Carts, cuts, and celluloid collisions filled Wall Street's newswires this past week.
Ho, ho, ho
It's the holiday season. Now that retailers have collectively posted a respectable increase in comps for the month of November, we can turn our attention to their faster-growing online operations.
I did my part, keeping tabs on Amazon.com
What's your guess for Amazon's top-selling toy? You're probably not even close, and that's a shame, because the hottest plaything is made by a small, publicly traded toymaker. Jakks Pacific's
Beyond moving a ton of Apple
Seriously, do yourself a favor and start scouring Amazon's perpetually updated best-seller lists. It's the easy way to play Peter Lynch, without having to drag your kids to the mall to spot hot trends early.
It was a busy week, so let's dip briefly into a few of the intriguing financial headlines.
Stocks sold off on Tuesday, after the Fed came through with just a 0.25-basis-point cut in the federal fund rates. Investors were hoping for a deeper reduction. Can I get a price check on irony here? The Fed's conservative move hints that it doesn't feel that the economy is in deep trouble, so the market panics? My tip to the Federal Reserve: Next time, toss in a free set of Ginsu knives to really win them over.
Until next week, I remain,
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz recommends windshield wiper fluid when trying to look back. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story, save for Netflix. The Fool has a disclosure policy.