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The investment seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Index/Consumer Discretionary 25/50, an index made up of stocks of large, mid-size, and small U.S. companies within the consumer discretionary sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard. The Advisor attempts to replicate the target index by seeking to invest all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the index, in order to hold each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the index. It is non-diversified.

Market Cap: 2.65 Billion

Primary Exchange: NYSE Arca

Website: http://www.vanguard.com

Shares Outstanding: 15.6 Million

Float: 15.6 Million

Dividend: 1.8809 (1.11%)

Beta: 1.183383

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Short Interest (Jan 15, 2013): 65.5 Thousand

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Longest drawdown: 1149 trading days

From: 2018-09-04 To: 2019-04-22

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Retailers skirt around tariff costs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-13 05:44:36:000

RH (NYSE: RH ) is up 23.7% in early trading, while Oxford Industries (NYSE: OXM ) is 10.2% higher . More news on: RH, Oxford Industries, Inc., Walmart Inc., Consumer stocks news, Stocks on the move, News on ETFs Read more … read more...

Q1 2019 U.S. Retail Scorecard - Update - Week Of May 31

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-05 02:38:22:000

By Jharonne Martis Retailers continue to report Q1 2019 earnings, and 55 retailers have mentioned tariffs during their Q1 earnings call. Although they have expressed concern about proposed tariffs imposed on Chinese products, a faster and more direct hit to the consumer's discretionary inc… read more...

Q1 2019 U.S. Retail Scorecard - Update - Week Of May 31

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-05 02:38:22:000

By Jharonne Martis Retailers continue to report Q1 2019 earnings, and 55 retailers have mentioned tariffs during their Q1 earnings call. Although they have expressed concern about proposed tariffs imposed on Chinese products, a faster and more direct hit to the consumer's discretionary inc… read more...

Q1 2019 U.S. Retail Scorecard - Update - Week Of May 31

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-05 02:38:22:000

By Jharonne Martis Retailers continue to report Q1 2019 earnings, and 55 retailers have mentioned tariffs during their Q1 earnings call. Although they have expressed concern about proposed tariffs imposed on Chinese products, a faster and more direct hit to the consumer's discretionary inc… read more...

Q1 2019 U.S. Retail Scorecard - Update - Week Of May 31

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-05 02:38:22:000

By Jharonne Martis Retailers continue to report Q1 2019 earnings, and 55 retailers have mentioned tariffs during their Q1 earnings call. Although they have expressed concern about proposed tariffs imposed on Chinese products, a faster and more direct hit to the consumer's discretionary inc… read more...

Q1 2019 U.S. Retail Scorecard - Update - Week Of May 31

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-05 02:38:22:000

By Jharonne Martis Retailers continue to report Q1 2019 earnings, and 55 retailers have mentioned tariffs during their Q1 earnings call. Although they have expressed concern about proposed tariffs imposed on Chinese products, a faster and more direct hit to the consumer's discretionary inc… read more...

Q1 2019 U.S. Retail Scorecard - Update - Week Of May 31

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-05 02:38:22:000

By Jharonne Martis Retailers continue to report Q1 2019 earnings, and 55 retailers have mentioned tariffs during their Q1 earnings call. Although they have expressed concern about proposed tariffs imposed on Chinese products, a faster and more direct hit to the consumer's discretionary inc… read more...

Q1 2019 U.S. Retail Scorecard - Update - Week Of May 31

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-05 02:38:22:000

By Jharonne Martis Retailers continue to report Q1 2019 earnings, and 55 retailers have mentioned tariffs during their Q1 earnings call. Although they have expressed concern about proposed tariffs imposed on Chinese products, a faster and more direct hit to the consumer's discretionary inc… read more...

Q1 2019 U.S. Retail Scorecard - Update - Week Of May 31

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-05 02:38:22:000

By Jharonne Martis Retailers continue to report Q1 2019 earnings, and 55 retailers have mentioned tariffs during their Q1 earnings call. Although they have expressed concern about proposed tariffs imposed on Chinese products, a faster and more direct hit to the consumer's discretionary inc… read more...

The Galley Ship Strategy: Defensive, Market-Beating, And Income-Generating

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-29 22:27:19:000

Ten percent annual returns per year. That's what the stock market has averaged since 1926 . Accounting for inflation, average returns look more like 7% per year. But there are a few deeply deceptive aspects of this statistic. First, it conjures an image in the mind of a chart in which t… read more...

The Galley Ship Strategy: Defensive, Market-Beating, And Income-Generating

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-29 22:27:19:000

Ten percent annual returns per year. That's what the stock market has averaged since 1926 . Accounting for inflation, average returns look more like 7% per year. But there are a few deeply deceptive aspects of this statistic. First, it conjures an image in the mind of a chart in which t… read more...

The Galley Ship Strategy: Defensive, Market-Beating, And Income-Generating

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-29 22:27:19:000

Ten percent annual returns per year. That's what the stock market has averaged since 1926 . Accounting for inflation, average returns look more like 7% per year. But there are a few deeply deceptive aspects of this statistic. First, it conjures an image in the mind of a chart in which t… read more...

The Galley Ship Strategy: Defensive, Market-Beating, And Income-Generating

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-29 22:27:19:000

Ten percent annual returns per year. That's what the stock market has averaged since 1926 . Accounting for inflation, average returns look more like 7% per year. But there are a few deeply deceptive aspects of this statistic. First, it conjures an image in the mind of a chart in which t… read more...

The Galley Ship Strategy: Defensive, Market-Beating, And Income-Generating

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-29 22:27:19:000

Ten percent annual returns per year. That's what the stock market has averaged since 1926 . Accounting for inflation, average returns look more like 7% per year. But there are a few deeply deceptive aspects of this statistic. First, it conjures an image in the mind of a chart in which t… read more...

The Galley Ship Strategy: Defensive, Market-Beating, And Income-Generating

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-29 22:27:19:000

Ten percent annual returns per year. That's what the stock market has averaged since 1926 . Accounting for inflation, average returns look more like 7% per year. But there are a few deeply deceptive aspects of this statistic. First, it conjures an image in the mind of a chart in which t… read more...

Q1 2019 U.S. Retail Scorecard - May 21 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-23 02:42:51:000

By Jharonne Martis Retailers continue to report Q1 2019 earnings, and 35 retailers have mentioned tariffs during their Q1 earnings call. The department stores really struggled and posted weak results on May 21. JW Nordstrom (JWN) said during its earnings call, "during the first quarter, we… read more...

Q1 2019 U.S. Retail Scorecard - May 21 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-23 02:42:51:000

By Jharonne Martis Retailers continue to report Q1 2019 earnings, and 35 retailers have mentioned tariffs during their Q1 earnings call. The department stores really struggled and posted weak results on May 21. JW Nordstrom (JWN) said during its earnings call, "during the first quarter, we… read more...

Q1 2019 U.S. Retail Scorecard - May 21 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-23 02:42:51:000

By Jharonne Martis Retailers continue to report Q1 2019 earnings, and 35 retailers have mentioned tariffs during their Q1 earnings call. The department stores really struggled and posted weak results on May 21. JW Nordstrom (JWN) said during its earnings call, "during the first quarter, we… read more...

Q1 2019 U.S. Retail Scorecard - May 21 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-23 02:42:51:000

By Jharonne Martis Retailers continue to report Q1 2019 earnings, and 35 retailers have mentioned tariffs during their Q1 earnings call. The department stores really struggled and posted weak results on May 21. JW Nordstrom (JWN) said during its earnings call, "during the first quarter, we… read more...

Q1 2019 U.S. Retail Scorecard - May 21 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-23 02:42:51:000

By Jharonne Martis Retailers continue to report Q1 2019 earnings, and 35 retailers have mentioned tariffs during their Q1 earnings call. The department stores really struggled and posted weak results on May 21. JW Nordstrom (JWN) said during its earnings call, "during the first quarter, we… read more...

Q1 2019 U.S. Retail Scorecard - May 21 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-23 02:42:51:000

By Jharonne Martis Retailers continue to report Q1 2019 earnings, and 35 retailers have mentioned tariffs during their Q1 earnings call. The department stores really struggled and posted weak results on May 21. JW Nordstrom (JWN) said during its earnings call, "during the first quarter, we… read more...

Q1 2019 U.S. Retail Scorecard - May 21 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-23 02:42:51:000

By Jharonne Martis Retailers continue to report Q1 2019 earnings, and 35 retailers have mentioned tariffs during their Q1 earnings call. The department stores really struggled and posted weak results on May 21. JW Nordstrom (JWN) said during its earnings call, "during the first quarter, we… read more...

No fear from Target positive for retail

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 05:18:19:000

There are some significant pullouts from Target's (NYSE: TGT ) earnings report today that could be positive for the retail sector in general. More news on: Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., Dollar General Corporation, Consumer stocks news, Top stock market news, News on ETFs Read more …. read more...

Q1 2019 U.S. Retail Scorecard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 00:45:20:000

By Jharonne Martis U.S. retailers are reporting Q1 2019 earning, and are already warning about tariffs in a possible U.S.-China trade war. Macy's ([[M]]) called it "a dynamic situation," right at the beginning of its earnings call. The tariffs enacted in 2018 were already baked into Macy's… read more...

Q1 2019 U.S. Retail Scorecard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 00:45:20:000

By Jharonne Martis U.S. retailers are reporting Q1 2019 earning, and are already warning about tariffs in a possible U.S.-China trade war. Macy's ([[M]]) called it "a dynamic situation," right at the beginning of its earnings call. The tariffs enacted in 2018 were already baked into Macy's… read more...

Q1 2019 U.S. Retail Scorecard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 00:45:20:000

By Jharonne Martis U.S. retailers are reporting Q1 2019 earning, and are already warning about tariffs in a possible U.S.-China trade war. Macy's ([[M]]) called it "a dynamic situation," right at the beginning of its earnings call. The tariffs enacted in 2018 were already baked into Macy's… read more...

Q1 2019 U.S. Retail Scorecard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 00:45:20:000

By Jharonne Martis U.S. retailers are reporting Q1 2019 earning, and are already warning about tariffs in a possible U.S.-China trade war. Macy's ([[M]]) called it "a dynamic situation," right at the beginning of its earnings call. The tariffs enacted in 2018 were already baked into Macy's… read more...

Q1 2019 U.S. Retail Scorecard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 00:45:20:000

By Jharonne Martis U.S. retailers are reporting Q1 2019 earning, and are already warning about tariffs in a possible U.S.-China trade war. Macy's ([[M]]) called it "a dynamic situation," right at the beginning of its earnings call. The tariffs enacted in 2018 were already baked into Macy's… read more...

Poor Results For Retail Sales And Manufacturing Output In April

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-16 03:46:37:000

By Robert Hughes Retail sales and food services spending fell 0.2 percent in April following a 1.7 percent gain in March. Excluding the volatile auto and energy categories, core retail sales and food services were down 0.2 percent in April after a gain of 1.1 percent in March. Over the pas… read more...

Consumer spending soggy in April

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-15 04:44:48:000

Retail sales fell 0.2% month-over-month in April and were up 3.2% on a year-over-year comparison. More news on: Walmart Inc., Target Corporation, Dollar General Corporation, News on ETFs Read more … read more...

Consumer Confidence Pushing Q1 U.S. Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-07 17:29:31:000

By Jharonne Martis The Q1 2019 retail blended earnings growth estimate is 6.3%. In the U.S. retail landscape, ongoing strength in consumer spending continued in Q1, but is the economy's strength sustainable? Let's dig in and see: The Refinitiv consumer confidence index remained stron… read more...

Consumer Confidence Pushing Q1 U.S. Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-07 17:29:31:000

By Jharonne Martis The Q1 2019 retail blended earnings growth estimate is 6.3%. In the U.S. retail landscape, ongoing strength in consumer spending continued in Q1, but is the economy's strength sustainable? Let's dig in and see: The Refinitiv consumer confidence index remained stron… read more...

Consumer Confidence Pushing Q1 U.S. Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-07 17:29:31:000

By Jharonne Martis The Q1 2019 retail blended earnings growth estimate is 6.3%. In the U.S. retail landscape, ongoing strength in consumer spending continued in Q1, but is the economy's strength sustainable? Let's dig in and see: The Refinitiv consumer confidence index remained stron… read more...

Consumer Confidence Pushing Q1 U.S. Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-07 17:29:31:000

By Jharonne Martis The Q1 2019 retail blended earnings growth estimate is 6.3%. In the U.S. retail landscape, ongoing strength in consumer spending continued in Q1, but is the economy's strength sustainable? Let's dig in and see: The Refinitiv consumer confidence index remained stron… read more...

Consumer Confidence Pushing Q1 U.S. Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-07 17:29:31:000

By Jharonne Martis The Q1 2019 retail blended earnings growth estimate is 6.3%. In the U.S. retail landscape, ongoing strength in consumer spending continued in Q1, but is the economy's strength sustainable? Let's dig in and see: The Refinitiv consumer confidence index remained stron… read more...

Consumer Confidence Pushing Q1 U.S. Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-07 17:29:31:000

By Jharonne Martis The Q1 2019 retail blended earnings growth estimate is 6.3%. In the U.S. retail landscape, ongoing strength in consumer spending continued in Q1, but is the economy's strength sustainable? Let's dig in and see: The Refinitiv consumer confidence index remained stron… read more...

Consumer Confidence Pushing Q1 U.S. Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-07 17:29:31:000

By Jharonne Martis The Q1 2019 retail blended earnings growth estimate is 6.3%. In the U.S. retail landscape, ongoing strength in consumer spending continued in Q1, but is the economy's strength sustainable? Let's dig in and see: The Refinitiv consumer confidence index remained stron… read more...

NRF warns again on tariffs impact

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-06 11:49:27:000

The National Retail Federation issues a statement on the impact of new tariffs on China. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs Read more … read more...

NRF warns again on tariffs impact

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-06 11:49:27:000

The National Retail Federation issues a statement on the impact of new tariffs on China. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs Read more … read more...

ETF Update: High Concentrations Seem To Be Paying Off

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-29 20:51:47:000

( Image Source ) Another week of earnings season has come and gone, with the most noticeable development being the return of the FAANGs, or at least a some of them, as some of biggest names managed to get even bigger last week, thanks to exceeding expectations, including Amaz… read more...

ETF Update: High Concentrations Seem To Be Paying Off

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-29 20:51:47:000

( Image Source ) Another week of earnings season has come and gone, with the most noticeable development being the return of the FAANGs, or at least a some of them, as some of biggest names managed to get even bigger last week, thanks to exceeding expectations, including Amaz… read more...

ETF Update: High Concentrations Seem To Be Paying Off

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-29 20:51:47:000

( Image Source ) Another week of earnings season has come and gone, with the most noticeable development being the return of the FAANGs, or at least a some of them, as some of biggest names managed to get even bigger last week, thanks to exceeding expectations, including Amaz… read more...

ETF Update: High Concentrations Seem To Be Paying Off

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-29 20:51:47:000

( Image Source ) Another week of earnings season has come and gone, with the most noticeable development being the return of the FAANGs, or at least a some of them, as some of biggest names managed to get even bigger last week, thanks to exceeding expectations, including Amaz… read more...

ETF Update: High Concentrations Seem To Be Paying Off

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-29 20:51:47:000

( Image Source ) Another week of earnings season has come and gone, with the most noticeable development being the return of the FAANGs, or at least a some of them, as some of biggest names managed to get even bigger last week, thanks to exceeding expectations, including Amaz… read more...

ETF Update: High Concentrations Seem To Be Paying Off

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-29 20:51:47:000

( Image Source ) Another week of earnings season has come and gone, with the most noticeable development being the return of the FAANGs, or at least a some of them, as some of biggest names managed to get even bigger last week, thanks to exceeding expectations, including Amaz… read more...

Retail sector rattled by Amazon shipping move

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-26 05:55:28:000

Amazon's potential shift to one-day shipping for Prime members isn't going unnoticed in the retail sector. More news on: Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., Dollar General Corporation, Consumer stocks news, Top stock market news, News on ETFs Read more … read more...

Retail sector rattled by Amazon shipping move

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-26 05:55:28:000

Amazon's potential shift to one-day shipping for Prime members isn't going unnoticed in the retail sector. More news on: Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., Dollar General Corporation, Consumer stocks news, Top stock market news, News on ETFs Read more … read more...

Retail sector rattled by Amazon shipping move

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-26 05:55:28:000

Amazon's potential shift to one-day shipping for Prime members isn't going unnoticed in the retail sector. More news on: Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., Dollar General Corporation, Consumer stocks news, Top stock market news, News on ETFs Read more … read more...

Retail sector rattled by Amazon shipping move

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-26 05:55:28:000

Amazon's potential shift to one-day shipping for Prime members isn't going unnoticed in the retail sector. More news on: Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., Dollar General Corporation, Consumer stocks news, Top stock market news, News on ETFs Read more … read more...

Easter Doesn't Change Curve Crazy Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-18 21:46:50:000

Nothing will ever compare to China's New Year Golden Week holiday for challenging economic statistics. Since the celebrations are not affixed to a specific point on the calendar, floating around back and forth some years between January and February, it makes making comparisons of those months… read more...

Easter Doesn't Change Curve Crazy Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-18 21:46:50:000

Nothing will ever compare to China's New Year Golden Week holiday for challenging economic statistics. Since the celebrations are not affixed to a specific point on the calendar, floating around back and forth some years between January and February, it makes making comparisons of those months… read more...

Easter Doesn't Change Curve Crazy Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-18 21:46:50:000

Nothing will ever compare to China's New Year Golden Week holiday for challenging economic statistics. Since the celebrations are not affixed to a specific point on the calendar, floating around back and forth some years between January and February, it makes making comparisons of those months… read more...

Easter Doesn't Change Curve Crazy Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-18 21:46:50:000

Nothing will ever compare to China's New Year Golden Week holiday for challenging economic statistics. Since the celebrations are not affixed to a specific point on the calendar, floating around back and forth some years between January and February, it makes making comparisons of those months… read more...

Easter Doesn't Change Curve Crazy Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-18 21:46:50:000

Nothing will ever compare to China's New Year Golden Week holiday for challenging economic statistics. Since the celebrations are not affixed to a specific point on the calendar, floating around back and forth some years between January and February, it makes making comparisons of those months… read more...

Easter Doesn't Change Curve Crazy Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-18 21:46:50:000

Nothing will ever compare to China's New Year Golden Week holiday for challenging economic statistics. Since the celebrations are not affixed to a specific point on the calendar, floating around back and forth some years between January and February, it makes making comparisons of those months… read more...

Easter Doesn't Change Curve Crazy Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-18 21:46:50:000

Nothing will ever compare to China's New Year Golden Week holiday for challenging economic statistics. Since the celebrations are not affixed to a specific point on the calendar, floating around back and forth some years between January and February, it makes making comparisons of those months… read more...

Tapped Out Consumers Driving Retail Losses And Store Closures

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 23:09:56:000

A new week and more data suggesting that the credit-driven consumption peak is behind us this cycle, see Malls see a tsunami of store-closures as foot-traffic declines. While deep discounting brought some resurgence of shoppers into 2018, merchandisers selling at a loss cannot continue for… read more...

Tapped Out Consumers Driving Retail Losses And Store Closures

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 23:09:56:000

A new week and more data suggesting that the credit-driven consumption peak is behind us this cycle, see Malls see a tsunami of store-closures as foot-traffic declines. While deep discounting brought some resurgence of shoppers into 2018, merchandisers selling at a loss cannot continue for… read more...

Tapped Out Consumers Driving Retail Losses And Store Closures

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 23:09:56:000

A new week and more data suggesting that the credit-driven consumption peak is behind us this cycle, see Malls see a tsunami of store-closures as foot-traffic declines. While deep discounting brought some resurgence of shoppers into 2018, merchandisers selling at a loss cannot continue for… read more...

NRF warns on U.S.-Mexico border closing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-04 07:34:34:000

The National Retail Federation says in a letter sent to members of the Trump Administration that there is no way to close the U.S-Mexico border without inflicting "serious damage" to the U.S. economy. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Van… read more...

NRF warns on U.S.-Mexico border closing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-04 07:34:34:000

The National Retail Federation says in a letter sent to members of the Trump Administration that there is no way to close the U.S-Mexico border without inflicting "serious damage" to the U.S. economy. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Van… read more...

NRF warns on U.S.-Mexico border closing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-04 07:34:34:000

The National Retail Federation says in a letter sent to members of the Trump Administration that there is no way to close the U.S-Mexico border without inflicting "serious damage" to the U.S. economy. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Van… read more...

NRF warns on U.S.-Mexico border closing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-04 07:34:34:000

The National Retail Federation says in a letter sent to members of the Trump Administration that there is no way to close the U.S-Mexico border without inflicting "serious damage" to the U.S. economy. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Van… read more...

NRF warns on U.S.-Mexico border closing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-04 07:34:34:000

The National Retail Federation says in a letter sent to members of the Trump Administration that there is no way to close the U.S-Mexico border without inflicting "serious damage" to the U.S. economy. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Van… read more...

NRF warns on U.S.-Mexico border closing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-04 07:34:34:000

The National Retail Federation says in a letter sent to members of the Trump Administration that there is no way to close the U.S-Mexico border without inflicting "serious damage" to the U.S. economy. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Van… read more...

NRF warns on U.S.-Mexico border closing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-04 07:34:34:000

The National Retail Federation says in a letter sent to members of the Trump Administration that there is no way to close the U.S-Mexico border without inflicting "serious damage" to the U.S. economy. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Van… read more...

NRF warns on U.S.-Mexico border closing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-04 07:34:34:000

The National Retail Federation says in a letter sent to members of the Trump Administration that there is no way to close the U.S-Mexico border without inflicting "serious damage" to the U.S. economy. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Van… read more...

NRF warns on U.S.-Mexico border closing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-04 07:34:34:000

The National Retail Federation says in a letter sent to members of the Trump Administration that there is no way to close the U.S-Mexico border without inflicting "serious damage" to the U.S. economy. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Van… read more...

NRF warns on U.S.-Mexico border closing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-04 07:34:34:000

The National Retail Federation says in a letter sent to members of the Trump Administration that there is no way to close the U.S-Mexico border without inflicting "serious damage" to the U.S. economy. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Van… read more...

NRF warns on U.S.-Mexico border closing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-04 07:34:34:000

The National Retail Federation says in a letter sent to members of the Trump Administration that there is no way to close the U.S-Mexico border without inflicting "serious damage" to the U.S. economy. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Van… read more...

NRF warns on U.S.-Mexico border closing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-04 07:34:34:000

The National Retail Federation says in a letter sent to members of the Trump Administration that there is no way to close the U.S-Mexico border without inflicting "serious damage" to the U.S. economy. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Van… read more...

Retail Sales In Bad Company, Decouple From Decoupling

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-02 02:53:54:000

In a way, the government shutdown couldn't have come at a more opportune moment. As workers all throughout the sprawling bureaucracy were furloughed, markets had run into chaos. Even the seemingly invincible stock market was pummeled, a technical bear market emerged on Wall Street as people be… read more...

Retail Sales In Bad Company, Decouple From Decoupling

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-02 02:53:54:000

In a way, the government shutdown couldn't have come at a more opportune moment. As workers all throughout the sprawling bureaucracy were furloughed, markets had run into chaos. Even the seemingly invincible stock market was pummeled, a technical bear market emerged on Wall Street as people be… read more...

Drop In February Retail Sales Suggests Weak First Quarter

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-02 02:16:48:000

By Robert Hughes Retail sales and food services spending fell 0.2 percent in February following a 0.7 percent gain in January. Excluding the volatile auto and energy categories, core retail sales and food services were down 0.6 percent in February after a gain of 1.7 percent in January. Ov… read more...

