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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!
Good morning all. Here's what's happening on our finals leaderboard with three days of trading left. Nancy Beaumont--pictured left--remains in first place--even with losing almost $30K on Pacific Sunwear Tuesday. And Serge Amelyan moves back into 2nd on an almost $5K gain on Vanda Pharma, and helped by Steven Lee's $76K loss on Neurochem.
Cramer's got two more names to add to the list of companies he thinks are ripe for a takeover by private equity.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.