3 Must Reads on the Market From TheStreet's Top Columnists

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: Google Wants to Solve All Your Problems

TheStreet's Jim Cramer writes: "About halfway through the Alphabet (GOOGL)  quarterly conference call, smack in the middle of the Q&A, it hit me why the naysayers have been so wrong about the FANG stocks -- Facebook (FB) , Amazon (AMZN) , Netflix (NFLX)  and Alphabet/Google. It came when the Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai was asked a question about the uses of Google and how pervasive the company's products may be in our daily lives."

The uses are vast, he said, and he offered a very simple credo: "We want Google to be the source you think of when you run into a problem."

"Now that's a universal declarative about what Google really is about," observes Cramer.

(Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook are holdings in Jim Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS member club. Want to be alerted before Jim Cramer buys or sells GOOGL, AMZN or FB? Learn more now.)

The Upside Move in Hasbro Tells You the Bulls Are Not Playing Around

"Last night on Mad Money, Jim Cramer spoke with Brian Goldner, chairman and CEO of toymaker Hasbro, Inc. (HAS) . The stock rose sharply Monday on better than expected quarterly earnings," notes TheStreet's chartist Bruce Kamich.

"The last time I looked at the charts of HAS was back in late October where I wrote that 'I would look for an $85-to-$100 trading range on HAS over the next several months. If the $85 level holds, I would consider approaching the long side, risking a close below $80.'"

"Traders may be long as our recommended stop loss order was never reached. Let's put the fundamentals aside and look at the charts and indicators of this stock, which was upgraded to 'Buy' today by TheStreet's Quant Ratings service," says Kamich.

Evaluating Bad News -- Buy or Bail?

Real Money Pro columnist Paul Price says that "Reactions to company specific news often paralyze traders who don't know what impact it should have on the shares. Is a big drop a buying opportunity, or a signal to get out before things get worse? You'll need to evaluate the facts before deciding. Once you know what a stock is worth buy/hold/sell decisions become clear."

"There is often a lot of money to be made by those who act quickly after extreme market reactions."

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