Drop In February Retail Sales Suggests Weak First Quarter

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-02 02:16:48:000

By Robert Hughes Retail sales and food services spending fell 0.2 percent in February following a 0.7 percent gain in January. Excluding the volatile auto and energy categories, core retail sales and food services were down 0.6 percent in February after a gain of 1.7 percent in January. Ov… read more...

January Retail Sales: Down 0.2% MoM

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-01 10:50:59:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for February was released Monday morning. Headline sales came in at -0.2% month-over-month to one decimal and were worse than the Investing.com forecast of 0.3%.Core sales (ex Autos) came in at -0.42% MoM (to two decimals). … read more...

How To Beat The Market In The Late Stages Of The Cycle

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-01 08:14:35:000

Is it possible to achieve a 20%+ total annual return in the late stages of a market cycle? Yes, it is - with sector rotation. All it takes is gradually taking profits on the more cyclical names in one's portfolio when they're running hot and shifting into high quality defensive names when th… read more...

Retail sales breakdown

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-01 04:48:09:000

Retail sales were only up 2.2% in February from a year ago after declines in the furniture/home furnishing (-2.3%), electronics/appliances stores (-3.1%) and sporting goods stores (-8.1%) dragged on the total. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail… read more...

Vanguard declares quarterly distribution on ETF funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-20 06:37:11:000

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA: VOO ) - $1.4551 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 2.01%. More news on: Vanguard S&P 500 ETF, Vanguard Energy ETF, Vanguard Materials ETF, Dividend News, News on ETFs Read more … read more...

Vanguard declares quarterly distribution on ETF funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-20 06:37:11:000

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA: VOO ) - $1.4551 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 2.01%. More news on: Vanguard S&P 500 ETF, Vanguard Energy ETF, Vanguard Materials ETF, Dividend News, News on ETFs Read more … read more...

Vanguard declares quarterly distribution on ETF funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-20 06:37:11:000

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA: VOO ) - $1.4551 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 2.01%. More news on: Vanguard S&P 500 ETF, Vanguard Energy ETF, Vanguard Materials ETF, Dividend News, News on ETFs Read more … read more...

Vanguard declares quarterly distribution on ETF funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-20 06:37:11:000

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA: VOO ) - $1.4551 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 2.01%. More news on: Vanguard S&P 500 ETF, Vanguard Energy ETF, Vanguard Materials ETF, Dividend News, News on ETFs Read more … read more...

Vanguard declares quarterly distribution on ETF funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-20 06:37:11:000

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA: VOO ) - $1.4551 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 2.01%. More news on: Vanguard S&P 500 ETF, Vanguard Energy ETF, Vanguard Materials ETF, Dividend News, News on ETFs Read more … read more...

Vanguard declares quarterly distribution on ETF funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-20 06:37:11:000

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA: VOO ) - $1.4551 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 2.01%. More news on: Vanguard S&P 500 ETF, Vanguard Energy ETF, Vanguard Materials ETF, Dividend News, News on ETFs Read more … read more...

Vanguard declares quarterly distribution on ETF funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-20 06:37:11:000

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA: VOO ) - $1.4551 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 2.01%. More news on: Vanguard S&P 500 ETF, Vanguard Energy ETF, Vanguard Materials ETF, Dividend News, News on ETFs Read more … read more...

Vanguard declares quarterly distribution on ETF funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-20 06:37:11:000

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA: VOO ) - $1.4551 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 2.01%. More news on: Vanguard S&P 500 ETF, Vanguard Energy ETF, Vanguard Materials ETF, Dividend News, News on ETFs Read more … read more...

Vanguard declares quarterly distribution on ETF funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-20 06:37:11:000

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA: VOO ) - $1.4551 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 2.01%. More news on: Vanguard S&P 500 ETF, Vanguard Energy ETF, Vanguard Materials ETF, Dividend News, News on ETFs Read more … read more...

Vanguard declares quarterly distribution on ETF funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-20 06:37:11:000

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA: VOO ) - $1.4551 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 2.01%. More news on: Vanguard S&P 500 ETF, Vanguard Energy ETF, Vanguard Materials ETF, Dividend News, News on ETFs Read more … read more...

Vanguard declares quarterly distribution on ETF funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-20 06:37:11:000

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA: VOO ) - $1.4551 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 2.01%. More news on: Vanguard S&P 500 ETF, Vanguard Energy ETF, Vanguard Materials ETF, Dividend News, News on ETFs Read more … read more...

Vanguard declares quarterly distribution on ETF funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-20 06:37:11:000

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA: VOO ) - $1.4551 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 2.01%. More news on: Vanguard S&P 500 ETF, Vanguard Energy ETF, Vanguard Materials ETF, Dividend News, News on ETFs Read more … read more...

E-Commerce Is Wiping Out Mall Retailers One By One. Here's The Data

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-14 00:20:55:000

Department store sales hit a new record low in the data going back to 1992. E-commerce sales in the fourth quarter soared 12.1% from a year ago to a new record of $132.8 billion (seasonally adjusted), the Commerce Department reported on Wednesday morning. For the whole year 2018, e-commerc… read more...

E-Commerce Is Wiping Out Mall Retailers One By One. Here's The Data

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-14 00:20:55:000

Department store sales hit a new record low in the data going back to 1992. E-commerce sales in the fourth quarter soared 12.1% from a year ago to a new record of $132.8 billion (seasonally adjusted), the Commerce Department reported on Wednesday morning. For the whole year 2018, e-commerc… read more...

E-Commerce Is Wiping Out Mall Retailers One By One. Here's The Data

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-14 00:20:55:000

Department store sales hit a new record low in the data going back to 1992. E-commerce sales in the fourth quarter soared 12.1% from a year ago to a new record of $132.8 billion (seasonally adjusted), the Commerce Department reported on Wednesday morning. For the whole year 2018, e-commerc… read more...

E-Commerce Is Wiping Out Mall Retailers One By One. Here's The Data

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-14 00:20:55:000

Department store sales hit a new record low in the data going back to 1992. E-commerce sales in the fourth quarter soared 12.1% from a year ago to a new record of $132.8 billion (seasonally adjusted), the Commerce Department reported on Wednesday morning. For the whole year 2018, e-commerc… read more...

E-Commerce Is Wiping Out Mall Retailers One By One. Here's The Data

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-14 00:20:55:000

Department store sales hit a new record low in the data going back to 1992. E-commerce sales in the fourth quarter soared 12.1% from a year ago to a new record of $132.8 billion (seasonally adjusted), the Commerce Department reported on Wednesday morning. For the whole year 2018, e-commerc… read more...

E-Commerce Is Wiping Out Mall Retailers One By One. Here's The Data

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-14 00:20:55:000

Department store sales hit a new record low in the data going back to 1992. E-commerce sales in the fourth quarter soared 12.1% from a year ago to a new record of $132.8 billion (seasonally adjusted), the Commerce Department reported on Wednesday morning. For the whole year 2018, e-commerc… read more...

E-Commerce Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-13 06:09:55:000

Q4 E-Commerce Retail Sales : +2.0% Q/Q vs. +2.6% (revised) in Q3. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, News on the U.S. economy, Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs Read more … read more...

Clothes And Gas Boost Everyday Prices In February

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-13 01:05:00:000

By Robert Hughes AIER's Everyday Price Index rose 0.4 percent in February after posting four consecutive declines between October 2018 and January 2019. The Everyday Price Index measures price changes people see in everyday purchases, such as groceries, restaurant meals, gasoline, and util… read more...

Retail Sales Growth Picked Up In January After A Sharp Fall In December

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-12 22:18:39:000

By Robert Hughes Retail sales and food services rose 0.2 percent in January following a sharp 1.6 percent decline in December. Over the past year, they are up 2.3 percent, ahead of the 1.6 percent 12-month change through December (see chart). Retail sales and food services have been broadl… read more...

At The U.S. Retail Sales Register

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-12 10:40:43:000

The U.S. Week Ahead (Mar 11-15) U.S. economic releases are set to surge in the week ahead, while investors grapple with a long list of uncertainties, including slowing Chinese growth, monetary policy shifts in Europe, as well as trade negotiations and Brexit developments. Among the host… read more...

Downturn Rising, No 'Glitch' In Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-12 01:41:04:000

You just don't see $4 billion monthly retail sales revisions, in either direction. Advance estimates are changed all the time, each monthly figure will be recalculated twice after its initial release. Typically, though, the subsequent revisions are minor rarely amounting to a billion. Four tim… read more...

Already 5,000 store closings in 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-12 01:02:16:000

It's only March, but retailers - including Dollar Tree, Abercrombie & Fitch, Kohl's, Gap, J.C. Penney, Victoria's Secret and Tesla - have already announced 4,810 store closures in 2019. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Con… read more...

NRF sees retail sales rising around 4% this year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-11 07:41:32:000

The National Retail Federations continues to forecast that 2019 retail sales will increase 3.8% and 4.4% to more than $3.8T. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs … read more...

The Middle-Class And Retail Squeeze Is On! (Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-10 07:48:41:000

On this episode of the Cocktail Investing Podcast, we focus on the growing headwind for the economy and retail that is associated with our Middle-Class Squeeze investing theme. Consumers, especially those associated with our Aging of the Population investing theme, have racked up record… read more...

The Biggest Retailers Are Too Scared To Disclose This Data. But Nordstrom Just Did

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-03 05:08:24:000

How its own online sales, now one-third of its total sales, eat its brick & mortar. But it's a matter of survival. The largest brick-and-mortar retailers in the US don't disclose what portion of their revenues derive from e-commerce and from their brick-and-mortar stores. They don't be… read more...

The Biggest Retailers Are Too Scared To Disclose This Data. But Nordstrom Just Did

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-03 05:08:24:000

How its own online sales, now one-third of its total sales, eat its brick & mortar. But it's a matter of survival. The largest brick-and-mortar retailers in the US don't disclose what portion of their revenues derive from e-commerce and from their brick-and-mortar stores. They don't be… read more...

The Biggest Retailers Are Too Scared To Disclose This Data. But Nordstrom Just Did

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-03 05:08:24:000

How its own online sales, now one-third of its total sales, eat its brick & mortar. But it's a matter of survival. The largest brick-and-mortar retailers in the US don't disclose what portion of their revenues derive from e-commerce and from their brick-and-mortar stores. They don't be… read more...

The Biggest Retailers Are Too Scared To Disclose This Data. But Nordstrom Just Did

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-03 05:08:24:000

How its own online sales, now one-third of its total sales, eat its brick & mortar. But it's a matter of survival. The largest brick-and-mortar retailers in the US don't disclose what portion of their revenues derive from e-commerce and from their brick-and-mortar stores. They don't be… read more...

The Biggest Retailers Are Too Scared To Disclose This Data. But Nordstrom Just Did

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-03 05:08:24:000

How its own online sales, now one-third of its total sales, eat its brick & mortar. But it's a matter of survival. The largest brick-and-mortar retailers in the US don't disclose what portion of their revenues derive from e-commerce and from their brick-and-mortar stores. They don't be… read more...

The Biggest Retailers Are Too Scared To Disclose This Data. But Nordstrom Just Did

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-03 05:08:24:000

How its own online sales, now one-third of its total sales, eat its brick & mortar. But it's a matter of survival. The largest brick-and-mortar retailers in the US don't disclose what portion of their revenues derive from e-commerce and from their brick-and-mortar stores. They don't be… read more...

The Biggest Retailers Are Too Scared To Disclose This Data. But Nordstrom Just Did

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-03 05:08:24:000

How its own online sales, now one-third of its total sales, eat its brick & mortar. But it's a matter of survival. The largest brick-and-mortar retailers in the US don't disclose what portion of their revenues derive from e-commerce and from their brick-and-mortar stores. They don't be… read more...

U.S. Retail Sales Still Better Than Most

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-21 01:58:59:000

Last week, Retail Sales raised eyebrows as the December release came in with a horrendous print. Taking a step back and looking at sales from a global scale, though, US retail sales are still fairly strong compared to the other 23 major economies that we track through our Global Macro Dashbo… read more...

U.S. Retail Sales Still Better Than Most

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-21 01:58:59:000

Last week, Retail Sales raised eyebrows as the December release came in with a horrendous print. Taking a step back and looking at sales from a global scale, though, US retail sales are still fairly strong compared to the other 23 major economies that we track through our Global Macro Dashbo… read more...

U.S. Retail Sales Still Better Than Most

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-21 01:58:59:000

Last week, Retail Sales raised eyebrows as the December release came in with a horrendous print. Taking a step back and looking at sales from a global scale, though, US retail sales are still fairly strong compared to the other 23 major economies that we track through our Global Macro Dashbo… read more...

U.S. Retail Sales Still Better Than Most

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-21 01:58:59:000

Last week, Retail Sales raised eyebrows as the December release came in with a horrendous print. Taking a step back and looking at sales from a global scale, though, US retail sales are still fairly strong compared to the other 23 major economies that we track through our Global Macro Dashbo… read more...

U.S. Retail Sales Still Better Than Most

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-21 01:58:59:000

Last week, Retail Sales raised eyebrows as the December release came in with a horrendous print. Taking a step back and looking at sales from a global scale, though, US retail sales are still fairly strong compared to the other 23 major economies that we track through our Global Macro Dashbo… read more...

U.S. Retail Sales Still Better Than Most

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-21 01:58:59:000

Last week, Retail Sales raised eyebrows as the December release came in with a horrendous print. Taking a step back and looking at sales from a global scale, though, US retail sales are still fairly strong compared to the other 23 major economies that we track through our Global Macro Dashbo… read more...

U.S. Retail Sales Still Better Than Most

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-21 01:58:59:000

Last week, Retail Sales raised eyebrows as the December release came in with a horrendous print. Taking a step back and looking at sales from a global scale, though, US retail sales are still fairly strong compared to the other 23 major economies that we track through our Global Macro Dashbo… read more...

U.S. Retail Sales Still Better Than Most

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-21 01:58:59:000

Last week, Retail Sales raised eyebrows as the December release came in with a horrendous print. Taking a step back and looking at sales from a global scale, though, US retail sales are still fairly strong compared to the other 23 major economies that we track through our Global Macro Dashbo… read more...

U.S. Retail Sales Still Better Than Most

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-20 20:58:59:000

Last week, Retail Sales raised eyebrows as the December release came in with a horrendous print. Taking a step back and looking at sales from a global scale, though, US retail sales are still fairly strong compared to the other 23 major economies that we track through our Global Macro Dashbo… read more...

U.S. Retail Sales Still Better Than Most

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-20 20:58:59:000

Last week, Retail Sales raised eyebrows as the December release came in with a horrendous print. Taking a step back and looking at sales from a global scale, though, US retail sales are still fairly strong compared to the other 23 major economies that we track through our Global Macro Dashbo… read more...

E-Commerce Retail Sales holds steady in Q3

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-20 10:01:14:000

Q3 E-Commerce Retail Sales : +3.1% Q/Q vs. +3.1% (unrevised) in Q2. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, News on the U.S. economy, Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs Read more … read more...

U.S. Restaurant And Retail Q4 Earnings Dashboard

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-20 04:47:34:000

By Jharonne Martis Earnings The 4Q 2018 blended earnings growth estimate is 14.7%. Forty-five percent of companies in our Retail/Restaurant Index have reported Q4 2018 EPS. Of the 94 companies in the index that have reported earnings to date for Q4 2018, 65% have reported earnings abov… read more...

December Retail Sales: Down 1.2% MoM

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-16 02:05:40:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for December was released on Friday. Headline sales came in at -1.2% month-over-month to one decimal and were worse than Investing.com's forecast of 0.1%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at -1.81% MoM (to two decimals). "Dat… read more...

December Retail Sales: Down 1.2% MoM

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-16 02:05:40:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for December was released on Friday. Headline sales came in at -1.2% month-over-month to one decimal and were worse than Investing.com's forecast of 0.1%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at -1.81% MoM (to two decimals). "Dat… read more...

December Retail Sales: Down 1.2% MoM

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-16 02:05:40:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for December was released on Friday. Headline sales came in at -1.2% month-over-month to one decimal and were worse than Investing.com's forecast of 0.1%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at -1.81% MoM (to two decimals). "Dat… read more...

December Retail Sales: Down 1.2% MoM

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-16 02:05:40:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for December was released on Friday. Headline sales came in at -1.2% month-over-month to one decimal and were worse than Investing.com's forecast of 0.1%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at -1.81% MoM (to two decimals). "Dat… read more...

A December To Not Remember: What Drove The Recent Plunge In U.S. Retail Sales?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-16 01:57:58:000

On the latest edition of Market Week in Review, Chief Investment Strategist Erik Ristuben, and Rob Cittadini, director, Americas institutional, discussed slumping U.S. retail sales, stalled economic growth in Germany, and the latest numbers from fourth-quarter earnings season. Disappoi… read more...

A December To Not Remember: What Drove The Recent Plunge In U.S. Retail Sales?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-16 01:57:58:000

On the latest edition of Market Week in Review, Chief Investment Strategist Erik Ristuben, and Rob Cittadini, director, Americas institutional, discussed slumping U.S. retail sales, stalled economic growth in Germany, and the latest numbers from fourth-quarter earnings season. Disappoi… read more...

A December To Not Remember: What Drove The Recent Plunge In U.S. Retail Sales?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-16 01:57:58:000

On the latest edition of Market Week in Review, Chief Investment Strategist Erik Ristuben, and Rob Cittadini, director, Americas institutional, discussed slumping U.S. retail sales, stalled economic growth in Germany, and the latest numbers from fourth-quarter earnings season. Disappoi… read more...

A December To Not Remember: What Drove The Recent Plunge In U.S. Retail Sales?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-16 01:57:58:000

On the latest edition of Market Week in Review, Chief Investment Strategist Erik Ristuben, and Rob Cittadini, director, Americas institutional, discussed slumping U.S. retail sales, stalled economic growth in Germany, and the latest numbers from fourth-quarter earnings season. Disappoi… read more...

Weak Retail Spending In December Weighs On U.S. Q4 GDP Outlook

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-15 08:53:35:000

The unexpected drop in retail sales in December has raised uncertainty about the upcoming report on fourth-quarter gross domestic product ((GDP)). Prior to yesterday's update on consumer spending for the final month of 2018, most estimates of the Q4 economic activity reflected moderate growt… read more...

Retail Sales Landmine

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-15 04:28:17:000

Ignore Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Those are merely an appetizer, an intentional preamble to whet the appetite of hungry consumers looking to splurge. The real action comes in December. People look, some buy, after Thanksgiving, but as anyone counts down the actual twelve days of Christmas … read more...

Broad Weakness In Retail Sales In December

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-15 04:10:43:000

By Robert Hughes Retail sales and food services spending fell 1.2 percent in December following a 0.1 percent gain in November. Excluding the volatile auto and energy categories, core retail sales and food services were down 1.4 percent in December after a gain of 0.5 percent in November. … read more...

Retail sales sputter in December

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-14 08:43:33:000

Retail sales appear to have been pulled forward into November from December by a higher mix of early holiday shopping. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs… read more...

Spending statistics for Valentine's Day

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-14 03:49:11:000

Fewer consumers are celebrating Valentine's Day this year, but those who do are spending more, according to an annual survey by the National Retail Federation. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard Consumer Staples … read more...

Core CPI May Tick Up Before Moderating In The Second Half

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-14 01:26:57:000

The decline in oil prices continues to weigh on headline Consumer Price Index ((CPI)) inflation, which fell 0.3 percentage point to 1.6% year-over-year in January. However, core CPI (which excludes energy and food prices) held steady at 2.2% year over year, with support from normalization in r… read more...

Moderate Growth Trend Expected For U.S. Retail Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-12 09:40:13:000

The National Retail Federation (NRF) remains upbeat on the outlook for US consumer spending in 2019. The trade group forecasts that retail sales will rise between 3.8% and 4.4% this year, roughly in line with the annual pace of growth in recent history. "We believe the underlying state of th… read more...

Moderate Growth Trend Expected For U.S. Retail Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-12 09:40:13:000

The National Retail Federation (NRF) remains upbeat on the outlook for US consumer spending in 2019. The trade group forecasts that retail sales will rise between 3.8% and 4.4% this year, roughly in line with the annual pace of growth in recent history. "We believe the underlying state of th… read more...

Chain store sales rise 4.6%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-12 09:02:07:000

Chain store sales increased 4.6% for the week ending on February 9, according to Johnson Redbook. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs Read more … read more...

Chain store sales rise 4.6%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-12 09:02:07:000

Chain store sales increased 4.6% for the week ending on February 9, according to Johnson Redbook. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs Read more … read more...

The Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF Does Well Without Inflation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-08 15:13:00:000

Our Investment Thesis on the Consumer Over the past decade, the Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF ( VCR ) has returned just under 300% due to the post-recession recovery of consumers and the environment of low global inflation which drove profit growth for consumer brands. VCR will signifi… read more...

The Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF Does Well Without Inflation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-08 15:13:00:000

Our Investment Thesis on the Consumer Over the past decade, the Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF ( VCR ) has returned just under 300% due to the post-recession recovery of consumers and the environment of low global inflation which drove profit growth for consumer brands. VCR will signifi… read more...

The Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF Does Well Without Inflation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-08 15:13:00:000

Our Investment Thesis on the Consumer Over the past decade, the Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF ( VCR ) has returned just under 300% due to the post-recession recovery of consumers and the environment of low global inflation which drove profit growth for consumer brands. VCR will signifi… read more...

The Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF Does Well Without Inflation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-08 15:13:00:000

Our Investment Thesis on the Consumer Over the past decade, the Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF ( VCR ) has returned just under 300% due to the post-recession recovery of consumers and the environment of low global inflation which drove profit growth for consumer brands. VCR will signifi… read more...

Robust U.S. Holiday Sales Point To Strong Q4 Earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-06 05:12:17:000

By Jharonne Martis In the U.S. retail landscape, ongoing strength in consumer spending continued through the holiday season. In fact, analysts polled by Refinitiv are becoming more bullish on consumer spending as retailers get ready to report their earnings for Q4 2018, which ended January… read more...

Robust U.S. Holiday Sales Point To Strong Q4 Earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-06 05:12:17:000

By Jharonne Martis In the U.S. retail landscape, ongoing strength in consumer spending continued through the holiday season. In fact, analysts polled by Refinitiv are becoming more bullish on consumer spending as retailers get ready to report their earnings for Q4 2018, which ended January… read more...

NRF sees retail sales growing as much 4.4% this year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-05 11:36:16:000

The National Retail Federation forecasts retail sales will increase between 3.8% and 4.4% in 2019 to above $3.8T. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs Read … read more...

Chain store sales up 5.7%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-05 10:27:21:000

Chain store sales rose +5.7% for the week ending on February 2, according to Johnson Redbook. The weekly gain is just 10 bps short of the 5.8% pace from the prior week. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF… read more...

