This year has more closely resembled 2011 – a mostly sideways crawl as stocks digested prior years’ gains, until global credit and growth anxiety smothered fragile risk appetites that summer.
Not everything is lining up in favor of continued immediate or impressive gains from here. It’s hard to start calling confidently for one of those scripted year-end chases to the upside just yet.
General Mills makes its food-science experts available to farmers and producers in Africa to combat hunger, as the company rushes to meet evolving customer tastes in its core markets.
Even if stocks can continue reclaiming more lost ground, they would be hard-pressed to stretch back toward their heights without some important improvement in credit markets.
J.P. Bilbrey says his company's heritage of social outreach informs its global nutrition efforts, as it adapts to customers' changing relationship with food.
After a five-day winning streak, stocks have put some distance between the S&P 500 and its August low, while finally lowering the pitch of investor fear, if not dispelling confusion.
Famed investor Nelson Peltz is urging GE to throttle back on acquisitions and buy back more shares as a way to revive its long-moribund stock.
The reason market watchers are parsing the coded messages of the tape so closely is this: The line between bull and bear market is nearby to us, and fine enough to cross without really noticing.
Unceasing pressure is being applied across so many global markets that the headline asset class captured by the Dow and S&P has been unable to find its footing.
While crude oil won't stay under $60 in years to come, excess supply could keep the energy industry pressured well into 2016, says Paul Sankey of Wolfe Research.
Shifts in the television business model have placed investors on edge. But parts of the small-screen economy still look to be resilient.
With the tape acting ill tempered and untrustworthy, with many indicators showing late-cycle fatigue, investors are showing unease as they play the game of “We’ll see” on at least three broad fronts.
As investors with cash hunt for unduly cheapened business and asset allocators modulate risk exposures, the day-to-day action is a push-pull among tactical traders trying to figure if the Aug. 24 low will hold.