Finance

Cramer: When analysts do THIS, it’s time to move

On a brutal market day like Friday, Jim Cramer thinks it is important to remember that picking individual stocks still matters, even if it doesn’t always feel that way. This is why Cramer decided to take a closer look at two peculiar pieces of research that surfaced on Wall Street in two large-name stocks. On Dec. 1, Morgan Stanley upgraded ... Read More »

Cramer: When analysts do THIS, it’s time to move

On a brutal market day like Friday, Jim Cramer thinks it is important to remember that picking individual stocks still matters, even if it doesn’t always feel that way. This is why Cramer decided to take a closer look at two peculiar pieces of research that surfaced on Wall Street in two large-name stocks. On Dec. 1, Morgan Stanley upgraded ... Read More »

Darst: The markets lack confidence

The Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates on Wednesday led to a market relief rally, but now all eyes are on the markets as oil continues to plunge well after OPEC’s decision to keep its output levels. U.S. stocks traded at session lows on Friday with the Dow closing more than 350 points under. “The world is swimming in ... Read More »

The new funk on Wall Street: Why stocks are down today

Why is the stock market lower today? The Street has talked itself into a new funk. The basic theme is: lower for longer. This theme is familiar to those watching oil, but this time the theme is broader. Lower for longer not just in oil, but natural gas. Lower for longer in steel & copper & aluminum and other base ... Read More »

BTIG cuts Disney rating to ‘sell’

“Stars Wars” may be a big hit at the box office, but BTIG is not impressed. On Friday, the firm cut its rating on Disney to a “sell” due to guidance for upcoming years that is “far too high.” “It is important to note that we believe that if ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ does not exceed $2 billion in worldwide ... Read More »

BTIG cuts Disney rating to ‘sell’

“Stars Wars” may be a big hit at the box office, but BTIG is not impressed. On Friday, the firm cut its rating on Disney to a “sell” due to guidance for upcoming years that is “far too high.” “It is important to note that we believe that if ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ does not exceed $2 billion in worldwide ... Read More »

Cramer: Why Wal-Mart and Apple are unmentionable

Two of the world’s biggest companies, Apple and Wal-Mart Stores, are two companies “you can never mention,” CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday. Despite reporting hit-and-miss earnings, he decoded how key suppliers fail to mention their biggest customers in their releases. ” ‘A large customer,’ in retail, that’s code if you’re a supplier, for Wal-Mart,” Cramer said Friday on CNBC’s “Squawk ... Read More »

This indicator may mean more trouble for crude oil

With oil prices collapsing this year amid a widening supply glut, one technician sees another reason to be worried about crude — namely, an economic indicator in the bond market. Rich Ross of Evercore ISI is watching the yield spread between thetwo-year and 10-year Treasury notes, which measures the difference between the bond yields. Compared to the chart of oil, ... Read More »

Flat stock market bodes well for 2016: History

With the S&P 500 gyrating between up and down for 2015 as we head into the home stretch, investors may wonder what it means for 2016 if this year’s return is essentially breakeven. Using Kensho, a quantitative analytics tool, CNBC Pro ran the numbers on how the market does after relatively flat years. We also looked at the stocks posting ... Read More »

Men still worse at investing than women

Men didn’t get any better at investing in 2015, at least compared to their female counterparts. The median male investor lost 1.8 percent over the last 12 months, including fees and dividends, while women squandered only 1.4 percent, according to a review of 360,000 investors using robo-advisorSigfig to track their portfolios. Of course, we’re all pretty dismal — the S&P ... Read More »