Chain store sales up 6% in latest weekly read

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-29 08:59:43:000

Chain store sales rose +5.8% for the week ending on January 26, according to Johnson Redbook More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, Consumer stocks news, , News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales up 6% in latest weekly read

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-29 08:59:43:000

Chain store sales rose +5.8% for the week ending on January 26, according to Johnson Redbook More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, Consumer stocks news, , News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales up 6% in latest weekly read

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-29 08:59:43:000

Chain store sales rose +5.8% for the week ending on January 26, according to Johnson Redbook More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, Consumer stocks news, , News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales up 6% in latest weekly read

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-29 08:59:43:000

Chain store sales rose +5.8% for the week ending on January 26, according to Johnson Redbook More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, Consumer stocks news, , News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales up 6% in latest weekly read

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-29 08:59:43:000

Chain store sales rose +5.8% for the week ending on January 26, according to Johnson Redbook More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, Consumer stocks news, , News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales up 6% in latest weekly read

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-29 08:59:43:000

Chain store sales rose +5.8% for the week ending on January 26, according to Johnson Redbook More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, Consumer stocks news, , News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales up 6% in latest weekly read

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-29 08:59:43:000

Chain store sales rose +5.8% for the week ending on January 26, according to Johnson Redbook More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, Consumer stocks news, , News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

How The American Consumer Is Worse Off Today Than In Previous Decades

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-23 15:01:28:000

You may not realize it, but you are the engine of global economic growth. You have been for quite some time. Every time you, along with hundreds of millions of other Americans, shop at grocery stores or Walmart or Amazon, you are increasing the prosperity of countless others. Think of the Ar… read more...

How The American Consumer Is Worse Off Today Than In Previous Decades

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-23 15:01:28:000

You may not realize it, but you are the engine of global economic growth. You have been for quite some time. Every time you, along with hundreds of millions of other Americans, shop at grocery stores or Walmart or Amazon, you are increasing the prosperity of countless others. Think of the Ar… read more...

How The American Consumer Is Worse Off Today Than In Previous Decades

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-23 15:01:28:000

You may not realize it, but you are the engine of global economic growth. You have been for quite some time. Every time you, along with hundreds of millions of other Americans, shop at grocery stores or Walmart or Amazon, you are increasing the prosperity of countless others. Think of the Ar… read more...

How The American Consumer Is Worse Off Today Than In Previous Decades

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-23 15:01:28:000

You may not realize it, but you are the engine of global economic growth. You have been for quite some time. Every time you, along with hundreds of millions of other Americans, shop at grocery stores or Walmart or Amazon, you are increasing the prosperity of countless others. Think of the Ar… read more...

How The American Consumer Is Worse Off Today Than In Previous Decades

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-23 15:01:28:000

You may not realize it, but you are the engine of global economic growth. You have been for quite some time. Every time you, along with hundreds of millions of other Americans, shop at grocery stores or Walmart or Amazon, you are increasing the prosperity of countless others. Think of the Ar… read more...

How The American Consumer Is Worse Off Today Than In Previous Decades

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-23 15:01:28:000

You may not realize it, but you are the engine of global economic growth. You have been for quite some time. Every time you, along with hundreds of millions of other Americans, shop at grocery stores or Walmart or Amazon, you are increasing the prosperity of countless others. Think of the Ar… read more...

Chain store sales up 7%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-23 09:15:52:000

Chain store sales rose +7.0% for the week ending on January 19, according to Johnson Redbook More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, Consumer stocks news, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read mor… read more...

Chain store sales up 7%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-23 09:15:52:000

Chain store sales rose +7.0% for the week ending on January 19, according to Johnson Redbook More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, Consumer stocks news, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read mor… read more...

Chain store sales up 7%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-23 09:15:52:000

Chain store sales rose +7.0% for the week ending on January 19, according to Johnson Redbook More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, Consumer stocks news, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read mor… read more...

Chain store sales up 7%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-23 09:15:52:000

Chain store sales rose +7.0% for the week ending on January 19, according to Johnson Redbook More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, Consumer stocks news, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read mor… read more...

Chain store sales up 7%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-23 09:15:52:000

Chain store sales rose +7.0% for the week ending on January 19, according to Johnson Redbook More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, Consumer stocks news, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read mor… read more...

Chain store sales up 7%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-23 09:15:52:000

Chain store sales rose +7.0% for the week ending on January 19, according to Johnson Redbook More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, Consumer stocks news, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read mor… read more...

A Bearish Paradigm Shift For Retail Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-17 03:01:45:000

This past June, Hedgeye Retail analyst Brian McGough warned that the acceleration for retail driven by brick and mortar sales would be ending soon. As of a couple weeks ago, we officially crossed the Rubicon where McGough predicted that brick and mortar will get outpaced by e… read more...

A Bearish Paradigm Shift For Retail Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-17 03:01:45:000

This past June, Hedgeye Retail analyst Brian McGough warned that the acceleration for retail driven by brick and mortar sales would be ending soon. As of a couple weeks ago, we officially crossed the Rubicon where McGough predicted that brick and mortar will get outpaced by e… read more...

A Bearish Paradigm Shift For Retail Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-17 03:01:45:000

This past June, Hedgeye Retail analyst Brian McGough warned that the acceleration for retail driven by brick and mortar sales would be ending soon. As of a couple weeks ago, we officially crossed the Rubicon where McGough predicted that brick and mortar will get outpaced by e… read more...

A Bearish Paradigm Shift For Retail Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-17 03:01:45:000

This past June, Hedgeye Retail analyst Brian McGough warned that the acceleration for retail driven by brick and mortar sales would be ending soon. As of a couple weeks ago, we officially crossed the Rubicon where McGough predicted that brick and mortar will get outpaced by e… read more...

A Bearish Paradigm Shift For Retail Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-17 03:01:45:000

This past June, Hedgeye Retail analyst Brian McGough warned that the acceleration for retail driven by brick and mortar sales would be ending soon. As of a couple weeks ago, we officially crossed the Rubicon where McGough predicted that brick and mortar will get outpaced by e… read more...

A Bearish Paradigm Shift For Retail Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-17 03:01:45:000

This past June, Hedgeye Retail analyst Brian McGough warned that the acceleration for retail driven by brick and mortar sales would be ending soon. As of a couple weeks ago, we officially crossed the Rubicon where McGough predicted that brick and mortar will get outpaced by e… read more...

The Consumer Discretionary Sector Will Outperform In 2019, Where Should You Put Your Money?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-16 10:54:33:000

The Consumer Discretionary Sector will be a market leader in 2019. The sector will be driven by sustained improvement in consumer spending that is in turn supported by labor-market health, wage increases, and the outlook for earnings growth. If you don't believe me, believe Jamie Dimon. In h… read more...

Retailers have a China plan

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-16 10:13:19:000

Retailers have a plan of action to address a potential escalation or continuation of the trade battle between the U.S. and China, according to Oppenheimer analyst Brian Nagel. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretion… read more...

Online holiday sales up 17% in 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-15 10:05:09:000

Online holiday sales increased 16.5% to over $126B this year, according to data from Adobe Analytics. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Walmart Inc., Target Corporation, Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales up 6.7%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-15 09:19:04:000

Chain store sales rose +6.7% for the week ending on January 12, according to Johnson Redbook More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Retail gets a lift from ICR

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-14 10:18:23:000

Positive updates from ICR have sent Destination XL Group ( DXLG +12.9% ), Boot Barn ( BOOT +12% ), Lululemon ( LULU +7.1% ), American Eagle Outfitters ( AEO +3.8% ), Tilly's ( TLYS +2.9% ) and Denny's ( DENN +1.7% ) all higher in morning trading. More news on: Destination XL Gr… read more...

The Wolf Street Report: January 13, 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-14 06:39:12:000

What's the deal with retailers - and retail sales? This is on purpose. Macy's (M) is not alone. Other department stores and brick-and-mortar retailers are into this too, at least the ones that haven't filed for bankruptcy yet. So we'll take a look (11 minutes): Movie tickets are expen… read more...

Retail sector bruising after disappointing guidance updates

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-10 09:01:31:000

Walmart (NYSE: WMT ) is down 1.8% and Costco (NASDAQ: COST ) is off 1.2% after a string of disappointing guidance updates fly in from the retail sector. More news on: Walmart Inc., Costco Wholesale Corporation, Target Corporation, Top stock market news, Stocks on the move, Consumer sto… read more...

Retail sector bruising after disappointing guidance updates

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-10 09:01:31:000

Walmart (NYSE: WMT ) is down 1.8% and Costco (NASDAQ: COST ) is off 1.2% after a string of disappointing guidance updates fly in from the retail sector. More news on: Walmart Inc., Costco Wholesale Corporation, Target Corporation, Top stock market news, Stocks on the move, Consumer sto… read more...

Retail sector bruising after disappointing guidance updates

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-10 09:01:31:000

Walmart (NYSE: WMT ) is down 1.8% and Costco (NASDAQ: COST ) is off 1.2% after a string of disappointing guidance updates fly in from the retail sector. More news on: Walmart Inc., Costco Wholesale Corporation, Target Corporation, Top stock market news, Stocks on the move, Consumer sto… read more...

Retail sector bruising after disappointing guidance updates

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-10 09:01:31:000

Walmart (NYSE: WMT ) is down 1.8% and Costco (NASDAQ: COST ) is off 1.2% after a string of disappointing guidance updates fly in from the retail sector. More news on: Walmart Inc., Costco Wholesale Corporation, Target Corporation, Top stock market news, Stocks on the move, Consumer sto… read more...

Chain store sales sizzle again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-08 09:00:38:000

The weekly reading by Johnson Redbook on chain store sales came in red-hot again at +8.9% to follow up on last week's mark of +9.3%. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on … read more...

Chain store sales sizzle again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-08 09:00:38:000

The weekly reading by Johnson Redbook on chain store sales came in red-hot again at +8.9% to follow up on last week's mark of +9.3%. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on … read more...

Chain store sales sizzle around Christmas

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-02 09:17:46:000

Chain store sales increased 9.3% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales sizzle around Christmas

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-02 09:17:46:000

Chain store sales increased 9.3% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales sizzle around Christmas

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-02 09:17:46:000

Chain store sales increased 9.3% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales sizzle around Christmas

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-02 09:17:46:000

Chain store sales increased 9.3% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales sizzle around Christmas

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-02 09:17:46:000

Chain store sales increased 9.3% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales sizzle around Christmas

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-02 09:17:46:000

Chain store sales increased 9.3% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Digging through the retail stocks bin

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 11:43:49:000

Analysts continue to find some value picks after the sell-off across the retail sector. The latest is Piper Jaffray retail analyst Erinn Murphy, who singles out lifestyle brand companies as her top retail sector picks for 2019. More news on: Nike Inc., Under Armour, Inc. Class C, Under A… read more...

Digging through the retail stocks bin

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 11:43:49:000

Analysts continue to find some value picks after the sell-off across the retail sector. The latest is Piper Jaffray retail analyst Erinn Murphy, who singles out lifestyle brand companies as her top retail sector picks for 2019. More news on: Nike Inc., Under Armour, Inc. Class C, Under A… read more...

Chain store sales tops 7.8%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-26 09:20:06:000

Chain store sales increased 7.8% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +7.1% for the week prior. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales tops 7.8%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-26 09:20:06:000

Chain store sales increased 7.8% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +7.1% for the week prior. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales tops 7.8%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-26 09:20:06:000

Chain store sales increased 7.8% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +7.1% for the week prior. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales tops 7.8%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-26 09:20:06:000

Chain store sales increased 7.8% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +7.1% for the week prior. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales tops 7.8%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-26 09:20:06:000

Chain store sales increased 7.8% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +7.1% for the week prior. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

U.S. holiday retail sales rose 5.1%, best since 2012, MasterCard survey says

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-26 07:42:06:000

Mastercard SpendingPulse (NYSE: MA ) reports holiday sales rose 5.1% Y/Y to more than $850B, the largest annual increase in six years , and online shopping climbed 19.1%. More news on: Mastercard, Inc., Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF… read more...

U.S. holiday retail sales rose 5.1%, best since 2012, MasterCard survey says

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-26 07:42:06:000

Mastercard SpendingPulse (NYSE: MA ) reports holiday sales rose 5.1% Y/Y to more than $850B, the largest annual increase in six years , and online shopping climbed 19.1%. More news on: Mastercard, Inc., Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF… read more...

U.S. holiday retail sales rose 5.1%, best since 2012, MasterCard survey says

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-26 07:42:06:000

Mastercard SpendingPulse (NYSE: MA ) reports holiday sales rose 5.1% Y/Y to more than $850B, the largest annual increase in six years , and online shopping climbed 19.1%. More news on: Mastercard, Inc., Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF… read more...

U.S. holiday retail sales rose 5.1%, best since 2012, MasterCard survey says

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-26 07:42:06:000

Mastercard SpendingPulse (NYSE: MA ) reports holiday sales rose 5.1% Y/Y to more than $850B, the largest annual increase in six years , and online shopping climbed 19.1%. More news on: Mastercard, Inc., Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF… read more...

U.S. holiday retail sales rose 5.1%, best since 2012, MasterCard survey says

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-26 07:42:06:000

Mastercard SpendingPulse (NYSE: MA ) reports holiday sales rose 5.1% Y/Y to more than $850B, the largest annual increase in six years , and online shopping climbed 19.1%. More news on: Mastercard, Inc., Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF… read more...

Chain store sales top 7% pace again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-18 09:01:03:000

Chain store sales increased 7.1% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +6.6% for the week prior. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales top 7% pace again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-18 09:01:03:000

Chain store sales increased 7.1% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +6.6% for the week prior. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales top 7% pace again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-18 09:01:03:000

Chain store sales increased 7.1% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +6.6% for the week prior. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales top 7% pace again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-18 09:01:03:000

Chain store sales increased 7.1% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +6.6% for the week prior. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales top 7% pace again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-18 09:01:03:000

Chain store sales increased 7.1% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +6.6% for the week prior. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales top 7% pace again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-18 09:01:03:000

Chain store sales increased 7.1% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +6.6% for the week prior. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales top 7% pace again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-18 09:01:03:000

Chain store sales increased 7.1% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +6.6% for the week prior. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales top 7% pace again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-18 09:01:03:000

Chain store sales increased 7.1% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +6.6% for the week prior. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Wells Fargo defends retail

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-17 12:48:39:000

Wells Fargo checks in on the retail sector amid the "wall of worry" that seems to be piling up. More news on: Tapestry, Inc., Lululemon Athletica Inc., Carter's, Inc., Consumer stocks news, , Stocks on the move, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Retail Sales, The More Immediate Problem

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-14 14:50:22:000

How quickly hope can sour. That is, if it is based on suspect assumptions and a misreading of the general situation. It would then be more like irrational pleading than derived from solid analysis. One year ago, thereabouts, President Trump delivered upon one campaign pledge. He pushed a tax… read more...

Retail Sales, The More Immediate Problem

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-14 14:50:22:000

How quickly hope can sour. That is, if it is based on suspect assumptions and a misreading of the general situation. It would then be more like irrational pleading than derived from solid analysis. One year ago, thereabouts, President Trump delivered upon one campaign pledge. He pushed a tax… read more...

Retail Sales, The More Immediate Problem

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-14 14:50:22:000

How quickly hope can sour. That is, if it is based on suspect assumptions and a misreading of the general situation. It would then be more like irrational pleading than derived from solid analysis. One year ago, thereabouts, President Trump delivered upon one campaign pledge. He pushed a tax… read more...

Retail sales buzz along

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-14 10:35:20:000

The National Retail Federation forecast holiday retail sales will increase between 4.3% and 4.8% to between $717.45B and $720.89B. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs… read more...

Retail sales buzz along

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-14 10:35:20:000

The National Retail Federation forecast holiday retail sales will increase between 4.3% and 4.8% to between $717.45B and $720.89B. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs… read more...

Retail sales buzz along

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-14 10:35:20:000

The National Retail Federation forecast holiday retail sales will increase between 4.3% and 4.8% to between $717.45B and $720.89B. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs… read more...

Vanguard declares quarterly distribution on ETF funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-12 11:57:46:000

Vanguard Materials ETF (NYSEARCA: VAW ) - $0.6307 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 1.96%. Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF (NYSEARCA: VCR ) - $0.5599 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 1.27%. Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (NYSEARCA: VDC ) - $1.0436 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 2.69%. Vanguard Health Care ETF (… read more...

Vanguard declares quarterly distribution on ETF funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-12 11:57:46:000

Vanguard Materials ETF (NYSEARCA: VAW ) - $0.6307 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 1.96%. Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF (NYSEARCA: VCR ) - $0.5599 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 1.27%. Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (NYSEARCA: VDC ) - $1.0436 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 2.69%. Vanguard Health Care ETF (… read more...

Chain store sales sizzle at 7% pace

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-04 09:01:14:000

Chain store sales increased 7.0% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +6.2% for the week prior. An earlier Hanukkah holiday period this year is believed to have contributed to the strong sales tally. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Reta… read more...

Chain store sales sizzle at 7% pace

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-04 09:01:14:000

Chain store sales increased 7.0% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +6.2% for the week prior. An earlier Hanukkah holiday period this year is believed to have contributed to the strong sales tally. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Reta… read more...

Chain store sales sizzle at 7% pace

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-04 09:01:14:000

Chain store sales increased 7.0% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +6.2% for the week prior. An earlier Hanukkah holiday period this year is believed to have contributed to the strong sales tally. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Reta… read more...

Chain store sales sizzle at 7% pace

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-04 09:01:14:000

Chain store sales increased 7.0% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +6.2% for the week prior. An earlier Hanukkah holiday period this year is believed to have contributed to the strong sales tally. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Reta… read more...

Chain store sales sizzle at 7% pace

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-04 09:01:14:000

Chain store sales increased 7.0% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +6.2% for the week prior. An earlier Hanukkah holiday period this year is believed to have contributed to the strong sales tally. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Reta… read more...

Chain store sales sizzle at 7% pace

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-04 09:01:14:000

Chain store sales increased 7.0% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +6.2% for the week prior. An earlier Hanukkah holiday period this year is believed to have contributed to the strong sales tally. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Reta… read more...

Chain store sales sizzle at 7% pace

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-04 09:01:14:000

Chain store sales increased 7.0% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +6.2% for the week prior. An earlier Hanukkah holiday period this year is believed to have contributed to the strong sales tally. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Reta… read more...

'Black Friday' Turns A 'Red' Week Green

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-27 08:44:58:000

By Gary Alexander It was another week to forget, but "Black Friday' offered some hope. Even though the S&P was down 0.7% on Friday, reaching a new 7-month low, the SPDR S&P Retail ETF closed up 0.3%. Let's thank the all-powerful U.S. shopper for these small favors, but that low-v… read more...

'Black Friday' Turns A 'Red' Week Green

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-27 08:44:58:000

By Gary Alexander It was another week to forget, but "Black Friday' offered some hope. Even though the S&P was down 0.7% on Friday, reaching a new 7-month low, the SPDR S&P Retail ETF closed up 0.3%. Let's thank the all-powerful U.S. shopper for these small favors, but that low-v… read more...

'Black Friday' Turns A 'Red' Week Green

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-27 08:44:58:000

By Gary Alexander It was another week to forget, but "Black Friday' offered some hope. Even though the S&P was down 0.7% on Friday, reaching a new 7-month low, the SPDR S&P Retail ETF closed up 0.3%. Let's thank the all-powerful U.S. shopper for these small favors, but that low-v… read more...

'Black Friday' Turns A 'Red' Week Green

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-27 08:44:58:000

By Gary Alexander It was another week to forget, but "Black Friday' offered some hope. Even though the S&P was down 0.7% on Friday, reaching a new 7-month low, the SPDR S&P Retail ETF closed up 0.3%. Let's thank the all-powerful U.S. shopper for these small favors, but that low-v… read more...

'Black Friday' Turns A 'Red' Week Green

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-27 08:44:58:000

By Gary Alexander It was another week to forget, but "Black Friday' offered some hope. Even though the S&P was down 0.7% on Friday, reaching a new 7-month low, the SPDR S&P Retail ETF closed up 0.3%. Let's thank the all-powerful U.S. shopper for these small favors, but that low-v… read more...

'Black Friday' Turns A 'Red' Week Green

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-27 08:44:58:000

By Gary Alexander It was another week to forget, but "Black Friday' offered some hope. Even though the S&P was down 0.7% on Friday, reaching a new 7-month low, the SPDR S&P Retail ETF closed up 0.3%. Let's thank the all-powerful U.S. shopper for these small favors, but that low-v… read more...

'Black Friday' Turns A 'Red' Week Green

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-27 08:44:58:000

By Gary Alexander It was another week to forget, but "Black Friday' offered some hope. Even though the S&P was down 0.7% on Friday, reaching a new 7-month low, the SPDR S&P Retail ETF closed up 0.3%. Let's thank the all-powerful U.S. shopper for these small favors, but that low-v… read more...

Cyber Monday online sales top $7.9B

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-27 05:37:16:000

Cyber Monday sales topped $7.9B (19.7% growth Y/Y), according to Adobe Analytics, making it the single largest shopping day in U.S. history. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, News on ETFs, … read more...

Cyber Monday online sales top $7.9B

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-27 05:37:16:000

Cyber Monday sales topped $7.9B (19.7% growth Y/Y), according to Adobe Analytics, making it the single largest shopping day in U.S. history. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, News on ETFs, … read more...

Cyber Monday online sales top $7.9B

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-27 05:37:16:000

Cyber Monday sales topped $7.9B (19.7% growth Y/Y), according to Adobe Analytics, making it the single largest shopping day in U.S. history. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, News on ETFs, … read more...

Cyber Monday online sales top $7.9B

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-27 05:37:16:000

Cyber Monday sales topped $7.9B (19.7% growth Y/Y), according to Adobe Analytics, making it the single largest shopping day in U.S. history. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, News on ETFs, … read more...

Cyber Monday online sales top $7.9B

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-27 05:37:16:000

Cyber Monday sales topped $7.9B (19.7% growth Y/Y), according to Adobe Analytics, making it the single largest shopping day in U.S. history. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, News on ETFs, … read more...

Cyber Monday online sales top $7.9B

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-27 05:37:16:000

Cyber Monday sales topped $7.9B (19.7% growth Y/Y), according to Adobe Analytics, making it the single largest shopping day in U.S. history. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, News on ETFs, … read more...

Cyber Monday online sales top $7.9B

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-27 05:37:16:000

Cyber Monday sales topped $7.9B (19.7% growth Y/Y), according to Adobe Analytics, making it the single largest shopping day in U.S. history. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, News on ETFs, … read more...

Cyber Monday expected to set a record

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-26 14:49:32:000

Cyber Monday is expected to generate $7.8B in sales, according to the latest tabulation from Adobe Analytics. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., eBay Inc., Wayfair, Consumer stocks news, Top stock market news, Tech stocks news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Online sales soar on Thanksgiving, Black Friday

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-25 07:05:54:000

Continuing the trend of recent years, net sales at U.S. malls and brick-and-mortar stores fell 4%-7% Y/Y on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, while foot traffic fell 5%-9% over the two days. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR E… read more...

U.S. Black Friday Sales See More Tradition, Less Frenzy

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-25 05:02:59:000

By Jharonne Martis U.S. consumers went out on Thursday, Nov. 22 - Thanksgiving evening - to shop for Black Friday deals, but it was not the same as previous years. A decade ago, shoppers rushed to the malls for doorbuster deals, and felt a sense of urgency to take advantage of the timely p… read more...

Thanksgiving shopping puts retail on watch

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-22 05:59:51:000

Retailers are preparing for one of their biggest weekends of the year, with an estimated 164M Americans going shopping Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the National Retail Federation. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select … read more...

Thanksgiving shopping puts retail on watch

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-22 05:59:51:000

Retailers are preparing for one of their biggest weekends of the year, with an estimated 164M Americans going shopping Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the National Retail Federation. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select … read more...

Thanksgiving shopping puts retail on watch

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-22 05:59:51:000

Retailers are preparing for one of their biggest weekends of the year, with an estimated 164M Americans going shopping Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the National Retail Federation. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select … read more...

