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  • Mad Mail: Why Diversify? Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | 7:38 PM ET

    Isn't Caterpillar also a play on CEEMEA? Why is EMC a better stock than VMware? 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.

  • Stocks closed broadly lower as already jittery investors expressed disappointment that the latest Fed minutes showed policymakers were reluctant to cut interest rates. "The comments from the Fed not indicating that a rate cut was imminent and further deterioration in the financial sector -- all of this combined and we're down substantially here," said Brian Schaeffer, an NYSE floor specialist at Van der Moolen.

  • Housing, Brokerage Stocks Continue As Weak Links Tuesday, 28 Aug 2007 | 10:27 AM ET

    The two weak links in yesterday's market--housing and brokerage stocks--continued to be the weak links today. House prices declined 3.2% in Q2 from a year earlier, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index. Home builders like Centex, Lennar and DR Horton down 4%-6% this morning; most builders are at multiyear lows.

  • Financial Shares Sell-Off Grips Markets Tuesday, 28 Aug 2007 | 9:39 AM ET

    Fear of financial companies is again gripping world stock markets. Selling in financial shares-- banks and brokers--was a theme in the U.S. market yesterday but continued around the globe as investors worry that credit problems would show up on the books of major financial institutions. Several headlines helped stir the fear. European markets are weaker this morning, and Asian stocks closed mostly lower.

  • Real Estate:  Opportunity Knocks Friday, 17 Aug 2007 | 1:48 PM ET

    From commodities and construction materials to interest rates and mortgage lenders, the state of real estate is at the forefront of most business and financial debates. But some say opportunities still exist -- if you know where to look. CNBC's crack team of reporters dug into the real estate market from every angle. Here is a sampling of what they found.

  • Saving the U.S. Economy Tuesday, 31 Jul 2007 | 10:04 AM ET

    Key sectors like the homebuilders could continue to take a serious hit. But Cramer said it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are two things he thinks could save the market.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.

  • Homebuilders Sentiment Index Sinks to 16-Year Low Tuesday, 17 Jul 2007 | 3:05 PM ET

    A key measure of industry sentiment on the U.S. market for new homes fell to its lowest point in more than 16 years, a trade group said Tuesday, as builders struggled with rising inventories of unsold houses across the country.

  • Stop Trading! Monday, 16 Jul 2007 | 1:59 PM ET

    Speculation that Warren Buffett could buy a stake in Hovnanian sent the homebuilders up. But on "Street Signs" today Cramer explained why there's a more likely target. 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.

  • The Week on Wall Street: Volatility Returns Friday, 29 Jun 2007 | 5:33 PM ET

    Stocks edged higher for the week, closing out a solid first half, but there was little to celebrate going into the July 4th holiday.

  • KB Home Swings to Sharp Loss; Revenue Misses Target Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 11:23 AM ET

    KB Home, the No. 5 U.S. home builder, posted a quarterly net loss Thursday as revenue dropped sharply due to the weak housing market.

  • Stocks finished lower in a choppy session that was overshadowed by concerns about the housing slowdown and a meltdown in the subprime mortgage industry. "The financials tend to lead the market down and that's what they were doing today," said Robert Albertson, chief strategist at Sandler O'Neill.  "I think it goes well beyond subprime. "

  • Lennar Swings to Loss, Sees Continued Weakness Tuesday, 26 Jun 2007 | 12:21 PM ET

    Lennar, the second-largest U.S. home builder, posted a quarterly loss on Tuesday, forecast a loss for the current quarter and warned that the weak housing market could deteriorate further.

  • New home sales drop.

    I remember last fall many of the major homebuilder CEO’s told me they expected May to be the big recovery period in the housing market. Spring would spring, and all that correctional nastiness would be a fond memory. So much for the merry month of May. New home sales in May fell 1.6% from April and are down nearly 16% from May of 2006. While 1.6% doesn’t sound like any kind of crash, it followed a ridiculous 16% burst in sales of new homes from March to April. What’s up with that?

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Tuesday, 26 Jun 2007 | 9:17 AM ET

    Stock futures are perking up this morning after three sessions of selling. Housing starts for May are reported today and there are a few earnings reports to make headlines.

  • Investors will soon have earnings to add to their watch list, but unlike interest rates and energy prices they may yield a positive surprise.  Though interest rates and subprime worries have rattled stocks lately, corporate profits will also be closely watched in the coming weeks. And many market pros think that--like the first quarter--the results will come in above unrealistically low forecasts.

  • Pulte Slashes Job Amid Housing Slump Friday, 1 Jun 2007 | 3:26 PM ET

    Facing a grim housing market, Pulte Homes  said Tuesday that it is cutting about 16% of its work force, or about 1,900 jobs, as part of a restructuring.

  • Pulte To Cut 16% of Work Force Amid Weak Housing Market Wednesday, 30 May 2007 | 7:18 AM ET

    Facing a grim housing market, Pulte Homes  said Tuesday that it is cutting about 16% of its work force, or about 1,900 jobs, as part of a restructuring.

  • Analyst Picks Outperforming Housing Stocks Thursday, 24 May 2007 | 10:52 AM ET

    Homebuilder Toll Brothers said its fiscal second-quarter profit fell sharply from the year-ago period. Yet April new-home sales topped estimates, jumping 16.2%.  Nishu Sood, sector analyst at Deutsche Bank, joined "Squawk on the Street" to make sense of the news -- and offer ways to play the housing market.

  • Digging Through the Dow Tuesday, 22 May 2007 | 7:48 PM ET

    People just don’t believe Cramer when he says he thinks the Dow Jones Industrial Average will see 14,548 by year’s end. That’s why all week he’s breaking down each component of the index to show the nonbelievers from where the next 1,000 points is coming. 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.

  • Real Estate Report Card: Five Best & Worst Markets Friday, 11 May 2007 | 4:43 PM ET
    A new home sign is posted outside of a housing development still under construction, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, in Issaquah, Wash., a suburb of Seattle.  The Commerce Department reported Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005, that sales of new homes rebounded in September after a huge decline in August. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    For all you hear about the housing bust, you'd think prices aren't going up anywhere. One look at the Seattle or Portland, Oregon markets tells you it isn't true.