• 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.

  • Merrill Shakes Up Staff After Investment Losses Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 12:01 PM ET

    The world's largest brokerage Merrill Lynch, which is expected to announce third-quarter losses in fixed income, said that global head of fixed income, currencies & commodities, has left the firm.

  • New All Time Highs - Take a Reality Check Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 12:22 PM ET

    Hard to say what the Dow really represents as a proxy for broader markets - but the S&P is not far from its all time high and that should send a clear enough signal that these equity markets want to go higher. The technicians like the longer term trend lines and so far there is no hint that we retest the August lows.

  • Cuts In Bank Earnings Hurting Market Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 12:09 PM ET

    Here are my midday observations: 1) one reason the market has little upside today is strategists and analysts are now realizing the effect that cuts in bank earnings are having on overall profit projections for the third quarter.

  • Deutsche Bank to Write Off About $3.12 Billion Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 10:50 AM ET

    Deutsche Bank expects net profit to rise to more than $2 billion in the third quarter and is sticking to its 2008 targets, despite big hits from global credit market problems, it said Wednesday.

  • Stocks "Waffle" Under Jobs Pressure Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 8:54 AM ET

    Stocks are waffling and a lot of the talk is focused on Friday's employment report. Traders are also watching this morning's 10 a.m. release of the Institute for Supply Management's non-manufacturing index.

  • Citigroup said it would buy out minority shareholders in scandal-hit Japanese brokerage Nikko Cordial for $4.6 billion, as part of the financial giant's push into the world's second-largest economy.

  • Rally Shows Affects of Real Global Economy Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 9:00 AM ET

    Good morning. Here's what I see for today: 1) We have been talking about the "decoupling" of the U.S. economy from the global economy--not that the U.S. isn't important to global growth (of course it is); but that the world is not as dependent on the U.S. consumer as it had been in the past.

  • Stocks Set To Move Higher As Dollar, Oil Fall Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 8:40 AM ET

    Markets around the world rocked on after yesterday's record setting session on Wall Street and U.S. stocks are set to move moderately higher on the open. Merger activity tops the news with an offer from Canada's TD Bank Financial Group's to buy Commerce Bank for $8.5 Billion.

  • Pressure on Deutsche to Reveal Credit Crunch Impact Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 6:26 AM ET

    Pressure is mounting on Deutsche Bank to reveal the full impact of a global credit crisis on its results after UBS announced a shock third-quarter loss and Citibank said profits were badly hit.

  • Who Would Buy a European bank? Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 3:18 AM ET

    To answer the headline: James Bevan would. Our guest host Monday morning said yep, he would buy. But he could only think of one: SocGen. He described the French bank as an attractive opportunity in an unloved sector. What about the rest?

  • Stocks rallied on the first day of the fourth quarter as new fund inflows and rising hopes for further Fed rate cuts catapulted the Dow into record territory. "Given that Citigroup and UBS reported bad news yet the market still went up, the market is telling us is that all the bad news is already in there," said Douglas Peta, market strategist at J. & W. Seligman.

  • Small Caps, Financials Lead Market Rebound Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | 4:43 PM ET

    Bears are besides themselves today. One wrote to me: "If you told anyone that the market would have made a new high with gold, oil, dollar, falling home prices, etc...there would be many takers on that bet."

  • Citigroup Says Quarterly Profit to Plunge 60% Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | 11:18 AM ET
    The Citibank logo is shown on a branch office Wednesday, April 11, 2007 in New York. Citigroup Inc., which includes Citibank, announced Wednesday that it will eliminate about 17,000 jobs as part of a companywide restructuring to reduce costs and improve profits. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Citigroup, the largest U.S. bank by market value, said Monday its third-quarter net income will drop 60% on losses and writedowns stemming from subprime and leveraged loan woes.