Buying Low: Consumer Spending at a Crossroads

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First broadcast: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The economy is showing good signals. High consumer confidence and the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years should suggest a strong retail market. So why are retailers reporting mixed holiday sales results?

Listen to our webinar for alpha-generating insights on consumer spending trends. Get a breakdown on how the most important earnings season will turn out for retailers and find out which will earn holiday cheer—and which won’t.

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Jharonne Martis Director of Consumer Research, Refinitiv

Jharonne Martis is the Director of Consumer Research at Refinitiv. She is the retail and consumer industry expert, generates thought leadership research, and build brand awareness by promoting Refinitiv content to a large set of media, sell-side and buy-side following. Her research reports are widely distributed to central banks, economists & strategists, institutional clients, and on the award-winning Lipper Alpha Insight research blog. She also analyzes the Refinitiv/Ipsos Consumer Sentiment Index and Environmental, Social and Governance content and promotes them on various platforms. All of these reports generate a great deal of media attribution in the largest and most influential financial news publications.

As a subject matter and domain expert, Jharonne also brings her knowledge and expertise to the New York Innovation Lab where she collaborates and supports the Quant and data scientists and engineers in validating consumer and retail data. She brings the client's perspective and fundamental grounding to our quantitative research.

A widely quoted authority on the consumer and retail industry, including same store sales and corporate earnings, Jharonne is a frequent guest speaker on CNBC, Yahoo Finance, Reuters TV, Cheddar TV, as well as other television news outlets. Her research has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNN Money, and Barron's. Through her media engagement, she is directly responsible for keeping the Refinitiv name mentioned in the press and on the air.

Prior to Refinitiv, Jharonne worked as a software developer at NetLander, Inc., where she contributed to key projects at the NASA J.F. Kennedy Space Center, and was a Control Desk Analyst Manager at Citigroup. She holds a B.S. in Management Information Systems and an MBA in Finance.

For being a women in STEM and representing Aruba with pride, Jharonne was the second woman to receive the pin of Outstanding Innovator of her native Aruba.