Q3 2018 Retail Scorecard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-22 04:51:31:000

By Jharonne Martis Eighty percent of companies in our Retail/Restaurant Index have reported Q3 2018 EPS. Of the 166 companies in the index that have reported earnings to date, 69% have reported earnings above analyst expectations, 8% reported earnings in line with analyst expectations and … read more...

Q3 2018 Retail Scorecard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-22 04:51:31:000

By Jharonne Martis Eighty percent of companies in our Retail/Restaurant Index have reported Q3 2018 EPS. Of the 166 companies in the index that have reported earnings to date, 69% have reported earnings above analyst expectations, 8% reported earnings in line with analyst expectations and … read more...

Q3 2018 Retail Scorecard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-22 04:51:31:000

By Jharonne Martis Eighty percent of companies in our Retail/Restaurant Index have reported Q3 2018 EPS. Of the 166 companies in the index that have reported earnings to date, 69% have reported earnings above analyst expectations, 8% reported earnings in line with analyst expectations and … read more...

Did Tuesday Tell A Retail Story?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 06:24:59:000

By Ryan Puplava Christmas didn't come early this year for retailers. On November 20, many retail firms announced their earnings ahead of the holiday season. Overall the results were good, though they did add to the already growing concerns over margin compression. Recall, from my market wr… read more...

U.S. Retailers Offering More Promotions This Black Friday

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 05:47:43:000

By Jharonne Martis Black Friday - the day after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday (which is Thursday, Nov. 22 this year) - is one of the most critical retail sales days during the holiday season. For some, such as J.C. Penney (JCP), it can make or break their fourth-quarter profits. Supposedly… read more...

Chain store sales up 6.2%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-20 08:58:17:000

Chain store sales increased 6.2% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +6.1% for the week prior. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Retail sector hammered after earnings dump

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-20 08:56:07:000

The retail sector is on watch this morning after a busy morning of earnings reports. Despite some strong comparable sales numbers (Kohl's +3%, TJX +7%, Best Buy +4.3% in U.S., Target +5.1%), investors are bidding the group down right in front of the holidays over broad margin concerns tied t… read more...

Mall Retailers Meltdown In 4 Charts

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-20 06:08:27:000

But e-commerce is piping hot Total retail sales growth - not adjusted for inflation - has been fairly strong, rising 4.6% in the third quarter compared to a year ago, powered by booming e-commerce sales, which the Commerce Department reported this morning, and by rising inflation. But "rea… read more...

Earnings And Holidays May Not Help Retail

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-20 03:34:54:000

In recent weeks, discount retail stores of the likes of TJX Companies (TJX), Burlington Stores (BURL), Kohl's Corp. (KSS), and Target (TGT) have gotten crushed. On Monday alone, Target fell 2.4%, BURL fell 3.2%, and TJX fell almost 5%. Earlier in the month, these retailers had reached or came … read more...

Turning Points For The Week Of November 12-16

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-19 05:46:38:000

The purpose of the Turning Points newsletter is to look at the long-leading, leading, and coincidental indicators to see if the economic trajectory has changed from expansion to contraction - to see if it's reached a turning point. There were two key pieces of coincidental data release… read more...

Retail Sales Marked By Revisions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 05:37:26:000

Retail sales rebounded 0.8% in October 2018 from September 2018, but it's the downward revisions to the prior months that are cause for attention. The estimates for September, in particular, were moved sharply lower. Total retail sales two months ago had been figured last month at $485.8 billi… read more...

Retail Sales Marked By Revisions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 05:37:26:000

Retail sales rebounded 0.8% in October 2018 from September 2018, but it's the downward revisions to the prior months that are cause for attention. The estimates for September, in particular, were moved sharply lower. Total retail sales two months ago had been figured last month at $485.8 billi… read more...

Retail Sales Marked By Revisions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 05:37:26:000

Retail sales rebounded 0.8% in October 2018 from September 2018, but it's the downward revisions to the prior months that are cause for attention. The estimates for September, in particular, were moved sharply lower. Total retail sales two months ago had been figured last month at $485.8 billi… read more...

Retail Sales Growth Rebounded In October While Initial Claims Ticked Up

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 05:11:09:000

By Robert Hughes Retail sales and food services jumped 0.8 percent in October following two small declines in August and September. Over the past year, they are up 4.6 percent, slightly ahead of the 4.2 percent 12-month change through September. Retail sales have been broadly trending high… read more...

Retail Sales Growth Rebounded In October While Initial Claims Ticked Up

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 05:11:09:000

By Robert Hughes Retail sales and food services jumped 0.8 percent in October following two small declines in August and September. Over the past year, they are up 4.6 percent, slightly ahead of the 4.2 percent 12-month change through September. Retail sales have been broadly trending high… read more...

Retail Sales Growth Rebounded In October While Initial Claims Ticked Up

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 05:11:09:000

By Robert Hughes Retail sales and food services jumped 0.8 percent in October following two small declines in August and September. Over the past year, they are up 4.6 percent, slightly ahead of the 4.2 percent 12-month change through September. Retail sales have been broadly trending high… read more...

October Retail Sales: Up 0.8% MoM, Beats Forecast

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 02:18:53:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for October was released on Thursday morning. Headline sales came in at 0.8% month over month to one decimal and was better than the Investing.com forecast of 0.6%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.67% MoM (to two decimals… read more...

October Retail Sales: Up 0.8% MoM, Beats Forecast

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 02:18:53:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for October was released on Thursday morning. Headline sales came in at 0.8% month over month to one decimal and was better than the Investing.com forecast of 0.6%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.67% MoM (to two decimals… read more...

October Retail Sales: Up 0.8% MoM, Beats Forecast

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 02:18:53:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for October was released on Thursday morning. Headline sales came in at 0.8% month over month to one decimal and was better than the Investing.com forecast of 0.6%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.67% MoM (to two decimals… read more...

Inside the retail sales report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-15 09:38:58:000

Retail sales rose 4.6% on a year-over-year basis in October. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales top 6% pace

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-13 09:00:28:000

Chain store sales increased 6.1% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +5.9% for the week prior. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, Consumer stocks news, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETF… read more...

Chain store sales top 6% pace

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-13 09:00:28:000

Chain store sales increased 6.1% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +5.9% for the week prior. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, Consumer stocks news, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETF… read more...

Forecast Sees Soft U.S. Holiday Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-13 03:55:01:000

By Jharonne Martis and Melissa Gonzalez from The Lionesque Group The U.S. Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 22 kicks off the retail Christmas holiday season. We look at some trends shaping up for the retail year's make-or-break fourth quarter. The Refinitiv Same Store Sales Index po… read more...

Forecast Sees Soft U.S. Holiday Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-13 03:55:01:000

By Jharonne Martis and Melissa Gonzalez from The Lionesque Group The U.S. Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 22 kicks off the retail Christmas holiday season. We look at some trends shaping up for the retail year's make-or-break fourth quarter. The Refinitiv Same Store Sales Index po… read more...

Chain store sales growth tops 6%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-06 09:04:14:000

Chain store sales increased 6.1% for the week ending on November 3. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales growth tops 6%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-06 09:04:14:000

Chain store sales increased 6.1% for the week ending on November 3. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales growth tops 6%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-06 09:04:14:000

Chain store sales increased 6.1% for the week ending on November 3. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales growth tops 6%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-06 09:04:14:000

Chain store sales increased 6.1% for the week ending on November 3. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales growth tops 6%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-06 09:04:14:000

Chain store sales increased 6.1% for the week ending on November 3. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales growth tops 6%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-06 09:04:14:000

Chain store sales increased 6.1% for the week ending on November 3. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales growth tops 6%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-06 09:04:14:000

Chain store sales increased 6.1% for the week ending on November 3. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

The Barclays Shiller CAPE ETN

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 15:33:09:000

The US market has above-average valuations on most indicators. While the valuations are not as high as it has been after the recent corrections and has been cooling off, the Cyclically Adjusted Price-to-Earnings is still at the same level as Black Tuesday. Stock valuations are based on future … read more...

The Barclays Shiller CAPE ETN

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 15:33:09:000

The US market has above-average valuations on most indicators. While the valuations are not as high as it has been after the recent corrections and has been cooling off, the Cyclically Adjusted Price-to-Earnings is still at the same level as Black Tuesday. Stock valuations are based on future … read more...

The Barclays Shiller CAPE ETN

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 15:33:09:000

The US market has above-average valuations on most indicators. While the valuations are not as high as it has been after the recent corrections and has been cooling off, the Cyclically Adjusted Price-to-Earnings is still at the same level as Black Tuesday. Stock valuations are based on future … read more...

The Barclays Shiller CAPE ETN

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 15:33:09:000

The US market has above-average valuations on most indicators. While the valuations are not as high as it has been after the recent corrections and has been cooling off, the Cyclically Adjusted Price-to-Earnings is still at the same level as Black Tuesday. Stock valuations are based on future … read more...

The Barclays Shiller CAPE ETN

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 15:33:09:000

The US market has above-average valuations on most indicators. While the valuations are not as high as it has been after the recent corrections and has been cooling off, the Cyclically Adjusted Price-to-Earnings is still at the same level as Black Tuesday. Stock valuations are based on future … read more...

The Barclays Shiller CAPE ETN

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 15:33:09:000

The US market has above-average valuations on most indicators. While the valuations are not as high as it has been after the recent corrections and has been cooling off, the Cyclically Adjusted Price-to-Earnings is still at the same level as Black Tuesday. Stock valuations are based on future … read more...

Retail outperforms as numbers arrive strong

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-30 13:52:36:000

The retail sector is outperforming on the day off a mix of strong earnings reports and bustling economic reads ( consumer confidence , chain store sales ). More news on: Ascena Retail Group Inc, Chico's FAS, Inc., Kroger Co., Consumer stocks news, , Stocks on the move, News on ETFs, R… read more...

Q3 Looks Strong For U.S. Retail Earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-30 09:50:23:000

By Jharonne Martis In the U.S. retail landscape, the strength seen in consumer spending continued into the second half of 2018. In fact, analysts polled by Thomson Reuters are becoming more bullish on consumer spending as retailers get ready to report their earnings for Q3 2018. The Thom… read more...

Chain store sales up 5.9%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-30 09:05:38:000

Chain store sales increased 5.9% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +5.4% for the week prior. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

SPY ETF: Best Near-Term "Sector" Buy Now?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-30 08:00:08:000

A wide array of sector Reward~Risk choices Figure 1 shows duplication of ETF Sector coverages by various ETF-product sponsors. Often identical index components are used, not always with the same holdings weights. Figure 1 (note: all materials from blockdesk.com have been approved f… read more...

Clicks To Bricks?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-30 05:56:40:000

"Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated." - Mark Twain Traditional brick and mortar retailers are soaring today with the average stock in our Death by Amazon index up 2.76% on the day. As shown below, around half of these retailers are up 3-5% on the day with just a handful in th… read more...

Stocks stage a comeback after Wednesday's swoon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 12:42:16:000

Stocks stage a comeback after a brutal beginning to the week, bringing the S&P 500 and DJIA into positive territory for YTD, helped by healthy corporate earnings. More news on: Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard Information Techno… read more...

Stocks stage a comeback after Wednesday's swoon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 12:42:16:000

Stocks stage a comeback after a brutal beginning to the week, bringing the S&P 500 and DJIA into positive territory for YTD, helped by healthy corporate earnings. More news on: Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard Information Techno… read more...

Stocks stage a comeback after Wednesday's swoon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 12:42:16:000

Stocks stage a comeback after a brutal beginning to the week, bringing the S&P 500 and DJIA into positive territory for YTD, helped by healthy corporate earnings. More news on: Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard Information Techno… read more...

Stocks stage a comeback after Wednesday's swoon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 12:42:16:000

Stocks stage a comeback after a brutal beginning to the week, bringing the S&P 500 and DJIA into positive territory for YTD, helped by healthy corporate earnings. More news on: Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard Information Techno… read more...

Stocks stage a comeback after Wednesday's swoon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 12:42:16:000

Stocks stage a comeback after a brutal beginning to the week, bringing the S&P 500 and DJIA into positive territory for YTD, helped by healthy corporate earnings. More news on: Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard Information Techno… read more...

Moody's positive on retail

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 10:18:31:000

Moody's issues a positive outlook on retail for the first time since 2015. More news on: Walmart Inc., Target Corporation, Amazon.com, Inc., Consumer stocks news, , Top stock market news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Moody's positive on retail

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 10:18:31:000

Moody's issues a positive outlook on retail for the first time since 2015. More news on: Walmart Inc., Target Corporation, Amazon.com, Inc., Consumer stocks news, , Top stock market news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Moody's positive on retail

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 10:18:31:000

Moody's issues a positive outlook on retail for the first time since 2015. More news on: Walmart Inc., Target Corporation, Amazon.com, Inc., Consumer stocks news, , Top stock market news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Moody's positive on retail

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 10:18:31:000

Moody's issues a positive outlook on retail for the first time since 2015. More news on: Walmart Inc., Target Corporation, Amazon.com, Inc., Consumer stocks news, , Top stock market news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Moody's positive on retail

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 10:18:31:000

Moody's issues a positive outlook on retail for the first time since 2015. More news on: Walmart Inc., Target Corporation, Amazon.com, Inc., Consumer stocks news, , Top stock market news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales up 5.6%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 08:56:17:000

Chain store sales increased 5.4% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +5.8% for the week prior. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales up 5.6%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 08:56:17:000

Chain store sales increased 5.4% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +5.8% for the week prior. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Winners and losers from Piper's teen survey

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-22 14:49:20:000

Overall teenager spending is up 1% this fall compared to a year ago in the Piper Jaffray annual survey of the younger demographic. The pace perhaps could be considered a surprise as it falls below recent retail sector sales growth marks. More news on: GameStop Corp., Take-Two Interactive… read more...

Have Cyclical/Defensive Ratios Peaked?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-21 07:33:15:000

Below is an updated look at the price ratio between the S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary and Consumer Staples sectors. When the line is rising, Discretionary is outperforming Staples, and vice versa when the line is falling. Prior to late September, the ratio had been skyrocketing as inves… read more...

A Thematic Review Of The September Retail Sales Report - Cocktail Investing Podcast

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-19 10:18:45:000

On this week's podcast, Tematica's mixologists, Lenore Hawkins and Chris Versace, take a thematic deep dive on the September Retail Sales Report . With the consumer directly or indirectly accounting for nearly two-thirds of the domestic economy and the average consumer spending 31% of hi… read more...

A Thematic Review Of The September Retail Sales Report - Cocktail Investing Podcast

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-19 10:18:45:000

On this week's podcast, Tematica's mixologists, Lenore Hawkins and Chris Versace, take a thematic deep dive on the September Retail Sales Report . With the consumer directly or indirectly accounting for nearly two-thirds of the domestic economy and the average consumer spending 31% of hi… read more...

Interactive Brokers - U.S. Fixed Income Calendar: The Week Ahead

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-18 16:59:22:000

Interactive Brokers senior market analyst Steven Levine provides some highlights for what to look for in the week beginning October 22. Note : This material was originally published on IBKR Traders' Insight on October 17, 2018. The analysis in this material is provided for i… read more...

Mattel Forms Death Cross As Sentiment Turns Bearish Ahead Of Earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-18 09:05:47:000

While toymaker Mattels (NASDAQ:MAT) stock has been recovering from the fallout of major retailer Toys R Us, sentiment about the firm appears to have turned bearish ahead of earnings. MAT, owner of popular American franchises, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price… read more...

Retail Sales Weakened In September, But The Trend Is Still Solid

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-17 04:04:25:000

Monday's US retail sales report for September inspired breathless headlines in some corners that consumer spending hit a wall. But a closer look at the numbers still leaves room for a healthy dose of optimism. At the very least, it's premature to confidently warn that the revival in retail s… read more...

September Retail Sales: Up 0.1% MoM, Worse Than Forecast

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-17 02:45:32:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for September was released Monday morning. Headline sales came in at 0.1% month-over-month to one decimal and was worse than the Investing.com forecast of 0.7%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at -0.06% MoM (to two decimals)… read more...

Chains store sales up 5.8%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-16 09:37:48:000

Chain store sales increased 5.8% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +5.7% for the week prior. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Now Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Economy

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-16 03:05:42:000

The clock really was ticking on this so-called economic boom. A product in many economic accounts of Keynesian-type fantasy, the destructive effects of last year's hurricanes in sharp contrast to this year's (which haven't yet registered a direct hit on a major metropolitan area or areas, as w… read more...

Weekly Market Notes - October 15, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-16 01:30:00:000

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Big Miss In Real Retail Sales In September May Mark An Important Downshift

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-15 16:40:34:000

Introduction Real retail sales is among my favorite economic indicators. Measured per capita, it is a long leading indicator for the economy as a whole, while its simple measure is a short leading indicator for employment. Let's take a look at each. Last week I noted that retail sales ha… read more...

Chain store sales up 6.5% in weekly read

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-09 09:20:03:000

Chain store sales jumped 6.5% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +5.7% for the week prior. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales up 6.5% in weekly read

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-09 09:20:03:000

Chain store sales jumped 6.5% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +5.7% for the week prior. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales up 6.5% in weekly read

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-09 09:20:03:000

Chain store sales jumped 6.5% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +5.7% for the week prior. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales up 6.5% in weekly read

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-09 09:20:03:000

Chain store sales jumped 6.5% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +5.7% for the week prior. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales up 6.5% in weekly read

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-09 09:20:03:000

Chain store sales jumped 6.5% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +5.7% for the week prior. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales up 6.5% in weekly read

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-09 09:20:03:000

Chain store sales jumped 6.5% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +5.7% for the week prior. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Wells Fargo takes balanced view on retail

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-08 09:50:48:000

Wells Fargo is taking a cautious view on the retail after a strong run for the sector. More news on: Ulta Beauty, Inc., Tapestry, Inc., Lululemon Athletica Inc., Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Holiday retail sales forecast to rise 4.3% to 4.8%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-03 15:09:22:000

The National Retail Federation issues its forecast for 2018 holiday sales. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Holiday retail sales forecast to rise 4.3% to 4.8%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-03 15:09:22:000

The National Retail Federation issues its forecast for 2018 holiday sales. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Holiday retail sales forecast to rise 4.3% to 4.8%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-03 15:09:22:000

The National Retail Federation issues its forecast for 2018 holiday sales. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Holiday retail sales forecast to rise 4.3% to 4.8%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-03 15:09:22:000

The National Retail Federation issues its forecast for 2018 holiday sales. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Holiday retail sales forecast to rise 4.3% to 4.8%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-03 15:09:22:000

The National Retail Federation issues its forecast for 2018 holiday sales. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales strong again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-25 09:50:13:000

Chain store sales increased 5.8% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales strong again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-25 09:50:13:000

Chain store sales increased 5.8% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales strong again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-25 09:50:13:000

Chain store sales increased 5.8% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales strong again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-25 09:50:13:000

Chain store sales increased 5.8% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales strong again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-25 09:50:13:000

Chain store sales increased 5.8% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales strong again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-25 09:50:13:000

Chain store sales increased 5.8% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales strong again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-25 09:50:13:000

Chain store sales increased 5.8% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales strong again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-25 09:50:13:000

Chain store sales increased 5.8% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

New S&P 500 Sector Weightings - What You Need To Know

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-25 05:52:09:000

The new GICS sector re-classifications finally took place today, and below are the details. Sector classifications for public companies are determined by the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), which is maintained by S&P and MSCI. Below is a table showing S&P 500 sector… read more...

New S&P 500 Sector Weightings - What You Need To Know

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-25 05:52:09:000

The new GICS sector re-classifications finally took place today, and below are the details. Sector classifications for public companies are determined by the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), which is maintained by S&P and MSCI. Below is a table showing S&P 500 sector… read more...

New S&P 500 Sector Weightings - What You Need To Know

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-25 05:52:09:000

The new GICS sector re-classifications finally took place today, and below are the details. Sector classifications for public companies are determined by the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), which is maintained by S&P and MSCI. Below is a table showing S&P 500 sector… read more...

New S&P 500 Sector Weightings - What You Need To Know

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-25 05:52:09:000

The new GICS sector re-classifications finally took place today, and below are the details. Sector classifications for public companies are determined by the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), which is maintained by S&P and MSCI. Below is a table showing S&P 500 sector… read more...

New S&P 500 Sector Weightings - What You Need To Know

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-25 05:52:09:000

The new GICS sector re-classifications finally took place today, and below are the details. Sector classifications for public companies are determined by the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), which is maintained by S&P and MSCI. Below is a table showing S&P 500 sector… read more...

New S&P 500 Sector Weightings - What You Need To Know

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-25 05:52:09:000

The new GICS sector re-classifications finally took place today, and below are the details. Sector classifications for public companies are determined by the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), which is maintained by S&P and MSCI. Below is a table showing S&P 500 sector… read more...

New S&P 500 Sector Weightings - What You Need To Know

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-25 05:52:09:000

The new GICS sector re-classifications finally took place today, and below are the details. Sector classifications for public companies are determined by the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), which is maintained by S&P and MSCI. Below is a table showing S&P 500 sector… read more...

New S&P 500 Sector Weightings - What You Need To Know

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-25 05:52:09:000

The new GICS sector re-classifications finally took place today, and below are the details. Sector classifications for public companies are determined by the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), which is maintained by S&P and MSCI. Below is a table showing S&P 500 sector… read more...

Amazon And XLY: Time To Move On

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-24 11:28:28:000

( Pic Sourced Here ) Just days away from greatest sector shakeup ever attempted, where companies making up more than 10% of the S&Ps market cap shifted to a brand-new sector within the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). Even so, the minds at State Street are still tr… read more...

Currents Of Disruption: Tech Set For Disruption Amid Sector Shakeup

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-22 12:41:29:000

By Denny Fish The creation of a new Communication Services sector could provide a further tailwind for tech stocks as generalist mutual funds gain a potential opportunity to allocate more capital to the space. Key Takeaways After Sept. 28, technology stocks will be split between t… read more...

Currents Of Disruption: Tech Set For Disruption Amid Sector Shakeup

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-22 12:41:29:000

By Denny Fish The creation of a new Communication Services sector could provide a further tailwind for tech stocks as generalist mutual funds gain a potential opportunity to allocate more capital to the space. Key Takeaways After Sept. 28, technology stocks will be split between t… read more...

Earnings Roundup: Major Sector Changes Are Coming To The S&P 500

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-22 09:53:53:000

By David Aurelio The Global Industry Classification Standard ((GICS)) sectors are about to undergo a major reshuffle that will impact the Consumer Discretionary, Information Technology, and Telecommunication Services sectors. Combined, these three sectors account for over 40% of the S&… read more...

Earnings Roundup: Major Sector Changes Are Coming To The S&P 500

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-22 09:53:53:000

By David Aurelio The Global Industry Classification Standard ((GICS)) sectors are about to undergo a major reshuffle that will impact the Consumer Discretionary, Information Technology, and Telecommunication Services sectors. Combined, these three sectors account for over 40% of the S&… read more...

Retailers warn on higher prices from tariffs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-22 09:47:47:000

Large retail chains such as Walmart (NYSE: WMT ), Target (NYSE: TGT ) and J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP ) say prices on many products will go up as U.S. tariffs on China go into effect on Monday. More news on: Walmart Inc., Target Corporation, J.C. Penney Company Inc., Consumer stocks news, News … read more...

