Shopping for Discounts on Main and Wall

Posted by Mark Pettinga

The U.S. economy might be limping along, but many consumers have broken into a sprint. That bodes well for holiday sales, and could spell nice gains for retail shares, particularly some that have lagged behind the group’s powerful rally this year.

Retail sales rose by … Read More »


Mixed Economic Data, Yet The Market Moves Higher.

Posted by Mark Pettinga

Market veterans have been getting nervous about the speculative action in these momentum stocks. It was just one more sign of complacency, bordering on euphoria, implied by such things as sentiment readings, with various astute observers pointing to Investors Intelligence’s poll showing that the ratio … Read More »