Retail sales: Where's the post-winter bounce?


Treasurys have their tails in the air following the slow April retail sales print. Down ahead of the number, TLT +04% and the 10-year Treasury yield is now lower by three basis points to 2.63%.

TBT -0.8%

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Comments (11)
  • bbro
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    Year over year Retail Sales ex gasoline is 4.5%...last year for April 2013 the y-o-y was
    4.4%....economy continues to move along....Plus...% of small businesses reporting
    an unfilled job opening is the highest its been in over 6 years
    13 May 2014, 09:07 AM Reply Like
  • Matthew Davis
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    Sputtering, thanks for the usual propaganda bro.
    13 May 2014, 09:27 AM Reply Like
  • The_Hammer
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    hats off to bro been steadfast bullish with blinders on. Notting to worry about. Things are great all in no worry about deficits a corrupt govt or falling standard of living. Make money.
    13 May 2014, 12:00 PM Reply Like
  • gardencove
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    Thanks bbro
    13 May 2014, 09:26 AM Reply Like
  • robls
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    Must be the weather. LOL
    13 May 2014, 11:36 AM Reply Like
  • The_Hammer
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    but consumer debt was up three months in a row. YEAH! Be a patriotic American debt slave. good news. Gotta get the debt slave train rolling again.
    As long as the world allows the Fed and treasury to print e-dollars anytime they want things should remain stay afloat BUT when this confidence in the dollar shifts neg there will be a price to pay.
    Oh i did my duty buying quality furniture and leather couches (not the compressed wood cr@p or fake leather) at 50% off. hehehehe. Never seen these prices before for such quality. whatzzz that tell ya? good for people who can afford it. Getting rid of some inflated dollars for some quality assets.
    13 May 2014, 11:46 AM Reply Like
  • SoCalNative+(RIP)
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    Hammer: You know the first time you sit on your couch it loses value, right?
    13 May 2014, 12:18 PM Reply Like
  • The_Hammer
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    so u sit and sleep on the floor? when the dollar readjusts downward the masses will be racing to trade paper for hard something. it can and will happen here.
    Oh SoCalNative. what do ya think a real wood 5 drawer dresser sold for 60 years ago??? well i just sold one for $275 unfinished.
    13 May 2014, 12:33 PM Reply Like
  • User 353732
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    Tens of millions of households have seen cash flow drained by utility expenses much higher than last year. With after tax incomes stagnant this means that discretionary income has been notably reduced, substantially limiting the means to spend on spring clothes, spring breaks and other seasonal items.
    13 May 2014, 12:27 PM Reply Like
  • Matthew Davis
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    The real economy is the shadow economy. DOW hits record highs as all consumer stocks hit record lows. They want us to believe that the economy grew at less than the margin of error? We have 1 quarter of contraction, that they said was weather related. Really? We all know Q4 is the best quarter of the year due to consumer spending for the holidays. Black Friday was a bust, that is not a good indicator...so who is making money? Financial wizards, that's who.
    13 May 2014, 12:31 PM Reply Like
  • notta lackey
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    Quit grousing, guys.

     

    All is well.

     

    All is well.

     

    Signed: The Tooth Fairy
    13 May 2014, 03:07 PM Reply Like
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