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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. vs. Amazon.com, Inc.: The Battle Heats Up

May 23rd, 2016

Wall streetBob Ciura:  The two biggest names in retail right now are Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) and Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN). These two dominate the retail business; Wal-Mart is the biggest retailer in the world, while Amazon is generating massive growth in the online retail space. Read more…

NYSE:XRT

Macy’s, Inc., Kohl’s Corporation, J C Penney Company Inc, Nordstrom, Inc.: Retail Gets Downright Ugly

May 16th, 2016

retail etfBob Ciura:  The past week was brutal for the department store industry. Quarterly earnings from a number of brick-and-mortar retailers, including Macy’s (NYSE: M), Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS), J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) and Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN), were downright ugly. Read more…

NYSE:XRT

New Online Retail ETF Offers Unique Growth Focus

May 6th, 2016

internet etfsDavid Fabian:   The traditional retail sector has been dominated by brick and mortar business models that have continued to lose market share to online competitors.  Consumers simply don’t shop the way they used to, with a rising trend of mobile transactions and brand loyalty to dominating names such as Amazon.com (AMZN).  Read more…

NASDAQ:IBUY, NYSE:RTH, NYSE:XRT

Retail Sales Suffer Biggest 2-Month Drop In A Year After Huge Negative Revision

March 15th, 2016

retail etfTyler Durden:   Thanks to dramatic downward revisions (from “resilient” historical data which we pointed out were entirely anomalous at the time and due entirely to seasonal adjustments) retail sales have dropped 0.54% in the last two months – the biggest sequential drop in a year. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY

Retail Apocalypse: 2016 Brings Empty Shelves And Store Closings All Across America

February 1st, 2016

retail etfMajor retailers in the United States are shutting down hundreds of stores, and shoppers are reporting alarmingly bare shelves in many retail locations that are still open all over the country.  Read more…

NYSE:XRT

Retail Sales: December Numbers Are A Huge Disappointment

January 15th, 2016

retail etfDoug Short:  The Census Bureau’s Advance Retail Sales Report released this morning shows that seasonally adjusted sales in December decreased 0.1% month-over-month and are up 2.2% year-over-year. Core Retail Sales (ex Autos) also declined 0.1% MoM and are up only 1.2% YoY. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY

Retail Stocks Are On Deep Discount

December 14th, 2015

retail etfBob Ciura:   Retailing is the sector that everyone loves to hate right now. Many retail stocks, including Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT), Target (NYSE:TGT), and Macy’s (NYSE:M), have performed poorly this year, as earnings growth has come down significantly in recent months. Read more…

NYSE:XRT

Forget Black Friday; Buy These Cyber Monday Stocks

November 30th, 2015

Black FridayLawrence Meyers:  It’s sort of quaint the way investors and the media keep talking about Black Friday. See, Black Friday really isn’t much of a big deal anymore. Now it’s all about Cyber Monday. Read more…

NYSE:IYC, NYSE:XRT

Retail Sales: September Retail Sales Disappoint Expectations

October 14th, 2015

retail etfDoug Short:  The Census Bureau’s Advance Retail Sales Report released this morning shows that seasonally adjusted sales in September increased 0.1% month-over-month and are up 2.4% year-over-year. Core Retail Sales (ex Autos) came in at -0.3% MoM and are up only 0.8% YoY. Read more…

NYSE:XRT

Retail Sales: August Retail Sales Show Growth, But A Bit Shy Of Expectations

September 15th, 2015

retail etfDoug Short: The Census Bureau’s Advance Retail Sales Report released this morning shows that seasonally adjusted sales in August increased 0.2% month-over-month and 2.2% year-over-year. Core Retail Sales (ex Autos) came in at 0.1% MoM and 1.2% YoY. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:XRT

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…

NYSE:XRT

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…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:XRT

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…

NYSE:XRT

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…

NYSE:XRT

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…

NYSE:XRT




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