Retail ETFs Remain Depressed Following A Subpar Earnings Season (XRT)

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From Zacks: The Q1 earnings picture for the retail sector is among the weakest this reporting cycle with results tracking below the past quarters.
NYSE:XRT May 24, 2017 12:02pm

Retail ETF In Focus As Clothing Retailer Rue21 Files For Bankruptcy

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From Tyler Durden: This time Fitch was right. One month ago the rating agency listed 8 retail names that were most likely to file for bankruptcy next, just over a month later 1 out of the 8 was down, when teen clothing retailer Rue21 filed a prepackaged bankruptcy on Monday night in bankruptcy court.
NYSE:XRT May 16, 2017 1:26pm

On Top Of Awful Earnings, Latest Retail Sales Data Misses

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From Tyler Durden: Earlier today, when looking at BofA's internal credit and debit card data, we warned to expect a miss in retail sales.
NYSE:XRT May 12, 2017 10:30am

Visualizing America’s Retail Apocalypse

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From Tyler Durden: The steady rise of online retail sales should have surprised no one. As Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins notes, back in 2000, less than 1% of retail sales came from e-commerce.
NYSE:XRT May 7, 2017 7:22am

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

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

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

Retail ETFs: Buy Low Opportunity or Avoid?

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There’s a lot going on in the retail sector right now and a lot of it isn’t good. While the S&P 500 sits only about 1% off its highs, the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) is more than 12% off its 52 week highs.
NYSE:XRT January 31, 2017 2:31pm

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