December 2008 Archives

Squawk Box

Question: Market rally predictor Jack Hough jokes that he should have written what kind of book?

Squawk Box Answer

Squawk on the Street

Question: In his Guest Blog post "My Top 10 Investment Themes for '09", why does Tony Crescenzi praise the art market?

Squawk on the Street Answer

The Call

Question: Just how bad were holiday retail sales this year?

The Call Answer

Power Lunch

Question: In our new slideshow entitled The Year in Slideshows, what story will you find bullet-pointed on the Miami Fashion page?

Power Lunch Answer

Street Signs

Question: In the edition of Pros Say concerning a "Recession-Depression Hybrid" what does George Ball say we must do?

Street Signs Answer

Closing Bell

Question: In the "Fast Money" episode "Famous Last Words of 2008," which FM trader chose his/her own words to mock?

Closing Bell Answer

Weekly Quiz

Question: NYSE tick indicator represents number of stocks with

Answer: last trade executed on uptick vs downtick

Squawk Box

Question: In Jon Najarian's Monday Stock Blog, which independent oil & gas company did he cite?

Squawk Box Answer

Squawk on the Street

Question: In her introduction to "On the Money Thrival Guide for 2009", Carmen Wong Ulrich uses what euphemism for complications?

Squawk on the Street Answer

The Call

Question: On Dec. 29, Marc "Dr. Doom" Faber recommended which trio of "hard assets" to investors?

The Call Answer

Power Lunch

Question: According to our guide to international market holidays, whose markets were closed on Dec. 25?

Power Lunch Answer

Street Signs

Question: In Bob Pisani's blog post from yesterday afternoon, what did he call the "real X-factor for stocks"?

Street Signs Answer

Closing Bell

Question: According to the article "Best and Worst Ads: A Year the News Eclipsed..." whose ads reeked of "cultural imperialism"?

Closing Bell Answer

Weekly Quiz

Question: NYSE tick indicator represents number of stocks with

Answer: last trade executed on uptick vs downtick

Squawk Box

Question: According to Jon Najarian's Dec. 26 Stock Blog post, where did YRC Worldwide shares end in Wednesday trading?

Squawk Box Answer

Squawk on the Street

Question: In Larry Kudlow's blog post "We Need Rich People," what natural calamity does he use to describe government spending?

Squawk on the Street Answer

The Call

Question: According to the "Timeless and Time-Tested Warren Buffett Watch Predictions" what lesson do we "learn from history"?

The Call Answer

Power Lunch

Question: In her article "So You Think You Can Trade?" whom does Janice Dorn quote?

Power Lunch Answer

Street Signs

Question: Who officially "arrived at the decision" to cancel Kuwait's $17 billion deal with Dow Chemical?

Street Signs Answer

Closing Bell

Question: In the Dec. 26 "Fast Money" blog post entitled "So Bad It's Good?", how does Jeff Macke recommend playing Toyota?

Closing Bell Answer

Weekly Quiz

Question: NYSE tick indicator represents number of stocks with

Answer: last trade executed on uptick vs downtick

Squawk Box

Question: In our slideshow, The $54,000 Bottle of Whiskey, what other types of spirits did Christie's put up for auction?

Squawk Box Answer

Squawk on the Street

Question: Darren Rovell reports that the NY Yankees' $423.5 million new-player expense could have bought 23% of:

Squawk on the Street Answer

The Call

Question: In the Two-Way Street blog post entitled, Banks, Beat Reporters and Not Being Cozy, which news service is mentioned?

The Call Answer

Power Lunch

Question: In our blog post called "How to Tell the Madoffs From the Buffetts", which horrific Shakespeare work does a reader reference?

Power Lunch Answer

Street Signs

Question: In his article, Banks Sitting on $1 Trillion Cash, what abbreviation does Tony Crescenzi literally use?

Street Signs Answer

Closing Bell

Question: This week, Michael Kovacocy praised which telecom stock(s) for making "great strides" in India?

Closing Bell Answer

Weekly Quiz

Question: ETF's are based on

Answer: An Index or sector of stocks

Squawk Box

Question: According to a Dec. 23 Stock Blog post by Jon Najarian, options traders saw more upside in which medical tech firm's shares?

Squawk Box Answer

Squawk on the Street

Question: This week, the world's biggest casino announced 500 job cuts. Which company owns the gaming house?

