Saturday, December 7, 2019
Consumer Keeps Looking Stronger as Other Parts of the Economy Soften

Consumer Keeps Looking Stronger as Other Parts of the Economy Soften

The U.S. consumer keeps roaring ahead, even as investors worry about President Trump's trade war against China. Consumer spending...
Retailers Rebound as Tech Traders Sell the News: Earnings This Week

Retailers Rebound as Tech Traders Sell the News: Earnings This Week

The last week of earnings saw big rallies by old-fashioned retailers. Software companies also beat estimates, but failed to advance.
Glass Seems Half Full in Big Tech: Earnings this Week

Glass Seems Half Full in Big Tech: Earnings this Week

Investors stayed bullish on big technology stocks in the last week, even when their results missed estimates. Cisco Systems...
Retail ETF Spirals Downward with Brick-and-Mortar on the Skids

Retail ETF Spirals Downward with Brick-and-Mortar on the Skids

A perfect storm of bearishness is sweeping retail stocks, making them one of the weakest links in a teetering market.

Here’s How Amazon Is Changing the Job Market

Regardless of how this week's big jobs report turns out, one thing seems certain: E-commerce is transforming big parts of the U.S. job market. Consider...

A Weak End to a Strong Season: Earnings This Week

A good earnings season ended on a weak note, thanks to dinosaur consumer stocks. Traditional retailers and food stocks are down sharply as changes in...
Foot Locker Highlights Standout Sneaker Trade

Foot Locker Highlights Standout Sneaker Trade

Most retail stocks are well below their 52-week highs, but one niche in particular is breaking out: sneaker and footwear companies.
Grains Crash as Corn Has Bumper Crop at a Difficult Time

Grains Crash with Corn Glut Expected to Worsen

Grains are crashing on signs of a worsening commodity glut. CBOT Corn Futures (@C) dropped more than 6 percent...

Attention May Soon Shift Back to This Space

Now that big tech stocks have reported earnings, attention may shift to the retail space. After all, it's November -- prime time as the key...

How Tax Cuts Have Hit the Mark, One Month In

President Trump's "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" was signed into law one month ago today. So far response has been strongly positive as executives raise...
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