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Similar deals are expected to follow Bank of America's agreement Friday to acquire battered mortgage lender Countrywide Financial for a knock-down price of $4 billion in stock.
Quarterly reports next week from Citi, JP Morgan, Washington Mutual, Wells Fargo, Comerica, Merrill Lynch, PNC. There are plenty looking to go long after the reports are out, based on valuation. For example, Citi and Wells Fargo are trading in the bottom 10 percent of their historical valuation.
Gripped by fear, the stock market once more headed into the correction zone, on the eve of the fourth-quarter earnings reporting season. Tuesday's fierce selloff pushed both the S&P 500 and Dow down 11 percent from the highs they set in October. Ten percent makes a correction, and it is the third time the Dow has gone into correction territory in the last seven months if you count intraday moves.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.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.
This is a transcript and video clip of the second part of Warren Buffett's live interview this morning on Squawk on the Street with CNBC's Becky Quick. In this section, Buffett talks about the super-SIV proposal, the Bush administration's plan to encourage lenders to freeze some variable mortgage rates and about why he supports Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for president.
Berkshire Hathaway shares closed down 4.6 percent today (Monday) at $136,400 after a cover story in Barron's over the weekend recommended, "Sell Buffett: Sorry, Warren, Your Stock's Too Pricey." That erased just over $7 billion in Berkshire's market value in one day. Buffett-bulls, however, see a buying opportunity in today's decline.
The second-biggest mortgage lender in the country takes us inside the heart of the credit crisis. Discover what’s going on from the CEO of Wells Fargo (WFC).
Will Citigroup cut its long established dividend? Not even remotely possible, says one analyst.
Morgan Stanley made Citigroup their top short for 2008, citing a dividend cut and deteriorating earnings. Is there still time to trade it?
This is a transcript and video clip of the first part of Warren Buffett's live interview this morning on Squawk on the Street with CNBC's Becky Quick, in which he talks about the Federal Reserve, the U.S. dollar, the economy, and how his retail businesses are doing this holiday season. A transcript from the rest of the interview will also be posted here on Warren Buffett Watch.
If the Fed cuts rates, this mortgage lender goes much, much higher.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.
Futures up a bit on the strong ADP report. This is a clear sign that the market wants a decent jobs report, even if it might slightly reduce the chance of an aggressive Fed rate cut. As noted yesterday, financials analysts are now cutting 2008 estimates.
Josef Ackermann, Chief Executive of Deutsche Bank, has turned down an approach from Citigroup about taking the CEO job vacated last month by Charles Prince, the Financial Times reported.
JP Morgan broadly slashed numbers on the brokers Tuesday, citing more bumps in the road ahead. How’s Pete Najarian trading the news?
It's tough for a stock to get into Robert Millen's good graces. The co-portfolio manager of the Jensen Portfolio told CNBC he looks for companies with best-in-class products and steadily increasing bottom lines -- and he offered viewers two names that fit the bill.
Treasury Secretary Paulson expects a deal soon to help homeowners avoid default by freezing mortgage rates.
The U.S. Treasury Department and mortgage industry leaders are putting the final touches on a plan that could save struggling homeowners from foreclosure by freezing interest rates before they reset sharply higher.
Unless you were trapped under something heavy this morning, you’ve probably heard about the Treasury Dept.’s impending deal with major lenders to freeze interest rates on certain subprime loans. This is all coming out of the “Hope Now” alliance, which was originally launched by Henry Paulson and designed to get lenders in better communication with borrowers.
Traders got what they wanted: 1) Bernanke sounded like Don Kohn, and 2) Paulson is taking the reigns and indicating he is trying to stop the subprime crises from spreading. 1) Bernanke: In his speech last night, Bernanke made it clear he was worried about the direction of the economy.
So is this is a tradable bottom or just a head fake? Bulls point to the still-huge short position in financials, the large cash positions, and the hopes that the strength of the rally will suck in other players looking for a last year-end play to add a point or two to their bottom line profits.