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About ten years ago, my editors dubbed me the Bond girl... for all the wrong reasons. It was my coverage of debt capital markets that earned the nickname. Since then, I've had an affection for fixed income markets. Yes, bonds are rather dull and poorly understood but they are frankly one of the most important things you need to know about, in order to make sound financial decisions.
Ford, Chemed, NYSE Euronext, Syneron Medical and more...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.
Stocks ended mixed on Monday as the latest batch of merger news failed to spark excitement among investors ahead of the release of key economic data. "The market has somewhat become like Pavlov's dog, waiting for some blockbuster merger deals to be announced," said Robert Pavlik, chief investment officer at Oaktree Asset Management.
Family control of a publicly traded company is increasingly coming under attack. But the dual classes of stock that allow a family to maintain control without holding a majority stake probably won't disappear anytime soon, financial experts say.
Ford Motor's founding family said on Monday it was not discussing the sale of its controlling stake in the No. 2 U.S. automaker, even though they met last month with a Wall Street advisory firm.
The Supreme Court ordered a state appeals court to review a decision giving $82.6 million to a woman who was paralyzed after her Ford Explorer rolled over.
Stocks are looking for direction amid a flurry of takeover headlines this morning. Asian stocks were higher overnight on the back of Wall Street's Friday gains, but European markets are mostly weaker.
I have to confess this is something new for me. In 8 years of covering the auto industry for CNBC, I'm not sure I've ever done a story about how things are looking up for Ford's beleaguered Lincoln division. Well folks, mark your calendar with a big MKX.
There's plenty of talk today about the possibility of $4 gas this summer. If that happens, this could be one long hot summer for the Big Three. Thursday, when I talked with him, General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner indicated the country's largest automakers are already noticing a repeat of last year, when buyers moved from big rigs (trucks and SUVs) and more towards smaller cars.
General Motors said its first-quarter earnings slumped and revenue fell from the same quarter last year. The $305 million overall loss at finance arm GMAC "pretty much accounts for any difference in (earnings expectations)," GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner told CNBC's Phil LeBeau.
As expected, April auto sales left a lot to be desired. Overall, they were lackluster. But if you look within the numbers, one thing is clear: CUV (crossover utility vehicle) sales continue to grow -- not surprising when you consider that buyers still want the versatility to haul people and stuff. The CUVs hitting the market allow us to do that, while getting slightly better gas mileage and giving a better ride than we get with traditional SUVs.
General Motors, Ford Motor and DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler Group all reported April sales that beat expectations, defying predictions that the poor housing market and high gas prices would drag automobile sales sharply lower.
Ford, Jones Soda, Flextronics and more...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.
A story crossed the Breaking News Desk today that prompted this learned comment from yours truly: “What?” Reuters reported that in an effort to boost April sales numbers at month’s end, General Motors would offer lower-interest financing through this weekend to customers with weaker credit ratings. Far be it for me to comment on sales strategy, but the story struck me as fascinating...
Steven Landry, who was named on Friday to take over Chrysler's sales efforts in North America, said the automaker plans to reduce fleet sales to 21% of its total sales volume by end 2009.
Stocks ended mixed but the Dow closed at another record high as earnings continued to exceed expectations. "We were all expecting some kind of pullback but it's just one of those moves that you can't pinpoint with any single piece of data," said Mike Driscoll, managing director of listed trading at Bear Stearns.
Alan Mulally, Ford Motor's chief executive officer, told CNBC’s “Power Lunch” that the company is on track to make a profit in 2009.
Ford Motor said Thursday its first-quarter loss narrowed as cost-cutting and improved results at its European and luxury vehicle operations partially offset weaker sales and charges for restructuring.
Stocks are set to continue their move upward this morning, after world markets joined the Wall Street buying spree that pushed the Dow above 13,000 for the first time and brought the S&P 500 within striking distance of its 2000 high. Stronger-than-expected earnings continue to set the tone this morning, with reports from Ford, Exxon Mobil and 3M already in and Apple still aglow from yesterday's strong profit report.
Railroad company Norfolk Southern reported a lower quarterly profit citing softness in the U.S. economy, in particular the housing and automotive sectors, but beat analysts' forecasts.