3 Hot Reads From TheStreet's Top Premium Columnists

On Tuesday markets initially showed gains but then turned and strongly declined. Shares of Action Alerts PLUS holdings 3M (MMM) , Alphabet (GOOGL) , Facebook (FB)  and Amazon (AMZN) all fell. Also lower were   (NFLX)   and Caterpillar (CAT) .

In the bond market, 10-year Treasury yields hit 3% for first time since 2014.  

The shortage of homes for sale continued to push home prices higher nationwide. Values were up 6.3% nationally in February YoY, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index.

Here are three top takes from the columnists of Real Money and Real Money Pro, our premium sites for Wall Street professionals and active investors:

Jim Cramer: IBM, P&G Deserve a Look-See

TheStreet's Jim Cramer asks, "When is a four percent yield NOT enough? I think we will find out soon enough when three of the Dow Jones 30 Industrials test their downside limits in the next selloff."

"Only one of these is what I would call an intended high yielder, Verizon (VZ) ...but the other two are very compelling when you think about it: Procter & Gamble (PG)  and IBM  (IBM) ."

Read Cramer's full analysis, here.

The Clouds Are Parting for Amazon

Shares of Amazon have been on a tear this year, up more than 30% thus far, and for those wondering if the shares remain my top pick for 2018 the answer is yes, according to Real Money Pro columnist Chris Versace.

"Amazon has positioned itself for the tailwind that is the accelerating shift toward a digital lifestyle. At nearly every turn it has looked to remove friction for its customers, be they consumers, enterprise or other institutions," Versace adds.

5 Major Things You Missed in Alphabet's Earnings - And How to Trade the Results

After the close Monday, Alphabet announced revenue and earnings per share that exceeded Wall Street estimates. The stock initially gapped higher, before fading to unchanged after hours, and is down in Tuesday trading.
 
Real Money Pro columnist Timothy Collins, says, "I don't see a major red flag from the technical side until Google closes below $1,000. Unfortunately, that equates to about 7% downside before I'd stop out of any long position. While 7% isn't out of the ordinary, the $70+ will raise eyebrows on some folks, so you have to approach this one in terms of percentages, both in how you position yourself in terms of capital and how you utilize stops or targets."
 
For Collins' key takeaways and how he'd trade the report, see  here

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