How to invest in the ‘aging in place’ trend

It should come as no surprise that people want to spend as much of their golden years as possible in their own homes. These days, companies are stepping up to help make that a reality. Baby boomers are either in or nearing retirement, and their impact on the economy is significant. The generation, born from … Read more

Dollar General chases suburban shoppers with Popshelf

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General‘s next big strategy for growth is tucked in a strip mall in suburban Nashville, and it is coming to other cities soon. It’s a new store called Popshelf. Over the past two years, the Tennessee-based discounter has tested the store concept, which caters to suburban shoppers with higher incomes, but … Read more

This is Goldman Sachs’ favorite retail stock for 2023

Investors are carefully watching the retail sector going into 2023 for signs of a slowing economy and consumer weakness. Still, there are some stocks that are poised to gain even in an uncertain environment, according to Goldman Sachs. Overall, the firm expects real consumer spending to grow by 1.6% in 2023. “While not all retailers … Read more

Horizon Therapeutics, Coupa Software, Rivian and more

Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Horizon Therapeutics (HZNP) – The drugmaker’s shares surged 14.7% in the premarket after it agreed to be bought by Amgen (AMGN) for $116.50 per share in cash, with the deal valued at $27.8 billion. Amgen shares fell 2.6%. related investing news Coupa Software … Read more

Our allies and enemies hold the keys to unlocking this market

If the rest of the world would simply do what is expected of it, we would have a decent stock market and more prosperity with less inflation. That just isn’t the case right now. We are in a seasonably strong period — that’s for certain. We seem to have decent retail sales on tap, at … Read more

Big discounts equal high pressure for retailers

Major retailers are under intense pressure to deliver on Black Friday after several of them reported a slowdown in sales heading into the do-or-die holiday shopping season. Macy’s, Target, Kohl’s, Gape spirit Nordstrom spoke about a lull in sales in late October and early November. Target cut its holiday-quarter outlook and Kohl’s pulled its forecast, … Read more

This week’s best-performing stocks include an electronics retailer and a media giant

It’s been a short-yet-volatile trading week as investors dealt with low trading volumes due to Thanksgiving and an early market close on Friday. The three indexes were poised to end the week with gains as they climbed on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 1.8% this week, while the S & … Read more

Markets are watching for more clues on Fed hikes and the economy in the week ahead

Investors may be a bit more cautious in the week ahead, with stocks seeking direction in quiet trading and the bond market’s warnings about recession getting louder. Stocks eked out modest gains on Friday, but were negative for the week. The market could be sluggish in the coming Thanksgiving holiday week, one of the quietest … Read more

Cramer’s week ahead: Markets will do ‘much better’ during the next four weeks

Stocks rose on Friday but ended the turbulent week down.

Inflation-weary shoppers to see more holiday sales, discounts in 2022

People walk stores offering sales at a shopping mall in Santa Anita, California on December 20, 2021. Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images Grocery and energy prices have spiked, and credit card interest rates are climbing, but shoppers can expect some relief as they start holiday shopping. Retailers, desperate to coax inflation-fatigued consumers … Read more