Things are nowhere near as bad as some investors are making them out to be.
Fears that winter weather would result in disappointing retail sales may have been overblown, as several retailers have not only reported better-than-expected monthly sales reports, they are also raising fourth-quarter earnings estimates.
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While much of the market was focused on weakness in the Dow and S&P 500, the Fast traders were very impressed by gains in the semiconductor space.
Heading into Thursday's batch of retail sales reports, expectations are high that retailers will report their strongest sales in four years. However, as BJ's Wholesale's report showed Wednesday, there are sure to be some misses here and there.
Investors should look into stocks that offer a dividend payout, said Joseph Keating, executive vice president and CIO of CenterState Bank, and Chip Cobb, senior vice president at Bryn Mawr Trust.
Though this is traditionally a slow week, there are several underlying trends to the market.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
First it was newspapers, then music, now it's retailers. The Internet appears to be claiming its next victim—brick and mortar retail stores.
Stocks trimmed gains and turned mixed amid light volume Monday as retailers, and technology stocks slipped amid a market generally gaining support from M&A activity and as the market awaited word out of Washington on extending the Bush-era tax cuts. Caterpillar and Chevron rose, while HP fell.
Stocks turned mixed Monday as retailers were among the few sectors to struggle amid a market generally gaining support from M&A activity as well as the lack of an expected interest rate hike in China. Caterpillar and Walt Disney rose, while Intel fell.
Stocks ended the week higher despite lack of progress on a tax bill as investors looked to positive economic and corporate news. GE and Pfizer rose, while Kraft and Boeing fell.
Stocks gained Friday following a handful of positive economic news and after GE boosted its quarterly dividend for the second time this year. GE and Pfizer rose, while Kraft and Boeing fell.
Companies will deploy more cash next year as part of a third-year expansion of the bull market, with the S&P 500 rising 15 percent, Thomas Lee, chief US equity strategist for J.P. Morgan, told CNBC Friday.
Stocks gained after General Electric boosted its quarterly dividend. Stocks had been fluctuating in a narrow range Friday despite a better-than-expected reading of consumer confidence, and a narrowing of the U.S. trade deficit in October.
Whether department stores, specialty names or apparel makers, Jim Cramer thinks the following 11 names are the best holiday retail picks.
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Cramer finished his weeklong retail roundup with a focus on the top value-oriented department stores.
Wall Street was chattering about how surprisingly resilient the market was on Friday in the wake of an extremely disappointing jobs report. But was it too resilient?