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SPDR Select Sector Fund - Consumer Discretionary

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The investment seeks investment results that, before expenses, correspond to the price and yield performance of publicly traded equities of companies in the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector Index. The fund employs a replication strategy. It generally invests substantially all, but at least 95%, of its total assets in the securities comprising the index. The index includes securities of companies from the following industries: media; retail; hotels, restaurants and leisure; textiles, apparel and luxury goods; household durables; automobiles; auto components; distributors; leisure products; and diversified consumer services. It is non-diversified.

Market Cap: 13.7 Billion

Primary Exchange: NYSE Arca

Website: http://www.spdrs.com

Shares Outstanding: 127 Million

Float: 127 Million

Dividend: 1.185 (1.1%)

Beta: 1.117822

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Short Interest (Jan 15, 2013): 19.5 Million

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Longest drawdown: 177 trading days

From: 2015-11-25 To: 2016-08-10

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Evaluating Stock Sectors' Tail Risks Amid Rising Trade Tensions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-13 13:09:45:000

Trade tensions have been on the rise since January 2018 as the US has targeted various trading partners including China, Europe, Mexico, and Canada. Certain sectors and industries are reliant upon the trading partners as export markets; others are reliant on imports from these trading partners… read more...

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...

The Negative Relationship Between Sector Risk And Return

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-13 05:17:36:000

One of the central tenets of finance has been that investors should be compensated with higher returns for higher levels of risk. Rational investors should not accept the same or lower levels of return for similar levels of risk. This relationship is encapsulated in the Capital Asset Pricing… 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...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-03 12:23:33:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a value score (V-score) and a quality score (Q-score… read more...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-03 12:23:33:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a value score (V-score) and a quality score (Q-score… read more...

Summer Song

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-03 09:57:51:000

In summer, the song sings itself --The Botticellian Trees, William Carlos Williams, 1931 The summer is getting off to a disharmonious start in 2019. Following a relentless +26% rally from Christmas Eve through the end of April, the S&P 500 Index turned cold in May… read more...

Summer Song

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-03 09:57:51:000

In summer, the song sings itself --The Botticellian Trees, William Carlos Williams, 1931 The summer is getting off to a disharmonious start in 2019. Following a relentless +26% rally from Christmas Eve through the end of April, the S&P 500 Index turned cold in May… read more...

Sector ETF Week In Review For May 27-31

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-03 05:50:56:000

Let's begin with this week's performance table: This was a bad week for the market; all sectors lost ground. Interestingly, defensive sectors didn't occupy the top four spots. Real estate is number 1, but technology, basic materials, and consumer discretionary round out the top four spots. H… read more...

Sector ETF Week In Review For May 27-31

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-03 05:50:56:000

Let's begin with this week's performance table: This was a bad week for the market; all sectors lost ground. Interestingly, defensive sectors didn't occupy the top four spots. Real estate is number 1, but technology, basic materials, and consumer discretionary round out the top four spots. H… read more...

Cyclicals Outdid Defensives, Until They Didn't

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-31 03:38:14:000

New ETFs allow trading in investor sentiment. A couple of years ago, singer-songwriter Luke Combs released an album containing a tune entitled "Be Careful What You Wish For." I thought back to that lyric after reviewing messages sent from readers inquiring about the tradability of an ETF s… read more...

Cyclicals Outdid Defensives, Until They Didn't

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-31 03:38:14:000

New ETFs allow trading in investor sentiment. A couple of years ago, singer-songwriter Luke Combs released an album containing a tune entitled "Be Careful What You Wish For." I thought back to that lyric after reviewing messages sent from readers inquiring about the tradability of an ETF s… read more...

Cyclicals Outdid Defensives, Until They Didn't

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-31 03:38:14:000

New ETFs allow trading in investor sentiment. A couple of years ago, singer-songwriter Luke Combs released an album containing a tune entitled "Be Careful What You Wish For." I thought back to that lyric after reviewing messages sent from readers inquiring about the tradability of an ETF s… read more...

Sector Performance; Mid-Week Review; The Markets Continue To Shift To Defensive Sectors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-30 08:52:40:000

Rather than start with the performance tables, let's first consider the composition of the SPY : Information technology and communication services account for 32% of the SPY. In comparison, the sum total of the defensive sectors is 28%. This is a statistically important point: a tech rally … 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...

Spring Crash Of 2019 May Be Underway

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-29 13:25:04:000

Fear is a powerful beast. But we can learn to ride it." - Justine Musk This is the Lead-Lag Report for 5/29/19. A comprehensive version of the weekly Lead-Lag Report with trade signals based on award-winning papers will be available on Seeking Alpha for subscribers next week. Below is an… 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...

Assessing The Possibility Of A Spring Crash, Correction, Or None Of The Above

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 08:58:44:000

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. - Winston Churchill This is the Lead-Lag Report for 5/22/19. A comprehensive version of the weekly Lead-Lag Report with trade signals based on award-winning paper… 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...

Sector Performance Week In Review For The Week Of May 13-17

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-19 12:09:41:000

Let's begin with the three-month table: Seven of ten sectors advanced, with technology leading the way. But staples and utilities are the number two and three performers respectively whose advances are also strong relative to technology (Tech is up 8.62 while staples advanced 6.84 and utilit… read more...

Sector Performance Week In Review For The Week Of May 13-17

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-19 12:09:41:000

Let's begin with the three-month table: Seven of ten sectors advanced, with technology leading the way. But staples and utilities are the number two and three performers respectively whose advances are also strong relative to technology (Tech is up 8.62 while staples advanced 6.84 and utilit… read more...

Sector Performance Week In Review For The Week Of May 13-17

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-19 12:09:41:000

Let's begin with the three-month table: Seven of ten sectors advanced, with technology leading the way. But staples and utilities are the number two and three performers respectively whose advances are also strong relative to technology (Tech is up 8.62 while staples advanced 6.84 and utilit… 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...

Welcome To The Great Re-Adjustment

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-15 08:44:50:000

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. - Arthur Schopenhauer This is the Lead-Lag Report for 5/16/19. A comprehensive version of the weekly Lead-Lag Report with trade signa… 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 Reports: Retail Sales, Sentiment And Earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-13 06:57:22:000

The U.S. Week Ahead (May 13-17) Investors in the week ahead are set to receive updates on the health of U.S. retail sales, as well as consumer sentiment, as earnings season winds down. The pace of economic data will shift into high gear with a mid-week report on Aprils advanced m… read more...

Consumer Reports: Retail Sales, Sentiment And Earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-13 06:57:22:000

The U.S. Week Ahead (May 13-17) Investors in the week ahead are set to receive updates on the health of U.S. retail sales, as well as consumer sentiment, as earnings season winds down. The pace of economic data will shift into high gear with a mid-week report on Aprils advanced m… read more...

Sector ETF Week In Review For May 6-10; The Defensive Tone Continues

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-12 13:11:20:000

Let's begin with a look at the three-month performance table, which takes us back to mid-February. This is a very bullish, risk-on performance table. Technology leads, rising 12.41; consumer discretionary is up 9.86. With the exception of healthcare (off marginally), all sectors are up.The o… read more...

Spring Crash Signs Grow

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-08 06:45:24:000

People change and forget to tell each other. - Lillian Hellman This is the Lead-Lag Report for 5/8/19. Below is an assessment of the performance of some of the most important sectors and asset classes relative to each other, with an interpretation of what underlying mar… read more...

Spring Crash Signs Grow

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-08 06:45:24:000

People change and forget to tell each other. - Lillian Hellman This is the Lead-Lag Report for 5/8/19. Below is an assessment of the performance of some of the most important sectors and asset classes relative to each other, with an interpretation of what underlying mar… read more...

Spring Crash Signs Grow

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-08 06:45:24:000

People change and forget to tell each other. - Lillian Hellman This is the Lead-Lag Report for 5/8/19. Below is an assessment of the performance of some of the most important sectors and asset classes relative to each other, with an interpretation of what underlying mar… 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...

Sector Performance Review For The Week Of April 29-May 3

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-05 12:10:44:000

Let's start with the three performance tables, starting with this week's performance: In my mid-week review , I noted that the performance had taken a defensive turn: Healthcare is now the top performer, up 2.41%. Two other defensive sectors - staples and real estate - are the number thre… read more...

Labor Market Outlook: Hiring Intentions Hit Record Level

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-05 12:08:47:000

The Non-Farm Payrolls figure was a blow-out number. At 263,000 it was more than 70,000 above estimates and bolstered by revisions to past data. The previous two months saw a net increase of 16,000 which puts this month's net gain at 279,000. Gains have averaged 169,000 for the past three mon… read more...

A Real Chance Of A Spring Crash

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-02 07:45:22:000

"Whatever precautions you take so the photograph will look like this or that, there comes a moment when the photograph surprises you. It is the other's gaze that wins out and decides." - Jacques Derrida This is the Lead-Lag Report for May 1, 2019. Below is an assessment of the performanc… read more...

A Real Chance Of A Spring Crash

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-02 07:45:22:000

"Whatever precautions you take so the photograph will look like this or that, there comes a moment when the photograph surprises you. It is the other's gaze that wins out and decides." - Jacques Derrida This is the Lead-Lag Report for May 1, 2019. Below is an assessment of the performanc… read more...

A Real Chance Of A Spring Crash

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-02 07:45:22:000

"Whatever precautions you take so the photograph will look like this or that, there comes a moment when the photograph surprises you. It is the other's gaze that wins out and decides." - Jacques Derrida This is the Lead-Lag Report for May 1, 2019. Below is an assessment of the performanc… read more...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-01 12:12:39:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a value score (V-score) and a quality score (Q-score… 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...

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...

How Long Til Bulls Lose Control?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-25 04:18:17:000

You can control two things: your work ethic and your attitude about anything. - Ali Krieger This is the Lead-Lag Report or 4/24/19. Below is an assessment of the performance of some of the most important sectors and asset classes relative to each other, with an interpreta… read more...

Harley-Davidson: No Easy Ride

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-24 10:30:00:000

Iconic motorcycle-maker Harley-Davidsons (NYSE: HOG ) stock declined further Tuesday after unveiling hefty losses in worldwide sales. HOG noted that revenue from its motorcycles segment was down in the first quarter behind lower shipments, and attributed part of the decrease in its … read more...

AMC's Earnings: How The Show Goes On

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-24 09:56:44:000

Among the thick crowd of companies awaiting to announce earnings this season, AMC Entertainment Holdings (NYSE: AMC ) is set to deliver its results for the first three months of 2019. The Kansas-based exhibitor continues to contend with competition headwinds from the disruption of streaming… 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...

The Lead-Lag Report: Nearing Changes Everywhere

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-18 07:12:22:000

"Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle." - Napoleon Hill Below is an assessment of the performance of some of the most important sectors and asset classes relative to each other, with an interpretation of what underlying market dynamics may be signaling about… read more...

Utilities Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-18 05:58:16:000

This article series provides a monthly dashboard of industries in each sector of the GICS classification. It compares valuation and quality factors relative to their historical averages in each industry. Executive summary Power producers/energy traders are the only attractive industry … read more...

Technology And Communication Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-17 06:31:39:000

This article series provides a monthly dashboard of industries in each sector of the GICS classification. It compares valuation and quality factors relative to their historical averages in each industry. This Tech & Com dashboard has been reshuffled after GICS structure cha… 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...

Market Outlook: Reading The Signs From The Consumer Sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 15:11:35:000

Markets are unpredictable, meaning that nobody can consistently predict what the market will do next. However, some quantitative metrics can be remarkably effective at evaluating risk appetite in the stock market and managing positions accordingly. The consumer sector is a critical driver fo… read more...

The U.S. Week Ahead (Apr 15-19), Cracks In The Foundation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 03:01:05:000

A deluge of economic data, corporate earnings and Federal Reserve rhetoric is set to descend on the docket in the week ahead, as investors continue to contend with a host of global uncertainties. Among the long list of releases, the U.S. Census Bureau and IHS Markit are each scheduled Thursd… read more...

Buy XLY If You Want To Be Long The Consumer

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-14 16:09:08:000

The US consumer, one of the greatest economic forces in the world as I will show you, offers a lot of investment ideas. Unfortunately, retail and consumer stocks are hard to pick given the current consumer slowing trend and pressure on margins from traditional brick-and-mortar stores. That's w… read more...

Make Stock Buybacks Illegal?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-14 02:04:15:000

Markets Climb Above 2,900, All-Time Highs Next Stop? Over the last couple of weeks, we have been discussing the market's advance from the lows and why retesting old highs was quite probable. To wit: "The markets are close to registering a 'golden cross.' This is some of that technical '… read more...

Sector Allocations: Defense Might Win Championships, But Offense Will Generate Higher Returns

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-11 02:45:00:000

Source: Shutterstock Congratulations to my alma mater - The University of Virginia - on an incredible journey over the last year and a win over Texas Tech for the National Championship. Well deserved. And while the defense got you there, I'm grateful the offense was so critical to the win. … read more...

Sector Allocations: Defense Might Win Championships, But Offense Will Generate Higher Returns

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-11 02:45:00:000

Source: Shutterstock Congratulations to my alma mater - The University of Virginia - on an incredible journey over the last year and a win over Texas Tech for the National Championship. Well deserved. And while the defense got you there, I'm grateful the offense was so critical to the win. … read more...

Sector Allocations: Defense Might Win Championships, But Offense Will Generate Higher Returns

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-11 02:45:00:000

Source: Shutterstock Congratulations to my alma mater - The University of Virginia - on an incredible journey over the last year and a win over Texas Tech for the National Championship. Well deserved. And while the defense got you there, I'm grateful the offense was so critical to the win. … read more...

The U.S. Week Ahead (Apr 8-12), Earnings: Buyers, Bankers And Beyond

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-08 02:18:00:000

Market participants will be gearing up for the unofficial start to earnings season in the week ahead, while a slew of economic releases and Federal Reserve speeches flood the calendar. Investors will likely be focusing on the health of the U.S. financial sector, with J.P. Morgan Chase (NYSE:… read more...

The U.S. Week Ahead (Apr 8-12), Earnings: Buyers, Bankers And Beyond

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-08 02:18:00:000

Market participants will be gearing up for the unofficial start to earnings season in the week ahead, while a slew of economic releases and Federal Reserve speeches flood the calendar. Investors will likely be focusing on the health of the U.S. financial sector, with J.P. Morgan Chase (NYSE:… read more...

The U.S. Week Ahead (Apr 8-12), Earnings: Buyers, Bankers And Beyond

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-08 02:18:00:000

Market participants will be gearing up for the unofficial start to earnings season in the week ahead, while a slew of economic releases and Federal Reserve speeches flood the calendar. Investors will likely be focusing on the health of the U.S. financial sector, with J.P. Morgan Chase (NYSE:… read more...

