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Mid-afternoon trading: fairly broad advance developing, with retail, transports, and banks leading the way. Weakness in semis really preventing techs from breaking out. Retail sales. The good news: you can't deny that consumer spending picked up. What do retailers do from here?
CEO Steve Jobs' personal style, however, has been the subject of much debate, praise, and consternation over the years. Same black mock turtleneck. Same blue Levi's. Why? Lore has it that Jobs decided long ago to buy several black turtlenecks and several pairs of jeans so that he wouldn't ever have to waste time figuring out what to wear.
Warm weather, an early Easter and a more confident consumer appear to have boosted retail sales in March, with many of the retailers who have reported results so far topping analysts' estimates.
In an exclusive to CNBC.com, Patty Edwards says "We’re quickly going to start coming up against tougher sales comparisons and retailers are going to have to prove that they’re doing more than just riding calendar shifts and surviving – they’re going to have to be thriving."
What should you be watching and how can you make money in this environment?
Retail sales for March: another month that may be better than expected. While everyone is fixated on the jobs report, watch out for March same store sales, due April 8. February retail sales were better than expected, despite bad weather, now the same may happen for March. Same thing: poor weather pattern in third week in the Northeast, but early reports seem to be encouraging.
As their margins begin to recover and shoppers start loosening their discretionary budgets, experts said retailers need to focus more on customer service initiatives to win consumers over.
Option volume in the Gap is unusually bullish as its shares trade just below five-year highs.
It’s certainly at the top of the list, all thanks to a fabulous CEO.
Evidently Christmas came very, very early for retailers this year – in February!
Another strong round of retail sales came in this morning, with broad gains across the board in February despite wintry weather throughout much of the Midwest and East Coast.
The market was helped by unexpectedly strong retail sales, and the Fast Money gang has the stories you need to know in order to make the right trades in this market.
Don’t sacrifice cash for flash, the Mad Money host says.
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What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
Many investors may regret being scared out of this sector.
Investors need to always focus on the fundamentals, he says. That way they don’t miss great moneymaking opportunities.
Following its late-day recovery yesterday, stocks will attempt to keep the momentum going today. The Dow (up 2.5 percent) and S&P (up 2.7 percent) seek to hang on to their best monthly gains since November, with the Dow now rising in 7 of the past 8 months.
By the end of trading the Dow had plunged by triple digits, but that didn't stop our traders from finding value in that fear. They say there are buying opportunities.
Although another winter storm is bearing down on the Northeast US, there are very few coats or gloves remaining on retailers' shelves.