Retailers, Shippers Set To Benefit From Record Holiday Shopping Season

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In a Frank Talk last week, I discussed the surge in small-cap stocks since Donald Trump’s election. A bet on smaller domestic stocks, I wrote, is a bet that Trump will deliver on his promise to “make America great again.”
NYSE:XRT November 28, 2016 1:12pm

Survey: Black Friday Still Most Important Shopping Day of the Year

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Despite a rapidly changing retail landscape, Black Friday still remains the most important day of the year for retailers, according to a recent National Retail Foundation (NRF) survey.
NYSE:XRT November 18, 2016 11:16am

Buy This Retail ETF Before The Holidays

retailAnalyst Moby Waller writes about an interesting strategy to beat the S&P 500 through the end of the year using a certain retail ETF.
NYSE:XRT November 4, 2016 7:01am

Retail ETF in Focus as September Retail Sales Improve Significantly

Retail saleFrom Doug Short: The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for September released this morning showed a welcome improvement over the August decline.
NYSE:XRT October 14, 2016 10:57am

Are Retail ETFs a Buy Heading into the Holiday Season?

RetailFrom Zacks: Retailing involves buying large quantities of goods and selling them in smaller quantities to consumers for a profit. The health of the retail industry is an important economic indicator as it is linked directly to consumers and their propensity to spend.
NYSE:XRT October 12, 2016 7:02am

When Betting on Retail, These ETFs Offer Two Very Different Options

retail-sale-tagInvestors seeking exposure to the U.S. retail sector have two main ETF options, and the performance and makeup of these two funds couldn't be more different.
NYSE:RTH August 24, 2016 11:05am

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. vs. Amazon.com, Inc.: The Battle Heats Up

Wall streetBob Ciura:  The two biggest names in retail right now are Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) and Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN). These two dominate the retail business; Wal-Mart is the biggest retailer in the world, while Amazon is generating massive growth in the online retail space.
NYSE:XRT May 23, 2016 2:04pm

Macy’s, Inc., Kohl’s Corporation, J C Penney Company Inc, Nordstrom, Inc.: Retail Gets Downright Ugly

retail etfBob Ciura:  The past week was brutal for the department store industry. Quarterly earnings from a number of brick-and-mortar retailers, including Macy’s (NYSE: M), Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS), J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) and Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN), were downright ugly.
NYSE:XRT May 16, 2016 11:38am

New Online Retail ETF Offers Unique Growth Focus

internet etfsDavid Fabian:   The traditional retail sector has been dominated by brick and mortar business models that have continued to lose market share to online competitors.  Consumers simply don’t shop the way they used to, with a rising trend of mobile transactions and brand loyalty to dominating names such as Amazon.com (AMZN). 
NASDAQ:IBUY May 6, 2016 11:42am

U.S. Retail Sales Tumble Into Recession Territory Driven By Auto Sales Plunge

retail-shoppingTyler Durden:  After stumbling sideways around unch MoM for 3 months, US retail sales tumbled 0.3% in March (considerably worse than the 0.1% MoM gain expected) confirming BofA's credit card data as we warned.
NYSE:DIA April 13, 2016 12:21pm

What Can We Learn From Economically-Sensitive ETFs?

etfsChris Ciovacco:  We can learn a lot from the chart below, which shows the performance of economically-sensitive stocks relative to the S&P 500. After the S&P 500 bottomed on February 11, cyclicals (XLY) took the lead off the low as economic confidence started to improve.
NYSE:EWZ April 4, 2016 4:24pm

Retail Sales: February Sales Show Renewed Weakness

retail etfDoug Short:  The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report released this morning shows that seasonally adjusted sales in February contracted month-over-month and the previous month was revised downward.
NYSE:DIA March 15, 2016 12:28pm

Economic Recovery? 13 Of The Biggest Retailers In America Are Closing Down Stores

retail etfBarack Obama recently stated that anyone that is claiming that America’s economy is in decline is “peddling fiction“.  Well, if the economy is in such great shape, why are major retailers shutting down hundreds of stores all over the country? 
NYSE:XRT March 1, 2016 6:07pm

Retail Apocalypse: 2016 Brings Empty Shelves And Store Closings All Across America

retail etfMajor retailers in the United States are shutting down hundreds of stores, and shoppers are reporting alarmingly bare shelves in many retail locations that are still open all over the country. 
NYSE:XRT February 1, 2016 4:59pm

Retail Stocks Are On Deep Discount

retail etfBob Ciura:   Retailing is the sector that everyone loves to hate right now. Many retail stocks, including Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT), Target (NYSE:TGT), and Macy’s (NYSE:M), have performed poorly this year, as earnings growth has come down significantly in recent months.
NYSE:XRT December 14, 2015 12:18pm

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