New WSJ Blog: Holiday Sales Tracker

There’s a new blog via the WSJ: Holiday Sales Tracker. It looks like its out from behind the firewall, and its a great way to stay on top of all of the various articles, stories, trends, research on the holiday shopping season.


Great idea — and it appears to not require a WSJ subscription.

Holiday Sales Tracker
News, Trends and Analysis for the Key Shopping Season

Category: Financial Press, Retail, Weblogs

Retail Sector Market Performance

Category: Consumer Spending, Markets, Retail

iPod versus ?

Category: Music, Technology

Best Buy Doorbuster

Category: Retail

Econo-junk fix

Category: Economy, Federal Reserve

Thanksgiving Plan of Attack

Category: Uncategorized

Canary in the Coal Mine

Category: Economy, Psychology, Retail

James Taylor’s Holiday Album

Category: Music

Media Appearance: CNBC’s Morning Call (11/22/06)



This morning, I’ll be on CNBC at 11:00am sharp, discussing the general slowdown in the economy with the lovely Liz Claman.

On today’s agenda:

The Retail sector has had a terrific
run – see the iShares Dow Jones Consumer Goods 2 year chart (IYK) below.

We are looking for a 3-4% increase –
comparable to last year’s holiday gains. 

But this
year, Holiday Retail could end up being the “canary in the coal mine” for the economy
as well as the stock market . . .

Programming note:  Today’s appearance marks the return of The Sweater ®

UPDATE: November 22, 2006 11:33am

No retail, and no Liz  ; (

Oh, well. Carl’s a nice guy anyway.



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Category: Media

917 trading days since down 2% day

Category: Data Analysis, Markets, Trading