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  • Youth-Apparel Stores Showed Strength in May Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 10:38 AM ET

    With May same-store sales out today, one analyst said that youth apparel retailers performed well last month, though he expects the next two months will be better tests for consumer sales.Strong sales at Pacific Sunwear and Zumiez represent "their strength in the West Coast lifestyle," Piper Jaffray retail analyst Jeff Klinefelter said on "Squawk Box." He added that small cap vendor Phillip Van Heusen performed well also.

  • Could You Pass Today's Test? Friday, 1 Jun 2007 | 8:49 PM ET

    Close your books and pick up your pencils. It’s time to see if you’ve got what it takes to make it as a trader. In this feature, Dylan poses a scenario and biz students must quickly come up with smart trades. This week they’re from Penn State, University of Illinois, Ohio State, and Washington University. Could you pass today's test?

  • J.Lo, Lee and Wal-Mart Friday, 1 Jun 2007 | 8:08 PM ET

    It started off as a rainy, muddy day here in Northwest Arkansas -- a fitting backdrop for the Wal-Mart annual meeting, given Wall Street's dampened expectations. By the end of day, it was a scorcher and Wal-Mart's stock price closed up 4% on the day. Here are the nuggets I found interesting and overlooked by many: Russia and India were specifically referenced as potential international markets.

  • Can Allen Questrom Save Wal-Mart? Friday, 1 Jun 2007 | 6:58 PM ET
    Allen Questrom

    Wal-Mart's board is trying to reverse course from its well-documented high-profile fashion faux pas and they're bringing in a big gun to do that. One of the topics up for vote at the Wal-Mart annual investor meeting in Arkansas this week will be whether to add Allen Questrom to its board of directors. Within the retail industry, Allen Questrom is viewed as a master of merchandising and retail.

  • Stop Trading! Thursday, 31 May 2007 | 3:24 PM ET

    Is the individual investor coming back to the market?; Ralph Lauren runs the retail space; and the play for a hairy hurricane season.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.

  • Unlocking Another 1,000 Points From the Dow Friday, 25 May 2007 | 7:45 PM ET

    All week, Cramer's broken down the Dow stock by stock to show Home Gamers how the index should climb another thousand points before the year is over. 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.

  • Kohl's, Nordstrom, Penney Net Profit Tops Estimates Friday, 18 May 2007 | 12:05 AM ET
    Kohl's

    Department-store retailers Kohl's, J.C. Penney and Nordstrom posted better-than-expected first-quarter earnings on Thursday and raised profit forecasts for the full year, citing demand for exclusive brands and designer merchandise.

  • The Word On Gas Prices Soaring 4%... Thursday, 17 May 2007 | 8:41 PM ET

    The guys go behind the headlines and give you their take on... gas prices soaring 4% in one day... why airline stocks are surging.. and more. Find out where they see fast money.

  • Cramer: The Sun’s Setting on Solar Stocks Thursday, 17 May 2007 | 7:37 PM ET

    He saw it last year in ethanol, and now he's seeing it in sun power - the market's being flooded with shares for sale. So much so, Cramer's reminded of the dot-com era. Might be time to sell.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.

  • Finals: New Leader And Some Important Notes Thursday, 17 May 2007 | 10:54 AM ET

    Hey everyone, a bit later than usual, but we have the leaderboard for the finals with a new name on top. A few notes before we get to that. Some of the numbers were incomplete in yesterdays' post for a couple of portfolios. However, I want to make clear that the total for the portfolio values were accurate. We just had a little less of the complete picture for the trades. We're working to make sure we do the best job on that front. As for one stock--BPRG--it is a valid stock for the contest. Reuters data shows a market cap of $1.3B on 3/2/07--which was the date for contest stocks.

  • JC Penney

    J.C. Penney reported a higher quarterly profit as private-label brands helped margins, and the department store operator raised its full-year earnings forecast.

  • Playing JC Penney, Kohl's & Nordstrom Ahead Of Earnings Wednesday, 16 May 2007 | 1:14 PM ET

    Retail investors are bracing for a storm, coming later this week. J.C. Penney (JCP), Kohl's(KSS), and Nordstrom's (JWN) will barrage Wall Street with quarterly earnings on Thursday. That leaves you one day to make your move. What is it?

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Tuesday, 15 May 2007 | 7:47 PM ET

    Ford, Chemed, NYSE Euronext, Syneron Medical 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.

  • Cramer's Game Plan for the Week of May 14 Friday, 11 May 2007 | 6:45 PM ET

    The slump in retail is actually a good thing for investors, Cramer says. Plus, a sleeper stock worth watching 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.

  • Market Outlook: Stocks Could Power Higher Friday, 11 May 2007 | 4:34 PM ET

    Economic data could continue to make the markets fluctuate, but many analysts say liquidity will ultimately keep the rally going.  Money managers expect the market will have pullbacks in the near-term, but many say the overall trend remains bullish.

  • No. 2 - Worst Month Ever Thursday, 10 May 2007 | 8:13 PM ET

    Last month Wal-Mart (WMT) posted its steepest decline since the Carter administration. Rival Target (TGT) and department store JC Penney (JCP) didn't fare much better. They blame cold weather and an early Easter. Should retail investors take the Summer off?

  • The outlook for consumer spending dimmed Thursday after big retailers stumbled in April, their sales hurt by rising gasoline prices and the weak housing market.

  • Are You Diversified? Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | 7:42 PM ET

    Don't get riled up just because the market is on fire. You need to stay diversified, and Cramer is here to keep you on course.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. Retailers Set to Deliver Weak April Sales Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | 2:46 PM ET

    April showers bring May flowers, and, for retailers the analogy is apt: April sales were extremely dreary, but conditions are looking up for May and June.

  • Mad Mail Tuesday, 8 May 2007 | 7:57 PM ET

    Is Hewlett-Packard worth the buy? Why doesn't Microsoft acquire Yahoo!? What about retail stocks? Cramer answers viewers' questions.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.