On December 14, Doug Short posted to his blog a chart showing retail sales per capita, adjusted for inflation (CPI). The data is through November, as noted on the chart:
(click on chart to enlarge image)
Of course, this view of total retail sales, on a per-capita (factoring in population growth) basis – as well as adjusted for inflation – is not one that is often seen. I’ve posted it as I believe that this view is an important one, for many reasons.
A Special Note concerning our economic situation is found here
SPX at 1257.54 as this post is written