On Monday Barack Obama named his top energy and environment officials. It's widely believed the team intends to tackle serious energy issues. How should you trade?
The bet is that some small amount of money will be given to the auto makers now, enough to serve as some type of bridge loan into early 2009. At that point the Democrats will have the political leverage to develop a broader rescue package in the first weeks of February.
Solar stocks plunged along with the broader market Friday on continuing investor fears of a global recession.
In Wednesday’s Web Extra Pete Najarian reveals why he thinks the solar trade is starting to turn. Also “if you want to get into drugs” Guy Adami has your play.
Joe Magyer, senior analyst at The Motley Fool, offered CNBC three reasons why investors may get burned with solar stocks.
Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Crude oil hit yet another record high today, crossing $130 / bbl for the first time ever. Yesterday on CNBC, Boone Pickens predicted $150 oil and on Friday, analysts at Goldman Sachs raised their outlook for crude oil prices during the second quarter of 2008 to average ~$140 per barrel.
It's not surprising but some retail names are increasingly showing up among the stocks sought by short sellers. Locatestock.com, which locates stocks for short sellers, says its top stocks sought by shorts this week include Crox, First Marblehead and retailer DSW.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Petrobras and Hasbro popped while News Corp and Winnebago dropped.
In Monday’s Web Extra, the traders reveal how to play Novartis, Citigroup and the solar sector.
The Shanghai Composite index is down 46 percent from its October highs, its worst showing ever. Is it time to get out of China investments? Peter Navarro, UC Irvine business professor and Jack Perkowski, author of "Managing the Dragon," offered their insights to CNBC.
Cowen analyst Robert Stone thinks there are growing trends that make the alternative energy stocks he follows more attractive. One of those factors is the concern that utilities will not be able to keep up with power demand and could have a real shortfall in the next decade.
Greyson Masters is one of the twenty finalists in our Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. He's profiled here in a video piece from "Morning Call." Greyson is currently in 15th place, with just four trading days left in the contest. He's trying to beat the other 19 finalists by creating the portfolio with the largest value to win a cool $1,000,000. Right below you can see his current value and what he owns.
Here's what's happening with our Second Chance Showdown leaderboard. Aric Fanzmeier takes first place moving up from second predominantly on his ValueClick trade making him $171K. Ryan Darichuk moves from 3rd place to second making $48K on a 2.58% gain in Netease.com. And previous leader, Linda Gordon fell to third holding onto aQuantive and losing 0.11% on its decline Monday.
Good morning. Chinese gaming stocks are in the spotlight Monday as The9 propelled Nancy Beaumont to the top of the pack on its 10.31% gain. The9 was up on the news that Electronic Arts agreed to buy a $167M stake in the company, and also licensed a soccer game to The9. Steven Lee managed to hold onto second even though he was all in cash after Friday's trading. He has now gone all-in on Neurochem.
It's five days and counting until the end of the CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge contest--with a prize on the line of $1,000,000. We have 20 finalists in the running for the money--and thousands more competing in the Second Chance Showdown for a Sony Home Theatre Entertainment System. The players have until close of trading this Friday to create the portfolio with the biggest value.
Hey folks, we have guest blogger Jeff Mishlove with some thoughts for the final week of the contest. Here's his post: One week ago, I recommended a momentum strategy based upon selecting stocks that had been surging in price during the past three months. At that time, I recommended five stocks: SCHN, NTRI, FCX, LRCX and VCLM. I see that four out of these five stocks are now up for the week.
Here's a look at our "stock report" for both the finals and Second Chance Showdown. As we've already posted, aQuantive was the big gainer for many of you in SCS. And Trump Entertainment came in a "winner" as a result of takeover interest. (wonder if The Donald likes being a contest best performer). The most actives and widely held remain pretty much the same.
Here's what's happening with the Second Chance Showdown. We have two new leaders that catapulted to the front of the pack with all-in bets on aQuantive--up 77.84% Friday. That was on news that AQNT has agreed to be acquired by Microsoft at an 85% premium. We noted in the finals post today how the top ten Second Chance Showdown leaders bought AQNT while the contest finalists, didn't. So, it's Linda Gordon in first with a portfolio value of $1,880,916.42.