Brick-and-mortar retailers in electronics and home furnishings face growing pressure as online giant Amazon grows in those areas.
With excess cash on hand from years of cautious spending and slower store growth, retailers in 2012 will focus on returning capital to investors via share buybacks and dividends, according to a Credit Suisse report out today.
Goodrich stock accelerated to a 39 percent year-to-date increase, making it the No. 18 top-performing S&P stock of 2011.
Stocks closed mixed but finished off their worst levels Tuesday after a report that EU officials may be creating two separate rescue funds to help contain the region's ongoing sovereign debt crisis.
Futures held onto small gains Tuesday as optimism over a possible resolution to the euro zone debt crisis was tempered by a warning from ratings agency S&P’s that it could downgrade the credit ratings of 15 euro member states.
The "Mad Money" host outlines his "Game Plan" for Tuesday, Dec. 6.
The “Mad Money” host outlines what he plans to watch in the days to come.
As investors look for bargains in the stock markets and consumers look for deals that won't lighten wallets as much, Kevin O'Brien, president and CEO of Revere Data, suggests investors look into the food, living arrangement, apparel and transportation sectors.
Stocks opened slightly higher, once again following Europe’s lead—but this time to the upside. European markets are up 1 percent to 2 percent this morning, shrugging off S&P’s downgrade of Italy’s sovereign debt last night.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Find out what earnings and conferences are in Cramer's "Game Plan" for next week.
Rising correlations diminish the benefits of diversification and the potential excess return that can be realized by picking individual stocks. Correlations are not static numbers, however, and periods of higher correlations have historically been followed by periods of lower correlations. Therefore, it would be a mistake to assume that diversification has stopped providing benefits.
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.
The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), the stock market’s gauge of investors’ fears soared 35% yesterday and closed above 31 to its highest level in more than a year or since July 1, 2010. We are definitely observing some wild times on Wall St amidst new economic worries worldwide. Here is a useful tool to help measure the volatility, and risk, of individual stocks: Beta.
Employment numbers may suggest the economy is looking at a double dip, but but the stock market action still suggests a robust second half.
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." That's probably what people will say when they look back on this "increasingly Dickensian era," Cramer said.
And the "Mad Money" host has two ways to play it.
Here is a look at the lowest and highest priced stocks in the S&P 500.
"There's no place to put any money," one trader lamented to me this morning, arguing why he thought the market had a good chance of rising even through the QE2 uncertainty.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Tuesday's Squawk on the Street.