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Walmart Earnings Next: Holiday Shopping Season, Walmart+ in Spotlight as Virus Resurges November 16, 2020 9:54 AM   |  

With “essential” status arguably under its belt, Walmart has thrived during a worldwide pandemic that crippled many other retailers. How did its Q3 earnings work out, and what does it see ahead for the holiday season?

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Window Shopping Could Have New Meaning as Brick-and-Mortar Retail Restarts June 24, 2020 11:24 AM   |  

As states begin lifting stay-at-home orders and shopping centers start to open up, many will be sporting a different look. But what about investments in retailers and related real estate investment trusts (REITs)? Here's what you might expect.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Swapping the Goods: How International Trade Affects the U.S. Economy and Markets May 22, 2020 10:55 AM   |  

The import and export of goods and services across national borders helps drive economic and stock market growth. But international trade has its critics, and sometimes politics—and supply chain hiccups such as those related to the coronavirus pandemic—get in the way.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Housing Market as an Investment Indicator: Keeping an Eye on the Foundation April 8, 2020 10:15 AM   |  

The housing market has historically been a bellwether of the stock market and of the economy in general. Learn about housing starts, building permits, and other indicators that can help investors assess the state of the housing market.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Under One Roof: Making Sense of Housing Market Trends & Data Analysis February 6, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Housing data can be a leading indicator of broader economic trends. Learn about the most widely followed reports.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
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