Lee Brodie is Digital Producer for Mad Money with Jim Cramer. Past credits include "Trading Spaces" and "Entertainment Tonight." He has also produced shows for History, MSNBC, NBC Productions, PBS and more. He received a 2007 Daytime Emmy award for the A&E documentary "A Question of Life or Meth." Brodie also received an Emmy award for his coverage of the New York theater scene in "Live from Broadway with Pat Collins." His first job in media was also with NBC, as a page.
For the next month, traders will be trying to interpret the big market moving comments made by The Federal Reserve on Tuesday. Perhaps no group of stocks is seeing a bigger move off Bernanke's thoughts than the homebuilders. SPDR S&P Homebuilders (XHB) -- an ETF of housing stocks -- jumped more than 3% after the comments.
Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke scored some big points on Wall Street Tuesday, crafting a perfectly worded statement on the economy. The Fed Chief tossed a bone to the worrywarts by acknowledging credit worries that have troubled the market over the last two weeks. Meanwhile, traders liked his level stance and added 35 points to The Dow...on top of a 290 point jump Monday. Here's the word on the street.
You might say online retail is looking up. In the past year, eBay (EBAY) is 14% higher while Amazon (AMZN) jumped 100%. Impressed? Then, check out Blue Nile (NILE). This diamond-selling dot-com has surged 132%. And on Monday Blue Nile proved its bottom line is also on a roll by beating estimates. Are online diamonds your portfolio's new best friend?
They've been the biggest money makers in global markets for the last two years: Emerging Markets. But investors averse to higher risk have sent the shares of countries such as Brazil, Russia and China reeling during these tumultuous two weeks. Is now a good time to step in and get companies with strong economic growth on the cheap?
Even after Tuesday’s monster rally, the past couple of weeks have been a rough ride for investors. With credit market woes knocking The Dow more than 5% from its high less than three weeks ago many bottom-fishers are buying. But some stocks may be left behind, permanently.
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Putin has given investors some big reasons to sell. And it looks like he may give them more. “Putin is getting more intransigent, again," said Cramer.
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