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Can The U.S. Consumer Continue To Hold Up The World?

economyConsumer spending is critical to the economy, yet remains sluggish. Russ Koesterich discusses why that may be the case for some time to come.
NYSE:XLP April 13, 2016 2:14pm

What’s Holding Back The U.S. Consumer

Economy recessionSince the recession ended, U.S. real household consumption has remained well below the historical average. Russ Koesterich explains why it's likely to remain that way.
NYSE:DIA August 27, 2015 4:16pm

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Philip Morris International Inc., Archer Daniels Midland Company: Top Consumer Staples Value Picks

buyers and sellersMarshall Hargrave:  Consumer staples stocks could be getting a little long in the tooth.
NYSE:XLP May 13, 2015 12:12pm

The Best Consumer Staples Funds To Buy Now [Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR (ETF)]

investKent Thune:  Consumer staples funds can be an ideal addition to a portfolio during the late phase of a market cycle.
NYSE:VDC February 12, 2015 5:17pm

Core CPI Rises At Slowest Pace In 14 Months As Food Costs Jump [Dow Jones Industrial Average]

inflationTyler Durden: Consumer Price Inflation rose a mere 0.1% MoM in July, its equal lowest since November 2013 and in line with expectations as falling energy and transportation costs (both -0.3% MoM) led the stabilization (with a 5.9% plunge in airfares).
NYSE:DIA August 19, 2014 1:13pm

The Potential For A Major Breakout In This Retail ETF [Merrill Lynch Retail HOLDRS ETF, SPDR S&P Retail (ETF)]

sellbuyMorpheus Trading: Following through on Wednesday's accumulation day, stocks rallied higher across the board, with a few major averages closing in on major resistance. The S&P 500 stopped just shy of the 50-day MA and prior range lows, while the Nasdaq
NYSE:RTH August 15, 2014 12:12pm

ETF Impact On Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo, Inc. Earnings [Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR (ETF)]

market outlookThe low-carb craze may be in the best interest of a lot of people, but it is the worst nightmare for the many in the beverage industry. The rising health consciousness has been a drag for cola giants for quite some time now. Still, two cola as well as food behemoths
NYSE:IYK July 28, 2014 11:11am

Profit From China’s Shift In Consumer Spending With This ETF [Global X China Consumer ETF, iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index (ETF)]

china etfsGeorge Leong: China is facing some growth issues, but so are the majority of the countries in the Western Hemisphere.
NYSE:CHIQ May 16, 2014 11:11am

Consumer ETFs In Focus On The Walt Disney Company Report [Consumer Discretionary SPDR (ETF)]

etfsOne of the largest global entertainment companies, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), has reported impressive results for its fiscal second quarter 2014. Thanks to the stunning success of its blockbuster animated film "Frozen", the company’s profits
NYSE:PBS May 9, 2014 12:12pm

Consumer ETFs Get A Boost On Strong Beverage Stock Earnings [PepsiCo, Inc., The Coca-Cola Company]

retail-shoppingSluggish trend of carbonated beverages in the wake of rising health consciousness has been a dampener for cola giants in recent times. Still, two cola as well as food bellwethers – Coca Cola Co. (NYSE:KO) and PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) –drew investors’ attention
NYSE:IYK April 22, 2014 5:17pm

Consumer Spending Growth In February Bad Sign For Investors? [Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR (ETF), Consumer Discretionary SPDR (ETF)]

credit card spendingMoe Zulfiqar: The United States Census Bureau reported consumer spending in the U.S. economy—adjusted for price fluctuation—increased by 0.2% in February from the previous month. In January, consumer spending increased by 0.1% after seeing a decline in December.
NYSE:XLP April 1, 2014 11:11am

Quick Investor Guide To Consumer Staples ETFs [Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, Consumer Staples Select Sect. SPDR (ETF)]

wall-street-etfThe economic backdrop for the consumer staples sector remained more or less weak in 2013 due to a difficult consumer spending environment. Middle-class consumers struggled to cope with rising gas prices, delayed income tax refunds and higher payroll taxes.
NYSE:FXG March 17, 2014 4:16pm

Time To Bet On Consumer Discretionary ETFs? [SPDR S&P Retail (ETF), Consumer Discretionary SPDR (ETF), PowerShares Dyn Leisure & Entert. (ETF)]

ETFsThe passing winter has finally cheered up the markets. The latest job data has topped the consensus estimate, manufacturing readings came in higher than expected, and the geopolitical tension between Russia and Ukraine seems to have taken a brief pause.
NYSE:FXD March 14, 2014 1:13pm

The Untold Story Of The Tapped U.S. Consumer [Dow Jones Industrial Average 2 Minute, J.C. Penney Company, Inc.]

economyMichael Lombardi: One of the most important lessons I have learned over my investing career is to go back to the basics when I’m unsure about something and see if it all makes sense.
NYSE:DIA March 12, 2014 12:12pm

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