Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: Fed's $40 billion bond buys in question, Wal-Mart's worrisome 1% same-store sales growth, and more.
Morningstar's Bob Johnson gives his take on recent disappointing retail and housing data, as well as higher gasoline prices and Fed stimulus worries.
Janus Overseas manager Brent Lynn says investor risk aversion significantly weakened his fund's performance in the past two years, and he also details opportunities for his top holdings.
The names may be the same, but some of the stories are changing for Wal-Mart, HP, GM, and the home-improvement stores.
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