Ritholtz: The Black Friday Hoax
Industry predictions of holiday sales range from wild guesses to complete fabrications, Barry Ritholtz writes.
Holiday Shopping Puts Hole in Americans’ Pockets
More than a third of Americans plan to shift their saving and investing strategies to accommodate for the holiday shopping season.
Consumers Get Upbeat
How important are consumers to the economy?
Holiday Sales Estimates Revised Up
Thanks to the happy circumstance of a legal holiday the day after Christmas, retailers are hoping that Monday will turn out to contribute to record holiday sales for 2011.
Will Black Friday Save Economy?
As consumers abandoned Thanksgiving dinners to head out in search of holiday bargains at stores that opened earlier this year than ever for Black Friday sales, one thing was fairly sure: they were shoppers with budgets in mind rather than those looking for luxury gifts.