discretionary discretionary  /dɪs ˈkrɛ ʃə ˌnɛ ri/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) having or using the ability to act or decide according to your own discretion or judgment
  2. (adj) (especially of funds) not earmarked; available for use as needed

Usage(s):

  1. The games are also inexpensive enough so that they should be a reasonable proxy for consumer discretionary spending.
  2. Yet even as sales have slowed in recent months as consumers cut back on discretionary spending, theft of the devices has continued to soar.
  3. With consumers curbing discretionary spending, it makes sense to home in on recession-proof industries.

News

  1. News Summary: Stocks sink as traders watch the Fed

    News Summary: Stocks sink as traders watch the Fed Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 2:22 pm, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Consumer discretionary stocks, a broad category that includes department stores, restaurants and media companies, fell the most of the 10 industry groups ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: seattlepi.com

  2. News Summary: Consumer discretionary stocks lead a decline on Wall Street

    CONSUMER SLUMP: Consumer discretionary stocks, a broad category that includes department stores, restaurants and media companies, fell the most of the 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 index, 1.1 percent.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Discretion Advised: Consumer Discretionary Soars

    Is it time for Consumer Discretionary investors to exercise some discretion?
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CNBC

Quotes

  1. "Smaller companies that could make discretionary decisions about (information technology) spending made discretionary decisions _ they definitely tapped the brakes," Schwartz said.
    on Jan 24, 2008 By: Jonathan Schwartz Source: KTAR.com

  2. "Such cost increases would force deep cuts in discretionary spending or federal employment to stay within budget," Bush said in a letter to congressional leaders. "Either outcome would unacceptably interfere with our nation's ability to...
    on Nov 28, 2007 By: President Bush Source: FOXNews

  3. Last week, US Education Secretary Arne Duncan warned that states restricting charters schools "put themselves at a competitive disadvantage for the largest pool of discretionary dollars states have ever had access to."
    on Jun 15, 2009 By: Arne Duncan Source: Columbus Dispatch

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