Posts filed under “Consumer Spending”

Mobile Usage Trends, Illustrated

Source: The Reformed Broker

Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media, Technology

Global Gross Gambling Winnings = $440 Billion in 2013

Source: Economist

Category: Bad Math, Consumer Spending

Economic Indicators Dashboard

Click for an interactive graphic. Source: Russell Investments

Category: Consumer Spending, Credit, Economy, Employment, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Markets

Discounts, Luxury Sales, and the Consumer (JCP, BBY et. al.)

It has been a confusing few weeks for followers of the retail sector. A mix of disappointing earnings (See Best Buy, J.C. Penny’s and Sears) along with pockets of luxury strength plus strongly trending auto sales has created a jumble. Let’s see if we can make some sense of the entire mess. Let’s start with…Read More

Category: Consumer Spending, Data Analysis, Retail

Better times for the music industry

Source: Economist

Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media, Music

How We Spend

Giant BBRG visualization that walks you though the important retail sales data:   Click for interactive graphic slideshow. Source: Bloomberg   Nice job, Matt!

Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media

Just How Big Is Walmart?

Source: MotherJones  

Category: Consumer Spending, Economy, Markets

Holiday Gift Ideas: Traders, Investors and Analysts!

It’s that the time of the year when you probably want to pick up a bauble or two for your favorite trader, fund manager or analyst. Sure, I may make fun of Shopmas and our mad consumerist society, but every now and again, I like to remind those folks who have been nice that their…Read More

Category: Consumer Spending, Weekend

Retail Theater: Beware of Bad Shopmas Data!

Retail theater: Beware of bad Shopmas data! Barry Ritholtz Washington Post November 29 2013     This weekend kicks off the official start of the seasonal gift-buying frenzy I call Shopmas! When it comes to retail, ’tis the season of artifice and deception. The retailers offer fake discounts via phony markdowns — no one pays…Read More

Category: Consumer Spending, Financial Press, Really, really bad calls

The Future of Retail Shopping

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Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media