Stocks pulled back from record highs Tuesday, with all three major U.S. indexes down over 1% through early afternoon trading. The drop followed the release of disappointing July retail figures, with sales down 1.1% from June. Headlines point to Delta variant concerns, but restaurants and b
Dogecoin (CRYPTO: DOGE) investors should soon expect to dive in for another major downturn. What Happened: According to a recent AMBCrypto technical analysis, Dogecoin's price rested on support located in the $0.28 area and its 12-hour 200-candle simple moving average.
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&l;p class=&q;tweet_line&q;&g;The notion that August 22 marks the longest bull market history is meaningless. Since the S&a;amp;P 500 bottomed on March 9, 2009 there has been four bull markets followed by four corrections.
For this analysis I will focus on the S&a;amp;P 500, which set a &a;lsquo;panic....More>>>
Either low-income Americans became rich this Black Friday, or Wal-Mart’s (NYSE:WMT) marketers do not know what they are doing.
For years, $133,653 Cartier watches and expensive jewelry were sold in upper scale stores, where high income Americans prefer to shop on Black Friday.
This year, Cartier watches are being sold on the Walmart.com site.
But who will buy them? Will high income Americans trade the upscale store for Wal-Mart’s site? That sounds very unlikely to me. Shopping for luxury items is usually more about the experience of shopping rather than....More>>>
Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) has made a lot of efforts in pricing its goods attractively over the past months. This allowed for strong traffic growth, which resulted in positive comps for the company. Subsequently, Wal-Mart’s shares have been performing much better than those of its peers, which are reporting worse comp sales. Due to Wal-Mart’s power when it comes to discussing prices with its suppliers, the company is able to price its goods attractively whilst generating strong margins, which, in turn, means that the earnings power of Wal-Mart remains high (despite the low prices Wal-Mart....More>>>
Nearly 60 years ago, a writer calling himself Bob Belmont published a modest little book with an immodest title: How to Retire Without Money! You arent likely to find it in your library, but you might come across a copy at a used book sale, as I did recently. I think I paid a quarter for it and it was worth every penny.
Today, with nearly half of U.S. households reporting zero retirement savings, according to the nonpartisan Economic Policy Institute, Belmonts book seems decidedly ahead of his time; Ill....More>>>
1. Bank earnings galore: On Thursday, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Citigroup will report their first quarter earnings.
JPMorgan’s (JPM) fourth quarter profits, reported in January, were better than expected. CEO Jamie Dimon said at the time that his general outlook was rosy. This week, Dimon appeared even more optimistic in his annual letter to shareholders, where he bragged about his bank’s monster balance sheet.
Wells Fargo (WFC), on the other hand, is still feeling the effects of its fake accounts debacle. The Department of Labor this week ordered Wells Fargo....More>>>
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