Stocks Avon Products Inc

  • U.S. consumer confidence rose in June to the highest since February 2008, but the question is: When are consumers going to spend a lot more to give the economy a turnaround? John Faucher, senior analyst at JPMorgan Chase and Linda Bolton Weiser, managing director at Caris & Co. said there are consumer stocks that investors ought to own right now—and a few to avoid.

  • Procter and Gamble

    Procter & Gamble options are among the most heavily traded Friday, with much of the activity in the April contract. The trading appears to signal a big bet that more volatile times are ahead for the consumer products giant.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of UPS and Northrop Grunman popped while Motorola and Capital One 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, with popular brands like Skin-So-Soft and Derek Jeter’s Driven cologne. Shares of the company are looking pretty today, they surged after fourth-quarter profits rose 80%. Who is it?

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    I was talking with one of the traders at the NYSE Commissary this morning, and we agreed that last year's fourth quarter was like dying by being thrown out of a plane: it was terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. This year is like dying of consumption.

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    With people looking for some extra cash to soften the blow of the holidays on their bank accounts, direct-selling companies, like Avon Products, Tupperware and Popular Club are seeing a recruitment boom.

  • This stock used to be a great recession play, but is it still?

  • The thesis behind this stock isn't as air tight as it used to be. So Cramer went straight to the chief exec to find out why.

  • While bad for you, they're much-needed for the product makers. Plus, Cramer dishes on retail and credit cards.

  • The market's going up even though stocks aren't worth owning. How is that happening?

  • A new plan to keep homeowners from foreclosure could be a much-needed boost to that sector's retailers.

  • 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.