Retail: The Best of Times or Worst of Times? (Chart of The Day 14)

The BEST Christmas in 6 Years or The WORST December in 10? Last week, the Census Bureau released Retail Sales data for the month of December.  The headline number was a stunning FALL of 1.2%. (The Chart on the Left is Seasonally adjusted month over month retail sales.) Following this news, investment banks  tripped over […]

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Chart of the Day (3): Is Walmart Signaling Retail Slump?

Walmart IS Retail.  What is Their CHART saying? Walmart (WMT) is the nation’s largest and dominant retailer in terms of annual revenues with about $500 Billion. Costco (COST), number 2, has roughly 30% of WMT’s sales.  (https://www.investopedia.com/articles/markets/122415/worlds-top-10-retailers-wmt-cost.asp) Walmart’s chart screams TROUBLE even more than one of the famous “Black Friday Brawls”. Walmart has traced out […]

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