These Sector ETFs Are Looking Pretty Bearish Right Now

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From David Fabian: I’m normally an optimistic, “glass-half-full” kind of guy. I roll my eyes every time I see a headline decrying the next market crash or cataclysmic event that will cripple the global economy. I’m quick to discern speculation from truths and prefer taking the opposite side of most mainstream assumptions.
NASDAQ:IBB March 23, 2017 6:26am

Retail ETFs Shrug Off Very Weak February Sales Data

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From Zacks: After witnessing moderation at the close of 2016 and a rebound in January, U.S. retail sales nosedived in February. Sales in February grew 0.1% sequentially, after an upwardly revised 0.6% rise in January, and matched market expectations. On an annualized basis, retail sales grew 5.7%.
NYSE:XRT March 17, 2017 8:12am

Retail ETFs Under Fire As U.S. Department Store Sales Suffer Biggest Drop In History

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From Tyler Durden: As we first documented last week in "Mega-Bears Smell Blood As Mall REITs Tumble" and as Bloomberg followed up yesterday, looking at CMBS on the Mall REIT space, many have set their sights on mall REITs as the "next big short."
NYSE:XRT March 15, 2017 6:59am

Retail Is A Weak Sector That’s Bound To Get Weaker

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From Taki Tsaklanos: The stock market has been rising for a long time. As sentiment becomes unanimously bullish, smart investors realize that is the most reliable sign that the end of the long term bull market is nearing.
NYSE:XRT March 14, 2017 6:39am

Here’s Why 2017 Could Be a Banner Year for Retailers

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Thursday morning, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC that we could expect “significant” tax reform by August, including tax cuts for middle-income Americans and corporations. Like clockwork, the major stock indices rallied to all-time highs in intraday trading.
NYSE:XRT February 23, 2017 3:45pm

Retail ETFs: Buy Low Opportunity or Avoid?

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There’s a lot going on in the retail sector right now and a lot of it isn’t good. While the S&P 500 sits only about 1% off its highs, the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) is more than 12% off its 52 week highs.
NYSE:XRT January 31, 2017 2:31pm

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

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