Finance

Cramer: Agriculture feeds the world—not portfolios

When Dow Chemical and DuPont announced its megamerger two weeks ago, Jim Cramer loved the deal. But as much as he loved that deal, he does not want investors to forget that the entire agriculture industry has been in a lot of pain lately. It was not long ago that Wall Street used to love this group, thanks to the ... Read More »

Cramer: Troubled companies that must reorganize

When Jim Cramer reflected on recent activity in the stock market, it wasn’t just bad stocks that made him so nauseated. It was the bad stocks trading as if there is no price that makes them worth owning. Cramer was shocked at how many stocks seem to be in a similar position to Encana, Genworth and United States Steel Corp ... Read More »

No ‘great shakes’ for economic growth in 2016: Strategist

according to Russell Investments’ chief investment strategist, Steven Wood. “We know that Mario Draghi in Europe, Dr. Yellen in the United States, they’re really driving the agenda,” Wood told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Monday. “I think they’re going to drive the messaging and that is going to be, I think, something that investors need to take into consideration.” ... Read More »

Time to go ‘cycle-ing’? The case for economically sensitive stocks

With economic growth slow, stocks that are highly economically reliant have not performed especially well. But that may have created opportunities in these so-called cyclical stocks, according to RBC Capital Markets. One of RBC’s top ideas for 2016 is for investors to find “cyclical opportunities.” “Despite the lackluster environment for economically sensitive stocks, we see opportunities to invest in these ... Read More »

Kilduff: Most-hated commodity ready for a rebound

Natural gas prices got clobbered this year and the most recent leg lower only added to the carnage. Have we reached the point where enough is enough? Every aspect of the natural gas market conspired against it, from supply to demand to the chart technicals. It was a tepid summer, with nary a heat wave for most of the country, ... Read More »

A festive trade: The Christmas tree explained

The holiday cheer isn’t spreading to Twitter shareholders. The social media giant fell 3 percent Monday to its second-lowest intraday level ever as continued concerns over the company’s slowing user growth has investors hitting the sell button. For those looking to profit from the stock’s decline, one trader outlined a very festive options strategy. On CNBC’s “Options Action” Friday, Michael ... Read More »

Cramer: Apple’s Tim Cook ‘patriotic’ on taxes

One of the things I did take seriously when I was in law school was taxes,” Cramer said Monday on “Squawk on the Street.” “The main thing you learn is that tax avoidance is everybody’s … duty. You’re supposed to try to avoid.” ramer made his remarks after Apple’s chief executive called the notion of the company dodging taxes on ... Read More »

Guess how millionaires view the presidential candidates

Among wealthy Americans, do more men or women support Jeb Bush? How many of Donald Trump’s wealthy supporters are from Florida? Take this quiz to find out how the rich view the presidential candidates and their platforms. Answers are based on the results of the latest CNBC Millionaire Survey, which polled 750 Americans with $1 million or more in investable ... Read More »

Santoli: No holiday cheer from 2016 forecasters

“If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed,” Sylvia Plath wrote. If the same holds when nothing much is expected from markets, then maybe investors and forecasters are insulating themselves from deep disappointment from stocks next year. Typically in December, professional investors and analysts can summon a bit of enthusiasm for why the approaching new year can be a ... Read More »

Early movers: DIS, AAPL, ERIC, TIF, BXLT, JOY, MTU, SYT, GE & more

Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell: Walt Disney — The latest “Star Wars” movie smashed box office records over the weekend. That could help Disney bounce back from a Friday rout inspired in part by a BTIG downgrade. Apple, Ericsson — The two companies have settled patent litigation by signing a licensing agreement, after suing each ... Read More »