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Ask Keith Wirtz what makes a stock a "buy" these days, and he'll tick off a short list: "We like plays that have certain characteristics: strong balance-sheet conditions, good free cash flow experiences, and good earnings visibility on the horizon," the president and chief investment officer of Fifth Third Asset Management told CNBC.
Stocks in the coming week will start to navigate a mine field of fourth quarter earnings reports and economic data, none of which is expected to be good.
Stocks rallied to the finish line as investors shrugged off a drop in consumer confidence and cheered the bailout of General Motors' finance arm.
Stocks closed lower Wednesday, led by financial and auto stocks after worrisome results from Morgan Stanley, CarMax and FedEx. Regional banks also took a hit after Fifth Third cut its dividend.
Stocks finished mixed as investors juggled some encouraging economic news and concerns about the financial sector. Lehman Brothers rebounded, while bond insurers plunged. Oil dropped below $123 a barrel.
You'd think with the 3-plus percent rally in Texas Instruments' shares headed into tonight's earnings, this company would be plunging now, after missing numbers across the board. But that's the joy of the markets right now...
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.
Texas Instruments (TXN), the world's largest maker of mobile-phone chips, reveals information about the future of chip sales, and the news spreads like wildfire. Click here to find out how the news affected some of biggest stocks in the space.
The chipmaker reported a rise in quarterly profits and said it expects industry conditions to improve.
Chip stocks break out as blackberrys buzz, gaming gains. A pesky Alan Greenspan can't stop grumbling about a possible recession with the Former Fed Chief sparking the violent sell-off in the market this past week. With respect, the market today tells a different story about America, Mr. Greenspan.
"We think we're getting close to a top," said Bill Strazzullo, chief market strategist for Bell Curve Trading. "The problem is the market is counting on this booster shot of lower interest rates and some of that has been taken out."