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It may be, thanks to Washington, Cramer says.
Although another winter storm is bearing down on the Northeast US, there are very few coats or gloves remaining on retailers' shelves.
Stocks suffered their biggest decline in three weeks Tuesday as a sharp drop in consumer confidence rattled the market.
Stocks opened lower Tuesday after an unexpected drop in German business confidence but the Dow soon rebounded, led by Home Depot after the company's earnings beat.
A very disappointing consumer confidence report weighed on stocks this morning. The Conference Board revealed its consumer confidence index hit a 10-month low, falling to 46 in February — much lower than the 55 level economists had been expecting. Additionally, consumers’ 6-month outlook on business and employment conditions worsened.
Volume looks to be a little light early on today, but the news flow is not: Overnight, futures were slightly higher until the IFO Business Sentiment Survey came out in Germany. It was worse than expected. In the U.S., Wall Street will focus on Case-Schiller in the housing sector and consumer confidence. Both Toyota and Greece continue to have a presence...
US stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open for Wall Street Tuesday, as minimal losses ended four-day advances for the Dow and the S&P 500 and a six-day streak for the Nasdaq Monday.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday, Feb. 23.
Over the next few weeks, I feel confident that’s how investors will make money, says veteran trader Gary Kaminksy – with contrarian trades.
Earnings strength and an improving economy could propel stocks 10 to 15 percent in another burst higher, yet that gain is unlikely to be sustained through the balance of the year, according to Citigroup chief equities strategist Tobias Levkovich.
With the financial woes of Europe making rival US banks more attractive to investors, should you get long now?
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.
Betting that shoppers will want to look like the athletes on the medal stand, Macy’s, Polo Ralph Lauren, Target, Nike and others are outfitting their stores with apparel collections inspired by the games.
The Dow fell below 10,000 for the first time since last November amid worries about the US job market and Europe's ability to get a grip on its debt. The blue-chip index is now down over 4 percent for the year.
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Although many retailers turned in rosier monthly same-store sales reports in January than expected, the stocks are showing it is far too soon to declare the worst over for the retail sector.
S&P 500 futures lost about 4 points on the disappointing weekly initial jobless claims number. Sovereign debt issues, which popped up again yesterday, are back down in a big way today: Portugal down 3.2 percent, Spain down 2.6 percent, Greece down 1.7 percent. European banks are weak.
Stocks kicked off February with a rally, after a dismal January, energized by an earnings beat from ExxonMobil and a strong manufacturing report. Alcoa and Exxon led the Dow. Apple gave the Nasdaq a boost but Amazon took a hit.
Stocks advanced on the first day of February, energized by an earnings beat from ExxonMobil and a strong manufacturing report.
Investors started February on an optimistic note, bidding stocks higher after logging the worst month for the market in over a year in January.