The Two Factors That Are Driving Markets Higher

1 | By Wall Street Insights and Indictments Staff

Wednesday’s markets started out on a high note, and there are plenty of theories as to what was driving them. The most popular theory is the announcement of a potential border tax cut, which would repatriate an incredible amount of capital. Caught up in the fervor were Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) and Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG), but stocks like Pepsico Inc (NYSE: PEP) and United States Steel Corp (NYSE: X) didn’t fare so well.

On his latest appearance on Varney & Co., Shah Gilani touched on all this and more. To see what he has to say, and which of the Fab Five stocks is Shah’s favorite, click to watch now

How to Spin Retail Fool’s Gold into Real Profits

1 | By Shah Gilani

I first heard the phrase ‘retail ice age’ on Fox Business News’ Varney & Co. I don’t know if anchor Stuart Varney coined it, but it’s a pretty good assessment of the condition of bricks-and-mortar retail in America.

Sure, some down in the dumps retail stocks will bounce if the market keeps on rallying.

But beware – these stocks aren’t being bought because they’re value stocks. They aren’t even good bargains.

There’s a reason some of them are moving up, and it’s scary.

Here’s what turned the retail sector into fool’s gold, and the smartest way to make money on them…