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Futures dropped as housing starts for April came in at 458,000, well below expectations of 520,000, and permits came in at 494,000, also well below expectations of 530,000. However, most of the drop is attributable to lower multifamily construction; single family starts and permits rose, though they are still low.
While the methodology used wasn't perfect, the validation sure feels good.
Much-needed housing sales are on the rise, but partly because people are losing their homes. Cramer explains why that is good for the rest of us.
Wall Street's bears were trampled Monday, but traders say it's just a matter of time before they fight back. Once more, the market's disbelievers were proven wrong. Stocks raced 3% higher, as commodities rose, bonds sold off and the dollar and yen weakened.
You’ve heard it before, but this time a string of data suggests the housing market might finally be near its bottom. How should you be positioned?
Both the Dow and S&P rallied on Monday as better-than-expected results from Lowe's helped spark broad-based buying.
A big rise in bank stocks combined with an influx of bargain hunters Monday helped stocks reverse much of the effects of last week's slump.
Many traders went to bed last night with futures drifting lower and woke up broadsided by a surprising election in India that has pushed up emerging markets.
Plus, Cramer makes the call on banks, Bucyrus, natural gas and more.
Options trading turned bullish in Lennar Monday, after Citigroup predicted that the home builder will survive the housing bust. Call volume surged to 12,428 contracts, more than triple the 20-day average...
Comments from home improvement giant Lowe's sent the bulls running early on Monday. But how far will they go?
"My wife and I had thought of this as more of an in-between house," says one Cincinnati homeowner. "Now we have decided to concentrate on making our current home exactly like we want it."
Indian stocks that trade in the U.S. are up double digits as stock trading in India was halted for the first time because of a surge in stock prices on the big election victory for Prime Minister Singh's Congress Party.
US stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Monday following a negative week for the major indexes. But overall market direction remained uncertain as the bulls and bears struggled to take control.
Pay attention to these companies if you want to know if and when we’ll emerge from this recession.
Even though Warren Buffett always says he likes stocks more when they're cheaper, he didn't do a lot of buying as Wall Street's major indexes fell to their bear-market lows (so far) in early March. Berkshire Hathaway's first quarter stock portfolio snapshot shows no blockbuster buys. A few stakes did, however, get bigger during the first three months on the year.
Following are Friday's “Fast & Furious” trades - key questions into the close.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
S&P up over 5 percent this week, you would think the entire market is rallying. Think again. Lift the hood a little, and you will see big-time rotation going on.
Here’s a green play for you: Speculate on Americans’ growing love for gardening.