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  • Consumers Shop, and Retail Stocks Don’t Drop Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 1:57 PM ET

    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.

  • Should You Believe in Retail's Rally? Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 1:36 PM ET

    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.

  • Man's Newest Weapon—The Five-Inch High Heel Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 11:12 AM ET

    High-end fashion is one area that's been holding up better than other areas of retail. But one colleague has discovered its dark underbelly—a trend that may actually be a plot by men to make women miserable.

  • Pisani: Greece Bond Success; GGP Bankruptcy Reprieve Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 9:36 AM ET

    Greece will sell about 5 billion euros of 10 year bonds (at about a 6.3 percent yield) — it is well oversubscribed. They need to refinance up to 23 billion euros of maturing debt coming in the Apr/May time frame. 2. Retail sales for February have topped expectations. 3. Wal-Mart increased its dividend to $1.21 from $1.09 per year. Over 60 companies in the S&P 500 have increased their dividend since the start of the year. 4. A bankruptcy judge gave the management of General Growth Properties won a four month extension to keep control of the bankruptcy restructuring.

  • Pisani: February Retail Surprise? Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | 4:41 PM ET

    Expectations very low for February, given the huge snowstorms in the Northeast. But analysts who actually bother to call around to the stores (there's still a few who do real research) are generally reporting that sales are a bit better than exepected.

  • Trader Talk: Sentiment Weak in Germany, Too Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 | 10:36 AM ET

    Volume looks to be a little light early on today, but the news flow is not: Overnight, futures were slightly higher until the IFO Business Sentiment Survey came out in Germany. It was worse than expected. In the U.S., Wall Street will focus on Case-Schiller in the housing sector and consumer confidence. Both Toyota and Greece continue to have a presence...

  • Playing Stock Market With Contrarian Bets Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | 6:06 PM ET

    Over the next few weeks, I feel confident that’s how investors will make money, says veteran trader Gary Kaminksy – with contrarian trades.

  • Futures Rise as Economic Fears Subside Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | 9:07 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open for Wall Street Monday, following the best weekly gains for the Dow and the S&P 500 in more than three months. 

  • Earnings Roundup: Feb. 22 Friday, 19 Feb 2010 | 5:08 PM ET

    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Monday, Feb. 22.

  • Cramer's Theory on Thursday's Market Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 12:46 PM ET

    Cramer examines two key reasons why things are going the right way at the banks.

  • 5 Retailers That Look Better Than Wal-Mart: Equity Pro Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 11:10 AM ET

    Wal-Mart reported sales that fell short of Wall Street estimates and said results for the current quarter could miss analysts' views. What do the numbers mean for consumers and retailers overall? Eric Beder, associate director of equity research at Brean Murray, Carret & Co. shared his insights.

  • Can One Ad Change It All For Fragrance Industry? Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 10:51 AM ET

    After years of declining sales, the fragrance industry is banning together to try and revive sales. Do they have the right mix to breathe new life into this struggling business?

  • Best Stock Picker In The World? Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010 | 5:48 PM ET

    Forget Goldman Sachs, if you’re looking for hot stocks we’ve found a brokerage that’s currently the best in the business!

  • Business Looking Up For Luxury Retailers Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | 11:45 AM ET
    Prada Shopper

    Luxury retailers are showing signs of life after being bludgeoned by The Great Recession, with companies  from Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom to Tiffany, churning out respectable sales increases during the holiday season.

  • The Face of the New Luxury Customer Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 11:23 AM ET
    Saks Fifth Ave

    The recession has made the luxury customer even more demanding, said Steve Sadove, chairman and CEO of Saks. The luxury customer continues to love their favorite brands, but wants them at lower prices, or at least wants to understand why the product commands the price.

  • Unemployment

    Friday's jobs report is the first big economic report of the new year and as such, it heralds what could be the first really big trading day of the year.

  • Retailers Rebound Thursday, 7 Jan 2010 | 9:53 AM ET

    Markets overseas fell in Thursday trading, with China’s Shanghai Composite falling nearly 2 percent for its biggest drop in nearly 2 weeks. This came as China’s central bank made a surprising short-term tightening move by raising rates on its 3-month bills for the first time in over 4 months.

  • S&P Stocks Trading at New 52-Week Highs Monday, 4 Jan 2010 | 11:11 AM ET

    In today's trading session, a total of 41 stocks in the S&P 500 reached new 52-week highs. Here is a look at those companies.

  • S&P Stocks Trading at New 52-Week Highs Tuesday, 29 Dec 2009 | 12:36 PM ET

    In today's trading session, a total of 42 stocks in the S&P 500 reached new 52-week highs. Here is a look at those companies.

  • Is the market a tad giddy with good cheer? In other words, have investors priced in an economic recovery that's stronger than what we're seeing?