It's almost Friday. 

At the close, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 15 points, or 0.06%, to 25,000, the S&P 500 rose 0.86%, and the Nasdaq gained 1.37%. The S&P 500 concluded its best month since October 2015, and its best January since 1987.

Jim Cramer's Thoughts on Intel's CEO

Jim Cramer said that the appointment of Robert Swan as Intel's (INTC) - Get Report permanent CEO was unexpected because Swan had told Cramer himself that he was not interested in the position. 

Cramer said that he believes Intel needs an engineer, not someone with a finance background to take the helm of the chip company. 

Check out his full interview with TheStreet.

Facebook's Keys to Success

Facebook (FB) - Get Report is Real Money's stock of the day.

Real Money's Kevin Curran outlined some ways that Facebook can "fly higher" going into 2019. 

Taking a page from Snapchat's (SNAP) - Get Report  playbook, the company could also be set to cash in on stories across Facebook, Messenger, and News Feed as well as video content.

"Given that it's still early days for Story monetization, along with the format's attractive pricing and high-engagement, fully-immersive nature, we think that Facebook may be able to increase monetization faster than most investors expect," Cannacord Genuity analyst Maria Ripps explained. "We continue to like the long-term growth outlook and are raising our price target to $200."

2019 could also serve as a pivot point for the company's efforts with Facebook Watch, which builds on the engagement that stories are seeking in the first place.

Are Companies "Crying Wolf" With China?

Is China really having an effect on earnings? 

Rich Sega, global CIO at Conning, broke down whether or not China is actually having a major impact on earnings season. 

"I think China's one thing but just think of all other potential drags we have on the economy recently. I think the Fed's rhetoric was more threatening than their actual actions, but it took a while for them to back off and calm markets from that fear. We had to shut down that's just over, but not really over because in three more weeks we could have another round of some kind," he said.