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Wall Street resumed its cautious stance Friday, giving up sizable early gains and closing sharply lower as investors played it safe and cashed in profits before the weekend.
Diversified manufacturer Honeywell International Inc said quarterly profit rose 17.8 percent, matching Wall Street's expectations, with sales and profits up across all its business units.
This has been a good week, with the stimulus package on its way, a 75 bp cut in rates from the Fed, and some hope that bond insurers may be getting some help from insurance regulators. S&P 500 up 2 percent.
Microsoft's strong earnings and bullish forecast could be a catalyst for more tech buying in Friday's session.
As the markets continue to swing up and down, some of the biggest names in the Dow Industrials can be snapped up with fairly sizable yields.
With the threat of recession ever looming, what’s the best way for American investors to strike back? Find out from Guy Adami.
Traders are blinking in disbelief at the commodity complex, as the S&P Energy Index (a basket of all the major energy stocks) has hit an historic high and gold stocks have gone parabolic. Look at what gold stocks have done in just the past two days:
The first days of the New Year bring Citigroup's Citi Investment Research Top Picks: The bank polled each of its fundamental analysts on a single best money-making idea for 2008, with the option of an additional small-cap pick. Citi says its 2007 list produced an average share price return of 16.7 percent, well ahead of the Standard and Poor's 500 average of 4.2 percent.
A contrarian investment strategy known as "Dogs of the Dow" has been a laggard this year, pulled down by Citigroup, one of the biggest casualties of the subprime credit meltdown.
Figuring out when and how a company’s earnings are going to change before anybody else does is hard to do, and it’s time consuming. But, man, does it pay off.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.
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Time to sort through the Fast Money in-box and answer more of your messages. Art writes, “Will a recession affect Honeywell (HON) stock more than others? It is viewed sometimes as a cyclical stock.”
Honeywell (HON) and United Technologies (UTX) both appear to be thriving on aerospace demand. Should you trade it?
LIBOR rates are down today, admittedly only slightly; but it's a start. Asian markets closed down about 2 percent; Europe also down about 2 percent. Retail sales and jobless claims good, but Producer Price Index indicates wholesale inflation stronger than expected.
So, does this mean I'm gonna get scooped by Reuters on Merck stories? I'm just kidding, but that was one of my reactions when I saw the press release this morning from Merck announcing that it's putting the CEO of Reuters, Tom Glocer, on its Board of Directors. The head of a financial data and news company on the Board of a major drug company. Very interesting.
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.
U.S. stock investors looking to recoup from the worst week in almost three months will have to keep one eye out for signs of weakness in earnings due this week and the other on the threat surging oil prices.
Fear returned to Wall Street this past week, and the Fed's meeting Oct. 31 is now being looked at as a necessary balm for the markets. Rightly or wrongly, that's how traders are see it, and they now expect the Fed to cut its target Fed funds rate and probably discount rate by a quarter point at that meeting.
AmEx on Monday will tell us about how consumer spending looks, but the pattern is clear: CEOs are talking down expectations. Sound familiar? They did this before! At the end of Q1, there were all sorts of comments from CEOs not to expect much in Q2 and Q3.
U.S. stocks, beleaguered by disappointing earnings, record oil prices, credit problems and underlying fears that the worst is still ahead, fell fast and hard Friday.