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  • Stocks Close Higher on Fed, Stimulus Plan Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 3:12 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher in another jittery session, helped by expectations of another Fed rate cut and an economic stimulus package from the federal government.

  • I want to address an issue I mentioned yesterday which generated a lot of reader mail. I wrote: “You can’t do a stated income loan anymore, and you can’t do 100 percent financing.” I was actually quoting a mortgage expert I had spoken with earlier who was trying to make the point that despite the Fed rate cut, lending standards today are far tighter than they were just six months ago.

  • Look Sharp: Home Sales Flat -- But Not Bottoming Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | 2:28 PM ET

    It’s the last day of 2007, which means everyone and their broker are busy with predictions for 2008, but I’d caution you in using today’s numbers from the National Association of Realtors as any basis for prediction.

  • New Home Sales Plummet -- But Prices Up?! Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 4:24 PM ET

    I've never claimed to be an economist (just play one on TV), but I have held a few yard sales in my time, so this I know: If something isn't selling, lower the price. So how can new home sales be reportedly dropping 9 percent while the price of a new home rose month-to-month from $229,500 to $239,100?!

  • After-Christmas Sales? Not at Home Builders Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 12:06 PM ET
    KB Home Sales Center

    So I was clicking through all the sale spams in my inbox this morning -- from all the major retailers -- offering me 25 to 60 percent off on cashmere items, plasma TVs, sateen sheets and unwanted DVDs. Suddenly it occurred to me that one group of retailers was conspicuously absent: America’s big home builders.

  • Out Of The Office Today Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | 2:21 PM ET

    I'm out of the office today, but I'll be back -- and blogging -- on Wednesday. Happy Holidays!

  • HUD's Reply to My 'Fuzzy Math' Query Friday, 21 Dec 2007 | 1:59 PM ET

    The folks at HUD felt that my blog of yesterday left out some key points, namely, their side of the story, so I am happy to post a reply directly from them.

  • Stock Rally Fizzles on Bank Warnings Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 5:48 PM ET

    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.

  • Outlook '08: Real Estate Offers Bargains And Damaged Goods Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 11:39 AM ET

    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.

  • Stocks End the Week On a Positive Note Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 6:01 PM ET

    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.

  • Pulte Reaffirms Fourth-Quarter Outlook Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 9:42 AM ET

    Shares of homebuilder stocks were trading higher on Tuesday after Pulte Homes reaffirmed its fourth-quarter outlook late Monday.

  • Abu Dhabi's Cash Infusion: Does It Save Citi? Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 9:25 AM ET

    Abu Dhabi's $7.5 billion capital injection into Citi--that's 4.9% of the company--contains a stunning figure: a mandatory convertible that pays 11% yield (Citi currently has a 7.1% dividend yield)! That, as many have observed, is above the average yield for junk bonds, currently about 9%.

  • It's Official: Markets Are In Correction Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 4:50 PM ET

    A late-day selloff pushed the major stock averages down 10% from their highs, meaning the market is now officially in a correction.

  • Your First Move For Wednesday Nov. 21st Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 7:01 PM ET

    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • Game Plan: More Bad News? Thank God. Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 11:08 AM ET

    Without a dire market, the Fed won’t move.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.

  • Market Insider/Wednesday Look Ahead Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 11:23 AM ET

    Buying in tech stocks could lift the market again Wednesday, but Merrill Lynch earnings hang in front of the opening bell like a dark cloud. Or should we say Merrill's report of losses. The firm is scheduled to report third quarter numbers between 7:30 and 8 a.m., and analysts are forecasting a loss of $0.45 per share.

  • Stop Trading!: Buy...Homebuilders? Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 7:46 PM ET

    Cramer said he would consider "taking a shot" at the risky homebuilders, but only for a trade. Also, he shows support for the chief of Merrill Lynch.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 Edge Lower After Seesaw Day Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 4:26 PM ET

    Stocks finished near even Thursday as Wall Street endured another topsy-turvy session, with rumors – of more subprime trouble and a Fed rate cut – proving just as influential on the markets as a handful of economic and earnings reports.

  • Earnings (Good) Vs. The Economy (Weak) For Traders Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 10:55 AM ET

    Some positive earnings news is putting a floor under stocks but economic news and credit worries could be the ceiling. Durable goods data this morning showed signs of weakness, but new home sales rose a 4.8% to 770,000, a positive pickup after a decline in August. Forecasts were for 775,000 units.

  • Motorola Beats Street And BofA Cuts Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 9:25 AM ET

    Futures trading up as Motorola beat expectations and guided upward while EMC was in line and both are up nicely pre-open. There's strength in Europe, strength in Asia, third Quarter GDP in China rose 11.5%. That was in line with expectations. Chinese stocks are the only major market down in Asia, down 5%, probably on worries that more rate hikes are likely.

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