Analysts are all too eager to sound the alarm, but good stocks are good stocks -- period.
Don't buy or sell a stock by mimicking the moves of major fund managers without knowing the rationale behind their decisions.
One is a cheap stock that has simply run out of buyers, while the other is undisciplined and lacks a growth catalyst.
Recession-resistant shares like Merck and ConAgra are due for a rest. Look for them to hand over the lead as the 'roving bull market' trend continues.
Solid earnings from Macy's and Kohl's tell us consumers are thriving. Bet on more of the same from Home Depot, Target and Lowe's next week.
The sell-offs in silver, oil and stocks are necessary for markets to go higher on the basis of reality.
After April's rough patch, retailers have regained their footing, utilities are hopping and we are finally getting credit for Friday's terrific jobs number.
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Lending was up in the first quarter, but that jump has hidden the fact that individuals are still having a tough time getting loans.
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