Bryan Leighton's Blog Posts Tagged 'RTH' (16)

Retail Stocks Signal Early Strength

This morning, the leading retail stocks are showing early strength. The popular Market Vectors Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:RTH) is trading higher by 0.11 cents to $41.23 a share. This leading ETF has been under selling pressure since May 1, 2012 when it traded as high as $42.69 a share. Short term traders should watch for intra-day resistance around the $41.50, and $41.80 levels.



Some of the leading retail stocks that are climbing higher today include The TJX…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on May 15, 2012 at 10:41am — No Comments

Retail Stocks Nose Dive Lower

Until about four trading days ago the important retail sector was leading the industry group in the stock market.. This morning, the retail sector is leading the major stock market indexes lower. The important Market Vectors Retail HOLDRS ETF (NYSEARCA:RTH) is trading lower by 0.38 cents to $41.34. This ETF will have intra-day support around the $40.85 area.



Most leading retail stocks are dropping sharply today after Fossil, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOSL) reported earnings…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on May 8, 2012 at 10:37am — No Comments

Home Depot & Lowes Finally Pause

The two leading home improvement retail stocks are finally retreating today. The Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) and Lowe's Companies Inc (NYSE:LOW) are trading slightly lower on the session after making new 52 week highs yesterday. Both of these stocks remain above the daily chart 50, and 200 moving averages which indicate a strong technical chart position. This small pullback should not be viewed as anything serious at this time.



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Added by Bryan Leighton on April 17, 2012 at 10:45am — No Comments

Retail Stocks Slip With Indexes

This morning, many of the leading retail stocks are declining lower to start the session. The important Merrill Lynch Retail HOLDRS ETF (NYSEARCA:RTH) is declining lower by 0.20 cents to $41.28 a share. This ETF will have intra-day support around the $41.25, and $40.93 levels. The daily chart for the RTH is still trading above the 50 moving average and this tells us that the ETF still has some strength.



Some leading retail stocks that are coming under selling…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on April 13, 2012 at 10:44am — No Comments

Wal-Mart Is The Only Leading Retailer That Is Down Today

This afternoon, all of the leading retail stocks are trading higher on the session. The Merrill Lynch Retail HOLDRS ETF (NYSEARCA:RTH) is trading higher by 0.47 cents to $41.07 a share. This signals that most retail stocks are trading higher today. Other leading retail stocks such as Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG), and The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) also have solid moves in positive territory. On the surface everything looks fine and dandy in the retail…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on April 11, 2012 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Retail Stocks Feel The Heat

The leading retail sector has been surprisingly strong despite the high price of gasoline in the United States. The Market Vectors Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:RTH) is finally declining this morning. The important and highly followed RTH is trading lower by 0.34 cents to $41.74 a share. Short term traders should watch for intra-day support around the $41.40, and $40.75 levels. The daily chart of the RTH remains in an uptrend as price is still trading above the 50, and 200 moving…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on March 29, 2012 at 11:03am — No Comments

Retail Stocks Finally Pause

The retail sector has been extremely strong since late December 2011. The Market Vectors Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:RTH) has surged higher by more than $4.00 since that time. This morning, the RTH is declining lower by just 0.08 cents to $41.23 a share. Short term traders should watch for intra-day support around the $41.00, and $40.50 levels. The uptrend on the daily chart remains intact for the RTH at this time.



Some leading retail stocks that are trading lower…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on March 15, 2012 at 10:58am — No Comments

Retail Strong But At Warning Level

Regardless of the market weakness today, retail is doing well. The Merrill Lynch Retail HOLDRS ETF (NYSEARCA:RTH) is trading at $40.00, +0.04 (+0.10%). This is one of the most extended sectors in the market but still showing strength.



