Anxiety regarding Italy's constitutional referendum has waned on the country's banks, as investors flee industry debt leading up to Sunday's vote. Bank bonds saw yields climb close to the same levels experienced in Q1 - when markets slumped nearly the entire quarter.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday traditionally serve as the kick off to the holiday shopping season. This year shoppers flocked to the retailers, online and offline, at record rates with Black Friday sales hitting its highest sales ever of $3.34 billion. Early indicators say that Cyber Monday sales will top out at around $3.36 billion, keeping its edge over Friday's sales record. As retailers gear up for the rest of the holiday season, see this week's retail industry top Gainers and Losers, through ADI's Market Analytics.