Since the Great Recession and financial crisis, many experts have claimed that buy-and-hold investing is dead. The data say otherwise.
Keep an eye on the earnings announcements of these apparel and homebuilding companies.
Investors await retail sales data for a clue on US consumer spending.
Riverbed is downgraded at 2 firms, and Activision Blizzard is upgraded to 'outperform.'
Yahoo is upgraded to 'buy,' and Google is downgraded to 'market perform.'
Stocks pare earlier gains after tough words from House Speaker John Boehner aimed at Democrats and the White House.
Taser is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Aeropostale is downgraded to above average.'
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Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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