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  • Bernanke Speech Dominates Street Talk Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 8:57 AM ET

    My thoughts this Tuesday morning: 1) Ben Bernanke's speech widely discussed on the Street this morning. Traders wondering why he didn't talk about energy and food prices; further evidence that core inflation is what matters to the Fed.

  • Week Ahead: Earnings Tell Two Tales Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 9:23 PM ET

    By the end of the coming week, the corporate earnings picture will be clear and it may not necessarily be one the stock market likes.

  • Your Neighborhood Bank Trade Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 7:34 PM ET

    Now that the Federal Reserve has lowered the cost of borrowing, will regional banks such as U.S. Bancorp (USB) and PNC Bank (PNC) report an earnings boost thanks to the steeper yield curve?

  • Sell Block: Trading the Rate Cut Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 9:32 PM ET

    Every investor must keep his strategy in step with the Fed. Here's how to play the banks after Tuesday's unexpected decision.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.

  • Beazer Homes Receives Notice of Default Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 12:30 PM ET

    U.S. home builder Beazer Homes USA said Friday it received "purported" default notices related to some senior notes from the bank that serves as trustee for the notes, sending shares down as much as 15 percent.

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | 7:31 PM ET

    American Standard, Dell, Southern Copper 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.

  • Investors in $5 billion of commercial paper, or short-term debt, from KKR Financial Holdings have hired a bankruptcy lawyer to advise them on a request to delay repayment, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • Warren Buffet

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has just revealed its portfolio holdings for the second quarter.  New additions:  Bank of America and Dow Jones, plus increased stakes in some healthcare names.

  • CNBC's Becky Quick spoke by telephone with Warren Buffett this morning.  Mr. Buffett tells Becky that all the speculation (specifically today's Wall Street Journal piece) about what he might be buying in these times of turmoil is just that, speculation.  PLUS: A video clip of the Motley Fool's Bill Mann on all that speculation and an interview with Buffett-watcher Andrew Kilpatrick.

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Friday, 17 Aug 2007 | 7:34 PM ET

    Honeywell, Goodyear, Cummins, US Bancorp 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.

  • Bob Pisani on the floor of the NYSE.

    There is a belief developing that the elimination of the up-tick rule, has been a major factor in the market's recent volatility. The up-tick rule prevented traders from shorting a stock on a downtick; they instead had to wait for an uptick or a zero plus tick (any trade at the same price as the previous up-tick trade). This rule was eliminated on July 6th.

  • Financial stocks staged a mild recovery on Monday, but the rebound didn't encourage options speculators to make bullish bets on the sector.

  • BNP, Commerzbank, among HomeBanc Creditors Sunday, 12 Aug 2007 | 10:25 AM ET

    Leading European banks BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank are among the creditors of HomeBanc, the U.S. mortgage group which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

  • While most long-term investors should stay on the sidelines during the current market turmoil, analysts say there are opportunities to find some bargains amid the carnage."Fear creates opportunity," Michael Embler, chief investment officer at Franklin Templeton Investments, told CNBC.com. "If you are a long-term investor, you should be turning off your screen.  But if you want to buy stock, this is an opportunity."

  • Dow Closes at Record High, but Falls Short of 14,000 Tuesday, 17 Jul 2007 | 4:11 PM ET

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a record high, but slipped below 14,000 after trading above the milestone earlier in the session.  Traders remained optimistic that the market will power higher. "We're not going to stop at 14,000; it's just an arbitrary number," said Gordon Charlop, president of Walter J. Dowd.

  • The Breakdown on Buffett: Part 2 Friday, 22 Jun 2007 | 11:18 AM ET

    If you can find a stock that both Buffett and Cramer agree on, you’ve probably got yourself a winner.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.

  • Video: Analysis of Buffett's Annual Letter Friday, 4 May 2007 | 3:48 PM ET

    Searching for nuggets of wisdom from the Oracle of Omaha.

  • Banks Post Mixed Results On Rising Rates, Loan Losses Tuesday, 17 Apr 2007 | 1:44 PM ET

    Several large U.S. banks reported slowing profit growth on Tuesday amid struggles with interest-rate pressures and rising loan losses, including from mortgages. Wells Fargo, the fifth-largest U.S. bank, bucked the trend, boosting profit 11% despite its large exposure to the struggling mortgage sector.

  • NY Adds 13 More Lenders to Student Loan Probe Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 3:35 PM ET

    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office expanded a sweeping investigation into the student loan industry with subpoenas and information requests to 13 more lenders, including some of the largest U.S. banks. Among them: Bank of America; Citizens Financial Group, a unit of Royal Bank of Scotland; JPMorgan Chase; National City; PNC Financial Services Group; Regions Financial; SunTrust Banks; US Bancorp; Wachovia and Wells Fargo. Cuomo's office also sent inquiries to three closely-held student lenders: Access Group, College Loan Corp. and EdFinancial Services.

  • No. 2 - Big Earnings Coming Friday, 13 Apr 2007 | 9:28 PM ET

    Next week will bring a huge pile of earnings, but the guys want you to ignore most of them. Keep your eyes on the regional banks, which will help paint the bigger picture of the subprime story, and internet names like Yahoo.