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  • Freezing Subprime Rates

    Unless you were trapped under something heavy this morning, you’ve probably heard about the Treasury Dept.’s impending deal with major lenders to freeze interest rates on certain subprime loans. This is all coming out of the “Hope Now” alliance, which was originally launched by Henry Paulson and designed to get lenders in better communication with borrowers.

  • Yes, Sears reported a dismal quarter. But Cramer won't abandon ship: "The guy is too darn good."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 bad news that was scaring the markets has, for now, become the good news. Remember Monday. Things were dire. The major stock indexes were in a tailspin, sinking to a level 10% from October's highs, technically a correction. But that's all changed, and in part it's because the markets are now convinced the Fed recognizes what ails it.

  • Plus, Cramer explains a 'dividend charge' and his opinion on whether to buy, sell or hold the stock of your employer.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.

  • If the way events played out in 1990 is any indication, Cramer says yes.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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    Stocks staged one of the biggest rallies of the year as hopes for a Federal Reserve interest cut boosted financial services companies for a second day, while falling oil prices eased concern about higher energy costs.

  • Forget banks. Now it's time to think oil.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 got a call from a prominent investment banker suggesting a merger with Bank of America as it was dealing with billions of dollars in mortgage-related losses and the departure of Chief Executive Charles Prince, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday in its online edition.

  • Asian markets slipped into the red Wednesday, with the exception of the Hang Seng index, paring back the modest gains made in the morning.  Japan finished down while South Korea closed over 1 percent lower.

  • Tuesday's market action was the mirror opposite of Monday's mayhem. The Dow rose 215 points, or 1.69%. Money poured into the financial stocks. The credit markets calmed down, and 10-year Treasury futures traded near record volume but in a fairly tempered way. The dollar rallied. All this started with news Abu Dhabi Investment Authority was investing $7.5 billion in Citigroup.

  • As suspected, Freddie Mac is floating stock. Offering $6 billion in preferred stock, but the bigger story is they are cutting their dividend 50% to 25 cents....and the stock is down fractionally.

  • Citigroup Center

    A $7.5 billion Abu Dhabi deal for  Citigroup may encourage other Middle East investors to buy stakes in troubled U.S. financial firms.

  • Stocks closed sharply higher after a rebound by the battered financial sector spread across the entire market.

  • For the last two weeks, it hasn't mattered if the market is up, down, or flat going into the last hour; the prevailing trend has been to attempt to sell the market toward the end of the day, even if the market ends positive.

  • With Middle Eastern money flowing, JPMorgan Chase and AIG could be next in line for a major investment.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.

  • European shares recovered some of Tuesday's lost ground, led by a sharp bounce on Wall Street and a turnaround in some of the defensives sectors such as food stocks that had fallen earlier in the day.

  • Exchanging Dollars and Euros

    The dollar rose against most major currencies Tuesday after Citigroup Inc.  said it will sell a $7.5 billion stake to the Abu Dhabi government, restoring some confidence in battered U.S. banks.

  • Citigroup Center

    Citigroup is selling up to 4.9 percent of itself for $7.5 billion to the Gulf Arab emirate of Abu Dhabi, giving the largest U.S. bank fresh capital as it wrestles with the subprime mortgage crisis and the resignation of its chief executive.

  • Abu Dhabi's $7.5 billion capital injection into Citi--that's 4.9% of the company--contains a stunning figure: a mandatory convertible that pays 11% yield (Citi currently has a 7.1% dividend yield)! That, as many have observed, is above the average yield for junk bonds, currently about 9%.

  • European equities are set to start weaker on Tuesday, extending the previous session's losses as markets track sharp falls on Wall Street which was hit by credit worries.