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  1. A Much-Needed Gift For Retailers

    April 16, 2014
    The consumer is back. With March retail sales hitting multiyear highs, spending is back in style.
  2. Consumer ETFs Could Be Hit Hard by Fiscal Cliff Deal - ETF News ...

    January 7, 2013
    Investors breathed a sigh of relief last week as Congress finally came together - sort of - in order to 'solve' the fiscal ...
  3. ETF Picks For 3 Of The World's Most Innovative Companies

    November 7, 2012
    When it comes to the world of exchange-traded products, there are virtually no limits as to how investors can choose to play ...
  4. The Consumer Comeback

    February 7, 2012
    With consumer spending such a major part of U.S. economic growth, now could be the time to add some consumer names to a portfolio.
  5. Retail Will Benefit From Healed Balance Sheets

    July 18, 2011
    With total household debt dropping and some spending pressures beginning to ease, many analysts are predicting a revived ...
  6. 3 Consumer ETFs To Consider

    May 26, 2011
    We look at staples, discretionary and emerging consumer ETFs in the U.S. and abroad.
  7. A Green Friday For Retailers

    November 29, 2010
    With Black Friday sales figures beginning to come in and analysts predicting a jolly Christmas shopping season, investors ...
  8. Playing The Recovery With Consumer Discretionary

    October 29, 2009
    If the economy is coming back these ETFs will do well.
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    By most fundamental measures, oil prices should be declining. Russ explains why they’re on ...
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    Behavioral finance researchers have discovered that our personal experiences disproportionately ...
  3. Thoughts From The Frontline: Every Central Bank For Itself

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  6. What $200,000 Will Buy In The Atlanta Real Estate Market

    Atlanta housing prices are up from last year, but they're still lower than the national median. ...
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