The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), widely considered the measure for fear in the market, rose over 8 percent to near 22 on Thursday. Should investors be paying closer attention to the figures? Gordon Charlop, managing director of Rosenblatt Securities, and Alan Valdes, vice president of Kabrik Trading, shared their insights.
Here are the three stocks that Cramer will be eyeing for the rest of the trading day.
The window to cash in on marketing deals for Olympic athletes is very short, but another good games ensures that American speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno, who has so far won a silver and bronze, can be relevant for years to come.
Markets opened lower on Thursday after the government said weekly jobless claims rose more than expected last week. What should investors expect for stocks going forward? Robert Heller, former Federal Reserve Governor, and Kathleen Stephansen, chief economist at Aladdin Capital Holdings, discussed their market outlooks.
Even though investors get another dose of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke in Washington, D.C., the problems in Greece have crept back to the forefront of investor concerns. The issue today is whether the country can cut the budget enough to help the situation. And the big deal on Wall Street involves Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola Enterprises.
The Dow dropped more than 150 points, or about 1.5 percent, after a report showed jobless claims surged last week. Coca-Cola was one of the biggest drags on the Dow following news it plans to buy its bottler. And Palm fell more than 20 percent at the open after the gadget maker slashed its revenue forecast.
Coca-Cola announced plans to buy the North American operations of its largest bottler, Coca-Cola Enterprises, in a substantially cashless deal that would cut costs and increase flexibility in its distribution. What does the move mean for investors? David Silver, equity research analyst at Wall Street Strategies shared his insights.
Coca-Cola's decision to purchase their North American bottler Coca-Cola Enterprises is not a reversal of company strategy, but will allow both companies to strengthen their partnership and business in the North American and European markets, Muhtar Kent, Coca-Cola's CEO told CNBC Thursday.
Stock futures added to losses after the government said weekly jobless claims ramped up more than expected last week.
Are the markets having a case of the Mondays? Not only do the markets have a tendency to consistently perform worse on Mondays, but in fact for the Dow and S&P, Monday is the only weekday that has a negative average rate of return.
U.S. stocks posted their best weekly gain since November 6, 2009, led to the upside by the S&P 500 index, rising 3.13%. Industrial and material stocks were among the best performers this week.
If I were to tell you that Bode Miller—who won the bronze medal in the downhill on Monday -- still has sponsors, you'd likely ask me HOW
While the "world's fastest" label might make a roller coaster more marketable, it doesn't make a sliding track more marketable to us. For the majority of people, speed is relative. It only matters who comes in first, second and third.
U.S. stocks snapped four weeks of consecutive losses, led to the upside by the NASDAQ Composite, posting a gain of 1.98%. This week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed below the 10,000-mark, its lowest close since November 4, 2009.
Global markets have been rattled in recent weeks by concerns over debt trouble in Greece. But could this be an opportunity for U.S. investors to benefit from bonds and stocks coming out of at-risk European countries? James Altucher, managing director at Formula Capital shared his stock picks.
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Stocks struggled — and lost — Wednesday as traders mulled a possible bailout of Greece and the Fed's exit strategy after comments from Bernanke.
Futures were pointing to a higher open Wednesday but pared gains after a report showed the US trade gap widened more than expected.
The move was about more than just Greece, Cramer says.
Despite a market selloff that appears orderly and expected, investors find themselves bracing for the worst.