Among the crowded ranks of healthy food trends -- quinoa, farm-to-table, whole whole grains — one food category is growing into a genuine, industry juggernaut: gluten-free.
On Thursday pro traders were talking about whether the S&P could make further gains if the technology sector was about to stall out.
The markets have doubled from the March 2009 bottom and have come a long way since, so investors should be defensive, said William Muggia, president, CEO and CIO of Westfield Capital Management.
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"The idea that Congress is so dysfunctional that they can't cut their budget by more than 1% or 2%, when you contrast that to the re-pricing of the entire housing stock for the U.S., it's a complete disconnect." ...A report from TheStreet.
Stocks ended off the highs of the day as technology slumped, but a surprisingly strong jobs report gave a lift to the market as it ended higher for a second straight week. Caterpillar and GE rose, while Intel fell.
Stocks recovered some ground in the final minutes of trading on the strength of industrials and financials after what had largely been an upbeat session following a surprisingly strong March jobs report. Caterpillar and GE rose, while Intel fell.
Studies suggest a link between food dyes and hyperactivity in children, the New York Times reports.
Stocks ended after after an afternoon rally as materials and retail stocks rose, despite ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, and uncertainty about the outcome of the nuclear disaster in Japan. Alcoa rose, while BofA fell.
Stocks climbed in mid-afternoon trading Wednesday as materials and retail stocks rose, despite ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, and uncertainty about the outcome of the nuclear disaster in Japan. Alcoa rose, while Bank of America fell.
Will Americans keep buying brands like Cheerios, Progresso and Yoplait if rising commodity costs force General Mills and its rivals to keep raising prices? Some investors Wednesday showed they aren't willing to stick around and find out.
Stocks extended losses Wednesday amid a plunge in new home sales, news of a bus explosion in Jerusalem, and as the crisis at the tsunami-hit nuclear power plant north of Tokyo continued. BofA skidded, while Alcoa gained.
Even as food prices continue to climb, the following consumer staple companies should still have pricing power, said Jonathan Feeney, senior analyst at Janney Capital Markets.
Traders are expecting the Portugese parliament to reject a government austerity measure, which means the minority Socialist government is likely to collapse and that Portugal will follow Greece and Ireland in seeking an EU bailout.
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The volatility index spiked over 30 percent in the past month and pros including Russell Napier, market strategist at CLSA, and Kim Caughey, VP and assistant portfolio manager at Fort Pitt Capital Group, expect the swings to continue.