Posts filed under “Markets”

Wal-Mart versus Oil Prices

Its no coincidence that as Oil has reached multi-year highs, Wal-Mart  has tumbled to multi-year lows.

Thats the dominant impact of higher energy prcies (gasoline in particular):  It takes some jingle out of the pockets of those most price sensitive, budget conscious consumers.  (Yes, it hits Target also, but I suspect not nearly as much).

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What’s somewhat astounding is how long it took for the high Oil prices to actually fully work their way into Wal-Mart’s stock price. (That’s the efficient market for ya!)

Category: Commodities, Economy, Markets

More Ugly Action sets up next Pop & Drop

Category: Markets

All about Oil

Category: Commodities, Markets

The Apprenticed Investor: Bull or Bear? Neither

Category: Markets, Psychology

Watching the SPX & Earnings

Category: Earnings, Markets, Trading

More on One-Day Wonder or Key Turning Point?

Category: Markets, Psychology

Category: Economy, Markets

Barrons picks up “Understanding The “Kitchen Sink Economy”

Category: Economy, Markets, Media

New Column up at Real Money (04/22/05)

Category: Markets, Media

One day does not a rally make

Category: Investing, Markets