Whoopsie! 5 Reasons Sears Lost Its Lead in Appliance Sales

The Wall Street Journal identifies five mistakes that have eroded Sears' once overwhelming market dominance in appliance sales. More 

Retail ETFs Dodge the Sector’s Bloodbath

Big-name retailers have been dropping left and right on earnings, but the sector's funds have hardly blinked. What gives? More 

Fed Reports, Markets Slip: Wednesday’s IP Market Recap

Fed minutes sent the markets into the red on Wednesday despite solid earnings news from a major home retailer and a big bump in existing home sales. More 

3 Hot Stocks That Just Hit New 52-Week Highs

While the markets are in the red so far today, several big stocks have managed to buck that downtrend and have hit new 52-week highs. More 

Bullish Earnings Play on Lowe’s (LOW)

All the fundamentals point to a positive earnings report from Lowe's (LOW). Here's an options play to buy today to take advantage of a pop tomorrow. More 

2 Trade Blueprints for Home Depot Options

If you're inclined to make a Home Depot options bet heading into earnings, I suggest mitigating your risk with a vertical spread. Consider these two trades. More 

Don’t Seek Safety in Peripheral Housing Plays

The recent weakness in homebuilding stocks might be a warning shot for investors in construction suppliers and home-goods retailers. More