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  • Digging Through the Dow Tuesday, 22 May 2007 | 7:48 PM ET

    People just don’t believe Cramer when he says he thinks the Dow Jones Industrial Average will see 14,548 by year’s end. That’s why all week he’s breaking down each component of the index to show the nonbelievers from where the next 1,000 points is coming. 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.

  • Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge: The Leaders Tuesday, 22 May 2007 | 2:30 PM ET

    So, who's leading the pack as the CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge heads into its final days (only four left)? Well, we have the up to date standings along with a video clip with the ins and outs. We also have the leaders of the Second Chance Showdown. This is for the contestants who didn't make it into the finals--but can win a Sony Home Theatre Entertainment system. The winner in each category will have to come up with the portfolio with the largest value.

  • Contest Stocks: GIGM In Big "Play" On Earnings Tuesday, 22 May 2007 | 10:58 AM ET

    Hey everyone, here's a look at the contest stock report. The biggest change appears to be GIGM which appears on the actives list for the first time--as part of the Chinese online gaming play betting on strong earnings before the bell Tuesday. Here you go:

  • Last Week of Finals: Stephen Lee Holds Top Spot Monday, 21 May 2007 | 9:15 AM ET

    Good morning everyone. Here's a look at the current standings on our finalist leaderboard--as we head into the last week of the contest. Steven Lee (pictured) holds onto first place--and he's taking a rather conservative approach by remaining all in cash and hoping that Serge Amelyan's all-in bet on Terra Industries doesn't pan out. Serge moves back into 2nd place from 4th on his Intuit trade up on strong earnings.

  • Contest Stocks: Acxiom Popular Winner Friday, 18 May 2007 | 12:00 PM ET

    Here's our contest stock report for both the finals and Second Chance Showdown. Acxiom proved to be a winner for several finalsts--and you can see why. It was up 18%. But those who had ADS did even better as that stock was up 24% on news of a merger. Weak earnings took a toll on the worst performing stocks--while the most active and widely held reamined the same.

  • Contest Stocks: CMGI Pulls Trifecta, But Not A "Winner" Thursday, 17 May 2007 | 12:17 PM ET

    Okay, we're slowly but surely posting the most recent information on the contest. Here's the stock report--for both the Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge and Second Chance Showdown. Earnings are still helping the best performers. One longtime favorite--CMGI--shows up on worst performer as well as most active and widely held. Maybe it's time has come and gone. Here ya go..

  • Dow Chemical is close to deal to build a $20 billion petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia, the Financial Times reported late Thursday.

  • Stop Trading! Friday, 4 May 2007 | 4:07 PM ET

    If Liz Claiborne is looking to reenergize its product line, Cramer has a suggestion. Plus, a chemicals pick to buy before it takes off.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.

  • Top Name Holds But "Footing" Is Shaky Friday, 4 May 2007 | 9:44 AM ET

    Good morning all. Shi Nisman and Serge Amelyan maintain the top two positions on the overall leaderboard. Shi Nisman is now all in cash, but Serge executes 2 transactions (one with a footwear company) that could propel him into the lead. Shi is in first with a total portfolio value of $4,727,507.23 up $119,026.20 from his gains on Sinopec Shanghai Petrochem up 2.52% on Thursday. Shi is now all-in cash.

  • Contest Stocks: Earnings Again Boost Winners Thursday, 3 May 2007 | 10:19 AM ET

    Here's a look at the stocks making contest "news." Earnings helped the best performers while M&A talks took their toll on the worst performers--as you'll see below. Charter appears on the most widely held list as well as taking its usual spot on the most actives. If there's a lesson here folks--it's earnings--which can boost a stock for big gains--but can also hurt. The guessing "game" as always, is to figure out which way they will go.

  • Leaderboard: Top Spot Widens Margin On Earnings Thursday, 3 May 2007 | 9:48 AM ET

    Good morning. Shi Nisman widens his lead with a 9.74% gain with SPX Corp Wednesday, and Serge Amelyan holds firm onto second place. Shi is in first with a total portfolio value of $4,608,481.03 up $408,574.48 from Tuesday's total on gains in SPX Corp up 9.74% on Wednesday because of strong earnings. Shi is now all-in on Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical  on earnings news.

  • Re-Cap: Leaderboard, Stocks And Trivia Thursday, 26 Apr 2007 | 4:09 PM ET

    Here's our re-cap of the day's action, with the leaderboard, most active and widely held as well as the trivia questions. We'll start there. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: Dow Chemical reported in line Q1 earnings today. What were earnings per share? Your selection of answers is: $2.15 or $2.80 or  $3.15 or $1.00.

  • Dow Chemical CEO: Company Not For Sale Thursday, 26 Apr 2007 | 12:27 PM ET

    Andrew Liveris, Dow Chemical’s chief executive officer, reiterated on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that the company isn’t for sale.  “We’re not for sale and we’ve had no discussions about a sale,” Liveris said Thursday. “We’ve had a tremendous amount of rumors, which have been very distracting.”

  • Today's Trivia Questions For Bonus Bucks Thursday, 26 Apr 2007 | 12:11 PM ET

    Hey folks, time for today's trivia questions. The video question is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: Dow Chemical reported in line Q1 earnings today. What were earnings per share? Your selection of answers is: $2.15 or $2.80 or  $3.15 or $1.00. And the news question is worth $1,000 Bonus Bucks: According to the latest NBC/WSJ poll, what percentage of Americans believe the nation is headed in the right direction? Your selection of answers is: 57% or 14% or 22% or 35%.

  • Diversified chemical maker Dow Chemical said Thursday its first-quarter profit fell 20% from a year-ago period that included significant licensing revenue within its performance plastics segment.

  • German chemical company BASF said its first-quarter earnings rose nearly 9%, lifted in part by its acquisition last year of U.S. catalyst maker Engelhard.

  • Playing the Fringe Tuesday, 24 Apr 2007 | 7:08 PM ET

    There’s more than one way to profit from a stock cycle. With the railroads on the rise, Cramer thinks there’s no time like the present to show you how.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.

  • DuPont Profit Climbs 16% on Strong Seed Sales Tuesday, 24 Apr 2007 | 10:46 AM ET

    Chemical company DuPont said its first-quarter earnings and revenue climbed from the same quarter last year, thanks to strength in seed sales, and also reaffirmed its full-year profit forecast.

  • Akzo Nobel Net Profit Dips in First Quarter Tuesday, 24 Apr 2007 | 3:16 AM ET

    Dutch chemicals maker Akzo Nobel said Tuesday its first quarter net profit dipped slightly, but sales and operating profit rose due to a strong performance by its industrial coatings arm.

  • When Is Cobalt Green? Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | 12:03 PM ET

    When OM Group is using it to make batteries for hybrid cars. And that's not all this company does. Here is one of Cramer's top two picks for his environment-friendly Green Day portfolio.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.