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Retail sales index

A monthly measurement of all goods sold by retailers based on a sampling of retail stores of different types and sizes. The retail sales 

Index

 is often taken as an 

Indicator

 of 

Consumer

 confidence. Released at 8:30 am EST around the 12th of each month, the report reflects data from the previous month. This report is the "advance" report, which can be revised fairly significantly after the final numbers are calculated. Many analysts choose to look at the figures "ex-auto", which means excluding the volatile 

Car

 sales figure. It is thought that this number is a better measure of across-the-board purchasing 

Trend

. The report does not include 

Money

 spent on services, so it represents less than half of total consumption during the month. However, even with these limitations, the figures are closely watched as an 

Indicator

 of the health of the 

Economy

.



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Close

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Economy

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FICA

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FIN

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Index

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Indicator

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Inc.

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Lease

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Money

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Mean

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Owe

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Retail sales index

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Rent

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Repo

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Ring

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Sales

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Trend

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Type

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Volatile


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10-K

,

12b-1 funds

,

30-day wash rule

,

ACH

,

Accrual of discount

,

Advance refunding

,

After-tax basis

,

Amortization of premium

,

At par

,

All or any part

,

Analyst

,

At best

,

At call

,

Active money

,

All-risks coverage

,

At risk

,

Add-on service

,

Abstract of title

,

Action to quiet title

,

As is

,

Assignment to creditors

,

Attorney in fact

,

Advance rate

,

Affordability index

,

After acquired clause

,

After-acquired collateral

,

Asset-based finance

,

Asset-based lending

,

Assignment of mortgage

,

A shares

,

At the money

,

After-tax contributions

,

Across the board

,

Additional paid-in capital

,

Ad valorem

,

After-tax

,

Arithmetic mean

,

Arms Index

,

Advance

,

After-hours trading

,

Against the box

,

At the bell

,

At the close

,

At the figure

,

At the full

,

At the market

,

At the opening order

,

Automated Pricing and Reporting System

,

Away from the market

,

Below the line

,

Books of final entry

,

Books of original entry

,

Banking Act of 1933

,

Barren money

,

Bid-to-cover ratio

,

Bureau of Public Debt

,

Brought over the wall

,

Buying on margin

,

Buy limit order

,

Buy on close

,

Buy on opening

,

Buy the book

,

Broad money

,

Balance of payments

,

Base interest rate

,

Base period

,

Base-year analysis

,

Board of Governors

,

Break-even analysis

,

Breaking the syndicate

,

Bill of exchange

,

Bill of sale

,

Bona fide

,

Breach of trust

,

By the book

,

Base rate

,

Bulk sales escrow

,

Back-end load

,

B shares

,

Buy and write

,

Big Board

,

Broad-base index

,

Bulletin board

,

Break-even tax rate

,

Base

,

Breadth-of-market theory

,

Beat the gun

,

Common-size statement

,

Cost Of Goods Sold

,

Cost of sales

,

Consumer bank

,

CAT bond

,

Certificate of Participation

,

CLO

,

Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures

,

Consumer debenture

,

Credit analyst

,

CUSIP number

,

Call money rate

,

Code of procedure

,

Capitalization of income

,

Capital consumption allowance

,

Coincident indicator

,

Command economy

,

Confidence indicator

,

Consumer

,

Consumer confidence

,

Consumer confidence index

,

Consumer Price Index

,

Cost of Living Adjustment

,

Cost-of-living index

,

Council of Economic Advisers

,

Car

,

Cash and carry trade

