This Chart Shows Retail Investors Going All-In Like Never Before

You piled into stocks in November, didn’t you? 


Bubble Trouble.


Target Shares Dive To Lows As Blog Post Tips Price Cuts On ‘Thousands Of Items’


Wells Fargo: Amazon Wardrobe Is “Another Nail In The Coffin” For Department Stores

“Simply put, it’s a negative.”

Before The Fed: China?! “An Illegal Siege” On Qatar! Crude Carnage. Oh, My.

Yeah, so this afternoon the Fed will almost surely hike and folks will be looking for answers to a whole lot of questions. The full preview is available here, but one thing you should note is that traders will be watching CPI and retail sales first and indeed, those prints may end up dictating the…

Full Week Ahead Preview: Fed In Focus

Hopefully, the weekend gave you a chance to catch your breath after “Super Thursday.”

Chart Of The Day: Retail Jobs “Gap” Now Widest Since Crisis

The “retail apocalypse” story has become so ubiquitous at this point that I’m reasonably sure “Joe the plumber” would short CMBX 6 BBB- if he could. And although there are plenty of folks out there who will tell you that reports of brick and mortar’s imminent demise may be exaggerated, I’m willing to bet that…

Goldman Has A Simple Message For You About Retail And Metals

If there’s two places you haven’t wanted to be of late it’s retail and metals.

“10 Charts That Tell It All” For Retail

The only annoying words we’ve included are those necessary to explain the pretty pictures. You’re welcome.

Goldman Asks: “Is This The Next Shoe To Drop”?

“Additionally, the number of CCC-rated retail and apparel issuers has tripled over the past six years, with the share of CCC issuers in the Retail sector rising to the highest level since the recession at nearly 14%”…

Is This The Point Of No Return For Retail? One Bank Answers

A model for whether enough potential weakness is already priced into valuations suggests that there is likely downside even in a stable market environment and room for significant underperformance in a recession.”

“Amazingly,” This Trade Is Probably Going To Work However You Put It On

“Amazingly, that 110 bps increase in the percent of sales was the biggest acceleration in non-store retailing since we have data going back to 1993, and was as big as the prior two years combined.”

The Retail “Big Short” Goes Mainstream As WSJ Touts The CMBX 6 Trade

Well, it’s official. The CMBX 6 trade has gone mainstream. And predictably, just in time for it to be all played out. Or at least it certainly seems that way. You’ll recall that we’ve been talking about this for months. You can read our most recent posts on this here: Here’s How To Play The…

Monday Humor: Connect The Dots


Here’s Another Trade Idea For The Coming Retail Apocalypse

You might not realize it, but there’s a kind of ongoing debate about the best way to play the brick and mortar retail apocalypse. This is one of those running narratives that you should be aware of and stay up on irrespective of whether you plan to trade it. In that regard, it’s kind of…