When The Labor Market's Rocking, Buy This Sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-07 15:41:48:000

The U.S. labor market is rocking despite the recent slow down in global growth. The data shows clear expansion within the market, an increasing number of hours worked, and moderately strong inflation in wages. This combination is fueling strength in the consumer that has yet to be unleashed. … 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...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-02 14:14:28:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a value score (V-score) and a quality score (Q-score… read more...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-02 14:14:28:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a value score (V-score) and a quality score (Q-score… 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...

The U.S. Week Ahead (Apr 1-5), Jobs Report Highlights Data Deluge

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-01 11:43:10:000

Market participants will generally be busy sifting through a heavy slate of economic data in the week ahead, highlighted by updates on retail sales, manufacturing and the all-critical non-farm payrolls report. While global headwinds, including Brexit uncertainties, U.S.-China trade relations… 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...

Technically Speaking For The Week Of March 25-29: The Markets Are Feeling 'Toppy'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-29 10:20:17:000

Professionally, I'm both a lawyer and an analyst, which means I suffer twice-over from "on the other hand"-ism. So, here's the conclusion. The possibility of strong equity markets advances is being diminished by a softer economic backdrop, the bond market rally, and underlying market techn… read more...

Technically Speaking For The Week Of March 25-29: The Markets Are Feeling 'Toppy'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-29 10:20:17:000

Professionally, I'm both a lawyer and an analyst, which means I suffer twice-over from "on the other hand"-ism. So, here's the conclusion. The possibility of strong equity markets advances is being diminished by a softer economic backdrop, the bond market rally, and underlying market techn… read more...

Technically Speaking For The Week Of March 25-29: The Markets Are Feeling 'Toppy'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-29 10:20:17:000

Professionally, I'm both a lawyer and an analyst, which means I suffer twice-over from "on the other hand"-ism. So, here's the conclusion. The possibility of strong equity markets advances is being diminished by a softer economic backdrop, the bond market rally, and underlying market techn… read more...

Should You Put Money To Work In The U.S. Market Right Now?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-18 06:56:38:000

It's Party Time! The party is running at full swing. YTD returns: Oil: United States Oil ( USO ) +26% Nasdaq 100: Invesco QQQ Trust ( QQQ ) +16% Small Caps: iShares Russell 2000 ETF ( IWM ) +16% MLPs: Alerian MLP ETF ( AMLP ) +16% REITs: Vanguard Real Estate ETF ( VNQ ) +15% … read more...

Should You Put Money To Work In The U.S. Market Right Now?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-18 06:56:38:000

It's Party Time! The party is running at full swing. YTD returns: Oil: United States Oil ( USO ) +26% Nasdaq 100: Invesco QQQ Trust ( QQQ ) +16% Small Caps: iShares Russell 2000 ETF ( IWM ) +16% MLPs: Alerian MLP ETF ( AMLP ) +16% REITs: Vanguard Real Estate ETF ( VNQ ) +15% … read more...

Should You Put Money To Work In The U.S. Market Right Now?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-18 06:56:38:000

It's Party Time! The party is running at full swing. YTD returns: Oil: United States Oil ( USO ) +26% Nasdaq 100: Invesco QQQ Trust ( QQQ ) +16% Small Caps: iShares Russell 2000 ETF ( IWM ) +16% MLPs: Alerian MLP ETF ( AMLP ) +16% REITs: Vanguard Real Estate ETF ( VNQ ) +15% … read more...

SPDR Active ETF Trust declares quarterly distribution on funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-15 08:48:58:000

Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA: XLF ) - $0.1346 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 1.93%. Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA: XLI ) - $0.4277 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 1.86%. Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA: XLK ) - $0.2333 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 1.38%. Consumer Stapl… read more...

SPDR Active ETF Trust declares quarterly distribution on funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-15 08:48:58:000

Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA: XLF ) - $0.1346 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 1.93%. Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA: XLI ) - $0.4277 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 1.86%. Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA: XLK ) - $0.2333 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 1.38%. Consumer Stapl… read more...

SPDR Active ETF Trust declares quarterly distribution on funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-15 08:48:58:000

Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA: XLF ) - $0.1346 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 1.93%. Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA: XLI ) - $0.4277 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 1.86%. Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA: XLK ) - $0.2333 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 1.38%. Consumer Stapl… 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...

March: Exploiting Sector ETF Seasonality Patterns For Best Stock Gains

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-07 07:20:54:000

Introduction Patterns tend to repeat themselves and there are connections between the past and the present. There is the old proverb that reads, 'You can't know where you're going if you don't know where you've been.'" ~ Ashwin Sanghi Patterns by definition repeat and market sec… read more...

March: Exploiting Sector ETF Seasonality Patterns For Best Stock Gains

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-07 07:20:54:000

Introduction Patterns tend to repeat themselves and there are connections between the past and the present. There is the old proverb that reads, 'You can't know where you're going if you don't know where you've been.'" ~ Ashwin Sanghi Patterns by definition repeat and market sec… read more...

March: Exploiting Sector ETF Seasonality Patterns For Best Stock Gains

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-07 07:20:54:000

Introduction Patterns tend to repeat themselves and there are connections between the past and the present. There is the old proverb that reads, 'You can't know where you're going if you don't know where you've been.'" ~ Ashwin Sanghi Patterns by definition repeat and market sec… 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...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-01 20:39:26:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a value score (V-score) and a quality score (Q-score… read more...

$8 billion money manager sees 2019 as year of record upside despite sell-off warning

via: CNBC at 2019-02-26 08:30:00:000

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$8 billion money manager sees 2019 as year of record upside despite sell-off warning

via: CNBC at 2019-02-26 08:30:00:000

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$8 billion money manager sees 2019 as year of record upside despite sell-off warning

via: CNBC at 2019-02-26 08:30:00:000

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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...

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...

Forecasting Into 2019 With Top 4-Year Sector ETF Seasonality Patterns

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-12 13:31:37:000

Patterns often repeat and stocks at the aggregate level can have significant cyclical performance behaviors. This informal survey of the top ETFs across all the major sectors may give you some additional insight into any recurring patterns for your investment advantage into 2019. This articl… read more...

Forecasting Into 2019 With Top 4-Year Sector ETF Seasonality Patterns

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-12 13:31:37:000

Patterns often repeat and stocks at the aggregate level can have significant cyclical performance behaviors. This informal survey of the top ETFs across all the major sectors may give you some additional insight into any recurring patterns for your investment advantage into 2019. This articl… 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...

Sector Allocation Strategy: Energy Is Revving Up For A Run

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-11 06:45:00:000

Investors looking to increase exposure to US Large Caps can invest in the SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF ( SPY ) and call it a day. After all, research shows most professional managers - those that supposedly know what they are doing - tend to underperform the index over the long run. The underp… 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...

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...

Global Equities Neutral For Remainder Q'1, Or Are The Bulls Back?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-01 14:22:50:000

While 2018 saw the return of volatility to all asset classes, and the worst December for US equities since the great depression, will the start of 2019 offer some respite for investors, and some buying opportunities at more attractive valuations, or are we at the beginning of a prolonged bear… read more...

Global Equities Neutral For Remainder Q'1, Or Are The Bulls Back?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-01 14:22:50:000

While 2018 saw the return of volatility to all asset classes, and the worst December for US equities since the great depression, will the start of 2019 offer some respite for investors, and some buying opportunities at more attractive valuations, or are we at the beginning of a prolonged bear… read more...

Global Equities Neutral For Remainder Q'1, Or Are The Bulls Back?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-01 14:22:50:000

While 2018 saw the return of volatility to all asset classes, and the worst December for US equities since the great depression, will the start of 2019 offer some respite for investors, and some buying opportunities at more attractive valuations, or are we at the beginning of a prolonged bear… read more...

Global Equities Neutral For Remainder Q'1, Or Are The Bulls Back?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-01 14:22:50:000

While 2018 saw the return of volatility to all asset classes, and the worst December for US equities since the great depression, will the start of 2019 offer some respite for investors, and some buying opportunities at more attractive valuations, or are we at the beginning of a prolonged bear… read more...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-01 11:47:59:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a value score (V-score) and a quality score (Q-score… read more...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-01 11:47:59:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a value score (V-score) and a quality score (Q-score… read more...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-01 11:47:59:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a value score (V-score) and a quality score (Q-score… read more...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-01 11:47:59:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a value score (V-score) and a quality score (Q-score… 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...

Should We Sell Stocks Because Of The Consumer Sentiment Slide?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-24 14:29:51:000

The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index, published Friday January 18, 2019, marked serious slippage from its prior reporting at the end of December. As you might expect, a variety of issues were cited behind the decline in the consumer mood, with the government shutdown, U.S. trade… read more...

Should We Sell Stocks Because Of The Consumer Sentiment Slide?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-24 14:29:51:000

The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index, published Friday January 18, 2019, marked serious slippage from its prior reporting at the end of December. As you might expect, a variety of issues were cited behind the decline in the consumer mood, with the government shutdown, U.S. trade… read more...

Should We Sell Stocks Because Of The Consumer Sentiment Slide?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-24 14:29:51:000

The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index, published Friday January 18, 2019, marked serious slippage from its prior reporting at the end of December. As you might expect, a variety of issues were cited behind the decline in the consumer mood, with the government shutdown, U.S. trade… 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...

Current Market Conditions - Something To Like And Something To Hate

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-22 02:00:00:000

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Are You Positioned In The Right Sectors Heading Into 2019?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-21 01:59:55:000

Want to outperform markets and generate alpha? Being invested in the right companies is only just a portion of the story you have to be in the right sectors. Empirical data varies, but studies have shown that about 65% of stock market returns are correlated with the broader markets … read more...

Earnings Heat Check (Stocks To Watch Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-20 07:35:01:000

Our weekend preview of upcoming IPOs, earnings reports, conference presentations, investor days, IPO lockup expirations, FDA decisions, Barron's mentions, and other key events that could impact stocks. If you are interested in listening to Stocks To Watch to start your Sunday, loo… read more...

Stocks To Watch: Earnings Heat Check

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-19 08:20:44:000

Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. Earnings season really starts to heat up after major banks knocked out some solid r… read more...

Stocks are 'cheap' and should surge to new highs this year: $6.6 billion money manager

via: CNBC at 2019-01-17 08:30:00:000

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Stocks are 'cheap' and should surge to new highs this year: $6.6 billion money manager

via: CNBC at 2019-01-17 08:30:00:000

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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...

Earnings, Earnings Growth, And The Three Sectors You Need To Buy Right Now

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-13 19:48:31:000

In my last article, I described how labor markets were driving consumer spending and manufacturing, and how labor markets would drive corporate earnings and lead the S&P 500 ( SPY ) to new highs in 2019 . In this article, I look into the market sector by sector to uncover the three top se… read more...

U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Mutual Fund And ETF Investors Cheer Improving Trade Talks For The Week

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 03:44:26:000

For the second week in three, investors were overall net purchasers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and ETFs), injecting $35.8 billion for Lipper's fund flows week ended January 9, 2019. Fund investors were net purchasers of money market funds (+$17.1 billion), equity fun… read more...

U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Mutual Fund And ETF Investors Cheer Improving Trade Talks For The Week

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 03:44:26:000

For the second week in three, investors were overall net purchasers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and ETFs), injecting $35.8 billion for Lipper's fund flows week ended January 9, 2019. Fund investors were net purchasers of money market funds (+$17.1 billion), equity fun… read more...

U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Mutual Fund And ETF Investors Cheer Improving Trade Talks For The Week

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 03:44:26:000

For the second week in three, investors were overall net purchasers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and ETFs), injecting $35.8 billion for Lipper's fund flows week ended January 9, 2019. Fund investors were net purchasers of money market funds (+$17.1 billion), equity fun… 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...

S&P 500 Sector Valuations Look Much Better, Except One

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-07 04:42:13:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a value score (V-score) and a quality score (Q-score… 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...

Intel: The 15 Plus Year Breakout - Part 3

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 13:19:34:000

I wanted to update my article series on Intel's ( INTC ) long term breakout that began in 2014-2015. This has been a fun exercise focusing on longer-term charts, valuation metrics, and standard operating concerns like margins and cash flow. The stock has performed well over the years and held … read more...

Intel: The 15 Plus Year Breakout - Part 3

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 13:19:34:000

I wanted to update my article series on Intel's ( INTC ) long term breakout that began in 2014-2015. This has been a fun exercise focusing on longer-term charts, valuation metrics, and standard operating concerns like margins and cash flow. The stock has performed well over the years and held … 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...

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...

Retail is on pace for worst December ever, but new year rally could be ahead

via: CNBC at 2018-12-26 07:02:00:000

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Retail is on pace for worst December ever, but new year rally could be ahead

via: CNBC at 2018-12-26 07:02:00:000

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Retail is on pace for worst December ever, but new year rally could be ahead

via: CNBC at 2018-12-26 07:02:00:000

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SPDR Active ETF Trust declares quarterly distribution on funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-21 09:21:09:000

Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA: XLV ) - $0.3795 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 1.60%. Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA: XLY ) - $0.3758 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 1.47%. Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA: XLRE ) - $0.3686 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 3.39%…. read more...

SPDR Active ETF Trust declares quarterly distribution on funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-21 09:21:09:000

Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA: XLV ) - $0.3795 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 1.60%. Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA: XLY ) - $0.3758 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 1.47%. Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA: XLRE ) - $0.3686 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 3.39%…. read more...

SPDR Active ETF Trust declares quarterly distribution on funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-21 09:21:09:000

Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA: XLV ) - $0.3795 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 1.60%. Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA: XLY ) - $0.3758 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 1.47%. Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA: XLRE ) - $0.3686 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 3.39%…. read more...

SPDR Active ETF Trust declares quarterly distribution on funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-21 09:21:09:000

Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA: XLV ) - $0.3795 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 1.60%. Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA: XLY ) - $0.3758 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 1.47%. Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA: XLRE ) - $0.3686 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 3.39%…. read more...

SPDR Active ETF Trust declares quarterly distribution on funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-21 09:21:09:000

Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA: XLV ) - $0.3795 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 1.60%. Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA: XLY ) - $0.3758 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 1.47%. Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA: XLRE ) - $0.3686 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 3.39%…. read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: Feel The Heat

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-20 13:08:17:000

Market Intro CNBC: 12:15PM EST US stocks ( SPY , DIA , QQQ , IWM ) continue to take a beating on Thursday after the comments from Chair Powell failed to carry the soothing tone that many market participants had hoped for. Spot VIX is nearing a thirty-handle, picking up steam with … 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...

Checking In On The Lower Volatility Sectors For Retirees In The Recent Market Volatility

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-18 03:53:23:000

In a recent article, I looked at the typical defensive sectors to see how they held up in the recent volatility. Here's The Defensive Utilities, Pipes and Telco's Start To Do Their Thing, Again. While it was not a major market test, the defensive sectors started to perform as we would hope… read more...