,

Chasing the market

,

Cheapest to deliver

,

Chicago Board of Trade

,

Contract month

,

CINS number

,

CLU

,

Cost-of-living rider

,

Certificate of stock

,

Chicago Board Options Exchange

,

Closely held

,

Consumer stock

,

Cost of carry

,

Certificate of title

,

Contract sale

,

Cancellation of debt

,

Cash advance

,

Certificate of Claim

,

Closed-end credit

,

Consumer credit

,

Consumer debt

,

Consumer interest

,

Cost of debt capital

,

Cost of funds

,

Credit limit

,

Cross-collateralization

,

Closed-end fund

,

Closed-end investment company

,

Contingent deferred sales charge

,

C shares

,

Class of options

,

Close to the money

,

Contract size

,

Certificate of Occupancy

,

Cloud on title

,

Cash or Deferred Arrangement

,

Capitalization weighted index

,

Cash sale

,

Class A Shares

,

Class B Shares

,

Crash of 1929

,

Crash of 1987

,

Child and dependent care credit

,

Coefficient of determination

,

Cup and handle

,

Certificate of delivery

,

Close

,

Close a position

,

Close market

,

Close out

,

Cornering the market

,

Curbs in

,

Days Sales Outstanding

,

Debt service coverage

,

Deposit in transit

,

Date of issue

,

Date of payment

,

Debt limit

,

Division of Enforcement

,

Division of Investment Management

,

Division of Market Regulation

,

Do Not Reduce

,

Date of record

,

Dividend in arrears

,

Desk (the)

,

Division of labor

,

Durable goods orders

,

Daily trading limit

,

Deferred month

,

Delivery month

,

De-escalation clause

,

De facto

,

Doing business as

,

Durable Power of Attorney

,

Date of maturity

,

Debtor in possession

,

Debtor-in-possession financing

,

Debt service

,

Deed of Release

,

Deed of Trust

,

Direct lease

,

Discharge of bankruptcy

,

Discharge of lien

,

Double net lease

,

Due-on-sale clause

,

Deep in the money

,

Deep out of the money

,

Deed of Surrender

,

Department of Housing and Urban Development

,

Dogs of the Dow

,

Dead cat bounce

,

Depth of market

,

Earnings report

,

Eurodollar certificate of deposit

,

Escrowed to maturity

,

Ex-legal

,

Either-or order

,

Extended broad money

,

Economic indicator

,

Economy

,

Employer Cost Index

,

Employment Cost Index

,

E-mini

,

Exchange of spot

,

Ex-pit transaction

,

EAFE Index

,

Ex-all

,

Enhanced index fund

,

Exercise limit

,

Ex-warrants

,

Economic rent

,

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

,

Ex-rights

,

Ex-rights date

,

Even lot

,

Even spread

,

Even up

,

Financial Accounting Standards Board

,

First In First Out

,

Federal Savings and Loan Association

,

Flight to quality

,

Flow of funds

,

Fill or kill

,

Financial analyst

,

Front-ending an order

,

Full-service brokerage

,

Fiat money

,

Forward P/E

,

Factors of production

,

Favorable balance of trade

,

Federal Reserve Board

,

Far month

,

First board

,

Fluctuation limit

,

Furthest month

,

Fee-for-service

,

Front-end load

,

Fair market value

,

Form 8-K

,

Form S-1

,

Final prospectus

,

Friends and family offering

,

Fair Credit Reporting Act

,

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

,

Forward sale

,

Full faith and credit

,

Family of funds

,

Fund of funds

,

Free and clear

,

FICA

,

Free right of exchange

,

Federal ID Number

,

Federal Tax Identification Number

,

FIN

,

Fairly valued

,

Fair value

,

First-round financing

,

Gross sales

,

Good delivery

,

Good Til Canceled

,

G-7

,

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

,

Goldilocks economy

,

G-8

,

Group sale

,

Good faith

,

Growth and income fund

,

Good title

,

Gross lease

,

Ground lease

,

Gather in the stops

,

Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976

,

Hit the bid

,

House of issue

,

Hang Seng Index

,

Health insurance

,

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

,

Health Maintenance Organization

,

Holder in due course

,

Home equity line of credit

,

HUD-1 statement

,

Housing Market Index

,

Head and shoulders

,

High-low index

,

Hammering the market

,

Held at the opening

,

Holding the market

,

Index bond

,

Index-linked bond

,

In escrow

,

International Securities Identification Number

,

In-house

,

Investment Advisor Act of 1940

,

Investment Company Act of 1940

,

In line

,

Index

,

Indicator

,

Intermediate goods

,

Insider Trading sanctions Act of 1984

,

Internal Rate of Return

,

Indication of interest

,

Inc.

