Top 3 Reasons Markets Were Down: Retail Sales Cool, NYSE Aims for Global Dominance

Markets closed down on Wall Street: DJI -0.34% SP500 -0.32% Nasdaq -0.46% Gold +0.75%

The markets were down because:

  • Retail Sales disappointed after lots of recent juice. Wall Street doesn’t like to cool off, but the Commerce Department said retail sales rose 0.3% versus hopes for 0.5%. Although that’s still a superficial improvement, This Chart Shows Why Consumers are Depressed >>

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