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The challenge for stock investors is whether to pocket more of the year's gains or ride it out in hopes of a Santa Claus rally.
US markets are bracing for a shakeup Friday after investors fled risk assets globally on concerns about Dubai's debt rescheduling.
To make things a little easier, we’ve compiled a list who's offering the sharpest discounts and everything else you needs to know to trade retail this holiday season.
Positive economic data buoyed stocks on Wednesday. But at least one piece of new information may actually be a cause for concern.
Shopping can be so chaotic this time of year, even when you're buying stocks. So to make things a little easier we’ve compiled all our favorite retail plays!
The Retail ETF traded higher on Monday ahead of Black Friday, the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. What's the trade?
Plus, get calls on tech, retail and more.
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Retailers: are we reaching the limits of cost cutting? Cautious comments on fourth quarter sales from Saks and Target are weighing on retailers today.
Stocks opened lower on Tuesday, after a sharp rally in the prior session. Where should investors be looking and how should they play the markets? David Spika, VP and investment strategist at WHG Funds and Bill Smead, CEO and CIO of Smead Capital Management shared their outlooks.
The S&P 500 closed at fresh 13-month highs – and above the technically important 1100 level on Monday -- with Ben Bernanke providing the catalyst traders had been seeking.
With today’s rally, the S&P 500 is once again back above the 1,100 level. The index has hovered above that threshold intraday on five different trading sessions during the past month. However it has fought some resistance there, failing to close above that level on each of those days. In fact, the S&P has not closed above 1,100 since October 2, 2008.
Stocks advanced Friday as Disney's earnings beat and JCPenney's outlook helped offset worries about a drop in consumer sentiment. For the week, the Dow gained 2.5 percent, finishing at its highest level since Oct. 2008.
Next week, more from retailers. October Retail sales on Monday, along with more retail earnings from companies like Saks and Target.
The market will continue to rise, with the S&P finishing the year above 1,100, but its success hinges on the performance of the retail sector this holiday season, said Steve Grasso, market analyst at Stuart Frankel.
Stocks clawed higher Friday as solid earnings from Disney and JCPenney helped offset worries about a drop in consumer sentiment. It was a wobbly morning but by midday, the Dow was up more than 100 points, or 1 percent.
Retail and tech spending appear to be showing modest boosts, and that has been a major driver of stocks.
Stocks wobbled Friday as investors juggled a drop in consumer confidence against solid earnings from Disney and JCPenney. They started the day higher, then retreated, then made another push higher.
Germany and France both saw their second straight quarter of growth in their GDP (0.7 and 0.3 percent, respectively) as it looks like the recession is over in Europe. Heck, even Italy posted a positive GDP!
The so-called 'risk trade', where the dollar moves lower while risk assets like stocks and commodities move higher, may be unwinding. Retail earnings season continues with JC Penny reporting.