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Even with a split between in-store and online consumerism, Cyber Monday is expected to rake in more than $9 billion in sales, a leap from the $7.9 billion it raised last year. Amplify ETF CEO Christian Magoon joins The Final Round to discuss how record low unemployment and consumer confidence is powering the economy.
Retail sales in the United States rose 0.3% sequentially in January 2020, slightly higher than a downwardly revised 0.2% uptick in December and in line with market expectations.
There’s now more money in an exchange-traded fund that tracks online retailers than one made up of mostly bricks-and-mortar companies.
One notable trends to highlight is the persisting movement of shoppers from brick-and-mortar establishments to online retail sales. “In our view, discretionary spending is largely done online which means investors should focus on online retailers to understand the propensity for fluctuations in spending,” the BofA economists noted. SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) : seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the total return performance of an index derived from the retail segment of a U.S. total market composite index.
The Amplify Online Retail ETF (IBUY) is the first ETF dedicated to booming e-commerce space, but that's not the only superlative tied to this fund. As of Jan. 13, XRT, the oldest retail ETF; had $205 million in assets under management while IBUY's asset tally was close to $249 million, according to ETFdb data. “In October for the first time, assets in the biggest online retail exchange-traded fund topped those of the largest broad retail ETF,” reports Andrea Riquier for MarketWatch.
Following some recent, disappointing commentary about the holiday shopping season from some brick-and-mortar retailer coupled with buoyant Cyber Monday and other e-commerce data, investors are reminded ...
Online retail-related ETFs are enjoying a great winter as U.S. consumers spent more online over this year’s holiday shopping season, with e-commerce sales reaching a new record. The traditional winter ...
It is less likely that Santa alone will drive Wall Street this season as trade tensions persist. Overall, these ETF investing trends should stay strong.
Amid the tug of war between bulls and bears, we have highlighted some investing ideas that could prove to be extremely beneficial for investors this holiday season.
While investing in any of the retail stocks could reward investors throughout Cyber Week, a diverse approach in a basket form can also be a great choice.
Cyber Monday could set a new online sales record of $9.4 billion, according to data from Adobe Analytics . That would be an 18.9% increase from last year. It would also follow a record Small Business Saturday, with $3.6 billion in online sales. Black Friday also set an online sales record of $7.4 billion. Sales on smartphones continue to rise, with Black Friday reaching the highest point ever, $2.9 billion. "With Christmas now rapidly approaching, consumers increasingly jumped on their phones rather than standing in line," said Taylor Schreiner, head of Adobe Digital Insights, in a statement. "Even when shoppers went to stores, they were now buying nearly 41% more online before going to the store to pick up." For the month of November, shoppers spent $68.2 billion online. The SPDR S&P Retail ETF is up 9% for the year to date, the Amplify Online Retail ETF has gained 23% and the S&P 500 index is up 25.3% for the period.
Cyber Monday is gradually gaining more attention from bargain hunters than Black Friday. These ETFs and stocks could be great picks in this regard.
Exchange-traded funds that track retail stocks were lower on Friday, a day that's often considered the busiest shopping day of the year. The widely-traded SPDR S&P Retail ETF was about 0.6% lower midday, while the much smaller Invesco Dynamic Retail ETF fell 0.4%. The declines weren't just a bet on brick-and-mortar: the Amplify Online Retail ETF was 0.3% lower. XRT picks its holdings according to an "equal weight" strategy, which means it has some unconventional names in its top ten: Hibbett Sports Inc. , Murphy USA Inc. and Lithia Motors Inc. are some of its biggest positions.
Shoppers awoke from their Thanksgiving food comas ready to shop, with $600 million in Black Friday online sales tallied by 9am ET, according to Adobe Analytics . Black Friday is on track to finish with $7.4 billion in sales. The cash registers were also ringing on Thanksgiving day, with e-commerce sales hitting $4.2 billion, a 14.5% increase from 2018 and the first time digital sales on Thanksgiving exceeded $4 billion. The biggest e-commerce players, those with more than $1 billion in annual revenue, saw a 244% increase in sales on Thanksgiving day, which Adobe Analytics says is "an indication that large retailers are offering great mobile shopping experiences." The Amplify Online Retail ETF has gained 23.2% for the year to date, the SPDR S&P Retail ETF is up 9.6%, and the S&P 500 index has gained 25.5% for the period.
While an individual stock is certainly a great option to tap the Black Friday deals in the investment world, a basket approach through ETFs is diversified and more cost effective at lower risk.
The National Retail Federation is expecting consumers to open their wallets this holiday season with sales growing 4% higher this year. This should translate into gains for the Direxion Daily Retail Bull 3X ETF (RETL) if their predictions hold up.
