"The names you would traditionally think of with the holidays, they've actually lagged the market," Bespoke's Paul Hickey says.» Read More
Following my post earlier this week on the highest yielding stocks in the Dow, here is a deeper look at the dividends of the S&P 500.
Mike Ward of Soleil/Ward Transportation Research had a fascinating conference call the other day with R.L. Polk consultants. In addition to learning that India has 0.01 car per person, other trivia are that there are 0.14 cars per person worldwide. The U.S has 0.83, Western Europe 0.60, Japan 0.58 per person, and China 0.03. You can see where the market opportunity is!
Brent Wilsey, president of Wilsey Asset Management, and Rod Smyth, chief investment strategist of Riverfront Investment, shared their economic outlooks and advised investors how to seek maximum profits.
Earnings season should provide a fresh view of the U.S. economy and may shake the stock market out of its summer doldrums.
With stocks slowing climbing back up, should investors start putting cash to work again or should they continue to sit back and wait for a pullback? Portfolio managers Robert Loest of Integrity, Growth & Income and Bob Auer of Auer Growth Fund shared their opposing market outlooks.
Add SKBA Capital Management's Andy Bischel to the list of market players who are looking out over the "valley" to a resurgence of stocks. "It's a great time to be putting money in the stock markets, given how depressed they are," Bischel told CNBC.
Goodyear saw a spike in options activity as its stock traded higher on Monday, apparently a positive reflection of progress toward an auto industry bailout in Washington. The action focused on the April 7.5 calls, which lit up OptionMonster's tracking systems, driving the price of those options up $0.50 to $1.50.
Plus, Cramer makes the call on the Pickens Plan and Monroe Muffler.
ADP, Riverbed, Qualcomm, Crocs 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.