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  • Fed Pres Kohn's Statement Should Spark Rally Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 11:49 AM ET

    Fed Pres Donald Kohn moved futures 5 points up at 8 am ET by saying that if tighter credit conditions made credit more expensive and discouraged spending, it "would require offsetting policy action." This seems to imply more rate cuts, whether of the fed funds type or the discount rate.

  • UBS Shares Wobble on Subprime Concerns Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 7:28 AM ET

    Shares in Swiss-based bank UBS tumbled temporarily on Tuesday on renewed fears the group may have to make more hefty writedowns for exposure to assets hit by the subprime crisis.

  • The floor of the NYSE is buzzing with nervousness and excitement. Specialist firm Van der Moolen has announced they are exiting the business; rumors that other big specialist firms will exit are rampant. Is this it? Will the fabled NYSE floor survive?

  • Bad-News Banks: Is Worst Of Debt Woes Really Over? Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 3:09 PM ET

    Several financial institutions have been telling investors that subprime  losses may not be as big as feared. Yet many wonder if it's all just wishful thinking.

  • CPI, Subprime Helping Markets, JC Penny Disappoints Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 9:22 AM ET

    Good and bad news this morning. Good news: CPI in line with expectations. --More relief on the subprime front. UBS said they do not expect a major write-down of subprime-related exposures.

  • Analysts See Subprime Losses Reaching $400 Billion Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 9:23 AM ET

    Banks worldwide may lose as much as $400 billion from subprime mortgages, as at least one in four of the risky home loans go into default, analysts said on Monday.

  • Tech "Jitters" And Subprime Weigh On Markets Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 9:12 AM ET

    Here's what I see this Monday morning:1) U.S. dollar finally showing some strength on weakness overseas, Hong Kong at a 6 week low, about 12% from historic high. 2) Jitters in tech land. All those momentum traders piling into techs in the last couple months are nervous.

  • Mad Mail: Is Kerkorian Shorting Oil? Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 10:52 AM ET

    Plus, Cramer answers questions about Oceaneering International, Lululemon and UBS.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.

  • European Banking Stocks Tumble on Credit Concerns Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 10:26 AM ET

    Leading European bank stocks tumbled on Friday as worries mounted that the U.S. subprime crisis has taken a sharp turn for the worse and will force another round of hefty writedowns of bank exposures.

  • UBS Swings to Loss, Facing Subprime Problems Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 12:16 PM ET
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    UBS reported a bigger-than-expected third-quarter pretax loss of 726 million Swiss francs ($624.8 million) on Tuesday, but said it expected to turn in a group profit in the last quarter.

  • Markets Fight Consumer Confidence, "Lack" Of A Cut Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 12:02 PM ET

    Markets dealing with several issues this morning. 1) The S&P/Case Shiller Home Price Index August fell 4.4% year over year. This is the biggest decline since the series began 6 years ago. The index is a composite that tracks twenty U.S. cities.

  • Street Expecting At Least 25 BP Cut Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 9:08 AM ET

    Here are my morning thoughts: Markets: The entire Street is expecting a 25 basis point cut in the Fed funds rate, and at least that much in the discount rate. A small but vocal minority believe that a 50 basis point cut is more appropriate, given the evidence of a slower economy and the recent return of a choppier credit market.

  • Stocks closed broadly higher as expectations of a Fed rate cut offset concerns about the dollar hitting new lows and oil reaching new highs.

  • Banks' Writedowns Signal Continuing Weakness Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 12:09 PM ET

    The latest warning by UBS that it may face more writedowns, as well as last week's announcement by Merrill Lynch that it would have to write down $8.4 billion, show that the weakness in the financial sector is set to continue, analysts told CNBC Monday.

  • Market Themes: Subprime And Overseas Growth Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 9:12 AM ET

    A flood of economics and earnings reports will quickly dominate the week; already there are a few companies sounding familiar themes. 1) Subprime bleeds into the current quarter for financials. UBS saying their third-quarter loss would be in line with the lowered guidance they gave earlier this month.

  • Stocks Hold, But Merrill Story Stirs Street Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 8:56 AM ET

    Ahead of the Fed, stocks are holding onto higher ground as oil breaks another record and the dollar flounders. But the high interest story on Wall Street is the behind-the-scenes intrigue at Merrill Lynch as its board struggles to orchestrate the departure and replacement of Merrill Lynch CEO Stan O'Neal.

  • Piper Jaffray Profit Falls 49% on Credit Trouble Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 1:31 PM ET

    Piper Jaffray, an investment bank focused on midsized companies, on Wednesday said third-quarter operating profit fell 49 percent, hurt by turmoil in credit markets.

  • Citigroup Profit Falls 57%, Hurt by Subprime Losses Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 1:51 PM ET

    Citigroup said third-quarter profit fell 57 percent, hurt by losses and writedowns for subprime and leveraged loans, fixed-income trading and weakness in its consumer business.

  • Have the Banks Bottomed? Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 10:42 AM ET

    The time is “absolutely right” for the financials, Cramer said. And UBS is in the sweet spot.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.

  • Job Numbers: Working Up Economy Or Not? Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 12:10 PM ET

    Is it time to get more bullish on the economy? That much awaited jobs number today certainly drove some of the recession scare out of the markets, but it hasn't really changed the picture for slowing growth so far.