With retailers scratching their heads about the health of the consumer, many are taking a cautious approach to their holiday orders. » Read More
Folks are starting to speculate about whether September chain-store sales can be seen as a barometer of how Christmas holiday sales will ring in. But there's another gauge that may influence tomorrow's monthly retail sales reports: the thermometer.
The technology sector has outperformed the retailers this year by almost 20 percent. Is there still upside potential or should investors start looking elsewhere? Rob Enderle, principal analyst of Enderle Group, and Patricia Edwards, CIO of Storehouse Partners, shared their investment strategies.
One big investor apparently thinks that JCPenney may rally in the next two weeks and is using options to leverage the move.
People are racing to get into this market because they’re afraid to be the last bear standing, said Dan Genter, president, CEO and CIO of RNC Genter Capital Management. He shared his views on where investors should be putting their money to work.
As another new fashion season debuts, against the chilliest retail climate in years, many believe this is not merely a difficult moment for high-end retail but a defining one as well.
The technicals point to a "head and shoulders" pattern and just about any way you look at these charts, the S&P looks to go to 1200.
Recent economic numbers suggest that the economy may be finally turning to a recovery, said Jim Hardesty, president, market strategist and chief economist of Hardesty Capital Management, and John Merrill, founder and CIO of Tanglewood Wealth Management.
Cramer is finding many reasons to celebrate Tuesday, with good news coming from many places inside and outside the market.
Commercial rents have fallen about 20 to 30 percent around the US, and paired with bargain-seeking consumers, discount retailers can now afford stores in lucrative spots of major metropolitan areas, where they couldn't previously afford the rent.
The market bounced back on Tuesday against all odds, just like the Mad Money host said it would.
How consumers behave during this year's back-to-school shopping season could give us our first taste of what's to come for the broader economy.
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.
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.
A handful of retail stores reported upbeat earnings news on Thursday. Is the sector finally thawing? Retail analysts Kimberly Greenberger of Citigroup and Jeff Klinefelter of Piper Jaffray discussed their insights.
Stock futures down as July retail sales disappoint: are the cash for clunker critics right? U.S. stock futures turned down as July Retail Sales came in below expectations.
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.
The stock market rally will continue—but beware of a pullback, said Jeff Krumpelman of Hilliard Lyons Capital Management and Christopher Zook at CAZ Investments.
Wall Street's bull could take a breather in the week ahead, but the trend for stocks remains higher, for now.
Also, Cramer reiterates why you should be a buyer of Citigroup before Sept 10th.
Retailers are managing their business better, even though consumers are still conserving cash— and investors are taking notice.