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ICSC-UBS Store Sales

What is 'ICSC-UBS Store Sales'

A weekly economic figure published by the International Council of Shopping Centers and UBS Bank, that measures comparable store sales at major retail chains. The ICSC-UBS Store Sales measures the portion of retail sales attributed to general merchandise.

Explaining 'ICSC-UBS Store Sales'

Because consumer spending accounts for about two-thirds of GDP, patterns in consumer spending can have a major influence of investment pricing. The ICSC-UBS index is published weekly, so it is a useful indicator for viewing economic activity during major events and holidays.


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How does consumer spending affect investment pricing?

Consumer spending accounts for about two-thirds of GDP, so patterns in consumer spending can have a major influence on investment pricing.

What is the ICSC-UBS Store Sales?

The ICSC-UBS Store Sales measures the portion of retail sales attributed to general merchandise.

When does this index come out?

It comes out weekly, so it can be used to view economic activity during major events and holidays.

Why is consumer spending so important?

Consumer spending accounts for about two-thirds of GDP, so it has a major influence on investment pricing.

When is the index published?

Weekly, so it is a useful indicator for viewing economic activity during major events and holidays.

What is ICSC-UBS Store Sales?

A weekly economic figure published by the International Council of Shopping Centers and UBS Bank, that measures comparable store sales at major retail chains. The ICSC-UBS Store Sales measures the portion of retail sales attributed to general merchandise.

What are some uses for this index?

Investors use this index as an indicator of future trends in the economy. It also helps investors determine whether to buy or sell stocks based on current market conditions.