Divergence Between the Stock Market & Retail Sector Yet Another Red Flag

Consumer spending accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic activity. As this 11-year comparison of XRT (SPDR S&P Retail ETF) vs, the S&P 500 shows, the stock market & the retail sector historically move in near-perfect unison, with any divergence between the two very rare and a potential warning sign as was the sharp [...]

Mar 20, 2017 10:49am|Categories: Equity Market Analysis|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Monitoring the Retail Sector

Consumer spending & the retail sector is a key component of the US economy so with all the recent buzz about Black Friday, Cyber Monday & all the other over-hyped reasons that the retail industry has convinced consumers to whip out their credit cards following the Thanksgiving holiday in recent years, I figured that the [...]

Nov 28, 2016 2:00pm|Categories: Equity Market Analysis|Tags: |1 Comment

Weekly Wrap Up for Jan 11, 2016 (video)

Going forward I plan to do a weekly or at least periodic wrap-ups covering any significant market developments, any sectors or trade opportunities that stand out and maybe a quick review of the recently completed trade ideas on the site. This video starts out with a brief summary of the recent performance of US equities [...]

Jan 11, 2016 11:09am|Categories: Equity Market Analysis|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment