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"I want you to stay the course. This rally is real," Jim Cramer told the viewers of his "Mad Money" TV show Thursday.
Earlier market optimism faded as Wednesday wore on and a financials rally gave way to a selloff in Dow Jones Industrial Average component IBM and energy shares.
The S&P 500 hugs the flatline on Wednesday afternoon as a selloff in crude oil prices and energy shares counters better-than-expected earnings from Morgan Stanley.
ConocoPhillips will get $2.7 billion in cash with a possible contingency payment of $300 million.