Consumer Spending

Consumer Spending Lifts Retailers

Walmart, Nordstrom and other chains benefit as shoppers show more confidence<p>Retailers, from Walmart Inc. to Nordstrom Inc., are reporting strong quarterly sales, evidence that the robust U.S. economy is spurring people to shop and that some chains have found ways to compete in an increasingly …

Home Depot

How exposed are consumers to a rising rate environment?

Brian Milligan of the Ave Maria Growth Fund discusses retail and consumer spending trends, and specific attractive names in the sector.

Trends

Fannie Mae takes rosier view of U.S. economic growth thanks to business spending

Fannie Mae (OTCQB:FNMA) now sees U.S. economic growth at 3.0% this year, up from its prior view of 2.8% on the premise that inventory restocking will …

Real Estate

Robust retail sales in July indicate consumers spent at decent rate at start of Q3 - EY ITEM Club

• <b>Retail sales were robust in July indicating that consumer spending got off to a solid start in the third quarter. This supports hopes that third</b> …

Economics

Cramer: These companies’ earnings show that millennials are spending money on handbags, not houses

Jim Cramer gives his take on shifting consumer spending habits.

Jim Cramer

Solid Consumer Spending May Keep Third-Quarter Growth Steady

<b>INDICATOR:</b> <b>July Retail Sales, Industrial Production, Second Quarter Productivity and August Home Builders Index</b><p><b>KEY DATA:</b> Sales: +0.5%; Excluding …

Economy

What a Buyer of Yum Brands' China Spinoff Is Coming Up Against

Chinese consumer spending is softening. Retail sales in July posted annualized growth of 8.8 percent that missed analysts’ estimates and stood close …

Same-Store Sales

U.S. Retail Sales Rise by 0.5% in July

© Reuters. U.S. retail sales rise 0.5% in July<p>Investing.com - Retail sales in the U.S. rose more than expected in July, underling optimism over the …

Economic Data

Cars and clothing lead surprisingly large rise in US retail sales

Washington — US retail sales rose more than expected in July as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and clothing, suggesting the economy …

Business (South Africa)

Consumers are spending money like crazy

Consumer spending is soaring — so much so that a major trade group revised its annual forecast upwards.<p>Thanks to the tax cuts, a tight jobs market …

Labor Economics

Dutch economic growth reaches 2.9% in Q2, consumer spending up 2%

Many exports leave the Netherlands via Rotterdam port. Photo: Depositphotos.com<p>The Dutch economy grew 0.7% in the second quarter of 2018 compared …

Netherlands

Strong U.S. Consumer Spending Seen Boosting Q2 Retail Results

<i>By Jharonne Martis</i><p>In the U.S. retail landscape, the strength seen in consumer spending continued into the second quarter of 2018. In fact, analysts …

Markets

PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - Aug 13

Aug 13 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their …

House of Fraser

Consumer spending wilts in the summer heat | Financial Times

Warm weather and England’s successful stint in the World Cup failed to sustain a rise in consumer spending growth into July, according to figures …

Economics

UK consumer spending dips in July, modest pay rises ahead

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Customers shop in a Sainsbury's store in Redhill<p>LONDON (Reuters) - British consumer spending dipped last month and few …

Economics

Millennials, baby boomers to help U.S. achieve greatest economic expansion in history: Yardeni

Yardeni Research’s Edward Yardeni sees consumer spending trends lifting the market.

Demographics

India Inc expects good consumer spending this festive season, pegs ad spend at Rs 25,000 crore: Report

While Indians saw two subdued festive season due to demonetisation in 2016 followed by the roll out of goods and services tax (GST) in 2017, this …

India

World cup and heatwave boost British consumer spending

Hot weather and the football world cup delivered a third month of strong growth in consumer spending in July, according to data published today which …

Business (UK)

Heatwave highlights weakness of UK consumer spending | Financial Times

The hot weather kept British consumers out of the shops during July, despite prompting sales of food and drink for barbecues and World Cup …

Heat Waves

Japan second-quarter GDP growth seen recovering on consumer spending, capex: Reuters poll

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's economy likely rose in the second quarter, swinging from contraction in the previous three months, a Reuters poll showed, led by consumer spending, capital expenditure and solid overseas demand.<p>But risks remain as U.S. president Donald Trump's protectionist trade policies …

Economy

8 Bargain Stocks With Big Upside Potential

Investors looking for undervalued stocks in an expensive market should consider equities that are likely to be lifted by big themes that include a …

Investing

One Bright Spot For Facebook Investors

In the "conference call heard round the world", Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) investors got two very big pieces of bad news. The company announced revenue …

Business

U.S. consumer spending increases; wage growth slows in second quarter

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Shoppers ride escalators at the Beverly Center mall in Los Angeles<p>By Lucia Mutikani<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer …

Economics

Consumer spending up solid 0.4 percent in June

WASHINGTON — Consumer spending rose by a solid 0.4 percent in June, while a key gauge of inflation increased at an annual pace of 2.2 percent for a …

Economics

U.S. Consumer Spending Stayed Solid in June

U.S. consumer spending posted a fourth-straight solid advance in June, fueled by steady income growth and underscoring strength in the biggest part …

Economics

U.S. consumer spending increases; wage growth slows

U.S. consumer spending increased solidly in June as households spent more at restaurants and on accommodation, building a strong base for the economy heading into the third quarter, while inflation rose moderately.<p>Other data on Tuesday showed employers boosting benefits for workers in the second …

Economy

U.S. consumer spending rises; wage growth slows in second-quarter

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Shoppers ride escalators at the Beverly Center mall in Los Angeles<p>By Lucia Mutikani<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer …

Economy

U.S. Consumer Spending Advances 0.4% as Incomes Grow – Bloomberg

U.S. Consumer Spending Advances 0.4% as Incomes Grow<p>U.S. Consumer Spending Advances 0.4% as Incomes Grow<p>U.S. Consumer Spending Advances 0.4% as …

North America

U.S. Consumer Spending Rises 0.4% in June

© Reuters. Personal spending rose 0.4% in June, in line with forecasts<p>Investing.com - U.S. consumer spending slowed in June, according to a report …

Economic Data

US consumer spending increases; wage growth slows in Q2

WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer spending increased solidly in June as households spent more at restaurants and on accommodation, building a strong base …

Economy