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Stocks Johnson & Johnson

  • Events surrounding swine flu are unfolding rapidly. With so many new developments what's the trade?

  • There are two kinds of companies in the market – cyclical and secular. One of the most important moves in the game is knowing when to shift money from one to the other.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.

  • Boston Scientific has rallied back to its highest levels since last year's financial crisis and is scheduled to discuss a key defibrillator trial this morning, prompting one large investor to position for a potential decline.

  • Stocks rallied for the month of August but fell on Monday as concerns about the global economy weighed on Wall Street. What must you know about this market?

  • Are there any buying opportunities for investors on the horizon? Jeffrey Saut at Raymond James and Douglas Cliggott at Dover Management shared their market oulooks.

  • There is a pattern to recessions. Aggregate demand declines, employment falls, production slows, and the economy contracts.  Central bankers, focused on price stability and maximum employment, add liquidity (credit) to the system to counter the decline and stimulate growth.  Risky assets whose very survival may have been questioned at the economic nadir, rebound with remarkable flourish as their near-death experience becomes a distant memory.

  • Dividend yields in the Dow index are down about a quarter of a point since early June and 165 basis points since early March, as equity markets continue to trend higher, pushing yields lower.  Here is a look at the dividend yields of all 30 Dow components:

  • Bob Pavlik, chief market strategist at Banyan Partners, and Charles Bobrinskoy, vice chairman and director of research at Ariel Investments, told CNBC how investors can prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.

  • First off, I thought I would share a little good news with you all.  Farr, Miller & Washington, LLC ranked in the top 1% of all large-cap growth managers over the trailing 12-month period ended June 30, 2009, according to PSN Enterprises Database of large-cap managers.  We are very proud to have achieved these investment results for our clients, and we are always looking for more clients to add to our ever-increasing rolls. 

  • Compared to an average short interest of 2.2% for all Dow components, bets against these three companies stand at around 8%.

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    It seems Warren Buffett has turned trader. No not traitor, trader! The Fast Money gang thinks Buffett has become quite nimble and you might want to follow his lead!

  • Are the dog days of August ahead? Stocks pulled back from their highs of the week, with the S&P 500 off 0.85%, the Dow sliding 0.82% and the Nasdaq down 1.19%.

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway was doing more selling than buying of stocks during the second quarter, but there is one new holding: New Jersey-based medical technology company Becton Dickinson.  Berkshire also added to its stake in Johnson & Johnson, although the holdings are still well below where they were before Buffett sold over 33 million shares last fall.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • After the S&P 500 hit its 2009 high last Friday, the major averages dropped marginally to start the week but the market remains close to its year-to-date high.

  • Pharma Stocks

    Critics have been saying for years that big pharma's been pi..., er, throwing away money on relatively unproductive research and development of new drugs. But a new study shows urine could eventually provide a new revenue stream.

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    A sigh of relief can be heard by all after two brutal years in the equity markets. But there is something interesting occurring that is gaining little attention. Companies with consistent, stable cash flow, (and not highly leveraged) are underperforming more risky leveraged assets. What's going on?

  • Douglas Roberts of Channel Capital Research.com and John Burns of Burns Advisory Group shared their market and economic outlooks—and how investors can make money.

  • Plus, get calls on the banks, natural gas and more.

  • The recovery trade continues today. Cyclicals are notably outperforming more defensive names once again, with the Morgan Stanley Cyclical Index is up 3 percent, while the Morgan Stanley Consumer Index is up just 0.75 percent. This extends the recent trend that has taken place during the current summer rally.