Squawk on the Street Answer

The Call

Question: Why does Darren Rovell say the NY Yankees are able to sign top players "like Mark, C.C., And A.J."?

The Call Answer

Power Lunch

Question: In the article, Palm Beach Pawnshop's Business Up Thanks to Madoff, what were the "movies" priced to sell at?

Power Lunch Answer

Weekly Quiz

Question: ETF's are based on

Answer: An Index or sector of stocks

Squawk Box

Question: In her article, How to Tell If Your Financial Advisor Is a Scam Artist, Carmen Wong Ulrich refers to what type of fund?

Squawk Box Answer

Squawk on the Street

Question: According to the CNBC Stock Blog, why did Jeff Mortimer praise "some" corporate debt on Monday?

Squawk on the Street Answer

The Call

Question: In our Green Gift Guide slideshow, what brand of beer bottle is shown (as a recycled tumbler)?

The Call Answer

Power Lunch

Question: According to Darren Rovell's blog post on booming championship ring sales, what is the most sought team item?

Power Lunch Answer

Street Signs

Question: In the "Fast Money" outlook called Some Surprises For 2009, what does Karen Finerman say is possibly coming next year?

Street Signs Answer

Closing Bell

Question: In the article entitled "Calif. Construction Firm Defies Odds..." what major project(s) does William Dorey allude to?

Closing Bell Answer

Weekly Quiz

Question: ETF's are based on

Answer: An Index or sector of stocks

Squawk Box

Question: On Friday, options expert Rebecca Darst said which bank's downside had "far outpaced the decline" in the financials?

Squawk Box Answer

Squawk on the Street

Question: According to the article "Numbers Cruncher Says Madoff Math Didn't Add Up" who voiced suspicions to the SEC in 1999?

Squawk on the Street Answer

The Call

Question: According to "Cramer's Call on Chemicals" (on Dec. 18), which stock would Jim Cramer prefer?

The Call Answer

Power Lunch

Question: In the "Market Tips" feature entitled "Hold Three Things - Bonds, Gold, Silver" which expert(s) recommended bonds?

Power Lunch Answer

Street Signs

Question: Web video hunt: In Rebecca Jarvis' Dec. 18 report, "Four Charged with Insider Trading", where did the "husband" work?

Street Signs Answer

Closing Bell

Question: According to Darren Rovell's blog, how many fewer paper holiday greeting cards did he receive in 2008 vs. 2007?

Closing Bell Answer

Weekly Quiz

Question: ETF's are based on

Answer: An Index or sector of stocks

Squawk Box

Question: On Dec. 18, Juerg Zingg offered CNBC his commodity picks for "brave" investors. His refinery stocks included:

Squawk Box Answer

Squawk on the Street

Question: In Phil LeBeau's blog post "Chrysler On Life Support..." what multitude of animals does he mention?

Squawk on the Street Answer

The Call

Question: In the article "Avon, Tupperware Thrive in Economic Downturn", which retailer's famous nickname did Larry Nusbaum use?

The Call Answer

Power Lunch

Question: On Dec. 16, whom did Jim Cramer give his "Plaxy" (Plaxico Burress) Good Judgment Award to?

Power Lunch Answer

Street Signs

Question: In the Fast Money blog post, "Fed Trying To Smoke You Out?", what investment does Pete Najarian suggest?

Street Signs Answer

Closing Bell

Question: According to our slideshow "Bernie Madoff & the $50 Billion Heist" whose charitable trust had 10% tied up w/ Madoff?

Closing Bell Answer

Weekly Quiz

Question: A sell stop is placed?

Answer: Below the stock price

Squawk Box

Question: In his Dec. 17 Stock Blog, Jon Najarian said there was heavy activity in which type of option?

Squawk Box Answer

Squawk on the Street

Question: As of Dec. 17, what does stock picker Ron Kiddoo like for "recession sectors"?

Squawk on the Street Answer

The Call

Question: According to the article "Inside Madoff's Empire" what was Andrew Cohen teaching when he got bad financial news?

The Call Answer

Power Lunch

Question: BlackRock's Bob Doll says investors should "buy more risk." What was one of his "low-quality" picks?

Power Lunch Answer

Street Signs

Question: In our Rogues Gallery slideshow, what color suit is Hunt brother Nelson wearing?

Street Signs Answer

Closing Bell

Question: According to the article, No Growth in China and other Outrageous Prophecies, which nation may drop the euro in 2009?

