1) Retailers plan for a blockbuster holiday season in sales that will top $1 trillion dollars for the first time this year.
2) China has an un-occupancy rate almost twice that of any other advance Asian country or the US, with 50 million homes unoccupied or 22% houses empty. This is a result of property speculation coming up short.
3) Oil prices continue their downward slide, now down 20% from its recent peak. This is the 10th consecutive decline and matching the longest skid since 1984. In turn, stock markets, both domestic and international markets have seen a decline in prices.
4) 9 NOV 18 Stock market closings: Oil supply increasing as demand drops.
Dow 25,989.30 down 201.92
Nasdaq 7,406.90 down 123.98
S&P 500 2,781.01 down 25.82
10 Year Yield: down at 3.19%
Oil: down at $59.87