Second-quarter earnings could be the catalyst to break the markets out of their narrow trading range, according to one strategist.
"Investing in myself and in whatever companies or projects I have on the side that could someday become something big" seems far more worthwhile than the market, says one 29-year-old.
While Panera Bread shares returned 18% over the past three months, the stock may have more room for growth. The question is, when will its tech upgrade start paying off?
Investors should expect stocks to stay in their narrow trading range, according to one strategist.
Vespula Capital's head portfolio manager says the markets need a catalyst -- to either make ''good gains' or prompt a correction -- to break out of a tight trading range.
The dollar may be losing steam, but the greenback is set for a rebound, one strategist said.
Even economists are scratching their heads over why consumers aren't spending more.
The benchmark 10-year Treasury note's yield is roughly 2.24%, compared with 2.12% at the year's start, but most people think a June rate hike is off the table.
Low oil prices may have helped corporate profits during first quarter, despite bleak earnings forecasts, according to one strategist.
The strength in April's jobs numbers is proof that March's weakness was an anomaly and is not indicative of deeper issues in the labor market, one economist says.