9 stocks that can benefit from Fed interest rate cuts

The S & P 500 and Nasdaq extended their record rallies this week following cooler-than-expected consumer inflation data Wednesday morning. While Fed rate cuts would likely benefit the overall stock market, several names in the CNBC Investing Club portfolio — from housing plays to autos to biotech — could really get a boost. Connecting the … Read more

A juggernaut of the market’s growth hit wall, buy these stocks

We danced around it all week. We called out the many culprits for Salesforce’s weak quarterly results on Wednesday — and subsequent stock plunge — including an elongated sales cycle, a measured economic environment, and the need for more senior executives to check off on products. But one we didn’t call out was the law … Read more

Jim Cramer identifies 5 stocks that are buys right here, right now

Let’s say you just joined the Club, and you are trying to figure out which stocks we think are buyable right now, right here. Ideally, what I would like members to be thinking about is a companion portfolio of up to a dozen stocks to a market index fund position — something we recommend for … Read more

Booming luxury travel and a jump in ‘relief’ loans

At American Express, consumers are continuing to open high-fee credit cards and splurge on luxuries like travel. But for lending firm Upstart, there’s a strong interest in microloans as cash-strapped Americans try to scrape by. That juxtaposition underscores the growing picture of bifurcation among income brackets in America. And adds to an increasingly popular view … Read more

What we know about the consumer so far

A customer walks through The Home Depot store on February 20, 2024 in Austin, Texas.  Brandon Bell | Getty Images The state of the consumer in 2024 is already taking shape — even before the country’s major retailers begin to report first-quarter earnings, starting with Home Depot and Walmart next week. There are signs that … Read more

3 catalysts we learned from earnings that should push our industrial stocks higher

The industrial-focused names in the Club’s portfolio wrapped up a pretty solid earnings season last week, but their stocks were largely not rewarded. Shares of toolmaker Stanley Black & Decker and industrial gas giant Linde tumbled on fiscal results Thursday, so the Club added to both positions on the overblown reactions. DuPont was the exception. … Read more

Earnings drive the market next week — our hopes for 2 portfolio stocks

Is the stock market rally here to stay after April’s terrible month? With the Fed, Apple earnings and the jobs report passing with flying colors this week, the runway to more gains looks a lot less cluttered. The main economic update came Friday in the form of a weaker-than-expected April nonfarm payrolls growth. With the … Read more

Jim Cramer’s top 10 things to watch in the stock market Thursday

My top 10 things to watch Thursday, May 2 The S & P 500 and Nasdaq are higher Thursday, one day after they surrendered their post-Federal Reserve meeting gains and closed modestly lower. After leaving interest rates unchanged, Fed chief Jerome Powell essentially ruled out a hike as central bankers’ next move. He said that … Read more

Fed decision, oil plunge, mixed earnings — what to watch into market close

Every weekday, the CNBC Investing Club with Jim Cramer releases the Homestretch — an actionable afternoon update, just in time for the last hour of trading on Wall Street. (We’re no longer recording the audio, so we can get this new written feature to members as quickly as possible.) Market check: Stocks surged Wednesday afternoon … Read more

Wall Street firm bumps price targets for Honeywell and Stanley Black & Decker, upgrades Eaton

A Wall Street firm on Tuesday struck a favorable chord on a trio of industrial holdings, reaffirming the Club’s forecast for upside in shares of Stanley Black & Decker and Honeywell International . Eaton also received a well-deserved upgrade. Although the industrial sector has slumped with the broader market this week, the group experienced a … Read more