The Black Friday and the Blue Monday has been positive. It signals the season shopping trend, and the data that has come out on the weekend ending November 29, 2004 (the day after Thanksgiving) has generated strong expectations.
(Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving when retailers traditionally go from being `in the red` to being `in the black`. `Blue Monday`, a recent coinage, relates to the traditionally blue hyperlinks that lead shoppers to one of the biggest online sales days of the year. Mondays, are traditionally strong days for online retailers as either from boredom, or a faster connection, people are prone to shop online from the office.)