Daily Gains Letter » consumer confidence https://www.dailygainsletter.com Mon, 11 May 2015 09:31:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.12 My Favorite Pick in the Retail Sector Is Not What You’d Think https://www.dailygainsletter.com/stock-market/my-favorite-pick-in-the-retail-sector-is-not-what-youd-think/2982/ https://www.dailygainsletter.com/stock-market/my-favorite-pick-in-the-retail-sector-is-not-what-youd-think/2982/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:19:41 +0000 <![CDATA[George Leong]]> <![CDATA[Stock Market]]> <![CDATA[consumer confidence]]> <![CDATA[GDP]]> <![CDATA[housing market]]> <![CDATA[interest rates]]> <![CDATA[jobs creation]]> <![CDATA[luxury brand stocks]]> <![CDATA[retail sector]]> <![CDATA[wealth creation]]> https://www.dailygainsletter.com/?p=2982 <![CDATA[

Variables Aligning for Retail to Outperform 2013The retail sector can return some amazing gains as we have witnessed since the recession ended—but it can also provide periods of anxiety.

How the retail sector performs is dependent on many variables, including the economy, jobs, housing, consumer confidence, ... Read More

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Three Silver Plays That Can Weather a Short-Term Downturn https://www.dailygainsletter.com/precious-metals/three-silver-plays-that-can-weather-a-short-term-downturn/2910/ https://www.dailygainsletter.com/precious-metals/three-silver-plays-that-can-weather-a-short-term-downturn/2910/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 06:12:05 +0000 <![CDATA[John Whitefoot]]> <![CDATA[Precious Metals]]> <![CDATA[consumer confidence]]> <![CDATA[ETF]]> <![CDATA[Federal Reserve]]> <![CDATA[global economy]]> <![CDATA[gold prices]]> <![CDATA[inflation]]> <![CDATA[interest rates]]> <![CDATA[monetary policy]]> <![CDATA[portfolio]]> <![CDATA[precious metals]]> <![CDATA[quantitative easing]]> <![CDATA[silver]]> <![CDATA[silver prices]]> <![CDATA[U.S. economy]]> https://www.dailygainsletter.com/?p=2910 <![CDATA[

Three Silver PlaysTechnically, the Federal Reserve’s job is to oversee the monetary policy (short-term interest rates) of the world’s biggest economy. Obviously, it does, but it’s also important to remember that its opinion and carefully chosen words also have a major impact ... Read More

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Why Consumers Have Been Increasing Spending in This Sector Since 1994 https://www.dailygainsletter.com/investment-strategy/why-consumers-have-been-increasing-spending-in-this-sector-since-1994/2874/ https://www.dailygainsletter.com/investment-strategy/why-consumers-have-been-increasing-spending-in-this-sector-since-1994/2874/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 06:18:11 +0000 <![CDATA[John Whitefoot]]> <![CDATA[Investment Strategy]]> <![CDATA[auto sales]]> <![CDATA[consumer confidence]]> <![CDATA[earnings growth]]> <![CDATA[economic meltdown]]> <![CDATA[pet industry]]> <![CDATA[retail sales]]> <![CDATA[S&P 500]]> <![CDATA[U.S. economy]]> https://www.dailygainsletter.com/?p=2874 <![CDATA[

pet industryThe U.S. economy is weak. Everyone knows it. We just don’t know where to lay the blame. Businesses on the S&P 500 have been using the weather as an economic scapegoat. And not a small number, either.

Between January 1 ... Read More

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How to Profit from the Two Things Consumers Can’t Do Without https://www.dailygainsletter.com/stock-market/how-to-profit-from-the-two-things-consumers-cant-do-without/2838/ https://www.dailygainsletter.com/stock-market/how-to-profit-from-the-two-things-consumers-cant-do-without/2838/#comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 06:04:58 +0000 <![CDATA[John Whitefoot]]> <![CDATA[Stock Market]]> <![CDATA[consumer confidence]]> <![CDATA[consumer sentiment]]> <![CDATA[consumer spending]]> <![CDATA[economic growth]]> <![CDATA[economic indicator]]> <![CDATA[ETFs]]> <![CDATA[jobs market]]> <![CDATA[retail sales]]> <![CDATA[U.S. economy]]> <![CDATA[underemployment rate]]> <![CDATA[unemployment rate]]> https://www.dailygainsletter.com/?p=2838 <![CDATA[

Weak Consumer SpendingAnother month of cold weather is being blamed for the most recent weak consumer confidence numbers. Consumer confidence levels for the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary index fell from 81.6 in February to 79.9 in March—the lowest level in four ... Read More

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Three Airline Stocks I Think Are Ready to Rebound https://www.dailygainsletter.com/stock-market/three-airline-stocks-i-think-are-ready-to-rebound/2834/ https://www.dailygainsletter.com/stock-market/three-airline-stocks-i-think-are-ready-to-rebound/2834/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:29:58 +0000 <![CDATA[John Whitefoot]]> <![CDATA[Stock Market]]> <![CDATA[airline sector]]> <![CDATA[consumer confidence]]> <![CDATA[consumer sentiment]]> <![CDATA[economic conditions]]> <![CDATA[Oil]]> <![CDATA[oil prices]]> <![CDATA[stock market]]> <![CDATA[U.S. economy]]> https://www.dailygainsletter.com/?p=2834 <![CDATA[

Three Airline StocksThanks to a number of different factors, airline sector stocks have been on a tear. And thanks to an inverse relationship with the price of oil, strengthening consumer sentiment, the expected increase in business travel, and the (eventual) ... Read More

