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As Main Street gears up for the holiday shopping season, the retail sector takes center stage on Wall Street.
The bad news for those investing in retail stocks: Morgan Stanley cautions overall retail sales growth is expected to be the weakest since 2008 - meaning the sector's robust 40% year to date could be headed for a slowdown.
Weighed down by concerns over pay and hiring, consumer confidence continues to fall, suggesting consumers will continue to be tight-fisted. After a steep drop in October, the consumer confidence level fell further in November. Slipping to 70.4 from 72.4, it marks the lowest level in seven months, Tuesday's Conference Board data revealed.To continue reading, please click here...
Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Money Morning Weekly Review
Our best stocks to buy list last week stemmed from oil and drug stocks - and some gems from tech, which we learned is not in a bubble...
It was a good week for investing as markets continued hitting record highs. The broad-based S&P 500 Index topped 1,800 for the first time Friday, just one day after the Dow sailed past 16,000, and the Nasdaq ended the week just shy of 4,000 (which it hit Monday this week).
As indexes climb, investors grow increasingly cautious. Predicted outcomes run the gamut from a modest market pullback, to a steep correction, to a bursting bubble.To continue reading, please click here...
Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Money Morning Weekly Recap
The stock markets have been going up so far and for so long that many analysts predict a correction is in store. The S&P 500 hit a record high today (Wednesday) to trade above its record high hit last week, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit record highs Monday and Friday.
While the Twitter IPO dominated headlines last week, we aren't fans of the stock. There are much better places to put your money to profit from these record market highs, as we've detailed below.To continue reading, please click here...
Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Money Morning Weekly Wrap-Up
Money Morning's best stocks to buy last week focused on key earnings reports, the Federal Open Market Committee meeting, and the continued climb of market indexes.
Markets closed out October - a month haunted by the specters of the 1929 and 1987 crashes - with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 3.6% and the S&P 500 higher by 5.4%. Year to date, the indexes are up 19.7% and 24.2% respectively.To continue reading, please click here...
Best Stocks to Buy: A Roundup from the Money Morning Investment Team
Last week's best stocks to buy list at Money Morning stemmed from key events from the U.S. Federal Reserve - if you missed it, here's what you need to know...
The first Fed-related headlines came Monday morning when markets reacted to Fed chief frontrunner Larry Summers stepping out of the running to fill Ben Bernanke's shoes.
Focus then shifted to the central bank's two-day policy meeting that ended with the surprise announcement the Fed will continue its market-friendly $85 billion a month bond-buying program.To continue reading, please click here...
Retail Stocks to Buy Now That the Buying Binge Has Begun
While the global economy is taking longer than we'd like to land a full recovery, there are retail stocks to buy right now to benefit from better times ahead.
And now - since the stock market is always anticipatory - we're seeing some interesting opportunities in the luxury goods sector.To continue reading, please click here...
Best Stocks to Buy Now to Profit from This 30-Billion Barrel Oil Field
Investors searching for the best stocks to buy now often look toward the shale oil boom and, in particular, at key finds such as the Bakken formation in North Dakota or the Permian Basin in west Texas.
But a fresh development in the Permian Basin has made the U.S. oil industry take notice - and that's not easy given the dramatic shale oil finds across the country.
Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Money Morning Weekly Roundup
In addition, the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to taper or not remains at the forefront of investors' minds. Friday's August jobs report might provide more clarity on the central's bank next move, which will be shared - or again teased - at the Sept. 17-18 Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting.
The Best Stocks to Buy: A Money Morning Weekly Wrap-Up
Some investors think Wall Street chaos is a sign to bail on stocks, not to load up on the best stocks to buy when things go south...
These are the investors who left the markets last week amid the latest antics: the Goldman Sachs trading glitch; minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's July meeting, which sent stocks on a rollercoaster ride; and the three-hour Nasdaq shutdown.