sales in the US jumped 1.9% month-over-month in September of 2020, following a
0.6% gain in August and beating forecasts of a 0.7% increase. It is the biggest
rise in three months, with sales at clothing stores (11%); department stores
(9.7%); sporting goods (5.7%); and auto dealers (4% ) recording the highest
increases. Sales also went up at food services and drinking places (2.1% );
health and personal care stores (1.7%); gasoline stations (1.5%); miscellaneous
store retailers (1.1%); building material and garden equipment (0.6%); nonstore
retailers (0.5%); and furniture stores (0.5%). In contrast, sales fell at
electronics and appliance stores (-1.6%). Retail sales excluding food services,
car dealers, building-materials stores and gasoline stations, the so-called
control group sales seen as a more reliable gauge of demand, increased 1.4%.
Year-on-year, retail sales went up 5.4%, the strongest annual gain so far in
2020. source: U.S. Census Bureau
In July 2020, Kevin Whiteford went to Oregon to complete his continuing education for his CPA license. He attended the education with top CPA’s in the United States. He reviewed the most recent regulatory updates, and took a look at where the industry is heading. After the conference he and his wife, Mary Whiteford, took a chance to enjoy some of Oregon’s national parks.
In February 2020, Kevin Whiteford went to Aruba to connect with the leading financial professionals from Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. At the conference he reviewed some educations, shared ideas with other professionals, and reviewed 2020 outlooks.
In September 2019, Kevin Whiteford, Scott Whiteford, and Ken Whiteford went to Colorado. Here they complete their continuing education. They met with the top advisors in the nation to share ideas. They discussed new laws in the industry as well as market conditions. Tom Sharwarko and his wife recently welcomed their first child into the world, and Tom completed his education remotely so that he could stay with his new born and his wife.
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