Closing Bell Answer

Weekly Quiz

Question: A sell stop is placed?

Answer: Below the stock price

Squawk Box

Question: In Carmen Wong Ulrich's article on what the rate cut means for consumers, what piece of advice does she give?

Squawk Box Answer

Squawk on the Street

Question: According to Bob Pisani's blog, "Goldman Sachs: A Sigh Of Relief On Street" what company did Credit Suisse criticize?

Squawk on the Street Answer

The Call

Question: What geographic reference appears in the Holiday Central blog post "Airline Baggage Fees Deliver Boost to UPS"?

The Call Answer

Power Lunch

Question: In the CNBC Web video, "Kitty Caskets," what species of deceased pet does casket maker Jeanne Hoegh mention?

Power Lunch Answer

Street Signs

Question: In the Pros Say feature, "H1 Will be Horrific", which "pro" talked about corporate bonds?

Street Signs Answer

Closing Bell

Question: In his Tuesday Stock Blog, Jon Najarian said options traders seemed bullish on which aerospace company?

Closing Bell Answer

Weekly Quiz

Question: A sell stop is placed?

Answer: Below the stock price

Squawk Box

Question: What verb phrase does Carmen Wong Ulrich use in her Monday article on Ponzi scheme protection?

Squawk Box Answer

Squawk on the Street

Question: According to a Dec. 15 CNBC Stock Blog post, what firm is rumored to be wooing AK Steel?

Squawk on the Street Answer

The Call

Question: CNBC.com video quiz: On Dec. 15, Jim Glickenhaus' energy picks included:.

The Call Answer

Power Lunch

Question: In the "Stupid or Cool?" feature on gift ideas, what horror-movie staple is mentioned in the robot lawnmower review?

Power Lunch Answer

Street Signs

Question: In Monday's "Stop Trading" segment, Jim Cramer dealt with Goldman Sachs' downgrade of which company?

Street Signs Answer

Closing Bell

Question: According to the article, "Faith, Doubt, and Warren Buffett," how much did Berkshire Hathaway's Q3 net earnings fall?

Closing Bell Answer

Weekly Quiz

Question: A sell stop is placed?

Answer: Below the stock price

Squawk Box

Question: In the Two-Way Street blog post, "Trump Magic: Why I Like The Donald", why does the author like the Donald?

Answer: Trump's name drives Web traffic

Squawk on the Street

Question: In Friday's edition of Stop Trading, what gambling metaphor did Jim Cramer use for GM common stock?

Answer: buying a lottery ticket

The Call

Question: In a Sports Biz blog post, what term does reader Simeon Lipman use for Billy Ripken "obscenity bat card" traders?

Answer: all of the above

Power Lunch

Question: In his Friday CNBC Stock Blog post, Jon Najarian said options traders were bearish on which financial firm?

Answer: State Street

Street Signs

Question: In our Top Destinations 2009 slideshow, which once-divided city is shown in picture Number 10?

Answer: Berlin, Germany

Closing Bell

Question: In the article "They're Back: Day Traders Thrive in Volatile Market" what violent image did Andrew Wilkinson use?

Answer

Weekly Quiz

Question: A sell stop is placed?

Answer: Below the stock price

Squawk Box

Question: According to the article "YouTube Videos Pull In Real Money," what is Web producer Michael Buckley earning from ads?

Answer: over $100,000

Squawk on the Street

Question: In his energy and health stock recommendations, Dan Genter of RNC Genter used what war metaphor?

Answer: tiptoeing through the mine field

The Call

Question: On Thursday, John Bogle of The Vanguard Group said who would "pay more than Washington" for capital in troubled banks?

Answer: Dubai.

Power Lunch

Question: In Thursday's edition of CEOs Sound Off, "Doing Business In Recession," Jeff Ettinger touts which processed meat product?

Answer: Hormel Spam

Street Signs

Question: According to Darren Rovell's blog on the Kobe Zoom Cut Shoe, how big a business is "fashion basketball"?

Answer: $2 billion

Closing Bell

Question: In Thursday's edition of Fast Money Pops & Drops, which trader suggested Sprint Nextel "could be in a race to zero"?

Answer: Guy Adami

Weekly Quiz

Question: Standard expirations for US options occur on the _ of the month?

Answer: Third Friday of month

Squawk Box

Question: On Wednesday, Michael Yoshikami told CNBC he was "keeping his eye on" which tech stock?

