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Margot Crabtree

Margot Crabtree
Margot Crabtree is president of Trade Trends, Inc., a financial data services provider. She has been offering market analysis with customized regional and industry stock indices and financial commentaries since 1999.

Red-Hot HRM Index Leaves National Markets in the Dust

The Hardware Retailing Magazine Index soared in August, jumping 124.69 points, or 10.24 percent, closing at 1342.35, easily a record, and the highest index reading since December, 2013. Only Sears ended the month in negative terrain. The Commerce Department reported …

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HR STOCK INDEX: February Markets Recover from January’s Slump

Despite ups and downs in housing-related stocks due to severe winter weather patterns across much of the country, the Hardware Retailing Stock Index handily recovered from January’s downturn, adding 69.25 points, or 5.72 percent, to close at 1280.65, outperforming all …

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HR STOCK INDEX: The Year Starts Off with a Bang—But Not the Good Kind

After a robust and record-setting 2013, markets headed south in January. Stocks tanked when emerging markets fell overseas: A preliminary survey of a purchasing managers’ index of Chinese manufacturing dropped to 49.6, the lowest reading since July. Consumer sentiment dipped …

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