Checking In On The Lower Volatility Sectors For Retirees In The Recent Market Volatility

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-18 03:53:23:000

In a recent article, I looked at the typical defensive sectors to see how they held up in the recent volatility. Here's The Defensive Utilities, Pipes and Telco's Start To Do Their Thing, Again. While it was not a major market test, the defensive sectors started to perform as we would hope… 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...

A Style-Based Approach To Market Meteorology

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-13 15:23:06:000

Where is the stock market going? Up Down? Sideways? We devote considerable time and resources to seeking answers despite the reality that few among us, if any, can give consistently reliable answers to such questions. Perhaps it may be more productive to accept the role of equities as a core … read more...

Thinking About Buying US Retail Stocks? Our AI Quant Models Can Help

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-11 14:17:34:000

Given the recent market volatility, we thought it might be a useful exercise to look at some of the top consumer discretionary retail stocks in our universe and highlight what we think might make sense going into the end of December. Ahead of our analysis, we take a look at the two major … read more...

Chain store sales strong again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-11 09:02:56:000

Chain store sales increased 6.6% in the latest weekly read by Johnson Redbook vs. +7.0 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...

Market Volatility Bulletin: VIX Rises With Moderation While Stocks Go Into Panic Mode... We May Just Be Getting Warmed Up

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-09 04:16:32:000

Market Intro Department of Labor Statistics Futures popped before the open when the NFP jobs figure ( full BLS report here ) underwhelmed, and the notion of delayed rate hike potential took hold CNBC: Friday Close The celebration didn't last long. Stocks ( SPY , DIA , Q… read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: VIX Rises With Moderation While Stocks Go Into Panic Mode... We May Just Be Getting Warmed Up

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-09 04:16:32:000

Market Intro Department of Labor Statistics Futures popped before the open when the NFP jobs figure ( full BLS report here ) underwhelmed, and the notion of delayed rate hike potential took hold CNBC: Friday Close The celebration didn't last long. Stocks ( SPY , DIA , Q… read more...

XLY: The Storm Serves As A Long-Term Buying Opportunity

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-06 06:30:22:000

All the major indices have had a shaky past few months. It is exactly in times like these that the brave investor, with a long-term horizon, can find a great entry point for stocks and funds with great growth potential. As we saw in October and this week, the markets have seemingly transit… read more...

XLY: The Storm Serves As A Long-Term Buying Opportunity

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-06 06:30:22:000

All the major indices have had a shaky past few months. It is exactly in times like these that the brave investor, with a long-term horizon, can find a great entry point for stocks and funds with great growth potential. As we saw in October and this week, the markets have seemingly transit… read more...

XLY: The Storm Serves As A Long-Term Buying Opportunity

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-06 06:30:22:000

All the major indices have had a shaky past few months. It is exactly in times like these that the brave investor, with a long-term horizon, can find a great entry point for stocks and funds with great growth potential. As we saw in October and this week, the markets have seemingly transit… read more...

Weekly Fund Wrap: Goodbye To All That

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-04 11:22:02:000

All eyes were on the G20 this past week and, particularly, for market participants on the bilateral Trump - Xi meeting at the end of the week. The two sides have reached an agreement to delay for 90 days the expected 25% increase in tariffs on most Chinese imports into the US to allow the two … read more...

Weekly Fund Wrap: Goodbye To All That

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-04 11:22:02:000

All eyes were on the G20 this past week and, particularly, for market participants on the bilateral Trump - Xi meeting at the end of the week. The two sides have reached an agreement to delay for 90 days the expected 25% increase in tariffs on most Chinese imports into the US to allow the two … 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...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-03 11:00:17:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a value score (V-score) and a quality score (Q-score… read more...

U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Despite A Strong Market Rally, Fund And ETF Investors Remain Guarded During The Week

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-30 05:57:06:000

For the first week in four, investors were overall net sellers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and ETFs), withdrawing $6.3 billion for Lipper's fund-flows week ended November 28, 2018. Fund investors were net purchasers of money market funds (+$5.0 billion) while being ne… read more...

U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Despite A Strong Market Rally, Fund And ETF Investors Remain Guarded During The Week

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-30 05:57:06:000

For the first week in four, investors were overall net sellers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and ETFs), withdrawing $6.3 billion for Lipper's fund-flows week ended November 28, 2018. Fund investors were net purchasers of money market funds (+$5.0 billion) while being ne… read more...

U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Despite A Strong Market Rally, Fund And ETF Investors Remain Guarded During The Week

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-30 05:57:06:000

For the first week in four, investors were overall net sellers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and ETFs), withdrawing $6.3 billion for Lipper's fund-flows week ended November 28, 2018. Fund investors were net purchasers of money market funds (+$5.0 billion) while being ne… 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 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...

Market Volatility Bulletin: Stocks Attempt A Recovery, But Settle Flat

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-22 01:26:30:000

Market Intro Global stocks ( VGK , ACWI , SPY ) took the opportunity to recoup after a couple rough weeks as Americans head to the Thanksgiving table. Weakness in Apple (AAPL) may have played a role in US stocks giving up most of the days gains, but at least in the after-hours ma… read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: Stocks Attempt A Recovery, But Settle Flat

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-22 01:26:30:000

Market Intro Global stocks ( VGK , ACWI , SPY ) took the opportunity to recoup after a couple rough weeks as Americans head to the Thanksgiving table. Weakness in Apple (AAPL) may have played a role in US stocks giving up most of the days gains, but at least in the after-hours ma… read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: Stocks Attempt A Recovery, But Settle Flat

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-22 01:26:30:000

Market Intro Global stocks ( VGK , ACWI , SPY ) took the opportunity to recoup after a couple rough weeks as Americans head to the Thanksgiving table. Weakness in Apple (AAPL) may have played a role in US stocks giving up most of the days gains, but at least in the after-hours ma… 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...

U.S. Fixed Income Calendar: The Week Ahead (Nov 19 - 23)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-19 10:39:44:000

Interactive Brokers senior market analyst Steven Levine provides some highlights for what to look for in the week beginning November 19. Note : This material was originally published on IBKR Traders' Insight on November 16, 2018. The analysis in this material is provided fo… read more...

Amazon and other retail stocks typically beat the market during Black Friday week

via: CNBC at 2018-11-19 10:07:00:000

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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...

Bespoke's Sector Trading Range Charts

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-15 01:42:00:000

Below is an updated look at our trading range charts for the S&P 500 and its major sectors (Real Estate not included). In each chart, the light blue shading represents the sector's "normal" trading range, which is one standard deviation above and below the 50-day moving average (white line… 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...

Bespoke's Asset Class Performance Matrix

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-13 01:27:01:000

As we enter another trading week, below is a snapshot of our asset class performance matrix. For each ETF shown, we highlight its performance last week, since the 9/20 peak for the S&P 500, and year-to-date so far in 2018. The S&P 500 (SPY) ended up gaining 2.16% last week, while the… read more...

Bespoke's Asset Class Performance Matrix

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-13 01:27:01:000

As we enter another trading week, below is a snapshot of our asset class performance matrix. For each ETF shown, we highlight its performance last week, since the 9/20 peak for the S&P 500, and year-to-date so far in 2018. The S&P 500 (SPY) ended up gaining 2.16% last week, while the… read more...

A Christmas miracle: Amazon will not ruin every retail stock's holiday sales season

via: CNBC at 2018-11-12 08:51:00:000

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Interactive Brokers - Macy's Could See Bigger Sales Boost From Black Friday

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-08 09:31:29:000

As iconic U.S.-based department store Macy's (M) gets set to release its third-quarter of 2018 earnings results, the global retail sector has been preparing for year-end holiday sales. Consumers generally continue to take out their wallets , despite the myriad of event risks looming in the … read more...

Interactive Brokers - Macy's Could See Bigger Sales Boost From Black Friday

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-08 09:31:29:000

As iconic U.S.-based department store Macy's (M) gets set to release its third-quarter of 2018 earnings results, the global retail sector has been preparing for year-end holiday sales. Consumers generally continue to take out their wallets , despite the myriad of event risks looming in the … read more...

Interactive Brokers - Macy's Could See Bigger Sales Boost From Black Friday

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-08 09:31:29:000

As iconic U.S.-based department store Macy's (M) gets set to release its third-quarter of 2018 earnings results, the global retail sector has been preparing for year-end holiday sales. Consumers generally continue to take out their wallets , despite the myriad of event risks looming in the … read more...

A Sneak Preview Of AMC Entertainment's Third Quarter Earnings Show

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-07 10:10:19:000

The movie theater industry is set for further growth, despite increasing competition with online, on-demand, and at-home media consumption. The entertainment business has been undergoing massive upheaval recently, with streaming video services such as Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon Prime (AMZN) g… read more...

Sector Heatmaps

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-07 00:21:01:000

Stock market rotation has been a pretty big theme this year but you wouldn't necessarily know it from our sector performance heatmap. Below we show which sectors have the best and worst performances YTD over the course of the year. Three have been outperformers for most of the year: Consumer D… 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...

Dumb Money Portfolios

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-06 08:25:08:000

The rate of return sought should be dependent, rather, on the amount of intelligent effort the investor is willing and able to bring to bear on his task. The minimum return goes to our passive investor, who wants both safety and freedom from concern… In many cases there may be less real ... read more...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-01 16:38:50:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a value score (V-score) and a quality score (Q-score… read more...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-01 16:38:50:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a value score (V-score) and a quality score (Q-score… read more...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-01 16:38:50:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a value score (V-score) and a quality score (Q-score… 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Equity ETFs Take In Net New Money Despite A Market Meltdown During The Week

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-26 13:23:53:000

For the second week in three, investors were net purchasers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and ETFs), injecting $5.6 billion for Lipper's fund-flows week ended October 24, 2018. Fund investors were net purchasers of equity funds (+$4.2 billion) and money market funds (+$… read more...

U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Equity ETFs Take In Net New Money Despite A Market Meltdown During The Week

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-26 13:23:53:000

For the second week in three, investors were net purchasers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and ETFs), injecting $5.6 billion for Lipper's fund-flows week ended October 24, 2018. Fund investors were net purchasers of equity funds (+$4.2 billion) and money market funds (+$… read more...

U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Equity ETFs Take In Net New Money Despite A Market Meltdown During The Week

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-26 13:23:53:000

For the second week in three, investors were net purchasers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and ETFs), injecting $5.6 billion for Lipper's fund-flows week ended October 24, 2018. Fund investors were net purchasers of equity funds (+$4.2 billion) and money market funds (+$… read more...

U.S. Weekly FundFlows Insight Report: Equity ETFs Take In Net New Money Despite A Market Meltdown During The Week

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-26 13:23:53:000

For the second week in three, investors were net purchasers of fund assets (including those of conventional funds and ETFs), injecting $5.6 billion for Lipper's fund-flows week ended October 24, 2018. Fund investors were net purchasers of equity funds (+$4.2 billion) and money market funds (+$… read more...

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

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-26 11:23:53:000

Interactive Brokers senior market analyst Steven Levine provides some highlights for what to look for in the week beginning October 29. Note : This material was originally published on IBKR Traders' Insight on October 25, 2018. The analysis in this material is provided for i… read more...

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

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-26 11:23:53:000

Interactive Brokers senior market analyst Steven Levine provides some highlights for what to look for in the week beginning October 29. Note : This material was originally published on IBKR Traders' Insight on October 25, 2018. The analysis in this material is provided for i… read more...

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

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-26 11:23:53:000

Interactive Brokers senior market analyst Steven Levine provides some highlights for what to look for in the week beginning October 29. Note : This material was originally published on IBKR Traders' Insight on October 25, 2018. The analysis in this material is provided for i… read more...

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

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-26 11:23:53:000

Interactive Brokers senior market analyst Steven Levine provides some highlights for what to look for in the week beginning October 29. Note : This material was originally published on IBKR Traders' Insight on October 25, 2018. The analysis in this material is provided for i… read more...

Time To Get Defensive

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-26 10:07:04:000

The compelling case for consumer staples. By now, readers of this column have seen this chart more than a few times during the development of the recent top in the XLY/XLP ratio: For those unfamiliar with the ratio, it's the quotient of two exchange traded fund prices. The numerator's th… read more...

Time To Get Defensive

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-26 10:07:04:000

The compelling case for consumer staples. By now, readers of this column have seen this chart more than a few times during the development of the recent top in the XLY/XLP ratio: For those unfamiliar with the ratio, it's the quotient of two exchange traded fund prices. The numerator's th… read more...

Time To Get Defensive

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-26 10:07:04:000

The compelling case for consumer staples. By now, readers of this column have seen this chart more than a few times during the development of the recent top in the XLY/XLP ratio: For those unfamiliar with the ratio, it's the quotient of two exchange traded fund prices. The numerator's th… read more...

Time To Get Defensive

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-26 10:07:04:000

The compelling case for consumer staples. By now, readers of this column have seen this chart more than a few times during the development of the recent top in the XLY/XLP ratio: For those unfamiliar with the ratio, it's the quotient of two exchange traded fund prices. The numerator's th… read more...

Keith McCullough On The #Quad4 Hurricane

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 15:57:27:000

That #Quad4 hurricane we started warning subscribers about in September? Its hammering stocks. S&P 500 (-8%) Nasdaq (-10%) Russell 2000 (-14%) (Performance above is year-to-date, peak to present inclusive of todays bounce!) We opened up a f… read more...

Interactive Brokers - Investors Bet On Starbucks For Grande Growth In China

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 13:03:30:000

Investors have been focusing on retail coffee giant Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX ) recently, as the company aims to fuel further growth in its domestic and Chinese markets. Seattle-based Starbucks said it has been strategically targeting its long-term growth markets China and the U.S. … 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...

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...

Dow stock McDonald's is about to break out to new highs, says top technician

via: CNBC at 2018-10-22 11:31:00:000

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ICYMI: Keith McCullough - 'Beware Of This Late Cycle U.S. Economy'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-22 11:20:32:000

Financial markets are selling offjust like our Macro analyst team predicted. Why is this happening? More importantly, what comes next? Hedgeye CEO Keith McCullough has answers. He delivered a detailed market and economic outlook as part of our Hedgeye Investing Summit (this H… 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...

Why one investor thinks the market need a 15 percent correction as a 'gut check' for the rally

via: CNBC at 2018-10-20 11:32:00:000

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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...

Brunch, Craft Beer & Investing: Embracing Volatility & Managing Risk

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-16 08:14:07:000

Welcome to the Brunch, Craft Beer, and Investing Portfolio Review. If you've been here before, you know the holdings have nothing to do with brunch or craft beer. These are just hobbies of mine. My last portfolio review will give you a brief overview of the portfolio's origins, goals, and ev… 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...

