Black Friday cheer: Holiday sales forecast to rise 3.6% to 5.2%
The National Retail Federation held a holiday sales call this morning. The outlook for the holiday season is bright. The NRF notes that consumers have been engaged at a strong
Seekingalpha · 1d ago
Retail rotation faces reversal with COVID Black Friday: Sector Watch
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are posing a new challenge, even with their definitions, for retailers as the government advises against a traditional holiday and stores across the country face
Seekingalpha · 2d ago
Holiday season online shopping traffic increase 82% in the first week of November
According to the Verizon Business Retail Trends Report, online retailers are booming as COVID-19 restrictions led to an increase in online shopping this holiday season.As per the National Retail Federation
Seekingalpha · 4d ago
Underlying retail sales strong look strong in October
Retail sales rose for the sixth month in a row in October, with sales significantly better than the same time a year ago with some holiday shopping pulled forward.Retail sales
Seekingalpha · 11/17 20:06
Gold in Worst Monthly Run Since 2019 as Investors Await Election
Gold headed for a third monthly drop, the longest run since 2019, as investors awaited next week’s presidential election amid the threat of rising coronavirus cases and lack of agreement on a U.S. stimulus plan.
Bloomberg · 10/30 01:04
U.S. Stocks Face 20% Slide With Contested Election, BofA Says
Bloomberg · 10/29 18:10
BlackRock Is Defying Stock Chaos to Launch Small-Cap Value ETF
Few things divide opinion on Wall Street like the outlook for small-cap stocks or the fate of the value strategy. Yet most market players would probably agree it’s a tough time to launch a product combining the two.
Bloomberg · 10/29 13:30
Stock Rout Pushes Tech ETFs Toward Worst Outflow Since May 2019
Bloomberg · 10/29 12:06
Die-Hard Inflation Believers Get an ETF for ‘Enhanced’ Exposure
Traders convinced a revival of U.S. price growth is at hand can now double down with a bet that will profit not only from rising inflation, but also from expectations for more.
Bloomberg · 10/28 16:03
September Production And Consumption Measures Both Surprise - In Opposite Directions
Industrial production has a 100-year-plus record of measuring the production side of the economy.Similarly, retail sales have a 70-year-plus record of measuring the consumption side of the economy.In September, both surprised, as production failed to confirm leading indicators and declined, while sales boomed despite the ending of emergency Congressional assistance.I am inclined to take both with extra grains of salt as potentially impacted by pandemic-related seasonal distortions.
Seekingalpha · 10/16 14:43
U.S.: September Sales Surge
US retail sales are incredibly strong, rising 1.9% month-on-month versus 0.8% consensus.Strength was broad based with 12 out of 13 categories reporting a rise.Nonetheless, we shouldn't take too much away from what was a very good report, which saw sporting goods up 5.7%, health spending up 1.7% and eating/drinking out up 2.1%.
Seekingalpha · 10/16 14:03
Holiday shopping to look quite different this year
ShopperTrak forecasts in-store traffic for the six-week holiday season will be down between 22% and 25%. Black Friday (November 27), Super Saturday (December 19) and the day after Christmas (December
Seekingalpha · 10/06 19:36
Wild Market Swings Drive Record $1.8 Billion Into Treasury Fund
Before Monday’s rebound in risk assets, investors rushed into the biggest long-dated Treasury ETF at a record pace.
Bloomberg · 10/05 16:08
Queen’s Banker Is Betting Hundreds of Millions on Brexit Deal
The private bank to Queen Elizabeth II is lavishing millions of dollars in a high-stakes bet on a Brexit deal in the teeth of market scepticism.
Bloomberg · 09/25 09:27
U.S. Stock Slide Prompts Strategists to Predict Tilt From Credit
Strategists predict a tougher period ahead for U.S. corporate bonds after a slide in equities to more appealing levels.
Bloomberg · 09/25 08:04
Can’t-Lose Trades Falter With Inflation Expectations Flagging
Inflation, dormant for a decade, captured the market’s attention all summer, with unprecedented Federal Reserve stimulus and a $2 trillion federal spending package set to juice prices.
Bloomberg · 09/24 17:12
Investors Flee Junk ETFs as High-Yield Bonds Erase Gain for Year
The exodus from high-yield debt shows few signs of easing, with investors pulling hundreds of millions of dollars more from the largest exchange-traded funds that buy junk bonds as a global index tracking the securities erases its 2020 gains.
Bloomberg · 09/24 13:25
Inventory-To-Sales Ratio At Historic Lows
August Retail Sales reported with data on Inventory/Sales ratio from July.While a lagging indicator and not historically a good indicator of future economic activity, the July 2020 report emerges as underscoring a unique forecast for accelerated future economic activity.Total Business Inventories are reported at historic lows of 1.23, only slightly above the June level of 1.22.
Seekingalpha · 09/17 11:41
Ignominious Ends - Sears And Malls
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