After all the doom and gloom about consumer sentiment and holiday spending comes one analyst forecast that calls for the most rapid holiday sales growth since 2004 — a benchmark that makes others look like Scrooge.
”The consumer is still spending and orders from department stores are quite solid so I think overall it bodes well for the holiday season," says analyst Kimberly Greenberger.
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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.
Nordstrom is going the free shipping route.
Is the current bullish sentiment justified or is the market getting frothy?