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

May 23rd, 2016

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. Read more…

NYSE:XRT

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

May 16th, 2016

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. Read more…

NYSE:XRT

New Online Retail ETF Offers Unique Growth Focus

May 6th, 2016

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).  Read more…

NASDAQ:IBUY, NYSE:RTH, NYSE:XRT

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

April 13th, 2016

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. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:XRT

What Can We Learn From Economically-Sensitive ETFs?

April 4th, 2016

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. Read more…

NYSE:EWZ, NYSE:JNK, NYSE:XLB, NYSE:XRT

Retail Sales: February Sales Show Renewed Weakness

March 15th, 2016

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. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:XRT

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

March 1st, 2016

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?  Read more…

NYSE:XRT

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

February 1st, 2016

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.  Read more…

NYSE:XRT

Retail Stocks Are On Deep Discount

December 14th, 2015

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. Read more…

NYSE:XRT

Forget Black Friday; Buy These Cyber Monday Stocks

November 30th, 2015

Black FridayLawrence Meyers:  It’s sort of quaint the way investors and the media keep talking about Black Friday. See, Black Friday really isn’t much of a big deal anymore. Now it’s all about Cyber Monday. Read more…

NYSE:IYC, NYSE:XRT

Are Retail Stocks Cheap?

November 16th, 2015

retail etfBob Ciura:  Retailers are by far the most despised stocks in the market right now. The retail industry has repeatedly failed to meet analyst earnings expectations throughout the year, for a variety of reasons. Read more…

NYSE:XRT

Retail Sales: October Retail Sales Disappoint Expectations

November 13th, 2015

retail etfJill Mislinski:  The Census Bureau’s Advance Retail Sales Report released this morning shows that seasonally adjusted sales in October increased 0.1% month-over-month and are up 1.7% year-over-year. Core Retail Sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.2% MoM and are up only 0.5% YoY. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:XRT

Retail Sales: September Retail Sales Disappoint Expectations

October 14th, 2015

retail etfDoug Short:  The Census Bureau’s Advance Retail Sales Report released this morning shows that seasonally adjusted sales in September increased 0.1% month-over-month and are up 2.4% year-over-year. Core Retail Sales (ex Autos) came in at -0.3% MoM and are up only 0.8% YoY. Read more…

NYSE:XRT

Retail Sales: August Retail Sales Show Growth, But A Bit Shy Of Expectations

September 15th, 2015

retail etfDoug Short: The Census Bureau’s Advance Retail Sales Report released this morning shows that seasonally adjusted sales in August increased 0.2% month-over-month and 2.2% year-over-year. Core Retail Sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.1% MoM and 1.2% YoY. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:XRT

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…

NYSE:XRT




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