Retailers warn on higher prices from tariffs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-22 09:47:47:000

Large retail chains such as Walmart (NYSE: WMT ), Target (NYSE: TGT ) and J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP ) say prices on many products will go up as U.S. tariffs on China go into effect on Monday. More news on: Walmart Inc., Target Corporation, J.C. Penney Company Inc., Consumer stocks news, News … read more...

Vanguard declares quarterly distribution on ETF Funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-20 20:39:20:000

Vanguard Materials ETF (NYSEARCA: VAW ) - $0.587 . 30-Day Sec yield of 1.70%. Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF (NYSEARCA: VCR ) - $0.553 . 30-Day Sec yield of 1.20%. Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (NYSEARCA: VDC ) - $0.821 . 30-Day Sec yield of 2.80%. Vanguard Health Care ETF (NYS… read more...

ETFs will need to trade more than $20B to reflect revamped indexes: WSJ

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-20 13:45:21:000

Two large index providers are changing classifications of a number of companies to reflect changes in the global economy and that will lead to unusually large volumes and flows for ETFs on Friday as investors readjust, the Wall Street Journal says. More news on: State Street Corporatio… read more...

A Tale Of Two Consumer Sector Returns: Discretionary Vs. Staples

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-20 04:11:47:000

Ahead of revisions to the US equity sector landscape in a few days, the existing definitions show that consumer discretionary, technology, and health care shares continue to lead this year, based on a set of exchange-traded funds. The upcoming reshuffling may reorder the horse race, but for … read more...

The Market Rose Through 2 Painful Historical Anniversaries

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-19 04:43:01:000

Last week, the S&P 500 (SPY) rose every day of the week, closing up 1.16% despite two tragic anniversaries - the 9/11 observance and the 10th anniversary of the 2008 market crash. Like every 9/11 anniversary, I am relieved that there has not been another major terrorist attack on U.S. soil… read more...

Chain store sales up 5.4%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-18 08:57:43:000

Chain store sales increased 5.4% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

The Big 4 Economic Indicators: August Real Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-18 01:37:04:000

By Jill Mislinski Note : With the release of August Retail Sales and the Consumer Price Index, we've updated this commentary to include the latest Real Retail Sales. Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandably … read more...

Where To Shop For Consumer Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-16 06:47:36:000

Consumer confidence is soaring in the U.S. and Europe, but imposed and threatened tariffs are combining with disruptive market-related forces to blur the outlook for consumer stocks. Kate explains where to shop around for exposure. Economic growth is humming and consumer confidence in the U…. read more...

Where To Shop For Consumer Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-16 06:47:36:000

Consumer confidence is soaring in the U.S. and Europe, but imposed and threatened tariffs are combining with disruptive market-related forces to blur the outlook for consumer stocks. Kate explains where to shop around for exposure. Economic growth is humming and consumer confidence in the U…. read more...

Retail Sales: The Streak Ends

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-14 18:00:44:000

When it comes to the September Retail Sales report, it has historically been one of the worst ones relative to expectations. Based on data from our Economic Indicators Database (subscription required), the headline reading has only exceeded consensus expectations five times going back to 200… read more...

Retail Sales: The Streak Ends

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-14 18:00:44:000

When it comes to the September Retail Sales report, it has historically been one of the worst ones relative to expectations. Based on data from our Economic Indicators Database (subscription required), the headline reading has only exceeded consensus expectations five times going back to 200… read more...

Retail sales miss in a different light

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-14 08:53:25:000

The disappointing 0.1% gain in retail sales was offset somewhat by an upward revision in the July retail sales tally to +0.7% from +0.5%. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, New… read more...

Retail sales miss in a different light

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-14 08:53:25:000

The disappointing 0.1% gain in retail sales was offset somewhat by an upward revision in the July retail sales tally to +0.7% from +0.5%. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, New… read more...

Chain store sales growth tops 6% pace gain

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-11 09:01:04:000

Chain store sales rose 6.3% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook to mark the second straight month of a +6% pace. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs, Read … read more...

Chain store sales growth tops 6% pace gain

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-11 09:01:04:000

Chain store sales rose 6.3% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook to mark the second straight month of a +6% pace. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs, Read … read more...

Chain store sales growth tops 6% pace gain

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-11 09:01:04:000

Chain store sales rose 6.3% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook to mark the second straight month of a +6% pace. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs, Read … read more...

Inflation Has Arrived. Here's How To Profit

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-10 10:32:22:000

Every inflation measurement available, whether the Atlanta Fed core sticky CPI, the Cleveland median CPI, the core CPI, the Dallas trimmed mean PCE, or the NY Fed underlying inflation gauge all show a sharp rise in inflation since late 2017. At 2.9%, and well above the Federal Reserves… read more...

Chain store sales impress again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-05 10:52:13:000

Chain store sales rose 6.5% during the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook. More news on: Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., Dollar General Corporation, Consumer stocks news, Stocks on the move, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales impress again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-05 10:52:13:000

Chain store sales rose 6.5% during the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook. More news on: Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., Dollar General Corporation, Consumer stocks news, Stocks on the move, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales impress again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-05 10:52:13:000

Chain store sales rose 6.5% during the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook. More news on: Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., Dollar General Corporation, Consumer stocks news, Stocks on the move, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales impress again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-05 10:52:13:000

Chain store sales rose 6.5% during the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook. More news on: Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., Dollar General Corporation, Consumer stocks news, Stocks on the move, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales impress again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-05 10:52:13:000

Chain store sales rose 6.5% during the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook. More news on: Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., Dollar General Corporation, Consumer stocks news, Stocks on the move, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

How To Retire In 2018 With Your Vanguard Account

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-31 13:20:09:000

This research report was produced by The REIT Forum with assistance from Big Dog Investments . If you have an account with Vanguard, you probably like ETFs or mutual funds. The commission schedule for Vanguard is not particularly great for trading individual stocks unless the investor h… read more...

How To Retire In 2018 With Your Vanguard Account

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-31 13:20:09:000

This research report was produced by The REIT Forum with assistance from Big Dog Investments . If you have an account with Vanguard, you probably like ETFs or mutual funds. The commission schedule for Vanguard is not particularly great for trading individual stocks unless the investor h… read more...

How To Retire In 2018 With Your Vanguard Account

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-31 13:20:09:000

This research report was produced by The REIT Forum with assistance from Big Dog Investments . If you have an account with Vanguard, you probably like ETFs or mutual funds. The commission schedule for Vanguard is not particularly great for trading individual stocks unless the investor h… read more...

How To Retire In 2018 With Your Vanguard Account

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-31 13:20:09:000

This research report was produced by The REIT Forum with assistance from Big Dog Investments . If you have an account with Vanguard, you probably like ETFs or mutual funds. The commission schedule for Vanguard is not particularly great for trading individual stocks unless the investor h… read more...

How To Retire In 2018 With Your Vanguard Account

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-31 13:20:09:000

This research report was produced by The REIT Forum with assistance from Big Dog Investments . If you have an account with Vanguard, you probably like ETFs or mutual funds. The commission schedule for Vanguard is not particularly great for trading individual stocks unless the investor h… read more...

Retail Earnings Point To Robust Consumer Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-31 02:41:31:000

By Jharonne Martis Ninety percent of the companies in our Retail/Restaurant Index have reported Q2 2018 EPS. Of the 190 companies in the index that have reported earnings to date, 74% have reported earnings above analyst expectations, 7% reported earnings in line with analyst expectations … read more...

Retail Earnings Point To Robust Consumer Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-31 02:41:31:000

By Jharonne Martis Ninety percent of the companies in our Retail/Restaurant Index have reported Q2 2018 EPS. Of the 190 companies in the index that have reported earnings to date, 74% have reported earnings above analyst expectations, 7% reported earnings in line with analyst expectations … read more...

Retail Earnings Point To Robust Consumer Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-31 02:41:31:000

By Jharonne Martis Ninety percent of the companies in our Retail/Restaurant Index have reported Q2 2018 EPS. Of the 190 companies in the index that have reported earnings to date, 74% have reported earnings above analyst expectations, 7% reported earnings in line with analyst expectations … read more...

Retail Earnings Point To Robust Consumer Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-31 02:41:31:000

By Jharonne Martis Ninety percent of the companies in our Retail/Restaurant Index have reported Q2 2018 EPS. Of the 190 companies in the index that have reported earnings to date, 74% have reported earnings above analyst expectations, 7% reported earnings in line with analyst expectations … read more...

Retail Earnings Point To Robust Consumer Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-31 02:41:31:000

By Jharonne Martis Ninety percent of the companies in our Retail/Restaurant Index have reported Q2 2018 EPS. Of the 190 companies in the index that have reported earnings to date, 74% have reported earnings above analyst expectations, 7% reported earnings in line with analyst expectations … read more...

Mom And Pop Put A Face On U.S. Trade Folly

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-29 04:14:40:000

By Breakingviews The losers from the U.S. government's trade war have a name: mom and pop. Small businesses selling goods like wedding dresses, lawn sweepers and bike helmets have asked U.S. officials to drop proposed tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports, the latest escalation in a t… read more...

Mom And Pop Put A Face On U.S. Trade Folly

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-29 04:14:40:000

By Breakingviews The losers from the U.S. government's trade war have a name: mom and pop. Small businesses selling goods like wedding dresses, lawn sweepers and bike helmets have asked U.S. officials to drop proposed tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports, the latest escalation in a t… read more...

A retailer with 'exceptional' mall traffic

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-23 08:18:13:000

"Our mall traffic was exceptional," notes The Children's Place (NASDAQ: PLCE ) today in words that haven't been strung together often in the retail sector over the last few years. More news on: The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc., Carter's, Inc., Consumer Discretionary Select Sector S… read more...

A retailer with 'exceptional' mall traffic

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-23 08:18:13:000

"Our mall traffic was exceptional," notes The Children's Place (NASDAQ: PLCE ) today in words that haven't been strung together often in the retail sector over the last few years. More news on: The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc., Carter's, Inc., Consumer Discretionary Select Sector S… read more...

A retailer with 'exceptional' mall traffic

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-23 08:18:13:000

"Our mall traffic was exceptional," notes The Children's Place (NASDAQ: PLCE ) today in words that haven't been strung together often in the retail sector over the last few years. More news on: The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc., Carter's, Inc., Consumer Discretionary Select Sector S… read more...

A retailer with 'exceptional' mall traffic

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-23 08:18:13:000

"Our mall traffic was exceptional," notes The Children's Place (NASDAQ: PLCE ) today in words that haven't been strung together often in the retail sector over the last few years. More news on: The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc., Carter's, Inc., Consumer Discretionary Select Sector S… read more...

A retailer with 'exceptional' mall traffic

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-23 08:18:13:000

"Our mall traffic was exceptional," notes The Children's Place (NASDAQ: PLCE ) today in words that haven't been strung together often in the retail sector over the last few years. More news on: The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc., Carter's, Inc., Consumer Discretionary Select Sector S… read more...

A retailer with 'exceptional' mall traffic

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-23 08:18:13:000

"Our mall traffic was exceptional," notes The Children's Place (NASDAQ: PLCE ) today in words that haven't been strung together often in the retail sector over the last few years. More news on: The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc., Carter's, Inc., Consumer Discretionary Select Sector S… read more...

Retail heavyweights lead sector higher

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-22 13:38:17:000

A number of retail stocks are at new all-time highs as sentiment in the sector continues to improve after strong earnings reports from heavyweights Walmart ( WMT -0.2% ), Target ( TGT +4.3% ), Home Depot ( HD +0.2% ) and Lowe's ( LOW +6.7% ). More news on: Walmart Inc., Target Corp… read more...

U.S. Retail Earnings This Week

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-22 03:01:09:000

By Jharonne Martis Seventy-four percent of companies in our Retail/Restaurant Index have reported Q2 2018 EPS. Of the 157 companies in the index that have reported earnings to date, 73% have reported earnings above analyst expectations, 7% reported earnings in line with analyst expectation… read more...

Signs of retail recovery continue

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-21 09:35:36:000

Chain store sales are buzzing along, according to the weekly read from Johnson Redbook. More news on: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch, Ascena Retail Group Inc, Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Q2 2018 Thomson Reuters Retail And Restaurant Aggregate Estimates And Revisions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-17 12:05:47:000

By Jharonne Martis Second quarter earnings are expected to increase 27.9% from Q2 2017. 72% of companies in our Retail/Restaurant Index have reported Q2 2018 EPS. Of the companies in the Retail/Restaurant Index that have reported earnings to date for Q2 2018, 73% have reported earnin… read more...

Q2 2018 Thomson Reuters Retail And Restaurant Aggregate Estimates And Revisions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-17 12:05:47:000

By Jharonne Martis Second quarter earnings are expected to increase 27.9% from Q2 2017. 72% of companies in our Retail/Restaurant Index have reported Q2 2018 EPS. Of the companies in the Retail/Restaurant Index that have reported earnings to date for Q2 2018, 73% have reported earnin… read more...

Q2 2018 Thomson Reuters Retail And Restaurant Aggregate Estimates And Revisions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-17 12:05:47:000

By Jharonne Martis Second quarter earnings are expected to increase 27.9% from Q2 2017. 72% of companies in our Retail/Restaurant Index have reported Q2 2018 EPS. Of the companies in the Retail/Restaurant Index that have reported earnings to date for Q2 2018, 73% have reported earnin… read more...

Q2 2018 Thomson Reuters Retail And Restaurant Aggregate Estimates And Revisions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-17 12:05:47:000

By Jharonne Martis Second quarter earnings are expected to increase 27.9% from Q2 2017. 72% of companies in our Retail/Restaurant Index have reported Q2 2018 EPS. Of the companies in the Retail/Restaurant Index that have reported earnings to date for Q2 2018, 73% have reported earnin… read more...

E-Commerce Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-17 10:04:40:000

Q2 E-Commerce Retail Sales : +3.9% Q/Q vs. +3.6% (revised from 3.9%) in Q1. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

E-Commerce Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-17 10:04:40:000

Q2 E-Commerce Retail Sales : +3.9% Q/Q vs. +3.6% (revised from 3.9%) in Q1. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

E-Commerce Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-17 10:04:40:000

Q2 E-Commerce Retail Sales : +3.9% Q/Q vs. +3.6% (revised from 3.9%) in Q1. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

E-Commerce Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-17 10:04:40:000

Q2 E-Commerce Retail Sales : +3.9% Q/Q vs. +3.6% (revised from 3.9%) in Q1. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Consumer staples rally a defensive play against macro concerns, analysts say

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-17 04:35:09:000

Investors are hedging their bets in a relatively safe corner of the market even as the S&P 500 surges toward new highs, WSJ s Akane Otani writes, offering his take on why the consumer staples sector has surged 10% over the past three months vs. the S&Ps 4.3% rise d… read more...

Consumer staples rally a defensive play against macro concerns, analysts say

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-17 04:35:09:000

Investors are hedging their bets in a relatively safe corner of the market even as the S&P 500 surges toward new highs, WSJ s Akane Otani writes, offering his take on why the consumer staples sector has surged 10% over the past three months vs. the S&Ps 4.3% rise d… read more...

Consumer staples rally a defensive play against macro concerns, analysts say

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-17 04:35:09:000

Investors are hedging their bets in a relatively safe corner of the market even as the S&P 500 surges toward new highs, WSJ s Akane Otani writes, offering his take on why the consumer staples sector has surged 10% over the past three months vs. the S&Ps 4.3% rise d… read more...

Consumer staples rally a defensive play against macro concerns, analysts say

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-17 04:35:09:000

Investors are hedging their bets in a relatively safe corner of the market even as the S&P 500 surges toward new highs, WSJ s Akane Otani writes, offering his take on why the consumer staples sector has surged 10% over the past three months vs. the S&Ps 4.3% rise d… read more...

Retail Sales Easily Beat Expectations In July

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-16 08:15:22:000

By Robert Hughes Retail sales for July rose 0.5 percent, substantially beating the 0.1 percent consensus expectation and marking the sixth consecutive month of gains. Over the past 12 months, retail sales are up 6.4 percent, the fastest pace since 2012 (see chart). The details of the repor… read more...

Smashing earnings from Walmart lifts retail sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-16 08:06:49:000

Walmart (NYSE: WMT ) is up 11.08% in premarket trading to jump back over $100 after its strong performance in the U.S. relaxes some pre-report jitters on the retailer. More news on: Walmart Inc., Target Corporation, Costco Wholesale Corporation, Consumer stocks news, Stocks on the move, … read more...

Trade Wars And Walmart Innovation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-16 04:25:33:000

By Jharonne Martis There's no doubt that the American consumer is still engaged. Consumer confidence is up, and spending has been strong in the first half of the year. There's still uncertainty in world markets, however. For instance, will all the talk of trade wars affect retailers and th… read more...

What's Hot Isn't Retail Sales Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-16 03:54:20:000

Americans are spending more on filling up. A lot more. According the Census Bureau, retail sales at gasoline stations had increased by nearly 20% year over year (unadjusted) in both May and June 2018. In the latest figures for July, released on Wednesday, gasoline station sales were up by more… read more...

July Retail Sales: Up 0.5% MoM, Better Than Forecast

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-15 12:08:36:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for July was released this morning. Headline sales came in at 0.5% month over month to one decimal and was better than the Investing.com forecast of 0.2%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.59% MoM (to two decimals). Revis… read more...

Strong U.S. Consumer Spending Seen Boosting Q2 Retail Results

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-14 05:56:56:000

By Jharonne Martis In the U.S. retail landscape, the strength seen in consumer spending continued into the second quarter of 2018. In fact, analysts polled by Thomson Reuters are becoming more bullish on consumer spending, as retailers get ready to report their earnings for Q2 2018. The … read more...

July ChartBook - Trend Indicators And Relative Performance And Top Momentum ETFs And Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-01 10:12:59:000

This week I'm sharing with you a chart book that I put together for myself periodically to attempt a wide-angle view of markets. You may find bits of it here and there interesting, or the basis of questions you would like to discuss. The chart book contains chart and table data only and is col… read more...

July ChartBook - Trend Indicators And Relative Performance And Top Momentum ETFs And Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-01 10:12:59:000

This week I'm sharing with you a chart book that I put together for myself periodically to attempt a wide-angle view of markets. You may find bits of it here and there interesting, or the basis of questions you would like to discuss. The chart book contains chart and table data only and is col… read more...

July ChartBook - Trend Indicators And Relative Performance And Top Momentum ETFs And Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-01 10:12:59:000

This week I'm sharing with you a chart book that I put together for myself periodically to attempt a wide-angle view of markets. You may find bits of it here and there interesting, or the basis of questions you would like to discuss. The chart book contains chart and table data only and is col… read more...

How Uncertainty Kills Commerce

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-20 17:45:29:000

Scientists say that humans have a lot in common with mice. Both species, a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School has found, express profound regret over how much time is spent waiting for something to happen. The study examined the behaviors of hu… read more...

How Uncertainty Kills Commerce

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-20 17:45:29:000

Scientists say that humans have a lot in common with mice. Both species, a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School has found, express profound regret over how much time is spent waiting for something to happen. The study examined the behaviors of hu… read more...

How Uncertainty Kills Commerce

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-20 17:45:29:000

Scientists say that humans have a lot in common with mice. Both species, a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School has found, express profound regret over how much time is spent waiting for something to happen. The study examined the behaviors of hu… read more...

How Uncertainty Kills Commerce

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-20 17:45:29:000

Scientists say that humans have a lot in common with mice. Both species, a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School has found, express profound regret over how much time is spent waiting for something to happen. The study examined the behaviors of hu… read more...

How Uncertainty Kills Commerce

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-20 17:45:29:000

Scientists say that humans have a lot in common with mice. Both species, a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School has found, express profound regret over how much time is spent waiting for something to happen. The study examined the behaviors of hu… read more...

The Big 4 Economic Indicators: June Real Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-18 05:03:58:000

By Jill Mislinski Note : With the release of June Retail Sales and the Consumer Price Index, we've updated this commentary to include the latest Real Retail Sales. Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandably va… read more...

The Big 4 Economic Indicators: June Real Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-18 05:03:58:000

By Jill Mislinski Note : With the release of June Retail Sales and the Consumer Price Index, we've updated this commentary to include the latest Real Retail Sales. Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandably va… read more...

Retail Sales Still In The Green

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-17 03:53:13:000

It would be easier if we could just know the right amount of oil futures backwardation . The literal answer for the question of what's the correct level is the curve's shape at any given moment in time. That's a little too close to the theory of perfectly efficient markets for me. Whatever it… read more...

Consumers Are Buying

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-17 03:37:43:000

If there is one takeaway from Monday's advanced retail sales report it is the consumer continues to buy. On a year-over-year basis, total retail sales increased 6.6% as of the end of June. For the month, the actual increase was .5% and met consensus expectations. A large positive in the repo… read more...

Retail Shining

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-16 17:35:40:000

On a day where we saw a relatively strong Retail Sales report for the month of June, it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that Retailing is the best-performing Industry Group YTD and also trading the most above its 200-DMA. Given the recent strength, we wanted to quickly look into w… read more...

Retail Sales Inline, But Big Upside Revisions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-16 17:31:45:000

When it comes to the June Retail Sales report, it has historically been pretty weak relative to expectations. Since the expansion began in 2009, there have only been three better than expected June reports out of nine. Even worse, heading into today's report, five out of the last six June Reta… read more...

Solid U.S. Retail Sales Set The Stage For Bumper GDP

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-16 10:06:52:000

By James Smith, Developed Markets Economist As US consumers continue to splash the cash, we think the economy grew by around 4% annualised in the second quarter. This should keep the Fed on track for two further rate hikes this year. Another month, another solid set of retail sales… read more...

June Retail Sales: Up 0.5% MoM, As Expected

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-16 09:58:50:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for June was released this morning. Headline sales came in at 0.5% month over month to one decimal and was at the Investing.com consensus. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.39% MoM (to two decimals). Revisions were made to … read more...

Digging through the retail sales report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-16 08:49:40:000

Retail sales continue to perk along, led by breakouts in a few key categories. More news on: McDonald's Corporation, Dunkin' Brands, Yum! Brands, Inc., Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Taking Stock Of The State Of Retail

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-13 07:30:00:000

With Amazon Prime Day right around the corner, it seems like a good time to take stock of the state of retail. Are brick and mortar retailers truly going the way of the dinosaur (a la the recently defunct Toys R Us)? Will online shopping supplant our need (and perhaps our desire) to … read more...

Taking Stock Of The State Of Retail

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-13 07:30:00:000

With Amazon Prime Day right around the corner, it seems like a good time to take stock of the state of retail. Are brick and mortar retailers truly going the way of the dinosaur (a la the recently defunct Toys R Us)? Will online shopping supplant our need (and perhaps our desire) to … read more...

Taking Stock Of The State Of Retail

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-13 07:30:00:000

With Amazon Prime Day right around the corner, it seems like a good time to take stock of the state of retail. Are brick and mortar retailers truly going the way of the dinosaur (a la the recently defunct Toys R Us)? Will online shopping supplant our need (and perhaps our desire) to … read more...

From Brick-And-Mortar To Omnichannel: The New Retail Mix

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-12 07:29:42:000

By Ian Ritter There are a lot of changes happening in retail right now, but one thing is certain: shoppers want both the online and in-store experience (often at the same time), and the brands that get it right will succeed. For the modern retail landlord, understanding and evolving with t… read more...

Gas prices sneak toward troublesome level for retailers

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-11 09:30:36:000

While tariff threats may be stealing the headlines, it's higher gas prices in the U.S. that could sneak in to cut off sales demand in certain industries. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, C… read more...

