The Retail Sector’s Recent Woes Are About To Get Even Worse

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From Tony Sagami: The Federal Reserve Bank has access to more economic data than anybody, and it is very optimistic about the economy.
NYSE:XRT April 26, 2017 6:47am

The Death Of Traditional Retail Is Accelerating

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From Brad Hoppmann: Have you been to a shopping mall lately? It’s not what it used to be, that’s for sure.
NYSE:XRT April 13, 2017 11:39am

Record Number Of Retail Store Closures Doesn’t Bode Well For U.S. Economy

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From Tony Sagami: President Trump has promised to create 25 million new jobs over the next decade, but the jobs numbers for the month of March suggest it’s not going to be easy.
NYSE:XRT April 12, 2017 6:27am

Consumer Optimism Is High, But Actual Spending Isn’t

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From Invesco: Last week the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index was released, showing that consumer confidence is at a 16-year high.
NYSE:XRT April 4, 2017 6:40am

These Sector ETFs Are Looking Pretty Bearish Right Now

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From David Fabian: I’m normally an optimistic, “glass-half-full” kind of guy. I roll my eyes every time I see a headline decrying the next market crash or cataclysmic event that will cripple the global economy. I’m quick to discern speculation from truths and prefer taking the opposite side of most mainstream assumptions.
NASDAQ:IBB March 23, 2017 6:26am

Target Corporation Shares Look Very Undervalued At Current Levels

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From Bob Ciura: The internet changed everything. Nowhere is this more apparent than the retail industry.
NYSE:TGT March 21, 2017 6:55am

Retail ETFs Shrug Off Very Weak February Sales Data

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From Zacks: After witnessing moderation at the close of 2016 and a rebound in January, U.S. retail sales nosedived in February. Sales in February grew 0.1% sequentially, after an upwardly revised 0.6% rise in January, and matched market expectations. On an annualized basis, retail sales grew 5.7%.
NYSE:XRT March 17, 2017 8:12am

Retail ETFs Under Fire As U.S. Department Store Sales Suffer Biggest Drop In History

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From Tyler Durden: As we first documented last week in "Mega-Bears Smell Blood As Mall REITs Tumble" and as Bloomberg followed up yesterday, looking at CMBS on the Mall REIT space, many have set their sights on mall REITs as the "next big short."
NYSE:XRT March 15, 2017 6:59am

Retail Is A Weak Sector That’s Bound To Get Weaker

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From Taki Tsaklanos: The stock market has been rising for a long time. As sentiment becomes unanimously bullish, smart investors realize that is the most reliable sign that the end of the long term bull market is nearing.
NYSE:XRT March 14, 2017 6:39am

Walmart’s Latest Earnings Win Having Outsized Effects On Retail ETFs

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The recent surge in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) post a well-received quarterly earnings report (it has rallied over 3.7% just in the past five days) has boosted the Retail Equity sector in general, especially those ETFs which have a considerable weighting to the stock.
NYSE:WMT February 27, 2017 11:50am

Here’s Why 2017 Could Be a Banner Year for Retailers

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Thursday morning, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC that we could expect “significant” tax reform by August, including tax cuts for middle-income Americans and corporations. Like clockwork, the major stock indices rallied to all-time highs in intraday trading.
NYSE:XRT February 23, 2017 3:45pm

Here’s Why Warren Buffett Dumping His Walmart Holdings Was A Mistake

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From Stephen Mauzy: Caldor, Service Merchandise, Gaylords, Gimbels, Montgomery Ward, W.T. Grant, Woolworth. What do the aforementioned names have in common?
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Amazon’s Supermarket Vision: Run By Robots, With Only 3 Human Workers

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Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is working on plans to operate a chain of futuristic supermarkets that employ as little as three human workers at a time, according to the New York Post.
NASDAQ:AMZN February 6, 2017 9:55am

Amazon.com Inc. Revenue And Outlook Miss Estimates, Shares Fall

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Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) late Thursday posted mixed fourth quarter earnings and offered a tepid outlook for the first quarter, sending its shares lower in aftermarket trading.
NASDAQ:AMZN February 2, 2017 4:33pm

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