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The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index or the VIX, Wall Street's main barometer of investor fear, shot up on Friday as many anxious players sought options to guard their portfolios.
The future of this renewable energy source is bright, especially since it's expected to be cost-competitive within five years. And the US is well-positioned to benefit.
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.
Shopping for promising stocks? Where better than at the supermarket? Jeff Auxier of Auxier Asset Management has some tasty food-business selections for investors.
Wall Street has been busy figuring out where and when consumers will spend their rebate checks, even as the latest consumer sentiment numbers show U.S. consumers are more distressed than they've been since 1982.
The Lightning Round is extended in this new CNBC.com exclusive feature.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of AMR Corp. and Movado popped while Sallie Mae and Safeway dropped.
In a down economy, investors often turn to Consumer Staples that are more insulated from economic cycles. Key in this sector are food stocks; after all we still have to eat. Yesterday, Conagra beat analyst expectations and today Erin Burnett interviews Kendall Powell, the CEO from General Mills. Here is a list of some of the biggest food related companies and how they have performed YTD.
With no new economic data to consider, markets on Friday will continue to chew over the issues that have been concerning them all week -- the constricted credit markets, rising inflation and a weakening economic picture.
Following are the day's biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Louisiana Pacific and Copa Holdings popped while Safeway and Lehman dropped.
Creeping credit worries and fears of inflation were pushed aside Wednesday afternoon, but those issues will continue to dog markets Thursday.
What's the trade as wholesale prices post their biggest 1-month jump since 1973?
British grocer Tesco could position its Fresh & Easy chain among the top 10 supermarket retailers in the United States by 2015, with U.S. sales of $10 billion, TNS Retail Forward saidin a report on Thursday.
Safeway on Tuesday posted higher quarterly profit, helped by a revamp of its store format and cost-cutting.
A federal appeals court on Thursday denied a request from the Federal Trade Commission to temporarily block Whole Foods Market from merging with rival Wild Oats Markets, a Whole Foods spokeswoman said.
With the market as up and down as it is these days, my schedule has been just as much of a rollercoaster ride! I'm behind on responding to some of the interesting notes that have made their way into my retail detail inbox. So this Friday I decided to catch up! Retail detail reader Mark Coleman raised a good question about cause-related marketing and the type of Super Saturday fundraiser events that I wrote about a few days ago.
Apple, Honeywell, Kroger and more...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.
Earnings remain the focus of traders going into the weekend, but analysts say the potential impact of rising crude oil and subprime troubles will also be on the minds of traders. Today is also an options expiration Friday.
Eddie Lampert's name is thrown around a lot these days whenever speculation of a buyout in the retail sector comes to the front of the rumor mill. Today, his name is once again surfacing but this time his Sears Holdings is being linked to rumors of a buyout of grocer Safeway, not a Macy's LBO.