McGough: 'Here's Our Killer Retail Outlook Chart'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-09 13:13:32:000

Earnings growth for brick-and-mortar retail stores is peaking - literally right now. It's a bold statement, but Hedgeye Retail analyst Brian McGough suggests a downward inflection point starting this summer could hurt brick-and-mortar retailers through at least early 2019. "We a… read more...

McGough: 'Here's Our Killer Retail Outlook Chart'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-09 13:13:32:000

Earnings growth for brick-and-mortar retail stores is peaking - literally right now. It's a bold statement, but Hedgeye Retail analyst Brian McGough suggests a downward inflection point starting this summer could hurt brick-and-mortar retailers through at least early 2019. "We a… read more...

Opportunity Or Threat? It All Lies In The Eyes Of The Beholder And The Portfolio Of The Holder

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-06 11:17:48:000

A lively discussion about immigration has developed along the thread of a recent article , where I touched upon banks on both sides of Atlantic with an emphasis on the leading (and troubled) Deutsche Bank ( DB ). Immigration, trade wars, tariffs and geographical diversification are all part… read more...

Opportunity Or Threat? It All Lies In The Eyes Of The Beholder And The Portfolio Of The Holder

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-06 11:17:48:000

A lively discussion about immigration has developed along the thread of a recent article , where I touched upon banks on both sides of Atlantic with an emphasis on the leading (and troubled) Deutsche Bank ( DB ). Immigration, trade wars, tariffs and geographical diversification are all part… read more...

Opportunity Or Threat? It All Lies In The Eyes Of The Beholder And The Portfolio Of The Holder

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-06 11:17:48:000

A lively discussion about immigration has developed along the thread of a recent article , where I touched upon banks on both sides of Atlantic with an emphasis on the leading (and troubled) Deutsche Bank ( DB ). Immigration, trade wars, tariffs and geographical diversification are all part… read more...

Knowledge Is The True Freedom

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-04 11:00:12:000

Happy 4th of July everyone and what we have seemingly been accustomed to by now, is the fact that holidays that come mid week, seem to wipe out the whole week in terms of productivity. Anyway for the United States, July 4th is the iconic symbol of national independence as it commemorates the s… read more...

Knowledge Is The True Freedom

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-04 11:00:12:000

Happy 4th of July everyone and what we have seemingly been accustomed to by now, is the fact that holidays that come mid week, seem to wipe out the whole week in terms of productivity. Anyway for the United States, July 4th is the iconic symbol of national independence as it commemorates the s… read more...

Here's Why Vacant Stores, Zombie Malls Are Much Bigger Than Mall Vacancy Rates Indicate

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-04 08:29:25:000

Zombie malls and shuttered stores don't count. Another regional long-established department-store chain bites the dust. One in an endless series. The 16 Magic Mart stores in West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky, plus a distribution center and the company's headquarters, will be closed and l… read more...

Here's Why Vacant Stores, Zombie Malls Are Much Bigger Than Mall Vacancy Rates Indicate

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-04 08:29:25:000

Zombie malls and shuttered stores don't count. Another regional long-established department-store chain bites the dust. One in an endless series. The 16 Magic Mart stores in West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky, plus a distribution center and the company's headquarters, will be closed and l… read more...

Spending statistics for July 4th

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-04 04:28:18:000

Over 216M Americans (87%) plan to observe Independence Day this year and are expected to spend $6.9B on food for cookouts and picnics, according to the National Retail Federation. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard… read more...

Spending statistics for July 4th

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-04 04:28:18:000

Over 216M Americans (87%) plan to observe Independence Day this year and are expected to spend $6.9B on food for cookouts and picnics, according to the National Retail Federation. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard… read more...

Same Old Greed In A Shiny New Wrapper

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-28 05:28:35:000

The flows into tech funds of late have been absolutely astounding if not totally surprising. The FAANNG stocks have been the market darlings for quite some time now so it's understandable investors would chase this performance just as they do during every bull market. It's not just tech-focu… read more...

Same Old Greed In A Shiny New Wrapper

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-28 05:28:35:000

The flows into tech funds of late have been absolutely astounding if not totally surprising. The FAANNG stocks have been the market darlings for quite some time now so it's understandable investors would chase this performance just as they do during every bull market. It's not just tech-focu… read more...

Same Old Greed In A Shiny New Wrapper

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-28 05:28:35:000

The flows into tech funds of late have been absolutely astounding if not totally surprising. The FAANNG stocks have been the market darlings for quite some time now so it's understandable investors would chase this performance just as they do during every bull market. It's not just tech-focu… read more...

Vanguard declares quarterly distribution on ETF Funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-27 12:20:11:000

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEARCA: VIG ) - $0.566 . 30-Day Sec yield of 1.99%. Vanguard Energy ETF (NYSEARCA: VDE ) - $0.646 . 30-Day Sec yield of 2.47%. Vanguard Materials ETF (NYSEARCA: VAW ) - $0.660 . 30-Day Sec yield of 1.72%. Vanguard Industrials ETF (NYSEARCA: VIS … read more...

Dynamics Driving Dividend-Paying Sectors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-26 02:25:06:000

By Alex Crooke Your browser must support iframes to play this content. Transcript Yes, I think the first few months of the year have been an element of up and down and some uncertainty in markets, and I think particularly around politics here and certainly U.S. politics. I think if … read more...

E*TRADE Adds Several of Today's Most Popular ETFs to Commission-Free ETF Lineup

via: Business Wire at 2018-06-20 08:05:00:000

E*TRADE is now the only major online broker to offer Vanguard ETFs commission-free E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: ETFC) today announced it has surpassed 250 commission-free ETFs with the addition of 46 ETFs from six providers to its Commission-Free ETF Program, all of which ar… read more...

E*TRADE Adds Several of Today's Most Popular ETFs to Commission-Free ETF Lineup

via: Business Wire at 2018-06-20 08:05:00:000

E*TRADE is now the only major online broker to offer Vanguard ETFs commission-free E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: ETFC) today announced it has surpassed 250 commission-free ETFs with the addition of 46 ETFs from six providers to its Commission-Free ETF Program, all of which ar… read more...

E*TRADE Adds Several of Today's Most Popular ETFs to Commission-Free ETF Lineup

via: Business Wire at 2018-06-20 08:05:00:000

E*TRADE is now the only major online broker to offer Vanguard ETFs commission-free E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: ETFC) today announced it has surpassed 250 commission-free ETFs with the addition of 46 ETFs from six providers to its Commission-Free ETF Program, all of which ar… read more...

Don't Get Caught Up In The Consumer Discretionary Sector's Momentum

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-20 03:18:25:000

All data for this piece were obtained from Finance Yahoo and analyzed in R. Sector SPDR: (through Mar 31, 2018) When an asset performs well over time, it is easy to become complacent and over-believe in the dynamics that have driven the price action. For that matter, one might point o… read more...

Don't Get Caught Up In The Consumer Discretionary Sector's Momentum

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-20 03:18:25:000

All data for this piece were obtained from Finance Yahoo and analyzed in R. Sector SPDR: (through Mar 31, 2018) When an asset performs well over time, it is easy to become complacent and over-believe in the dynamics that have driven the price action. For that matter, one might point o… read more...

Don't Get Caught Up In The Consumer Discretionary Sector's Momentum

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-20 03:18:25:000

All data for this piece were obtained from Finance Yahoo and analyzed in R. Sector SPDR: (through Mar 31, 2018) When an asset performs well over time, it is easy to become complacent and over-believe in the dynamics that have driven the price action. For that matter, one might point o… read more...

Amazon Vs. Retail

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-18 15:29:07:000

Introduction The headlines have been stunning. Wave after wave of stores are going out of business. Circuit City, Borders, Sports Authority, Radio Shack, Toys R' Us and many others are now defunct . Sears (SHLD) almost certainly is on its way to bankruptcy. And Macy's ( M ) always see… read more...

Amazon Vs. Retail

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-18 15:29:07:000

Introduction The headlines have been stunning. Wave after wave of stores are going out of business. Circuit City, Borders, Sports Authority, Radio Shack, Toys R' Us and many others are now defunct . Sears (SHLD) almost certainly is on its way to bankruptcy. And Macy's ( M ) always see… read more...

A Lot Underneath Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-16 09:31:57:000

By Jeffrey P. Snider The retail sales report for the month of May 2018 was generally positive on the headline, which is to say it was one of the better months of recent years. Total sales growth was 6.35% year-over-year (unadjusted). A big part of it was due to an 18% year-over-year gain i… read more...

A Lot Underneath Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-16 09:31:57:000

By Jeffrey P. Snider The retail sales report for the month of May 2018 was generally positive on the headline, which is to say it was one of the better months of recent years. Total sales growth was 6.35% year-over-year (unadjusted). A big part of it was due to an 18% year-over-year gain i… read more...

The Big 4 Economic Indicators: May Real Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-15 02:55:47:000

By Jill Mislinski Note : With the release of May Retail Sales and the Consumer Price Index, we've updated this commentary to include the latest Real Retail Sales. Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandably vague… read more...

May Retail Sales: Up 0.8% MoM, Better Than Forecast

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-14 11:34:32:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for May was released this morning. Headline sales came in at 0.8% month-over-month to one decimal and was above the Investing.com consensus of 0.4%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.80% MoM (to two decimals). Revisions wer… read more...

A Different Look Behind The Retail Apocalypse

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-13 05:13:19:000

Even the apocalypse is a process that takes time. Like a financial crash that isn't really a condensed all-at-once occurrence, the retail industry's long-described reset has for another year reached even greater proportions in 2018. It's not clear when the term first showed up, but by now it i… read more...

Sector ETF Week In Review For The Week Of June 4-June 8

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-11 02:29:17:000

Let's start with weekly performance table: This was a good week, save for utilities. Consumer discretionary topped the pack, followed by basic materials, staples, and financials. But overall, all investors should be pleased by the performance. The tables for longer time frames are also b… read more...

Sector ETF Week In Review For The Week Of June 4-June 8

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-11 02:29:17:000

Let's start with weekly performance table: This was a good week, save for utilities. Consumer discretionary topped the pack, followed by basic materials, staples, and financials. But overall, all investors should be pleased by the performance. The tables for longer time frames are also b… read more...

Retail Apocalypse Also Creates Winners

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-04 15:43:31:000

Much has been written by the retail apocalypse. Thousands of retail stores across the nation are being closed. While the situation may seem dire, the reality is that the retail industry is adjusting to the changing tastes and behaviors of the population. The confluence of a new generation of c… read more...

Retail Apocalypse Also Creates Winners

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-04 15:43:31:000

Much has been written by the retail apocalypse. Thousands of retail stores across the nation are being closed. While the situation may seem dire, the reality is that the retail industry is adjusting to the changing tastes and behaviors of the population. The confluence of a new generation of c… read more...

Retail Apocalypse Also Creates Winners

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-04 15:43:31:000

Much has been written by the retail apocalypse. Thousands of retail stores across the nation are being closed. While the situation may seem dire, the reality is that the retail industry is adjusting to the changing tastes and behaviors of the population. The confluence of a new generation of c… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

These 3 Sectors Have The Longest Dividend Streaks, But Which Offers The Best Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 17:31:45:000

The investment landscape can be broken down into 11 different sectors: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples (Also known as Consumer Defensive), Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Telecommunication Services, an… read more...

The Secret To Success For Some U.S. Retailers

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-30 21:25:22:000

By Jharonne Martis A number of U.S. retailers have been closing their doors - the most recent being toy store giant Toys "R" Us. However, in a time when retailers are struggling, some are not affected. They even continue to grow, expand and open new stores across the country. Some discou… read more...

Only The Good News

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-28 01:57:26:000

As seems often the case, it is the bad news that leads headlines and garners the attention of those interested in digesting news reports. In the current economic environment, though, it seems somewhat difficult to promote the bad news when there seems little of it. I am not saying there is no … read more...

Only The Good News

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-28 01:57:26:000

As seems often the case, it is the bad news that leads headlines and garners the attention of those interested in digesting news reports. In the current economic environment, though, it seems somewhat difficult to promote the bad news when there seems little of it. I am not saying there is no … read more...

Only The Good News

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-28 01:57:26:000

As seems often the case, it is the bad news that leads headlines and garners the attention of those interested in digesting news reports. In the current economic environment, though, it seems somewhat difficult to promote the bad news when there seems little of it. I am not saying there is no … read more...

Sector Shakeup: Telecom Sector To Be Broadened And Renamed Communications Services

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-25 00:41:09:000

There are big changes coming to the Telecommunication Services, Information Technology and Consumer Discretionary sectors. After their annual review of the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) - the system that structures publicly traded companies into different sectors, industries… read more...

Sector Shakeup: Telecom Sector To Be Broadened And Renamed Communications Services

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-25 00:41:09:000

There are big changes coming to the Telecommunication Services, Information Technology and Consumer Discretionary sectors. After their annual review of the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) - the system that structures publicly traded companies into different sectors, industries… read more...

Sector Shakeup: Telecom Sector To Be Broadened And Renamed Communications Services

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-25 00:41:09:000

There are big changes coming to the Telecommunication Services, Information Technology and Consumer Discretionary sectors. After their annual review of the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) - the system that structures publicly traded companies into different sectors, industries… read more...

Sector Shakeup: Telecom Sector To Be Broadened And Renamed Communications Services

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-25 00:41:09:000

There are big changes coming to the Telecommunication Services, Information Technology and Consumer Discretionary sectors. After their annual review of the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) - the system that structures publicly traded companies into different sectors, industries… read more...

Sector Shakeup: Telecom Sector To Be Broadened And Renamed Communications Services

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-25 00:41:09:000

There are big changes coming to the Telecommunication Services, Information Technology and Consumer Discretionary sectors. After their annual review of the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) - the system that structures publicly traded companies into different sectors, industries… read more...

Sector Shakeup: Telecom Sector To Be Broadened And Renamed Communications Services

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-25 00:41:09:000

There are big changes coming to the Telecommunication Services, Information Technology and Consumer Discretionary sectors. After their annual review of the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) - the system that structures publicly traded companies into different sectors, industries… read more...

Thomson Reuters Retail And Restaurant Aggregate Estimates And Revisions Q1 2018 | May 23

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-24 12:48:30:000

By Jharonne Martis 1Q 2018 Thomson Reuters Retail and Restaurant Aggregate Estimates and Revisions First-quarter earnings are expected to increase 20.1% from Q1 2018. 76% of companies in our Retail/Restaurant Index have reported Q1 2018 EPS. Of the 165 companies in the Retail/Res… read more...

Thomson Reuters Retail And Restaurant Aggregate Estimates And Revisions Q1 2018 | May 23

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-24 12:48:30:000

By Jharonne Martis 1Q 2018 Thomson Reuters Retail and Restaurant Aggregate Estimates and Revisions First-quarter earnings are expected to increase 20.1% from Q1 2018. 76% of companies in our Retail/Restaurant Index have reported Q1 2018 EPS. Of the 165 companies in the Retail/Res… read more...

Thomson Reuters Retail And Restaurant Aggregate Estimates And Revisions Q1 2018 | May 23

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-24 12:48:30:000

By Jharonne Martis 1Q 2018 Thomson Reuters Retail and Restaurant Aggregate Estimates and Revisions First-quarter earnings are expected to increase 20.1% from Q1 2018. 76% of companies in our Retail/Restaurant Index have reported Q1 2018 EPS. Of the 165 companies in the Retail/Res… read more...

Consumer Roundup: Department Stores Diverge, Gamestop's Flash In The Pan, Disrupting Trends

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 11:57:23:000

Diverging Trends In The Retail Space A sizable portion of the consumer space, and the retail industry, in particular, has been partially disrupted by the fast expansion of pure e-commerce players with aggressive business models. You will not be surprised to know I am talking about Amazon (… read more...

Consumer Roundup: Department Stores Diverge, Gamestop's Flash In The Pan, Disrupting Trends

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 11:57:23:000

Diverging Trends In The Retail Space A sizable portion of the consumer space, and the retail industry, in particular, has been partially disrupted by the fast expansion of pure e-commerce players with aggressive business models. You will not be surprised to know I am talking about Amazon (… read more...

Consumer Roundup: Department Stores Diverge, Gamestop's Flash In The Pan, Disrupting Trends

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 11:57:23:000

Diverging Trends In The Retail Space A sizable portion of the consumer space, and the retail industry, in particular, has been partially disrupted by the fast expansion of pure e-commerce players with aggressive business models. You will not be surprised to know I am talking about Amazon (… read more...

Consumer Roundup: Department Stores Diverge, Gamestop's Flash In The Pan, Disrupting Trends

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 11:57:23:000

Diverging Trends In The Retail Space A sizable portion of the consumer space, and the retail industry, in particular, has been partially disrupted by the fast expansion of pure e-commerce players with aggressive business models. You will not be surprised to know I am talking about Amazon (… read more...

Consumer Roundup: Department Stores Diverge, Gamestop's Flash In The Pan, Disrupting Trends

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 11:57:23:000

Diverging Trends In The Retail Space A sizable portion of the consumer space, and the retail industry, in particular, has been partially disrupted by the fast expansion of pure e-commerce players with aggressive business models. You will not be surprised to know I am talking about Amazon (… read more...

Consumer Roundup: Department Stores Diverge, Gamestop's Flash In The Pan, Disrupting Trends

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 11:57:23:000

Diverging Trends In The Retail Space A sizable portion of the consumer space, and the retail industry, in particular, has been partially disrupted by the fast expansion of pure e-commerce players with aggressive business models. You will not be surprised to know I am talking about Amazon (… read more...

Consumer Roundup: Department Stores Diverge, Gamestop's Flash In The Pan, Disrupting Trends

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 11:57:23:000

Diverging Trends In The Retail Space A sizable portion of the consumer space, and the retail industry, in particular, has been partially disrupted by the fast expansion of pure e-commerce players with aggressive business models. You will not be surprised to know I am talking about Amazon (… read more...

Thomson Reuters Retail And Restaurant Aggregate Estimates And Revisions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-17 02:24:36:000

By Jharonne Martis 1Q 2018 Thomson Reuters Retail and Restaurant Aggregate Estimates and Revisions First-quarter earnings are expected to increase 19.4 % from Q1 2018. 67% of companies in our Retail/Restaurant Index have reported Q1 2018 EPS. Of the 141 companies in the Retai… read more...

Thomson Reuters Retail And Restaurant Aggregate Estimates And Revisions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-17 02:24:36:000

By Jharonne Martis 1Q 2018 Thomson Reuters Retail and Restaurant Aggregate Estimates and Revisions First-quarter earnings are expected to increase 19.4 % from Q1 2018. 67% of companies in our Retail/Restaurant Index have reported Q1 2018 EPS. Of the 141 companies in the Retai… read more...

Thomson Reuters Retail And Restaurant Aggregate Estimates And Revisions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-17 02:24:36:000

By Jharonne Martis 1Q 2018 Thomson Reuters Retail and Restaurant Aggregate Estimates and Revisions First-quarter earnings are expected to increase 19.4 % from Q1 2018. 67% of companies in our Retail/Restaurant Index have reported Q1 2018 EPS. Of the 141 companies in the Retai… read more...

Profit From Rising Consumer Spending And Household Debt

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 10:31:31:000

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome Craig Blanchfield, CFA as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive. Click here to find out more Th… read more...

Profit From Rising Consumer Spending And Household Debt

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 10:31:31:000

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome Craig Blanchfield, CFA as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive. Click here to find out more Th… read more...

Profit From Rising Consumer Spending And Household Debt

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 10:31:31:000

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome Craig Blanchfield, CFA as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive. Click here to find out more Th… read more...

Profit From Rising Consumer Spending And Household Debt

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 10:31:31:000

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome Craig Blanchfield, CFA as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive. Click here to find out more Th… read more...

Profit From Rising Consumer Spending And Household Debt

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 10:31:31:000

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome Craig Blanchfield, CFA as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive. Click here to find out more Th… read more...

Profit From Rising Consumer Spending And Household Debt

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 10:31:31:000

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome Craig Blanchfield, CFA as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive. Click here to find out more Th… read more...

Profit From Rising Consumer Spending And Household Debt

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 10:31:31:000

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome Craig Blanchfield, CFA as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive. Click here to find out more Th… read more...

April Retail Sales: Up 0.3% MoM, Slightly Worse Than Forecast

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 05:39:32:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for April was released this morning. Headline sales came in at 0.3% month over month to one decimal and was slightly below the Investing.com consensus of 0.4%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.35% MoM (to two decimals). Fe… read more...

April Retail Sales: Up 0.3% MoM, Slightly Worse Than Forecast

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 05:39:32:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for April was released this morning. Headline sales came in at 0.3% month over month to one decimal and was slightly below the Investing.com consensus of 0.4%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.35% MoM (to two decimals). Fe… read more...

April Retail Sales: Up 0.3% MoM, Slightly Worse Than Forecast

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 05:39:32:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for April was released this morning. Headline sales came in at 0.3% month over month to one decimal and was slightly below the Investing.com consensus of 0.4%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.35% MoM (to two decimals). Fe… read more...

April Retail Sales: Up 0.3% MoM, Slightly Worse Than Forecast

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 05:39:32:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for April was released this morning. Headline sales came in at 0.3% month over month to one decimal and was slightly below the Investing.com consensus of 0.4%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.35% MoM (to two decimals). Fe… read more...

April Retail Sales: Up 0.3% MoM, Slightly Worse Than Forecast

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 05:39:32:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for April was released this morning. Headline sales came in at 0.3% month over month to one decimal and was slightly below the Investing.com consensus of 0.4%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.35% MoM (to two decimals). Fe… read more...

April Retail Sales: Up 0.3% MoM, Slightly Worse Than Forecast

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 05:39:32:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for April was released this morning. Headline sales came in at 0.3% month over month to one decimal and was slightly below the Investing.com consensus of 0.4%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.35% MoM (to two decimals). Fe… read more...

April Retail Sales: Up 0.3% MoM, Slightly Worse Than Forecast

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 05:39:32:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for April was released this morning. Headline sales came in at 0.3% month over month to one decimal and was slightly below the Investing.com consensus of 0.4%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.35% MoM (to two decimals). Fe… read more...

Death Of Retail Is Premature

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 02:16:27:000

Does anyone remember Montgomery Ward? What about TG&Y? Wikipedia has a longer list of dead brands here . That Sears (SHLD), K-Mart and many other brands wither in retail hospice is frightening to many : The amount of retail space going dark in 2018 is on pace to break a record, as com… read more...

Death Of Retail Is Premature

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 02:16:27:000

Does anyone remember Montgomery Ward? What about TG&Y? Wikipedia has a longer list of dead brands here . That Sears (SHLD), K-Mart and many other brands wither in retail hospice is frightening to many : The amount of retail space going dark in 2018 is on pace to break a record, as com… read more...

Death Of Retail Is Premature

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 02:16:27:000

Does anyone remember Montgomery Ward? What about TG&Y? Wikipedia has a longer list of dead brands here . That Sears (SHLD), K-Mart and many other brands wither in retail hospice is frightening to many : The amount of retail space going dark in 2018 is on pace to break a record, as com… read more...

Death Of Retail Is Premature

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 02:16:27:000

Does anyone remember Montgomery Ward? What about TG&Y? Wikipedia has a longer list of dead brands here . That Sears (SHLD), K-Mart and many other brands wither in retail hospice is frightening to many : The amount of retail space going dark in 2018 is on pace to break a record, as com… read more...

