Plus, what high-yielding companies Cramer likes best right now.
The financial reform bill "could have been worse," said Matt McCormick, banking analyst and portfolio manager for Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel.
This classic defensive stock boasts a strong underlying company, even in this volatile economy, and a great dividend yield.
How much would the SEC single-stock circuit breaker have helped on the big market drop on May 6? Jeff Rubin at Birinyi Associates put out an interesting note this afternoon, about what would have happened on May 6 if the SEC single stock circuit breaker had been in effect.
The anticipation of a sustained economic slowdown has brought the deflationary trade back into view and highlighted the need for good yields and relative safety.
Stocks opened higher Tuesday after some encouraging earnings reports. How should investors be positioned going forward? Ted Parrish, co-portfolio manager at Henssler Equity Fund, and Patrick Becker, principal of Becker Capital Management, discussed their insights.
Stocks Tuesday continued the comeback that began in late trading Monday: Investors liked potentially oversold markets and seemed less anxious over the European debt crisis. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his market outlook.
Here is part one of Cramer’s weeklong stock-market survival school.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sold a lot of stock during the first three months of the year, including a reduction of over 31 million shares for its stake in Kraft Foods spacer. That sale follows his outspoken criticism of Kraft and its management for acquiring Cadbury's. Berkshire has also been raising money to pay for its now-completed $26 billion acquisition of the freight railroad Berkshire Hathaway Santa Fe.
Stocks declined Monday as steep slides in commodity prices hit energy and materials, while a weak Empire State manufacturing report put a damper on investor sentiment.
Last week, David Hefty, chief executive of Cornerstone Wealth Management, warned investors of a sudden market “freefall,” sending the Dow below 5,000. But James Hardesty, president, market strategist and chief economist at Hardesty Capital Management said there is still “much strength” in the economy and expects to end the year higher. They returned to CNBC Monday to share their insights.
How much is your Facebook page worth? The question has probably never crossed your mind, but it’s been on the minds of marketers for a while and now they have a tool to help measure their social media efforts in dollar signs, at least to an extent.
We'll get some fresh data on what Warren Buffett has been buying and selling later today (Monday), when Berkshire Hathaway releases details of its stock portfolio. Expect more selling than buying, as Berkshire continues to raise money for its $26 billion acquisition of Burlington Northern Santa Fe.
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Stocks continued to lose ground Friday as worries about the European debt crisis overshadowed somewhat encouraging US economic data.
The regulators are still trying to figure out just what set off the crazy trading a week ago Thursday, but some facts are obvious. If a stock goes from $40 to one cent to $40 within a few minutes, somebody messed up.
Plus, get calls on the banks, REITs, tankers and more.
Regulators examining the causes of the brief stock market free fall last Thursday are looking closely at heavy selling in the market for stock-index futures by a single trader, beginning 10 minutes before stock prices began to plummet. The NYT reports.
The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), which debuts on Jan. 1, 2011, is not a gamble for cable advertisers, CEO Christina Norman told CNBC Wednesday.