Posts Tagged ‘NYSEARCA:XRT’

May Advance Retail Sales: Weaker Than Forecast

June 12th, 2014

retail etfDoug Short: The Advance Retail Sales Report released this morning shows that sales in May rose 0.3% month-over-month, down from 0.5% in April, which was an upward revision from 0.1%. Core Retail Sales (ex Autos) was up 0.1% in May, down from 0.4% in April, Read more…


Weak Earnings Hurting Retail ETFs?

May 27th, 2014

retail etfRetailers saw a weak Q1 with total earnings from 97.3% of the sector’s total market capitalization reported so far being flat on 3.3% revenue growth. Earnings surprises were predominantly negative for retailers, with only 43.9% of the companies beating earnings estimates, Read more…


Two ETFs To Watch This Week (KBE, XRT)

May 7th, 2014

sellbuyMorpheus Trading: Tuesday’s action was a definitely a negative for the current rally, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite both suffering a clear distribution day. We continue to see the battle between the relative strength of the S&P 500 Read more…


Time To Jump Into Retail ETFs?

April 15th, 2014

retail etfEric Dutram: As we all know, retail sales normally pick up on Black Friday, but this time retailers are displaying a rally ahead of Good Friday as well.  U.S. retailers rejoiced the departure of the harsh winter in March as the group clocked a better-than-expected 1.1% Read more…


March Advance Retail Sales Beat Expectations

April 14th, 2014

retail etfDoug Short:  The Advance Retail Sales Report released this morning shows that sales in March rose 1.1% month-over-month, up from 0.7% in February, which was upwardly revised from 0.3%. Core Retail Sales (ex Autos) was up 0.7% in March following Read more…


A Quick Investor Guide To Retail ETFs

April 11th, 2014

retail-shoppingAs a pioneer in retail business, the US provides ample growth opportunities for all types of retail companies. The retail industry covers everything in its scope, ranging from internet catalog sales, auto dealers, convenience stores, vending machines Read more…


Time To Bet On Consumer Discretionary ETFs?

March 14th, 2014

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. Read more…


What’s Happening To The Retail Sector?

March 9th, 2014

retail etfIf the U.S. economy is getting better, then why are major retail chains closing thousands of stores?  If we truly are in an “economic recovery”, then why do sales figures continue to go down for large retailers all over the country?  Read more…


Limit Losses, Boost Gains With These Staple ETFs

March 5th, 2014

etfsMoe Zulfiqar: Consumer spending is highly correlated with consumer sentiment. It makes sense that when consumers believe their jobs are in trouble or they won’t have enough money going forward, they pull back on their spending and only buy what they need. Read more…


More Weakness In The Retail Sector?

March 5th, 2014

retail-shoppingGeorge Leong: We all know how bad this winter has been so far. The harsh weather across the majority of the country has impacted jobs growth, commerce, housing, and consumer spending. Read more…


Cloudy With A Chance Of Falling Retail Stocks

February 25th, 2014

e-commerce retail shopWe’re about to hear earnings reports from retailers this week and if you’re already sick of talking about the weather this year it’s about to get worse. Macy’s, Inc.(NYSE:M), Target Corporation(NYSE:TGT) and The Home Depot, Inc. Read more…


Millennials Are The Key To Saving Retail

February 24th, 2014

retail etfMillennials, or the approximately 82 million Americans born between 1985 and 2000, are coming of age and changing just about every feature of the U.S. economy. Housing, jobs,investing, and even retirement are just some of the Read more…


How To Profit When Consumer Spending Is In Jeopardy

February 18th, 2014

wall-street-etfMoe Zulfiqar:  Consumer spending is critical when it comes to growth of the U.S. economy. It makes up a significant portion of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP)—about 70%. So, if consumer spending declines even by a little, it can really impact Read more…


Winter Is Crushing The Retail Sector

February 18th, 2014

retail etfGeorge Leong: Old Man Winter appears to be killing the retail sector (NYSEARCA:XRT) and the economic renewal. Extreme cold and nasty weather has engulfed about 70% of the country, reaching as far south as Georgia, North Carolina, and Texas, Read more…


Unpopular Sector ETFs To Start 2014

February 10th, 2014

new etfsU.S. stock markets saw a profitable 2013 hitting multi-year highs day in, day out and rewarding investors with a 30% return. The good news spilled over to the ETF world as well with investors injecting a record $188.54 billion into U.S.-listed ETFs in 2013, Read more…


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