Stocks rose Monday following a jump in October retail sales and a handful of M&A news. Robert Doll, chief equity strategist at BlackRock, shared his outlook.
It's back to basics for stocks in the coming week, as traders watch incoming economic data for signs that a pattern of better news continues.
With 13 retailers reporting earning next week, the "Fast" traders share which they'll be listening to.
Stocks sank for another day Friday, concluding the worst week for the markets in three months as investor worries about a slowing Chinese economy and debt troubles in peripheral European countries sent materials, energy and other commodities lower. Boeing and Alcoa fell, while Disney and Intel rose.
Stocks declined, with the Dow and S&P on track to closer lower for a fourth day, as investor worries about a slowing Chinese economy and debt troubles in peripheral European countries sent materials, energy and other commodities lower. Boeing and Alcoa fell, while Disney and Intel rose.
The consumer appliance maker Jarden sells its products to big mass merchants, like Wal-Mart spacerand Target, and expects to see positive trends this holiday season.
With the reversal in the markets, the traders recommend watching these key levels in the S&P.
Leaks, conspiracies and price wars. They don't describe a plot from a James Bond movie. Rather, they portray what the nation's largest retailers are up against as they position themselves for Black Friday steals and deals.
Consumers may be planning to spend less on gifts overall this holiday season, but that frugality seemingly won’t apply when it comes to consumer electronics.
Here’s where the next leg of that move will come from.
Why wait for Black Friday? Sears isn't. The retailer will be open its Sears stores from 7 am. until noon on Thanksgiving, according a leaked Black Friday circular obtained by CNBC.com.
Retailers largely reported better-than-expected sales in October, providing some momentum heading into the Christmas holiday shopping season.
Fed policy captures traders' attention. Also: October retail same-store sales were a mixed bag: some tricks, some treats. It's important to note that estimates have been coming down all month, and only about half have beat the consensus.
Ahead of October's same-store sales results out Thursday, a retail analyst gives her best trades going into November.
Although retailers are expected to report monthly sales gains that are below last year's levels, there are still expected to be some bright spots in the report that bode well for the upcoming Christmas holiday shopping season.
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The Supreme Court is schedule to hear oral arguments on Nov. 2 in the case of Schwarzenegger v. EMA, by far the most important challenge – legal or otherwise – the video game history has faced.
Toys 'R Us is expected to announce that it will sweeten the rewards offered by its loyalty program, giving members 10 percent back on their purchases this holiday season. The enhanced rewards program is yet another sign of the creative promotions that retailers are expected to use this holiday season to attract shoppers.
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