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Citigroup and Deutsche Bank analysts issued reports on Tuesday, highlighting how some better back-to-school results may be a prelude to a stronger holiday shopping season at some retailer chains.
Fast trader Steve Cortes says this sector is a better read on the labor market than Friday's expected jobs report.
Amid slumping consumer confidence, shoppers remained resilient, but retailers were reporting mixed results for September.
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Pro traders were looking at strength in retail Wednesday, with the S&P Retail ETF up about three percent in the past five days.
U.S. retailers may see more moderate sales gains this holiday season as persistently high unemployment and steeper gasoline and grocery prices prompt shoppers to think twice about spending, according to early forecasts.
Stocks closed sharply higher for a fourth-consecutive session Thursday following news that major central banks across the world agreed to lend U.S. dollars to European banks, taking pressure off funding issues across European banks.
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Retail sales fell for the second straight month in August, and that means retailers must work harder to gain market share, two analysts told CNBC Wednesday.
It is not just New York’s big shopping night out. London is buzzing today in anticipation of late night shopping combined with champagne, give-aways and celebrity sightings.
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It seems both the bulls and bears are owning the lousy jobs report as the key catalyst that sends the market whooshing lower -- errr surging higher. How can that be?
The disappointing jobs report is stoking fears that another recession may be inevitable, but it is worth considering that there has been some encouraging signs from the retail sector.
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Is the current bullish sentiment justified or is the market getting frothy?
Investors get your shopping lists ready; the The Fast Money pros think it's about time to hit the buy button.
As we head into the thick of retail earnings season the threat of higher input costs is still weighing on investors’ minds. Most retailers were forced to start passing through select price increases in Q2, and we will hear just how that went over with the consumer as earnings hit the tape. While it is early in the game indications are so far so good.
Stocks finished higher Friday in a highly volatile week, with the Dow logging its first two-day rally since early July. Despite the wild market swings in the last several days, all three major averages are down less than 2 percent for the week.
Considering industrials led the S&P to its bull market high earlier in the year, why isn't current strength in the sector a bullish sign?