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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 »

Cramer: I don’t know what to do with Chipotle

C NBC’s Jim Cramer said Monday he was at a loss with regard toChipotle Mexican Grill’s situation. “We’re not used to this. We don’t know what to do,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.” The fast-casual restaurant’s stock plunged Friday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the E.coli outbreak hindering the company had widened to ... Read More »

Don’t buy Chinese stocks with ‘worst enemy’s money’

  After a stunning plummet earlier in the year, Chinese stocks are again on the rise, with the Shanghai composite up more than 18 percent this quarter. But one investor still says that he’s staying away at all costs. “I wouldn’t use my worst enemy’s money to buy these stocks. We would avoid China altogether,” said Chad Morganlander, portfolio manager ... Read More »

Santoli: Flat periods often good for bull market

The stock market is either in balance or indecisive, wobbling like a slowly spinning top or gathering fresh energy like a sitting bull through a long rest. However your eyes behold this market, what’s certain is that it has been decidedly flat for quite a while now. This is where you might protest that stocks have been skittish and irresolute, ... Read More »

Three winning stocks for Thanksgiving week

U.S. stocks could be in for some gains during this holiday-shortened week, if history is any guide. In the past 20 years, the stock market rose during the week of Thanksgiving, posting an average return of 1 percent, according to Kensho, a tool designed to quantify historical market events. Among the winners, consumer stocks took the lead as investors got ... Read More »