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  • BofA/Countrywide Deal: Does It Mean More Loans Ahead? Friday, 11 Jan 2008 | 11:32 AM ET

    The biggest lender isn’t going under, but it is going under new ownership, and as goes Bank of America, so goes Countrywide. Call it the "clean-up of Countrywide." Here’s the difference: Countrywide was the everyman lender, out on the street, dealing with brokers, correspondents, promising everyone...

  • WaMu Has Discussed Merger With JP Morgan Chase Friday, 11 Jan 2008 | 11:02 AM ET

    Washington Mutual, the U.S. savings and loan slammed by slumping mortgage markets, has held "very preliminary" merger talks with JPMorgan Chase, CNBC has learned.

  • The Bank of America-Countrywide deal is less than two hours old, and already the cynics are out. It's a government-approved bailout, cynics say. It's a government conspiracy to keep the market up, cynics say. Things look like they are worse than appears at Countrywide and BofA gets a deal in the long term, they say.

  • Market Insider/Friday Look Ahead Friday, 11 Jan 2008 | 9:09 AM ET

    Reports of more writedowns at Merrill Lynch and credit wrinkles at American Express are outweighing the relief that Bank of America is swooping in to buy troubled Countrywide.

  • BofA Makes Risky Bet With Countrywide Purchase Friday, 11 Jan 2008 | 8:22 AM ET
    Bank of America branch, New York City.

    Bank of America agreed to acquire Countrywide Financial in a $4 billion transaction that could help avert one of the biggest collapses from the U.S. housing crisis.

  • Sell Block: Mortgage Madness! Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 7:31 PM ET

    In a special Sell Block, Cramer revisits the worst performers of the subprime mortgage crisis. His new takes may surprise you.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.

  • Maybe 2008 Won't Be So Bad Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 7:11 PM ET

    Stocks jumped again Thursday in a volatile session as investors found renewed confidence after a report that Bank of America is close to buying struggling mortgage lender Countrywide. Here’s the word on the Street.

  • Talk Of A Bottom, Not Bernanke, Got Stocks Going Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 4:29 PM ET

    Bernanke said he "stands ready to take substantive additional action" to help the economy, implying the Fed would cut interest rates. Stocks briefly rallied on that, then fell back. What really got stocks going was talk that there might finally be signs of a bottom.

  • Stop Trading!: Financial Bottom? Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 3:43 PM ET

    The beleaguered group looks to Cramer like it could be turning. 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.

  • Stocks Close Higher on Countrywide Report Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 3:10 PM ET

    Stocks rallied to close higher after a report that Bank of America is in advanced talks to buy troubled mortgage lender Countrywide Financial.

  • Lightning Round: Garmin, eBay, Moody's and More Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | 11:16 AM ET

    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.

  • The financial sector is expected to weigh on corporate earnings in the fourth quarter. But outside the sector, the news is upbeat.

  • S&P's 40 PowerPicks Stocks for 2008 Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 5:29 PM ET

    After beating their own benchmark index for the last five years, Standard & Poor’s equity research team is betting on the biggest U.S. jam maker and the Magic Kingdom, among 40 companies in this year’s PowerPicks stock portfolio, to outperform again in 2008.

  • Stocks Have New Year's Hangover Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | 3:01 PM ET

    Stocks had one of their worst opening days ever after getting slammed by $100 oil and bad news for manufacturing and the credit industry.

  • Stocks Close Flat After Volatile Session Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 2:45 PM ET

    Stocks finished little-changed after another up-and-down session.

  • Citi, Merrill, JPMorgan Face More Writeoffs: Goldman Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 7:05 AM ET
    A foreclosed home for sale.

    Citigroup may need to slash its dividend 40 percent to preserve capital, and with Merrill Lynch and JPMorgan Chase may write off $33.6 billion of debt this quarter as the global credit crunch deepens, a Goldman Sachs analyst said.

  • Holiday Cheer Sees Stocks End Higher Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | 1:45 PM ET

    Christmas Eve brought glad tidings to Wall Street, with holiday cheer emanating from the battered financial sector and spreading through the market.

  • Banks Abandon Plans for Subprime Bailout Fund Friday, 21 Dec 2007 | 4:16 PM ET

    Major banks have abandoned plans to set up a bailout fund for subprime-related debt, mainly because not enough banks were willing to participate.

  • Stop Trading!: A Tradable Rally in Financials? Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 4:11 PM ET

    With so many banks being downgraded to "sell," there may be a chance to make some money before the new year.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.

  • Citigroup to Cut its Dividend? Never! Friday, 14 Dec 2007 | 8:15 AM ET

    Will Citigroup cut its long established dividend? Not even remotely possible, says one analyst.

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