Holiday Shopping Preview

holiday-shoppingWe see several reasons to expect consumers to potentially open up their wallets this holiday season, including…

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Does Black Friday Still Matter?

Happy ThanksgivingThe day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday, seems to receive more media hype each year, as it is the unofficial kick off of the holiday season. Markets also pay attention, as Black Friday has historically been an early indicator of consumer demand during the important holiday shopping season. But Black Friday sales estimates have fallen for the past two years, leading to the question, is…

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Will Shoppers Bring Holiday Cheer for Markets?

ShoppingWe think the holiday shopping season may bring some holiday cheer for the markets this year. The U.S. consumer is in good shape, the season got off to a strong start, and …

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