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As if the retail sales report wasn't depressing enough, it looks like our newfound frugality might not be just the latest fad. Retail Forward is out with a survey that spells more bad news for women's apparel retailers, particularly for those who cater to those with champagne wishes and caviar dreams.
Stocks declined Wednesday as bank shares continued to struggle and retail sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month. A brief reprieve after the business-inventories report and comments from President Obama fizzled.
Stocks pared their losses Wednesday after a report showed business inventories shrunk at a slower pace and remarks from President Obama on health-care reform. Still, stocks remained under pressure as bank shares continued to struggle and retail sales unexpectedly fell for a second straight month.
A bit toppy here. S&P futures are down again this morning and are now about 39 points (4.2 percent) off our recent high on May 7th.
Stock index futures indicated a lower opening for Wall Street Monday, as bank shares continued to struggle and investors looked for guidance on the strength of the economy from retail sales numbers.
Good news from Intel will compete with fresh economic data and a speech by the Treasury secretary for investors' attention ahead of the opening Wednesday. Retail sales and import prices for April, plus business inventories data for March are also due.
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Comments made by Intel CEO Paul Otellini after hours could be bullish for stocks.
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With all the sideways action, is this market headed for a breakdown or a rebound?
The S&P 500 fell on Monday as investors booked profits in financial sector with comments made by widely followed banking analyst Whitney Tilson on CNBC fueling the sell-off.
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S&P up over 5 percent this week, you would think the entire market is rallying. Think again. Lift the hood a little, and you will see big-time rotation going on.
Consumers enticed by warmer weather and glimmers of hope for the economy bought a few more items in April, helping discounter Wal-Mart Stores and many mall clothing chains post better results for the month than expected.
The rally continues. Bulls are arguing this morning that today's data supports the current rally.
The worst economic scenario is now off the table, said Jeffrey Kleintop, chief market strategist at LPL Financial.
For stocks, May is "show-me time." For the past month, there has been an asset class trade: out of cash and into high-beta stocks like tech, financials, and consumer discretionary.
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Stocks ended near their session lows Tuesday after a report showed retail sales unexpectedly dropped in March and as worries about banks simmered ahead of some key earnings.