Consumer-Focused ETFs Have Soared Past The S&P 500 During This Historic Bull Market

From Zacks: The S&P 500’s bull market has just turned eight. On this very day, eight years ago, stocks bottomed out only to log an amazing recovery from the deepest recession since the Great Depression.
NYSE:VCR March 10, 2017 8:50am

Downplaying Black Friday [SPDR Series Trust, SPDR S&P Retail (ETF), Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF]

Black FridayRon Rowland: This week marks the beginning of the sprint to the finish line of 2014.  Yesterday, our country held its annual thanks.  Ironically, the day after we give thanks for everything we have, we are encouraged to spend lavishly on gifts and things we do not have.
NYSE:VCR November 28, 2014 1:15pm

Starbucks Is Going To Start Selling Alcohol And Do It Better Than Anyone Else [Starbucks Corporation]

starbuckseveningsThe latest challenge facing Starbucks Corporation(NASDAQ:SBUX) is a shift in traffic away from mall locations. In January Schultz explained that mall customers were gone and not coming back. When companies face a radical shift in consumer tastes they have
NYSE:IYC April 11, 2014 11:49am

Consumer ETFs To Watch On McDonald’s Corporation Earnings [Consumer Discretionary SPDR (ETF)]

mcdonaldsIt was yet another subdued quarter from McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD) which surpassed the estimate on bottom line, but missed the top line in 4Q13. The world’s biggest burger chain has been faltering due to a fragile macro economy, changing eating habits,
NYSE:DOD January 27, 2014 5:19pm

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD): ETFs To Watch On Soft Comps From The Food Chain

mcdonaldsIt seems that McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) needs to do a lot more to regain its lost ground in the global restaurant industry. The world’s biggest burger chain has been faltering due to a fragile macro economy, changing eating habits, and cutthroat competition.
NYSE:VCR December 11, 2013 4:12pm

Three ETFs For This Holiday Season

retail etfWith many retailers reporting strong traffic on the Thanksgiving day and Black Friday morning, retail stocks and ETFs are in focus now. As economic and political disarray, sluggish job scene, unfavorable calendar shifts and weak consumer
NYSE:RCD November 29, 2013 3:09pm

Two Questions That Will help You Figure Out If A Stock Is Right For You

question: In the early 1990s, as soon as I would get home from work, I’d turn on CNBC’s predecessor FNN, soaking up all of the financial wisdom that I could. At that time, I was just learning about
NYSE:FXD October 7, 2013 12:07pm

A List Of The Top Ten (10) Retail ETFs (RTH, XRT, XLY, FXD, AMZN, NFLX, HD)

David Fry: Our goal in this profile is to help investors wade through the many competing ETF offerings available. Using our long experience as an ETF publication, and nearly 40 years in the investment business, we can help select those ETFs that matter and may or may not be repetitive.
NYSE:FXD October 6, 2011 3:26pm

Top Ten Retail ETFs For Investors (RTH, XRT, XLY, VCR, RCD, IYC, FXD, PMR, RXI, CHIQ)

David Fry:  As a market technician looking at good chart patterns adorned with many other indicators may seem all that matters.
NYSE:IYR May 31, 2011 10:44pm

Global Investing: Five Foreign Revenue Stocks That Will Boost Your Profits (PBJ, VCR, SBUX, BAC, MCD, YUM, TXN, MRK, KO, MO, CL, CMI, NVDA, AMD, CLF, LEG, PKI, APD)

Larry D. Spears: "Globalization" has become one of the top financial buzzwords in recent years - and with good reason. The economies of many developing-market countries have achieved an
NYSE:PBJ February 14, 2011 1:00pm

Four ETFs Influenced By McDonalds’ Performance (PBJ, IYC, VCR, XLY, MCD, YUM)

The world’s largest restaurant chain, McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD) reported increases in revenues and net income for the fourth quarter, meeting analyst expectations and giving support to the
NYSE:IYC January 24, 2011 5:48pm

4 ETFs Driven By Consumer Spending (XLY, VCR, PEZ, RTH, TGT, WMT, AMZN, MCD, DIS, COH)

The US economy grew at a faster than expected rate in the third quarter of this year, buoyed much by an increase in consumer spending, however, is still not growing at a rate to generate new jobs.
NYSE:PEZ October 24, 2010 2:29pm

Vanguard CEO Discusses ETFs vs. Other Funds

Vanguard CEO Bill McNabb discusses the company's new ETF and index fund offerings with MoneyWatch's Eric Schurenberg. Eric touches on what investment vehicle, traditional funds
NASDAQ:VCIT July 6, 2010 9:59pm

Four Fast Food ETFs That Are Tasty (PBJ, PEJ, VCR, XLY)

Despite a rollercoaster ride in the stock market and uncertainty in the overall strength of the global economic recovery, some fast food stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) that hold them remain
NYSE:PBJ June 28, 2010 11:37am

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