​Top Picks for Defensive Stocks

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Defensive investments are ones that tend to either move opposite the market or have little to no correlation to it at all.

Will the Auto Parts Industry Keep Surging?

Jianyu Zhao | |

Automobiles have become a ubiquitous method of transportation for humans. People are used to driving cars for working, shopping, and traveling. Given the necessity, famous automakers like General

What Exactly Is Going on Here With the Economy?

John Mauldin | |

It is a regular ritual for major US businesses: the end-of-the-quarter conference call in which the CEO dissects what just happened and gives us some insight on what to expect for the future of

AutoZone Passes Analysts on Q1 Profits

Andrew Klips | |

AutoZone, Inc. (AZO) , the biggest auto parts retailer in the United States (for now), on Dec. 10 reported a larger-than-expected profit during the first quarter of fiscal 2013 as margins edged

Five Fast-Growing Auto Parts Retailers: An Update

Jacob Harper | |

On July 1 spotlighted five companies that are a part of one of the fastest growing segments in American retail: auto parts. The reason behind that industry's surge is directly

Advanced Auto Parts Spends $2 Billion to Become Biggest Auto Parts Retailer in North America

Andrew Klips | |

Advanced Auto Parts (AAP) is making a move to become the biggest player in the North American auto parts industry, saying on Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire privately held General Parts

Pep Boys Does Everything for Less…Including Second Quarter Earnings

Andrew Klips | |

Shares of Pep Boys - Manny Moe & Jack (PBY) are hitting a speed bump in extended trading on Monday after the auto parts/auto care retailer posted an 84-percent decline in second-quarter

Spotlight on the Five Largest American Auto Parts Companies

Jacob Harper | |

One unusual after-affect of the Great Recession has been a boom for automotive parts stores. In a credit crunch, people are less likely to make big purchases, and more likely to try to keep the

Dow and S&P 500 Close On Record Highs as Federal Reserve Reiterates Monetary Policy

Michael Teague | |

Stocks rallied on Tuesday ahead of Ben Bernanke’s appearance before congress, along with the release of the minutes from the last FOMC meeting, as New York and St. Louis Federal Reserve

Consumer Stocks Post Strong Earnings: Big Lots, AutoZone, Toll Brothers

Andrew Klips | |

Notable earnings reports have been delivered on Tuesday from Toll Brothers, AutoZone and Big Lots. So how’d they do?Big Lots (BIG) swung to a loss in the fiscal third quarter and raised its

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