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  • Despite good news from our parent General Electric we are again being pushed around by oil at a record price, and by Fannie and Freddie. Both are down big (about 50 percent) this morning, largely on a New York Times story that the federal government was considering placing one or both of them in a conservatorship.

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    It's time for the Fast Money market midterm. Our topic is the housing market. Hope you studied because this one could be ugly!

  • Home Construction

    Still here at the BofA homebuilders conference. I met with an analyst down in the lobby from a competing investment bank. He's here meeting with reps from the builders and just did Ryland. He says they told him, "We have nothing positive to say about the housing market."

  • Centex

    I'm working the Bank of America home building conference in New York today, moderating the lunch panel and sitting in on presentations by the major builders.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Apple and Monsanto popped while American Express and Cinemark dropped.

  • Stocks fell sharply Tuesday as a warning from Goldman Sachs that banks may need to raise another $65 billion rippled through the market, offsetting any positive impact from Goldman's earnings.

  • Stocks gave up early gains Tuesday as investors weighed better-than-expected earnings from Goldman Sachs and a sharp jump in wholesale inflation. Oil climbed more than a dollar, trading between $133 and $134 a barrel.

  • Edward Lampert

    So there’s a bit of a blurb in the Wall Street Journal today about billionaire hedge-fund manager Edward Lampert and his ESL Investments Inc. buying into a few home builders (Centex and KB Home) as well as a few mortgage lenders (PHH and CIT) and Home Depot just to boot.

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    U.S. home builders, struggling under sinking demand and a credit crisis, now face a fresh obstacle: competition from a flood of homes in foreclosure.

  • A new favorite gadget doesn’t always equate to a new favorite investment.

  • Stocks plunged after the Federal Reserve cut its 2008 outlook and oil finished above $133 a barrel.  The Dow shed more than 227 points, or 1.8 percent, bringing its two-day point decline to about 450.

  • The Dow has dropped 450 points in the last two days. Most of this is due to the record high price of oil, but at 2 PM ET today the markets dropped further as the Fed came out with its minutes, wherein they...

  • If it worked for President Gerald Ford in 1975, it could work now.

  • When Fannie Mae has a day like Tuesday but still goes up anyway, what's a bear to do?

  • A hedge fund manager argues in the WSJ that the housing market is bottoming. Is he right… or out of his mind?

  • The first of May is a day when a lot of people (including traders) are off all over the world (it's also the title of a very fine Bee Gees song, c. 1969). Futures dropped a bit as jobless claims were a bit stronger than expected; nonfarm payroll report is tomorrow.

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    A reading of U.S. homebuilders' sentiment remained unchanged in April, just shy of its record low for the third consecutive month as the housing market failed to recover.

  • Why's Congress handing money to homebuilders that homeowners should get?

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • So we have yet another plan to help save homeowners in trouble, the latest in a long string of proposals. Are they enough to solve the housing market's problems? Is this a game changer? There's plenty of skeptics who think the answer is an outright no.