Cramer: Netflix’s content will be enough to hang with Disney, streaming competitors

Netflix can peacefully coexist in the streaming industry even as the market braces for more competition from Walt Disney, Google’s YouTube, and Apple, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Wednesday. Even as Disney is expected to roll out its Disney+ service for $6.99 and Hulu lowered its most basic plan to $5.99, Cramer said Netflix’s price point will still be affordable compared with a night out at the movies. Even if you bundle Netflix, Disney, and other streaming subscriptions, Cramer said the price doesn’


Netflix can peacefully coexist in the streaming industry even as the market braces for more competition from Walt Disney, Google’s YouTube, and Apple, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Wednesday. Even as Disney is expected to roll out its Disney+ service for $6.99 and Hulu lowered its most basic plan to $5.99, Cramer said Netflix’s price point will still be affordable compared with a night out at the movies. Even if you bundle Netflix, Disney, and other streaming subscriptions, Cramer said the price doesn’
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Cramer: Netflix's content will be enough to hang with Disney, streaming competitors

Netflix can peacefully coexist in the streaming industry even as the market braces for more competition from Walt Disney, Google’s YouTube, and Apple, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Wednesday.

As the video giant continues to add popular content, such as “Triple Frontier,” “Bird Box,” and “FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened,” to its platform, customers will fear missing out, he said.

“It’s all about peer pressure. That’s why [CEO] Reed Hastings is right when he says: ‘the real metric is can we keep members happy,'” the “Mad Money” host said.

Even as Disney is expected to roll out its Disney+ service for $6.99 and Hulu lowered its most basic plan to $5.99, Cramer said Netflix’s price point will still be affordable compared with a night out at the movies.

Netflix recently upped its subscription options to $8, $14, and $16, and the stock spiked more than 6% on the announcement in January.

Even if you bundle Netflix, Disney, and other streaming subscriptions, Cramer said the price doesn’t even come close to his cable bills that range in the triple digits for a slate of channels he never thinks about watching.

“Netflix is a steal. It’s not just a bargain, it’s what I call a necessary bargain,” Cramer said. “You can’t say that about many cable networks, aside of course from CNBC, which is, of course, essential.”

For sports enthusiasts, ESPN+ is also bargain for just $4.99 a month, he said.

No wonder people are cutting the cord.

“You find a way to give me some sports packages without those 85 channels from 1 to 100 that I don’t use and I’d be a cord cutter, too, after reviewing those borderline extortionate cable bills,” Cramer said.

Disclosure: Cramer’s charitable trust owns shares of Disney, Google-parent Alphabet, Apple, and CNBC-parent Comcast.


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Cramer: Netflix’s content will be enough to hang with Disney, streaming competitors

Netflix can peacefully coexist in the streaming industry even as the market braces for more competition from Walt Disney, Google’s YouTube, and Apple, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Wednesday. Even as Disney is expected to roll out its Disney+ service for $6.99 and Hulu lowered its most basic plan to $5.99, Cramer said Netflix’s price point will still be affordable compared with a night out at the movies. Even if you bundle Netflix, Disney, and other streaming subscriptions, Cramer said the price doesn’


Netflix can peacefully coexist in the streaming industry even as the market braces for more competition from Walt Disney, Google’s YouTube, and Apple, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Wednesday. Even as Disney is expected to roll out its Disney+ service for $6.99 and Hulu lowered its most basic plan to $5.99, Cramer said Netflix’s price point will still be affordable compared with a night out at the movies. Even if you bundle Netflix, Disney, and other streaming subscriptions, Cramer said the price doesn’
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Cramer: Netflix's content will be enough to hang with Disney, streaming competitors

Netflix can peacefully coexist in the streaming industry even as the market braces for more competition from Walt Disney, Google’s YouTube, and Apple, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Wednesday.

As the video giant continues to add popular content, such as “Triple Frontier,” “Bird Box,” and “FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened,” to its platform, customers will fear missing out, he said.

“It’s all about peer pressure. That’s why [CEO] Reed Hastings is right when he says: ‘the real metric is can we keep members happy,'” the “Mad Money” host said.

