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Stocks rose on Thursday after a surprise profit from Alcoa sent materials names higher and generated an overall feeling that earnings season had gotten off to a strong start.
The Dow may very well pass the 10,000 mark, but any upward movement is likely to be short-lived, said Michael Church, president of Addison Capital, and Dean Barber, president of Barber Financial Group.
Commodities and commodity stocks higher pre-open on Alcoa earnings. While Alcoa is getting all the attention, Australia is again helping Asian markets due to a much better than expected jobs report there...Australia reported an increase of 40,600 jobs in August versus a forecast of a drop of 10,000 jobs.
As of 9:12 this morning, 100% of retailers tracked by Thomson Reuters have reported same store sales. Here is a breakdown of where things stand.
Confused by the sector’s mixed signals? Allow Mad Money to offer some clarity.
The SPDR S&P Retail has gained about 6% over the past month. As we head into same-store sales data, what should you expect when the numbers are released, Thursday?
Folks are starting to speculate about whether September chain-store sales can be seen as a barometer of how Christmas holiday sales will ring in. But there's another gauge that may influence tomorrow's monthly retail sales reports: the thermometer.
September retail sales: improving, but is it enough? September same store sales, out tomorrow, are expected to decline by 0.8 percent year over year, according to RetailMetrics.
Considering gold hit an all time high on Tuesday surging above $1,040 per ounce, how should you game this precious metal, now?
The S&P retail Index hit a 52-week intra-day high on Tuesday partly due to the positive sentiment generated by a Citi upgrade. What’s the trade?
With so much of the S&P reliant on a weaker dollar, what does the chatter of a coordinated move to prop up the greenback mean for stocks?
TJX hit a new 52-week high earlier today before pulling back slightly to $38.45, still up about 1 percent on the session. Shares of the company, which operates such discount chains as T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods, began their steady uptrend at the end of January.
With a stronger dollar hurting energy and materials stocks, where do the traders see opportunity in Monday's market?
The markets continued to inch up yesterday, posting gains for the seventh time in 8 days and are looking up again this morning on the open. While the Dow and S&P have mostly been up fractionally on those days over the past couple of weeks – string together those smaller gains, and notice they have rallied a notable 4% and 6%, respectively, since September 2.
Both the Dow and S&P 500 closed higher on Friday as investors focused on the bright side of a mixed payrolls report. So, what's in store for Tuesday?
Both the Dow and S&P closed higher on Thursday ending a four-day losing streak after stronger-than-expected retail data boosted economic recovery hopes.
With the market trending higher and a critical jobs report due Friday morning, how should you be positioned?
As of 9:15 this morning, 100% of retailers tracked by Thomson Reuters have reported same store sales. Here is a breakdown of where things stand.
Traders are talking about: 1) FOMC minutes: sunnier outlook, but stocks little changed. The FOMC has released the minutes of its meeting held August 11 and 12. Plus....
The man accused of masterminding the largest identity theft in U.S. history agreed to plead guilty to related charges, according to court papers filed in Boston federal court Friday.