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  • "Short" Shopping Spree Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 6:35 PM ET

    Retailers may be licking their wounds but if you’re a shark you could make a killing. Following are some stocks you might short!

  • Early Spring Cleaning Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 6:16 PM ET

    After a nice snapback from their ’08 lows, the dogs of last year’s second half are rolling over again? Should you get out while you can?

  • Alcoa's Miss And JP Morgan's Move Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 4:35 PM ET

    Alcoa has reported earnings slightly below expectations and JP Morgan is moving up its earnings report to this Thursday.

  • Stocks Continue Slide on Earnings Fears Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 4:24 PM ET

    Stocks continued their slide Monday as the economy and what is expected to be a horrendous earnings season formed a one-two punch to knock out hopes for a January rally.

  • Earnings Fears, Weak Economy Hit Stocks Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 3:11 PM ET

    Stocks were stuck in negative territory Monday, with pervading worries about the recession and the ways in which quarterly earnings reports would reflect economic difficulties dominating investor concerns.

  • Stocks Drop On Monster Job Losses Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 6:38 PM ET
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    The Dow fell on Friday after government data showed the labor market deteriorated further in December, raising investor concerns about the outlook for profits and a deepening recession.

  • Dow Logs Worst Week Since Late November Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 5:31 PM ET

    The Dow logged its worst week since late November, erasing all of last week's gains in a brutal week littered with layoffs and profit warnings, and capped with a surge in unemployment.

  • Quick Market Stats: Week Ending 1/09 Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 5:25 PM ET

    Despite of the Dow crossing over 9,000 on Tuesday, the markets all settled down about 4% or greater for the week. Crude oil dipped below $40 per barrel for the first time in 2009 following the weak jobs report.

  • Stocks Fall Sharply as Jobless Rate Soars Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 2:13 PM ET

    The Dow opened higher Friday amid a giant sigh of relief in the market that only half a million jobs were lost in December. Market buzz had indicated the number could be as high as a million.

  • Dow Retreats After Quick Jobs-Relief Pop Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 11:38 AM ET

    The Dow opened higher Friday amid a giant sigh of relief in the market that only half a million jobs were lost in December. Market buzz had indicated the number could be as high as a million.

  • Asian Markets Waver Ahead of Jobs Data Friday, 9 Jan 2009 | 5:18 AM ET

    Asian markets were mixed Friday, with South Korea's Kospi shedding 2 percent after the central bank cut rates.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 10:00 PM ET

    The December jobs report has been hanging over the markets like a dark cloud all week. Its importance has grown larger by the day as economists ratcheted up their expectations for job losses.

  • Macke On Wal-Mart: "Two Strikes" Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 6:05 PM ET
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    "I’m starting to see some chinks in the armor which is concerning," says Jeff Macke. Is he changing his view on Wal-Mart?

  • Wal-Mart Plunge Weighs On Market Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 5:53 PM ET
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    The Dow and S&P 500 fell on Thursday as Wal-Mart's soft December sales and lowered earnings outlook increased worry the recession may be deepening.

  • Stocks End Mixed Ahead of Jobs Report Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 4:21 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed as dismal December retail sales — notably from discount giant Wal-Mart — offset strength in techs, led by Microsoft.

  • Traders Ask, "What Urgency?" Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 4:14 PM ET

    Despite tremendous fear that the nonfarm payroll report would be a complete disaster tomorrow, traders acted like there was little urgency. Volume was light, volatility was low and with the exception of one sector (retail) all S&P sectors were up or down less than one percent.

  • Retail Boom or Bust? Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 3:50 PM ET
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    The market is pouring over a dismal set of numbers from the retail sector. And retail analyst Howard Davidowitz sees a trade!

  • Stocks Pare Losses, Helped by Microsoft Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 2:57 PM ET

    Stocks took a hit from weak December retail sales — even from some of the biggest discount names — but trimmed losses arround midday as strength from Microsoft helped push the Nasdaq into positive territory.

  • Wal-Mart Hits Stocks; Microsoft Boosts Tech Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 10:51 AM ET

    Weaker-than-expected December numbers from Wal-Mart sent stock futures sharply lower as retailers overall painted a bleak picture of holiday sales.

  • Wal-Mart's Big "Surprise" Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 9:12 AM ET
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    Futures dropped 5 points on disappointing guidance from Wal-Mart. We were expecting a poor December retail sales report, and for the most part it did not disappoint.