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.
Not everyone subscribes to the market gloom and doom. Predictions of M&A's demise last week might be a tad premature says one trader on the Fast Money desk. With balance sheets in the best shape in years, Corporate America may pick up the merger slack left behind by private equity firms hampered with higher borrowing costs. Pete Najarian has the lead on this trade.
We've told you about media and other big earnings coming down the pipe this week. But one earnings play you probably haven't heard of is trash. Garbage may be just the place for your portfolio to weather these turbulent times. Allied Waste (AW) and rival Waste Management (WMI) come out with earnings this week. What’s the trash talk on Wall Street?
Last week's sell-off was really just another battle between two huge forces in this market. We call the phenomenon King Kong - that's financial distress - versus Godzilla, or global growth. Last week’s bout went to King Kong as credit worries threw Godzilla and globalization to the mat. But this week Treasury Secretary Paulson heads to China to talk trade. How will this struggle end?
In Monday's Web.Extra, the Fast Money guys reveal how to trade news that Wikipedia will compete with Google (GOOG) and Yahoo! (YHOO). Also find out how to play Whole Foods (WFMI) ahead of earnings and get the ValueClick (VCLK) trade. Remember, you won't see these trades on TV!
From cycling to baseball, just about all sports are dealing with image problems with their superstars these days. The biggest image crisis of them all may be with the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and their star quarterback Michael Vick, who is allegedly involved with funding dogfights. That leads us to this financial question. Is the superstar advertising model dead?
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Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Cramer formulates his investment advice. "Inside the Madness" is a column, which features e-mails and more with Cramer and his researcher Nicole Urken.
You’ve always wanted to hit the “Hallelujah!” button. Here’s your chance.
This play on American energy has soared more than 600% since its IPO last year. Mad Money's Jim Cramer spoke with the Emerge Energy CEO Rick Shearer to hear more about the integral role it plays in hydraulic fracturing.
A read on the energy and industrial space, with DistributionNOW CEO Robert Workman.
John D. Schiller Jr., Energy XXI chairman and CEO, discusses the company's performance and tells Mad Money's Jim Cramer the merger has been integrated seamlessly and has helped the company negotiate better deals and lower expenses.