Monday Morning Chartology-11/16/09
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   This Week’s Data

    October retail sales improved by 1.4% versus expectations of a 0.9% increase; ex autos, they were up 0.2% versus estimates of +0.4%.


    My guess is that one of the next indicators that investors will be paying attention to is holiday sales.  Here is the ICSC forecast for this year which seems way too optimistic to me:

    Jobless claims looked at from a different perspective (chart):

    More on government spending (short):
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Posted 11-16-2009 8:43 AM by Steve Cook