Mid-afternoon trading: fairly broad advance developing, with retail, transports, and banks leading the way. Weakness in semis really preventing techs from breaking out. Retail sales. The good news: you can't deny that consumer spending picked up. What do retailers do from here?
Warm weather, an early Easter and a more confident consumer appear to have boosted retail sales in March, with many of the retailers who have reported results so far topping analysts' estimates.
FOMC minutes today: Is this the time to push more aggressively to eliminate the "exceptional and extended" language? Aside from a lone dissenter, there has not been any indication that the Fed will end its key statement that interest rates "are likely to warrant exceptionally low levels of the federal funds rate for an extended period."
Kohl's is rebounding after a four-month correction, and the bulls are looking for more upside.
Two years ago, 90 percent of all Butler merchandise was sold in its on campus bookstores and items would be ordered once a year. Oh, how times have changed.
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The market was helped by unexpectedly strong retail sales, and the Fast Money gang has the stories you need to know in order to make the right trades in this market.
The Dow ended down just 50 points as investors found some buying opportunities after an earlier selloff that sent the Dow down as much as 180 points.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
It may be, thanks to Washington, Cramer says.
The Dow dropped more than 150 points, or about 1.5 percent, after a report showed jobless claims surged last week. Coca-Cola was one of the biggest drags on the Dow following news it plans to buy its bottler. And Palm fell more than 20 percent at the open after the gadget maker slashed its revenue forecast.
Stock futures added to losses after the government said weekly jobless claims ramped up more than expected last week.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, Feb. 25.
Cramer examines two key reasons why things are going the right way at the banks.
Warren Buffett eased the throttle on energy while Bill Ackman had less on Target. George Soros and John Paulson loaded up on financials, while Carl Icahn backed off on Yahoo but jumped into Take Two.
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Markets overseas fell in Thursday trading, with China’s Shanghai Composite falling nearly 2 percent for its biggest drop in nearly 2 weeks. This came as China’s central bank made a surprising short-term tightening move by raising rates on its 3-month bills for the first time in over 4 months.
As investors look for the retail sector to rebound in 2010, Jeff Klinefelter and Mitchell Kaiser, senior retail analysts at Piper Jaffray, shared their picks and pans for the New Year.
Stocks erased their losses Wednesday — and the Dow and Nasdaq pulled off a gain — after a better-than-expected report on Midwest manufacturing.
Investors are closely watching the 5-day financial forecast with a wicked winter storm threatening to bring parts of the Northeast to a standstill.