,

In intestacy

,

In play

,

In-process research and development

,

Index fund

,

Index option

,

I/O strip

,

Installment sales contract

,

In-service withdrawal

,

Index arbitrage

,

Imbalance of orders

,

In and out

,

In sympathy

,

In the tank

,

Jointly and severally

,

Jumping the gun

,

Joint and several liability

,

Joint and survivor annuity

,

Jensen index

,

Last In First Out

,

Lender of last resort

,

Law of one price

,

Little Board

,

Lending at a rate

,

Limit-on-close order

,

Limit order

,

Limit order book

,

Limit order information system

,

Limit price

,

Lawful money

,

Look-through earnings

,

Look-ahead bias

,

Lagging indicator

,

Law of demand

,

Law of supply

,

Leading indicator

,

Limit down

,

Limit move

,

Limit up

,

Lock-limit

,

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

,

Lump sum distribution

,

Letter of comment

,

Leveraged lease

,

Line of credit

,

Loan-to-cost

,

Loan-to-value

,

Lock-in

,

Lump sum

,

Land lease

,

Lease

,

Lease-purchase agreement

,

Long-term lease

,

Leading the market

,

Locked in

,

Long-term gain or loss

,

Last sale

,

Level I quotes

,

Money center bank

,

Money order

,

Make a market

,

Market if touched order

,

Market on close order

,

Mark-to-market

,

Money management

,

Multiple Listing Service

,

Medium of exchange

,

Money

,

Managed economy

,

Marginal propensity to consume

,

Market economy

,

Mature economy

,

Misery index

,

Monetary indicator

,

Most distant month

,

Money at call

,

Money factor

,

Mean

,

Mean return

,

Market-share weighted index

,

Market-value weighted index

,

Market Volatility Index

,

Money flow

,

Net sales

,

Near money

,

Negotiable certificate of deposit

,

Negotiable Order of Withdrawal

,

Notice of Sale

,

National Association of Securities Dealers

,

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system

,

No limit order

,

No quote

,

NAPM index

,

Nearby month

,

Next month

,

Nikkei Index

,

No-Fault

,

No-Action Letter

,

Null and void

,

No-lien affidavit

,

Notice of Default

,

No-load

,

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

,

Net lease

,

No-load stock

,

Nasdaq Composite Index

,

National Market Advisory Board

,

Negative Volume Index

,

No book

,

NYSE Composite Index

,

Off the books

,

One time charge

,

Office of Thrift Supervision

,

OTC Bulletin Board

,

Out-of-favor

,

Over-the-Counter

,

On-floor order

,

On margin

,

Or better

,

Open economy

,

One-share one-vote rule

,

Opinion of title

,

On account

,

On-the-spot loan

,

Open-end credit

,

Open-end mortgage

,

Owe

,

Open-end fund

,

Open-end management company

,

Out of the money

,

Open-end lease

,

Operating lease

,

Old age, survivors, and disability insurance

,

On-balance volume

,

Overbought/oversold indicator

,

Off-board

,

On close

,

One man picture

,

On open

,

On the opening

,

Open repo

,

Overnight repo

,

Pooling of interests

,

Pre-depreciation profit

,

Pre-tax profit margin

,

Profit and loss statement

,

Payment-in-kind security

,

Price Value of a Basis Point

,

P&L

,

Personal Consumption Expenditures

,

Price index

,

Producer Price Index

,

Productivity report

,

Public goods

,

Price limit

,

Policy limit

,

Pre-existing conditions

,

Power of Attorney

,

Partial release

,

Preforeclosure sale

,

Previous balance method

,

Prioritization of debt

,

Purchase-money mortgage

,

Pure lease

,

Performance-based compensation

,

Pure index fund

,

Position limit

,

Paid-in capital

,

Paid-in surplus

,

Percent held by institutions

,

Pre-syndicate bid

,

