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A Wall Street trader is calling the bottom in retail (XRT)

Ian Winer, the head of equities at Wedbush Securities, is making a bold call: buy retail stocks. Many investors may be fearful of stocks in the space after a rough start to 2017. The XRT SPDR S&P Retail ETF fell 14% from December 2016...Show More Summary

Fiat Chrysler beats expectations for first-quarter earnings (FCAU)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is continuing its run of good financial results. FCA "reported a better-than-expected 11 percent rise in first-quarter adjusted operating profit, helped by improvements in all regions but Latin America, pushing...Show More Summary

The maker of Ugg boots is up for sale (DECK)

Deckers Outdoor, the maker of the popular UGG brand, has announced it is reviewing "strategic alternatives" that include the sale of the firm. “We have made significant progress in streamlining our cost structure, optimizing our retail...Show More Summary

Military spending has a strong relationship with global oil prices

Governments generally increase military spending when they are involved in an armed conflict or when they perceive a security threat. But interestingly, although perhaps not entirely surprisingly, military expenditure is also correlated...Show More Summary

A $28 billion hedge fund is pushing into machine learning (EMG)

Man GLG, a UK hedge fund overseeing $28.8 billion of assets as of March 31, is embracing machine learning. The group has created a new position titled "head of machine learning." The new role will oversee development of Man GLG's machine...Show More Summary

Procrastinating on filing taxes may be hurting the US economy

The first reading of the US economy's performance in the first quarter, scheduled to be released Friday, is expected to show growth of 1%. People who delayed filing their tax returns may be partly to blame for that slow pace, since they'll be spending their refunds later in the year, according to David Rosenberg, the chief economist at Gluskin Sheff. Show More Summary

EINHORN ON GM: 'We know this is a tough fight' (GM)

Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn just laid out what's going on with his activist move on General Motors. Earlier this year, hedge fund manager Einhorn announced he had increased his position in the car company. The activist investor...Show More Summary

No one is talking about the most insidious part of Trump's lumber tariff

The Trump administration has started slapping tariffs on our trading partners. On Tuesday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced a tariff on Canadian lumber. Where that stops, nobody knows. But we do know where it starts from. At its core, this tariff comes from a deep disrespect for the sovereignty of other nations. Show More Summary

We're about to find out if Chipotle is overvalued (CMG)

Chipotle's stock has come a long way in the past month, climbing 14% near a one-year high. Now, ahead of Tuesday's after-market earnings report, Wall Street analysts and options traders are split as to whether the gains can continue. On...Show More Summary

EINHORN ON TESLA: 'We expect these bubbles to pop' (TSLA)

David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital is out with its first quarter letter to investors. The fund delivered 1.3% net of fees in the first quarter, below the S&P 500 index return of 6.1%. Einhorn identified his short position in Tesla as...Show More Summary

'Wells Fargo has been out of order for years!': Wells Fargo's shareholder meeting gets rowdy (WFC)

Wells Fargo's management ejected an unruly shareholder from the bank's contentious annual meeting on Tuesday after an extended period of argument and what the chairman characterized as a "physical approach" to a director. Multiple shareholders stood and yelled at the board of directors and Chief Executive Tim Sloan. Show More Summary

WILBUR ROSS: 'I wouldn't regard the Canadian situation as being anything like the war with ISIS'

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Monday that his department will slap new anti-subsidy duties on Canadian softwood lumber imports. The duties, averaging 20%, would affect $5 billion worth of softwood lumber imports from Canada. On...Show More Summary

Democrats are coming around on the stock market

President Donald Trump may be the least popular president in modern history, but even his main group of detractors can't deny the stock market's strength under his administration. About 57% of Democrats feel optimistic about the short-term outlook for stocks, a significant increase from just 10% in October, according to a survey conducted by UBS. Show More Summary

Here come new home sales ...

The Department of Commerce will release its monthly report on new home sales at 10 a.m. ET. Economists forecast that sales of new single-family houses fell by 1.4% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 584,000, according to Bloomberg. "Housing...Show More Summary

Here comes consumer confidence...

The Conference Board's latest reading of its consumer confidence index is expected to be released at 10:00 a.m. ET. Economists expect the index to slip slightly from 122.5 from last month's reading of 125.6. The index has seen a massive...Show More Summary

Goldman Sachs is sounding the alarm on a crucial barometer for the markets

What a difference a couple of months make. The year kicked off with investors again predicting this was the year Treasury bond yields would finally, after so many false starts, dart higher as the Federal Reserve raised official borrowing...Show More Summary

McDonald's crushes earnings expectations thanks to all-day breakfast and other menu changes (MCD)

McDonald's on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings and sales that beat analysts' most bullish estimates. In the US, all-day breakfast and the introduction of three new Big Mac burgers helped lift sales by 1.7%, McDonald's said. Global...Show More Summary

Tyson Foods is buying packaged-food maker AdvancePierre for $3.2 billion (TSN, APFH)

Tyson Foods is expanding its dominant position in the US meat market. Already the largest US meat company, Tyson agreed to buy packaged-food maker AdvancePierre Food Holdings for $3.2 billion. The Springdale, Arkansas-based producer of chicken, beef and pork will pay $40.25 per share in cash for AdvancePierre. Show More Summary

The top 10 bank stocks to own, according to S&P Global

Financials may have had a strong run, but that doesn't mean there isn't still more money to be made investing in banks. In April 2017 S&P Global Market Intelligence, circulated a report to clients titled: Banking on Alpha: Uncovering...Show More Summary

One of pharma's biggest middlemen just lost a big customer — and it exposes how the industry works (ESRX)

Express Scripts is losing a big customer. Anthem, the big health insurer, is ending its contract with the company following a 2016 lawsuit. Anthem claimed Express Scripts overcharged the insurer by billions of dollars. Anthem contracts with pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) like Express Scripts to help negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs. Show More Summary

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