Stay Away From (Most) Big Retailers

Despite the apparent recovery, consumers are still being cautious about their spending, which is bad news for most big retail stores. Key word: "most." More 

Dividend Investing – Science vs. Intuition

I typically focus on objective factors that I use to screen for dividend stocks, but sometimes choices are more about a gut instinct than the data More 

Fed Keeps ‘Em Guessing: Wednesday’s IP Market Recap

Federal Reserve minutes that show a split among members regarding the Fed's easing policy helped lead stocks back up, as markets finished the day mixed More 

Kroger Buys Harris Teeter: A Smart Move

Grocery chain Kroger has gone shopping and snatched up smaller, higher-end rival Harris Teeter -- a savvy move in an increasingly tough industry. More 

The Real Walmart Is a ‘Forever Stock’

What's better for security than a company that has long led its industry? How about one that hasn't turned that into an excuse to turn off its creative engines. More 

Should I Buy Walmart? 3 Pros, 3 Cons

Walmart's latest earnings have sparked a weeks-long rough patch for the big-box retailer's stock. So is now the time to strike? More 

What to Do After Dollar General’s Double Top

Dollar General isn't exactly on the verge of an all-out collapse following Tuesday's haircut, but the short-term picture has become a bit rockier. More