Posts Tagged ‘retail’

Kohl’s Corporation, Gap Inc, Macy’s, Inc.: Retail Sell-Off A Buying Opportunity

May 20th, 2015

retail etfBob Ciura:  It’s a tough time for the retail sector. The industry struggled through a brutal first quarter, which included unusually harsh winter weather. Economic growth slowed down in the first three months of the year, which hurt retail, Read more…


If The Economy Is Recovering, Then Why Are So Many Businesses Collapsing?

May 6th, 2015

Economy recessionThe Silver Bug:  As I’ve stated since the beginning of this year, 2015 is shaping up to be a poor year for the US economy and the global economy as a whole, people will look back on this year and 2016 (which I believe will see a continuation Read more…


Major U.S. Retailers Are Closing More Than 6,000 Stores

May 3rd, 2015

retail-shoppingIf the U.S. economy really is improving, then why are big U.S. retailers permanently shutting down thousands of stores?  The “retail apocalypse” that I have written about so frequently appears to be accelerating. Read more…


Target Corporation (TGT) In A Sweet Spot

January 22nd, 2015

investGreg Sushinsky:  With all the dire headlines about the falling price of oil, it’s important to remember cheap oil brings with it some good news, too. Gas prices are lower, which puts money back in consumers’ pockets. That’s spendable cash. Read more…


U.S. Retail Sector Begins Massive Collapse

January 20th, 2015

retail etfJeff Nielson: The quick-and-easy way to categorize the retail sector of the U.S. economy would be to use the metaphor of “falling off a cliff”. However, such a characterization would be overly simplistic. A more accurate analogy would be to consider someone Read more…


December Retail Sales Took A Dramatic Plunge

January 14th, 2015

retail etfDoug Short: The Advance Retail Sales Report released this morning shows that sales in December came in at -0.9% (-0.94% at two decimals) month-over-month, down from a downwardly revised 0.4% in November. Read more…


How To Profit From Strong Jobs Growth

January 12th, 2015

manufacturing growthGeorge Leong: We received great news last week after the reporting of strong jobs numbers in December that capped off a good year in which the country created more than 2.5 million jobs. In December, 252,000 new jobs were created, driving the unemployment Read more…


Sectors ETFs That Should Thrive On Low Oil Prices

December 16th, 2014

crudeoilThe crash in oil prices has truly reached shocking levels at this point. Oil prices which were trading above the triple-digit mark only months ago, but have now given up gains to gravitational forces and are now hovering around the five-year low of $65 a barrel. Read more…


Luxury Brand Stocks To Watch In 2015

December 11th, 2014

market outlookGeorge Leong: Strangely, Americans are getting richer and poorer at the same time, and this is benefiting the luxury brand stocks. While the number of Americans requiring food stamps is at a staggering 48 million or so, at the other end of the spectrum, Read more…


Aeropostale Inc, American Eagle Outfitters, Abercrombie & Fitch Co.: Will Teens Return To Shopping Malls?

December 11th, 2014

retail-shoppingJay Taylor: Teen retailer Abercrombie & Fitch’s (NYSE:ANF) CEO is no stranger to making headlines. His often controversial comments certainly haven’t helped his image. But the departure of the long-time Abercrombie CEO probably has more Read more…


ETFs On A Roll For Hot Cyber Monday

December 1st, 2014

internet etfsSweta Killa:  The burst of early discounts, long promotional deals, and an improving economy have enticed shoppers to splurge since the start of November. As such, fewer people have shopped in stores or online on Black Friday and Thanksgiving weekend. Read more…


Collapsing Holiday Sales Are A Signal That A Recession Is Coming

December 1st, 2014

retail etfRetail sales during the four day Thanksgiving weekend were down a whopping 11 percent from last year.  This is a “make or break” time of the year for many retailers, and if things don’t turn around during the coming weeks we could Read more…

NYSE:XRT, Inc., Groupon Inc, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: Best Plays For Cyber Monday

December 1st, 2014

online-advertisingGeorge Leong:  For those who love shopping via the Internet on their computers, tablets, or mobile phones, today is the day many are waiting for—Cyber Monday. It’s a day of great bargains while you’re on the go. Read more…


Target Corporation, Macy’s, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Tiffany & Co.: Stocks To Watch This Thanksgiving

November 24th, 2014

retail etfGeorge Leong: Retailers will be getting the aisles set to go when the big—and at-times legendary—Black Friday begins in four days’ time. Read more…


J C Penney Company Inc, Macy’s, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: Retail Stocks To Watch

November 13th, 2014

retail etfDiane Alter: This week is a busy one for retail stocks. Read more…


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