Investors' main focus this week will be on the Federal Reserve's September monetary policy meeting, which will set the stage for more debate around the timing of tapering and the outlook for the economy. Other economic data out this week will focus on the housing sector.
Stocks dropped for a second straight week last week, as both the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI) and the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC) shed less than 1%. Earnings season continues with fresh earnings reports from several retailers over the next few trading days. Let's take a closer look at some highly anticipated announcements from this list, by Costco (NASDAQ: COST), Nike (NYSE: NKE), and Stitch Fix (NASDAQ: SFIX).
Almost one third of all working age men in America aren’t doing diddly-squat. They don’t have a job and they aren’t looking for one either. How do they live? What are they doing for money? To me, this is one of the great mysteries of our time.