U.S. retail sales and consumer traffic are already suffering major blows. And it’s not because consumers are cutting back ahead of student loan repayments.
Redbook Retail Sales slowed by 90bps, and the industry’s five-week traffic trends also decelerated. Struggling subcategories include home improvement, consumer electronics stores and beauty, “an impenetrable category that had been strong for three years straight.”
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“These [stocks], including Retail (XRT) itself, are just dead,” adds Hedgeye CEO Keith McCullough. “You can make a lot more money if you stick with something using the Risk Ranges™ (also FREE this week), fading market moves and all the emotion embedded therein if you just stay with the full investing cycle.”
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