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Are the dog days of August ahead? Stocks pulled back from their highs of the week, with the S&P 500 off 0.85%, the Dow sliding 0.82% and the Nasdaq down 1.19%.
The sentiment is that the markets are due for a pullback, but is this your next buying opportunity?
Plenty more retail earnings and commentary ahead. Just don't expect a lot of gushy, positive comments--there's little incentive to do so.
The major indicies were off 1%, with financials leading the market lower as stocks fell ahead of tomorrow’s Fed statement and the bulls waited on the sidelines.
Stocks continued to slide Tuesday as a two-day Fed policy meeting kicked off in Washington and investors awaited results from today's Treasury auction. Bank stocks skidded after a well-known analyst advised taking profits on the sector short-term.
At least one big investor thinks Macy's is stuck in a range and wrote options to earn premium.
Investors are turning their attention to retail sector with some of the nation’s biggest stores due to report earnings next week. What's the trade?
Retailers are managing their business better, even though consumers are still conserving cash— and investors are taking notice.
Ryan says, "Earlier this year I noticed that the women shopping at Walmart have gotten hotter...Typically the lowest place a hot girl will shop is Target. However, with the economy in recession, they're getting tighter with their money and are now willing to shop at Walmart."
Retailers reported disappointing sales in July, a sign that consumers are continuing to watch their spending carefully and hunting for the best bargains.
With bullish sentiment starting to wane, how will same-store sales figures released Thursday impact stocks?
Analysts are expecting a late start to the back-to-school shopping season, and that means that retail sales reports for July, which are due out Thursday morning, will likely be weak.
If the market can hold onto its gains this will be the best July in 20 years for the Dow and the best month since October 2002. Now, what happens next month?
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With the S&P almost 10% higher in 2 weeks, can stronger-than-expected earnings continue to boost this market?
Shoppers have been flocking to dollar stores to save money, but are they always getting what they bargained for? The answer, according to a Consumer Reports' ShopSmart, is: it depends.
The reports out this morning are very typical of the mixed bag of economic and earnings news: some bright spots, but a lot of uncertainty.
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Stocks squeaked out another gain Thursday as investors were encouraged by Alcoa's beat and a drop in jobless claims but pharmaceutical and retail stocks dragged.