Dow Has First 9 Day Winning Streak Since 1996 On February 2013 Retail Sales, Traders Cautious

Dow Has First 9 Day Winning Streak Since 1996 On February 2013 Retail Sales, Traders Cautious: When will we start talking about the Fed again? Traders picked up on upward momentum in midday trading as the Dow rose marginally in a cautious trading environment. The Dow Jones Industrial Average barely gained for the day closing[…]

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Shorts Enter Market As S&P 500 Nears New Multi-Year Highs – Retail Sales, HD Earnings Up

Shorts Enter Market As S&P 500 Nears New Multi-Year Highs – Retail Sales, HD Earnings Up: The S&P 500 neared new multi-year highs today after positive news from Home Depot and the retail sector.  U.S retail sales rose more than economists predicted as consumers hit stores in droves.  The Commerce Department said today, retail sails[…]

Cars, Credit and Certainty – Retail Sales Rise.

Commerce Department Report indicates Increase in Consumer Demand for Automobiles Retail sales data came in better-than-expected today due to increased consumer demand for automobiles and new economics data continues to surprise on the upside.  Retail sales numbers show some strength in the return of the consumer and the combination between a slowly rising employment level,[…]

Commerce Dept:Retail Sales and Inventories Rise

The Commerce Department released data today on retail sales showing an increase for the month of August.  Retail sales rose .4 percent from the prior month and posted the largest gain in five months. The increase in retail sales was not significant compared to prior years but shows some evidence that consumer demand strengthened slightly[…]