The US has just entered a 500-day retail recession, a noted retail analyst believes, and before it’s over, the US will see weaker retail sales, more store closures and more retailers joining Borders in bankruptcy.
ADP numbers and better-than-expected June retail sales across the board put a smile back on retail investors’ faces today. So is it time to break out the champagne?
Many retailers outpaced Wall Street estimates for monthly sales in June, according to early reports out Thursday.
J.C. Penney's same-store sales disappointed traders in April, and the sentiment is negative going into its monthly report.
Do earnings reports from Gap and others signal that higher commodity costs are starting to hit companies where it hurts - on the bottom line?
Existing home sales, mortgage delinquencies, and MBA mortgage foreclosures data released Thursday were disappointing. The data continue to suggest that we are undergoing a very slow, unbalanced, and tenuous economic recovery.
How remodeling has helped boost these companies’ bottom line.
The Fast Money pros are very focused on a few signals that could telegraph the next big move.
Whether you are looking at today's April Industrial Production, Capacity Utilization, or housing starts and building permits, the economic data was all weaker than expected.
Reprofiling? Default for Greece is clearly on the agenda. Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of euro zone finance ministers, says they are considering "reprofiling" Greece's debt, which seems to mean extending the maturities. Call it what you want—reprofiling, or a "soft restructuring," but S&P has already noted that extending maturities is a form of default.
With two of the nation’s largest retailers scheduled to release earnings on Tuesday morning, what should you be watching as they unleash results?
Stocks in Europe were higher as German and French Q1 GDP were both above expectations, though Portugal had negative growth, while Spain and Italy eked out small gains.
Stocks closed modestly higher on Wednesday, cutting in half the losses sustained Wednesday when a commodity rout roiled global markets.
The first quarter is now behind us and as retail earnings start to trickle out, the S&P retail index is hitting new highs.
Stocks traded modestly higher in the final hour of trading on Thursday as a commodity rout that roiled global markets on Wednesday reversed.
You can say today is "risk off" or "risk on" but the simple fact is the stock market is still being driven by risk on/risk off in general.
China reported on Wednesday that industrial output increased 13.4 percent in April year-over-year, still respectable, but lower than last month. Also: Is a market top in crude a leading indicator for a top in stocks?
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.
Edgy markets may see another volatile session Thursday, as the commodities shakeout plays out.
Energy heavyweights and top financial regulators head to Capitol Hill on Thursday, a cornucopia of retail data sets the tone for the earnings frenzy, and Cisco searches for its turnaround. Here's what we're watching…