Cramer: Amazon should run the stock market

On a day like Friday when the averages were hammered, Jim Cramer thinks the stock market should be run like Amazon. It would make a heck of a lot more sense to him and do a better job than whatever brought stocks down Friday. Right now the market seems automated to Cramer, anyways. Every time the price of crude oil ... 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 »

Ackman raises stake in Valeant to 9.9% from 5.7%

Pershing Square Capital Management, the hedge fund led by Bill Ackman, revealed Monday that it had boosted its stake in Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Pershing Square raised its holdings by 14,644,618 shares to 34,118,551 — meaning a total stake of about 9.9 percent from 5.68 percent. Pershing was already one of the largest holders of Valeant stock. Christinne Muschi | Reuters The ... Read More »

Cramer: The psychology of why FANG is so valuable

Jim Cramer thinks the economy psychology behind the massive runs in FANG — his acronym for Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google, now Alphabet — should become a case study in how stocks don’t divorce themselves from fundamentals, but they develop scarcity value. “These high-flying stocks become something akin to modern art or professional sports teams, valuations that, while they can’t ... Read More »

Cramer: Hey, Ginni Rometty, here’s how to fix IBM

Even the most troubled companies out there can turn themselves around, but first they need to know how. That is why Jim Cramer set his sights on IBM, the old-line technology company that has been stuck in a brutal downtrend in the past two years. “Mainly, IBM has spent its money buying back an insane amount of stock. They should ... Read More »

The 3 stocks that have lost $192 billion this year

With serious slides on the year, three giant companies have seen their combined market value diminish by nearly a fifth of a trillion dollars in 2015. Out of all the S&P 500 companies, the one that has lost the most value year-to-date is Wal-Mart. The world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart is worth a total of $193 billion. But its market capitalization ... Read More »

Why Chipotle will shake off E coli scare: Analyst

The hit to Chipotle Mexican Grill from a recent E. coli outbreak may prove limited, and its shares should have room to run, one analyst said Monday. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control said three more states reported E. coli cases, bringing the total to six states. Most people who fell ill said they ate Chipotle in the week ... Read More »

These stocks are best for a rate hike: Chart analyst

Betting on a rate hike? Given the market’s increasing level of comfort with the idea of a Fed rate hike next month, there’s been a substantial amount of sector rotation in the interest-rate sensitive groups in recent weeks. While some of this has been on the downside, with utilities, telecom and homebuilders all having fallen on hard times, there’s been ... Read More »

How to protect your portfolio for less than $5

  Stocks kicked off the week higher on Monday, right after the S&P 500saw its best week of gains for the entire year. And with several potential catalysts for more volatility on the horizon, one trader is looking at a strategy to protect profits going into year end. “It’s probably a good time when the market is trading at all-time ... Read More »