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The Trump administration’s mixed messaging on trade with China could result in increased tensions between the United States and the People’s Republic, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Monday as the major averages endured a technology-led sell-off. After hearing the hard-line stance embraced by Vice President Mike Pence in his Oct. 4 speech at Washington’s Hudson Institute,
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The markets suffered another bumpy week in the post-midterm election period, with steep losses suffered by stocks. But if political headlines weighed on investors, it was more likely that the unresolved trade war with China was the reason rather than the reshuffling of House seats in favor of the Democrats. Several headlines from the past
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As the economy strengthens, more workers nearing retirement age are feeling better about their economic prospects. That’s the good news. Still, many others are worried about their savings, or lack of savings, and how they will get by once they stop working for good. Overall, 85 percent of working Americans said retirement will be a
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer will be seeking out “man-made” buying opportunities for investors in the short week before Thanksgiving Day. Some of these opportunities reared their heads Friday, he said on “Mad Money.” Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Richard Clarida told CNBC that the central bank should be more data-dependent and President Donald Trump said Chinese officials
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After another week of roller coaster market action, investors may be looking at the balance in their 401(k) plan and wonder what they should do about their retirement savings. The volatility in the U.S. and global equity markets has led some “buy-and-hold” investors to make major moves in their retirement plans. Daily trading activity in
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Even though the tax legislation has changed, you don’t need to pay through the nose for help filing your return. In some cases, it’s free. In theory, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — which roughly doubled the standard deduction, did away with personal exemptions and trimmed individual income tax rates — should make it
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Homebuilder stocks are getting hammered. The group fell Friday for the sixth time in seven sessions, bringing the total year-to-date losses for the XHB, a popular homebuilder-tracking ETF, to 23 percent. While some investors are avoiding homebuilders amid rising interest rates that traditionally serve as a headwind for the economically sensitive group of stocks, others
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s comments about the U.S. economy on Wednesday may have been the central bank chief’s first real acknowledgment of an economic slowdown, CNBC’s Jim Cramer says. “It’s the first time that I’ve actually heard Jay Powell say, ‘You know what? We’ve got to be careful, because there are signs of the
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In an uncertain investing environment, CNBC’s Jim Cramer likes to highlight “the best of the best” of the “slowdown plays,” or stocks that do well in a weaker economy. So, on Tuesday, the “Mad Money” host profiled the turnaround at Bausch Health Companies, the drugmaker formerly known as Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Under the leadership of Chairman
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Stocks will only recover from Monday’s dramatic sell-off if seven key things happen to brighten the outlook for the broader market, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said as the major averages pulled back. “The thinking behind today’s action is surprisingly simple: money managers are buying the winners and selling the losers,” he said on “Mad Money.” “Unfortunately,
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Legacy tech companies have been scooping up smaller cloud and software providers in massive deals throughout 2018. The consolidation comes as older enterprise tech companies strive to stay relevant against the juggernaut of Amazon Web Services, as well as Google‘s well-funded cloud play and a rising crop of nimble venture-backed start-ups. On Sunday, SAP became
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The stock market could be primed for “the rallies of all rallies” now that the midterm election uncertainty is finally over, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Wednesday. However, that huge pop could only materialize if the Federal Reserve under Chair Jerome Powell decides to pause its interest rate hikes, said the “Mad Money” host. “If there’s
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