Even as Disney is expected to roll out its Disney+ service for $6.99 and Hulu lowered its most basic plan to $5.99, Cramer said Netflix’s price point will still be affordable compared with a night out at the movies.

Netflix recently upped its subscription options to $8, $14, and $16, and the stock spiked more than 6% on the announcement in January.

Even if you bundle Netflix, Disney, and other streaming subscriptions, Cramer said the price doesn’t even come close to his cable bills that range in the triple digits for a slate of channels he never thinks about watching.

“Netflix is a steal. It’s not just a bargain, it’s what I call a necessary bargain,” Cramer said. “You can’t say that about many cable networks, aside of course from CNBC, which is, of course, essential.”

For sports enthusiasts, ESPN+ is also bargain for just $4.99 a month, he said.

No wonder people are cutting the cord.

“You find a way to give me some sports packages without those 85 channels from 1 to 100 that I don’t use and I’d be a cord cutter, too, after reviewing those borderline extortionate cable bills,” Cramer said.

Disclosure: Cramer’s charitable trust owns shares of Disney, Google-parent Alphabet, Apple, and CNBC-parent Comcast.


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If you are a ‘Game of Thrones’ fan, this app will teach you how to speak in High Valyrian

While only one character can speak native High Valyrian on “Game of Thrones,” viewers nationwide are picking up a few words and phrases from an unlikely source: Duolingo, the free language-learning app. High Valyrian isn’t the only fictional language Duolingo has to offer. That’s not the case when it comes to High Valyrian, where Peterson is a contributor and develops the courses for free. The origins of High Valyrian come from the book that inspired the show, written by George R.R. While users


While only one character can speak native High Valyrian on “Game of Thrones,” viewers nationwide are picking up a few words and phrases from an unlikely source: Duolingo, the free language-learning app. High Valyrian isn’t the only fictional language Duolingo has to offer. That’s not the case when it comes to High Valyrian, where Peterson is a contributor and develops the courses for free. The origins of High Valyrian come from the book that inspired the show, written by George R.R. While users
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If you are a 'Game of Thrones' fan, this app will teach you how to speak in High Valyrian

“Skorverdon zaldrīzoti Daenerys ēza?”

Translation: How many dragons does Daenerys have? It’s not a ridiculous question if you’re a fan of the HBO hit series “Game of Thrones,” which returns for its eighth and final season on Sunday. The language? It’s called High Valyrian, the tongue of the ruined Valyrian Freehold empire, and it’s one of four languages created by linguist David J. Peterson spoken on the show.

While only one character can speak native High Valyrian on “Game of Thrones,” viewers nationwide are picking up a few words and phrases from an unlikely source: Duolingo, the free language-learning app.

Duolingo first offered lessons in High Valyrian in 2017 and, since then, 1.2 million people have started the course. In the last two weeks leading up to the premier of the final season, Duolingo has seen a near 65% increase in people taking the course, said Sam Dalsimer, a spokesman for Duolingo.

High Valyrian isn’t the only fictional language Duolingo has to offer. Star Trek fans can find Klingon, a language constructed by Marc Okrand and centered around spacecraft, warfare and weaponry.

To offer languages on Duolingo, the company usually relies on hundreds of volunteers and employees to develop course material and monitor users’ experiences. That’s not the case when it comes to High Valyrian, where Peterson is a contributor and develops the courses for free.

“We teach over 30 languages and most have thousands of people who speak them and are capable of helping us teach them.” Dalsimer said. “There’s only one person on planet Earth who knows the language, and that’s David Peterson.”

The origins of High Valyrian come from the book that inspired the show, written by George R.R. Martin. Peterson won a contest to develop the more common language used on “Game of Thrones” called Dothraki but was asked to build High Valyrian later in the series. His goal was to create a classic language that could give birth to many others, similar to Romance languages, and Peterson noted it had to fit with the names Martin created for the book, such as Daenerys, Viserys and Rhaella.

There are now 824 words of High Valyrian that users can learn on Duolingo, and that number continues to grow. Peterson said there are now 2,000 words in the full version of the language he maintains.

