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PowerShares Dynamic Retail Portfolio ETF (PMR)

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  • Tue, May 19, 10:03 AM
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  • May 20, 2014, 10:21 AM
    • Amazon (AMZN +1.7%) trades higher amid a tough day in retail.
    • There's nothing concrete on the table, but some analysts think the company has been stealing some market share from major retailers in Q1 and Q2 as consumers continue to evolve their shopping habits. Staples (SPLS -10%) and Office Depot (ODP -1.5%) come to mind.
    • Starbucks (SBUX -1.3%) CEO Howard Schultz seems to have called the retail slide with his perception that a "seismic shift" toward online and mobile is beyond the tipping point (FBN interview, SBUX conference call).
    • Related ETFs: XLP, XLY, VDC, XRT, VCR, RTH, RETL, FXG, IYK, IYC, FXD, SCC, FDIS, UCC, RHS, PMR, FSTA, RCD, UGE, PSL, PEZ, PSCC, PSCD, SZK
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  • Nov. 26, 2013, 10:19 AM
    • There's plenty of economic data to mull over, but Treasurys are taking their cue from an unexpected decline in Consumer Confidence in November - this despite (or because of) the government returning to work and a stock market that won't quit. Those with good memories will remember the big drop in October was attributed to the government shutdown and chatter about default.
    • The Expectations Index also declined - to 69.3 from 72.2.
    • "With such uncertainty prevailing, this could be a challenging holiday season for retailers," says The Conference Board's Lynn Franco.
    • TLT +0.4%, TBT -0.8%, and the 10-year Treasury yield is off 3 bps to 2.70%.
    • Treasury ETFs: TBT, TLT, TMV, TBF, EDV, TTT, TMF, TLH, ZROZ, SBND, DLBS, VGLT, UBT, TLO, FSA, LBND, TENZ, TYBS, DLBL
    • Retailing ETFs: XLY, XRT, VCR, RTH, RETL, PEJ, IYK, IYC, SCC, FXD, UCC, PMR, UGE, RCD, SZK, FDIS, PSCD, PEZ
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  • Nov. 21, 2013, 8:32 AM
    • The stories are different, but the results are the same for the group of retailers reporting results today.
    • Though some Q3 profit estimates are being met on the margin, the outlook for Q4 and beyond has been troubling and could bring down sentiment for the entire sector.
    • Premarket: SHLD -4.4%, TGT -3.9%, DLTR -5.6%, ANF -3.3%.
    • Related ETFs: XRT, PMR, RTH, VDC.
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  • Jan. 10, 2013, 8:39 AM
    Retail analysts start to get a little edgy after an early round of reports on holiday sales (Aeropostale, Tiffany, Ascena Retail Group) show considerable weakness in consumer spending. It's still early in the reporting season, but the early tone flowing out from the sector doesn't bode well for retail-focused ETFs such as XRT, XLY, PMR, and RTH.
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  • Dec. 26, 2012, 12:34 PM
    Many retail stocks are diving after MasterCard and ShopperTrak release data indicating holiday season sales were light. SHLD -3.6%. GPS -3%. NKE -2.9%. M -2.6%. GME -3.2%. AEO -3.6%. LTD -2.7%. ARO -3.4%.
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The PowerShares Retail Portfolio (Fund) is based on the Retail Intellidex Index (Index). The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its total assets in common stocks that comprise the Index. The Index thoroughly evaluates companies based on a variety of investment merit criteria, including fundamental growth, stock valuation, investment timeliness and risk factors. Securities shown to possess the greatest capital appreciation potential are selected by the Index.
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