Posts Tagged ‘retailers’

Economic Recovery? 13 Of The Biggest Retailers In America Are Closing Down Stores

March 1st, 2016

retail etfBarack Obama recently stated that anyone that is claiming that America’s economy is in decline is “peddling fiction“.  Well, if the economy is in such great shape, why are major retailers shutting down hundreds of stores all over the country?  Read more…


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…


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…


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…


Will Americans Spend Big This Holiday Season?

October 27th, 2014

retail etfIt is that magical time of the year for retailers.  The period between mid-October and late December can often make the difference between success or failure in the retail industry, and this year will be no exception. Read more…


Don’t Bet Against This Luxury Retailer

September 3rd, 2014

buyers and sellersGeorge Leong:  The top one percent are spending and don’t really care about the other 99%. For the retail sector and particularly the luxury-brand stocks, this is welcome news. Read more…


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…


What’s Happening To The Retail Sector?

March 9th, 2014

retail etfIf the U.S. economy is getting better, then why are major retail chains closing thousands of stores?  If we truly are in an “economic recovery”, then why do sales figures continue to go down for large retailers all over the country?  Read more…


Are These Retailers Worth The Investment?

December 3rd, 2013

retail-shopping: Consumer confidence in the U.S. economy is bleak, and if it doesn’t pick up, the economic growth in the U.S. economy will be in jeopardy, and those who are highly affected by it—companies in the consumer discretionary sector—will face troubles. Read more…


Macy’s, Inc. (M) Q3 Strength Puts These Retail ETFs In Focus

November 14th, 2013

retail etfThe festive mood seems to have set in with robust third quarter (ending November 2) results from one of the bellwethers in the retail world, Macy’s (NYSE:M). Read more…


Are These Retail Stocks Pre-Holiday Bargains?

November 14th, 2013

retail-shoppingJohn Whitefoot: While many retailers in the United States might be having visions of sugar plums, a lot will be left holding a chunk of coal. And in spite of the economic pressures facing American retail stocks (NYSEARCA:XRT), this piece of coal will not turn Read more…


U.S. Retail Sales Figures: Why It’s Time To Short Retailers (XRT, GPS, AEO, TJX, ANF, WMT, TGT)

December 28th, 2012

Keith Fitz-Gerald: Initial U.S. retail sales figures released on Wednesday showed sales growth for the holiday season was the worst since 2008.  Read more…


Inflation: Did The Media Leave Out A Vital Source To The Record Sales Increase On Black Friday?

November 29th, 2011

Jeff Nielson: U.S. Thanksgiving has become a highly ritualized holiday with a large segment of the American population. Eat turkey. Watch football. Go shopping. And then listen to the media lie about the shopping the next day. Read more…


Stocking Up On The SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSE:XRT)

May 13th, 2010

“Over 1,400 NYSE stocks changed from Stock Trends Bullish to Stock Trends Weak Bullish amid the fray, with Weak Bullish stocks now accounting for 41 per cent of stocks trading on the Big Board Read more…


The Retail SPDR ETF (NYSE:XRT) Is Poised To Take Out Its All-Time High

April 28th, 2010

“If you’ve kept an eye on the progress of the economic recovery, then you have seen the recent string of positive data regarding the U.S. consumer and the retail sector. Most recently, the Read more…


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