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Merrill Lynch warned on Friday that shaky credit markets forced the world's largest brokerage to reduce the value of securities linked to risky subprime mortgages and other products, a move that could hurt third-quarter profit.
Goldman Sachs' flagship Global Alpha hedge fund sank 22.7% in August, the worst month in its 12 years of operation, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing a letter from the fund to investors.
Fasten your seatbelt. Investors face a number of market-moving events next week, including a Federal Reserve meeting on interest rates, major bank earnings and "quadruple witching" in options and futures markets.
Mysteriously this week, a British born billionaire named Joseph Lewis took a 7% stake in Bear Stearns. What's behind this purchase and are big changes afoot at the Wall Street bank hurt most by the collapse in the mortgage market?
While the general feeling is that this will be a quiet two days due partly to the Rosh Hashanah holiday, there is a fly in the ointment: next week's quadruple witching expiration (the quarterly expiration of index futures and options, and individual stock futures and options) coupled with the Fed meeting has a lot of traders nervous about expected high levels of volatility...
Stock prices are shifting into high gear as a GM upgrade and a dividend boost from McDonald's helps sentiment. The dollar is firming slightly and oil trades near record levels. Europe's stock markets turned higher after early losses, and Asian markets were mostly higher overnight.
Rarely does an analyst come out and say exactly what he is thinking...all the more unusual, then, when Punk Ziegel analyst Richard Bove started this morning's note to clients regarding Goldman Sach's upcoming earnings report by saying: "I am incapable of estimating the firm's short-term earnings results accurately.
Countrywide Financial is seeking a second multi-billion dollar bailout plan, as it continues to struggle because of the global credit crunch and a contracting U.S. housing market, the New York Post reported on its Web site on Tuesday.
The market plunged Friday after government data showed the first decline in jobs since 2003. Is the economy falling apart and with it, this bull market?
Bulls wasted no time getting back to work Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged nearly 100 points on optimism tech and bank earnings will keep going higher. Is today a sign the market won't fall victim to September's gloomy past?
Fall is near, so let's turn on the webcams and give you some autumn answers to your seasonal trades.
United Technologies, EMC 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.
Is Halliburton the worst run oil company? Is it too late to get in on Tim Hortons? Cramer answers viewer emails.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.
What events will move the markets this autumn? What should you be looking at going into a new cycle? The guys give you next season’s trades now.
Stocks ended another volatile week on a positive note as investors were cheered by President Bush's plan to help distressed homeowners and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's stance that the central bank will act as needed to address credit concerns.
U.S. subprime auto lenders say they do not see a rising wave of defaults, but over the past year they have made a number of moves to burnish the scratches and dents in their loan portfolios.
The health of Wall Street's investment banks and the possibility that they are holding hidden financial bomb shells has been one of the biggest worries on the minds of traders. In fact, today is a kind of witching day for Wall Street as the firms shut their books on what has been an eventful quarter.
Investment banks are set to cut 10% to 15% of their staff across the board as turmoil in the markets takes its toll on revenues, the Financial Times reports. The bulk of cuts are expected in structured credit and leveraged finance.
Stocks closed mostly lower after a day of choppy trading as investors worried whether Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke would signal a possible interest rate cut during a speech Friday morning. Volume was very light but without extreme volatility," said Scott Fullman, director of investment strategy, for IA Englander.
Buy and hold, buy and hold. To Cramer, that strategy is garbage. Why? Because it assumes the market will never top out. But those who remember 2000 know different. Here's how to spot a peak in a portfolio.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.