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  • Market Rally Holds: "Last Hour Sell Off Spell" Broken? Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 4:23 PM ET

    The rally held. This was an important day, a day where the "sell in the last hour" juggernaut was broken, at least for the moment. There are many reasons, but short covering is the key: 1) Short covering in financials.

  • Retail Stocks Fall; Black Friday Spending Seen Lower Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 2:09 PM ET

    Shares of retailers' stocks sank on Monday, after consumers swarmed stores on "Black Friday," the day after Thanksgiving, but focused on hunting for discounts.

  • Market Insider/Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 4:49 PM ET

    One of my mother's favorite lines is the one about not saying anything if you can't think of something nice to say. Well that was the story of the markets Monday. What a day of angst. Look at this headline from a note sent by MF Global's Andy Brenner Monday afternoon: "The market has traded like a crazed man with no liquidity." Yikes.

  • Traders Looking At Financials Again? Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 2:00 PM ET

    Reversing the trade is the key story today: 1) The "buy tech, sell financials" trade--which has been astonishingly successful since July--is showing signs of unwinding as traders nibble on financials. 

  • Stocks fell for a second straight day, led by declines in the Nasdaq after tech bellwether Cisco Systems signaled the credit crisis was hurting demand from key customers, including banks.

  • October was not kind to Wal-Mart even with the promotional pricing and marketing campaign that the world's biggest retailer has been pushing. The only sales growth at Wal-Mart stores was at its Sam's Club division (+2.7%) which helped boost the overall Wal-Mart comp to a meager .4% gain.

  • Your First Move For Friday Oct. 19th Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 10:55 AM ET

    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • Retail "Food Fight" Eating Up Stocks? Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 11:18 AM ET

    A real food fight breaking out over the September retail sales numbers. No hiding the facts: they were below expectations, which had already been lowered. Men's Warehouse, American Eagle, Target, Limited, Nordstrom, JC Penney lowered earnings; Kohl's said earnings would be at the low end of the range.

  • Retailer's Surprise: Lower Guidance Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 9:46 AM ET

    September comparable retail sales were generally lower than expected, even after numbers were lowered in the last week. Apparel companies like Limited, Chico's, Abercrombie, Gap and Limited missed, but so did Target, as did the department stores like Saks and Nordstrom.

  • Wal-Mart Boosts Stocks With Earnings Surprise Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 9:20 AM ET

    Stocks are squarely in positive ground this morning helped by a surprise comment from Wal-Mart that its earnings will be better than expected this quarter. Chain stores report monthly sales today and expectations have been low. Macy's for instance is down 2.7%, Limited was down 4%, Chico's is down 8.3% and Nordstrom cut its third quarter forecast.

  • Retailers: Warm Weather Yields Cold Sales Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 8:52 AM ET

    Warm weather left apparel retailers with a lot of unsold suits and sweaters in September. Limited, Chico's, Abercrombie, Gap and Limited missed. Men's Wearhouse cut its forecast for third quarter profits, citing "continued softening in traffic trends."

  • Energy Gains Give S&P Needed Boost Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 9:02 AM ET

    No economic data today but it is quadruple witching expiration, the quarterly S&P rebalancing, and we are approaching the end of the quarter. The good news: for all the worries, the S&P 500 is up 1.02% for the quarter (as of yesterday). The bad news: without the big gains in energy, the index would be down 0.05%. Energy is the biggest sector gainer, up 9.8%.

  • Your First Move For Thursday Sept. 20th Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 11:17 AM ET

    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • Retailers Hit by Worries About Consumer Spending Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 1:08 PM ET
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    A surprise drop in U.S. jobs  could scare consumers into shutting their wallets during the key holiday shopping season.

  • Stocks On The Move: GameStop, Limited Brands… Friday, 24 Aug 2007 | 1:15 PM ET

    Following are the days biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of GameStop (GME), Limited Brands (LTD) and Sotheby's (BID) popped while Hot Topic (HOTT) and Crocs (CROX) dropped.

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Monday, 6 Aug 2007 | 10:35 AM ET

    Cramer makes the call on Boston Scientific, Spartan Motor, Frontline, UnitedHealth and more...Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Retailers, including industry leader Wal-Mart Stores , reported June sales that topped Wall Street's lowered expectations on Thursday, raising hope for the back-to-school shopping season.

  • The Children's Place

    It's spring cleaning in the summertime for retailers right now and profit taking time for investors in retail stocks (it would seem.) From what I'm hearing, the disappointing sales we saw today from Children's Place may be setting the tone when it comes to retail sales results. Same store sales declined 4% in June coming in below expectations. CEO Ezrah Dabah cited continued declines in mall traffic--NOT the weather, NOT high gas prices, NOT inventory management issues--for causing sales to fall off at the start of the summer.

  • Limited Brands to Transfer 75% of Namesake Chain Monday, 9 Jul 2007 | 11:02 AM ET

    Limited Brands said Monday it agreed to transfer a 75% stake in its Limited Stores chain to affiliates of Sun Capital Partners and that it finalized the sale of a 75% stake of its Express chain to Golden Gate Capital.

  • Limited Brands to Cut Jobs, Speed Stock Buybacks Friday, 22 Jun 2007 | 10:11 AM ET

    Apparel retailer Limited Brands Friday said it is doubling the size of its stock buyback program, speeding up the pace of buybacks and cutting 10 percent of its corporate jobs as part of a plan to focus on growth areas, cut costs and boost shareholder value.