Answer: Expedia

Squawk on the Street

Question: As of Wednesday night, what was Berkshire Hathaway's stake in Burlington Northern Santa Fe?

Answer: 19.83%

The Call

Question: Question: In her article, Turn a Pink Slip Into Your Golden Ticket, what is Carmen Wong Ulrich's 1st piece of advice?

Answer: file for unemployment.

Power Lunch

Question: Oppenheimer's Meredith Whitney says the credit-card industry may cut how much in credit lines over the next 18 months?.

Answer: $2 trillion.

Street Signs

Question: In Tuesday's Lightning Round OT segment, Jim Cramer said he likes which stock(s) for "short-term trade only" now?

Answer: Green Mountain Coffee.

Closing Bell

Question: According to Bob Pisani's blog post, Get Used To The Layoffs, which company is sacking 14,000 globally?

Answer: Rio Tinto.

Weekly Quiz

Question: Standard expirations for US options occur on the _ of the month?

Answer: Third Friday of month

Squawk Box

Question: As of Tuesday, which financial stock(s) did Jeffery Harte give a "buy" rating?

Answer: Bank of America

Squawk on the Street

Question: Which Treasury bills' rates fell below zero on Tuesday?

Answer: three-month bills

The Call

Question: In our slideshow, "10 States with the Highest Unemployment Rates," what state tied with Rhode Island?

Answer: Michigan

Power Lunch

Question: In Today's Top Videos for Tuesday, Andrew Ross Sorkin referred to what as a "conspiracy theory"?

Answer: Illinois governor scandal

Street Signs

Question: According to Jon Najarian, what was driving Monday's options activity in Seagate?

Answer: Reasons "unclear"

Closing Bell

Question: In Tuesday's "Stop Trading" segment, Jim Cramer calls which firm's management "disingenuous"?

Answer: all of the above.

Weekly Quiz

Question: Standard expirations for US options occur on the _ of the month?

Answer: Third Friday of month

Squawk Box

Question: Which auto supplier's April options did Jon Najarian write about on Monday?

Answer: Goodyear

Squawk on the Street

Question: According to the story, Obama's Stimulus Proposal Lifts Infrastructure Stocks, which company does Tom Busby like?

Answer: Microsoft

The Call

Question: Jim Goldman reported Monday that Wal-Mart will be selling Apple's iPhone for how much?

Answer: no price set.

Power Lunch

Question: In the blog post "3 Ways To Kill Your Dream Retirement" what is Mistake Number 3?

Answer: Not paying attention to investments.

Street Signs

Question: John Harwood's article about President-elect Obama, "Leaning Left, Persuading Right" mentions which iconic president?

Answer: Theodore Roosevelt.

Closing Bell

Question: On Dec. 8, how many jobs did 3M say it would cut in the fourth quarter?

Answer: 1,800.

Weekly Quiz

Question: Standard expirations for US options occur on the _ of the month?

Answer: Third Friday of month

Squawk Box

Question: According to Mark Tinker of Axa Framlington Gemini, what do Walmart and McDonalds have in common?

Answer: leaders in a new bull market

Squawk on the Street

Question: On Dec. 5, which analyst likened the slide in oil prices to a "huge tax cut"?

Answer: Cameron Hanover's Peter Beutel

The Call

Question: In his blog post, Mustard Seeds of Hope, which mega-investor did Larry Kudlow quote?

Answer: Warren Buffett

Power Lunch

Question: How much is real-estate mogul Donald Trump suing Deutsche Bank for?

Answer: $3 billion

Street Signs

Question: On Friday, what "top-down economist" warned of a "terrible situation" without more innovation like Yahoo and Google?

Answer: Michael Woolfolk.

Closing Bell

Question: Question: On Dec. 5, Guest Blogger Tony Crescenzi said which economic approach "should" work for U.S. recovery?

Answer: Keynesian.

Weekly Quiz

Question: Standard expirations for US options occur on the _ of the month?

Answer: Third Friday of month

Squawk Box

Question: Who warned CNBC Thursday about the "centipede market"?

Answer: Dave Bahoric

Squawk on the Street

Question: In his Thursday Stock Blog post, Jon Najarian disclosed that he's long on which airline stock?

Answer: AMR

The Call

Question: Jane Wells reported that which footwear company threw a holiday beer party for employees of Adidas?

Answer: Etnies.