Has The Market Fallen Ill?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-13 11:12:45:000

There's no question that the U.S. economy is undergirded by consumer spending. As much as 70 percent of domestic GDP is attributed to personal consumption. So, when the consumer sector sneezes, the economy inevitably catches a cold. Welcome to flu season. This past week's market break wa… read more...

Has The Market Fallen Ill?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-13 11:12:45:000

There's no question that the U.S. economy is undergirded by consumer spending. As much as 70 percent of domestic GDP is attributed to personal consumption. So, when the consumer sector sneezes, the economy inevitably catches a cold. Welcome to flu season. This past week's market break wa… read more...

The Hunt For Red October: Small-Caps Are Blowing The Whistle Real Hard

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-12 12:05:25:000

(This article has been written/submitted on October 10th, before market open) Red October It was all great until October, with the average stock in the S&P 1500 ( ITOT , VLU ) was up 9.24% YTD through September. Source: Bespoke Investment Group Then came October… To ... read more...

Interactive Brokers - Europe: The Week Ahead

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-11 11:04:35:000

Interactive Brokers senior market analyst Steven Levine provides some highlights for what to look for in the European region in the week beginning October 15. Note : This material was originally published on IBKR Traders' Insight on October 10, 2018. The analysis in this ma… read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: International Stocks At 52 Week Low As Measured By ACWX; Vol Storms Higher

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-10 13:10:01:000

Market Intro CNBC: 11:18 AM EST CNBC: ACWX US stocks ( SPY , DIA , QQQ , IWM ) are shedding some value in today's session. Spot VIX is nearing 20. Keep in mind that the SPX is only about 4% or so from its all-time high. In contrast, the "rest of the world", as measured by the A… read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: The Rates Story May Be Overblown Here, As Vol Is Really Picking Up In Tech

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-09 14:17:01:000

Market Intro CNBC: 1:38PM The five-day action shown above for S&P 500 futures ( SPY ) demonstrates that indeed investors are in fact fretting. Treasury yields make for a reasonable story line, but note that the US10-Yr ( IEF ) is basically unchanged for the day (a little down: see … 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...

Bonds: What You See Is What You Get

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-08 09:20:00:000

Background Global bond bubble about to pop or just another "head-fake"? Value of global bonds has dropped by a whopping $880bn this week, most since Nov2016 as US treasury yields spiked w/ the curve strongly steepening after economic data in the region continued to come very strong. Treasu… read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: U3 Unemployment Hits 45-Year Low, Treasury Yields Triggers Higher Short-Term VIX Readings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-05 13:24:02:000

Market Intro Bureau of Labor Statistics The September NFP report came in at 134,000 jobs, but there is a chance that Hurricane Florence had an impact both on the data gathering process, as well as the jobs figures themselves. CNBC: Friday 9:57 AM The real story over the last coup… read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: U3 Unemployment Hits 45-Year Low, Treasury Yields Triggers Higher Short-Term VIX Readings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-05 13:24:02:000

Market Intro Bureau of Labor Statistics The September NFP report came in at 134,000 jobs, but there is a chance that Hurricane Florence had an impact both on the data gathering process, as well as the jobs figures themselves. CNBC: Friday 9:57 AM The real story over the last coup… read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: U3 Unemployment Hits 45-Year Low, Treasury Yields Triggers Higher Short-Term VIX Readings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-05 13:24:02:000

Market Intro Bureau of Labor Statistics The September NFP report came in at 134,000 jobs, but there is a chance that Hurricane Florence had an impact both on the data gathering process, as well as the jobs figures themselves. CNBC: Friday 9:57 AM The real story over the last coup… read more...

Divergent Start To October

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-04 11:00:06:000

Below is a snapshot of asset class performance to start the month of October. We also include performance over the last month and year to date. The month has gotten off to a pretty strange start, with equity ETFs going in different directions. Small-cap ETFs have gotten hit very hard, while … 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...

50 Worst Performing S&P 500 Stocks In 3Q

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-02 10:12:28:000

In a companion piece to yesterday's article on the top performing decile in the S&P 500 ( SPY ) in 3Q, this article details the worst performing decile in the market benchmark in the past quarter. Despite a 7.7% total return for the market benchmark, its best performance since late 201… read more...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-02 00:17:36:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a value score (V-score) and a quality score (Q-score… read more...

What You Need To Know About The New Communication Sector And Its Consequences

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 16:28:16:000

The GICS sector classification is implementing a major change this week. In the process, big names like Alphabet (Google), Facebook, Disney, Netflix will change sectors. The Telecommunication Services Sector is renamed as Communication Services and becomes bigger to include companies from co… read more...

What You Need To Know About The New Communication Sector And Its Consequences

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 16:28:16:000

The GICS sector classification is implementing a major change this week. In the process, big names like Alphabet (Google), Facebook, Disney, Netflix will change sectors. The Telecommunication Services Sector is renamed as Communication Services and becomes bigger to include companies from co… read more...

What You Need To Know About The New Communication Sector And Its Consequences

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 16:28:16:000

The GICS sector classification is implementing a major change this week. In the process, big names like Alphabet (Google), Facebook, Disney, Netflix will change sectors. The Telecommunication Services Sector is renamed as Communication Services and becomes bigger to include companies from co… read more...

What You Need To Know About The New Communication Sector And Its Consequences

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 16:28:16:000

The GICS sector classification is implementing a major change this week. In the process, big names like Alphabet (Google), Facebook, Disney, Netflix will change sectors. The Telecommunication Services Sector is renamed as Communication Services and becomes bigger to include companies from co… read more...

Mid-Tier Momentum Sectors Can Outperform The S&P 500

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 15:22:32:000

Momentum investing takes long positions on relatively strong-performing sectors while avoiding under-performing sectors. By using current price momentums, momentum-based strategies can help investors effectively follow movements in the market. When initiating trades, how does one choose which … read more...

Mid-Tier Momentum Sectors Can Outperform The S&P 500

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 15:22:32:000

Momentum investing takes long positions on relatively strong-performing sectors while avoiding under-performing sectors. By using current price momentums, momentum-based strategies can help investors effectively follow movements in the market. When initiating trades, how does one choose which … read more...

Mid-Tier Momentum Sectors Can Outperform The S&P 500

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 15:22:32:000

Momentum investing takes long positions on relatively strong-performing sectors while avoiding under-performing sectors. By using current price momentums, momentum-based strategies can help investors effectively follow movements in the market. When initiating trades, how does one choose which … read more...

Mid-Tier Momentum Sectors Can Outperform The S&P 500

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 15:22:32:000

Momentum investing takes long positions on relatively strong-performing sectors while avoiding under-performing sectors. By using current price momentums, momentum-based strategies can help investors effectively follow movements in the market. When initiating trades, how does one choose which … read more...

Best And Worst-Performing Stocks In The S&P 500 Over The Last 20 Years And How They Have Performed In 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-27 09:32:18:000

Background Twenty years ago, on August 17th, 1998 to be precise, a financial crisis hit Russia ( RSX , ERUS ). It resulted in the Russian government and the Russian Central Bank devaluing the ruble and defaulting on its debt. The Russian crisis of 1998 happened only one year after the Asi… read more...

This Is Why Retail Earnings Will Shine This Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-26 09:06:57:000

Consumer Confidence Expands Along With Labor Consumer confidence surged to a new high in September and points to healthy consumer spending in the second half of the year. The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Survey jumped 3.7 points in the last month to reach 138.4 and the highest le… 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...

By The Numbers: Consumer Stocks With Rising Expectations

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-24 13:44:18:000

At the end of the day, a stock is simply a share in an ownership of a business. If the business is doing well, the stock will eventually do well over the long term too. However, successful investing is about much more than looking at a company's financial performance in isolation. Stock pr… 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...

Sector ETF Week In Review For September 17-21

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-23 10:07:52:000

Just to set this week's column up , over the last few months, we've seen the sector performance take on a decidedly late-cycle orientation, with healthcare, utilities, and consumer staples outperforming other sectors. Let's see if that's still the case, shall we? It has been forever - I mea… 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...

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...

SPDR Active ETF Trust declares quarterly distribution on funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-21 20:46:37:000

Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA: XLB ) - $0.2888 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 1.79%. Communication Services Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSE: XLC ) - $0.1316 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 0.96%. Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA: XLE ) - $0.5131 . 30-Day SEC Yield of 2.65%. Financial … 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...

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...

The Telecom Sector Is About To Get A New Name - And A Whole Lot Bigger

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-20 11:59:07:000

In November of 2017, the MSCI/S&P Dow Jones indices announced a plan to expand and modify its smallest sector Telecommunication Services ( XTL ) scheduled for September 21, 2018. The following provides a bit of backdrop to this upcoming change and the impact it will have … read more...

The Telecom Sector Is About To Get A New Name - And A Whole Lot Bigger

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-20 11:59:07:000

In November of 2017, the MSCI/S&P Dow Jones indices announced a plan to expand and modify its smallest sector Telecommunication Services ( XTL ) scheduled for September 21, 2018. The following provides a bit of backdrop to this upcoming change and the impact it will have … read more...

Buy biotechs, avoid autos, say BAML's quants

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-20 10:26:11:000

Savita Subramanian and team say biotechs (NASDAQ: IBB ) are ranked the number one industry for the second consecutive month, according to their quantitative model. Auto names (NASDAQ: CARZ ), however, are "value traps." More news on: iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF, First Trust NASDAQ Glo… read more...

Buy biotechs, avoid autos, say BAML's quants

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-20 10:26:11:000

Savita Subramanian and team say biotechs (NASDAQ: IBB ) are ranked the number one industry for the second consecutive month, according to their quantitative model. Auto names (NASDAQ: CARZ ), however, are "value traps." More news on: iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF, First Trust NASDAQ Glo… read more...

Fund Investors And APs Embrace Fixed Income Funds And ETFs In August

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-20 08:04:33:000

Photo Source: REUTERS/Chris Wattie. Flags fly above the Federal Reserve building in Washington, DC, U.S., August 22, 2018. For the second consecutive month investors were net purchasers of mutual fund assets, injecting $7.5 billion into the conventional funds business (excluding ETFs) for… read more...

Fund Investors And APs Embrace Fixed Income Funds And ETFs In August

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-20 08:04:33:000

Photo Source: REUTERS/Chris Wattie. Flags fly above the Federal Reserve building in Washington, DC, U.S., August 22, 2018. For the second consecutive month investors were net purchasers of mutual fund assets, injecting $7.5 billion into the conventional funds business (excluding ETFs) for… 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...

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...

Best Buy's 5.5% 2021 Bonds Slide Amid Rate Rise And Other Downside Risks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-18 15:07:25:000

Richfield, Minnesota-based Best Buys (NYSE: BBY ) bonds have been losing value, amid a recent rise in U.S. interest rates, intensified competition, as well as sector headwinds, tariffs, and reports of customer dissatisfaction. Although traditional brick-and-mortar electronics retaile… read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: Markets Shrug Off 'Trade War' Fears, September VX Futures Expire Tomorrow Morning

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-18 14:20:21:000

Market Intro CNBC: 12:59PM EST US markets ( SPY , DIA , QQQ , IWM ) tried to care about the trade talks on Monday, but at least for Tuesday's session there has not been much follow through on that nervousness. Spot VIX neared 12.5 earlier in the session, currently claiming the regio… 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...

Sector ETF Week In Review For September 10-14

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-16 13:13:36:000

I've added REITs to the list as represented by [[VNQ]]. Just to recap, over the last few months, sector rotation has taken a decidedly end-of-the-cycle tone, with healthcare, utilities, and financials leading the pack. That, however, is shifting. Here's what happened last week: This is… read more...

Sector ETF Week In Review For September 10-14

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-16 13:13:36:000

I've added REITs to the list as represented by [[VNQ]]. Just to recap, over the last few months, sector rotation has taken a decidedly end-of-the-cycle tone, with healthcare, utilities, and financials leading the pack. That, however, is shifting. Here's what happened last week: This is… 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...

Sector ETF Week In Review For September 3-7

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-09 09:47:57:000

Over the last six months, sector growth has taken a standard, end-of-an expansion turn, with utilities, healthcare, and consumer staples leading the pack. Last week, that changed a bit, as tech and energy were two of the better-performing sectors. But this week, things have once again turned m… 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...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-02 13:32:03:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a value score (V-score) and a quality score (Q-score… read more...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-02 13:32:03:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a value score (V-score) and a quality score (Q-score… read more...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-02 13:32:03:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a value score (V-score) and a quality score (Q-score… read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: Why Is The SPX Options Skew Running So High?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-02 09:10:11:000

Market Intro US markets ( SPY , DIA , QQQ , IWM ) tried to take the negative press regarding stalled trade agreements with Canada seriously, but ultimately the tape closed unch and S&P futures wrapped up the week up 5 points from the prior close. Spot VIX dumped into… read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: Why Is The SPX Options Skew Running So High?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-02 09:10:11:000

Market Intro US markets ( SPY , DIA , QQQ , IWM ) tried to take the negative press regarding stalled trade agreements with Canada seriously, but ultimately the tape closed unch and S&P futures wrapped up the week up 5 points from the prior close. Spot VIX dumped into… read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: Why Is The SPX Options Skew Running So High?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-02 09:10:11:000

Market Intro US markets ( SPY , DIA , QQQ , IWM ) tried to take the negative press regarding stalled trade agreements with Canada seriously, but ultimately the tape closed unch and S&P futures wrapped up the week up 5 points from the prior close. Spot VIX dumped into… read more...

Interactive Brokers - Steve Sosnick On Consumer Staples

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-02 08:50:29:000

Interactive Brokers' chief options strategist Steve Sosnick discusses why the consumer staples sector is underperforming. [ Note: This material was originally published on IBKR Traders' Insight on August 31, 2018.] The analysis in this material is provided for information only and… read more...

Interactive Brokers - Steve Sosnick On Consumer Staples

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-02 08:50:29:000

Interactive Brokers' chief options strategist Steve Sosnick discusses why the consumer staples sector is underperforming. [ Note: This material was originally published on IBKR Traders' Insight on August 31, 2018.] The analysis in this material is provided for information only and… read more...

Interactive Brokers - Steve Sosnick On Consumer Staples

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-02 08:50:29:000

Interactive Brokers' chief options strategist Steve Sosnick discusses why the consumer staples sector is underperforming. [ Note: This material was originally published on IBKR Traders' Insight on August 31, 2018.] The analysis in this material is provided for information only and… read more...

Upcoming index shakeup has broad market implications - Barron's

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-02 01:35:58:000

Both S&P and MSCI are overhauling their Global Industry Classification System ("GICS"), which is likely to have significant implications as ETFs, mutual funds, and various and sundry sector balancers rejigger their portfolios, Barron's says in this weekend's cover story.Shuffles … read more...

Upcoming index shakeup has broad market implications - Barron's

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-02 01:35:58:000

Both S&P and MSCI are overhauling their Global Industry Classification System ("GICS"), which is likely to have significant implications as ETFs, mutual funds, and various and sundry sector balancers rejigger their portfolios, Barron's says in this weekend's cover story.Shuffles … read more...

