Americans were promised a reward for rescuing the nation’s banks. In return for all those bailouts, the banks essentially granted stock options to the government — a potential jackpot for taxpayers once the crisis blew over, the New York Times reported.
Plus, Cramer answers questions about secondary offerings and the banks and investors who may – or may not – benefit from them.
Sure, JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs are top-notch firms, but they don’t hold the most potential upside. Here are the three that do.
A big rise in bank stocks combined with an influx of bargain hunters Monday helped stocks reverse much of the effects of last week's slump.
Bank stocks have started off the week at a gallop. Will this trend continue straight upward — and how should investors play it? Bob Doll, vice chairman & global CIO of equities at BlackRock, offered CNBC his take on the sector.
State Street started a public offering of its common stock Monday and said it was planning a separate public offering of non-guaranteed senior notes soon, to be able to repay the funds it received under the government's TARP program.
The CME jumped about 12% this week, with investors betting this exchange has the most to gain as the US cracks down on loosely regulated derivatives.
The Dow and S&P 500 closed lower Friday, though the bulls weren't too badly bruised. How should you be trading now?
Adrian Day, chairman and CEO of Adrian Day Asset Management, said that despite market gains in the last few weeks, he is still considering stocks carefully.
Even though Warren Buffett always says he likes stocks more when they're cheaper, he didn't do a lot of buying as Wall Street's major indexes fell to their bear-market lows (so far) in early March. Berkshire Hathaway's first quarter stock portfolio snapshot shows no blockbuster buys. A few stakes did, however, get bigger during the first three months on the year.
Warren Buffett always says the cheaper stocks get, the more he likes them. But did he like them enough to do some buying for Berkshire Hathaway as prices plunged to their bear market lows in early March? We'll have some answers late this afternoon (Friday) when Berkshire reveals its U.S. stock holdings as of March 31, the end of the first quarter.
Stocks gained Thursday as investors returned to financial and technology shares on bets the recent rally could have more room to grow after a brief pullback.
Bargain hunters were driving a lunchtime rally on Thursday with sentiment buoyed by retail, technology and banks. We may be in the green but are we in the clear?
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.
It seems that the credit default swap market is coming under scrutiny once again.
A gloomy sales report dragged down investor sentiment on Wednesday sending the S&P 500 to its third straight day of declines.
It is a tricky proposition, rewarding necessary risk-taking without encouraging excessive risk taking. This is the fine line the Obama administration, and Congress will be walking in their attempt to legislate compensation practices in the financials services industry.
Considering stocks have posted their biggest three day drop since March is this a signal to sell or a second chance to buy?
What does it say when a drugmaker hires a Goldman Sachs investment banker as its next Chief Financial Officer? That's the question I'm asking after Novartis announced that it's tapped a managing director of investment banking at Goldman Sachs, Jonathan Symonds, as its CFO apprentice.