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When artist Aaron Heideman lost his job at a paint-supply store, he decided it was time for a change. But his was a little more radical than most: He sold all of his possessions and started living in a van—a choice that could yield him $250,000.
As the recession eases and it becomes less painful for consumers to part with their cash, luxury brands that maintained a prestigious image through the downturn will perform stronger than their counterparts who slashed prices.
If you want some sign that retail sales really are looking a bit better, take a look at Oxford Industries, which is up 20 percent this morning to its high for the year.
Stocks skidded Friday after a disappointing report on consumer prices and as consumers' mood took a turn for the worse. The Dow finished down about 50 points on the week, snapping a four-week winning streak.That snapped the markets four-week winning streak:
Futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street Friday after a report showed consumer prices posted their biggest year-over-year decline since 1950.
Nordstrom came in in-line with expectations, but guidance is slightly more positive.
Stocks eked out a gain after a late rally Thursday as investors cheered an encouraging business-inventories report, the latest sign that the recession is winding down.
Plenty more retail earnings and commentary ahead. Just don't expect a lot of gushy, positive comments--there's little incentive to do so.
Stocks rebounded from a midmorning slide Thursday after a report showed business inventories continued to shrink as sales jumped, offering the latest indication that the recession is winding down.
There's some positive momentum for Wall Street ahead of Thursday's session. Futures are pointing to a nice pop at the open, following yesterday's strong gains.
Wall Street's bull could take a breather in the week ahead, but the trend for stocks remains higher, for now.
Retailers are managing their business better, even though consumers are still conserving cash— and investors are taking notice.
Retailers reported disappointing sales in July, a sign that consumers are continuing to watch their spending carefully and hunting for the best bargains.
The hope is that we will see some back to school lift, but Labor Day is the latest possible date this year. There are a lot of tax-free holidays in August, particularly in the South, that may help.
Analysts are expecting a late start to the back-to-school shopping season, and that means that retail sales reports for July, which are due out Thursday morning, will likely be weak.
They’ve come a long way in 12 months. Here’s an up-to-date snapshot of where they are now.
Stock futures are up modestly on better-than-expected jobless claims data and Alcoa’s smaller-than-expected loss.
One of the most important economic indicators for the stock market, comes out Friday before the bell. And traders are taking their position now!
With same-store sales numbers hitting the Street on Thursday, is there fast money to be made in retail?
As the markets continue to steam ahead, with the S&P 500 soaring nearly 33% since its lowest close this year, investors looking for opportunities might want to take a peek at the leading sectors in 2009.