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  • Pfizer and High Yielding Healthcare Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 1:04 PM ET

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • S&P 500: Will It Have A Santa Claus Rally This Year? Friday, 21 Dec 2007 | 3:19 PM ET

    Our friends at "Fast Money" earlier this week lamented that the Grinch stole the S&P 500's 2007 gains, so we stole their chart and have it here to show you. But seriously, we want to know what you think. Will there be a Santa rally before year end? Or will the S&P hold on to or even lose its current anemic gain?

  • Mad Mail: Still on Track for Dow 14,500? Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 10:40 AM ET

    Also, viewer questions on E*TRADE, Foster Wheeler, the nuclear power industry and crude oil.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.

  • What Do The Charts Tell Us? Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 11:42 AM ET

    Louise Yamada, an influential chart technician, joined the panel to focus on the technical aspects of Friday’s sell-off and what it could signal.

  • Dow Roars To New Record Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | 9:22 PM ET

    Credit crunch- we hardly knew ya. The Dow Jones Industrial Average muscled back to a new high, surpassing the record set in July before bad loans in the housing market rocked Wall Street banks and hedge funds. Are stock investors delusional or are we really out of the woods?

  • Cramer: Why Dow 14,000 Is Different This Time Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | 6:54 PM ET

    Despite such a terrible August in the market, Cramer never wavered from his year-end target. He isn’t going to now, either. 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.

  • Will October Spook the Market? Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | 1:58 PM ET

    October's normally the month to fear on Wall Street, but it'll be hard to top the scary volatility of the summer. A hefty economic calendar, the start of corporate earnings season, news from the mired housing market, and the continuing unwinding of the credit crunch will keep market volatility high this coming month.

  • Game Plan: Dow to 14,500 Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | 11:02 AM ET

    Cramer is still confident the index will reach his year-end target. Here are the leaders that will get it there.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.

  • Dow Arrows Toward Cramer’s Target Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 8:44 PM ET

    Two key events should put the index back on track to 14,548.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.