Retailers are facing "revenue cliffs" and margin compression this year, and it's not clear to investors where the bottom is.
As of Monday, about 70 percent of retailers and restaurants have reported second-quarter earnings results.
A week after the XRT drops five percent Lithium Motors, Caleres, Cato Corp and Autonation tend to be top components.
News that any deal talks were off the table sent shares of teen apparel company Abercrombie tumbling more than 21 percent Monday.
The two major retail ETFs are both trading in the red Thursday, following disappointing April retail sales figures.
Not many retailers still report monthly same store sales, but among the few that do, the results for March are a bit disappointing.
Powerful rally, but headwinds may impact earnings.
Lower gas prices and better employment numbers could have been factors in better guidance from retailers.
European stocks weakened and the euro shot higher as the ECB chief implied any initiative to purchase sovereign debt isn't imminent.
Is the housing remodeling boom over? A status update from Lumber Liquidator is acting as a possible canary in the coal mine.
Art Cashin of UBS Financial Services tells CNBC's Bob Pisani why investors should be watching for a key level on the Nasdaq.
India's new pro-growth leader is eliciting swoons from the investor class. How do investors play Bombay's market?
Central bank comments, retail sales, stabilization in internet stocks and the Cheetah Mobile IPO help markets.
Janet Yellen left traders with three takeaways: the dollar will strengthen, rates will rise, and easy money policies are on their way out.
Copper continues to crumble amid China growth worries and a weak Yuan. Strong global growth is key to keep stocks at records.
Stocks are at new highs, but where are the bargains? Big financials are mounting an impressive rally.
Many U.S. retailers had to ramp up promotions last month as shoppers continued to watch their spending during the holiday season.
Macy's is becoming an innovator, but don't expect that to carry through to other retailers.
Many U.S. retailers reported stronger-than-expected August sales on Thursday, but they had to use steep discounts to woo back-to-school shoppers.
Data from Europe and China are looking up. These figures support the thesis that the U.S. recovery is a help to China, and is even trickling down to Europe.