“With every single language I create I keep working on it for the rest of my life or until I’m not happy with it,” said Peterson, who has created more than 50 languages. “It will basically just be another one of my languages, it’s not like it’s going to get any special treatment.”

When Peterson first encountered Duolingo, he felt it could revolutionize the way people learned languages. It had a great interface, it was free and, as a linguist, it’s the dream for people like him to create languages people would have access to, although he didn’t foresee how popular High Valyrian would become.

Today, High Valyrian has 822,000 active learners, or those who have used the course in the last 12 months. That’s more than Czech, Norwegian, Vietnamese and Hungarian.

“I imagined it would attract casual interest, but I never imagined there would be that many people who would actually be interested in taking the course,” Peterson said.

There is one statistic Peterson is particularly proud of: 44% of users who came to Duolingo to learn High Valyrian went on to practice other languages. While users may not perfect High Valyrian, Peterson sees the language as a “gateway drug” to learners discovering other cultures.

“As we become more economically focused, people view language as a tool as opposed to an art piece in and of itself or cultural history,” Peterson said.

More than 40% of the world speaks one of eight languages, although there are more than 7,000 worldwide. UNESCO, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has labeled 2,680 languages in danger as it celebrates the International Year of Indigenous Languages, designed to raise awareness to disappearing languages.

“It’s nice that the UN is putting this emphasis on indigenous languages because people need to start addressing this issue,” Peterson said. “We’re losing them and we’re losing them quickly, and once they’re lost, they’re lost.”

Duolingo has worked with communities and volunteers like Peterson to develop courses in endangered languages, such as offering lessons in Hawaiian, Irish and Navajo, Dalsimer said.

“Those courses are driven entirely by volunteer contributors and for them it’s more about a desire to preserve their language and their culture because they see it as being endangered, and it is,” Dalsimer said. “Languages die every year and Duolingo can help them preserve it.”

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“I remember thinking that if David Peterson ever taught the ‘Game of Thrones’ language I would definitely check it out,” said Andrew Feinberg, a volunteer for Duolingo who has used the app since its beta version nearly seven years ago.

Except when Duolingo announced it would offer High Valyrian courses, Feinberg thought it was a joke. He helped Duolingo develop its Norwegian and Japanese platforms, and he’s witnessed the company’s pranks in the past, like when it offered pirate and zombie languages.

But Feinberg noticed the only contributor to the course was Peterson. That’s when he realized it wasn’t a joke.

Peterson, dubbed by the Los Angeles Times as “Hollywood’s go-to language guy” has created languages for many film and television projects, including the movies “Thor: The Dark World” and “Doctor Strange.”

“I had sort of stalked him on YouTube and watched all those videos on how he created those languages,” Feinberg said. “I was really excited for it. I knew that he was a serious linguist who had complimented Duolingo before.”

Now Feinberg manages learning groups on Facebook for Japanese, Chinese, Norwegian and, a day after its introduction, High Valyrian, which has amassed over 200 members learning alongside Peterson himself, who encourages people to use and develop the language in conversation with each other even if that means moving beyond what he imagined.

“It’s always a little different since I did create High Valyrian and, in a sense, there is an arbiter to determine what is right and what is wrong,” Peterson said. “But as long as I’m here I feel like not only do I want to, but I should be there to try to help people out.”


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Warren Buffett: ‘This $100 college course gave me the most important degree I have’

To say that Warren Buffett is a wealth of wisdom is an understatement. In getting to know “The Oracle of Omaha,” I learned something incredibly surprising: Up until the age of 20, he had a fear of public speaking. Who would have thought that one of the most successful investors in the world once had a fear of public speaking? During Buffett’s time at Columbia Business School, he saw an ad in the paper for a Dale Carnegie public speaking course for college students. “So again, I saw the ad in the


To say that Warren Buffett is a wealth of wisdom is an understatement. In getting to know “The Oracle of Omaha,” I learned something incredibly surprising: Up until the age of 20, he had a fear of public speaking. Who would have thought that one of the most successful investors in the world once had a fear of public speaking? During Buffett’s time at Columbia Business School, he saw an ad in the paper for a Dale Carnegie public speaking course for college students. “So again, I saw the ad in the
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Warren Buffett: 'This $100 college course gave me the most important degree I have'

To say that Warren Buffett is a wealth of wisdom is an understatement.

A few years ago, I got the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interview him for my book, “Getting There: A Book of Mentors,” which features essays and interviews from the some of the world’s most successful people, as well as their indispensable career and life lessons.

In getting to know “The Oracle of Omaha,” I learned something incredibly surprising: Up until the age of 20, he had a fear of public speaking. “Just the thought of it made me physically ill,” the billionaire shares in his “Getting There” essay. “I would literally throw up.”

Who would have thought that one of the most successful investors in the world once had a fear of public speaking?

The Berkshire Hathaway CEO divulges that he purposely selected courses in college where he didn’t have to stand up in front of the class and arranged his life so that he would never find himself in front of a crowd. If he somehow found himself in that situation, he admits that he could ‘hardly even say’ his own name.

During Buffett’s time at Columbia Business School, he saw an ad in the paper for a Dale Carnegie public speaking course for college students. “I figured it would serve me well,” he recalls. “I went to Midtown, signed up and gave them a check. But after I left, I swiftly stopped payment. I just couldn’t do it. I was that terrified.”

After he graduated, Buffett returned to Omaha and got a job as a salesman of securities. But the problem still lingered: “I knew that I had to be able to speak in front of people,” he writes. “So again, I saw the ad in the paper and went down to sign up; but this time, I handed the instructor $100 in cash. I knew if I gave him the cash I’d show up.”

And he did show up.


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No-deal off the table? Brexit could be about to change course

May is not only facing ultimatums from members of her own Cabinet but from the opposition Labour party too, ahead of parliamentary votes on “amendments” to May’s Brexit deal taking place Wednesday –and which could determine the direction Brexit takes next. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn made the shock announcement Monday evening that the party would back an another Brexit referendum if it’s own proposals for what form Brexit should take are rejected. Lastly, Corbyn said Labour will again be tabling


May is not only facing ultimatums from members of her own Cabinet but from the opposition Labour party too, ahead of parliamentary votes on “amendments” to May’s Brexit deal taking place Wednesday –and which could determine the direction Brexit takes next. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn made the shock announcement Monday evening that the party would back an another Brexit referendum if it’s own proposals for what form Brexit should take are rejected. Lastly, Corbyn said Labour will again be tabling
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No-deal off the table? Brexit could be about to change course

May is not only facing ultimatums from members of her own Cabinet but from the opposition Labour party too, ahead of parliamentary votes on “amendments” to May’s Brexit deal taking place Wednesday –and which could determine the direction Brexit takes next.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn made the shock announcement Monday evening that the party would back an another Brexit referendum if it’s own proposals for what form Brexit should take are rejected.

Corbyn said Labour would “put forward or support an amendment in favor of a public vote” to prevent what he called “a damaging Tory Brexit being forced upon the country,” he said in a statement released by Labour.

He also said that the party would back an amendment, being proposed by Labour’s Yvette Cooper and Conservative Oliver Letwin, that would force the prime minister to delay Britain’s departure from the EU if parliament has not approved a deal by mid-March, taking a ‘no deal’ departure on March 29 off the table. This amendment is widely seen as allowing parliament to take control of Brexit as it gives MPs a say on whether the U.K. can leave the EU without a deal.

Lastly, Corbyn said Labour will again be tabling an amendment in favor of its own alternative (and already proposed) Brexit plan for a “comprehensive customs union” and “close alignment” with the single market.

Amendments are expected to be tabled by a handful of members of parliament (MPs) and parties and are essentially proposals on what they think should happen next in the Brexit process. It gives MPs the chance to influence government policy and if enough of them approve or reject an amendment, can essentially force the government’s hand on the course of Brexit.

Experts say parliament is getting jittery about the direction Brexit is taking just four weeks ahead of the departure date and a “meaningful vote” (parliament’s vote on May’s Brexit deal) on March 12.

