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The dangers of complacency were abundantly evident in the last hour. I have remarked all day that the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) was nearing its lowest level since July of last year. While this is an indication that the levels of fear are clearly dropping, it also indicates--given the real concerns with the economy--that complacency may be a bit too high.
Freddie Mac's earnings may hold the answer, Cramer says.
Stocks got off to a good start Monday with the Dow making triple digit gains for the week. What's the "Word on the Street?"
This Cramer "new tech" favorite is trading at a discount, but not for long.
Stocks started the week off higher, led by financials and technology stocks. RIMM and MBIA rose, while HP declined.
Some of the worst stocks are up Monday despite bad news. Are any of them worth buying?
Stocks started the week off higher as the dollar rose to a two-month high and oil receded. MBIA bounced despite reporting an astouding quarterly loss.
Doug MacKay, president and CIO of Broadleaf Partners, thinks he's spotted some stocks that can lift an investor's portfolio in the midst of recession and slow recovery.
It's been a wild ride for both the dollar and oil. When it comes to stocks, here's what the experts have to say about what they like now:
It's here! Or almost here. It's the new Research in Motion BlackBerry 9000 Bold, and what a bold step this is. It's been a year since RIM released an update, and during that time, just about every spotlight has turned to the iPhone from Apple with so many experts ceding the market to the upstart touch-screen wonder.
Research In Motion is launching a new high-end version of the BlackBerry aimed at its core base of business users, but it hopes the sleek device will also catch on in the broad retail market.
The relentless upward march of oil prices dominated the business headlines through the week, but there were other developments to inspire the traders, analysts, and fund managers who offered their suggestions to investors on CNBC.
A funny thing has been happening to Google lately. Have you noticed? It's going up! And I'm not talking about the one-day pop it got from those surprisingly good earnings. I'm talking about the day to day creep-up, the steady momentum. The parallels to Apple are pretty striking.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
The collapse of negotiations with Microsoft may have sent Yahoo shares tumbling, but the development is not scaring Dave Rovelli of Canaccord Adams away from technology entirely. "There's some healthy profit-taking right now," he told CNBC. "It's good for the market."
BusinessWeek is finally subscribing to the thought process I, and others who follow Apple, put forth months ago: that as Apple opens development for the iPhone, and more enterprises start adopting it as a worthwhile alternative to the BlackBerry from Research in Motion, it stands to reason that more companies may also lean toward the Mac as well.
Money is moving out of commodities and into growth cyclicals such as technology and financials in anticipation of an economic recovery in the second half of 2009.
The Dow rose on Thursday as a rebound in the dollar and retreating oil prices calmed fears about inflation. What's the "Word on the Street?"
Stocks continued to rally, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average past 13,000.
It's finally happening. The "long commodities/short dollar" trade that has been the primary trade for the past three months is clearly in the early stages of unwinding, and stock traders could not be happier. Money is leaving commodities and energy, and going to tech stocks and financial stocks.