Signs of a Downturn Continue to Grow

With credit criteria tightening and delinquency rates rising, the consumer is going to be increasingly hard pressed to drive the economy.

For a Market on Pause, One Key Factor Could Lead to a Positive Resolution

Data remain largely neutral, suggesting more sideways action.

What Is the Best Strategy on Cisco Systems Ahead of Earnings?

Let's review the charts and indicators for any clues to the direction of the shares.

TJX Thrives When the Economy Struggles: Here's the Play

While the stock is a little on the expensive side, it's not expensive relative to its group of retail firms.

Another Rally Is On With ON Semiconductor

The shares of the semiconductor producer are in an uptrend again after a modest pullback.

China Optimism Gives Way as Weak Global Growth Hits Exporters

The Chinese yuan broke a key barrier to the U.S. dollar today, reflecting disappointing economic performance, while Japan beats expectations.

The Tide Is in Tidewater's Favor

Here's how high the shares could go.

TLT Could Go Tilt if Buyers Don't Step In Soon, and So Could SPY

A breakdown appears imminent if traders don't begin hitting the buy button for the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF, and the S&P 500 Index could follow.

Debt Ceiling Progress? Market Temperament, Retail Sales, Defense Stocks, AI

There are now two weeks until what we think is the deadline for getting a debt bill passed into law.

3 Major Issues Are Creating Substantial Market Anxiety

The result is a high level of uncertainty that produces choppy and inconsistent market action.