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  • I am grateful to AIG because on an otherwise excruciatingly slow day, it is the subject of much speculation.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Stocks ended flat Wednesday as investors shrugged off solid demand from today's five-year Treasury auction and some encouraging economic reports.

  • As the stock market continues to gain steam, with all major US indices higher by 46% or more since the market rebound began, companies in the S&P 500 have outperformed the average gains of the Dow and Nasdaq 100 components. 

  • Dividend yields in the Dow index are down about a quarter of a point since early June and 165 basis points since early March, as equity markets continue to trend higher, pushing yields lower.  Here is a look at the dividend yields of all 30 Dow components:

  • On a volatile week that ended with Fed Chairman Bernanke stating that the US economy is nearing recovery, positive housing data, and oil hitting 10 month highs; the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ once again close at new highs for 2009, and end up about 1.8% or better for the week.

  • Cash flow is a great valuation metric to look at when calculating how solid a company may be, said Lee Eugene Munson, CIO of Portfolio Asset Management, and Michael Farr, president of Farr, Miller & Washington. They shared their best 5 stock picks with investors.

  • Compared to an average short interest of 2.2% for all Dow components, bets against these three companies stand at around 8%.

  • A day late, and perhaps a dollar shy (after all, options do decay with time), but I do want to update the faithful with a recap of last Friday's show.

  • No Monday would be complete without a thorough recap of our traders' picks. Our time slot has changed, but our ability to make smart trades and employ the right options strategies has not, and Friday's show offered several prime examples of that.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Aetna and other managed care companies popped while Caterpillar and BB&T dropped.

  • The correction may finally be starting: Stocks plunged more than 2% Monday in their worst selloff in 7 weeks.  The Nasdaq was the hardest hit, down nearly 3%.

  • The press’ demand for a prefect earnings season is causing them to miss the big picture.

  • Some people may not expect Regis Philbin to be an investor type, but he’s been actively trading since 1983.

  • Today, McDonald's Corporation marked the beginning of its 50th anniversary celebration by introducing its 50th anniversary restaurant design at an event at the "Rock 'n' Roll McDonald's" in downtown Chicago. This rendering of McDonald's one-of-a-kind futuristic restaurant design which will be built on its Chicago flagship site at 600 N. Clark Street is expected to open in April 2005. McDonald's founder Ray Kroc opened his first restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois, on April 15, 1955. (PRNewsfoot)

    It is now one month since the summer rally started on July 11.  Which is the worst-performing Dow component since the start of the summer rally?

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    A sigh of relief can be heard by all after two brutal years in the equity markets. But there is something interesting occurring that is gaining little attention. Companies with consistent, stable cash flow, (and not highly leveraged) are underperforming more risky leveraged assets. What's going on?

  • Although markets have run quite far and could use a correction, Bill Smead, CEO and CIO of Smead Capital Management and David Joy, chief market strategist at RiverSource Investments said they are bullish about the markets. They shared their buying strategies with investors.

  • Although markets have run quite far and could use a correction, Bill Smead, CEO and CIO of Smead Capital Management and David Joy, chief market strategist at RiverSource Investments said they are bullish about the markets. They shared their buying strategies with investors.

  • On a week where the US markets once again hit new highs for 2009, and the 4th consecutive week of gains helped by the better-than-expected jobs report, the major indexes are all up about 2% or greater for the week, except for the NASDAQ which ended up only about 1% for the week.

  • The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 247,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate fell to 9.4%, the fewest losses since August last year.  The June and May  numbers were revised downward as well.  Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.