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.
We call this discussion "the jocks versus the couch potatoes." Shares of Nike (NKE) and other jock-driven stocks are up 10% and more this year. Meanwhile, video game driven nerd-driven stocks, if you will, are up even more. For example, Gamestop (GME) is up 30% this year. Are you betting with the jocks or the couch potatoes?
Is the buyout boom going wild? If the cockiness of CEO’s are any indication, it might be. Today, aluminum producer Alcan (AL) rejected a $27 billion offer from Alcoa (AA). Meanwhile, the Bancroft family continues to seem unwilling to consider the $5 billion offer from Rupert Murdoch for Dow Jones. What’s going on?
It's been more than a year since Alan Greenspan was head of the Fed. but his comments still move markets. And he did just that Wednesday. Greenspan warned during a conference in Madrid that there is going to be a dramatic contraction in the Chinese stock market at some point. Should you heed his warning?
Reynolds American (RAI) is a company that has been one of the leaders in the S&P 500's growth. It is the parent of R.J. Reynolds -- America's #2 cigarette maker. In March of 2000, Reynolds American was an $8 stock. It's worth a lot more today - click here to find out what the CEO of RAI has to say about the future.
Surging demand for global infrastructure has made steel stocks the poster child for this bull market. U.S. Steel (X) has surged more than 400% in the last 5 years. But today, Goldman Sachs (GS) downgraded the sector citing slowing demand. Have steel stocks gotten too hot?
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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.
Sometimes it takes a nasty selloff to get a coveted stock at a discount.
The Street doesn't seem to understand what's happening in the energy sector.
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