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It’s Monday Again: Holiday sales up 2% on Thanksgiving, your Grocery order delivered by air, Mortgages under 5%

The ISM data if you will has good news for the markets but markets opened after thanksgiving at 16060 levels not knowing where to turn despite initial reports pushing up … Continue reading

December 2, 2013

It’s Monday Again: US Equities continue the celebration from Friday ( The Week Ahead: 11 Nov, 2013 – 15 Nov, 2013, US Economy & MArkets ) SBUX:US JPM:US BAC:US

in After a great show of fireworks on Friday, US markets continued unfazed on Monday, which we used to grb more shuteye despite parading our report carrying Monday in the … Continue reading

November 12, 2013

Life takes Visa, esp within the United States | Earnings Insight

While Mastercard enjoyed $3.1 tln in transactions in 2011 and $1.1 tln was spent on its debit cards, Visa grew 20% over 2010 to grow to $6tln in 2011, its … Continue reading

February 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

London, London! Tesco's loss, Turkey's gain

– A proud Sainsbury survives discount Holiday season, UK feels perky – TESCO loses the plot – Delhaize shuts down 113 Lion stores, 5000 jobs Sainsbury outgrew UK retail leader … Continue reading

January 12, 2012

US Economy: US refuses to spend itself out of the recovery

Leading indicators are again up 0.6% thought the Chicago index fell to 0.37& (negative score) The earlier months 0.29 (negative) was however revised back to a -0.11. and November scored … Continue reading

December 22, 2011 · 3 Comments

The Retail Lifestyle Champions: Black Friday gladdens retail shoppers

It’s still the weekedn and most stores that opened near midnight yesterday may continue offers at least today if they were not rid of all the stock put on the … Continue reading

November 26, 2011 · 1 Comment