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

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? 
NYSE:XRT March 1, 2016 6:07pm

Retail Apocalypse: 2016 Brings Empty Shelves And Store Closings All Across America

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. 
NYSE:XRT February 1, 2016 4:59pm

Major U.S. Retailers Are Closing More Than 6,000 Stores [J C Penney Company Inc, Macy’s, Inc., Aeropostale Inc, Dollar Tree, Inc., Office Depot Inc]

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.
NYSE:XRT May 3, 2015 8:25pm

Collapsing Holiday Sales Are A Signal That A Recession Is Coming [J C Penney Company Inc, Macy’s, Inc., Sears Holdings Corp]

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
NYSE:XRT December 1, 2014 6:30pm

Will Americans Spend Big This Holiday Season?

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.
NYSE:DIA October 27, 2014 8:52pm

Don’t Bet Against This Luxury Retailer [Tiffany & Co., Coach Inc, Michael Kors Holdings Ltd]

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.
NYSE:XRT September 3, 2014 12:54pm

The Retail Collapse Grows [Family Dollar Stores, Inc., Coldwater Creek Inc., J.C. Penney Company, Inc., Sears Holdings Corp]

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.
NYSE:XRT April 18, 2014 10:37am

What’s Happening To The Retail Sector? [J.C. Penney Company, Inc., Sears Holdings Corp, Target Corporation]

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? 
NYSE:XRT March 9, 2014 11:04pm

Are These Retailers Worth The Investment?

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.
NYSE:FXD December 3, 2013 12:44pm

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

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).
NYSE:PMR November 14, 2013 4:34pm

Are These Retail Stocks Pre-Holiday Bargains?

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

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

Keith Fitz-Gerald: Initial U.S. retail sales figures released on Wednesday showed sales growth for the holiday season was the worst since 2008. 
NYSE:XRT December 28, 2012 10:49am

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

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.
NYSE:GLD November 29, 2011 2:03pm

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

"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
NYSE:XRT May 13, 2010 1:51pm

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