Consumer-staples retailers are undergoing abrupt changes to their industry. The latest example is the battle over Americans' grocery purchases being waged by traditional supermarkets, dollar-discount stores, big-box department stores and wholesale clubs.
Family Dollar earnings beat the Street on Wednesday, prompting analysts to weigh in. Trouble is, they don’t at all agree. Here’s where the two sides stand.
Technology stocks have been gaining momentum in 2012, up eight of the last nine weeks. However, over the last 12 months, consumer discretionary and health care companies have really powered the rally.
Could there be a correlation between leap years and market performance?
Drivers aren't the only group growing concerned as gas prices tick upwards. Most retailers and consumer discretionary businesses consider $4 gasoline the tipping point, where consumers begin to pull back on their discretionary spending. A look at how the retail sector has held up during recent gasoline price spikes.
The French Caribbean in February: "Where are the French?" If you want to see how much the European crisis has touched everyone — but particularly the more well-heeled — take a quick trip to St. Martin and St. Barts. I just did, and when I asked hotel owners, cab drivers, and head waiters the usual, "How's business?" question, the near-universal answer was, "Comme ci, comme ça" (or so-so). Specifically: There are a lot fewer Europeans.
Stock futures declined Wednesday, following weak economic data from the euro zone and amid ongoing concerns over the region's debt crisis.
Although selecting the best of breed in the dog show may be a mysterious science to some, picking outliers in the stock market is vastly more straightforward.
Stocks kicked off the week on a high note Monday, after Greece's parliament finally gave the green light over the weekend to austerity measures aimed at securing an international bailout package.
No matter who wins the Republican presidential nomination, one fact remains: President Obama will be in office at least for the next year. Read on for Cramer’s “Obama-resistant” investment strategies.
Despite a flat year for the S&P 500, nearly 84 percent of the index components reached a new 52-week high at one point in 2011. Here's a list of the ones with the most days traded at yearly highs.
The “Mad Money” host outlines what he plans to watch in the days to come.
Some demonstrators are planning to occupy retailers on Black Friday to protest "the business that are in the pockets of Wall Street."
Retailers are counting on shoppers to return to an old holiday tradition: buying gifts for themselves.
Stocks eased off their worst levels, but still finished lower in another thin, volatile session Thursday as investors sifted through a handful of headlines from the euro zone and after the S&P breached a key technical level.
Futures edged into positive territory after cutting their early losses Thursday following a handful of better-than-expected housing and employment news, but gains were limited amid ongoing concerns over the euro zone.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
In a time of macro uncertainty when most consumers are on the hunt for a bargain, what should you expect from Dollar Tree earnings?
Corporate insiders sell their own companies' stock for a number of reasons. But insiders usually buy their own shares for one reason: They think the stock is a bargain and has tremendous upside.
How to recapitalize banks? France worries about its sovereign credit rating. It was bound to happen: Now that Europe is getting on the same page about the need to recapitalize banks, the debate has focused on the mechanism for recapitalization.