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A series of companies reported earnings Thursday, offered a mixed picture and generally cautious outlooks.
Stocks will likely rock and roll again Thursday. Wednesday's market was particularly volatile, although for a good part of the day it was unusually calm as investors waited for the Fed's rate decision. In the final half hour, the Dow wiped out a big gain to end 74 points lower. The Dow was up 298 at its peak, and down 174 at its low point.
Plus, Cramer makes the call on Toyota, Lexmark, Affiliated Computer and more.
Linda Bolton-Weiser, managing director at Caris & Company, says consumer staples stocks are the way to go. She expects earnings growth to be relatively strong at "around 10 percent on average."
As uncertainty in the markets intensifies, with the Dow falling 812.33 points in the last three days to its lowest level since November 2005, and the S&P 500 tumbling 95.29 to May 2005 levels, investors are increasingly seeking "safe havens" to weather the current crisis.
The recent strength in high-end beauty & personal care companies goes against assumptions that consumers are trading down. How should you play it?
Cramer means it when he says it. Our great national nightmare is over.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Comcast and Hess popped while Garmin and Dreamworks dropped.
Q: On Fast Money’s trader radar we look at the stock that was lighting up screens across Wall Street. This cosmetics company was actually started by a young man selling books and perfume door-to-door. Today, it's the world’s largest direct seller of cosmetics, employing Reese Witherspoon as its global ambassador. Shares of the company also looked pretty today, jumping by double digits after the company said emerging market demand was booming. Who is it?
Oil inventory data could be as much a factor for stocks as energy markets Wednesday, if the seesaw trade between the two markets continues.
GM's shares have plummeted to less than $12, the lowest level since 1955. That means the world's largest auto maker has a stock market value of only about $7 billion.
The Dow closed at its lowest level in nearly two years after a downgrade on brokerage stocks and a slew of weak earnings and economic reports. Several Dow components and several financial stocks hit multiyear lows, with the biggest shock coming from GM, which fell to its lowest in more than 50 years.
The stock market will likely start the week on a hesitant note with Wall Street facing the first Federal Reserve interest-rate decision in many months not knowing that a cut is likely guaranteed.
There are 1.3 billion potential customers in China and if U.S. companies have anything to say about it, they’ll all be buying American. Sound far-fetched? Find out why it might not be.
Goldman Sachs was wrong, Cramer says. This stock has upside.
Warren Buffett ranks number one on Directorship magazine's new list of the most admired board directors. Its Annual Survey of Exceptional Directors is compiled using "data from proxy firms, reader polls and governance experts."
A downturn actually helps these companies.
Unlike most American consumers, whose failure to save has exasperated economists for years, the typical American corporation has increased its savings so sharply that it probably has enough cash on hand to completely pay off its debts.
This company's turned a "trifecta of negativity" into pure positivity.
"I don't know how the company comes back from it," Cramer says.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.