Bernanke simply kicked the can down the road. With his Fed-speak behind us, it's time to focus again on individual stocks, leaving others to pontificate on the big picture.
A market bounce after a long decline always looks fantastic. But it's worth buying only if the core data have actually improved.
In this market, investors want stocks that pay a reliable yield to cushion the blows of volatility.
The charts are signaling that the only way to go from here may be down. Oil shares are the most vulnerable.
No matter the cause of crude's precipitous decline, consumer spending will rebound as the price of gasoline drops.
This time around, Greek riots don't pose as big a threat to US markets. But the same can't be said for European banks.
Ron Johnson is a visionary in the retail world who will help lead the stalled-out department store into its long-awaited next turn.
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