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Discount and dollar stores are back in fashion and back in the black. Just about everyone else has his back to the wall.
Consumer inflation data, more retailers' earnings, and another day of auto executives on Capitol Hill are on tap for Wednesday.
For investors, the phrase "holiday shopping" takes on new meaning this year. JPMorgan's Brian Tunick names some retail stocks that might bring holiday cheer.
Paul Hickey is founder of Bespoke Investment Group, and the strong dollar has him looking for a powerful market rally. He's come up with a list of stocks he thinks will be riding that rally.
Fast Money Now – the trades you need while the market is open.
It's hard to say whether Wall Street's fear of itself or rising oil prices will be more of an impediment for stocks this week. Both of those trends were apparent Tuesday and could continue to hang over the market Wednesday.
Investors will get a glimpse of how much cash-strapped consumers are willing to spend in the key back-to-school shopping season when major U.S. retail chains release July sales results Thursday.
The Dow chart looked like a yo-yo Thursday as traders pounded financials including Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers and oil prices surged more than $5 a barrel. Still, all three major indexes eked out gains by the closing bell.
The Dow chart looked like a yo-yo Thursday as traders pounded financials including Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers, overshadowing any positive news the market had to offer.
Stocks flipped and somersaulted Thursday as investors juggled worries about capital constraints at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a drop in jobless claims, merger activity and encouraging retail sales.
Stocks plunged after the Federal Reserve cut its 2008 outlook and oil finished above $133 a barrel. The Dow shed more than 227 points, or 1.8 percent, bringing its two-day point decline to about 450.
Stocks opened flat Wednesday after oil breezed past $130 a barrel, fueling inflation fears.
Once again, we are seeing off-price apparel stores doing well. This morning Ross Stores reported good earnings, and more importantly gave guidance for the current quarter and the full year above analyst expectations.
So there’s good and bad news on retail sales. The good news: --April better than March, even if you include the early Easter and better weather --Teen retailers terrific.
Wall Street has been busy figuring out where and when consumers will spend their rebate checks, even as the latest consumer sentiment numbers show U.S. consumers are more distressed than they've been since 1982.
U.S. retailers are still sweating through the back-to-school shopping season, but an early chill has already crept into their prospects for the all-important holiday season.
Hey everyone, I've got an update on my U.S. Supreme Court antitrust decision post. One hedge fund manager I spoke with responded to my question about how the ruling will affect the apparel business. All that follows is a summary of his take: The decision about enforcing minimum pricing will have almost no effect with one possible HUGE exception. Power brands like Polo, Juicy, Coach, Calvin Klein already decide the minimum pricing of their products.
Cramer said he believes the utilities companies are actually undervalued in this market. Also, his list of likely private equity takeovers.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.
Good morning everyone. Today--Thursday--is a big day for our contestants. The trades they execute prior to 4pm will be the last trades that will impact their total portfolio value based on their performance on Friday. And, the race at the top gets tighter each day. Only $22K separates the top three positions. Nancy Beaumont holds first place for the 3rd straight day on the 9.75% gain of The Men's Wearhouse. Nancy looks like she may maintain her first position with Gymboree up almost 10% in extended hours.
We have a pair of Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge finalists to "introduce" to you. Stephen Luchko (pictured) is from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania--and a portfolio accountant for The Haverford Trust Company. And Greyson Masters (interview below) is a market research executive and lives in Winchester, Virginia. He says he trades for pleasure. The pleasure may be ending as both have just two days now to get the winning portfolio value for the $1,000,000 prize!