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  • It’s time to get into home builder stocks, said Jim Wilson, managing director at JMP Securities. Mike Crofton, CEO of Philadelphia Trust Company, disagreed — but had some housing-related picks of his own.

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    Shares of Lennar led the homebuilders lower after a report showed prices of single-family homes declined by a record 19 percent. Is there a trade here?

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Cramer explains why the market's pause is right. Plus, calls on the banks, homebuilders and natural gas.

  • Stocks ended higher Wednesday as a surge in the final minutes of trading pushed all three indexes in positive territory.

  • Well, the Federal Reserve chairman didn’t say that exactly. But the central bank’s announcement Wednesday sure seemed to imply it.

  • Lennar is seeing a feeding frenzy of bearish options trading, as hedge fund managers circulate rumors that the homebuilder has hired a bankruptcy law firm.

  • Stocks fell flat as investors grew more confident that the government will stabilize the battered financial sector, but technology remained weak.

  • For the week ending Friday, February 6, 2009, stocks edged up on a surprising rise in December pending home sales, a smaller than expected contraction in January’s ISM Non-Manufacturing Index, and strong earning results from the pharmaceutical sector.

  • Stocks ended higher Tuesday, snapping a three-day losing streak, as an earnings beat from Merck and better-than-expected housing report gave the market a boost.

  • Stocks had a topsy-turvy morning as investors digested a revival in pending-home sales and an earnings beat from Merck against some gloomy news out of the tech sector.

  • US stock index futures struggled to find direction ahead of the open Tuesday, following a mixed close for stocks Monday, as investors feared the government stimulus plan may not provide the catalyst they hoped for.

  • Traders are watching tech as a bright spot in an otherwise tentative market, which is focused on a banking industry bailout, the economy and earnings news.

  • Home Construction

    Hope for a modest recovery in the housing sector spurred by a recent decline in mortgage rates, seems to be a far fetched pipe dream.

  • Major homebuilders are down across the board today as Lennar faces fraud accusations from a self-described consumer group.

  • The promise of an Obama stimulus package has raised hopes that the battered housing sector will soon stabilize. That's encouraged investors to buy home builder stocks — but Ivy Zelman of Zelman and Associates warns investors to be very selective.

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    The Dow soared higher on Tuesday after the Federal Reserve rewrote its playbook by slashing borrowing costs to a record low, even zero...

  • Beware of the bear. Traders say the stock market looks better; acts better and feels better, and might actually be on an uptrend, for now. Stocks have gained more than 6 percent in the past two sessions, and major indices are up about 20 percent since the Nov. 20 closing low. 

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    Friday's markets could be subdued after Wednesday's pre-Thanksgiving rally. Traders said the multiple days of stock market gains, the longest winning streak since April, was an encouraging sign. They expect Friday to be a light volume day ahead of the early 1 p.m. close.

  • Stocks eked out a gain Tuesday as the massive amount of stimulus being thrown at the economy has started to lift the mood on Wall Street. The Dow and S&P extended their winning streaks for a third day, though the Nasdaq slipped amid a selloff in big-name techs.