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  • The Consumer Price Index fell -0.1% last month.  The core rate, excluding energy and food, rose 0.2%.  Here is a breakdown of the inflation benchmark to show you where costs are rising most.

  • 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.

  • The big banks made a lot of bad trades that cost them billions of dollars. Now they may lose money on the good trades they made.

  • 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.

  • At the start of the month, General Electric was falling fast and the company that once boasted a half trillion dollar market cap, was at risk of falling out of the Top 20 biggest companies in the S&P 500.  In less than a month, that has changed significantly.

  • Sexy might sell, but Cramer doesn’t recommend always buying it.

  • The oil patch is the perfect place to look for company payouts. Cramer thinks this firm is the best in the group.

  • This company has increased its payout to shareholders for 52 years in a row. Cramer expects 2009 to be the same.

  • These companies will tell us whether or not Monday’s rally was real.

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    People are more likely to trust their financial company if they advertise; they trust their bank or investment firm less if they don't.

  • The abrupt end of Wall Street's latest rally proves once again that short-term investing is a hazardous business, according to Sarat Sethi of Douglas C. Lane & Associates. That having been said, there are more short-term opportunities coming.

  • Cramer’s former punching bag seems to have made an inspired turnaround.

  • Among those young people coming of age today, we can see a shift in goals from just a few years ago. Gifting is creative: kids donating their big events for causes rather than spending on lavish parties. There’s less desire among graduates to plunge into big-money-making endeavors rather, there is genuine interest in giving back.

  • This was a very constructive week, the best weekly advance for the Dow and the S&P 500 since November.

  • 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.

  • History is no guide for investors right now, Cramer says.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Geron and Wells Fargo popped while HSBC and Proctor & Gamble dropped.

  • Duke Energy is seeing extremely unusual call activity as its shares reach multi-year lows. More than 33,000 calls traded at the April 12.50 strike against open interest of just 784 contracts by mid-afternoon Thursday. Why?

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    Procter & Gamble options are among the most heavily traded Friday, with much of the activity in the April contract. The trading appears to signal a big bet that more volatile times are ahead for the consumer products giant.