Private Investment in Public Equity

,

Preservation of capital

,

Point-and-figure chart

,

Painting the tape

,

Positive Volume Index

,

Price-weighted index

,

Quarterly report

,

Reports and Records

,

Return of capital

,

Return on Capital

,

Return on Invested Capital

,

Return on Total Assets

,

Retail banking

,

Rating service

,

Round lot

,

Reading the tape

,

Regulation D

,

Regulation G

,

Regulation T

,

Regulation U

,

Retail brokerage

,

Round of funding

,

Rule 15c3-1

,

Rules of Fair Practice

,

Rate of exchange

,

Reciprocal of European terms

,

Retail Price Index

,

Retail sales index

,

Round turn

,

Regulation A

,

Release letter

,

Reverse Take-Over

,

Right of first refusal

,

Right of rescission

,

Right to Know

,

Regulation Z

,

Release clause

,

Retail lending

,

Revolving line of credit

,

Right of recourse

,

Rule of 78

,

Rent

,

Rent control

,

Right of redemption

,

Retirement Equity Act of 1984

,

Relative Strength Index

,

Return on Capital Employed

,

Rate of return

,

Real rate of return

,

Repo

,

Retail investor

,

Reverse repo

,

Ring

,

Sales

,

Sales ledger

,

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

,

SG&A

,

Sales charge

,

Sales fee

,

Savings and Loan

,

Sight letter of credit

,

S&L

,

Securities and Exchange Commission

,

Securities analyst

,

Segregation of securities

,

Sell limit order

,

Sell-side analyst

,

Sell the book

,

Significant order

,

Stop-limit order

,

Same-store sales

,

Standard of living

,

Series 3

,

Spot month

,

Second-to-die insurance

,

Stock index

,

Summary annual report

,

Severally but not jointly

,

Statute of Limitations

,

Sale and leaseback

,

Sandwich lease

,

Satisfaction of debt

,

Synthetic lease

,

Staggered board of directors

,

Selling the spread

,

Strike index

,

Step-down lease

,

Step-up lease

,

Selling short against the box

,

Shorting against the box

,

Short sale rule

,

Sales tax

,

S Corporation

,

Short-term gain or loss

,

Sin tax

,

Subchapter M

,

Subchapter S Corporation

,

Schedule C

,

Securities Act of 1933

,

Securities Acts Amendments of 1975

,

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

,

Seek a market

,

Smart money

,

S&P phenomenon

,

Stop and reverse

,

Supervisory analyst

,

Total assets

,

Total cost

,

T-Bill

,

Term to maturity

,

Take a position

,

Total return

,

Trailing P/E

,

Tight money

,

Take delivery

,

Total asset turnover

,

Total return index

,

Trend

,

Tenancy by the entirety

,

TED spread

,

Treasury index

,

Triple net lease

,

Truth in Lending

,

Type

,

Tenancy at will

,

Top hat plan

,

Ten-bagger

,

The Street

,

Timing the market

,

Taxable wage base

,

Tax base

,

Tax identification number

,

Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

,

Tax Reform Act of 1986

,

Tax Reform Act of 1993

,

Tax sale

,

Technical analyst

,

Technical indicator

,

Trading Index

,

Take a bath

,

Take profits

,

Term repo

,

Trend reversal

,

U.S. Government Agency Security

,

U.S. Savings Bond

,

U.S. Treasury

,

U.S. Treasury Bill

,

U.S. Treasury Bond

,

U.S. Treasury Note

,

U.S. Treasury Securities

,

Unit of trade

,

Unit of trading

,

Volatile

,

Watch list

,

With interest

,

Wall Street analyst

,

Whisper number

,

Waiver of premium

,

Widow-and-orphan stock

,

W-2 Form

,

Wash sale rule

,

W formation

,

When, as, and if issued

,

Wilshire 5000 Equity Index

,

X or XD

,

Year-To-Date

,

Yield to call

,

Yield to maturity

,

Yield to worst

,

Y shares

,

Zero-base budgeting

,

Z shares


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