financial provided further details on the $11.5 billion it drew down to improve its liquidity, a Friday regulatory filing showed.