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Here’s How the Income Gap Can Impact Retailer Stocks

Here’s How the Income Gap Can Impact Retailer Stocks

Income inequality—the gap between rich and poor—has grown wider in recent decades. Does this gully have ramifications for retailer stocks, especially a retail-heavy lineup of Q3 earnings that’s right around the corner?

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Advanced Traders: Are Futures in Your Future?
October 27, 2015

Advanced Traders: Are Futures in Your Future?

Ever hear the story of farmers dumping excess grain in Lake Michigan rather than run up expensive storage costs and risk spoilage? Futures contracts eventually ...

Will Consumer Discretionary and Pharma Earnings Go Down Easy?
October 26, 2015

Will Consumer Discretionary and Pharma Earnings Go Down Easy?

Large-cap U.S. pharmacy names Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), Pfizer (PFE), and Merck (MRK) report earnings this week and could give investors insight into ...

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All Heads in the Cloud for Amazon, Microsoft Earnings
October 22, 2015

All Heads in the Cloud for Amazon, Microsoft Earnings

E-commerce and cloud giant—and now, original programming creator—Amazon.com (AMZN) turns in its Q3 results after the market’s close today.

Did Global Issues Pile On for CAT, MCD, and Others’ Earnings?
October 21, 2015

Did Global Issues Pile On for CAT, MCD, and Others’ Earnings?

Long-time Dow component Caterpillar (CAT) is expected to report a sales drop in Q3 earnings due out before Thursday’s trading begins, but investors ...

Chipotle Earnings: Could Pork Shortage Have an Impact?
October 20, 2015

Chipotle Earnings: Could Pork Shortage Have an Impact?

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), one of many restaurant and food service stocks facing a pork shortage in Q3, could report leaner sales growth ...

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IBM Earnings: Will Big Blue’s Strategic Initiatives Hurt Q3?
October 19, 2015

IBM Earnings: Will Big Blue’s Strategic Initiatives Hurt Q3?

International Business Machines (IBM) is among companies at the vanguard of most major data-collecting technology in the world since its ...

Weak Oil Prices Likely Hit Halliburton’s Results
October 16, 2015

Weak Oil Prices Likely Hit Halliburton’s Results

The turbulence in the oil market in Q3 ultimately leaves oil prices down more than 20% on the year and future production demand in question—a result that’s likely...

GE’s Q3 Earnings Could Spotlight Return to Industrial Roots
October 15, 2015

GE’s Q3 Earnings Could Spotlight Return to Industrial Roots

General Electric Co. (GE)—which bills itself as the world’s largest digital industrial company as it looks to reposition its image to the investing public—will be ...

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Netflix’s Fee-Driven Revenue in Focus; More Banks Report
October 14, 2015

Netflix’s Fee-Driven Revenue in Focus; More Banks Report

Wall Street analysts are guessing that when Netflix (NFLX) reports earnings after the closing bell today, those numbers could be as rousing as ...

Bank Earnings: How Much Did Low-Rate Climate Hurt Q3?
October 13, 2015

Bank Earnings: How Much Did Low-Rate Climate Hurt Q3?

We may get a clearer picture of how financial matters are shaking out for consumers and businesses alike when some of the nation’s largest banks turn in ...

Spotty Q3 Earnings Will Hit at Vulnerable Time for Stocks
October 13, 2015

Spotty Q3 Earnings Will Hit at Vulnerable Time for Stocks

Experience has led many traders to expect stock market volatility to roar to life only during earnings season. That means the lull between corporate quarterly updates ...

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JNJ On Tap: Price Control Debate May Color Big Pharma Earnings
October 12, 2015

JNJ On Tap: Price Control Debate May Color Big Pharma Earnings

The constant scrutiny over the costs that big pharmaceutical companies charge for everyday and specialty drugs will likely be getting a closer look ...

Will Alcoa Earnings Reflect Broader-Based China Woes?
October 8, 2015

Will Alcoa Earnings Reflect Broader-Based China Woes?

Shares of select companies including Alcoa (AA) whose fortunes tend to rise and fall with commodities have been flogged this year. That’s because prices for ...

Stock Traders: Gold Can Flash Potential Volatility Signals
October 6, 2015

Stock Traders: Gold Can Flash Potential Volatility Signals

Gold may be the shiny fishing lure of the financial markets—hard to miss, hard to take your eyes off it once you know what you’re looking at. Even if you never ...

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Earnings: Q3 Could Be Cheerier Story Without Energy’s Stain
October 5, 2015

Earnings: Q3 Could Be Cheerier Story Without Energy’s Stain

Remember Q3? Or have you put it out of your mind? It was a tough stretch for some U.S. companies and investors as China’s troubled economy rocked ...

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