Enter multiple symbols separated by commas

Is It Time to Bet Against the Consumer?


Friday the 13th is all about the consumer — at least it is this week. Retail sales are released at 8:30 a.m. ET, and August sentiment hits the tape at 9:55 a.m. ET. And before the bell, JCPenney reports earnings.

Despite some bright spots, recent data has pointed to a burnt out shopper. Does the old saying still ring true: "don't count out the American consumer?"

How are you playing the retail sector? Share your opinion below:

Contact Squawk on the Street

  • Carl Quintanilla

    Carl Quintanilla is an Emmy-winning reporter and co-anchor of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street," broadcast live from the NYSE.

  • Simon Hobbs

    Simon Hobbs co-anchors the 10 a.m. hour of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" live from the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Jim Cramer

    Jim Cramer is host of CNBC's "Mad Money" and co-anchor of the 9 a.m. ET hour of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street."

  • David Faber

    “Squawk on the Street” Co-Anchor

  • Rick Santelli

    Rick Santelli joined CNBC Business News as an on-air editor in 1999, reporting live from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade.