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With Avatar opening at 12:01 am on Friday, everyone's waiting to see if the much-anticipated movie lives up to the hype, and how it performs at the box office. I got a sneak preview last week -- it certainly didn't disappoint me -- I was particularly wowed by the intricate, beautiful world James Cameron creates -- but we'll see if the live action-computer generated 3-D hybrid pulls everyone else in.
"Avatar" is easily the most highly anticipated 3-D film ever, if not the most long awaited film ever, as James Cameron worked on it for nine years.
The economic downturn has dealt a pretty harsh blow to the restaurant industry, with both the total number of diners and the amount each customer spends declining. Panera Bread has bucked the trend, showing gains in both customer traffic and transactions throughout the economic downturn.
2009's Dogs of the Dow—the top 10 Dow stocks whose dividend is the highest fraction of their price—failed to beat the market this year. So will the same be true in 2010? Paul Hickey, co-founder of Bespoke Investment Group, shared his view.
Because there are too many good reasons to buy stocks.
So, this year, instead of buying your kid the hottest toy that's going to make her friends drool, consider giving the gift that could keep on giving – stocks!
U.S. stocks finished the week mixed to flat, with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average posting modest gains on Friday, following stronger-than expected retail sales and a boost in consumer confidence early this month.
The first reviews of James Cameron's "Avatar" are out and the buzz is building. Despite some early questionable talk about the huge-budget film—20th Century Fox says it cost around $300 million, some reports put the budget much higher—it's now on track to be an enormous hit.
The big banks have rebounded very strongly since the early March lows and investors are trying to see if the trend will continue into 2010. Fred Cannon, co-director of research and chief equity strategist at KBW shared his outlook on the sector.
Big financial institutions that have survived government bailouts, as well as regional banks that swallowed weaker rivals, are best-positioned to succeed in 2010, according to a Keefe, Bruyette & Woods.
Recessions tend to be a boom time for franchising, as the unemployed unleash their entrepreneurial spirit and start their own businesses. But the depth of this recession and a lack of credit has the number of franchised businesses shrinking this year.
The downgrade of Greece's credit rating gave pause to the "risk trade" and could send even more buyers into the relative safety of Treasurys through year end.
The S&P closed lower on Tuesday as negative developments in global credit markets rekindled interest in the dollar, which in turn took down the commodities trade.
Stocks skidded Tuesday as disappointing reports from McDonald's, 3M and Kroger offset an earnings beat from FedEx. Gains in the dollar also weighed on the market.
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Stocks skidded Tuesday after disappointing sales from McDonald's and gains in the dollar.
The Fast Money traders are closely watching the action in the dollar and what it's doing to commodity stocks across the board.
U.S. stock markets are sliding Tuesday on a stronger dollar and disappointing announcements from McDonald's and 3M. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, told CNBC why the markets are especially "vulnerable" now.
Stocks skidded Tuesday as the strengthening dollar chased buyers from the equity markets.
Stocks looked set for a slight rise at the open Tuesday as European markets erased early losses and FedEx helped sentiment with some bullish guidance.