I’ve been bearish on retail for months, as you know, particularly by focusing on XRT. Today we’re finally starting to see that the gluttonous American consumer is finally running out of steam, as witnessed by the plunge of Macy’s………(more…)
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As the SlopeCharts of credit card debt clearly shows, the gluttonous appetite for mass-produced garbage is almost limitless in America. Any chastening from the financial crisis is a distant memory at this point.(more…)
I think I’ve made my point with these two: retail is, shall we say, having a downturn, not like that which accompanied the financial crisis. I’d say that’s telling.(more…)
Good morning, everyone. Nice to have you back.
I noticed with interest this morning that the top three decliners in pre-hours trading were all retailers (women’s retailers, if I’m not mistaken):(more…)
One by one, retailers are blowing up. Don’t believe Kudlow or Mnuchin. They’re liars. The economy is heading into a cataclysmic recession.(more…)
I don’t think there’s been any stock in Slope’s history that’s received more abuse than Pier One, and with good reason. For the past couple of years, I have been contending it’s going to ape is collapse from the financial crisis. Well, this morning’s 25% drop helps.(more…)
Below are a couple of opt-mentioned retail stocks that seem headed for a price closer to zero: Pier One and Chico’s.(more…)