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For stocks, May is "show-me time." For the past month, there has been an asset class trade: out of cash and into high-beta stocks like tech, financials, and consumer discretionary.
After months of dismal sales reports, retailers are likely to report a less severe drop-off in monthly same-store sales growth, and investors are seeing this as good news for stocks, but that take on the sector might be premature, warn several analysts.
Investors are holding their breath ahead of same-store sales figures, most of which are due Thursday. What’s the trade?
Stocks jumped on Tuesday after Ben Bernanke delivered a big dose of relief when he signaled that nationalization of big banks was not at hand.
Ready to tackle next week? How should you trade earnings from Nordstrom, Home Depot as well as Macy's and more!
With big retail names reporting earnings next week – is there a blue light special out there for your portfolio?
It looks like frugal is the new black. What's the apparel trade, these days?
While private label cards account for only about 11 percent of all credit card loans outstanding, their troubles offer a window into the deteriorating finances of some of the most distressed Americans., the New York Times reports
Better-than-expected January sales lifted the market out of the doldrums on Thursday, and, in the retail sector, Citi Investment Research's Deborah Weinswig has some favorites to recommend to stock-market investors.
Many retailers saw weak sales as consumer spending largely dried up after the holiday season.
January retail sales are tomorrow, but the big event will be lowered earnings guidance.
Stung by the worry that shoppers -- who cut spending by the most dramatic amount in at least 39 years this the holiday season -- may not start spending again for a long time, stores are making drastic changes.
A large put trade has been made in Tiffany as its shares have fallen ahead of its holiday sales report Wednesday. One trader this morning bought 10,000 of the January 20 puts...
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Sears and Gamestop popped while Saks and Abercrombie & Fitch dropped.
Futures dropped 5 points on disappointing guidance from Wal-Mart. We were expecting a poor December retail sales report, and for the most part it did not disappoint.
Call this one Reality Check Part Two: a weaker than expected ADP report, along with disappointing earnings guidance from Time Warner and Intel, a big restructuring from Alcoa, and an 11 percent pullback in oil which pulled commodities and commodity stocks down all weighed on the markets today.
Stocks rebounded Friday as investors displayed some optimism for the new year, scooping up bargains in the consumer discretionary and energy sectors. The Dow ended above 9,000 for the first time since early November.
Stocks rebounded Friday, pushing the Dow above the key 9,000 mark as investors rang in the new year with optimism, scooping up bargains.
Stocks rebounded Friday, led by consumer discretionary and energy, after a quick dip triggered by an ISM report that showed manufacturing activity at a 28-year low.
Will Santa squeak in a rally before the ball drops? Early moves suggest it could happen: Stocks continued to rise Tuesday, adding to the more than 2-percent gain logged on Wednesday.