Archives: July 2010

No Sales Means No Jobs Means No Recovery

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on July 21

Last week U.K. scientists determined which came first: the chicken or the egg? They claim it was the chicken. But the Wall Street version is which comes first Sales or...

Stocks: From "Worry Season" to "Earnings Season"

Posted by: Ben Steverman on July 12

Alcoa (AA) kicks off second quarter earnings season today, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAC) chief U.S. equity strategist David Bianco says we're moving from "worry season" to "earnings...

Uncertainty Is The Greatest Single Weapon Working Against The U.S.

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on July 09

Q2 Reporting Starts Monday: Look at Q/Q and Sales Earnings season starts Monday, and the S&P 500 Q2 2010 earnings are expected to increase 42% over Q2 2009 - great....

Retail Surprise: Luxury Beats Discounters

Posted by: Ben Steverman on July 08

Many investors and analysts had expected discount retailers to do well last month. At a time when the U.S. economic recovery appears to be slowing, it makes sense that shoppers...

The Dow Crosses 10,000 -- Again and Again and Again

Posted by: Ben Steverman on July 08

The Dow Jones industrial average passed the 10,000 mark on July 7, to close at 10,095.02. In Ed Yardeni's morning email today he says this numerical milestone reminds him of...

Retirement: Live Long and Work

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on July 06

If you are planning to retire soon, think again. Retirement, it appears, is only for the few, the rich or the benefit endowed. The stats of both Corporate Pensions and...

Dividends Post A $62 Billion Turnaround

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on July 01

The rebirth of dividends in the U.S. domestic market which started in the first quarter of this year has continued in the second quarter, with more issues increasing their cash...

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Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ben Steverman focuses on the latest moves in financial markets and emerging trends in stocks, bonds, and funds, always with an eye toward giving readers a better understanding of the sometimes confusing and often chaotic world of money. Standard & Poor’s senior index analyst Howard Silverblatt will also provide his take on companies’ finances and the markets. Voted one of the “Top 100 Finance Blogs” in 2007.

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