If earnings are driving the rally, then next week is going to be very telling. "I want to be careful of some stocks," Cramer said.» Read More
With oil prices above $110, there's a surprising sector that's shining for Mad Money host Jim Cramer: High-end retailers.
The Nikkei was down 10.5 percent again last night and is now down almost 19 percent in the past 4 trading sessions. While some have been calling the markets decline "irrational" (the Nikkei has moved almost one annual standard deviation in three days, FTalphaville has noted), the unstable situation at the nuclear plants is a real X-factor that justify caution.
Just because prices are going up doesn't mean your portfolio has to suffer. An inflationary environment may be difficult for a lot of companies, but there are some names that appear poised to profit.
While many analysts expect holiday sales numbers to be strong, Wall Street is expecting earnings conference calls next week to serve more as inflation strategy sessions than as quarterly reviews.
Retail sales rose 0.3% in January, seventh month in a row of gains. However, today’s report released by the U.S. government indicated that this was the smallest increase since last summer.
This week Customer Growth Partners issued its annual retail sales forecast and they are expecting retail sales this year to outpace historical averages. The notable thing about this forecast is that the firm thinks this target can be achieved without consumers really changing course from their current behavior.
In yet another sign of food and energy inflation news this week, December PPI rose 1.1 percent, higher than the 0.8 percent expected and its sharpest increase in almost a year. But stripping out food and energy, PPI was inline with estimates. Meanwhile, weekly jobless claims in the past week rose 35,000 to 445,000 — higher than the 415,000 level expected by economists.
Last-minute shoppers rejoice, you now have a shopping day all your own. A group of retailers and restaurant chains have banned together to declare Dec. 23 "Click It to Gift It" day. The event will allow shoppers to buy egift cards and receive a variety of special incentives ranging from free gifts to special discounts to charitable donations.
This is supposed to be the year online shopping using mobile devices takes off, but the shopping experience is lagging.
Following are moves you might have missed. Find out how the traders are gaming moves in Alcoa, Aruba Networks, Williams Sonoma and more!
Stocks shed losses from earlier this week to close broadly higher Thursday, lifted by the successful return of General Motors to the U.S. stock market and relief that Ireland was addressing its debt crisis. Alcoa and Boeing rose, while Intel fell.
Plus, Cramer makes a call on retail.
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.
Here’s where the next leg of that move will come from.
Plus, a call on the energy stocks.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
After Gymboree was taken out by private equity at a 23% premium, the Street’s favorite game has been -- who’s next?
Things are getting better, Cramer said Thursday.
Plus, a side of the housing story that no one seems to notice.
Plus, get calls on tech, media and more.