Upcoming index shakeup has broad market implications - Barron's

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-02 01:35:58:000

Both S&P and MSCI are overhauling their Global Industry Classification System ("GICS"), which is likely to have significant implications as ETFs, mutual funds, and various and sundry sector balancers rejigger their portfolios, Barron's says in this weekend's cover story.Shuffles … read more...

Interactive Brokers - L Brands Suffers Credit Profile Damage Despite Upbeat Consumer Confidence

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-31 06:40:10:000

Although rosy economic conditions have generally spurred a rise in consumer spending, organizational changes and structural shifts at L Brands ( LB ) have helped keep the company from fully enjoying the benefits. The Columbus, Ohio-based company, which operates brands that include Victoria&#… read more...

Interactive Brokers - L Brands Suffers Credit Profile Damage Despite Upbeat Consumer Confidence

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-31 06:40:10:000

Although rosy economic conditions have generally spurred a rise in consumer spending, organizational changes and structural shifts at L Brands ( LB ) have helped keep the company from fully enjoying the benefits. The Columbus, Ohio-based company, which operates brands that include Victoria&#… 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...

Tech, Consumer Discretionary Sectors Leading U.S. Stocks This Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-29 20:07:44:000

Shares of technology and consumer discretionary companies are dominating this year's horse race for US sector returns, based on a set of exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Both slices of the US equity market are neck and neck through yesterday's close (August 28) for year-to-date performance, posti… 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...

Interactive Brokers - Consumer Staples Sector Suffers Significant Asset Outflows

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-28 07:39:08:000

While the U.S. economic landscape has been generally supportive of consumer spending, a host of headwinds faces the consumer staples sector, posing significant challenges to certain companies profitability. Although asset flows into the consumer discretionary sector have recently pic… read more...

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

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-28 07:03:24:000

Interactive Brokers senior market analyst Steven Levine provides some highlights for what to look for in the week beginning August 27. [ Note: This material was originally published on IBKR Traders' Insight on August 27, 2018.] The analysis in this material is provided for informat… read more...

Stocks To Watch: Tesla Twist And Retail Rally

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-25 07:07:25:000

Stocks To Watch: Tesla Twist And Retail Rocket Ride Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. The retail sector is on fire … read more...

Stocks To Watch: Tesla Twist And Retail Rally

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-25 07:07:25:000

Stocks To Watch: Tesla Twist And Retail Rocket Ride Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. The retail sector is on fire … read more...

Stocks To Watch: Tesla Twist And Retail Rally

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-25 07:07:25:000

Stocks To Watch: Tesla Twist And Retail Rocket Ride Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. The retail sector is on fire … read more...

Frontier Communications: Creating Potential With ETF Flows

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-25 06:09:32:000

( Pic Sourced Here ) Getting beyond the headlines with small-cap telecom stocks Let's be honest, Elon Musk's twitter account can barely budge the broader market no matter how much the financial media may overhype the influence of stocks like Tesla ( TSLA ) on amorphous concepts lik… read more...

Frontier Communications: Creating Potential With ETF Flows

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-25 06:09:32:000

( Pic Sourced Here ) Getting beyond the headlines with small-cap telecom stocks Let's be honest, Elon Musk's twitter account can barely budge the broader market no matter how much the financial media may overhype the influence of stocks like Tesla ( TSLA ) on amorphous concepts lik… read more...

Frontier Communications: Creating Potential With ETF Flows

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-25 06:09:32:000

( Pic Sourced Here ) Getting beyond the headlines with small-cap telecom stocks Let's be honest, Elon Musk's twitter account can barely budge the broader market no matter how much the financial media may overhype the influence of stocks like Tesla ( TSLA ) on amorphous concepts lik… 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...

Convertible Bond Hedge Could Comprise Large Part Of Tesla's Massive Equity Short Position

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-22 09:58:47:000

While Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk said on August 7 he was considering taking his electric car producer private, shareholders celebrated while certain bondholders continued to discount the companys debt. Musk noted on Teslas blog he was mulling privatizing the company at a pric… 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...

Bespoke Asset Class Performance Matrix

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-21 04:48:39:000

Below is our total return ETF matrix highlighting the performance of various asset classes from the perspective of a US investor. With a solid end to the week on Friday, US equities finished the week with across-the-board gains, as all of the major averages, with the exception of the tech-he… read more...

U.S. Economy's Unlikely Second Surge: Is It Sustainable?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-20 14:05:42:000

It has been my view for some time that interest rates would stay low longer than conventional wisdom owing to the unique and enduring deflationary headwinds caused by financial crises (see here and here ). Persistent low rates against an historically risky investment landscape (see here , … 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...

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...

Positives Still Outweigh Negatives For U.S. Equities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-15 11:41:14:000

Although there is still a fair share of below-the-surface weakness in the U.S. equity market, theres also enough strength to justify continued optimism in certain sectors. In todays commentary, well focus on some of those sectors as I emphasize the positive aspects of t… read more...

Time For A Change: More Value And Income At The Expense Of Growth And Momentum

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-14 11:34:20:000

Introduction The S&P 500 ( SPY ) touched its all-time high on January 26th 2018. Based on the closing price on August 13th (2821.93) the index only needs to move up by 1.81% in order to break the 2872.87 record level. ^SPX data by YCharts Nonetheless, when one looks at the data b… 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...

Best And Worst Performing Sectors On Earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-14 04:44:05:000

More than 2,000 companies have now reported their Q2 earnings results since early July, including 422 S&P 500 companies. Below we show the average one-day price change for stocks on their earnings reaction days broken out by sector and whether the stock is in the S&P 500 or not. The … read more...

Turning Lead Into Gold: Tech Changes Ahead

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-13 16:22:50:000

In less than two months, one of the largest market shakeups in over 20 years will occur when S&P Dow Jones and MSCI Inc. complete their Global Industrial Classification System (GICS) update and yet most investors would be hard pressed to tell you who was moving, or why, or even who the hec… read more...

Sector Performance Breakdown Since The 1/26 Peak

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-13 16:08:49:000

The waiting game for new highs in the S&P 500 continues. Even though the S&P hasn't moved much at the index level since January 26th, many of its components have seen big moves. The table below summarizes the average performance of individual S&P 500 components grouped according to… read more...

Sector ETF Week In Review For August 6-10

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-12 07:14:22:000

Let's start where we always do: a few tables of sector performance, starting at the one-week time frame: There is good and bad news here. The good news is that the leading industries are not defensive. Consumer discretionary led the pack, advancing .77% followed by technology, which was up …. read more...

S&P 500: It's All In The Numbers And The Numbers Never Lie

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-12 01:44:43:000

Introduction With 60% of 2018 already behind us and as the S&P 500 ( SPY ) is on the verge of making a new all time - we thought that it's as a good time as any to look at the YTD stats of the index. ^SPX data by YCharts S&P 500 Q2/2018 Y/Y Sales Growth by Sector Energ… read more...

Risk On Vs. Risk Off In The 2nd Half Of 2018?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-11 10:54:43:000

Smart investors apply a top-down approach when investing. They start with the highest level view which is the answer to the question: are markets in a 'risk on' or 'risk off' mode. The answer to this question determines which type of asset should be invested, for instance stocks vs. bonds vs. … read more...

Technically Speaking For August 10

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-10 11:18:40:000

Will the trade war hurt China? Maybe - maybe not as much as you might think. Remember when everybody (including me) was deeply concerned about China's controlling its currency? A while ago (as in decades), China went to a semi-free-floating currency, which means they allow the yuan to trade … read more...

Big Changes With New Communications Services Sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-09 14:50:08:000

Next month the Global Industrial Classification System (GICS) will launch a new sector: Communications Services. That sector will include the stocks formerly of the Telecom Sector [notably Verizon ( VZ ) and AT&T ( T )], but also numerous stocks pulled out of the Information Technology and… read more...

Ranking The Strongest Sectors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-07 13:07:32:000

There is a split condition in the stock market right now, with the NYSE showing signs of being internally stronger than the Nasdaq. However, though the Nasdaq is struggling with internal selling pressure, the message of the tape is that there is still enough power in the tech sector to pull it… read more...

Ranking The Strongest Sectors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-07 13:07:32:000

There is a split condition in the stock market right now, with the NYSE showing signs of being internally stronger than the Nasdaq. However, though the Nasdaq is struggling with internal selling pressure, the message of the tape is that there is still enough power in the tech sector to pull it… 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...

America Will Win The Trade War

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-01 09:31:30:000

International trade policies have complex ramifications. Intricate supply chains and manufacturing operations can subject industries and businesses to disproportionate consequences with changes in trade policy. However, when considering macro economies, paradoxically, the picture becomes much … read more...

America Will Win The Trade War

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-01 09:31:30:000

International trade policies have complex ramifications. Intricate supply chains and manufacturing operations can subject industries and businesses to disproportionate consequences with changes in trade policy. However, when considering macro economies, paradoxically, the picture becomes much … read more...

America Will Win The Trade War

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-01 09:31:30:000

International trade policies have complex ramifications. Intricate supply chains and manufacturing operations can subject industries and businesses to disproportionate consequences with changes in trade policy. However, when considering macro economies, paradoxically, the picture becomes much … read more...

Q2 Earnings Rotation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-01 04:16:55:000

The average one-day price change of the 1,000 or so stocks that have reported earnings this season has dipped into negative territory. This means that investors are on average taking profits in stocks on the first trading day following earnings. This is in stark contrast to gains seen in react… read more...

Q2 Earnings Rotation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-01 04:16:55:000

The average one-day price change of the 1,000 or so stocks that have reported earnings this season has dipped into negative territory. This means that investors are on average taking profits in stocks on the first trading day following earnings. This is in stark contrast to gains seen in react… read more...

Q2 Earnings Rotation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-01 04:16:55:000

The average one-day price change of the 1,000 or so stocks that have reported earnings this season has dipped into negative territory. This means that investors are on average taking profits in stocks on the first trading day following earnings. This is in stark contrast to gains seen in react… read more...

My Most Important Blog Post Of The Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-31 21:51:45:000

This article first appeared at ETFMaven on July 30 th . The market looks like it has been deteriorating in the last couple of weeks, perhaps in conjunction with the earnings season. Aside from the louder declines in Facebook ( FB ), Netflix ( NFLX ) and Twitter ( TWTR ), there seems to be … read more...

My Most Important Blog Post Of The Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-31 21:51:45:000

This article first appeared at ETFMaven on July 30 th . The market looks like it has been deteriorating in the last couple of weeks, perhaps in conjunction with the earnings season. Aside from the louder declines in Facebook ( FB ), Netflix ( NFLX ) and Twitter ( TWTR ), there seems to be … read more...

My Most Important Blog Post Of The Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-31 21:51:45:000

This article first appeared at ETFMaven on July 30 th . The market looks like it has been deteriorating in the last couple of weeks, perhaps in conjunction with the earnings season. Aside from the louder declines in Facebook ( FB ), Netflix ( NFLX ) and Twitter ( TWTR ), there seems to be … read more...

Consumer Discretionary Is Top Sector Performer Year To Date

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-31 14:36:26:000

The sharp tumble in technology stocks in recent days has yielded this year's leading sector performance to consumer discretionary, based on a set of exchange-traded funds. Shares of consumer discretionary firms have also fallen in recent days, but the setback has been relatively mild compared … read more...

August Market Outlook: What Do 5 Years Of Prior Sector Cycles Show?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-30 02:34:57:000

A host of macro-economic variables loom for August that will create powerful market forces to drive key benchmarks like the S&P 500 either up to new heights or into major corrections depending on which economist you choose to follow. Housing market precarious: This could be the … read more...

Growth Leaders In Consumer Discretionary

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-28 23:34:20:000

The consumer discretionary sector is home to many of the most powerful brands in the world, and many companies in the sector have produced outstanding gains for investors over the long term. On the other hand, the sector is also widely cyclical and aggressively competitive, so picking the righ… read more...

Putting Up Or Selling Off?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-28 11:55:09:000

Are companies putting up or selling off? The latest quarterly earnings season is now officially half way over with 253 companies on the S&P 500 Index having reported results to date. Considering the importance of this earnings season in determining whether the seeds for sustainable econ… read more...

Using Google Trends To Predict Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-28 06:53:09:000

For those of you who have not heard of Google Trends , it is a tool produced by Alphabet/Google ( GOOG ) (GOOGL) that allows users to see search volume and geographic search concentration for a wide range of keywords. It is most often used to see whether Kim Kardashian or Taylor Swift is tr… read more...

Passive Index Investing, A Bubble Bound To Burst?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-27 10:10:07:000

Over the past decade, trillions of dollars have flown out of actively managed equity funds and into passive investment vehicles, most popularly in the form of mutual funds and ETFs that track specific indexes or sectors (( SPY ), ( IVV ), ( VTI ), ( VOO )). (Via ThinkAdvisor ) We've… read more...

Radical Changes Coming To Sector ETFs - Are You Prepared?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-26 11:26:22:000

This "should be" old news S&P, the parent of the most widely-traded ETF in the world, the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) offers some of the most popular sector ETFs as well. Back on June 19th, they announced big changes to who goes where in S&P's sector classifications. Scores of othe… read more...

Thin Rally? Thin Argument

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-25 05:28:50:000

It continues to amaze us how often we hear arguments that the market's rally this year has been thin. A rally that is thin is one where just a handful of stocks are participating in the market's gains, while the rest of the market languishes. An extreme example of this was in the late 1990s an… read more...

Macro Asset Review, Sentiment Analysis And Sector Map

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-24 08:41:41:000

Stock Market Review Three times in four months SPY failed to penetrate the 280-resistance level, and now we are here again for the fourth time, making the 280-resistance level (also the Fibonacci resistance) the key milestone for the bull market to watch. While the market is respecting t… read more...

Don't Underestimate Retail Sector Strength

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-23 13:52:29:000

Summer is often characterized by a sluggish stock market as participation tends to decrease during vacation season while Wall Street turns its attention elsewhere. U.S. consumers, however, arent taking a vacation from spending this summer. In this report, well review the factor… read more...

Everything Looks Worse In Black And White

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-22 10:43:23:000

This article is the latest in the Market Sounds Of Summer series on Seeking Alpha. I can read the writing on the wall --Kodachrome, Paul Simon, There Goes Rhymin Simon, 1973 The stock market has an increasing concentration problem . The U.S. stock marke… 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...

What's The Best Index ETF For Exposure To Technology Stocks?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-18 21:27:09:000

We recently came across a problem for a client that might be similar to something other investors, especially those who like to use ETFs or mutual funds as opposed to individual stocks, have encountered. One of clients has a job that prevents them from directly investing in a significant list … 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...