“Although May has promised MPs another vote on the deal by 12 March, her move has failed to halt the momentum towards the (House of) Commons seizing the initiative to rule out a no-deal exit,” Mujtaba Rahman, managing director of Europe at Eurasia Group, said in a note Monday.

“Many Tory MPs who have previously given May the benefit of the doubt until now are increasingly worried about a cliff-edge departure and ready to allow Parliament to seize control of the Brexit process,” he noted, saying that there was a “very real prospect” that MPs will support the amendment proposed by Cooper and Letwin to force May to seek an extension of the deadline to ‘Article 50’ (the EU departure process).

“May might yet be forced to swallow a referendum to keep her deal alive, despite her strong opposition to the idea,” Rahman noted, adding that as time runs short, even the most euroskeptic MPS are keen to avoid a “no-deal” Brexit.


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Qualcomm urges US regulators to reverse course and ban imports of some Apple iPhones

Qualcomm is urging U.S. trade regulators to reverse a judge’s ruling and ban the import of some Apple iPhones in a long-running patent fight between the two companies. Qualcomm is seeking the ban in hopes of dealing Apple a blow before the two begin a major trial in mid-April in San Diego over Qualcomm’s patent licensing practices. Qualcomm brought a case against Apple at the U.S International Trade Commission in 2017 alleging that some iPhones violated Qualcomm patents to help smartphones run w


Qualcomm is urging U.S. trade regulators to reverse a judge’s ruling and ban the import of some Apple iPhones in a long-running patent fight between the two companies. Qualcomm is seeking the ban in hopes of dealing Apple a blow before the two begin a major trial in mid-April in San Diego over Qualcomm’s patent licensing practices. Qualcomm brought a case against Apple at the U.S International Trade Commission in 2017 alleging that some iPhones violated Qualcomm patents to help smartphones run w
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Qualcomm urges US regulators to reverse course and ban imports of some Apple iPhones

Qualcomm is urging U.S. trade regulators to reverse a judge’s ruling and ban the import of some Apple iPhones in a long-running patent fight between the two companies.

Qualcomm is seeking the ban in hopes of dealing Apple a blow before the two begin a major trial in mid-April in San Diego over Qualcomm’s patent licensing practices. Qualcomm has sought to apply pressure to Apple with smaller legal challenges ahead of that trial and has won partial iPhone sales bans in China and Germany against Apple, forcing the iPhone maker to ship only phones with Qualcomm chips to some markets.

Any possible ban on iPhone imports to the United States could be short-lived because Apple last week for the first time disclosed that it has found a software fix to avoid infringing on one of Qualcomm’s patents. Apple asked regulators to give it as much as six months to prove that the fix works.

Qualcomm brought a case against Apple at the U.S International Trade Commission in 2017 alleging that some iPhones violated Qualcomm patents to help smartphones run well without draining their batteries. Qualcomm asked for an import ban on some older iPhone models containing Intel chips.

In September, Thomas Pender, an administrative law judge at the ITC, found that Apple violated one of the patents in the case but declined to issue a ban. Pender reasoned that imposing a ban on Intel-chipped iPhones would hand Qualcomm an effective monopoly on the U.S. market for modem chips, which connect smartphones to wireless data networks.

Pender’s ruling said that preserving competition in the modem chip market was in the public interest as speedier 5G networks come online in the next few years.


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There is only one strategy investors need to follow, staying patient

Staying the course will benefit you in the long run 12:44 PM ET Wed, 13 Feb 2019 | 00:48For first-time investors, getting started can seem daunting, especially when the market is experiencing a lot of volatility. Instead, stay focused on your long-term goals. Though tempting, do not compare your returns to a single index or to other investors for that matter. Research has shown that the most successful long-term investors remain patient during swings in the market. Staying the course could mean


Staying the course will benefit you in the long run 12:44 PM ET Wed, 13 Feb 2019 | 00:48For first-time investors, getting started can seem daunting, especially when the market is experiencing a lot of volatility. Instead, stay focused on your long-term goals. Though tempting, do not compare your returns to a single index or to other investors for that matter. Research has shown that the most successful long-term investors remain patient during swings in the market. Staying the course could mean
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There is only one strategy investors need to follow, staying patient

Staying the course will benefit you in the long run 12:44 PM ET Wed, 13 Feb 2019 | 00:48

For first-time investors, getting started can seem daunting, especially when the market is experiencing a lot of volatility. Day-to-day fluctuations in the market are often influenced by outside forces, like trade disputes and uncertainty.

