The stock market is looking wobbly. Bonds are paying you about what you’re losing to inflation. And the rest of the investment landscape is about as reliable as the latest presidential candidate poll. So if you’re wondering how to get ahead, let alone keep up with your rising monthly rent payment, take a look at where some investors are generating ... Read More »

Some Bakken drillers see greener pastures elsewhere

In recent years, North Dakota’s Bakken formation was synonymous with boom times. Crude production grew 10 times over, unemployment fell to a national low, and the state budget more than doubled as North Dakota’s coffers grew fat on severance and sales tax income. But with crude prices down more than 70 percent at their recent bottom, some of the drillers ... Read More »

Cramer Remix: This stock will be up big

The European Central Bank’s attempts to stimulate Europe’s economy sent markets on a wild ride Thursday morning, with investors first frantically trying to buy anything they could and then sending stocks sliding as the day wore on. Jim Cramer shared some lessons learned from this event. “Stop being a herd animal. Don’t chase. You will likely lose money, especially when ... Read More »

Early movers: GIS, VRX, CRWN, EXPR, DRI, LL, CBS, ROST, CMG & more

Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell: General Mills — The cereal maker announced a quarterly dividend increase of five percent, from 46 cents per share from 44 cents. Separately, General Mills announced the election of Kimberly-ClarkChief Financial Officer Maria Henry to its board of directors. Valeant Pharmaceuticals — The drug maker has appointed three new independent ... Read More »

Don’t chase the emerging market rally yet: UBS strategist

Emerging market equities are outperforming stocks in developed economies this year, but the trend could be short lived, Geoff Dennis, head of global emerging market equity strategy at UBS, warned on Wednesday. Since late January, emerging market stocks have rallied about 15 percent as the dollar has weakened and commodity prices have rebounded, Dennis noted. But UBS is not expecting ... Read More »

The problem with the commodity bounce: ‘There’s no juice there’

After years of underperforming stocks, commodities are beating theS&P 500 this year, at least as measured by the Dow Jones Commodity Index. But some traders still advise staying far away from the commodity space. The recent move higher is “definitely a head fake,” Boris Schlossberg of BK Asset Management said Monday on CNBC’s “Power Lunch.” The biggest problem, he said, ... Read More »

Whole Foods strikes solar panel deal with SolarCity

Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images SolarCity employees unload solar panels from a truck during a home installation in Kendall Park, New Jersey. SolarCity’s shares popped Tuesday after the alternative energy company announced a deal to install solar panel systems in Whole Foods Market stores across the U.S. The plan aims to increase the production of solar power and ... Read More »

Top trader Najarian buys ‘cheap’ industrial

Source: Ingersoll Rand CNBC “Halftime Report” trader Jon Najarian purchased shares ofIngersoll-Rand on Monday for his model portfolio. In another move, he also sold MGM Resorts. Watch the video below to find out why Najarian made the move. [“source -cncb”] Read More »

The Fed’s next move: Stand pat or hike, again?

Fed governor Stanley Fischer on Monday hinted at increased interest rates this year by mentioning possible upticks in inflation. BMO’s Chief Investment Strategist Brian Belski and Pimco’s global strategic advisor, Richard Clarida, addressed the Fed’s next move on CNBC’s “Power Lunch” and agreed the market would not see a rate hikes until the summer or even fall. “We have to ... Read More »

Cramer: The shake-out in restaurants has begun

Jim Cramer thinks a great restaurant shake-out has begun. “We are seeing some restaurant names pull away from the pack the way racehorses separate themselves from the field … whatever the explanation, the winners are creating some dazzling performance,” the “Mad Money” host said. The first winner crushing the competition is McDonald’s. The all-day breakfast idea was once one that ... Read More »