Cramer’s lightning round: Zoom Video needs a merger

Cintas Corp: “It’s one of the greatest small business companies in the world.” VF Corp: “I am very worried about VF.” AST SpaceMobile Inc: “That’s a very tough one to own.” Disclaimer: Cramer’s Charitable Trust owns shares of Pioneer Natural Resources. Jim Cramer’s Guide to Investing Click here to download Jim Cramer’s Guide to Investing at no … Read more

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Jim Cramer says strong January jobs report shows the economy can handle more rate hikes

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Friday said that the January jobs report shows that the economy will remain resilient, despite the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hikes. “If the Fed Chief wants to raise interest rates quarter after quarter, this economy can actually handle it. And that’s the real takeaway from this amazing job growth number,” he … Read more

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Cramer’s week ahead: Take advantage of the bull market by selling some shares

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Friday advised investors to ring the register on some of their positions to take advantage of the bull market.  “I don’t know if we can continue this week’s bizarrely bullish behavior, but it’s worth sticking around and … you can trim a bit of some stock that you’re up a lot,” … Read more

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Pro Picks: Watch all of Friday’s big stock calls on CNBC

Market Movers rounds up the best trade ideas from investors and analysts throughout the day. The pros discussed Ford after the automaker missed on earnings in the fourth quarter and revealed a full-year net loss. Also, Deutsche Bank downgraded Ford to sell from hold . Jim Cramer says if next quarter is more of the … Read more

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Tech stocks just finished a five-week rally — the longest stretch since market peak in November 2021

Tech stocks on display at the Nasdaq. Peter Kramer | CNBC The Nasdaq just wrapped up its fifth straight week of gains, jumping 3.3% over the last five days. It’s the longest weekly winning streak for the tech-laden index since a stretch that ended in November 2021. Coming off its worst year since 2008, the … Read more

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Ford’s CEO needs to deliver by next quarter, or we’re moving on from the stock

Ford Motor (F) CEO Jim Farley said the automakers’ messy fourth quarter was a function of its transition to a new business structure that limited production capacity, combined with poor execution. But we remain disappointed in the results and need to see an increase in profitability to stick with the stock after the next quarter. … Read more

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Star Bulk, Alphabet, and more: CNBC’s ‘Halftime Report’ traders answer your questions

On Friday’s “Ask Halftime,” our traders answered questions from CNBC Pro subscribers about stocks and ETFs during this heightened market volatility, including whether to buy, sell or hold specific companies Jenny Harrington of Gilman Hill Asset Management discussed shipping line Star Bulk Carriers and why she thinks China reopening will benefit Star near-term. Virtus Investment … Read more

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Black women are gaining ground in the labor market but still face unique barriers

An employee works at the BMW manufacturing plant in Greer, South Carolina, October 19, 2022. Bob Strong | Reuters A decrease in the unemployment rate of Black women is heartening, but labor experts warn that the trend shouldn’t create any false notions about equity in the workforce. The unemployment rate for the entire Black population … Read more

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New structured credit ETFs are hitting the market just as investors hunt for income

The surge of cash into debt funds in 2022 is helping fuel the growth of more esoteric forms of bond ETFs, including two funds launched in January that buy packages of predominantly leveraged corporate loans. BlackRock launched the AAA CLO ETF (CLOA) less than a month ago, and the product already has about $30 million … Read more

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S&P 500 falls slightly Friday, heads for winning week as solid 2023 start continues

Strong jobs report pressures Fed to follow through with interest rate hikes The Federal Reserve is even more likely to raise interest rates to its forecast 5.25% for the top end of its fed funds target rate range, after January’s employment report showed a boom in new jobs. There were 517,000 jobs added in January, … Read more

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