Death Of Retail Is Premature

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 02:16:27:000

Does anyone remember Montgomery Ward? What about TG&Y? Wikipedia has a longer list of dead brands here . That Sears (SHLD), K-Mart and many other brands wither in retail hospice is frightening to many : The amount of retail space going dark in 2018 is on pace to break a record, as com… read more...

Death Of Retail Is Premature

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 02:16:27:000

Does anyone remember Montgomery Ward? What about TG&Y? Wikipedia has a longer list of dead brands here . That Sears (SHLD), K-Mart and many other brands wither in retail hospice is frightening to many : The amount of retail space going dark in 2018 is on pace to break a record, as com… read more...

Death Of Retail Is Premature

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 02:16:27:000

Does anyone remember Montgomery Ward? What about TG&Y? Wikipedia has a longer list of dead brands here . That Sears (SHLD), K-Mart and many other brands wither in retail hospice is frightening to many : The amount of retail space going dark in 2018 is on pace to break a record, as com… read more...

Tax Cuts And (Less) Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 01:34:18:000

After being rumored and talked about for over a year, at the end of last year the tax cuts were finally delivered. The idea had captured much market attention during that often anxious period of political flirtation. Prices would rise or fall by turn based on whether or not it seemed a realist… read more...

Tax Cuts And (Less) Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 01:34:18:000

After being rumored and talked about for over a year, at the end of last year the tax cuts were finally delivered. The idea had captured much market attention during that often anxious period of political flirtation. Prices would rise or fall by turn based on whether or not it seemed a realist… read more...

Tax Cuts And (Less) Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 01:34:18:000

After being rumored and talked about for over a year, at the end of last year the tax cuts were finally delivered. The idea had captured much market attention during that often anxious period of political flirtation. Prices would rise or fall by turn based on whether or not it seemed a realist… read more...

Tax Cuts And (Less) Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 01:34:18:000

After being rumored and talked about for over a year, at the end of last year the tax cuts were finally delivered. The idea had captured much market attention during that often anxious period of political flirtation. Prices would rise or fall by turn based on whether or not it seemed a realist… read more...

Tax Cuts And (Less) Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 01:34:18:000

After being rumored and talked about for over a year, at the end of last year the tax cuts were finally delivered. The idea had captured much market attention during that often anxious period of political flirtation. Prices would rise or fall by turn based on whether or not it seemed a realist… read more...

Tax Cuts And (Less) Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 01:34:18:000

After being rumored and talked about for over a year, at the end of last year the tax cuts were finally delivered. The idea had captured much market attention during that often anxious period of political flirtation. Prices would rise or fall by turn based on whether or not it seemed a realist… read more...

Tax Cuts And (Less) Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 01:34:18:000

After being rumored and talked about for over a year, at the end of last year the tax cuts were finally delivered. The idea had captured much market attention during that often anxious period of political flirtation. Prices would rise or fall by turn based on whether or not it seemed a realist… read more...

U.S. Retailers Saw Strong Holiday Results Roll Into Q1

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-08 04:49:38:000

By Jharonne Martis In the U.S. retail landscape, the strength seen this past holiday season continued into the first quarter of 2018. In fact, analysts polled by Thomson Reuters are becoming more bullish on consumer spending as retailers get ready to report their earnings for Q1 2018. Th… read more...

U.S. Retailers Saw Strong Holiday Results Roll Into Q1

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-08 04:49:38:000

By Jharonne Martis In the U.S. retail landscape, the strength seen this past holiday season continued into the first quarter of 2018. In fact, analysts polled by Thomson Reuters are becoming more bullish on consumer spending as retailers get ready to report their earnings for Q1 2018. Th… read more...

Consumer confidence in the spotlight

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-24 13:34:59:000

Retail Advisory Services President Naveen dissects today's consumer confidence report. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Consumer confidence in the spotlight

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-24 13:34:59:000

Retail Advisory Services President Naveen dissects today's consumer confidence report. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

The Retail Sales Shortage

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-17 02:47:10:000

Retail sales rose (seasonally adjusted) in March 2018 for the first time in four months. Related to last year's big hurricanes and the distortions they produced, retail sales had surged in the three months following their immediate aftermath and now appear to be mean reverting toward what look… read more...

The Retail Sales Shortage

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-17 02:47:10:000

Retail sales rose (seasonally adjusted) in March 2018 for the first time in four months. Related to last year's big hurricanes and the distortions they produced, retail sales had surged in the three months following their immediate aftermath and now appear to be mean reverting toward what look… read more...

Store Closures Set To Accelerate This Year, Warns Bloomberg's Matt Townsend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-17 01:22:14:000

By FS Staff The following is a summary of our recent FS Insider podcast, " Retail Apocalypse Picking Up Steam, Says Bloomberg's Matt Townsend ," which can be accessed on our site here on iTunes here . Last year, we saw more than 7,000 stores close their doors, more than … read more...

Store Closures Set To Accelerate This Year, Warns Bloomberg's Matt Townsend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-17 01:22:14:000

By FS Staff The following is a summary of our recent FS Insider podcast, " Retail Apocalypse Picking Up Steam, Says Bloomberg's Matt Townsend ," which can be accessed on our site here on iTunes here . Last year, we saw more than 7,000 stores close their doors, more than … read more...

March Retail Sales: Up 0.6% MoM, Better Than Forecast

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-17 01:01:55:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for March was released on Monday morning. Headline sales came in at 0.6% month over month to one decimal and was above the Investing.com consensus of 0.4%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.2% MoM. January and February figu… read more...

March Retail Sales: Up 0.6% MoM, Better Than Forecast

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-17 01:01:55:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for March was released on Monday morning. Headline sales came in at 0.6% month over month to one decimal and was above the Investing.com consensus of 0.4%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.2% MoM. January and February figu… read more...

Retail sales head back up

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-16 09:05:10:000

Retail sales rose 0.6% M/M and 4.5% Y/Y in March to stay roughly on pace with expectations. It's a bit of relief after the year started out with two straight drops in retail sales. More news on: Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings, Inc., Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., Consumer stocks news, N… read more...

About January's 'Dip' In Retail Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 11:27:57:000

Based on nothing more than the headlines, it would be easy to conclude the average consumer fell off a cliff in January. A rising stock market and rising wages sent spenders to stores in droves near the end of last year, with December's retail spending up firmly (at least as initially reported… read more...

About January's 'Dip' In Retail Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 11:27:57:000

Based on nothing more than the headlines, it would be easy to conclude the average consumer fell off a cliff in January. A rising stock market and rising wages sent spenders to stores in droves near the end of last year, with December's retail spending up firmly (at least as initially reported… read more...

About January's 'Dip' In Retail Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 11:27:57:000

Based on nothing more than the headlines, it would be easy to conclude the average consumer fell off a cliff in January. A rising stock market and rising wages sent spenders to stores in droves near the end of last year, with December's retail spending up firmly (at least as initially reported… read more...

About January's 'Dip' In Retail Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 11:27:57:000

Based on nothing more than the headlines, it would be easy to conclude the average consumer fell off a cliff in January. A rising stock market and rising wages sent spenders to stores in droves near the end of last year, with December's retail spending up firmly (at least as initially reported… read more...

About January's 'Dip' In Retail Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 11:27:57:000

Based on nothing more than the headlines, it would be easy to conclude the average consumer fell off a cliff in January. A rising stock market and rising wages sent spenders to stores in droves near the end of last year, with December's retail spending up firmly (at least as initially reported… read more...

About January's 'Dip' In Retail Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 11:27:57:000

Based on nothing more than the headlines, it would be easy to conclude the average consumer fell off a cliff in January. A rising stock market and rising wages sent spenders to stores in droves near the end of last year, with December's retail spending up firmly (at least as initially reported… read more...

About January's 'Dip' In Retail Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 11:27:57:000

Based on nothing more than the headlines, it would be easy to conclude the average consumer fell off a cliff in January. A rising stock market and rising wages sent spenders to stores in droves near the end of last year, with December's retail spending up firmly (at least as initially reported… read more...

About January's 'Dip' In Retail Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 11:27:57:000

Based on nothing more than the headlines, it would be easy to conclude the average consumer fell off a cliff in January. A rising stock market and rising wages sent spenders to stores in droves near the end of last year, with December's retail spending up firmly (at least as initially reported… read more...

About January's 'Dip' In Retail Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 11:27:57:000

Based on nothing more than the headlines, it would be easy to conclude the average consumer fell off a cliff in January. A rising stock market and rising wages sent spenders to stores in droves near the end of last year, with December's retail spending up firmly (at least as initially reported… read more...

About January's 'Dip' In Retail Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 11:27:57:000

Based on nothing more than the headlines, it would be easy to conclude the average consumer fell off a cliff in January. A rising stock market and rising wages sent spenders to stores in droves near the end of last year, with December's retail spending up firmly (at least as initially reported… read more...

About January's 'Dip' In Retail Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 11:27:57:000

Based on nothing more than the headlines, it would be easy to conclude the average consumer fell off a cliff in January. A rising stock market and rising wages sent spenders to stores in droves near the end of last year, with December's retail spending up firmly (at least as initially reported… read more...

About January's 'Dip' In Retail Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 11:27:57:000

Based on nothing more than the headlines, it would be easy to conclude the average consumer fell off a cliff in January. A rising stock market and rising wages sent spenders to stores in droves near the end of last year, with December's retail spending up firmly (at least as initially reported… read more...

About January's 'Dip' In Retail Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 11:27:57:000

Based on nothing more than the headlines, it would be easy to conclude the average consumer fell off a cliff in January. A rising stock market and rising wages sent spenders to stores in droves near the end of last year, with December's retail spending up firmly (at least as initially reported… read more...

About January's 'Dip' In Retail Spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 11:27:57:000

Based on nothing more than the headlines, it would be easy to conclude the average consumer fell off a cliff in January. A rising stock market and rising wages sent spenders to stores in droves near the end of last year, with December's retail spending up firmly (at least as initially reported… read more...

U.S. Retail Spending Cools As Inflation Edges Higher

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:38:22:000

The US economic profile hit some turbulence in yesterday's updates on retail sales and consumer inflation in January. The surprisingly soft spending data suggest that the macro trend has moderated in the kickoff to 2018 while pricing pressure can no longer be counted on to remain unusually… read more...

U.S. Retail Spending Cools As Inflation Edges Higher

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:38:22:000

The US economic profile hit some turbulence in yesterday's updates on retail sales and consumer inflation in January. The surprisingly soft spending data suggest that the macro trend has moderated in the kickoff to 2018 while pricing pressure can no longer be counted on to remain unusually… read more...

U.S. Retail Spending Cools As Inflation Edges Higher

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:38:22:000

The US economic profile hit some turbulence in yesterday's updates on retail sales and consumer inflation in January. The surprisingly soft spending data suggest that the macro trend has moderated in the kickoff to 2018 while pricing pressure can no longer be counted on to remain unusually… read more...

U.S. Retail Spending Cools As Inflation Edges Higher

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:38:22:000

The US economic profile hit some turbulence in yesterday's updates on retail sales and consumer inflation in January. The surprisingly soft spending data suggest that the macro trend has moderated in the kickoff to 2018 while pricing pressure can no longer be counted on to remain unusually… read more...

U.S. Retail Spending Cools As Inflation Edges Higher

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:38:22:000

The US economic profile hit some turbulence in yesterday's updates on retail sales and consumer inflation in January. The surprisingly soft spending data suggest that the macro trend has moderated in the kickoff to 2018 while pricing pressure can no longer be counted on to remain unusually… read more...

U.S. Retail Spending Cools As Inflation Edges Higher

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:38:22:000

The US economic profile hit some turbulence in yesterday's updates on retail sales and consumer inflation in January. The surprisingly soft spending data suggest that the macro trend has moderated in the kickoff to 2018 while pricing pressure can no longer be counted on to remain unusually… read more...

U.S. Retail Spending Cools As Inflation Edges Higher

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:38:22:000

The US economic profile hit some turbulence in yesterday's updates on retail sales and consumer inflation in January. The surprisingly soft spending data suggest that the macro trend has moderated in the kickoff to 2018 while pricing pressure can no longer be counted on to remain unusually… read more...

U.S. Retail Spending Cools As Inflation Edges Higher

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:38:22:000

The US economic profile hit some turbulence in yesterday's updates on retail sales and consumer inflation in January. The surprisingly soft spending data suggest that the macro trend has moderated in the kickoff to 2018 while pricing pressure can no longer be counted on to remain unusually… read more...

U.S. Retail Spending Cools As Inflation Edges Higher

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:38:22:000

The US economic profile hit some turbulence in yesterday's updates on retail sales and consumer inflation in January. The surprisingly soft spending data suggest that the macro trend has moderated in the kickoff to 2018 while pricing pressure can no longer be counted on to remain unusually… read more...

U.S. Retail Spending Cools As Inflation Edges Higher

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:38:22:000

The US economic profile hit some turbulence in yesterday's updates on retail sales and consumer inflation in January. The surprisingly soft spending data suggest that the macro trend has moderated in the kickoff to 2018 while pricing pressure can no longer be counted on to remain unusually… read more...

U.S. Retail Spending Cools As Inflation Edges Higher

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:38:22:000

The US economic profile hit some turbulence in yesterday's updates on retail sales and consumer inflation in January. The surprisingly soft spending data suggest that the macro trend has moderated in the kickoff to 2018 while pricing pressure can no longer be counted on to remain unusually… read more...

U.S. Retail Spending Cools As Inflation Edges Higher

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:38:22:000

The US economic profile hit some turbulence in yesterday's updates on retail sales and consumer inflation in January. The surprisingly soft spending data suggest that the macro trend has moderated in the kickoff to 2018 while pricing pressure can no longer be counted on to remain unusually… read more...

U.S. Retail Spending Cools As Inflation Edges Higher

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:38:22:000

The US economic profile hit some turbulence in yesterday's updates on retail sales and consumer inflation in January. The surprisingly soft spending data suggest that the macro trend has moderated in the kickoff to 2018 while pricing pressure can no longer be counted on to remain unusually… read more...

U.S. Retail Spending Cools As Inflation Edges Higher

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 07:38:22:000

The US economic profile hit some turbulence in yesterday's updates on retail sales and consumer inflation in January. The surprisingly soft spending data suggest that the macro trend has moderated in the kickoff to 2018 while pricing pressure can no longer be counted on to remain unusually… read more...

The Big 4 Economic Indicators: January Real Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 06:38:12:000

By Jill Mislinski Note : With the release of January Retail Sales and the Consumer Price Index, we've updated this commentary to include the latest Real Retail Sales. Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandab… read more...

The Big 4 Economic Indicators: January Real Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 06:38:12:000

By Jill Mislinski Note : With the release of January Retail Sales and the Consumer Price Index, we've updated this commentary to include the latest Real Retail Sales. Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandab… read more...

The Big 4 Economic Indicators: January Real Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 06:38:12:000

By Jill Mislinski Note : With the release of January Retail Sales and the Consumer Price Index, we've updated this commentary to include the latest Real Retail Sales. Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandab… read more...

The Big 4 Economic Indicators: January Real Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 06:38:12:000

By Jill Mislinski Note : With the release of January Retail Sales and the Consumer Price Index, we've updated this commentary to include the latest Real Retail Sales. Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandab… read more...

The Big 4 Economic Indicators: January Real Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 06:38:12:000

By Jill Mislinski Note : With the release of January Retail Sales and the Consumer Price Index, we've updated this commentary to include the latest Real Retail Sales. Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandab… read more...

The Big 4 Economic Indicators: January Real Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 06:38:12:000

By Jill Mislinski Note : With the release of January Retail Sales and the Consumer Price Index, we've updated this commentary to include the latest Real Retail Sales. Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandab… read more...

The Big 4 Economic Indicators: January Real Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 06:38:12:000

By Jill Mislinski Note : With the release of January Retail Sales and the Consumer Price Index, we've updated this commentary to include the latest Real Retail Sales. Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandab… read more...

The Big 4 Economic Indicators: January Real Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 06:38:12:000

By Jill Mislinski Note : With the release of January Retail Sales and the Consumer Price Index, we've updated this commentary to include the latest Real Retail Sales. Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandab… read more...

The Big 4 Economic Indicators: January Real Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 06:38:12:000

By Jill Mislinski Note : With the release of January Retail Sales and the Consumer Price Index, we've updated this commentary to include the latest Real Retail Sales. Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandab… read more...

The Big 4 Economic Indicators: January Real Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 06:38:12:000

By Jill Mislinski Note : With the release of January Retail Sales and the Consumer Price Index, we've updated this commentary to include the latest Real Retail Sales. Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandab… read more...

The Big 4 Economic Indicators: January Real Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 06:38:12:000

By Jill Mislinski Note : With the release of January Retail Sales and the Consumer Price Index, we've updated this commentary to include the latest Real Retail Sales. Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandab… read more...

The Big 4 Economic Indicators: January Real Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 06:38:12:000

By Jill Mislinski Note : With the release of January Retail Sales and the Consumer Price Index, we've updated this commentary to include the latest Real Retail Sales. Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandab… read more...

The Big 4 Economic Indicators: January Real Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 06:38:12:000

By Jill Mislinski Note : With the release of January Retail Sales and the Consumer Price Index, we've updated this commentary to include the latest Real Retail Sales. Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandab… read more...

The Big 4 Economic Indicators: January Real Retail Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 06:38:12:000

By Jill Mislinski Note : With the release of January Retail Sales and the Consumer Price Index, we've updated this commentary to include the latest Real Retail Sales. Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandab… read more...

The Other Side Of Harvey And Irma

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 05:04:03:000

Retail sales in January 2018 rose by a little over 5% year over year. That followed sharp downward revisions to December, where in the biggest retail month of any calendar, sales are now thought to have gained just 3.7%. Both of those rates are concerning, particularly the latter, given that a… read more...

The Other Side Of Harvey And Irma

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 05:04:03:000

Retail sales in January 2018 rose by a little over 5% year over year. That followed sharp downward revisions to December, where in the biggest retail month of any calendar, sales are now thought to have gained just 3.7%. Both of those rates are concerning, particularly the latter, given that a… read more...

The Other Side Of Harvey And Irma

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 05:04:03:000

Retail sales in January 2018 rose by a little over 5% year over year. That followed sharp downward revisions to December, where in the biggest retail month of any calendar, sales are now thought to have gained just 3.7%. Both of those rates are concerning, particularly the latter, given that a… read more...

The Other Side Of Harvey And Irma

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 05:04:03:000

Retail sales in January 2018 rose by a little over 5% year over year. That followed sharp downward revisions to December, where in the biggest retail month of any calendar, sales are now thought to have gained just 3.7%. Both of those rates are concerning, particularly the latter, given that a… read more...

The Other Side Of Harvey And Irma

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 05:04:03:000

Retail sales in January 2018 rose by a little over 5% year over year. That followed sharp downward revisions to December, where in the biggest retail month of any calendar, sales are now thought to have gained just 3.7%. Both of those rates are concerning, particularly the latter, given that a… read more...

The Other Side Of Harvey And Irma

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 05:04:03:000

Retail sales in January 2018 rose by a little over 5% year over year. That followed sharp downward revisions to December, where in the biggest retail month of any calendar, sales are now thought to have gained just 3.7%. Both of those rates are concerning, particularly the latter, given that a… read more...

The Other Side Of Harvey And Irma

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 05:04:03:000

Retail sales in January 2018 rose by a little over 5% year over year. That followed sharp downward revisions to December, where in the biggest retail month of any calendar, sales are now thought to have gained just 3.7%. Both of those rates are concerning, particularly the latter, given that a… read more...

The Other Side Of Harvey And Irma

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 05:04:03:000

Retail sales in January 2018 rose by a little over 5% year over year. That followed sharp downward revisions to December, where in the biggest retail month of any calendar, sales are now thought to have gained just 3.7%. Both of those rates are concerning, particularly the latter, given that a… read more...

The Other Side Of Harvey And Irma

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 05:04:03:000

Retail sales in January 2018 rose by a little over 5% year over year. That followed sharp downward revisions to December, where in the biggest retail month of any calendar, sales are now thought to have gained just 3.7%. Both of those rates are concerning, particularly the latter, given that a… read more...

The Other Side Of Harvey And Irma

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 05:04:03:000

Retail sales in January 2018 rose by a little over 5% year over year. That followed sharp downward revisions to December, where in the biggest retail month of any calendar, sales are now thought to have gained just 3.7%. Both of those rates are concerning, particularly the latter, given that a… read more...

The Other Side Of Harvey And Irma

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 05:04:03:000

Retail sales in January 2018 rose by a little over 5% year over year. That followed sharp downward revisions to December, where in the biggest retail month of any calendar, sales are now thought to have gained just 3.7%. Both of those rates are concerning, particularly the latter, given that a… read more...

The Other Side Of Harvey And Irma

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 05:04:03:000

Retail sales in January 2018 rose by a little over 5% year over year. That followed sharp downward revisions to December, where in the biggest retail month of any calendar, sales are now thought to have gained just 3.7%. Both of those rates are concerning, particularly the latter, given that a… read more...

The Other Side Of Harvey And Irma

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 05:04:03:000

Retail sales in January 2018 rose by a little over 5% year over year. That followed sharp downward revisions to December, where in the biggest retail month of any calendar, sales are now thought to have gained just 3.7%. Both of those rates are concerning, particularly the latter, given that a… read more...

The Other Side Of Harvey And Irma

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 05:04:03:000

Retail sales in January 2018 rose by a little over 5% year over year. That followed sharp downward revisions to December, where in the biggest retail month of any calendar, sales are now thought to have gained just 3.7%. Both of those rates are concerning, particularly the latter, given that a… read more...

Rising U.S. Breakeven Inflation - Mean Reversion Or Something Else?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:57:46:000

There have been a great many attempts to pin the blame on the equity market correction on things other than the implosion of the short-volatility complex; inflation and fiscal policy being commonly-cited culprits. I do want to wander into equity analysis, but the move in breakeven inflation ha… read more...

Rising U.S. Breakeven Inflation - Mean Reversion Or Something Else?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:57:46:000

There have been a great many attempts to pin the blame on the equity market correction on things other than the implosion of the short-volatility complex; inflation and fiscal policy being commonly-cited culprits. I do want to wander into equity analysis, but the move in breakeven inflation ha… read more...

Rising U.S. Breakeven Inflation - Mean Reversion Or Something Else?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:57:46:000

There have been a great many attempts to pin the blame on the equity market correction on things other than the implosion of the short-volatility complex; inflation and fiscal policy being commonly-cited culprits. I do want to wander into equity analysis, but the move in breakeven inflation ha… read more...

Rising U.S. Breakeven Inflation - Mean Reversion Or Something Else?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:57:46:000

There have been a great many attempts to pin the blame on the equity market correction on things other than the implosion of the short-volatility complex; inflation and fiscal policy being commonly-cited culprits. I do want to wander into equity analysis, but the move in breakeven inflation ha… read more...

Rising U.S. Breakeven Inflation - Mean Reversion Or Something Else?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:57:46:000

There have been a great many attempts to pin the blame on the equity market correction on things other than the implosion of the short-volatility complex; inflation and fiscal policy being commonly-cited culprits. I do want to wander into equity analysis, but the move in breakeven inflation ha… read more...

Rising U.S. Breakeven Inflation - Mean Reversion Or Something Else?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:57:46:000

There have been a great many attempts to pin the blame on the equity market correction on things other than the implosion of the short-volatility complex; inflation and fiscal policy being commonly-cited culprits. I do want to wander into equity analysis, but the move in breakeven inflation ha… read more...

Rising U.S. Breakeven Inflation - Mean Reversion Or Something Else?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:57:46:000

There have been a great many attempts to pin the blame on the equity market correction on things other than the implosion of the short-volatility complex; inflation and fiscal policy being commonly-cited culprits. I do want to wander into equity analysis, but the move in breakeven inflation ha… read more...

