Bailouts, bonuses and bad business behavior all combined to erode the overall reputation of corporate America to its worst standing in 10 years, according to a new survey by Harris Interactive.
Forget politics. Cramer has a better way to judge the president's performance: stocks.
"Wall Street continues to be in a position where they're feeling out this administration and don't quite trust him yet," one investor says.
It's not just the TARP wife. The recession has Americans from coast to coast redefining their definition of luxury, according to a new Pew Research survey. One of the biggest casualties: The microwave.
Dan writes, “Freeport-McMoRan has had quite a run up lately. Is the trade over or does it have more legs?"
With stocks rallying for 5 weeks in a row now, dividend yields are falling back to Earth. The average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has fallen over 25% since the rally began in early March. See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.
Yesterday, two Dow components crossed over their 200-day moving averages. There are now 3 Dow stocks trading at these levels. Here is a break down of the 30 Dow stocks with respect to their 50 and 200-day averages.
Another sign that the markets may be turning around is reflected in today’s initial public offering of the Chinese video game maker Changyou.com. Here's how it stacks up compared to other IPO's.
Even the business world's worst executives are making big money. So much for performance-based compensation.
As we enter the last trading day of the month and quarter, here are some of the best and worst performers for the period.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Retailers, fast food restaurants and consumer goods manufacturers are seeing a strong response as frugal consumers try to weather the economic downtown.
The major indices have some distance to go today if they are going to break weekly records. However, there are 4 Dow components that are on track for their best week in at least 40 years...
Last night on Fast Money, Guy Adami mentioned that "the PE is very compelling" for Hewlett Packard. Many of the PE's for the Dow 30 are at historic lows. Here's a "By the Numbers" look at current PE's and implied valuation.
When food industry giants like Kellogg want to ensure that American consumers are being protected from contaminated products, they rely on private inspectors like Eugene A. Hatfield. So last spring Mr. Hatfield headed to the Peanut Corporation of America plant in southwest Georgia to make sure its chopped nuts, paste and peanut butter were safe to use in things as diverse as granola bars and ice cream.
Two months into the year, the average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has continued to rise since the start of 2009, despite some significant dividend cuts like those from CNBC parent, General Electric. See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.
The Dow Industrials, Dow Transports, and Dow Utilities are all hitting multi-year lows now. While the Dow Industrials and Dow Transports have been closing at new lows for days, the Dow Utilities closed below its October low for the first time on Friday.
Finishing the day at 7,114.78 yesterday, the Dow closed at its lowest level since May 7, 1997. 7 of the 30 current Dow components were not in the index when the Dow last saw these levels.
As the Dow now contains five stocks under $10 (GM, C, BAC, AA, & GE), the Dow Industrials index has come under greater scrutiny on whether it is still a good gauge of the overall market.
Regarded as a safe investment, gold often shines during turbulent times when increased demand typically drives up prices. For the first time since last March, gold settled above $1,000 an ounce on Friday. Since its low back in November, when gold was just over $700 an ounce, the bullion has risen 42%. During the same period the S&P 500 has plunged 15%.