Wells Fargo & Co


  • Dow Drops Over 200 Points Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 5:51 PM ET

    The Dow fell sharply on Monday as credit concerns hounded financial stocks while global growth worries hurt big technology and industrial companies.

  • A big drop in oil provided nice support for stocks. Oil went from $114 to $121, then all the way back to $114, in two days! Stocks were drifting lower midday Friday, but when oil started moving down aggressively, the market stabilized, and a few sectors like airlines and retailers had modest rallies. Financials also stabilized today, though they are down for the week.

  • Three Big Questions: FNM, China, S&P 1,300 Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 3:17 PM ET

    There are three big questions floating around on the Street today: First, does the debt of Fannie/Freddie take a haircut? Most traders would say no prior to today, but Ben Bernanke's comments that debt haircuts might be in order for some (he did not specifically say for Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac) has given many pause...

  • Fast Money Now – Mid-Day Trades for Friday Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 2:44 PM ET

    Fast Money Now – the trades you need while the market is open

  • Lehman Woes: Sorry, White Knight Is No Answer Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 1:55 PM ET

    The bottom line on Lehman Bros.: All the talk about a possible investment in Lehman from Korea Development Bank -- or anyone else -- is really beside the point. The reason Lehman has dramatically underperformed even its poorly performing peers this year is the large exposure they have to the worst performing parts of the market.

  • Warren Buffett tells our Becky Quick that he has been adding recently to one of the two stakes Berkshire Hathaway already has in a pair of financial stocks: American Express and Wells Fargo.  But, in keeping his custom of not revealing too much, he won't say which one. Even so, investors are bidding up the price of both stocks this morning.  It's just one of many comments Buffett made during a series of live appearances with CNBC's Becky Quick throughout this morning's three hours of Squawk Box. Here's a summary of the highlights.


  • Options Take Action on Banks and Amylin Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 8:30 AM ET

    The options market continues to boil on the outlook for the financial sector and market volatility in general, according to Rebecca Darst of Interactive Brokers. And one pharamceutical company is drawing attention as well.

  • Fast Message - Your Questions About Lehman & More Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 9:43 PM ET

    Mark writes, “Does Soros’ purchase of 9.5 million shares of Lehman make you more bullish on this name?”

  • Mortgage Hardball, Pt. 3: Happy Ending?! Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 5:21 PM ET
    Fisher Home

    A happy ending to the saga of Kim and Scott Fisher, whom I've been blogging about for two days. They managed to find a buyer for their home willing to pay more than what they owed WaMu and Wells Fargo -- except they couldn't cover $35,000 in closing costs, and the home was heading into foreclosure. Finally, some good news....

  • Mortgage Hardball: Day 2 Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 4:02 PM ET
    Fisher Home

    Kim and Scott Fisher are watching the clock tick down. As I blogged yesterday, they have an offer on their home for an amount which will allow them to pay off their first mortgage to Washington Mutual and a second mortgage to Wells Fargo. But the Fishers do not have enough to cover $35,000 in closing costs, and they say lenders won't help. Plus, they say WaMu has moved to foreclose on the home. What a mess.

  • Tuning Up Your Portfolio: Part 1 Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 11:15 PM ET

    O'Reilly Automotive is a play on a new trend in American car ownership.

  • Goldman Slashes Banks - Skewers Lehman Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 8:57 PM ET

    After hours Tuesday Goldman Sachs slashed its earnings outlooks for some of its major rivals however it's the Lehman downgrade that has the traders most concerned.

  • Wells Fargo CEO: We Thrive in Hard Times Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 2:51 PM ET

    John Stumpf tells Cramer why his banks seems to be doing well despite this tough market.

  • Housing Crisis Hardball: Is This a Solution?! Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 2:40 PM ET
    Fisher Home

    WaMu, Wells Fargo play hardball with mortgage debtors -- Is this how to solve the housing crisis?! Also: California foreclosures DROPPING!

  • Fast Money Now - Trades for Friday Aug. 15th Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 1:31 PM ET

    Fast Money now - the trades you need while the market is open!

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has added a new stake in NRG Energy, according to a just-released portfolio 'snapshot' of its holdings in U.S. publicly-traded stocks as of June 30.  A sharply reduced stake in Anheuser-Busch may have been a bet that InBev's initially unsolicited offer for the U.S. brewer would prove to be unsuccessful.  Conoco-Phillips data is kept "confidential."

  • Dow Drops As Banks Fall Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 9:03 PM ET

    The Dow declined by triple digits on Wednesday with financial shares selling off for a second straight day on fresh concerns about the widening impact of the mortgage crisis.

  • Mechanism for Credit Is Still Stuck Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 10:32 AM ET
    Credit Crunch

    A year after financial tremors first shook Wall Street, a crucial artery of modern money management remains broken. And until that conduit is fixed or replaced, borrowers will see interest rates continue to rise even as availability worsens for home mortgages, student loans, auto loans and commercial mortgages, says the New York Times.

  • Switch From Commodities To Stocks May Not Last Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 1:14 PM ET

    The rapid slide in commodities prices is fueling the runup in stocks. But market pros think the switch might be short-lived.