5 Best Stories on Real Money: Cramer's Two-House Market; Top Talk; Crypto

Must-reads from Jim Cramer, Helene Meisler, Peter Tchir and the Real Money/Real Money Pro team make sense of the market's big moves.
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After months of hype and higher moves, bitcoin took a dip over the weekend. A Tesla  (TSLA) - Get Report that reportedly had no driver slammed into a tree. And Peloton  (PTON) - Get Report got a warning over its treadmill. 

To top is all off, we appear to be getting our late April pullback

Oh, and one other thing: earnings are landing, big time.

Let's make sense of the moves with experts at Real Money and Real Money Pro, Jim Cramer, Tim Collins, Paul Price, Peter Tchir, and Helene Meisler.

Jim Cramer: We Have Two Houses in This Market

One house, says Jim Cramer, is a house of pain and the other is a house pleasure. The house of pleasure, he says, has walls made of traditional stocks and holds up under any scrutiny. But the house of pain? That one's been falling apart....

Cramer inspects both "homes" and gives us his take on the action.

Helene Meisler: Is This the Top? I'll Tell You ... Afterward

If the Market Gods tapped you on the shoulder and told you we were within 5% of the highs, you would sell everything, says Helene Meisler, technical analyst for Real Money. But the problem is, the Market Gods don't do that. They don't even ring a bell, she says. But that doesn't mean investors are helpless. 

Here's what we can use as a guide instead.

Peter Tchir: Crypto Crunch?

Some of the big move down in crypto over the weekend was a direct result of increasing fears of regulatory crackdowns -- particularly of cryptocurrency's ongoing use by criminals and for ransomware, writes Peter Tchir, Real Money Pro columnist.  And the action reminds him of the last crypto crash.

Tchir takes stock of the sector

Tim Collins: Let This Be a Lesson

Remember that small-cap or momentum stock you loved a few weeks ago, asks Real Money's Tim Collins? Do you love it more down 20% or 30% or are you hitting eject? While indexes are near highs, he says, his momentum watchlists have bled lower. At some point, the momentum and frothy traders will return, but the current action should be a solid lesson to investors.

Collins looks at the current action and how to learn from it.

Paul Price: The Power of Free Buying Power

Few principles of investing are as misunderstood and underused as the value of "free buying power" contained in margin-type accounts, says Real Money Pro columnist Paul Price. And, you can't take advantage of what you don't know. 

Here, Price dives into free buying power with examples.

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