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Retail Sales: July Retail Sales Stage A Comeback

August 14th, 2015

retail etfDoug Short:  The Census Bureau’s Advance Retail Sales Report released this morning shows that seasonally adjusted sales in July increased 0.6% month-over-month and up 2.4% year-over-year. Core Retail Sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.4% MoM and 1.3% YoY. Read more…


Why U.S. Consumers Aren’t Spending

July 21st, 2015

retail etfThough the U.S. economy is showing signs of life, Russ explains why U.S. consumers aren’t opening their wallets. Read more…


Michael Kors Holdings Ltd (KORS): When Stock Buybacks Go Horribly Wrong

May 27th, 2015

investTyler Durden: When companies have a burning need to boost their stock price and/or have no organic growth opportunities requiring fresh investment, they do one thing: engage in stock buybacks (usually funded with recently issued bonds). Read more…


Kohl’s Corporation, Gap Inc, Macy’s, Inc.: Retail Sell-Off A Buying Opportunity

May 20th, 2015

retail etfBob Ciura:  It’s a tough time for the retail sector. The industry struggled through a brutal first quarter, which included unusually harsh winter weather. Economic growth slowed down in the first three months of the year, which hurt retail, Read more…


If The Economy Is Recovering, Then Why Are So Many Businesses Collapsing?

May 6th, 2015

Economy recessionThe Silver Bug:  As I’ve stated since the beginning of this year, 2015 is shaping up to be a poor year for the US economy and the global economy as a whole, people will look back on this year and 2016 (which I believe will see a continuation Read more…


Major U.S. Retailers Are Closing More Than 6,000 Stores

May 3rd, 2015

retail-shoppingIf the U.S. economy really is improving, then why are big U.S. retailers permanently shutting down thousands of stores?  The “retail apocalypse” that I have written about so frequently appears to be accelerating. Read more…


Target Corporation (TGT) Reaffirms Why It’s A Blue-Chip Dividend Grower

January 30th, 2015

retail etfSteve Mauzy:  Retail giant Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) is a popular recommendation. It’s also a core holding of my personal portfolio. Read more…


Target Corporation (TGT) In A Sweet Spot

January 22nd, 2015

investGreg Sushinsky:  With all the dire headlines about the falling price of oil, it’s important to remember cheap oil brings with it some good news, too. Gas prices are lower, which puts money back in consumers’ pockets. That’s spendable cash. Read more…


U.S. Retail Sector Begins Massive Collapse

January 20th, 2015

retail etfJeff Nielson: The quick-and-easy way to categorize the retail sector of the U.S. economy would be to use the metaphor of “falling off a cliff”. However, such a characterization would be overly simplistic. A more accurate analogy would be to consider someone Read more…


Best Buy Co Inc (BBY) Is Worst Buy: Stock Crashes After Goldman “Buy” Upgrade

January 15th, 2015

buyers and sellersTyler Durden: From January 12, or the same day the SNB swore the “the minimum exchange rate must remain the cornerstone of our monetary policy” we got the following Best Buy Co Inc(NYSE:BBY) upgrade from Neutral to Buy ($45 price target) Read more…


December Retail Sales Took A Dramatic Plunge

January 14th, 2015

retail etfDoug Short: The Advance Retail Sales Report released this morning shows that sales in December came in at -0.9% (-0.94% at two decimals) month-over-month, down from a downwardly revised 0.4% in November. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:XRT, Inc. Is Not Just A Better Managed Sears Holdings Corp

December 30th, 2014

amazonJonathan H. Todd: Retail Analyst Burt Flickinger said Sears would be Amazon if it were better managed. Read more…


Sectors ETFs That Should Thrive On Low Oil Prices

December 16th, 2014

crudeoilThe crash in oil prices has truly reached shocking levels at this point. Oil prices which were trading above the triple-digit mark only months ago, but have now given up gains to gravitational forces and are now hovering around the five-year low of $65 a barrel. Read more…


November Retail Sales: A Strong Prelude To The Holiday Season

December 12th, 2014

retail etfDoug Short:  The Advance Retail Sales Report released this morning shows that sales in November came in at 0.7% (0.72% at two decimals) month-over-month, up from 04% in October. Core Retail Sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.5% (0.47% at two decimals), up from 0.4% in October. Read more…


Apple Inc., Deckers Outdoor Corp, and Hasbro, Inc. Looking At A Robust Holiday Season

December 12th, 2014

retail etfDiane Alter: U.S. retail sales in November grew at the quickest clip in eight months as shoppers shelled out liberally for everything from clothes to cars. Read more…


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