And how the "Mad Money" host thinks you should treat it.
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See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.
Stocks closed up modestly, easing off the highs of the day, as upbeat earnings reports and rising commodity prices gave a lift to the market. BofA and Intel rose, while Verizon fell.
The market seems to be saying that it is not sure where the growth will come from this year. December was fair, not great; now we are going up against tougher comps, and stocks are more expensive.
Stocks gained, although they traded down from the highs of the day, following a handful of positive earnings reports and rising commodity prices. BofA and Intel rose, while Verizon fell.
Joe Terranova of Virtus Investment Partners explains why and defends his argument against Veracruz founder Steve Cortes.
Stocks advanced amid several positive earnings reports and as debt concerns among peripheral euro zone countries faded for the moment. HP and BofA rose, while Verizon fell.
Alcoa has confirmed that the problem with stocks may be more about valuation than about fundamentals. CLSA put it simply after reviewing Alcoa's strong earnings: "We reiterate our Sell rating as we do not see upside from these levels."
U.S. stock index futures edged slightly higher ahead of the open Tuesday after Alcoa got earnings season off to a good start with better-than-expected results after the close Monday.
There's nothing like buyer's remorse when it comes to stocks.
Stocks ended up nearly a percent or more as investors flocked to stocks, pushing the market to new two-year highs for the first trading day of the year. Bank of America and Alcoa gained, while Coca-Cola fell.
Stocks ended up nearly a percent or more as investors flocked to stocks, pushing the market to new two-year highs for the first trading day of the year. BofA and Alcoa rise, while Coca-Cola slipped.