3 Critical Factors For Stocks In The Week Ahead

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-17 09:31:57:000

Traders and investors will want to keep their eyes on three key factors in the week ahead. And looking beyond the week, as these factors evolve, so should equities. Trade policy developments will continue to weigh heavily for the stock market, and volatility will remain elevated until trade te… 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...

A Bullish "Fabian" Signal For The Dow

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-16 12:37:04:000

Things are shaping up for a broad market rally this summer. While the market still faces some challenges in the coming weeks from the latest earnings season and continued trade headline-generated volatility, the technical weight of evidence points decisively to higher highs before the summer i… 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...

Netflix: After The Close

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-16 07:54:50:000

With earnings season underway, ETF Global begins a new series of weekly posts focusing on one company whose upcoming report could have major ramifications for the ETF market. Seeking Alpha has a tremendous amount of research on individual stocks, which is why well include a link to th… read more...

2nd-Quarter 2018 Market Review And Commentary

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-16 02:56:18:000

The major averages continued to tack on further gains in the 2nd quarter heading towards what could end up being the 10th consecutive annual gain for the S&P 500 ( SPY ). Large-caps, however, haven't been where the action is. In fact, the large-cap core and large-cap value groups have 2018… read more...

On Pensions, Inflation, And Your Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-13 08:45:00:000

Over the past five years, the commodity market has garnered little positive attention relative to stocks and bonds. Quantitative easing failed to spur large inflation as many analysts predicted, and that "easy money" only increased financial asset inflation. We believe the reason was simple,… read more...

On Pensions, Inflation, And Your Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-13 08:45:00:000

Over the past five years, the commodity market has garnered little positive attention relative to stocks and bonds. Quantitative easing failed to spur large inflation as many analysts predicted, and that "easy money" only increased financial asset inflation. We believe the reason was simple,… read more...

On Pensions, Inflation, And Your Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-13 08:45:00:000

Over the past five years, the commodity market has garnered little positive attention relative to stocks and bonds. Quantitative easing failed to spur large inflation as many analysts predicted, and that "easy money" only increased financial asset inflation. We believe the reason was simple,… 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...

What A Difference A Day Makes

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-12 07:32:56:000

Futures "Tank" On Tariff News We dont have to be smarter than the rest. We have to be more disciplined than the rest. Warren Buffett No one likes to see a scary headline. No one enjoys seeing red screens and minus signs next to a daily percent change re… 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...

4 Battle-Proven Trading Strategies

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-12 06:30:57:000

In this episode (aired on 7/8/18), host Ron DeLegge talks about ETFs that use "light" leverage called PortfolioPlus ETFs from Direxion Investments - how they work and where they fit into a diversified investment strategy. Also, Ron shares four battle proven trading strategies. Finally, Ron pro… 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...

Stock Market Review, Sentiment Analysis And Sector Map

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-11 09:22:29:000

Stock Market Review Three times in four months the SPY failed to penetrate the 280-resistance level, and heading there for the fourth time, making the 280-resistance level (also the Fibonacci resistance) the key milestone for the bull market to watch. I mentioned the importance of this… read more...

Another Low-Volume Summer Rally Ahead

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-10 10:15:18:000

Investors continue to shake off the trade tariff-induced fear from last month as the month of July is shaping up to be an impressive one for stocks. As well discuss in todays commentary, the pieces are starting to come together in favor of a low-volume, but constructive, summer… 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...

Sector ETF Week In Review For The Week Of July 2-6

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-08 10:39:43:000

Let's begin - as we always do - with the weekly performance table: There's good and bad news here. The good news is that most sectors rose. In fact, only one sector (Energy) was down and its loss was marginal. But the bad news is that the strongest sectors were defensive. Healthcare rose the… 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...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-05 09:56:33:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a Value Score (V-score) and a Quality Score (Q-sco… read more...

Consumer Discretionary Sector Widens Lead Over Tech In 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-05 08:14:21:000

Consumer discretionary stocks continue to lead US equity sectors for year-to-date performances, based on a set of exchange-traded funds through July 3. The former leader, technology, is in second place and has fallen further behind consumer discretionary in recent weeks. The Consumer Discret… 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...

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...

The Blue-Chip Test + Tackling Anti-ETF Rhetoric

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-04 04:04:27:000

In this episode (aired on 7/1/18), host Ron DeLegge puts General Electric (GE) through his "Blue-Chip" test to see if the beleaguered conglomerate is still a cream of the crop stock. Also, Ron clarifies why John Bogle's fanatical anti-ETF banter is still dead wrong plus ETF trade ideas for bot… read more...

First Half 2018 Asset Class Performance Matrix

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-03 00:41:51:000

Below is our total return matrix highlighting the performance of various asset classes during the first half of 2018 from the perspective of a US investor focused on ETFs. At the halfway point of 2018, small-caps have trumped large-caps, while growth has crushed value. Looking at sectors, Co… read more...

Green Dot Portfolio: June 2018 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-02 15:28:45:000

Welcome to the 8th monthly update for my Green Dot Portfolio. This is my self-managed retirement portfolio created in a Roth IRA trading account. My goal is to yield a total return of at least 8% annually in income using high-yield dividend investments and swing trading. I have made continuing… read more...

Stock Market & Economic Outlook For Mid-Year 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-01 11:40:59:000

Most of the volatility in the stock market this year has been the result of fears regarding a possible trade war with China. The fears were a result of Trump's hard-line stance on attempting to restrict investment from China in U.S. businesses. This led to a correction in the stock market earl… 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...

What Type Of Stock Is Starbucks?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-27 13:30:14:000

Every type of stock market investment has, I hope it's safe to assume, the same general goal - to return more money than is originally invested. Each investment comes with its own risk and its own potential reward, and hopefully the rewards outweigh the risks over the long term in each case. H… read more...

Market Leaders Getting Crushed

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-26 04:32:32:000

Originally published on June 25, 2018 With the US stock market getting crushed to start the trading week, below is a quick snapshot highlighting the performance of various ETFs across asset classes. For each ETF, we show its performance today, quarter-to-date, and year-to-date. Today's m… 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...

Market Volatility Bulletin: VIX Drops Hard On Mixed Day For U.S. Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-22 15:19:32:000

Market Intro CNBC: Friday 2:47 PM EST European stocks ( VGK , EWU , EWG , EWQ , EWI ) cruised into the weekend with gains after a topsy turvy week. No real fireworks in the last 10 sessions or so in connection with Italian debt, and Brexit seems far from traders' collective radar. … read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: VIX Drops Hard On Mixed Day For U.S. Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-22 15:19:32:000

Market Intro CNBC: Friday 2:47 PM EST European stocks ( VGK , EWU , EWG , EWQ , EWI ) cruised into the weekend with gains after a topsy turvy week. No real fireworks in the last 10 sessions or so in connection with Italian debt, and Brexit seems far from traders' collective radar. … read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: VIX Drops Hard On Mixed Day For U.S. Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-22 15:19:32:000

Market Intro CNBC: Friday 2:47 PM EST European stocks ( VGK , EWU , EWG , EWQ , EWI ) cruised into the weekend with gains after a topsy turvy week. No real fireworks in the last 10 sessions or so in connection with Italian debt, and Brexit seems far from traders' collective radar. … read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: VIX Drops Hard On Mixed Day For U.S. Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-22 15:19:32:000

Market Intro CNBC: Friday 2:47 PM EST European stocks ( VGK , EWU , EWG , EWQ , EWI ) cruised into the weekend with gains after a topsy turvy week. No real fireworks in the last 10 sessions or so in connection with Italian debt, and Brexit seems far from traders' collective radar. … read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: Where Were You On The Day Of The Dow Eight-Day Losing Streak (Or Did You Even Notice?)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-21 14:12:22:000

Market Intro CNBC: Thursday 1:21 PM EST Dow ( DIA ) stocks have had a rough go of things over the last several trading sessions. Eight days in a row sounds like the index has been put through the ringer, until you realize that the sum loss between the peak value reached on June 11… read more...

Cycle Indicator Remains Elevated

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-21 10:59:39:000

If consumption is approximately 70% of US GDP, then inputs to the consumer are critical to the stability and growth of the economy. One chart I like to look at regularly is our cycle indicator. Here we take the rolling 24-month change in both oil prices and the 10-year yield. Oil prices are vi… read more...

XLY: Strong Performer, Weak Diversifier

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-21 01:17:32:000

All data for this piece were obtained from Finance Yahoo and analyzed in R. Going back to 2007, the total return profile on the discretionary sector ( XLY ) was the best performer within the S&P 500, with the only exception being Technology ( XLK ); furthermore, the sectors r… read more...

Tech ETFs: Smaller Is Better But For How Long?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-20 14:05:50:000

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome ETF Global 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 Exchange trad… read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: Global Equities Chill Over Trade War Concerns For Now

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-20 10:27:37:000

Market Intro CNBC: Wednesday 9:41 AM EST Sector SPDR International stocks ( ACWX , VGK , EFA , EEM ) are in a celebratory mood as the US Wednesday session begins. The S&P benefited from the wide variety of performances at the sector level ( XLI , XLB , XLU ) yesterday, ste… 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...

State Street launches new communications services sector ETF

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-19 10:05:06:000

State Street (NYSE: STT ) Global Advisors launches Communication Services Select Sector SPDR fund ( XLC ). More news on: State Street Corporation, Commun Svc SS Shs, Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF, Financial stocks news, News on ETFs, Read more … 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...

Market Volatility Bulletin: Spot VIX Hits 10-Day High On Global Equity Boycott Of Trade Developments

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-18 12:35:48:000

Market Intro CNBC: 10:07 AM EST US stocks ( SPY , DIA , QQQ , IWM ) joined international equity markets ( ACWX , AAXJ , EWJ , VGK , EWU ) in dissenting at the newest trade developments between the United States and China ( FXI ). Sector SPDR: last week's returns A similar … 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...

Consumer Discretionary Vol Looks A Bit Underdone

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-16 08:55:09:000

All data for this piece came from Yahoo Finance . XLY data by YCharts The SPDR Consumer Discretionary Sector ( XLY ) is currently at all-time highs. Returns over the last couple months have been impressive, and we want to report on where volatility measures are for the secto… read more...

Consumer Discretionary Vol Looks A Bit Underdone

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-16 08:55:09:000

All data for this piece came from Yahoo Finance . XLY data by YCharts The SPDR Consumer Discretionary Sector ( XLY ) is currently at all-time highs. Returns over the last couple months have been impressive, and we want to report on where volatility measures are for the secto… read more...

Longer Term Asset Class Total Returns

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-15 20:11:23:000

Below is an updated look at total returns for various asset classes using key ETFs traded on US exchanges. We cover three time frames - the last year, the last five years, and since the bull market began on March 9th, 2009. Over the last year, we've seen double-digit percentage gains across … read more...

Longer Term Asset Class Total Returns

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-15 20:11:23:000

Below is an updated look at total returns for various asset classes using key ETFs traded on US exchanges. We cover three time frames - the last year, the last five years, and since the bull market began on March 9th, 2009. Over the last year, we've seen double-digit percentage gains across … read more...

Consumer Discretionary Overtakes Tech As Sector Leader In 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-15 15:54:48:000

Consumer discretionary stocks are now the top-performing sector year to date, based on a set of exchange-traded funds through yesterday's close (June 14). Although technology shares had been the leading sector in 2018, a strong rally this month in consumer discretionary companies has lifted th… read more...

SPDR Active ETF Trust declares quarterly distribution on funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-15 10:08:10:000

Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA: XLK ) - $0.2553 . 30-Day Sec yield of 1.30%. Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA: XLP ) - $0.3938 . 30-Day Sec yield of 2.85%. Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA: XLU ) - $0.4405 . 30-Day Sec yield of 3.65%. Health C… 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...

S&P 500: Sentiment No Longer Favors Bulls

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-14 15:07:57:000

The S&P 500 ( SPY ) has added 140 points since my April article "The Bears Are Back In Town," where I discussed how retail traders were becoming irrationally bearish. Many avid commenters were looking for a liquidity crisis coupled with a trade war and were suggesting to buy short-dated … read more...

Investing Webcast: 3 Takeaways On Long USA Vs. Short Emerging Markets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-14 15:07:34:000

The carnage in Emerging Markets caught a lot of investors off guard. Meanwhile, U.S. equities continue to head higher. Hedgeye CEO Keith McCullough hosted a free edition of The Macro Show this week to discuss our outlook for global growth and the investing implications. Below are key… 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...

Your first trade for Tuesday, June 12

via: CNBC at 2018-06-12 09:11:00:000

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S&P 500 Sector Weightings Report - June 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-12 05:28:56:000

S&P 500 sector weightings are important to monitor. Over the years, when weightings have gotten extremely lopsided for one or two sectors, it hasn't ended well. Below is a table showing S&P 500 sector weightings from the mid-1990s through 2016. In the early 1990s, before the dotcom bub… read more...

Tech and consumer discretionary are neck and neck this year. Here's which one will win

via: CNBC at 2018-06-11 14:23:00:000

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A Retail-Led Rebound

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-11 12:34:41:000

The strong performance lately in retail stocks has largely escaped Wall Street's notice. While the financial press is quick to highlight whenever the retail sector shows weakness, retail strength is often ignored. In today's report we'll see why the recovery in the leading retail stocks is yet… 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...

