Tag: Consumer

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How You Could Be Making the Most of the Recent Sell-off

If you had never looked at a chart of any of the major stock market indices before and...

How You Can Profit from Brazil’s Consumer-Sector Growth

Brazil has the highest gross domestic product (GDP) in South America, whether measured nominally or by purchasing power...

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How Components of China’s Economy Compare to the Whole

We featured FXI, a general Chinese exchange-traded fund (ETF), a little more than a month ago, and that...

These are the Three Best Investing Trends for the Second Half of 2014

This week I want to share the PowerTrends that I think are best positioned to outperform in the...


What Recent Retail Results Say about the Health of the Overall Economy

What raised my eyebrows recently was the weaker-than-expected April retail sales figure.

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Stocks Fall ahead of Monthly Jobs Report

In advance of tomorrow's release of the government's monthly jobs report, stocks fell today, led by consumer and...

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S&P 500 Rises to Another Record High

Optimism-fueled increases in consumer and technology stocks led the S&P 500 to yet another new record high today.


Consumer Data Lifts Stocks

Following two days of decline, stocks rebounded today on the back of the best increase in household purchases...

How Rising Beef Prices will Impact the Economy and You

In early January, I shared with you my concern about rising beef prices. Well, during the last several...

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Weak Housing, Confidence Data Prevent Stocks from Reaching New Closing High

Slow home price growth and a consumer confidence drop lowered stocks today, preventing the S&P 500 from achieving...