Stocks are moving higher Thursday despite the ongoing Trump administration shakeup, trade-war grumblings and word that iconic Toys "R" Us is closing all of its U.S. stores.
Here are three top takes from the columnists of Real Money and Real Money Pro, our premium site for active investors:
Jim Cramer: Toys 'R' Us Obituary Was Written Decades Ago
Cramer writes that while Toys "R" Us has been a retailing staple for more than six decades, in the end "it offered nothing special -- not the lowest price, not the best selection, not the best service, not the best locations." He adds that in the face of a retail landscape dominated by Action Alerts PLUS holding Amazon (AMZN) , big-box retailers Target (TGT) and Walmart (WMT) "have to wonder ... could [we] be next?"
'The Fab 3': 3 Undiscovered Semiconductor-Stock Gems
It's becoming increasingly difficult to find under-the-radar names that offer significant upside, and it's almost impossible for them in the widely followed semiconductor space, says Real Money columnist Timothy Collins. But Collins writes that "after spending some time digging, I have three names worthy of consideration here despite possible tariffs, blockage of merger possibilities with Chinese companies, and a market due for a breather." Click here to see what they are.
Boeing Is Killing the DJIA. Is the Stock's Descent Over?
Boeing (BA) was last year's biggest Dow Jones Industrial Average gainer, but has lost some 11% in just two weeks. Should investors be lining up to "buy the dip"? Read on to see Real Money Pro columnist Paul Price's take.