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Three Stocks for Celebrating the Bull Market’s Fifth Anniversary https://www.dailygainsletter.com/economy/three-stocks-for-celebrating-the-bull-markets-fifth-anniversary/2809/ https://www.dailygainsletter.com/economy/three-stocks-for-celebrating-the-bull-markets-fifth-anniversary/2809/#comments Wed, 12 Mar 2014 06:08:44 +0000 <![CDATA[John Whitefoot]]> <![CDATA[Economy]]> <![CDATA[consumer confidence]]> <![CDATA[consumer debt]]> <![CDATA[dividend]]> <![CDATA[earnings]]> <![CDATA[easy money]]> <![CDATA[Federal Reserve]]> <![CDATA[financial engineering]]> <![CDATA[housing market]]> <![CDATA[infrastructure]]> <![CDATA[interest rates]]> <![CDATA[jobs creation]]> <![CDATA[quantitative easing]]> <![CDATA[recession]]> <![CDATA[revenue growth]]> <![CDATA[S&P 500]]> <![CDATA[share buybacks]]> <![CDATA[U.S. economy]]> https://www.dailygainsletter.com/?p=2809 <![CDATA[

Bull Market’s Fifth AnniversaryNormally, an anniversary is worth celebrating. But with the S&P 500 having recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of its bull market run, there are many economic reasons to question its longevity. Considering the economic data of the last five years, ... Read More

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Two Precious Metal Plays for Waning Consumer Confidence https://www.dailygainsletter.com/precious-metals/two-precious-metal-plays-for-waning-consumer-confidence/2704/ https://www.dailygainsletter.com/precious-metals/two-precious-metal-plays-for-waning-consumer-confidence/2704/#comments Thu, 27 Feb 2014 06:15:44 +0000 <![CDATA[John Whitefoot]]> <![CDATA[Precious Metals]]> <![CDATA[bull market]]> <![CDATA[consumer confidence]]> <![CDATA[earnings]]> <![CDATA[economic conditions]]> <![CDATA[economic growth]]> <![CDATA[ETF]]> <![CDATA[gold]]> <![CDATA[jobs growth]]> <![CDATA[jobs market]]> <![CDATA[S&P 500]]> https://www.dailygainsletter.com/?p=2704 <![CDATA[

Two Precious Metals PlaysAgainst a backdrop of record-highs for stocks, consumer confidence is waning—seeing its greatest drop in four months. The S&P 500 touched record intra-day territory earlier in the week, suggesting the bull market remains intact and the well-earned and (far too) ... Read More

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Limit Losses, Boost Gains with These Staple ETFs https://www.dailygainsletter.com/economy/limit-losses-boost-gains-with-these-staple-etfs/2702/ https://www.dailygainsletter.com/economy/limit-losses-boost-gains-with-these-staple-etfs/2702/#comments Thu, 27 Feb 2014 06:12:58 +0000 <![CDATA[Moe Zulfiqar]]> <![CDATA[Economy]]> <![CDATA[consumer confidence]]> <![CDATA[consumer sentiment]]> <![CDATA[consumer spending]]> <![CDATA[ETFs]]> <![CDATA[U.S. economy]]> https://www.dailygainsletter.com/?p=2702 <![CDATA[

Consumer Confidence DeterioratesConsumer spending is highly correlated with consumer sentiment. It makes sense that when consumers believe their jobs are in trouble or they won’t have enough money going forward, they pull back on their spending and only buy what they need... Read More

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Where Investors Can Find Stability in These Economically Unstable Times https://www.dailygainsletter.com/economy/a-stable-etf-for-economically-unstable-times/2578/ https://www.dailygainsletter.com/economy/a-stable-etf-for-economically-unstable-times/2578/#comments Tue, 11 Feb 2014 06:03:55 +0000 <![CDATA[John Whitefoot]]> <![CDATA[Economy]]> <![CDATA[auto sales​]]> <![CDATA[consumer confidence]]> <![CDATA[currency crisis]]> <![CDATA[economic news]]> <![CDATA[economic recovery]]> <![CDATA[investment strategy]]> <![CDATA[portfolio]]> <![CDATA[retirement]]> <![CDATA[S&P 500]]> <![CDATA[U.S. economy]]> <![CDATA[underemployment rate]]> <![CDATA[unemployment rate]]> https://www.dailygainsletter.com/?p=2578 <![CDATA[

Stable Investment for Economically Unstable TimesWhile most astute investors would point to a weak U.S. economy as the reason for the recent lackluster U.S. employment data, economists, in their infinite wisdom, point to Mother Nature. She seems to shoulder a lot of the economic blame ... Read More

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Why January Auto Sales Point to Bleak Future for U.S. Economy https://www.dailygainsletter.com/economy/why-january-auto-sales-point-to-bleak-future-for-u-s-economy/2537/ https://www.dailygainsletter.com/economy/why-january-auto-sales-point-to-bleak-future-for-u-s-economy/2537/#comments Wed, 05 Feb 2014 06:07:17 +0000 <![CDATA[John Whitefoot]]> <![CDATA[Economy]]> <![CDATA[auto sales]]> <![CDATA[consumer confidence]]> <![CDATA[consumer sentiment]]> <![CDATA[consumer spending]]> <![CDATA[Dow Jones Industrial Average]]> <![CDATA[earnings]]> <![CDATA[earnings growth]]> <![CDATA[ETF]]> <![CDATA[GDP]]> <![CDATA[key stock indices]]> <![CDATA[NASDAQ]]> <![CDATA[NYSE]]> <![CDATA[S&P 500]]> <![CDATA[stock market]]> <![CDATA[U.S. economy]]> https://www.dailygainsletter.com/?p=2537 <![CDATA[

U.S. EconomyDespite assurances from analysts, economists, and central bankers, the U.S. economy isn’t faring so well—and the markets are finally beginning to see what we’ve been warning about in these pages all last year.

For sustainable growth, the U.S. economy needs ... Read More

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