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Tuesday's rally has opened a buying window that won't be around forever.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.
Global sales of microchips are expected to increase 7.7 percent in 2008, accelerating from a raised growth forecast of 3.8 percent this year, an industry group said Wednesday.
China Mobile is in talks with Apple about bringing the iPhone to China, but no agreement has been reached yet, the telecom's chief executive said Tuesday.
Stocks rebounded from four days of losses, buoyed by a recovery in technology shares, optimism over Wal-Mart Stores' solid profit and an easing of concerns about credit losses atmajor banks.
Call it Turnaround Tuesday: under-bought, over-sold, bottom-fishing, bargain-hunting. Whatever it is, it seems rally-time is finally hitting tech stocks. How long it will last is anyone's guess, but looking at the wacky whiplash these stocks have suffered over the past week, today's action is welcome indeed for anyone long in tech.
Microsoft's new family of Zunes is generating quite the buzz this week: new colors, new capabilities, and for the first time since Zune's original release, talk that Microsoft--dare I say it?--could close the gap with Apple and the iPod. Or not.
Adobe Systems said on Monday it will replace Chief Executive Bruce Chizen with Chief Operating Officer Shantanu Narayen, a surprising move that sent the software maker's shares down 3 percent.
Guarded optimism poured into the stocks of two major retailers Monday, lifting them ahead of earnings reports that could impact Tuesday's trading day. Other stories to watch Tuesday include the big Merrill Lynch financial services conference, energy options expirations, pending home sales data and the NFIB small business survey. Currency and commodities are markets to watch.
Airlines stocks take flight and another brokerage flirts with collapse. With the price of oil slightly retreating and the holiday traveling season revving up, airline stocks may enjoy a profitable winter season.
Chalk one up for Intel Corp. The world's largest chipmaker is out to get bigger by getting smaller, thanks to the release today of its new "Penryn" family of microprocessors. These are the first to rely on a material called Hafnium, instead of the tried-and-true silicon that gave Silicon Valley its name
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.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.
If you've been following the Writers' Strike gripping Hollywood--and how can you not since it might be the single biggest entertainment business story of the year--or even if you're somebody who just watches TV, sickened that a strike will cut short your favorite shows like "Grey's Anatomy" or "24", you're not alone.
Stock investors may be able to pay attention to at least some fundamentals Friday if the relative calm of Thursday's close is any indicator for Friday's action. (Note I said "relative" after the perfectly stormy day for Wall Street Thursday.)
Technology stocks in the past week have gone almost unscathed while financial stocks continue their freefall. But, the bull run ended Thursday with tech heavyweights Google and Apple on the down side.
You hear it? That strange hissing noise? Sssssssssssss. It's coming from the tech sector. What a mess. A lot of me says you knew this just had to happen, that some of the air had to come out of some of these shares. But this much?
I'm here at the Media and Money conference, hosted by Nielsen and Dow Jones. Michael Eisner is speaking on the future of content, and about running his investment firm, the Tornante Company. But here's what else he said. He thinks the Hollywood writers are misguided and they shouldn't have gone out on strike: "This is a stupid strike."
Microsoft said it fired its chief information officer for "violating company policies" but didn't provide details.
This year's best-performing stocks have the best-looking balance sheets, punctuating investors' diminished appetite for risk-taking in the wake of the credit and housing-market turmoil.
Another big day for Google and its shareholders, thanks to Sanford C. Bernstein and its new $850 target on the stock. This of course comes a week after David Garrity at Dinosaur Research unleashed a $985 target.
The writers strike all comes down to money, but how much is really at stake? Right now the writers get 4 cents for every DVD sold and they want to increase that to 8 cents. The 4 cents formula is old, based on VHS, which used to be very expensive to produce. So back in the mid 80s the writers and producers agreed to give writers 1.5% of 20% of DVD revenues (assuming production costs were about 80%).