Hartford is seeing heavy options trading Friday, as its stock soars more than 88% even as the broader markets drop. Hartford Financial Services, which has an average daily call volume of 10,000 contracts, saw 37,100 calls trade in the first hour of trading this morning. That's three times full session volume in just 60 minutes!
Over 95% of S&P 500 companies are in negative territory for 2008, but are there any that may be poised for a bigger rebound in 2009? Here is a screen that might give you some ideas.
Still feeling shocked by how much your portfolio has fallen in value in the past couple of months? With the holidays upon us, here is a look at the purchasing power those shares still have. After all, a share of Berkshire Hathaway can still buy you a Porsche 911.
The markets close out a negative week with a late day rally on the expected nomination of Timothy Geithner to the position of Treasury Secretary.
Not all energy Master Limited Partnerships are created equal. Jim Cramer breaks down the crucial differences and warns the savvy investor to stay away from the riskier offerings.
Since the Lehman bankruptcy on September 15, the S&P 500 has lost one third of its value. During this slide, which has spanned 48 trading sessions, the S&P has fallen on two-thirds of the days.
Stocks ended at their session lows Monday following the latest wave of dismal news: Retailers reported profit declines, big banks prepared for job cuts and Japan officially declared itself in a recession.
Stocks wavered after a morning selloff as investors shrugged of the latest wave of dismal news: Retailers reported profit declines, big banks prepared for job cuts and Japan officially declared itself in a recession.
Stocks declined Monday as the latest wave of dismal news washed over Wall Street: Retailers reported profit declines, big banks prepared for job cuts and Japan officially declared itself in a recession.
Another harrowing week on Wall Street has drawn to a close. Find out how the traders are playing it. Also check out our interview with celebrated strategist Ed Yardeni.
Cramer makes room in the Sell Block today for a whole gang of misfits, based on analysis that Goldman Sachs released on Tuesday. Today's Sell Block detainees: life insurance companies like Lincoln, Hartford, Prudential and Principal. To put it simply, they're in "big trouble," according to Goldman's piece.
Too bad that's exactly what most CEOs did, and now they're paying for it.
The nation's unemployment rate is at a 14-year high, General Motors reported a massive third-quarter loss and says it may run out of cash next year, and Ford is planning more job cuts after burning through billions of its own.
The S&P 500 had its fourth worst 2-day loss in history today, losing over 100 points since Election Day.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
We’re doing something a little different here. Following are the month’s biggest losers. Find out which stocks were really roughed up during October!
It's not a good time for the options market, options analyst Rebecca Darst told CNBC Friday.
U.S. stocks had another wild swing in the final 15 minutes of trading that pumped up the Dow from a gain of about 50 points to nearly 200 points as traders largely shrugged off this morning's GDP report that showed the economy is shrinking.
The Dow has traded in a “tight” 290-point range today. Sound familiar? Well, that’s what happened yesterday, too… until the last hour of trading when the markets’ volatility reappeared, especially in the last few minutes of the trading day.
Despite the stock market sell-off find out why Karen Finerman and PIMCO's Mohamed El-Erian say they're more optimistic now than they've been in a while.