Survey: Black Friday Still Most Important Shopping Day of the Year

Despite a rapidly changing retail landscape, Black Friday still remains the most important day of the year for retailers, according to a recent National Retail Foundation (NRF) survey.
NYSE:XRT November 18, 2016 11:16am

Retail ETF in Focus as September Retail Sales Improve Significantly

Retail saleFrom Doug Short: The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for September released this morning showed a welcome improvement over the August decline.
NYSE:XRT October 14, 2016 10:57am

August Retail Sales Bounce Back [Dow Jones Industrial Average, SPDR S&P Retail (ETF)]

retail etfDoug Short: The Advance Retail Sales Report released this morning shows that sales in August rose 0.6% (0.58% at two decimals) month-over-month, up from 0.3% in July (an upward revision from 0.0%). Core Retail Sales (ex Autos)
NYSE:XRT September 12, 2014 10:46am

ETF To Play The Holiday Retail Rally

retail etfChris Preston:  Want to earn back some of that money you’re spending on gifts this holiday season? Invest in the very sector where you spent the money in the first place.
NYSE:XRT December 19, 2013 3:51pm

The Technicals Are Bullish For This Retail ETF

sellbuyMorpheus Trading: SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:XRT) has formed a bullish, 11-week consolidation, with most of the action holding above the rising 10-week moving average.
NYSE:XRT October 17, 2013 10:15am

3 Consumer ETFs To Watch On Consumer Sentiment Drop

retail-shoppingDespite the upbeat tone in the market following the decision of the Fed to hold off on tapering, the drop in the U.S. consumer sentiment comes as a slight downer.
NYSE:FXD October 1, 2013 11:29pm

Latest Retail Data Sending Warning To Investors

retail-shopping: With the market hitting all-time highs, many investors are wondering how investor sentiment can be so positive when job creation is still not as strong as it should be. This divergence between the financial markets and the real
NYSE:XRT April 17, 2013 10:52am

Retail Sales Data The Biggest Driver For Retail ETFs

retail-shoppingThe recent wave of economic news from the U.S. economy has been rather diceyfor the markets. While the employment picture disappointed, the minutes of the latest FOMC meeting was nothing less than ‘expected.’
NYSE:PMR April 15, 2013 12:23pm

Playing The Retail Sector As Retail Stocks Enjoy A Rally

retail-shoppingMoney Morning Staff: When screening for good stocks to buy now, you may have noticed this year's continued climb for retailers.
NYSE:RTH April 2, 2013 4:07pm

Top Ranked SPDR S&P Retail ETF In Focus (XRT)

retail-shoppingEric Dutram: The market at large is improving this year with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones reaching new highs on improving global sentiment. While financials have led the way, a number of other sectors have also performed
NYSE:XRT February 21, 2013 10:22pm

Why Are Major Retail Chains All Over America Collapsing?

retail etfMichael Snyder: If the economy is improving, then why are many of the largest retail chains in America closing hundreds of stores?  When I was growing up, Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD), J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP), Best Buy
NYSE:XRT February 17, 2013 7:21pm

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

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
NYSE:PMR January 26, 2013 2:52pm

Five Sector ETFs Surging To Start 2013 (XLV, XRT, XLF, XLE, XLB)

fiveEric Dutram: With the fiscal cliff averted, investors have gained confidence in the market and are more open to risky investments. U.S. stocks started the year on a strong note, while improving job and housing data resulted in stocks further gaining strength. In fact many equity ETFs experienced heavy inflows to start fiscal 2013.
NYSE:XLB January 23, 2013 5:37pm

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

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