The market’s latest high

More new records and extended rallies on Wednesday. Is this a tide lifting all boats, or should investors be worried?

By Motley Fool Investor Beat May 8, 2013 5:40PM
The Dow closes at another record high on Wednesday. Time to break out the bubbly, or should investors be worried?  In our lead story on Wednesday's Investor Beat, Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger tackle that question.
 
Disney and Whole Foods report better-than-expected earnings.  Shares of Whole Foods (WFM) soar.  Shares of Disney (DIS) slip. Our analysts take stock in the two of the day’s big earnings stories.
Image: Bull (© Photographers Choice RF/SuperStock)Also today in the market and covered in Investor Beat:
  • WebMD (WBMD) rises on raised guidance and news of the CEO’s departure.
  • Zillow (Z) slips despite better-than-expected earnings. 
  • Yelp (YELP) gives back some of its recent gains.
  • Delta Airlines (DAL) flies higher after announcing a dividend and stock buyback.
And we close Wednesday’s show with two stocks to watch. Jason has Air Methods (AIRM) on his radar.  Matt, meanwhile, is watching Universal Display (PANL).

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May 8, 2013 7:26PM
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The Printing continues...  85B a month...  Growth slows, Jobs shrink, Paychecks SHRINK...  And our Imbecile '57 States' gives GM Taxpayer money to build a plant in China and hire the Chinese!   What does the UAW have to say about that?

 

How much more Obamanomics can the middle class stand?

May 8, 2013 8:15PM
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I honestly don't think Obama, Congress, Bernanke or anyone in the financial sectors worldwide are prepared for the backdraft. You blame Obama, it started with Reagan but I'd be more inclined to call it a Bush Brainstorm gone wrong since then. There is no real economy, it's all funded. Sadly, anyone who could have demonstrated the disciplines that might have steered us back to validation hasn't had the chance to. Say what you will, but if you have no root sustaining skills you won't be saying anything for long.
May 9, 2013 6:48AM
May 9, 2013 7:38AM
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Question is how high can this "rally" go?  It seems to be shrugging off all bad news (probably cause that means more stimulus).  Could this go to 16,000 or as high as 20,000????   The BoK just cut rates, everyone is jumping on the carosel and it is going faster and faster.

May 9, 2013 10:40AM
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Thank God for Obama he will tell you not to worry about tyranny while taking our guns so he can march us all out of our houses into the street to search our homes for a supposed criminal.. First our guns then our money .  Don't worry be happy suckers.   And what about Benghazi.  Talk about having your head up your xxx.   lets let Americans die because of stupidity yes Hillary you are as dumb as you look.
May 9, 2013 10:10AM
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Some of these Countries ONLY ALLOW more sales within their borders, if they are built THERE.

 

We kind of STARTED that type of PROTECTIONSM....

 

And in reality, I don't think there are NET job LOSSES, because of it...

And helps make the Company stronger and more secure at home in the U.S.

For workers and shareholders.

Profits are profits, Earnings are earnings.

May 9, 2013 9:25AM
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What should the UAW say about GM building plants in China, nothing. I don't see folks having a problem with the endless Japanese and Korean owned Plants in America. China is now the biggest Auto Market in the World, of course you build a plant there. Concerning taxpayers dollars, and the bailout, so what, saving GM was the best thing the Government could have done and it's exactly what they should have done. Millions of Jobs saved. I guess some folks just prefer all American companies to cease existing, no surprise there. Those same folks yap about the Middle Class but are the first ones to send Your Jobs overseas and are the first ones to fight against you getting a wage increase.
May 8, 2013 10:53PM
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First of all, the printing didn't start under Obama. In fact, by far, the biggest amount of printing was the 500 Trillion plus in Scam Banking Derivatives. All with the blessings of all farce Rating Agencies. The Current Global Fed Printing is a stop gap to prevent a flood of failures due to scam Derivatives. Of course, the same crooks will still be skimming their cut off the top, as per usual. Some folks want everyone to forget how we got here, that ain't going happen.

For all the yapping about how bad the middle class is doing, why is it that Walt Disney's park business is booming, record attendance. How come the best restaurants are packed every night. How can on one hand everyone is doing so bad yet all you see is folks spending cash like it grows on trees. Some are doing bad but some have never had it so well. The ones doing the best are the ones complaining the most on posting boards.
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