Small swings, low volume and a lack of news are making for some of the most sluggish trading days of the year.
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A handful of retail stores reported upbeat earnings news on Thursday. Is the sector finally thawing? Retail analysts Kimberly Greenberger of Citigroup and Jeff Klinefelter of Piper Jaffray discussed their insights.
Retailers reported disappointing sales in July, a sign that consumers are continuing to watch their spending carefully and hunting for the best bargains. Kimberly Greenberger, retail analyst at Citi, shares her analysis of July same-store sales data.
Analysts are expecting a late start to the back-to-school shopping season, and that means that retail sales reports for July, which are due out Thursday morning, will likely be weak.
The S&P edged higher on Thursday with investors rotating into beaten down energy names and financials and out of consumer staples and pharma.
Stocks have been quietly moving to the upside all morning...the general take is that despite vigorous questioning Mr. Bernanke is holding up well in his principal claim: that he did not threaten action against Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis or the bank's board if they abandoned the Merrill takeover, and more importantly insisted that his actions helped avert a global economic meltdown.
Consumer discretionary stocks surged in the first half of 2009, and retail analysts Kimberly Greenberger of Citi, and Charles Grom of JPMorgan, discussed what's in store for the sector in the second half of the year.
The big number for markets Wednesday is April's existing home sales, which should tell the story of a weak spring selling season.
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Consumers enticed by warmer weather and glimmers of hope for the economy bought a few more items in April, helping discounter Wal-Mart Stores and many mall clothing chains post better results for the month than expected.
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The S&P 500 closed higher Tuesday, with stocks recording their best month since 2002.
Monthly sales reports due out from more than 50 retailers for March should show signs of stabilization in the sector. Dana Telsey, Telsey Advisory Group chief research officer, talks about what to expect from retailers in the latest batch of sales reports.
Could we actually rally two days in a row? That hasn't happened in almost a month, believe it or not.
Tuesday's frothy rally could quickly fizzle, but traders are holding out hope that it won't. Some traders say the rally looks better than the most recent rallies, but they are wary that it will be short lived, taking the S&P at most another 10% or so higher.
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In this feature the traders reveal their favorite rising star stock. Find out why Karen Finerman thinks a clothing store could leave your portfolio - well, looking good.
One week does not make a trend, but the price action would seem to suggest that the parts of the market are ready to signal that a bottom is somewhere on the horizon.
It's the kind of retail market that separates the sheep from the goats, and JPMorgan's Brian Tunick thinks the sheep can give investors quite a feast.