Why one market bull says he ignores geopolitical 'noise', and pays attention to earnings instead

via: CNBC at 2018-06-02 17:00:00:000

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Why one market bull says he ignores geopolitical 'noise', and pays attention to earnings instead

via: CNBC at 2018-06-02 17:00:00:000

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Why one market bull says he ignores geopolitical 'noise', and pays attention to earnings instead

via: CNBC at 2018-06-02 17:00:00:000

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Why one market bull says he ignores geopolitical 'noise', and pays attention to earnings instead

via: CNBC at 2018-06-02 17:00:00:000

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Why one market bull says he ignores geopolitical 'noise', and pays attention to earnings instead

via: CNBC at 2018-06-02 17:00:00:000

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Why one market bull says he ignores geopolitical 'noise', and pays attention to earnings instead

via: CNBC at 2018-06-02 17:00:00:000

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Why one market bull says he ignores geopolitical 'noise', and pays attention to earnings instead

via: CNBC at 2018-06-02 17:00:00:000

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Why one market bull says he ignores geopolitical 'noise', and pays attention to earnings instead

via: CNBC at 2018-06-02 17:00:00:000

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Why one market bull says he ignores geopolitical 'noise', and pays attention to earnings instead

via: CNBC at 2018-06-02 17:00:00:000

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Why one market bull says he ignores geopolitical 'noise', and pays attention to earnings instead

via: CNBC at 2018-06-02 17:00:00:000

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Why one market bull says he ignores geopolitical 'noise', and pays attention to earnings instead

via: CNBC at 2018-06-02 17:00:00:000

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Why one market bull says he ignores geopolitical 'noise', and pays attention to earnings instead

via: CNBC at 2018-06-02 17:00:00:000

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Why one market bull says he ignores geopolitical 'noise', and pays attention to earnings instead

via: CNBC at 2018-06-02 17:00:00:000

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Why one market bull says he ignores geopolitical 'noise', and pays attention to earnings instead

via: CNBC at 2018-06-02 17:00:00:000

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Why one market bull says he ignores geopolitical 'noise', and pays attention to earnings instead

via: CNBC at 2018-06-02 17:00:00:000

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Why one market bull says he ignores geopolitical 'noise', and pays attention to earnings instead

via: CNBC at 2018-06-02 17:00:00:000

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Why one market bull says he ignores geopolitical 'noise', and pays attention to earnings instead

via: CNBC at 2018-06-02 17:00:00:000

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Why one market bull says he ignores geopolitical 'noise', and pays attention to earnings instead

via: CNBC at 2018-06-02 17:00:00:000

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Why one market bull says he ignores geopolitical 'noise', and pays attention to earnings instead

via: CNBC at 2018-06-02 17:00:00:000

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Why one market bull says he ignores geopolitical 'noise', and pays attention to earnings instead

via: CNBC at 2018-06-02 17:00:00:000

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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...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 16:57:51:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a Value Score (V-score) and a Quality Score (Q-score… read more...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 16:57:51:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a Value Score (V-score) and a Quality Score (Q-score… read more...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 16:57:51:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a Value Score (V-score) and a Quality Score (Q-score… read more...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 16:57:51:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a Value Score (V-score) and a Quality Score (Q-score… read more...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 16:57:51:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a Value Score (V-score) and a Quality Score (Q-score… 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...

Apple chart has me bullish for three reasons, says technician

via: CNBC at 2018-05-30 12:05:00:000

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Apple chart has me bullish for three reasons, says technician

via: CNBC at 2018-05-30 12:05:00:000

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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...

Sector Performance And Economic Cycles: When Do Sectors Have The Potential To Shine?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 22:36:02:000

By Nick Kalivas, Senior Equity Product Strategist on May 22, 2018, in PowerShares Where we stand in the economic cycle can have a measurable effect on sector performance There are many determinants of stock performance. Corporate earnings, fiscal policy and interest rates can… read more...

Sector Performance And Economic Cycles: When Do Sectors Have The Potential To Shine?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 22:36:02:000

By Nick Kalivas, Senior Equity Product Strategist on May 22, 2018, in PowerShares Where we stand in the economic cycle can have a measurable effect on sector performance There are many determinants of stock performance. Corporate earnings, fiscal policy and interest rates can… read more...

Sector Performance And Economic Cycles: When Do Sectors Have The Potential To Shine?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 22:36:02:000

By Nick Kalivas, Senior Equity Product Strategist on May 22, 2018, in PowerShares Where we stand in the economic cycle can have a measurable effect on sector performance There are many determinants of stock performance. Corporate earnings, fiscal policy and interest rates can… read more...

Sector Performance And Economic Cycles: When Do Sectors Have The Potential To Shine?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 22:36:02:000

By Nick Kalivas, Senior Equity Product Strategist on May 22, 2018, in PowerShares Where we stand in the economic cycle can have a measurable effect on sector performance There are many determinants of stock performance. Corporate earnings, fiscal policy and interest rates can… read more...

Sector Performance And Economic Cycles: When Do Sectors Have The Potential To Shine?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 22:36:02:000

By Nick Kalivas, Senior Equity Product Strategist on May 22, 2018, in PowerShares Where we stand in the economic cycle can have a measurable effect on sector performance There are many determinants of stock performance. Corporate earnings, fiscal policy and interest rates can… read more...

Sector Performance And Economic Cycles: When Do Sectors Have The Potential To Shine?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 22:36:02:000

By Nick Kalivas, Senior Equity Product Strategist on May 22, 2018, in PowerShares Where we stand in the economic cycle can have a measurable effect on sector performance There are many determinants of stock performance. Corporate earnings, fiscal policy and interest rates can… read more...

Sector Performance And Economic Cycles: When Do Sectors Have The Potential To Shine?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 22:36:02:000

By Nick Kalivas, Senior Equity Product Strategist on May 22, 2018, in PowerShares Where we stand in the economic cycle can have a measurable effect on sector performance There are many determinants of stock performance. Corporate earnings, fiscal policy and interest rates can… read more...

Domino's May Be The First To Fall Among Weakness In Restaurants

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-22 08:15:00:000

Domino's is at a Record Valuation During a Secular High in Restaurant Spending For the first time since being recorded by the U.S. census, Americans are spending more on eating out than on groceries: Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census Domino's Pizza ( DPZ ) has been one of the bigge… read more...

Domino's May Be The First To Fall Among Weakness In Restaurants

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-22 08:15:00:000

Domino's is at a Record Valuation During a Secular High in Restaurant Spending For the first time since being recorded by the U.S. census, Americans are spending more on eating out than on groceries: Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census Domino's Pizza ( DPZ ) has been one of the bigge… read more...

Domino's May Be The First To Fall Among Weakness In Restaurants

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-22 08:15:00:000

Domino's is at a Record Valuation During a Secular High in Restaurant Spending For the first time since being recorded by the U.S. census, Americans are spending more on eating out than on groceries: Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census Domino's Pizza ( DPZ ) has been one of the bigge… read more...

Domino's May Be The First To Fall Among Weakness In Restaurants

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-22 08:15:00:000

Domino's is at a Record Valuation During a Secular High in Restaurant Spending For the first time since being recorded by the U.S. census, Americans are spending more on eating out than on groceries: Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census Domino's Pizza ( DPZ ) has been one of the bigge… read more...

Domino's May Be The First To Fall Among Weakness In Restaurants

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-22 08:15:00:000

Domino's is at a Record Valuation During a Secular High in Restaurant Spending For the first time since being recorded by the U.S. census, Americans are spending more on eating out than on groceries: Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census Domino's Pizza ( DPZ ) has been one of the bigge… read more...

Risk Appetite: The Market's Message

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 23:05:28:000

Fear vs. Confidence The high-yield ETF ( JNK ) pays a 6.02% dividend. The long-term Treasury bond ETF ( TLT ) pays a 3.04% dividend. The 6.02% dividend is tied to instruments that have a higher risk of default. Defaults typically increase during recessions. The ratio JNK:TLT ratio below says… read more...

Risk Appetite: The Market's Message

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 23:05:28:000

Fear vs. Confidence The high-yield ETF ( JNK ) pays a 6.02% dividend. The long-term Treasury bond ETF ( TLT ) pays a 3.04% dividend. The 6.02% dividend is tied to instruments that have a higher risk of default. Defaults typically increase during recessions. The ratio JNK:TLT ratio below says… read more...

Risk Appetite: The Market's Message

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 23:05:28:000

Fear vs. Confidence The high-yield ETF ( JNK ) pays a 6.02% dividend. The long-term Treasury bond ETF ( TLT ) pays a 3.04% dividend. The 6.02% dividend is tied to instruments that have a higher risk of default. Defaults typically increase during recessions. The ratio JNK:TLT ratio below says… read more...

Risk Appetite: The Market's Message

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 23:05:28:000

Fear vs. Confidence The high-yield ETF ( JNK ) pays a 6.02% dividend. The long-term Treasury bond ETF ( TLT ) pays a 3.04% dividend. The 6.02% dividend is tied to instruments that have a higher risk of default. Defaults typically increase during recessions. The ratio JNK:TLT ratio below says… read more...

Risk Appetite: The Market's Message

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 23:05:28:000

Fear vs. Confidence The high-yield ETF ( JNK ) pays a 6.02% dividend. The long-term Treasury bond ETF ( TLT ) pays a 3.04% dividend. The 6.02% dividend is tied to instruments that have a higher risk of default. Defaults typically increase during recessions. The ratio JNK:TLT ratio below says… read more...

REITs trade up as LaSalle Hotel takeover battle highlights category

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 15:42:07:000

Hotel REIT stocks took center stage today as a battle for LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO +5.6% ) began, with Blackstone agreeing to buy LHO for $33.50 a share, and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust ( PEB +1.8% ) rallying with a sweetened stock swap offer valued at about $35.89. More news on: LaS… read more...

REITs trade up as LaSalle Hotel takeover battle highlights category

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 15:42:07:000

Hotel REIT stocks took center stage today as a battle for LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO +5.6% ) began, with Blackstone agreeing to buy LHO for $33.50 a share, and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust ( PEB +1.8% ) rallying with a sweetened stock swap offer valued at about $35.89. More news on: LaS… read more...

REITs trade up as LaSalle Hotel takeover battle highlights category

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 15:42:07:000

Hotel REIT stocks took center stage today as a battle for LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO +5.6% ) began, with Blackstone agreeing to buy LHO for $33.50 a share, and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust ( PEB +1.8% ) rallying with a sweetened stock swap offer valued at about $35.89. More news on: LaS… read more...

REITs trade up as LaSalle Hotel takeover battle highlights category

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 15:42:07:000

Hotel REIT stocks took center stage today as a battle for LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO +5.6% ) began, with Blackstone agreeing to buy LHO for $33.50 a share, and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust ( PEB +1.8% ) rallying with a sweetened stock swap offer valued at about $35.89. More news on: LaS… read more...

REITs trade up as LaSalle Hotel takeover battle highlights category

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 15:42:07:000

Hotel REIT stocks took center stage today as a battle for LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO +5.6% ) began, with Blackstone agreeing to buy LHO for $33.50 a share, and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust ( PEB +1.8% ) rallying with a sweetened stock swap offer valued at about $35.89. More news on: LaS… read more...

REITs trade up as LaSalle Hotel takeover battle highlights category

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 15:42:07:000

Hotel REIT stocks took center stage today as a battle for LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO +5.6% ) began, with Blackstone agreeing to buy LHO for $33.50 a share, and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust ( PEB +1.8% ) rallying with a sweetened stock swap offer valued at about $35.89. More news on: LaS… read more...

REITs trade up as LaSalle Hotel takeover battle highlights category

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 15:41:28:000

Hotel REIT stocks took center stage today as a battle for LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO +5.6% ) began, with Blackstone agreeing to buy LHO for $33.50 a share, and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust ( PEB +1.8% ) rallying with a sweetened stock swap offer valued at about $35.89. More news on: LaS… read more...

REITs trade up as LaSalle Hotel takeover battle highlights category

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 15:41:28:000

Hotel REIT stocks took center stage today as a battle for LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO +5.6% ) began, with Blackstone agreeing to buy LHO for $33.50 a share, and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust ( PEB +1.8% ) rallying with a sweetened stock swap offer valued at about $35.89. More news on: LaS… read more...

REITs trade up as LaSalle Hotel takeover battle highlights category

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 15:41:28:000

Hotel REIT stocks took center stage today as a battle for LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO +5.6% ) began, with Blackstone agreeing to buy LHO for $33.50 a share, and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust ( PEB +1.8% ) rallying with a sweetened stock swap offer valued at about $35.89. More news on: LaS… read more...

REITs trade up as LaSalle Hotel takeover battle highlights category

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 15:41:28:000

Hotel REIT stocks took center stage today as a battle for LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO +5.6% ) began, with Blackstone agreeing to buy LHO for $33.50 a share, and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust ( PEB +1.8% ) rallying with a sweetened stock swap offer valued at about $35.89. More news on: LaS… read more...

REITs trade up as LaSalle Hotel takeover battle highlights category

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 15:41:28:000

Hotel REIT stocks took center stage today as a battle for LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO +5.6% ) began, with Blackstone agreeing to buy LHO for $33.50 a share, and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust ( PEB +1.8% ) rallying with a sweetened stock swap offer valued at about $35.89. More news on: LaS… read more...

REITs trade up as LaSalle Hotel takeover battle highlights category

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-21 15:41:28:000

Hotel REIT stocks took center stage today as a battle for LaSalle Hotel Properties ( LHO +5.6% ) began, with Blackstone agreeing to buy LHO for $33.50 a share, and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust ( PEB +1.8% ) rallying with a sweetened stock swap offer valued at about $35.89. More news on: LaS… 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...

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...

The Last Time We Stood On The Brink

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-18 13:37:19:000

It was nearly three years ago this week that it last began . The U.S. stock market was moving in full stride in 2015 as we progressed through another calendar year. But then the market closed on May 21. And over the next nine months, investors increasingly found themselves standing on the bri… read more...

The Last Time We Stood On The Brink

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-18 13:37:19:000

It was nearly three years ago this week that it last began . The U.S. stock market was moving in full stride in 2015 as we progressed through another calendar year. But then the market closed on May 21. And over the next nine months, investors increasingly found themselves standing on the bri… read more...

The Last Time We Stood On The Brink

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-18 13:37:19:000

It was nearly three years ago this week that it last began . The U.S. stock market was moving in full stride in 2015 as we progressed through another calendar year. But then the market closed on May 21. And over the next nine months, investors increasingly found themselves standing on the bri… read more...

The Last Time We Stood On The Brink

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-18 13:37:19:000

It was nearly three years ago this week that it last began . The U.S. stock market was moving in full stride in 2015 as we progressed through another calendar year. But then the market closed on May 21. And over the next nine months, investors increasingly found themselves standing on the bri… read more...

The Last Time We Stood On The Brink

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-18 13:37:19:000

It was nearly three years ago this week that it last began . The U.S. stock market was moving in full stride in 2015 as we progressed through another calendar year. But then the market closed on May 21. And over the next nine months, investors increasingly found themselves standing on the bri… read more...

The Last Time We Stood On The Brink

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-18 13:37:19:000

It was nearly three years ago this week that it last began . The U.S. stock market was moving in full stride in 2015 as we progressed through another calendar year. But then the market closed on May 21. And over the next nine months, investors increasingly found themselves standing on the bri… read more...

The Last Time We Stood On The Brink

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-18 13:37:19:000

It was nearly three years ago this week that it last began . The U.S. stock market was moving in full stride in 2015 as we progressed through another calendar year. But then the market closed on May 21. And over the next nine months, investors increasingly found themselves standing on the bri… read more...

The Last Time We Stood On The Brink

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-18 13:37:19:000

It was nearly three years ago this week that it last began . The U.S. stock market was moving in full stride in 2015 as we progressed through another calendar year. But then the market closed on May 21. And over the next nine months, investors increasingly found themselves standing on the bri… read more...

The Last Time We Stood On The Brink

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-18 13:37:19:000

It was nearly three years ago this week that it last began . The U.S. stock market was moving in full stride in 2015 as we progressed through another calendar year. But then the market closed on May 21. And over the next nine months, investors increasingly found themselves standing on the bri… read more...

