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What to Watch This Week: Retailers Report; Disney's Day

Let's go over some of the items that will help shape the Wall Street week that lies ahead: A host of retailers are reporting earnings; we'll see how Disney's 24 Leap Day event plays out; a test for homemade soda; and a wake-up call for DreamWorks.

What to Watch This Week: New Tablets, Old Retailers

There's never a dull moment on Wall Street, especially when new tablets and old banks are in the way. Let's go over some of the items that will help shape the week ahead: The Kindle Fire, the Nook Tablet, and earnings reports from Sears, Gap, Hot Topic, Lowes Home Depot and Staples.

Daily Blogwatch: Is the Future of TV...TV?

Among Wednesday's best stories for investors are: why does Yahoo CEO fire people in the mornings and what's ahead for Dendreon after FDA approval of its cancer drug?

The following is a round-up of news likely to affect stock prices today: Alcoa (AA) reported a narrower net loss of $201 million, or 20 cents a...

Blogger's Dumb Luck Stock Index Ranks in Top 1%

The index that DailyFinance's Daniel Solin created based on stocks that started with the letters in his last name would have ranked among the top 1% of mutual funds, if it existed. The message: Don't trust investing pros who confuse skill with luck. Index mutual funds are still your best bet.

Can New Index Beat a Chimp's Stock Picks?

Lusha the Russian chimp's stock picks have outperformed 94% of the country's investment funds. Inspired by Lusha, DailyFinance' Daniel Solin has created a benchmark stock index based on the letters of his last name. We'll track it over time to see if it beats expert brokers and fund managers.