Yahoo Finance's Ines Ferre checks out markets closing this week in the green, the bond market action, the consumer discretionary sector, semiconductor stocks, and crude oil pricing.
Brick-and-mortar retailers Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and Costco (NASDAQ: COST) have thrived since the pandemic's onset. Given the excellent performance of late, it's understandable investors would be attracted to Walmart and Costco. Which retailer should you buy from, Walmart or Costco?
When I first started shopping at Costco years ago, I was skeptical about the idea of paying a fee to get access to discounted goods. In fact, several years after joining Costco, I made the decision to upgrade my basic membership to an executive membership. A basic Costco membership costs $60 and gives you unrestricted access to Costco's product line.