Posts Tagged ‘retail etfs’

The Retail Collapse Grows

April 18th, 2014

retail etfDid you know that Family Dollar is closing 370 stores? When I learned of this, I was quite stunned. I knew that retailers that serve the middle class were really struggling right now, but I had no idea that things had gotten so bad for low end stores like Family Dollar. 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…


My Favorite Pick In The Retail Sector

April 14th, 2014

retail-shoppingGeorge Leong: The retail sector (NYSEARCA:XRT) can return some amazing gains as we have witnessed since the recession ended—but it can also provide periods of anxiety. 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…


Economic Weakness Continues All Over America

April 7th, 2014

economyThe level of employment in the United States has been declining since the year 2000.  There have been moments when things have appeared to have been getting better for a short period of time, and then the decline has resumed.  Read more…


Cold Temperatures Shouldn’t Be An Excuse For Poor Retail Sales

March 20th, 2014

retail etfMike Burnick:  The U.S. economy has definitely taken a turn for the worse in recent months, and just about everyone on Wall Street and in the media seems to be pointing the finger of blame at old-man winter. Read more…


Real Retail Sales Per Capita: Another Perspective On The Economy

March 19th, 2014

economyDoug Short: The Advance Retail Sales Report last week showed that sales in February rose 0.3% month-over-month and rose only 1.8% year-over-year, as I reported in my real-time update. Read more…


Why This Retail Stock Is So Attractive

March 18th, 2014

key level to watchMitchell Clark: Retail (NYSEARCA:XRT) is a tough business to be in and always difficult as an investor. Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE:WSM) took off after the company beat Wall Street consensus and increased its quarterly dividend by six percent on the back Read more…


ETF To Play The Anemic YOY Change In Retail Sales

March 18th, 2014

retail etfMoe Zulfiqar: Since the beginning of the year, we have been seeing economic data that suggests consumer spending in the U.S. economy is in trouble—we have seen menial growth, if not negative growth. If this trend continues, it could be very dangerous, Read more…


This Sector Sure To Benefit As Online Retail Sales Grow

March 10th, 2014

online-advertisingJohn Whitefoot: The feeling is mutual: consumers are failing retailers, and retailers are disappointing consumers. Read more…


Be Careful To Buy The Retail Sector Right Now

March 10th, 2014

retail-shoppingGeorge Leong: Everyone is blaming the poor economic numbers we have been seeing on the misery of the horrific winter. Read more…


Reaching The Point Of Maximum Optimism

March 10th, 2014

investMichael Lombardi: This past Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 175,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in the month of February. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, March 7, 2014.) 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…


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