The Last Time We Stood On The Brink

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-18 13:37:19:000

It was nearly three years ago this week that it last began . The U.S. stock market was moving in full stride in 2015 as we progressed through another calendar year. But then the market closed on May 21. And over the next nine months, investors increasingly found themselves standing on the bri… read more...

The Last Time We Stood On The Brink

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-18 13:37:19:000

It was nearly three years ago this week that it last began . The U.S. stock market was moving in full stride in 2015 as we progressed through another calendar year. But then the market closed on May 21. And over the next nine months, investors increasingly found themselves standing on the bri… read more...

Exploiting Seasonal Variances Between Cyclical And Defensive Sectors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-17 16:51:42:000

The Case for Seasonal Switching In this May-2013 article, What To Sell, If Selling In May , Doug Ramsey shows that since 1926 most of the excess return of Small Caps was earned during the seasonally strong months of November through April, and that one could have sat in cash each May thro… read more...

Exploiting Seasonal Variances Between Cyclical And Defensive Sectors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-17 16:51:42:000

The Case for Seasonal Switching In this May-2013 article, What To Sell, If Selling In May , Doug Ramsey shows that since 1926 most of the excess return of Small Caps was earned during the seasonally strong months of November through April, and that one could have sat in cash each May thro… read more...

Exploiting Seasonal Variances Between Cyclical And Defensive Sectors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-17 16:51:42:000

The Case for Seasonal Switching In this May-2013 article, What To Sell, If Selling In May , Doug Ramsey shows that since 1926 most of the excess return of Small Caps was earned during the seasonally strong months of November through April, and that one could have sat in cash each May thro… read more...

The Dark Side Of The Mountain

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-17 11:52:32:000

Technology stocks are on top of the world . Whereas much of the rest of the stock market appears stuck in the mud, the information technology sector continues to climb. We havent seen such an ascent in the technology sector since the good old days roughly two decades ago. How much lon… read more...

The Dark Side Of The Mountain

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-17 11:52:32:000

Technology stocks are on top of the world . Whereas much of the rest of the stock market appears stuck in the mud, the information technology sector continues to climb. We havent seen such an ascent in the technology sector since the good old days roughly two decades ago. How much lon… read more...

The Dark Side Of The Mountain

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-17 11:52:32:000

Technology stocks are on top of the world . Whereas much of the rest of the stock market appears stuck in the mud, the information technology sector continues to climb. We havent seen such an ascent in the technology sector since the good old days roughly two decades ago. How much lon… 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...

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...

While profits elsewhere soar, consumer companies have hit a wall

via: CNBC at 2018-05-11 13:38:00:000

No summary available. read more...

While profits elsewhere soar, consumer companies have hit a wall

via: CNBC at 2018-05-11 13:38:00:000

No summary available. read more...

Consumers Like Bread And Circuses - And These Consumer Goods ETFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-10 05:37:13:000

Maybe they've been liking them too much. Roman poet Juvenal is perhaps remembered most for his plaint about his countrymen's declining heroism. In his satires, he wrote: "The people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now meddles no more and longs eagerly for j… read more...

Consumers Like Bread And Circuses - And These Consumer Goods ETFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-10 05:37:13:000

Maybe they've been liking them too much. Roman poet Juvenal is perhaps remembered most for his plaint about his countrymen's declining heroism. In his satires, he wrote: "The people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now meddles no more and longs eagerly for j… read more...

Bespoke's Sector Weightings Report - May 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-09 03:00:02:000

S&P 500 sector weightings are important to monitor. Over the years when weightings have gotten extremely lopsided for one or two sectors, it hasn't ended well. Below is a table showing S&P 500 sector weightings from the mid-1990s through 2016. In the early 1990s before the Dot Com bubb… read more...

Bespoke's Sector Weightings Report - May 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-09 03:00:02:000

S&P 500 sector weightings are important to monitor. Over the years when weightings have gotten extremely lopsided for one or two sectors, it hasn't ended well. Below is a table showing S&P 500 sector weightings from the mid-1990s through 2016. In the early 1990s before the Dot Com bubb… 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...

This year's worst performing sector is so bad, it's good: Technician

via: CNBC at 2018-05-07 13:06:00:000

No summary available. read more...

Industrials, Technology Beating Earnings At The Highest Rate

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-03 02:48:24:000

As highlighted in our prior post , the percentage of companies that have beaten consensus analyst EPS estimates this season stands at 71.6%. Any reading over 70% is very strong relative to past earnings seasons. Below we take the beat rate analysis a step further and look at sector beat ra… read more...

Taking Stock Of A Devitalized Bull Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-02 19:50:33:000

As recently as the November 2016 election, the S&P 500's dividend yield (2.0%+) was higher than the 10-year Treasury bond's yield (1.75%). Many exclaimed that ultra-low interest rates alone justified extremely high stock valuations, including a GAAP-based price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 2… 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...

Should You Attempt A Sector Rotation Strategy?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 15:43:05:000

It sounds attractive - buy the best sectors of the market to juice returns and lower risk. But is beating the market this simple? I want to examine a few approaches to sector rotation and let you be the judge. Breaking Down the Market into Sectors As we talk about sectors, you should kno… read more...

Should You Attempt A Sector Rotation Strategy?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 15:43:05:000

It sounds attractive - buy the best sectors of the market to juice returns and lower risk. But is beating the market this simple? I want to examine a few approaches to sector rotation and let you be the judge. Breaking Down the Market into Sectors As we talk about sectors, you should kno… read more...

Should You Attempt A Sector Rotation Strategy?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 15:43:05:000

It sounds attractive - buy the best sectors of the market to juice returns and lower risk. But is beating the market this simple? I want to examine a few approaches to sector rotation and let you be the judge. Breaking Down the Market into Sectors As we talk about sectors, you should kno… read more...

Should You Attempt A Sector Rotation Strategy?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 15:43:05:000

It sounds attractive - buy the best sectors of the market to juice returns and lower risk. But is beating the market this simple? I want to examine a few approaches to sector rotation and let you be the judge. Breaking Down the Market into Sectors As we talk about sectors, you should kno… read more...

Should You Attempt A Sector Rotation Strategy?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 15:43:05:000

It sounds attractive - buy the best sectors of the market to juice returns and lower risk. But is beating the market this simple? I want to examine a few approaches to sector rotation and let you be the judge. Breaking Down the Market into Sectors As we talk about sectors, you should kno… read more...

Should You Attempt A Sector Rotation Strategy?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 15:43:05:000

It sounds attractive - buy the best sectors of the market to juice returns and lower risk. But is beating the market this simple? I want to examine a few approaches to sector rotation and let you be the judge. Breaking Down the Market into Sectors As we talk about sectors, you should kno… read more...

Should You Attempt A Sector Rotation Strategy?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 15:43:05:000

It sounds attractive - buy the best sectors of the market to juice returns and lower risk. But is beating the market this simple? I want to examine a few approaches to sector rotation and let you be the judge. Breaking Down the Market into Sectors As we talk about sectors, you should kno… read more...

Should You Attempt A Sector Rotation Strategy?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 15:43:05:000

It sounds attractive - buy the best sectors of the market to juice returns and lower risk. But is beating the market this simple? I want to examine a few approaches to sector rotation and let you be the judge. Breaking Down the Market into Sectors As we talk about sectors, you should kno… 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...

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...

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...

Under Armour just jumped but 'we wouldn't touch it with a 10-foot pole,' says trader

via: CNBC at 2018-02-13 17:19:00:000

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Under Armour just jumped but 'we wouldn't touch it with a 10-foot pole,' says trader

via: CNBC at 2018-02-13 17:19:00:000

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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...

Take Two ETFs And Call Me

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-13 05:31:45:000

Last week's headaches are likely to continue. A couple of weeks ago, we fretted about a possible stampede from equities because of an unnerving air of complacency. As it turned out, that trepidation was prescient. Four days later, on February 2, stocks tumbled into a crevasse. So, what… read more...

Take Two ETFs And Call Me

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-13 05:31:45:000

Last week's headaches are likely to continue. A couple of weeks ago, we fretted about a possible stampede from equities because of an unnerving air of complacency. As it turned out, that trepidation was prescient. Four days later, on February 2, stocks tumbled into a crevasse. So, what… 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...

The Stock Market Correction: Your Guide And Actionable Advice

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-08 10:44:03:000

In my last market report authored in January, Stock Market Outlook Update Temporary Turbulence in a Strong 2018 , I dare say I presciently suggested we would traverse a short period of volatility before resuming on our longer term bullish trajectory. Voila! U.S. equities dropped … read more...

The Stock Market Correction: Your Guide And Actionable Advice

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-08 10:44:03:000

In my last market report authored in January, Stock Market Outlook Update Temporary Turbulence in a Strong 2018 , I dare say I presciently suggested we would traverse a short period of volatility before resuming on our longer term bullish trajectory. Voila! U.S. equities dropped … read more...

The Stock Market Correction: Your Guide And Actionable Advice

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-08 10:44:03:000

In my last market report authored in January, Stock Market Outlook Update Temporary Turbulence in a Strong 2018 , I dare say I presciently suggested we would traverse a short period of volatility before resuming on our longer term bullish trajectory. Voila! U.S. equities dropped … read more...

The Stock Market Correction: Your Guide And Actionable Advice

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-08 10:44:03:000

In my last market report authored in January, Stock Market Outlook Update Temporary Turbulence in a Strong 2018 , I dare say I presciently suggested we would traverse a short period of volatility before resuming on our longer term bullish trajectory. Voila! U.S. equities dropped … read more...

The Stock Market Correction: Your Guide And Actionable Advice

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-08 10:44:03:000

In my last market report authored in January, Stock Market Outlook Update Temporary Turbulence in a Strong 2018 , I dare say I presciently suggested we would traverse a short period of volatility before resuming on our longer term bullish trajectory. Voila! U.S. equities dropped … read more...

The Stock Market Correction: Your Guide And Actionable Advice

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-08 10:44:03:000

In my last market report authored in January, Stock Market Outlook Update Temporary Turbulence in a Strong 2018 , I dare say I presciently suggested we would traverse a short period of volatility before resuming on our longer term bullish trajectory. Voila! U.S. equities dropped … 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...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-01 17:31:16:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a Value Score (V-score) and a Quality Score (Q-score… read more...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-01 17:31:16:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a Value Score (V-score) and a Quality Score (Q-score… read more...

S&P 500 Valuation Dashboard - Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-01 17:31:16:000

This monthly series gives fundamental scores by sector for companies in the S&P 500 index ( SPY ). I follow chosen fundamental factors for every sector and compare them to a historical baseline, so as to create a synthetic dashboard with a Value Score (V-score) and a Quality Score (Q-score… 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...

Your Portfolio Is Unbalanced And You Don't Know It

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-29 08:40:39:000

Many retail investors probably follow the old advice (supported by the likes of Warren Buffett ) and allocate most, if not all, of their equity investments into an inexpensive fund that tracks the performance of the S&P 500 ( SPY ). I believe using such an approach to growing one's po… read more...

Your Portfolio Is Unbalanced And You Don't Know It

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-29 08:40:39:000

Many retail investors probably follow the old advice (supported by the likes of Warren Buffett ) and allocate most, if not all, of their equity investments into an inexpensive fund that tracks the performance of the S&P 500 ( SPY ). I believe using such an approach to growing one's po… read more...

Your Portfolio Is Unbalanced And You Don't Know It

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-29 08:40:39:000

Many retail investors probably follow the old advice (supported by the likes of Warren Buffett ) and allocate most, if not all, of their equity investments into an inexpensive fund that tracks the performance of the S&P 500 ( SPY ). I believe using such an approach to growing one's po… read more...

Amazon is overextended and due for a pullback, says technician

via: CNBC at 2018-01-26 13:24:00:000

No summary available. read more...

Amazon is overextended and due for a pullback, says technician

via: CNBC at 2018-01-26 13:24:00:000

No summary available. read more...

Amazon is overextended and due for a pullback, says technician

via: CNBC at 2018-01-26 13:24:00:000

No summary available. read more...

Amazon is overextended and due for a pullback, says technician

via: CNBC at 2018-01-26 13:24:00:000

No summary available. read more...

Amazon is overextended and due for a pullback, says technician

via: CNBC at 2018-01-26 13:24:00:000

No summary available. 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...

Cash Kings: AbbVie, Abiomed, And Blackrock

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-19 20:03:26:000

I wanted to put together a quick summary of three big winners in 2017. Being new to Seeking Alpha, 2017 was a strong year for Fusion Stocks and overall Fusion Trading. "Fusion Trading" strategies blend fundamental "factors" with technical timing and behavioral finance. For starters, I approa… 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...

How To Find The Hottest Sectors For 2018 In The Coldest Part Of The Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-16 07:13:18:000

This article serves to identify current market momentum hot spots and suggest different ways for investors to benefit from short term momentum. The price momentum anomaly is considered one of the premier market irregularities in financial literature and is well documented to generate excess ri… 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...

Ex-Date Payment Date Record Date Declared Date Amount Flag Dividend Type Qualified Indicated
2017-12-15 2017-12-26 2017-12-18 2016-12-20 0.331865 FI Dividend income
2017-09-15 2017-09-25 2017-09-18 2017-09-14 0.317946 Dividend income
2017-06-16 2017-06-26 2017-06-20 2017-06-15 0.274625 Dividend income
2017-03-17 2017-03-27 2017-03-21 2017-03-16 0.260537 Dividend income
2016-12-16 2016-12-27 2016-12-20 2016-12-15 0.49206 Dividend income
2016-09-16 2016-09-26 2016-09-20 2016-09-15 0.299949 Dividend income
2016-06-17 2016-06-27 2016-06-21 2016-06-16 0.2767 Dividend income
2016-03-18 2016-03-29 2016-03-22 2016-03-17 0.321047 Dividend income
2015-12-18 2015-12-29 2015-12-22 2015-12-17 0.325179 Dividend income
2015-09-18 2015-09-28 2015-09-22 2015-09-17 0.288973 Dividend income
2015-06-19 2015-06-29 2015-06-23 2015-06-18 0.24699 Dividend income
2015-03-20 2015-03-30 2015-03-24 2015-03-19 0.25527 Dividend income
2014-12-19 2014-12-30 2014-12-23 2014-12-18 0.29314 Dividend income
2014-09-19 2014-09-29 2014-09-23 2014-09-18 0.22861 Dividend income
2014-06-20 2014-06-30 2014-06-24 2014-06-19 0.21241 Dividend income
2014-03-21 2014-03-31 2014-03-25 2014-03-20 0.20752 Dividend income
2013-12-20 2013-12-31 2013-12-24 2013-12-19 0.26153 Dividend income
2013-09-20 2013-09-30 2013-09-24 2013-09-19 0.18037 Dividend income
2013-06-21 2013-07-01 2013-06-25 2013-06-20 0.17629 Dividend income
2013-03-15 2013-03-25 2013-03-19 2013-03-14 0.15786 Dividend income
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