Thanksgiving is fast approaching. That also means American retail traditions Black Friday and Cyber Monday are right around the corner.In other words, the 2019 holiday shopping season is already off and running. While the U.S. consumer remains mostly steady, some recent earnings reports from big-box retailers, such as Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) and Home Depot (NYSE:HD), have unnerved investors.Conversely, recent updates from Walmart (NYSE:WMT) and Target (NYSE:TGT) were stellar, giving investors reasons to believe this holiday shopping season is setting up nicely for select retailers, both traditional and online.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsFor investors that don't want to bet on a specific retail stock, some of the following exchange-traded funds could prove worthy of investment dollars this holiday season and beyond. Retail ETFs to Buy: ProShares Decline of the Retail Store ETF (EMTY)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.65% per year, or $65 on a $10,000 investment.Among retail ETFs, consider the ProShares Decline of the Retail Store ETF (NYSEARCA:EMTY) to be the "Grinch" play this holiday season. The reason being is that as the name of this retail ETF implies, it's designed to benefit from the demise of brick-and-mortar stores. EMTY isn't a leveraged ETF as it provides the daily inverse exposure of the Solactive-ProShares Bricks and Mortar Retail Store Index.So with this fund, investors are betting on downside in the likes of Kohl's, Gap (NYSE:GPS), American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) and Walgreens (NASDAQ:WBA), among others. While EMTY has traded lower this year, the retail ETF could be ready to change that trend. Multiple points could trigger upside here. For starters, mall vacancies are increasing. That's not good news for many of the retailers residing in EMTY's underlying index.Last month, vacancies in U.S. shopping malls hit an eight-year high. But according to Seeking Alpha, some regions are faring better. * 7 Companies Using Artificial Intelligence to Outperform the Market Then there is this nugget: Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is shorting $400 million worth of corporate debt issued by mall companies. That's essentially a bet on an uptick in defaults by mall owners. Amplify Online Retail ETF (IBUY)Expense ratio: 0.65%Among retail ETFs, the Amplify Online Retail ETF (NASDAQ:IBUY), like some of its components, has the look of a buy-the-dip candidate. Over the past month, IBUY is lower by 4% and now resides almost 10% below its 52-week high.The $240 million IBUY, which is almost 4 years old, follows the EQM Online Retail Index. That benchmark mandates that its components derive at least 70% of total revenue from online revenues. This retail ETF does an admirable job of mitigating single-stock risk. None of its 47 holdings exceed weights of 3.4%.While IBUY is home to traditional e-commerce giants such as Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), its current problem is exposure to some scuffling initial public offerings, such as Uber (NYSE:UBER) and Chewy (NYSE:CHWY). Investors looking to make small bets on those IPOs bouncing back may want to consider IBUY. Global X E-commerce ETF (EBIZ)Source: jayk67 / Shutterstock.com Expense ratio: 0.5%The Global X E-commerce ETF (NASDAQ:EBIZ) is a pure play e-commerce fund focusing on companies who will benefit from the rise of e-commerce.Data confirm online retail is the place to be right now and in the future. This underscores the potential of this retail ETF as a long-term holding for investors looking for growth exposure."The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that the estimate of U.S. retail e-commerce sales for the third quarter of 2019, adjusted for seasonal variation, but not for price changes, was $154.5 billion, an increase of 5.0 percent (±0.4%) from the second quarter of 2019," said the Commerce Department in a note out Tuesday. * 7 Killer Stocks No One Knows About Remember that e-commerce isn't a phenomenon confined to the U.S. And EBIZ leverages investors to that theme by allocating nearly half its weight to international stocks. Invesco Dynamic Retail ETF (PMR)Expense ratio: 0.63%Although it's often overlooked relative to competing retail ETFs, the Invesco Dynamic Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:PMR) is one of the oldest members in the category at over 14 years old. Plus, PMR features a unique methodology that gives the fund one of the more compelling mixes of traditional and newer retailers.PMR targets the Dynamic Retail Intellidex, and approximately 44% of its components are classified as value stocks. There is still some growth potential here as only 38% of the fund is devoted to large-cap equities. Invesco S&P SmallCap Consumer Discretionary ETF (PSCD)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.29%Speaking of smaller stocks and the retail ETF category, the Invesco S&P SmallCap Consumer Discretionary ETF (NASDAQ:PSCD) is a fine way of getting small-cap retail exposure. However, PSCD has exposure to companies that aren't retailers in the strictest sense of the term.It's home to 94 stocks, a broad lineup for a small-cap sector fund. PSCD features some exposure to home and dining stocks as well as parts of the automobile ecosystem. Specialty and apparel retailers combine for almost 43% of PSCD's weight. * 9 Tantalizing Dividend Stocks for 2020 PSCD is more volatile than broader small-cap benchmarks. There are times when it outperforms, but there are also periods when it lags. ProShares Long Online/Short Stores ETF (CLIX)Expense ratio: 0.65%Consider the ProShares Long Online/Short Stores ETF (NYSEARCA:CLIX) to be a best of both worlds play among retail ETFs. It's designed to be long online retailers and short vulnerable brick-and-mortar operators. In other words, there is some risk involved with this retail ETF, but not as much as with EMTY."CLIX combines a 100% long position in retailers that primarily sell online or through other non-store channels with a 50% short position in those that rely principally on physical stores," according to ProShares. "Investors have the opportunity to benefit from both outperforming online and underperforming physical retailers. The long/short structure also reduces equity market exposure and potentially results in less volatility than long-only equity strategies."CLIX is the first retail ETF designed to capture both of the seismic shifts in the retail universe. Know what you're betting on with CLIX from the long side as Amazon and Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) combine for 36% of the fund's weight. VanEck Vectors Retail ETF (RTH)Source: Shutterstock Expense ratio: 0.35%The VanEck Vectors Retail ETF (NYSEAMERICAN:RTH) holds 25 stocks and feels like a traditional approach among retail ETFs, but dig deeper and you'll find an interesting surprise. RTH allocates 18.7% of its weight to shares of Amazon, good for one of the largest weights to that stock among U.S.-listed ETFs.Amazon is RTH's most significant play on e-commerce. The rest of the fund leans heavily on brick-and-mortar retailers, but those other holdings are higher quality names. RTH holds Home Depot, Target and Walmart.Come for the Amazon exposure and stay for the traditional retail leaders with RTH.As of this writing, Todd Shriber did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Companies Using Artificial Intelligence to Outperform the Market * 7 Earnings Reports to Watch Next Week * 6 Retail Stocks Dropping Hard Ahead of Black Friday The post 7 Retail ETFs That Can't Wait for the Holidays appeared first on InvestorPlace.