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Today was a triumph of the technicals over the technological. Today was a day we touched the Dow 8,000 level -- down 20% from where Cramer last said to sell. When you hit that level, you catch buys. If you're using Cramer's strategy of buying stocks with bountiful dividends like CAT at 4.5% or Nucor at 4%, you caught a great price earlier in the day. Now you should be done buying and, as the high-yielders rally, it's time to start the selling. You can't buy again until the stock takes out your last low price and the yield's even bigger. That's the only strategy that's worked consistently in this crazy market -- stocks that bounce most have the biggest yields.
On a week where the US closed the chapter on a historic election, the markets rallied on Friday, up almost 2.5% or greater, however, all the major indices finished the week down about 4%.
The S&P 500 had its fourth worst 2-day loss in history today, losing over 100 points since Election Day.
Senator Barack Obama is now the President-Elect of the USA and one day later, the markets are down over 3%. Is this typical?
Democrats hope to solidify their thin leadership in the Senate. What do the Intrade markets show as the likelihood of a 60 seat or greater majority for the Dems? (www.intrade.com)
As we close in on the presidential election, most polls are showing Obama in the lead, as McCain still fights for the upset win. What do the Intrade markets show? www.intrade.com)
Stocks pulled off a second straight day of gains, capping the market's worst month in a decade.
For the first time in history,the Dow, S&P 500, and NASDAQ finished the week up over 10%. Despite the gains this week, all major indices ended the month sharply lower.
U.S. stocks advanced Friday afternoon as investors shrugged off the worst drop in consumer sentiment on record and the first drop in personal spending in two years, putting the market on track to end this mad month on a high note.
U.S. stocks turned mixed Friday after one report showed consumer sentiment held steady this month and another showed personal spending fell for the first time in two years.
Wall Street looked poised for a lower open Friday, tracking European stocks down, and after a report showed a decline in personal spending.
U.S. stocks had another wild swing in the final 15 minutes of trading that pumped up the Dow from a gain of about 50 points to nearly 200 points as traders largely shrugged off this morning's GDP report that showed the economy is shrinking.
U.S. stocks joined in the global rally Thursday despite this morning's report that the economy is shrinking.
We have seen some amazing swings in the Dow over the past month but is there a pattern here?
Stocks jumped at the opening bell following better-than-expected reports on GDP and jobless claims even though the GDP reading indicated that the economy is likely in a recession.
Stocks got a bump from better-than-expected reports on GDP and jobless claims even though the GDP reading indicated that the economy is likely in a recession.
If you blinked in the final minutes of trading today, you probably got the story wrong. The final hour of trading has become known for its wild swings, but outdid itself this time: After being up about 250 points at 3:54 p.m., those gains evaporated and the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended down 74.16, or 0.8 percent, at 8990.96.
Stocks pared gains Wednesday after the Federal Reserve opted to cut a key interest rate by half a percentage point.
Stocks turned mixed Wednesday as the market waits for the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates.