Posts Tagged ‘NYSE:WMT’

Why The Chinese Economic Slowdown Matters

March 11th, 2014

china etfsMichael Lombardi: Understanding the economic slowdown in the Chinese economy is very important because not only does it impact American companies doing business there, but what happens in the Chinese economy—now the second-largest economy Read more…


What Could Make or Break Your Portfolio

March 3rd, 2014

portfolioMoe Zulfiqar: Income inequality plays an important role in whether or not an economy experiences economic growth. Read more…


Consumer ETFs In Focus On Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Earnings

February 21st, 2014

walmartWal-Mart Stores, Inc.(NYSE:WMT), the largest retail player in the U.S., announced its fourth quarter fiscal 2014 results yesterday. Though the world’s largest retailer provided a disappointing outlook, it managed to meet the consensus estimate for the reported quarter. Read more…


Retailers Point To A Slowing Economy

February 20th, 2014

retail etfMoe Zulfiqar: Conditions in the U.S. economy are deteriorating fairly quickly. The economic data suggests it’s slowing down. Read more…


How To Profit From The Dow’s “Dogs”

February 10th, 2014

dow 13000George Leong: Small-cap stocks (NYSEARCA:IWM) are faring the worst this year and are down nearly 10% from their record-high in late 2013; many would deem this to be an official stock market correction. Read more…


Consumer ETFs Drop On Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Outlook

February 3rd, 2014

walmartThe luster is seemingly not returning for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT), at least not in this fiscal year. The retail giant has seen underperformances on top- and bottom-line estimates for most of the year. To add to its woes, the staples behemoth Read more…


Ride The Wave Of Housing Recovery That Doesnt Want To Quit

January 14th, 2014

homebuildersShares of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) and The Home Depot, Inc.(NYSE:HD) have been locked at the hip for the last two years as the companies ride the wave of a housing recovery that doesn’t seem to want to quit. In the Read more…


Muted Retail Earnings Put These ETFs In Focus

December 3rd, 2013

retail-shoppingThe U.S. retail sector is one of the key components of the S&P 500 index accounting for the fifth largest market capitalization level with 9.2% share. Also, the performance of retailers is a key gauge of the consumer spending pattern. Read more…


Retail Sector Flooding Out Discounts

November 25th, 2013

retail-shoppingSasha Cekerevac: As my regular readers know, over the past couple of months, I’ve repeatedly raised my concerns that the stock market is increasingly becoming out of touch with the underlying reality of our economy. Now, the latest batch of reports Read more…


Expect, Inc.(AMZN) to Rule Retail This Cyber Monday

November 19th, 2013

amazon: Like it or not, the holiday shopping season has already begun. Christmas music is playing over speakers, holiday-themed paraphernalia is lining store shelves… and the markets are wondering how retailers are going to fare over Read more…


Playing Retail Stocks For The Holiday Season

November 13th, 2013

retail-shopping: In my past two commentaries, I discussed the third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth and October jobs growth. Both metrics looked good on the surface, but after closer inspection, there were clear gaps. Read more…


Advance 3Q GDP Growth Reading Doesn’t Tell The Whole Story

November 11th, 2013

money and investing: The market was impressed with the advance reading for the third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth last Thursday. The fact is that with the Q3 GDP growth at 2.8%, the news was a relief, as it was much better than Read more…


Fights In Congress A Distraction From A Bigger Issue In The U.S. Economy

October 14th, 2013

recession government: All of this fighting in Congress has taken the spotlight away from what is really important—the third-quarter earnings season. Read more…


Buying the News of The Government Shutdown

October 1st, 2013

closedScott Redler: There are some green arrows around the World as markets try and “price in” the US government shutdown. As a market participant you sometimes need to think, what’s the hard trade vs. the obvious trade? Friday people were Read more…


The Simple Truth About The U.S. Economy

September 27th, 2013

economy: Consumers need to spend to get the economy going—it’s that simple. In the U.S., consumer spending accounts for about two-thirds of gross domestic product (GDP) growth, so clearly, it’s critical. In comparison, consumer spending  Read more…


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