Power Lunch

Question: CNBC Producer David Russell compared Christopher Cox's SEC actions to what classic Monty Python sketch?

Answer: The Spanish Inquisition.

Street Signs

Question: In Thursday's CEOs Sound Off feature, who slammed "the U.S. government's business model" as "unsustainable"?

Answer: David Walker, Peter G. Peterson

Closing Bell

Question: In our Harvard Business School CEO slideshow, who praises a "long-term passion for learning"?

Answer: Jeffrey Immelt of GE

Weekly Quiz

Question: Calls give you the right to?

Answer: Buy the stock at the strike price

Squawk Box

Question: In his CNBC interview Wednesday, who did Carl Icahn say he'd like for Yahoo's next CEO?

Answer: none of the above

Squawk on the Street

Question: According to The Christmas Tree Indicator, which item's sales grew 8.5% in the first holiday-shopping week?

Answer: all of the above

The Call

Question: What slang word for liquor appears in Darren Rovell's blog post on the invention of Gatorade?

Answer: firewater

Power Lunch

Question: Dennis Kneale predicted the possible 2009 downfall of which bank's CEO?

Answer: Bank of America

Street Signs

Question: According to former Fed governor Frederic Mishkin, what tool can fight this market's "severe recession"?

Answer: aggressive monetary policy

Closing Bell

Question: What does managing editor Allen Wastler call a "bad term" but a "good news story" for the economy?

Answer: yield curve

Weekly Quiz

Question: Calls give you the right to?

Answer: Buy the stock at the strike price

Squawk Box

Question: What Hasbro goodie is seen in our Hot Holiday Toys slideshow?

Answer: U-Dance

Squawk on the Street

Question: What omen will convince strategist Kevin Caron that "the worst will finally be over"?

Answer: interbank spreads improve

The Call

Question: What is the "focus" of Cramer's Playing Defense Rules: Part 5?

Answer: holding on to what you have

Power Lunch

Question: According to our Warren Buffet Watch, how many BUD shares did Berkshire Hathaway hold at the end of March?

Answer: 35.6 million shares

Street Signs

Question: On Friday, why did Fast Money's Jeff Macke say "becoming socialist is good"?

Answer: he's long Citi and GM.

Closing Bell

Question: By Black Friday's close of trading last week, where did financial stocks end?

Answer: up 31%

Weekly Quiz

Question: Calls give you the right to?

Answer: Buy the stock at the strike price

Squawk Box

Question: On Friday, where did Matrix Asset Management's Dick Otto say oil would go?

Answer: all of the above

Squawk on the Street

Question: On Friday, value stock picker Alan Lancz recommended which tech name?

Answer: Apple

The Call

Question: According to the story "Scenes From The Mall: Picky, Picky, Picky" what was K-B Toys' discount on Barbie items?

Answer: buy 2, get 1 free

Power Lunch

Question: On the Dot-Com Bubble photo in the Market Mayhem slideshow, which stock appears to be gaining?

Answer: IAC/InterActiveCorp.

Street Signs

Question: Name the most expensive product in Carmen Wong Ulrich's "Loser List" blog:

Answer: Kenmore Elite Dishwasher 1134(2).

Closing Bell

Question: What does Phil LeBeau call "the biggest question" about the Big 3's "Show and Tell Time"?

Answer: Is $25 billion enough?

Weekly Quiz

Question: Calls give you the right to?

Answer: Buy the stock at the strike price

Squawk Box

Question: CNBC Guest Blogger Tony Crescenzi knows the bond market inside and out. Who is his employer?

Answer: Miller Tabak + Co.

Squawk on the Street

Question: According to Jim Goldman, what is HP blaming for its Q1 revenue shortfall prediction?

Answer: currency conditions

The Call

Question: How many Yahoo shares did billionaire investor Carl Icahn buy last week?

Answer: 6.8 million shares

Power Lunch

Question: In his blog post, Obama's Pro-Growth Economic Team, Larry Kudlow refers to which pagan notion?

Answer: dormant animal spirits

Street Signs

Question: What day did Berkshire Hathaway shares close below $100K for the 1st time in 2 years?

Answer: Monday, Nov 17

Closing Bell

Question: According to Jane Wells, Saddam Hussein's yacht, the Basra Breeze, was maligned as

Answer: a shrine to bad taste

Weekly Quiz

Question: Calls give you the right to?

Answer: Buy the stock at the strike price

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