ISM services, factory orders, and job openings highlight a quiet week.
Exelon's decision to close Three Mile Island seems to be aimed at pressuring Pennsylvania to implement nuclear plant credits. Plus, caution with Perrigo, and HP Enterprise's guidance disappoints.
Personal consumption, employment, the ISM manufacturing gauge, and auto sales are due as June gets going.
Home improvement retailers are on a roll, with Lowe's lagging Home Depot. Plus, opportunity amid legal woes for Fiat Chrysler, and Raytheon looks solid for defense.
Costco, Best Buy and Lowe's round out retail reports. Plus, housing market data and the second reading of first-quarter GDP.
The year's biggest stock decline was no reason for panic but a good chance to double-check your plan. Plus, why Wal-Mart looks well positioned, and Cisco looks pricey.
Snap's first quarter showed mixed results, and we still see shares as overvalued. Plus, not all bad news for Disney, and perhaps some silver linings post-Buffett for Berkshire.
Discovery, Disney, News Corp, and 21st Century Fox are trading below their fair value estimates over fears about cord-cutting. Plus, retail sales and job openings data is on tap.
Plus, our take on first-quarter earnings from pharmaceutical companies, and Mondelez looks undervalued.
New technologies and a proliferation of products have created new complexity, even as many everyday investors are looking for simplicity.
Higher rates will be a headwind for defensive dividend payers, but there are still some relative bargains.
Alphabet, Amazon, and Microsoft lead the tech reports, with Exxon, 3M, Ford, and many more also on tap. Plus, the first reading of first-quarter GDP.
We'll get updates from Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Netflix, Visa, GE, and more.
Wells Fargo earnings will be in focus, as investors assess any continuing impact from the recent scandal. Plus, consumer price index and retail sales data are due.
The stock rally continued into 2017 as President Donald Trump took office, and the Fed hiked rates.
The market will have a flood of data to process this week, including the jobs report, ISM index, and Fed minutes.
Despite rising interest rates and the threat of inflation, Christine Benz says pre-retirees and retirees should keep a high-quality bond allocation in their tool kits.
Friday's release of consumption data will be closely watched along with consumer sentiment. Plus, earnings from Darden, Carnival, and Blackberry.
Fund manager Fuss says the Fed's decision to move more quickly with a rate increase is significant, but geopolitical issues could interrupt plans.
Plus, an update on the residential real estate market and durable goods orders.
The Fed's meeting on Wednesday will be the highlight of the week. Plus, we'll get a look at inflation, and earnings reports from Adobe and Tiffany.
With the sale of Opel-Vauxhall, GM continues with its strategy of exiting unprofitable markets. Plus, Harrison is in at CSX, and Brazil weighs on Anheuser-Busch Inbev.
Investors shouldn't expect a sustained acceleration in employment growth.
We see the Snapchat parent as overvalued today. Plus, difficulties pinning down defense spending, and Salesforce.com delivers.
We'll be watching data reports including the ISM Index, durable goods, and auto sales this week. Plus, earnings numbers from Target, Best Buy, Lowe's, and Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett praises indexing, and American dynamism in his 2016 letter to shareholders.
Minutes from the Fed's meeting show possible interest-rate action "fairly soon." Plus, Kraft Heinz ends bid for Unilever, and Wal-Mart takes aim at Amazon.
Earnings from Wal-Mart, Macy's, Kohl's, and Home Depot are due. Plus, new and existing home sales data.
The Consumer Price Index, housing starts, and industrial production are coming up. Plus, Discovery Communications, CBS, Pepsi, and Express Scripts report.
Fox, Disney, and Time Warner will report this week. Plus, job openings data and a consumer sentiment reading.
In 2016, Vanguard captured more net inflows than the rest of the global fund industry combined.
We'll watch for earnings from Pfizer, Merck, ExxonMobil, Visa, and others. Plus, releases including consumption data and January's jobs report.
Our analysts still see the market as only modestly pricey. Plus a look at the cheapest, and priciest, Dow components.
Blue-chip firms from across several sectors are set to report. Plus, the first look at fourth-quarter GDP.
The streaming video firm ended 2016 with strong results, but shares are looking expensive. Plus, Citigroup is still our top banking idea, and holidays were hard for Target.
Earnings season enters full swing this week with more from banks, Netflix, GE, and railroads. Plus, watching for signs of inflation.
The fast-casual chain is moving on after a food safety scare, but we think it could be an up and down year for the firm. Plus, positive reaction for Illumina, and we're bearish on steel.
What impact, if any, will Wells Fargo's scandal have on results? Plus, Chase, Bank of America, and retail sales.
After a strong finish to 2016, we remain bullish on U.S. auto demand. Plus, our fair value estimate for Macy's is cut, and we’re cautious on Walgreens’ major changes.
U.S. stocks ended 2016 on a high note as Trump’s election, a rate hike, and the OPEC production cut deal were eyed.
Baird's Tim Steffen walks us through the tax and timing advantages of using donor-advised funds.
Consumption and confidence data, along with earnings from a diverse group of firms, will be the week's highlights.
The market is already pricing in a rate increase and will try to gauge the pace of future raises after the Fed meeting Wednesday.
Baird's Tim Steffen says the Trump administration is likely to seek out changes in the tax code but advises investors to keep a longer-term perspective.
We'll get an update on the services sector, consumer sentiment, and more. Plus, wide-moat Costco reports.
Oil soared this week after the OPEC deal while AT&T's new TV service is unlikely to usher in a revolution. Plus, two undervalued tech firms.
Data from Friday's jobs report could weigh on the Fed's rate decision. Plus, manufacturing data and a handful of earnings.
Earnings from HP Inc and Hewlett Packard Enterprise are due Tuesday along with the minutes from the Fed's last meeting.
Reports are due this week from a variety of retailers, from home improvement to apparel. Plus, inflation data, industrial production, and housing data.
Our analysts give their takes on how the new administration will impact the healthcare, industrials, and consumer sectors.