In an election year, there is a lot of talk about flip flops. If you want to see some real reversals, take a look at the markets. Energy, which is the leading sector over the past six months, is now the worst performing sector while Financials have moved from the cellar to the penthouse in the same period.
For the week ending Friday, July 18, 2008, the U.S. markets saw extreme volatility yet settled higher on better-than-expected earnings results, a pullback in crude oil, and an indication that the Fed will hold interest rates steady. Nonetheless, the Dow had its best week since April 18 and its best 3-day percent gain since March 2003 even after closing below 11,000 for the first time since July 2006.
Nearly 1.3 billion shares and $13.5 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. Check out the bets being made today...
You thought IndyMac was it? Nope. Here's your how-to for getting through.
We started to hear rumblings last week about how residential construction loans are weighing heavily on local banks because, big surprise, some of the builders are having trouble keeping up with the payments.
These names are going down, so steer clear.
As of this morning, 143 (just under 30%) of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...
Is it time to jump back into beaten-down financial stocks--or is it still too early? Even the financial giants themselves can't agree.
Goldman Sachs said Tuesday it selectively upgraded shares of some brokers and asset managers, but remains cautious on stocks of regional banks, mortgage and specialty finance companies and real estate investment trusts.
Bear Stearns is actively being shopped to a potential acquirer, and not just to JP Morgan Chase, CNBC has learned.
Similar deals are expected to follow Bank of America's agreement Friday to acquire battered mortgage lender Countrywide Financial for a knock-down price of $4 billion in stock.
Goldman Sachs issued a gloomy report on the financial services sector, saying housing prices are likely to fall further and write-downs will mount.
The Fed, weak dollar and inverted yield curve mean U.S. regional banks are becoming more attractive to potential buyers abroad, Cramer said.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.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.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.