Below is a brief excerpt and chart from today's Early Look written by Hedgeye Macro analyst Christian Drake.

  • Redbook SS Sales → Redbook Same Store (retail) sales slowed to +0.40% Y/Y, marking a 4th consecutive week of deceleration and the lowest RoC print of the cycle.  In the context of cycle/multi-decade high growth in revolving credit and the fact that this series is reported nominally and the retail fubar’ness comes into even starker reality.

CHART OF THE DAY: No Bueno --> Redbook Retail Sales - CoD Redbook Retail Sales