Which Retailers Will Survive Amazon’s Onslaught? (XRT)

From Jon Markman: Amazon (AMZN) is spending $14 billion to put Whole Foods Markets (WFM) in its shopping cart — a surprising move that analysts so far have completely misunderstood.
NYSE:XRT June 26, 2017 6:04am

Is Amazon-Whole-Foods Merger The Knockout Blow To Retail? (XRT)

Amazon (AMZN) has been just about the worst thing to happen to the traditional retail sector in decades, if not longer.
NYSE:XRT June 17, 2017 9:11am

VanEck Vectors Retail ETF (RTH) In Focus Amid Amazon-Fueled Turmoil

Fascinating news has hit the tape today in regards to Amazon’s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods (+27% today), and not only are these two stocks in motion but the entire “Supermarket” and greater “Retail” sector.
NYSE:RTH June 16, 2017 11:35am

SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) Plunges As Amazon Buys Whole Foods

From Tyler Durden: Why did Jeff Bezos shock markets on an otherwise quiet Friday, with Amazon announcing it would acquire Whole Foods for $14 billion? The reason is because he wants to do to the grocery sector what he has already done to bricks and mortar retailers and discount stores, who as we have shown in the past are in a tailspin with a record number of store closures expected in 2017.

How To Profit From Traditional Retail’s Demise (SZK)

From Tony Sagami: I’m not trying to brag. But one of the things that gives me great peace of mind is that I don’t owe a nickel to anybody on this planet.
NYSE:SZK June 14, 2017 11:49am

Retail Sector Dividends Are In Serious Danger (XRT)

From Contrarian Outlook: Don’t take any dividends for granted today. Business disruption is accelerating as entire industries are being eaten alive.

Big Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Surge Helps These ETFs The Most

We have spoken about BABA in this piece before as it has a considerable presence in several ETFs and today the stock is trading at a new all-time high thanks to a very bullish revenue outlook.
NYSE:BABA June 8, 2017 11:51am

How To Profit From Massive Retail Layoffs (XRT)

From Tony Sagami: It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job, but it’s a depression when you lose yours!
NYSE:XRT June 7, 2017 6:18am

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

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

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

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

Restaurant Stocks Looking Vulnerable Amid Weak GDP, Industry Data

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From Tony Sagami: How’s the American economy doing? According to the Commerce Department … not good! The Commerce Department released the first-quarter GDP numbers last week. And they showed that the American economy grew at a snail’s pace of 0.7% in Q1 2017.
NYSE:MENU May 3, 2017 6:27am

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