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Travel boom! Southwest offers double pay to avoid July 4 disruptions
baona/iStock via Getty Images As concerns dwindle over gathering in crowds or attending public events, 86% of Americans plan to celebrate Independence Day this year, up from 76% in 2020.
Seekingalpha · 07/01 05:13
Early start to holiday shopping season pulls from Black Friday-Cyber Monday tally
The National Retail Federation says it saw the expected shift to digital by consumers during the Black Friday to Cyber Monday shopping period, For the first time ever, the number
Seekingalpha · 12/01/2020 16:15
Retail Spending Surges In September
Retail sales and food-services spending posted a strong gain in September.The September gain was the fifth in a row.Core retail sales, which exclude motor vehicles and gasoline retailers, posted a 1.5 percent gain for the month.Unit vehicle sales, reported earlier in the month, have also staged a very solid recovery.Results across the various categories of retailers were mostly positive in September.
Seekingalpha · 10/17/2020 07:30
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 · 10/16/2020 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 · 10/16/2020 14:03
Trends With Benefits #30: Omnichannel Retail With Jeff Macke
Among the largest names in retail, as represented by the MVIS U.S. Listed Retail 25 Index, the differences between winners and losers this year is dramatic.The difference separating many of the names into winners and losers is their ability to leverage not only ecommerce, but all channels of marketing to facilitate engagement with their brand.
Seekingalpha · 10/13/2020 23:53
Covid-19 Resurgence to Take a New Swipe at Surgery Recovery
Americans cautiously returned to the doctor’s office for non-essential medical procedures like knee replacements in the third quarter but Wall Street expectations into the end of the year may be too high.
Bloomberg · 10/12/2020 18:56
Covid’s Foggy Glasses Spawn Lasik Surgery Revival
Bloomberg · 10/12/2020 11:00
Bond ETFs Go From Roughed-Up to Record Inflows Thanks to the Fed
Bloomberg · 10/12/2020 11:00
The Deceptive Recovery In Retail Sales Can't Last
Retail sales climbed back to record levels in June and continued to grow in July and August - despite painful levels of unemployment and income loss.But the good times will not last much longer: The massive government income support programs that funded consumer spending are ending, while shoppers will need to resume normal household necessities.Absent additional government interventions - which seem increasingly unlikely - retail sales will soon fall again and remain depressed until the pandemic eases and the economy recovers.
Seekingalpha · 10/09/2020 17:45
Vanguard Returns $21 Billion in Assets to China’s State Funds
Vanguard Group Inc. returned about $21 billion in managed assets to government clients in China as part of a global shift to focus on low-cost funds for individual investors, according to people familiar with the matter. BlackRock Inc. and Amundi SA are being considered to manage a portion of the funds returned by Vanguard.
Bloomberg · 10/09/2020 09:39
Conceptualizing The Volatility Decay Of Leveraged Funds
In this article I will walk you through the commonly used but wrong way to think about volatility decay.We'll then walk through an example of volatility decay with realistic numbers.Afterwards, we'll build a simple mathematical model to calculate volatility decay from first principles.We'll compare the model with back-test simulations done on portfoliovisualizer.com.
Seekingalpha · 09/22/2020 17:49
The Big 4: August Retail Sales See Nominal All-Time High
With the release of August Retail Sales and the Consumer Price Index, we've updated this commentary to include the latest Real Retail Sales.Month-over-month nominal sales in August increased by 0.56%.Real Retail Sales, calculated with the seasonally adjusted Consumer Price Index, increased by 0.18%.
Seekingalpha · 09/18/2020 10:03
Retail Sales: Up 7.5% In June
Seeking Alpha - Article · 07/17/2020 11:59
Retail Spending Returned To Trend In June
Seeking Alpha - Article · 07/17/2020 06:47
Americans plan to spend more than $6B on July 4 food, festivities
Seeking Alpha - Article · 07/02/2020 07:04
Consumers Are Spending Again As Lockdown Ends
Seeking Alpha - Article · 06/29/2020 15:09
Daunting road for distressed retail as COVID hotspots emerge
Seeking Alpha - Article · 06/27/2020 13:50
Retail sales fall back in early June read
Seeking Alpha - Article · 06/23/2020 13:04
Pockets of strength amid record drop in retail sales
Seeking Alpha - Article · 05/15/2020 12:41
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