Rising U.S. Breakeven Inflation - Mean Reversion Or Something Else?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:57:46:000

There have been a great many attempts to pin the blame on the equity market correction on things other than the implosion of the short-volatility complex; inflation and fiscal policy being commonly-cited culprits. I do want to wander into equity analysis, but the move in breakeven inflation ha… read more...

Rising U.S. Breakeven Inflation - Mean Reversion Or Something Else?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:57:46:000

There have been a great many attempts to pin the blame on the equity market correction on things other than the implosion of the short-volatility complex; inflation and fiscal policy being commonly-cited culprits. I do want to wander into equity analysis, but the move in breakeven inflation ha… read more...

Rising U.S. Breakeven Inflation - Mean Reversion Or Something Else?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:57:46:000

There have been a great many attempts to pin the blame on the equity market correction on things other than the implosion of the short-volatility complex; inflation and fiscal policy being commonly-cited culprits. I do want to wander into equity analysis, but the move in breakeven inflation ha… read more...

Rising U.S. Breakeven Inflation - Mean Reversion Or Something Else?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:57:46:000

There have been a great many attempts to pin the blame on the equity market correction on things other than the implosion of the short-volatility complex; inflation and fiscal policy being commonly-cited culprits. I do want to wander into equity analysis, but the move in breakeven inflation ha… read more...

Rising U.S. Breakeven Inflation - Mean Reversion Or Something Else?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:57:46:000

There have been a great many attempts to pin the blame on the equity market correction on things other than the implosion of the short-volatility complex; inflation and fiscal policy being commonly-cited culprits. I do want to wander into equity analysis, but the move in breakeven inflation ha… read more...

Rising U.S. Breakeven Inflation - Mean Reversion Or Something Else?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:57:46:000

There have been a great many attempts to pin the blame on the equity market correction on things other than the implosion of the short-volatility complex; inflation and fiscal policy being commonly-cited culprits. I do want to wander into equity analysis, but the move in breakeven inflation ha… read more...

Rising U.S. Breakeven Inflation - Mean Reversion Or Something Else?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:57:46:000

There have been a great many attempts to pin the blame on the equity market correction on things other than the implosion of the short-volatility complex; inflation and fiscal policy being commonly-cited culprits. I do want to wander into equity analysis, but the move in breakeven inflation ha… read more...

January Retail Sales: Down 0.3% MoM

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:51:23:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for January was released on Wednesday morning. Headline sales came in at -0.3% month over month to one decimal. Wednesday's headline number was below the Investing.com consensus of 0.2%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.0%… read more...

January Retail Sales: Down 0.3% MoM

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:51:23:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for January was released on Wednesday morning. Headline sales came in at -0.3% month over month to one decimal. Wednesday's headline number was below the Investing.com consensus of 0.2%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.0%… read more...

January Retail Sales: Down 0.3% MoM

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:51:23:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for January was released on Wednesday morning. Headline sales came in at -0.3% month over month to one decimal. Wednesday's headline number was below the Investing.com consensus of 0.2%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.0%… read more...

January Retail Sales: Down 0.3% MoM

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:51:23:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for January was released on Wednesday morning. Headline sales came in at -0.3% month over month to one decimal. Wednesday's headline number was below the Investing.com consensus of 0.2%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.0%… read more...

January Retail Sales: Down 0.3% MoM

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:51:23:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for January was released on Wednesday morning. Headline sales came in at -0.3% month over month to one decimal. Wednesday's headline number was below the Investing.com consensus of 0.2%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.0%… read more...

January Retail Sales: Down 0.3% MoM

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:51:23:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for January was released on Wednesday morning. Headline sales came in at -0.3% month over month to one decimal. Wednesday's headline number was below the Investing.com consensus of 0.2%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.0%… read more...

January Retail Sales: Down 0.3% MoM

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:51:23:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for January was released on Wednesday morning. Headline sales came in at -0.3% month over month to one decimal. Wednesday's headline number was below the Investing.com consensus of 0.2%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.0%… read more...

January Retail Sales: Down 0.3% MoM

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:51:23:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for January was released on Wednesday morning. Headline sales came in at -0.3% month over month to one decimal. Wednesday's headline number was below the Investing.com consensus of 0.2%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.0%… read more...

January Retail Sales: Down 0.3% MoM

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:51:23:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for January was released on Wednesday morning. Headline sales came in at -0.3% month over month to one decimal. Wednesday's headline number was below the Investing.com consensus of 0.2%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.0%… read more...

January Retail Sales: Down 0.3% MoM

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:51:23:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for January was released on Wednesday morning. Headline sales came in at -0.3% month over month to one decimal. Wednesday's headline number was below the Investing.com consensus of 0.2%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.0%… read more...

January Retail Sales: Down 0.3% MoM

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:51:23:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for January was released on Wednesday morning. Headline sales came in at -0.3% month over month to one decimal. Wednesday's headline number was below the Investing.com consensus of 0.2%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.0%… read more...

January Retail Sales: Down 0.3% MoM

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:51:23:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for January was released on Wednesday morning. Headline sales came in at -0.3% month over month to one decimal. Wednesday's headline number was below the Investing.com consensus of 0.2%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.0%… read more...

January Retail Sales: Down 0.3% MoM

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:51:23:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for January was released on Wednesday morning. Headline sales came in at -0.3% month over month to one decimal. Wednesday's headline number was below the Investing.com consensus of 0.2%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.0%… read more...

January Retail Sales: Down 0.3% MoM

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 03:51:23:000

By Jill Mislinski The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for January was released on Wednesday morning. Headline sales came in at -0.3% month over month to one decimal. Wednesday's headline number was below the Investing.com consensus of 0.2%. Core sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.0%… read more...

Retail Sales, Inflation Add Fuel To Fed's Rate-Hike Trajectory, Treasuries Dive As Yields Surge

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 02:31:25:000

But something funny happened on the way to the headlines. In describing the retail-sales data released Wednesday, words like "slumps" and "declines" kept cropping up in the headlines. This referred to the seasonally adjusted month-over-month data, so the percentage change from December r… read more...

Retail Sales, Inflation Add Fuel To Fed's Rate-Hike Trajectory, Treasuries Dive As Yields Surge

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 02:31:25:000

But something funny happened on the way to the headlines. In describing the retail-sales data released Wednesday, words like "slumps" and "declines" kept cropping up in the headlines. This referred to the seasonally adjusted month-over-month data, so the percentage change from December r… read more...

Retail Sales, Inflation Add Fuel To Fed's Rate-Hike Trajectory, Treasuries Dive As Yields Surge

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 02:31:25:000

But something funny happened on the way to the headlines. In describing the retail-sales data released Wednesday, words like "slumps" and "declines" kept cropping up in the headlines. This referred to the seasonally adjusted month-over-month data, so the percentage change from December r… read more...

Retail Sales, Inflation Add Fuel To Fed's Rate-Hike Trajectory, Treasuries Dive As Yields Surge

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 02:31:25:000

But something funny happened on the way to the headlines. In describing the retail-sales data released Wednesday, words like "slumps" and "declines" kept cropping up in the headlines. This referred to the seasonally adjusted month-over-month data, so the percentage change from December r… read more...

Retail Sales, Inflation Add Fuel To Fed's Rate-Hike Trajectory, Treasuries Dive As Yields Surge

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 02:31:25:000

But something funny happened on the way to the headlines. In describing the retail-sales data released Wednesday, words like "slumps" and "declines" kept cropping up in the headlines. This referred to the seasonally adjusted month-over-month data, so the percentage change from December r… read more...

Retail Sales, Inflation Add Fuel To Fed's Rate-Hike Trajectory, Treasuries Dive As Yields Surge

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 02:31:25:000

But something funny happened on the way to the headlines. In describing the retail-sales data released Wednesday, words like "slumps" and "declines" kept cropping up in the headlines. This referred to the seasonally adjusted month-over-month data, so the percentage change from December r… read more...

Retail Sales, Inflation Add Fuel To Fed's Rate-Hike Trajectory, Treasuries Dive As Yields Surge

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 02:31:25:000

But something funny happened on the way to the headlines. In describing the retail-sales data released Wednesday, words like "slumps" and "declines" kept cropping up in the headlines. This referred to the seasonally adjusted month-over-month data, so the percentage change from December r… read more...

Retail Sales, Inflation Add Fuel To Fed's Rate-Hike Trajectory, Treasuries Dive As Yields Surge

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 02:31:25:000

But something funny happened on the way to the headlines. In describing the retail-sales data released Wednesday, words like "slumps" and "declines" kept cropping up in the headlines. This referred to the seasonally adjusted month-over-month data, so the percentage change from December r… read more...

Retail Sales, Inflation Add Fuel To Fed's Rate-Hike Trajectory, Treasuries Dive As Yields Surge

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 02:31:25:000

But something funny happened on the way to the headlines. In describing the retail-sales data released Wednesday, words like "slumps" and "declines" kept cropping up in the headlines. This referred to the seasonally adjusted month-over-month data, so the percentage change from December r… read more...

Retail Sales, Inflation Add Fuel To Fed's Rate-Hike Trajectory, Treasuries Dive As Yields Surge

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 02:31:25:000

But something funny happened on the way to the headlines. In describing the retail-sales data released Wednesday, words like "slumps" and "declines" kept cropping up in the headlines. This referred to the seasonally adjusted month-over-month data, so the percentage change from December r… read more...

Retail Sales, Inflation Add Fuel To Fed's Rate-Hike Trajectory, Treasuries Dive As Yields Surge

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 02:31:25:000

But something funny happened on the way to the headlines. In describing the retail-sales data released Wednesday, words like "slumps" and "declines" kept cropping up in the headlines. This referred to the seasonally adjusted month-over-month data, so the percentage change from December r… read more...

Retail Sales, Inflation Add Fuel To Fed's Rate-Hike Trajectory, Treasuries Dive As Yields Surge

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 02:31:25:000

But something funny happened on the way to the headlines. In describing the retail-sales data released Wednesday, words like "slumps" and "declines" kept cropping up in the headlines. This referred to the seasonally adjusted month-over-month data, so the percentage change from December r… read more...

Retail Sales, Inflation Add Fuel To Fed's Rate-Hike Trajectory, Treasuries Dive As Yields Surge

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 02:31:25:000

But something funny happened on the way to the headlines. In describing the retail-sales data released Wednesday, words like "slumps" and "declines" kept cropping up in the headlines. This referred to the seasonally adjusted month-over-month data, so the percentage change from December r… read more...

Retail Sales, Inflation Add Fuel To Fed's Rate-Hike Trajectory, Treasuries Dive As Yields Surge

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-15 02:31:25:000

But something funny happened on the way to the headlines. In describing the retail-sales data released Wednesday, words like "slumps" and "declines" kept cropping up in the headlines. This referred to the seasonally adjusted month-over-month data, so the percentage change from December r… read more...

Pull-outs from the retail sales report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 08:46:25:000

While retail sales fell 0.3% from December's reading, nearly all categories showed positive growth on a year-over-year basis as part of a 3.9% increase. More news on: Ulta Beauty, Inc., Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs, Rea… read more...

Pull-outs from the retail sales report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 08:46:25:000

While retail sales fell 0.3% from December's reading, nearly all categories showed positive growth on a year-over-year basis as part of a 3.9% increase. More news on: Ulta Beauty, Inc., Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs, Rea… read more...

Pull-outs from the retail sales report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 08:46:25:000

While retail sales fell 0.3% from December's reading, nearly all categories showed positive growth on a year-over-year basis as part of a 3.9% increase. More news on: Ulta Beauty, Inc., Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs, Rea… read more...

Pull-outs from the retail sales report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 08:46:25:000

While retail sales fell 0.3% from December's reading, nearly all categories showed positive growth on a year-over-year basis as part of a 3.9% increase. More news on: Ulta Beauty, Inc., Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs, Rea… read more...

Pull-outs from the retail sales report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 08:46:25:000

While retail sales fell 0.3% from December's reading, nearly all categories showed positive growth on a year-over-year basis as part of a 3.9% increase. More news on: Ulta Beauty, Inc., Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs, Rea… read more...

Pull-outs from the retail sales report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 08:46:25:000

While retail sales fell 0.3% from December's reading, nearly all categories showed positive growth on a year-over-year basis as part of a 3.9% increase. More news on: Ulta Beauty, Inc., Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs, Rea… read more...

Pull-outs from the retail sales report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 08:46:25:000

While retail sales fell 0.3% from December's reading, nearly all categories showed positive growth on a year-over-year basis as part of a 3.9% increase. More news on: Ulta Beauty, Inc., Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs, Rea… read more...

Spending statistics for Valentine's Day

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 05:16:29:000

More than 55% of the U.S. population will be celebrating Valentine's Day this year and are expected to spend about $19.6B on gifts, according to the National Retail Federation. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard … read more...

Spending statistics for Valentine's Day

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 05:16:29:000

More than 55% of the U.S. population will be celebrating Valentine's Day this year and are expected to spend about $19.6B on gifts, according to the National Retail Federation. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard … read more...

Spending statistics for Valentine's Day

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 05:16:29:000

More than 55% of the U.S. population will be celebrating Valentine's Day this year and are expected to spend about $19.6B on gifts, according to the National Retail Federation. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard … read more...

Spending statistics for Valentine's Day

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 05:16:29:000

More than 55% of the U.S. population will be celebrating Valentine's Day this year and are expected to spend about $19.6B on gifts, according to the National Retail Federation. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard … read more...

Spending statistics for Valentine's Day

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 05:16:29:000

More than 55% of the U.S. population will be celebrating Valentine's Day this year and are expected to spend about $19.6B on gifts, according to the National Retail Federation. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard … read more...

Spending statistics for Valentine's Day

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 05:16:29:000

More than 55% of the U.S. population will be celebrating Valentine's Day this year and are expected to spend about $19.6B on gifts, according to the National Retail Federation. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard … read more...

Spending statistics for Valentine's Day

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 05:16:29:000

More than 55% of the U.S. population will be celebrating Valentine's Day this year and are expected to spend about $19.6B on gifts, according to the National Retail Federation. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, Vanguard … read more...

Introducing Stability & Opportunity: Research That Makes A Difference

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-13 10:30:00:000

(Editors' Note: This article is meant as an introduction for Stability & Opportunity , a new Marketplace service by Early Retiree.) Please, not yet another newsletter! Personally, I have always thought I would never subscribe to an investment newsletter. Therefore, I would have neve… read more...

Introducing Stability & Opportunity: Research That Makes A Difference

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-13 10:30:00:000

(Editors' Note: This article is meant as an introduction for Stability & Opportunity , a new Marketplace service by Early Retiree.) Please, not yet another newsletter! Personally, I have always thought I would never subscribe to an investment newsletter. Therefore, I would have neve… read more...

Introducing Stability & Opportunity: Research That Makes A Difference

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-13 10:30:00:000

(Editors' Note: This article is meant as an introduction for Stability & Opportunity , a new Marketplace service by Early Retiree.) Please, not yet another newsletter! Personally, I have always thought I would never subscribe to an investment newsletter. Therefore, I would have neve… read more...

Weekly Market Notes - February 12, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-13 04:12:55:000

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Weekly Market Notes - February 12, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-13 04:12:55:000

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The Week Ahead: Recovering From Too Much Of A Good Thing?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-12 00:22:08:000

Too much of a good thing is bad. That, in a nutshell, is an important insight that Hyman Minsky offered about the financial sector, but it has broader application. The low volatility that has been a characteristic of the capital markets for the past few years spurred financial innovation … read more...

The Week Ahead: Recovering From Too Much Of A Good Thing?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-12 00:22:08:000

Too much of a good thing is bad. That, in a nutshell, is an important insight that Hyman Minsky offered about the financial sector, but it has broader application. The low volatility that has been a characteristic of the capital markets for the past few years spurred financial innovation … read more...

The Week Ahead: Recovering From Too Much Of A Good Thing?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-12 00:22:08:000

Too much of a good thing is bad. That, in a nutshell, is an important insight that Hyman Minsky offered about the financial sector, but it has broader application. The low volatility that has been a characteristic of the capital markets for the past few years spurred financial innovation … read more...

Retail rally gains steam

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-06 12:41:02:000

Target (NYSE: TGT ) is now up 2.20% as the rush into retail names as an investment option continues. More news on: Target Corporation, Lands' End, Inc., Guess? Inc., Consumer stocks news, Stocks on the move, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Retail rally gains steam

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-06 12:41:02:000

Target (NYSE: TGT ) is now up 2.20% as the rush into retail names as an investment option continues. More news on: Target Corporation, Lands' End, Inc., Guess? Inc., Consumer stocks news, Stocks on the move, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Retail rally gains steam

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-06 12:41:02:000

Target (NYSE: TGT ) is now up 2.20% as the rush into retail names as an investment option continues. More news on: Target Corporation, Lands' End, Inc., Guess? Inc., Consumer stocks news, Stocks on the move, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Chain store sales growth +3% in latest read

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-06 08:59:20:000

Redbook Chain Store Sales : +3.0% Y/Y vs. +3.2% last week. More news on: PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage Portfolio ETF, iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF, PowerShares Dynamic Leisure & Entertainment Portfolio ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more …... read more...

Chain store sales growth +3% in latest read

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-06 08:59:20:000

Redbook Chain Store Sales : +3.0% Y/Y vs. +3.2% last week. More news on: PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage Portfolio ETF, iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF, PowerShares Dynamic Leisure & Entertainment Portfolio ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more …... read more...

Chain store sales growth +3% in latest read

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-06 08:59:20:000

Redbook Chain Store Sales : +3.0% Y/Y vs. +3.2% last week. More news on: PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage Portfolio ETF, iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF, PowerShares Dynamic Leisure & Entertainment Portfolio ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more …... read more...

U.S. Retailers And Restaurants Saw Good Holiday Season

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-31 06:47:13:000

By Jharonne Martis The all-important holiday season for U.S. retailers mimicked Goldilocks - not too hot, hot too cold. The Thomson Reuters Same-Store Sales Index is looking at a 1.8% growth estimate for Q4 2017. While that's stronger than last year's 0.8% SSS result, it's still below the … read more...

U.S. Retailers And Restaurants Saw Good Holiday Season

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-31 06:47:13:000

By Jharonne Martis The all-important holiday season for U.S. retailers mimicked Goldilocks - not too hot, hot too cold. The Thomson Reuters Same-Store Sales Index is looking at a 1.8% growth estimate for Q4 2017. While that's stronger than last year's 0.8% SSS result, it's still below the … read more...

U.S. Retailers And Restaurants Saw Good Holiday Season

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-31 06:47:13:000

By Jharonne Martis The all-important holiday season for U.S. retailers mimicked Goldilocks - not too hot, hot too cold. The Thomson Reuters Same-Store Sales Index is looking at a 1.8% growth estimate for Q4 2017. While that's stronger than last year's 0.8% SSS result, it's still below the … read more...

Chain store sales keep up +3% pace

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-30 09:18:19:000

Redbook Chain Store Sales : +3.2% Y/Y vs. +3.8% last week. More news on: PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage Portfolio ETF, iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF, PowerShares Dynamic Leisure & Entertainment Portfolio ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more …... read more...

Chain store sales keep up +3% pace

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-30 09:18:19:000

Redbook Chain Store Sales : +3.2% Y/Y vs. +3.8% last week. More news on: PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage Portfolio ETF, iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF, PowerShares Dynamic Leisure & Entertainment Portfolio ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more …... read more...

Chain store sales keep up +3% pace

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-30 09:18:19:000

Redbook Chain Store Sales : +3.2% Y/Y vs. +3.8% last week. More news on: PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage Portfolio ETF, iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF, PowerShares Dynamic Leisure & Entertainment Portfolio ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more …... read more...

Chain store sales accelerate in latest read

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-23 09:13:12:000

Redbook Chain Store Sales : +3.8% Y/Y vs. +2.6% last week. More news on: PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage Portfolio ETF, iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF, PowerShares Dynamic Leisure & Entertainment Portfolio ETF, Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Target A Hold - The Fortune Teller's Idea Of The Month

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-21 06:25:30:000

See The Fortune Teller's earlier article on Target (TGT) Read more … read more...

Industrial Production And Retail Sales Both Had Strong 4th Quarters

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-18 01:56:00:000

By New Deal democrat By now I'm sure you've read elsewhere that industrial production rose strongly in December. That's certainly true, and to put it in perspective, here is the overall number (red) together with manufacturing (blue) and mining (including oil and gas) (green): All of the… read more...

Weekly Market Notes - January 16, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-18 01:33:30:000

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Chain stores sales cool off in weekly read

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-17 09:00:02:000

Redbook Chain Store Sales : +2.6% Y/Y vs. +3.4% last week. More news on: PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage Portfolio ETF, iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF, PowerShares Dynamic Leisure & Entertainment Portfolio ETF, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more …... read more...

U.S. Economic Week In Review: Strong Retail Sales And Modest Inflationary Pressures

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-14 18:48:43:000

This week was light on the U.S. economic news front; there were only two releases of import: retail sales and CPI. Retail sales were strong: they increased .4% M/M and 5.4% Y/Y. Ex-auto, the numbers were .4% and 6.3%, respectively. Here's the data in graph form: Total sales (upper left) ha… read more...

Holiday retail sales smash NRF expectations

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-12 10:38:18:000

The National Retail Federation reports U.S. retail holiday sales increased 5.5% Y/Y to $692B to top by a wide margin the forecast for a 3.6% to 4.0% gain. More news on: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPDR S&P Retail ETF, Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, News on the … read more...

Retail sales stay in uptrend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-12 08:41:25:000

Retail sales tracked higher in December, with nine out of twelve categories posted positive growth. A slight miss from the consensus economist estimate was probably offset by the upward revision in the tally for November retail sales. More news on: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, … read more...

First Data estimates 5.4% jump in holiday retail sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-10 10:42:24:000

First Data estimates that retail spending increased 5.4% during the holiday season More news on: Best Buy Co., Conn's, Inc., GameStop Corp., Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Shopping Maul

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-10 04:36:25:000

By Steve Shigekawa and Brian Jones Occasionally, a company exerts such a profound and widespread gravitational pull on society that our language bends to accommodate it. Amazon (AMZN) is among those companies. We no longer search online for facts. We "Google" them. Similarly, at this time … read more...

Ex-Date Payment Date Record Date Declared Date Amount Flag Dividend Type Qualified Indicated
2017-12-14 2017-12-19 2017-12-15 2017-12-12 0.5049 Dividend income
2017-09-27 2017-10-02 2017-09-28 2017-09-25 0.536 Dividend income
2017-06-28 2017-07-05 2017-06-30 2017-06-26 0.428 Dividend income
2017-03-24 2017-03-30 2017-03-28 2017-03-22 0.412 Dividend income
2016-12-14 2016-12-20 2016-12-16 2016-12-12 0.712 Dividend income
2016-09-20 2016-09-26 2016-09-22 2016-09-16 0.474 Dividend income
2016-06-21 2016-06-27 2016-06-23 2016-06-17 0.405 Dividend income
2016-03-21 2016-03-28 2016-03-23 2016-03-17 0.463 Dividend income
2015-12-23 2015-12-30 2015-12-28 2015-12-21 0.469 Dividend income
2015-09-23 2015-09-29 2015-09-25 2015-09-21 1.147 Dividend income
2014-12-18 2014-12-24 2014-12-22 2014-12-16 1.432 Dividend income
2013-12-20 2013-12-27 2013-12-24 2013-12-18 0.913 Dividend income
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