Stocks like Dillard's, Inc. (NYSE:DDS) and Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M)  are higher today and still trading at or near 52 week highs. Retail has done well as economic news from the United States has been very strong. Anticipation of strong retail spending has…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on March 5, 2012 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Retail Stocks Hold Steady So Far

This morning, the retail sector is showing some strength. The popular Market Vectors Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:RTH) is trading higher by 0.06 cents to $39.50 a share. Traders can watch for intra-day resistance around the $39.58, and $39.70 levels. The daily chart remains strong and in an uptrend at this time. When the retail stocks hold up and trade higher this is a sign of consumer spending. It is important to note that consumer spending accounts for roughly 70.0 percent of the gross…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on February 16, 2012 at 10:44am — No Comments

Profit From The Retail Sales Numbers

Retail sales for November came in at 0.2%. This number was a disappointment to the market but ultimately had little impact on stocks outside the retail sector. The S&P 500 is trading up 5 points on the day, just shy of a half-percent gain. All eyes continue to be on Europe and at 2:15pm ET today, the Federal Reserve will release their policy statement on interest rates.



Retail sales hit key players hard today. The Retail HOLDRs (ETF) (NYSEARCA:RTH) is trading at $111.12, -1.09…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on December 13, 2011 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Retail Stocks Hang Tough Despite Market Decline

This afternoon, the major stock market indexes are all declining sharply lower. Many of the leading stock sectors are all under selling pressure. The retail stocks are also trading lower this afternoon, however, they are holding up better than many of the other leading stock indexes. Many traders and investors will trade the Retail Holders Trust (NYSE:RTH). This popular ETF is trading lower by $1.07 to $111.80 a share. This decline in the RTH  is around 1.0 percent which is much better…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on December 12, 2011 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Retail Is A Mixed Bag Of Tricks

Many traders and investors follow the retail sector very closely as a gauge of economic activity. This morning, the retail stocks are very mixed, some leading retail stocks are trading higher and some others are trading lower. The popular Retail Holders Trust (NYSE:RTH) is trading lower by 0.06 cents to $113.16 a share. Traders can watch for intra-day support around the $112.20, and $111.75 areas.



Some leading retail stocks that are declining this morning include…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on December 7, 2011 at 10:56am — No Comments

Retail In Focus, Santa Or Scrooge?

Many investors and traders are wondering if the stock markets will see a Santa Claus rally. Often the stock markets will have an end of year rally at the start of the holiday season. This year there are some major problems that could prevent that traditional rally. The main issue that could prevent the Santa Claus rally is the European banking crisis. The European Union has not really been able to figure out how to bail out all of the banks holding European sovereign debt. This crisis…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on November 22, 2011 at 10:32am — No Comments

Retail Stocks Are Reaching Near Term Resistance

The leading retail stocks have surged higher over the past week. The Retail Holders Trust (NYSE:RTH) has gained over $10.00 since the October 4, 2011 pivot low. The RTH will be coming into important daily chart resistance around the $110.00 area. Therefore, traders should expect a pullback or consolidation in the RTH very soon. This is simply a case of a stock that has run very far very fast.



Other leading retail stocks that should face important daily chart…

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Added by Bryan Leighton on October 12, 2011 at 11:15am — No Comments

Retail Stocks See Buyers

This morning, the retail sector is rallying sharply higher. The highly followed and traded Retail Holders Trust (NYSE:RTH) is trading higher by $1.28 to $105.87 a share. Since the October 4, 2011 low the RTH has bounced higher by $7.30 a share. This is a very strong bounce in just four days of trading. Traders should watch for near term resistance around the $106.50, and $108.50 levels. This is where traders should watch for pullbacks in the RTH.



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Added by Bryan Leighton on October 7, 2011 at 11:04am — No Comments

Retail Stocks Look Unshaken

The retail sector is holding up pretty well despite the early stock market decline. The Retail Holders Trust(NYSE:RTH) is trading higher by 0.25 cents to $109.86 a share. Short term traders can watch for intra-day support on the RTH around the $109.75 and $109.50 levels.



Some leading retail stocks that are holding up well this morning include Home Depot Inc.(NYSE:HD), Costco Wholesale Corp.(NASDAQ:COST), and TJX Companies Inc.(NYSE:TJX). These stocks are showing good intra-day… Continue

Added by Bryan Leighton on July 26, 2011 at 10:36am — No Comments

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