That is why it is important to remain calm and avoid making rash decisions. Instead, stay focused on your long-term goals. This includes maintaining a diversified portfolio so no single investment overly affects your bottom line.

Though tempting, do not compare your returns to a single index or to other investors for that matter. Their goals are likely to be different than yours, as no one invests exactly the same way.

Research has shown that the most successful long-term investors remain patient during swings in the market. Your financial plan is only as good as your ability to see the eventual payoff. Staying the course could mean reaching your financial goals sooner than expected, and with a lot less stress.

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The Fed may have just set the Trump rally back on its course, says Jim Cramer

The stock market endured some debilitating declines in the final months of 2018, which saw several-hundred-point swings in the major averages, often back to back. “It was like we had rolled back the entire Trump rally,” Cramer, host of “Mad Money,” said. The Trump rally manifested itself in several ways, most prominently in the first year of his presidency. But the rally was “derailed” by two manmade problems, Cramer said: the trade dispute with China and the Fed’s aggressive rate hike agenda. “


The stock market endured some debilitating declines in the final months of 2018, which saw several-hundred-point swings in the major averages, often back to back. “It was like we had rolled back the entire Trump rally,” Cramer, host of “Mad Money,” said. The Trump rally manifested itself in several ways, most prominently in the first year of his presidency. But the rally was “derailed” by two manmade problems, Cramer said: the trade dispute with China and the Fed’s aggressive rate hike agenda. “
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The Fed may have just set the Trump rally back on its course, says Jim Cramer

The Federal Reserve’s pledge to be more “patient” with its interest rate hikes erased one of the biggest obstacles to a stock market rally that went on for much of President Donald Trump’s time in office, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday.

Earlier on Friday, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said in an interview with two former Fed leaders that the central bank had “no preset path” for raising interest rates and was “listening very carefully” to the market, statements that sent stocks soaring in Friday’s trading session.

The stock market endured some debilitating declines in the final months of 2018, which saw several-hundred-point swings in the major averages, often back to back. At last week’s lows, the market was up a mere 3.3 percent since Trump’s inauguration and less than 10 percent since his election.

“It was like we had rolled back the entire Trump rally,” Cramer, host of “Mad Money,” said.

The Trump rally manifested itself in several ways, most prominently in the first year of his presidency. From election night in 2016 to the market’s peak on Sep. 21, the S&P 500 index had climbed 38 percent. But the rally was “derailed” by two manmade problems, Cramer said: the trade dispute with China and the Fed’s aggressive rate hike agenda.

“After today, gratefully and thankfully, we can take that off the table, and I bet a ton of money actually flows back into the market given that Powell’s come around,” Cramer said. “He gave this market a huge and justifiable boost: the Powell Pop. Suddenly, the biggest negative had been removed.”

Monday could bring the market even more fuel as U.S.-China trade talks resume, the “Mad Money” host said, adding that the Chinese government seems “ready to deal,” or even “ready to cave.”

Better yet, the fourth-quarter sell-off of 2018 created some ample opportunity in the stock market, which has now fallen behind its historical average performance in the first two years of Trump’s administration, he said.

Cramer pointed to the earnings growth at S&P 500 companies in the first two years of Trump’s presidency: 17 percent growth in 2017 and another 27 percent growth in 2018. This year, Wall Street analysts are anticipating 10 percent growth, which may need to be revised after the Fed’s slight reversal, Cramer said.

“To me, that means we should have more upside,” he argued. “However you slice it, the 10 percent gain since Trump’s inauguration I do not think captures the fabulous earnings growth we’ve seen over the same period. A move higher is justified.”

Now, investors can go back to valuing stocks based on earnings estimates, especially if Powell stays true to his word and the Trump administration is able to secure a trade deal with Chinese officials, Cramer said.

