As the Dow flirts with 17,000, some question how long the euphoria will last and whether investors may stay away for fear the market has gotten too rich.» Read More
The bears have tasted the blood of Infosys and are moving in for the kill. OptionMonster's tracking systems detected the purchase of 14,651 July 35 puts for $1.65 and the sale of 14,021 August 40 calls for $0.45. ... The move was almost identical to a similar trade last week...
Berkshire Hathaway has lost its AAA credit rating from Fitch, but it doesn't look like the change is due to any recent 'mistakes' by Warren Buffett and his holding company. Almost at the top of its news release on the one-notch downgrade and negative outlook, Fitch says the move is part of a "broader review of insurance and financial services company ratings" due to the "current stressful economic environment."
The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.
Standard & Poor's downgraded General Electric, lowering its rating to AA-plus with a stable outlook, down from the top-tier, AAA credit rating it enjoyed. Here are some sobering facts about GE and other big stocks...
Did we hear right? Did we hear Charles Crane of Scotsman Capital Management say that if someone walked in with new cash today, he'd put 80 percent of it into stocks?
The key word for the Henssler Equity Fund's Ted Parrish is "quality." "We invest in high quality, and I think high quality is going to do well on the other side of all of this mess," he told CNBC. Specifically, Parrish likes large-cap technology companies.
Ted Parrish runs the four-star rated Henssler Equity Fund, and he thinks it's time to buy stocks. He's inclined to prefer large-cap stocks, except in one area. "The only area that might be a little different is probably financials," Parrish told CNBC. "I think the regional banks, the smaller banks, are maybe in a better position at this point." (PART ONE)
Despite tremendous fear that the nonfarm payroll report would be a complete disaster tomorrow, traders acted like there was little urgency. Volume was light, volatility was low and with the exception of one sector (retail) all S&P sectors were up or down less than one percent.
When it comes to where investors should put their money now, Delphi Management's Scott Black is very specific.
Pessimists look at the market and see the glass more than half empty. Jeff Auxier of Auxier Asset Management sees quality stocks selling at fire-sale prices.
Markets are braced for more hemorrhaging in jobs, with a Friday employment report expected to record 200,00 more jobs vaporized in October. This would push the jobless rate up two-tenths of a point to 6.3 percent.
The week began with a flashback to the credit crisis. It ended with figures showing the fastest inflation in six months and the lowest consumer-sentiment reading in 28 years. Along the way, as the stock market ebbed and flowed, CNBC guests assembled a collective portfolio that was heavy on technology, energy, and global exposure.
CNBC asked the market experts where investors should be putting their money, and here are some of their best suggestions.
Robert Zagunis says investors should put their money into shares of diversified international companies: "where the action is."
For the first time in a long time, it looked as if oil was going to stay out of the market headlines. No such luck.
To give investors an edge, CNBC asked the market pros for their best investment advice now.
Jim Awad thinks an investor should build a stock portfolio with BRICs -- Brazil, Russia, India, and China -- but it's not necessary to leave home to get into that market.
CNBC asked market experts where investors should place their bets amid this uncertain market environment.
A recovery will come. To an investor, the big questions are when -- and which -- stocks are likely to recover first.
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.