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Investors are growing more worried about the health of retail, especially after Circuit City filed for bankruptcy protection.
Like anxious relatives in a hospital room, investors have been watching the economy get sicker and sicker with new symptoms surfacing daily.
Stocks bounced back after a two-day selloff as traders shrugged off a bigger job loss than expected. It was a welcome reprieve after the bloodbath of the last two days but wasn't enough to dig out stocks completely and the Dow ended down 4 percent on the week.
For the week, the major industries saw uniform declines: Dow Industrials down 4.1 percent, S&P 500 down 3.9 percent, NASDAQ down 4.3 percent. However, financials were down 8.1 percent, while consumer staples were down only 1.2 percent.
Soleil Securities CIO Vince Farrell looks at battered stock prices — and sees bargains. Here are his top four stock picks.
Retailers are reporting some of the weakest sales in more than a decade as consumer spending dried up in October amid the uncertainty brought on by the financial crisis and mounting layoffs.
Facing the weakest holiday season in nearly two decades, retailers and the vendors who keep their shelves stocked are walking a fine line between helping each other stay afloat and protecting their profits.
Halloween isn't just about crazy costumes and sugar highs. For advertisers it represents the unofficial start of holiday-season advertising. Expect to start seeing plenty of ads in your paper urging you to go shopping.
These are strange days indeed. Despite horrible headlines some stocks are trading higher. Much higher.
U.S. stocks had another wild swing in the final 15 minutes of trading that pumped up the Dow from a gain of about 50 points to nearly 200 points as traders largely shrugged off this morning's GDP report that showed the economy is shrinking.
U.S. stocks joined in the global rally Thursday despite this morning's report that the economy is shrinking.
The retail environment looks bleak, but some are betting on an unlikely sector: menswear.
Stocks ended down for the day but still pulled off a gain for the week.
The Dow clawed its way back from a five-and-a-half year low, trading up more than 250 points heading into the final half hour of trading. The VIX, a gauge of fear in the market, soared to a new record above 80.
Cramer wonders what U.S. attorneys will have to say about the insurer's December 2007 analyst meeting.
Traders are in agreement on two points: 1) We are not trading on fundamentals. Forced selling is causing many stocks to trade well below fundamental values; 2) traders do not have faith in 2009 earnings projections, which is making it difficult to value stocks.
What happened to our rally? Stocks rallied going into the vote. The rescue bill passed a little after 1 pm ET, floor traders broke into applause and then spent the next half hour processing sell orders.
Plus, Cramer speculates on where the shorts could hit next.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
For many of the nation’s retailers, this is shaping up to be the most critical holiday season since the recession of the early 1980s. Chains that fare poorly could end up as ghosts of Christmases past, says the New York Times.