“Remember those terrific days of the Trump rally, when the market couldn’t stop roaring higher? I’m not saying they’re back, but I do think the Fed’s new stance means the slump ran its course on Dec. 24, the day before Christmas, and today might not be the last day where we roar higher,” he said.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-01-04  Authors: elizabeth gurdus
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No car keys? No problem. Hyundai rolls out fingerprint technology

If you’re prone to losing car keys, the latest-generation Hyundai Santa Fe just going on sale in China is for you. It offers buyers the option of using a fingerprint detector that can open the vehicle and turn on its engine, rendering car keys as necessary as a landline. Touch one of the SUV’s biometric sensors and it will even adjust such things as seat position and sideview mirrors to the settings preferred by individual drivers in its database. The oldest known locks were found in the ruins o


If you’re prone to losing car keys, the latest-generation Hyundai Santa Fe just going on sale in China is for you. It offers buyers the option of using a fingerprint detector that can open the vehicle and turn on its engine, rendering car keys as necessary as a landline. Touch one of the SUV’s biometric sensors and it will even adjust such things as seat position and sideview mirrors to the settings preferred by individual drivers in its database. The oldest known locks were found in the ruins o
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Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2018-12-26  Authors: paul a eisenstein, source
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No car keys? No problem. Hyundai rolls out fingerprint technology

If you’re prone to losing car keys, the latest-generation Hyundai Santa Fe just going on sale in China is for you.

It offers buyers the option of using a fingerprint detector that can open the vehicle and turn on its engine, rendering car keys as necessary as a landline. Touch one of the SUV’s biometric sensors and it will even adjust such things as seat position and sideview mirrors to the settings preferred by individual drivers in its database.

The oldest known locks were found in the ruins of the ancient Syrian capital of Nineveh and date back thousands and thousands of years. Today, keys are an accessory to just about everything we do, giving us access to our homes, offices, gym lockers and, of course, our cars. For motorists, however, keys could soon go the way of the crank starter, rumble seat and running board.

It’s already rare to find a car that still uses a conventional metal key. They’ve largely been replaced by wireless key fobs on all but a handful of base models. But manufacturers are looking at a variety of alternative technologies, much like those replacing traditional keys in homes and workplaces — and, of course, to unlock smartphones, where biometric sensors let users forget those complicated and often forgettable passcodes.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2018-12-26  Authors: paul a eisenstein, source
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Xi calls for China to ‘stay the course’: No one is in a position to dictate reform to us

Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed his nation Tuesday morning in Beijing to commemorate the 40th anniversary of China’s “reform and opening up” — and he struck a relatively defiant tone in response to international calls for changes to his country’s economy. His remarks focused on how China’s Communist Party guided the nation to its economic success and emphasized the country’s right to pursue its own path going forward. In an address that lasted nearly 1 1/2 hours, Xi did not mention trade


Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed his nation Tuesday morning in Beijing to commemorate the 40th anniversary of China’s “reform and opening up” — and he struck a relatively defiant tone in response to international calls for changes to his country’s economy. His remarks focused on how China’s Communist Party guided the nation to its economic success and emphasized the country’s right to pursue its own path going forward. In an address that lasted nearly 1 1/2 hours, Xi did not mention trade
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Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2018-12-18  Authors: evelyn cheng, -xi jinping, president
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Xi calls for China to 'stay the course': No one is in a position to dictate reform to us

Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed his nation Tuesday morning in Beijing to commemorate the 40th anniversary of China’s “reform and opening up” — and he struck a relatively defiant tone in response to international calls for changes to his country’s economy.

His remarks focused on how China’s Communist Party guided the nation to its economic success and emphasized the country’s right to pursue its own path going forward. In an address that lasted nearly 1 1/2 hours, Xi did not mention trade tensions with the U.S. and made only passing reference to market-oriented reform goals that previous speeches have discussed in detail.

That idea of progress contrasts with other countries’ increasingly vocal demands for less state control and could have significant consequences for whether the U.S. reaches a trade deal with China by the end of its 90-day tariff ceasefire.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2018-12-18  Authors: evelyn cheng, -xi jinping, president
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