Retail Spending

Fundamentals 11/1: Manufacturing Slow Growth

Retail -ICSC-Goldman Store Sales, Week/Week +0.7%. Previous -0.8% -ICSC-Goldman Store Sales, Year/Year +3.0%. Previous 2.4% -Redbook Store Sales, Year/Year +5.2%. Previous +4.1% –Consumer Metrics Absolute Demand Index has been moving down for the past 4 days. This nearly real time index forecasted the increase in 3rdQ2011 GDP and, at present, appears to be showing consumer