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  • Stocks closed lower as fears that inflation was hampering holiday gift-buying combined with wider concerns about the state of the economy.

  • Treasury Secretary, Henry Paulson

    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Monday that moves by some big banks to bring off-balance sheet investments tied to subprime mortgages back onto their books would help ward off a widespread credit crunch.

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    Last Friday, Citi put out an "Equity Strategy" report which highlighted 70 companies with "A Long History of Dividend Payment/Growth." These 70 stocks met the following criteria:

  • As we enter the final stretch of 2007, the stock market may temporarily lose some of its violent mood swings and secure gains for the month and the year.

  • Inflation took the spotlight as the newest fear to haunt investors, sending stocks down to end a volatile week that featured more credit worries and pervasive unease over the Fed's role in the market.

  • While most firms post massive subprime losses, Cramer's alma mater is expected to report record net annual income. Some question how they did it. Cramer responds.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.

  • Citi taking approximately $45 billion of SIV assets onto its balance sheet today is generating a tidal wave of debate--much of it positive. Mid-morning, Goldman Sachs upgraded Citi's debt (not the stock) to Outperform. Analyst Louise Pitt had this to say: "While we expect further losses from CDO and mortgage exposure in coming months...

  • European stock markets ended a volatile week with a slight rally Friday, as investors sought bargains in banking and other battered stocks.

  • Futures drop about 6 points on CPI stronger than expected. Elsewhere: 1) Following HSBC and others, Citi said that it's bringing its $49 billion in SIV assets on its balance sheet. Taking this exposure onto their balance sheet can be viewed as a surprise--they had previously indicated that they would not take on any exposure beyond the $10 billion in liquidity funding they provided to the SIVs.

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

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    A credit ratings downgrade for U.S. banking giant Citigroup sent Asian financial stocks lower Friday, while the yen sagged after Japanese business sentiment dropped to two-year lows.

  • Consumer inflation data is big on Friday's agenda after Thursday's producer prices showed wholesale level inflation surging at the fastest rate in 34 years.

  • Cramer says it's already priced into the stock.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.

  • Bernanke should leave the ivory tower and get on a trading desk. 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.

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    Morgan Stanley made Citigroup their top short for 2008, citing a dividend cut and deteriorating earnings. Is there still time to trade it?

  • Stocks reversed a huge rally and closed with modest gains as dour forecasts from several banks overshadowed a Federal Reserve plan to ease the global credit crunch.

  • Is the Fed actions to pump liquidity into the system a deal changer? The coordination with other central banks is certainly impressive, but more importantly it increases the chances for a rally into the close of the year.

  • Bank of America says their fourth quarter results will be "disappointing" and there are more write-downs coming due to exposure to collateralized debt obligations (CDOs). They will likely not be buying back stock until 2009. Down 2 percent pre-open.

  • Vikram Pandit

    Citigroup named Vikram Pandit, the head of its investment banking business, as its chief executive officer, charging him with restoring the bank's profitability and reputation after missteps in lending and investing left Citi  with billions of dollars in losses this year.

  • Wall Street's post Fed selloff could spill into Wednesday morning as the Street continues to debate why the Fed didn't deliver more interest rate relief, particularly when it's becoming increasingly glum on the economy.