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Quick Look: Retail ETFs Face Tough Test

Written by David Fabian, July 13th, 2017

I’ve been fascinated watching the sentiment and price trends in publicly traded retail stocks over the last six months.  Unless you have been living under a rock, you are probably aware that Amazon.com (AMZN) has been minted as the frontrunner to take over just about every conceivable retail segment in the next decade.  Their share price shows it too after crossing the $1,000 barrier and showing no signs of immediate distress. Read more

3 ETF Charts Showing Red Flags

Written by David Fabian, March 22nd, 2017

I’m normally an optimistic, “glass-half-full” kind of guy.  I roll my eyes every time I see a headline decrying the next market crash or cataclysmic event that will cripple the global economy.  I’m quick to discern speculation from truths and prefer taking the opposite side of most mainstream assumptions.

It’s not that I see everything through rose colored glasses, but rather that I have found an unruffled approach to be a strong foundation for better decision making.  Navigating the markets with a calm and calculated strategy produces far superior returns than simply worrying about what dangers might lurk around every corner.  Read more

Evaluating Counter-Trend Opportunities In Retail ETFs

Written by David Fabian, February 15th, 2017

Retail stocks have become a highly-publicized area of the market in recent years as the continued struggle for brick and mortar relevance battle the efficiency of online sales.  The trend has been exacerbated with the steady expansion of retail juggernaut Amazon Inc (AMZN) into more and more households.  The strength of Amazon has unavoidably weighed on the share prices of more traditional retailers that find themselves strung with slowing sales and inescapable costs.

There is no doubt that consumerism is alive and well in the heart of the American economy.  Which is why it’s worth considering if the pendulum of momentum will eventually swing back in the direction of numerous stalwart retail competitors.

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Retail ETFs Need Black Friday Boost

Written by David Fabian, November 17th, 2015

With “Black Friday” quickly approaching, many investors are going to be turning their heads towards the all-important fourth quarter retail sales statistics. This time of the year is critical for both online retailers and traditional brick-and-mortar stores to prove that consumer demand is achieving its fully potential.

In addition, it provides the opportunity for a massive sales boost that typically increases the profitability of both big and small shops. This year may see the spotlight shine even brighter as retail stocks enter this all important time frame under a halo of uncertainty.

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