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5 Best Stories on Real Money: Tesla, Buffett, Inflation

Must-reads from Jim Cramer, Helene Meisler, Timothy Collins and the Real Money/Real Money Pro team make sense of the market's big moves.
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The wild ride on the market continues as Apple  (AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. Report and Tesla  (TSLA) - Get Tesla Inc. Report split their stocks, names like Zoom  (ZM) - Get Zoom Video Communications Inc. Report zipped higher, and the Oracle of Omaha chose to invest in ... Japan.

Those major moves landed just days after the Dow Jones industrial average had its own shakeup, swapping out Exxon  (XOM) - Get Exxon Mobil Corporation Report for Salesforce  (CRM) - Get Salesforce Inc. Report, Pfizer (PFE) - Get Pfizer Inc. Report for Amgen (AMGN) - Get Amgen Inc. Report, and Raytheon (RTX) - Get Raytheon Technologies Corporation Report for Honeywell (HON) - Get Honeywell International Inc. Report

But hidden from the headlines, big technical divergences continue to rumble underneath the surface, like a potential earthquake waiting to further rattle investors.

Making sense of it all are Real Money and Real Money Pro experts Jim Cramer, Helene Meisler, Tom Graff, Timothy Collins and Alex Frew McMillan

Cramer's Top Takeaways From This Market

Are we seeing 1998-2000 play out all over again? No, says Cramer. The action we're seeing now is much more vicious and the companies that are leading now are doing much better than any of the ones back then, including the winners of the moment.

Cramer breaks down the myths, mistakes and realities of what's going on. 

Collins: Tesla Is a Bit Like Texas Hold 'Em Poker

We're finally seeing a little weakness in Apple (AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. Report, but the real story is with Tesla  (TSLA) - Get Tesla Inc. Report, writes Collins. Following its stock split earlier this week, Elon Musk's electric vehicle company printed an unbelievable $540 in the pre-market on Tuesday and a low of $405 Wednesday. That's a 25% reversal in a 30-hour time period.

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Collins explains the recent Tesla moves.

Meisler: We're at a Turning Point

Meisler is a firm believer that as price goes down, folks tend to get more bearish. As price rises, however, folks tend to get more bullish, she adds. That's the contrarian view. We have seen that play out in the market this year.

But, now these rules don't quite apply and here's why, she writes.

McMillan: Buffett's Turning to the Japanese

Just as Japan's long-serving prime minister is stepping down, the nation's economy has received a vociferous vote of confidence from one of the world's most-famed investors, Warren Buffett, writes McMillan. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) - Get Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Reportundefined has spent more than $6 billion to take a 5% stake in each of Japan's biggest soga shosha, its general trading houses.

Here's what Buffett's moves could mean.

Graff Makes Sense of the Fed's Inflation Push 

The Federal Reserve announced a switch to a flexible average inflation targeting regime last week, which amounts to a promise to run inflation above 2% for some period of time to make up for past periods where inflation has run below 2%.

To find out why Graff thinks the Fed can indeed push inflation higher in the intermediate-term and why it matters for making investment decisions right now, read this

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