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  • Options Action: A Hot Insurer Stock!

    Hartford is seeing heavy options trading Friday, as its stock soars more than 88% even as the broader markets drop. Hartford Financial Services, which has an average daily call volume of 10,000 contracts, saw 37,100 calls trade in the first hour of trading this morning. That's three times full session volume in just 60 minutes!

  • Not all energy Master Limited Partnerships are created equal. Jim Cramer breaks down the crucial differences and warns the savvy investor to stay away from the riskier offerings.

  • Mad Money: Housing Is Key to Saving Market

    It sounds simple enough, but this sector's at the heart of all our problems, Cramer says.

  • Stop Trading!: Watching Wells Fargo

    This stock's performance is a key barometer for the market, Cramer says.

  • Don't Assume – You Know What They Say

    Too bad that's exactly what most CEOs did, and now they're paying for it.

  • Dow Jumps Nearly 200 in Another Photo Finish

    U.S. stocks had another wild swing in the final 15 minutes of trading that pumped up the Dow from a gain of about 50 points to nearly 200 points as traders largely shrugged off this morning's GDP report that showed the economy is shrinking.

  • Deja Vu as Dow Trades in Tight Range...For Now

    The Dow has traded in a “tight” 290-point range today. Sound familiar? Well, that’s what happened yesterday, too… until the last hour of trading when the markets’ volatility reappeared, especially in the last few minutes of the trading day.

  • Recapitalization of European banks is continuing: ING took a 10 billion euro ($13.5 billion) cash influsion; French banking giant Societe Generale was down on capitalization concerns; Sweden outlined a $205 billion plan to support its banks. Secretary Paulson will speak at 11:30am ET, giving details of the application process for the capital purchase program. Also: Oppenheimer is upgrading all the big oil and gas names this morning.

  • Why Insurance Stocks Are Under Pressure

    In general, traders and analysts agree that: 1) these insurers have very little short-term debt; 2) do not use much financial leverage; 3) they receive new dollars every day that need to be invested.

  • We appear to have had a rare 90 percent upside day, where 90 percent of the volume was to the upside, and 90 percent of stocks to the upside.

  • The issues are: 1) forced selling & redemptions in the last hour 2) continuing uncertainty in credit markets

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT
    Stocks Stomped in Financial Freefall

    Stocks opened aggressively higher Thursday as Wall Street sought to break a dismal six-day losing streak.

  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT
    Tech Only Salvation for Wobbly Stocks

    Stocks opened aggressively higher Thursday as Wall Street sought to break a dismal six-day losing streak.

  • Man of Steel?

    Turns out Wachovia's CEO was more hero than villian. It's just that Cramer didn't know until the Wells Fargo deal was announced.

  • For the week ending Friday, October 3, 2008,  the major U.S. Indices declined steeply on continued uncertainties over the financial bailout / rescue plan, concerns in the credit markets and more economic deterioration.

  • Stocks Wobble as Investors Sell the Rally

    Stocks hovered around the flat line Friday afternoon after the House approved the revised $700 bailout bill for Wall Street. Apple shares recovered as did shares of Hartford and other insurers.

  • Cramer: AIG Must Not Fail

    It would be a "tragedy" if the government let this company fail, he says.

  • New York Seeks Auction-Rate Pacts With 3 Banks

    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office, which is investigating Wall Street's sales practices in auction-rate securities, told JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Wachovia on Monday that it wants to begin settlement talks immediately.

  • August Outlook

    Is the bottom for banks in? Will oil keep falling? Will retail earnings support the notion the consumer is ok? What’s going to happen in August?

  • Why Aren’t We Happy?

    With most of the big names reporting, earnings season has been better than expected. So why aren’t we happy?