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A day late, and perhaps a dollar shy (after all, options do decay with time), but I do want to update the faithful with a recap of last Friday's show.
Stocks bounced back Tuesday after a sharp selloff Monday but gains were modest after a disappointing housing report.
The retail news is better today than yesterday; Home Depot, Saks and Target all reported earnings and commentary better than Lowe's did yesterday.
No Monday would be complete without a thorough recap of our traders' picks. Our time slot has changed, but our ability to make smart trades and employ the right options strategies has not, and Friday's show offered several prime examples of that.
The "correction" many on Wall Street had been waiting for finally happened on Monday - now, the question is how long it will continue. Based on activity in overseas markets and U.S. stock index futures, Monday's drop may be a one-day wonder, with all signs pointing to a rebound at the open.
Traders said the selling was orderly—there was no sign of panic—and they expect to see more pressure on stocks this week.
Will earnings from Target, Hewlett- Packard and other big names help to stem or fuel the decline?
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.