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Stocks clawed higher Wednesday after a report showed new-home sales rose more than expected.
Stock futures are up this morning on the continued weakness in the dollar and a flurry of economic data before the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
US stock index futures climbed further Wednesday after a batch of data signaling that the US economy was building on strength but also that the recovery would be gradual.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Shopping can be so chaotic this time of year, even when you're buying stocks. So to make things a little easier we’ve compiled all our favorite retail plays!
The Retail ETF traded higher on Monday ahead of Black Friday, the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. What's the trade?
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Meredith Whitney is making headlines: She has not been this bearish in a year! Whitney was the first to call the bubble in financial stocks. And then she predicted the stock market rally. But now Whitney is starting to turn negative again.
The S&P 500 closed at fresh 13-month highs – and above the technically important 1100 level on Monday -- with Ben Bernanke providing the catalyst traders had been seeking.
"I haven't been this bearish in a year," the well-known analyst told CNBC in a live interview. "I look at the board and every single stock is up. But there is no fundamental rooting as to why."
With today’s rally, the S&P 500 is once again back above the 1,100 level. The index has hovered above that threshold intraday on five different trading sessions during the past month. However it has fought some resistance there, failing to close above that level on each of those days. In fact, the S&P has not closed above 1,100 since October 2, 2008.
Alice Schroeder's authorized biography of Warren Buffett is now available in a trade paperback edition. In an "updated and condensed" version of The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, Schroeder adds a new 31-page chapter covering events after the hardcover's publication last year. She candidly describes how Buffett made a "series of characteristic brilliant moves interspersed with some surprising errors" as the financial crisis unfolded. With thanks to Bantam and Random House, here is an excerpt from Schroeder's new material.
When the wealthy open their wallets, the rest of us follow. Find out how to trade it.
Cramer makes the call on retail, telecom and more.
The National Retail Federation released a new report today that finds that consumers are still cautious, and now retailers and advertisers are trying to figure out how to make the most of a tough holiday season.
Now that September retail numbers are behind us, Brian Tunick at J.P. Morgan is looking at October, and beyond. For one thing, he says 45 percent of teenagers say the whole vampire thing is "getting a little played out". Well, sort of. More on that in a moment.
Considering gold hit an all time high on Tuesday surging above $1,040 per ounce, how should you game this precious metal, now?
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Procter & Gamble and United Airlines popped while Navistar and Monsanto dropped.
The technicals point to a "head and shoulders" pattern and just about any way you look at these charts, the S&P looks to go to 1200.
As the recession eases and it becomes less painful for consumers to part with their cash, luxury brands that maintained a prestigious image through the downturn will perform stronger than their counterparts who slashed prices.