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  • Freddie Mac Could See $5 Billion in Writedowns Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 11:22 AM ET

    Freddie Mac may report a loss of between $1 billion to $5 billion on its subprime AAA portfolio, Credit Suisse said on Monday, sending shares in the second-largest U.S. mortgage finance company sharply lower.

  • Stocks Rally at Close, Ending Volatile Week Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 6:06 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded in the final minutes to close higher, ending another volatile week dominated by worries about a credit crunch and slowdown in the economy.

  • I’m still trying to decide what would be more fun: Repeating my morning of trying to understand the accounting changes involved in Fannie Mae’s most recent 10Q or sticking pins in my eyes. I’m starting to think the latter. So yesterday, an article in Fortune Magazine seemed to open up old wounds for Fannie.

  • Fannie Mae Hits 10-Year Low on Accounting Questions Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 2:38 PM ET

    Fannie Mae shares  plunged 10 percent to their lowest in more than a decade on Friday after the company on a conference call failed to calm investors concerned about loss accounting.

  • Volatility Ruling Markets, Dollar Weakens More Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 12:15 PM ET

    Stocks got a good lift on the opening despite a negative forecast from Federal Express that says more about the economy than the company. That move up, driven in part by options expirations, has faded. The energy markets are cooking and oil is rising close to $95 per barrel, ahead of the expiration of the December contract there today.

  • Bonds Recover to Trade Flat as Stocks Slip Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 11:34 AM ET

    Treasurys traded flat Friday, recovering their earlier losses as stocks turned lower and restored the safe haven bid for U.S. government debt.

  • Retailers Showing Q4 A Mixed Bag So Far Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 9:19 AM ET

    The fourth quarter is now half over, and fourth quarter earnings estimates have been coming down quickly for financials and retailers. Both Kohl's and Ann Taylor lowered their guidance. Ann Taylor noted that "Traffic trends were particularly soft in the month of October," though they improved in November

  • Stocks Close Lower On More Credit Worries Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 6:08 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply lower as investors remained skittish about the housing slump's toll on the economy and potential credit losses at big financial services companies.

  • One-on-One with Sen. Chris Dodd Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 10:44 AM ET

    The Democratic presidential hopeful shared his energy plan and his thoughts on the financial markets with Cramer. 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.

  • US Stocks Drop as Credit Worries Rattle Markets Friday, 9 Nov 2007 | 4:54 PM ET

    US stocks closed sharply lower Friday on an incessant stream of bad news in financials and technology that bled over into the rest of the market.

  • Fannie Mae posted a third-quarter net loss that was double its loss from a year earlier because of slumping home prices and the squeeze in credit markets that drove values of mortgage securities lower.

  • Ben Bernanke On GSE's: Was He Joking? I Would Hope So Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 4:08 PM ET

    I didn't see the testimony of Ben Bernanke on Capitol Hill because I was on an airplane coming back from Chicago. It's probably a good thing, because I wouldn't have believed what I heard. Only now that I see it in print, in an email from the office, can I read it over and over again and force myself to accept its veracity.

  • Cuomo Rapped by Regulator Over Mortgage Probe Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 2:51 PM ET
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    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo was wrong to file subpoenas against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac without consulting their federal regulator and may have overreached his authority, the regulator wrote in a letter Thursday.

  • Credit Crunch May Last Longer Than Thought Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 1:25 PM ET

    Falling real estate prices, massive bank write-downs and a quickening drumbeat of slashed credit ratings adds up to one thing: The credit crunch has only just begun.

  • Stop Trading!: What's Cuomo Doing?! Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 12:21 PM ET

    There's no way to know what's really on the insurer's books, Cramer said. Also, a plea to NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to stop his probes before he shuts down the mortgage market.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.

  • The State of The Market Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 10:46 AM ET

    On a big down day, it helps to know what - and who - is responsible.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 Hit by Jitters Over Probe of Mortgage Lenders Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 5:00 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply lower as a probe of the home loan industry by New York's attorney general drew in the country's biggest mortgage finance companies and Washington Mutual warned the housing downturn would extend well into next year.

  • Fannie, Freddie Hammered As N.Y. Expands Probe Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 4:52 PM ET

    New York's expanding probe of the home mortgage industry hammered the stocks  of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • IndyMac Posts Wider Loss, Cuts Dividend in Half Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 2:49 PM ET

    IndyMac Bancorp, one of the largest independent U.S. mortgage lenders, on Tuesday posted a quarterly loss more than five times larger than it had projected, hurt by mounting delinquencies and a collapse in investor demand to buy its home loans.

  • Lightning Round: AIG, Fannie Mae, Home Depot and More Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 10:22 AM ET

    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.