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I don’t often get to chat with the CEOs of the big public builders anymore. Most of them can’t stand me because they think I’m to blame for the downfall of the housing market (What? Is my middle name Mozilo or something???).
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U.S. homebuilder sentiment sank to nearly a record low in January. A survey released Wednesday by the National Association of Home Builders cited the glut in houses on the block, and tight credit and lending conditions, as stimuli depressing the market. Nevertheless, several of the biggest builders -- and the firms with the worst outlooks -- saw their shares rise Wednesday.
Disappointing holiday shopping numbers and Citigroup's first-ever quarterly loss tore through the stock market Tuesday, sending shares of retail and banking stocks well lower while all 30 Dow components traded to the negative side.
The sector's so hot even sprinklers are making money.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 reversed a huge rally and closed with modest gains as dour forecasts from several banks overshadowed a Federal Reserve plan to ease the global credit crunch.
Betting on real estate these days is not for the faint of heart. Between the housing correction, economic uncertainty, the credit crisis and predicted softening in the commercial property markets, determining where to invest for future returns requires an extra dose of due diligence and, let's face it, good old-fashioned courage.
Yes, it's possible. Cramer explains when too much profit spells trouble.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.
Forgive me if I'm all thumbs and short thoughts today as I'm blogging by B'berry from the big housing conference in Washington, DC. So far I've heard Countrywide's Angelo Mozilo argue with Robert Toll over what's to blame for the housing problem, poor liquidity or bad lending standards (you can guess who was on which side).
U.S. stocks closed lower Monday as major Dow components and financials outweighed hopes for a Fed rate cut and a government plan to rescue at-risk homeowners.
One of the biggest problems the Street has is that no one knows how to value assets that are plummeting: in particular mortgage backed securities and their derivatives, and (to a lesser extent) land in markets that are experiencing severe downturns.
Stocks closed mostly higher on expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates and the U.S. government will help homeowners recover from the subprime mortgage crisis.
Shares of homebuilder stocks were trading higher on Tuesday after Pulte Homes reaffirmed its fourth-quarter outlook late Monday.