Posts Tagged ‘WMT’

The Simple Truth About The U.S. Economy

September 27th, 2013

economy: Consumers need to spend to get the economy going—it’s that simple. In the U.S., consumer spending accounts for about two-thirds of gross domestic product (GDP) growth, so clearly, it’s critical. In comparison, consumer spending  Read more…


Why The Retail Sector Is A Screaming BUY

February 12th, 2013

retail-shoppingGeorge Leong: The retail sector showed some strong spending in January, which could bode well for the remainder of the year, given the improved jobs growth, higher home prices and property wealth, and the aversion of higher taxes for those individuals earning less than $400,000 per year. Read more…


2013: Breakout Or Comeuppance? (GGE, DBC, XLP, XLI, VEU, MRK, PFE, KO, JNJ, CVS, MO, WMT, PEP)

February 1st, 2013

wall-street-etfJoseph L. Shaefer: I believe the answer to the question posed will most likely be: “Both.” No one has a functioning crystal ball, but my best guess – among the thousands of predictions being offered by all and sundry – is that we will climb a Wall of Worry so convincingly that many will assume Read more…


Why You Need To Change Your Investing Strategy For 2013

February 1st, 2013

strategyJoseph L. Shaefer: As the world turns, we must turn with it. Regular readers have seen evidence of our adaptation to the new realities of investing over the past few months as we have stressed more income, Read more…


Bank On The American Consumer With Retail ETFs (RTH, XRT, HD, WMT, BBY, SVU, KMX, SFLY, NFLX)

January 28th, 2013

retail-shoppingETF Base: The economy seems to be in recovery. Housing starts are at a five-year high, employment numbers are coming in positive, and Americans have deleveraged significantly from the credit bubble of the 2000s and generational low mortgage rates have certainly helped improve US consumer balance sheets. Read more…


Is It Time To Buy Retail ETFs? (RTH, PMR, XRT, COST, CVS, WAG, AMZN, HD, WMT)

January 26th, 2013

e-commerce retail shopEric Dutram: With rising consumer confidence, steady job growth, recovering housing prices and lowering gas prices, the retail sector is poised to benefit from a broad recovery. Retailers are focusing on several technological improvements, inventory rightsizing, and enhancing Read more…


Which Stocks To Buy In 2013; Don’t Miss These Leaders (EFA, EWG, TEVA, MRK, PFE, JNJ, WMT, T, VZ)

January 3rd, 2013

Money Morning Staff: When looking for stocks to buy in 2013, many investors turn to the markets that outperformed the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) in 2012.  Read more…


3 Of The Best Consumer Staples ETFs (XLP, VDC, KXI, PG, PM, KO, WMT, KO, CL, LVS, MO)

January 1st, 2013

ETF Base: Consumer staples companies – those that make goods that consumers buy time and time again – are known for being leaders in low volatility returns from the equity markets. Consumer staples companies include well known 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…


Investor Guide To Retail ETF Investing (RTH, PMR, XRT, WMT, AMZN)

August 28th, 2012

Eric Dutram: As a pioneer in the retail business, the United States provides ample retail growth opportunities for all types of retail sales. Retailers of any sizes, including individual direct marketers or direct sellers, small- to medium-sized franchise unit owners, and large Read more…


3 Low Beta ETFs For The Uncertain Market (LBTA, SLBT, XLBT, T, WMT, UNS, VGR, BIIB, SAFM, VOD)

June 14th, 2012

Eric Dutram: The economy is clearly in the doldrums and the equity markets are bearing the brunt of the malaise, as investors are hunkering down in bonds and cash at this time. Lingering economic concerns, the deepening Euro-zone debt crisis, a dismal U.S. job scenario and threats of political Read more…


Get Lower Wal-Mart Exposure With These Consumer ETFs (RTH, XLP, VDC, XRT, RHS, PSL, WMT)

April 25th, 2012

Eric Dutram: Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), the world’s number one retailer, is finding itself in hot water once again with the general public, this time due to bribery allegations among the firm’s Mexican operations. It has been alleged that the giant was engaged in a scheme over multiple years which may have totaled more Read more…


Economy: The Shocking Truth About Unemployment In America (SPY, WMT, F, JCP, PPG, LMT, DOW, YHOO)

April 9th, 2012

Michael Snyder:  The mainstream media is not telling you the truth about unemployment in the United States.  The percentage of working age Americans that are employed is not increasing.  In March 2010, Read more…


Don’t Miss These Three Year-End Trading Strategies (SPY, IWM, TGT, WMT, MUR)

November 25th, 2011

Larry D. Spears: Before yesterday’s Thanksgiving leftovers even got cold many U.S. consumers ventured out to catch the best Black Friday deals, already worried about how much this holiday shopping Read more…


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