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New Zealand consumers are not helping out NZD/USD as it trades at 3-month lows

With rebuilding, more spending, and higher inflation expected, it may be difficult to keep Retail Sales down

February 27, 2023 08:18 PM

Walmart stock climbs despite cautious outlook as Home Depot falls

Walmart and Home Depot are both worried that consumer spending will moderate this year.


US retail sales recap: Recession, Reschmession

The previously omnipresent calls for a 2023 recession in the US are looking more and more wrong by the day.


Dollar strengthens ahead of US retail sales

Investors are pricing in a higher terminal interest rate in the US

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Australia’s retail snails weigh on December's trade figures (again)

Australia’s retail sales were down a lot more than expected in December, suggesting much of the hype had died over the Black Friday Sales and Cyber Sales Monday in November.

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January 31, 2023 02:03 AM

Softer US data sends US Dollar lower

If the data continues to come out weak for the US, it could mean a move dovish Fed than expected.

January 18, 2023 04:18 PM
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Index in Focus: China A50

If China continues to re-open its economy, slowly but surely, then the China A50 may continue to move higher as the economy begins to expand once again.

Will Black Friday and Cyber Monday help retail stocks?

Can Black Friday and Cyber Monday provide a boost for retailers amid signs that consumer spending is waning?

US Retail Sales increase, however, Target guides lower ahead of the holiday season

US Retail Sales for October were much better than expected and Walmart suggests in its guidance that strong data could continue through the holiday season. However, Target missed on earnings and downgraded its forecasts into Q4.

November 16, 2022 04:56 PM
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EUR/USD rebounds ahead of US retail sales

EUR/USD tests 200-day MA ahead of data release

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November 16, 2022 12:13 PM
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China data disappoints; USD/CNH halts 3-Day slide

Will USD/CNH hold and move higher? It may depend on how much the Chinese government is willing to further support the economy.

November 15, 2022 09:23 PM
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US data dump shows mixed results; US Dollar treading water

With mixed data from US Retail Sales, the Philly Fed Manufacturing Index, and the NY State Empire Manufacturing Index, the US Dollar has been quiet.

September 15, 2022 04:47 PM

US retail sales preview: Will falling gas prices help or hurt retail sales?

The most salient change for US consumers in August was a steep, double-digit decline in gasoline prices...

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September 14, 2022 04:26 PM
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Better than expected Retail Sales can’t save the Pound

The July UK sales data was much better than expected. However, with the worse inflation data and employment data this week, combined with a strong US Dollar, couldn’t hold up GBP/USD and the pair may be headed for its lowest level since July 14th!

August 19, 2022 03:40 PM

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Retail Sales data mixed ; USD/JPY continues higher

The July headline Retail Sales print was slightly weaker; however, the core print was stronger. Due to the mixed data, USD/JPY continued its overnight path higher as price broke out of a descending wedge.

August 17, 2022 04:18 PM

European Open: UK CPI up next, USD/JPY holds 134 ahead of retail sales

With peak inflation remaining a key theme for traders, attention now turns to UK CPI data at 07:00 BST.


Index in focus: All eyes on 34K for Dow traders

Why this week’s price action could set the trading bias for US indices heading into September and beyond...

Does the strong Retail Sales data check the box for higher rates?

“Never bet against the American consumer” is a phrase that has been thrown around the street, and June’s data shows why.

July 15, 2022 04:20 PM

US Retail Sales: Is inflation affecting the US consumer?

The main culprit for the lower print was a decrease in new car and trucks.

June 15, 2022 04:09 PM
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US Retail sales beats (for now), Nasdaq looks set to mean revert

We suspect the Nasdaq can break its 6-week bearish decline, and better than expected retail sales may have provided an early catalyst.