U.S retail sales were disappointing today missing expectations amid the strong snowy weather this January. Advanced Retail Sales and Retail Sales less Auto each rose 0.3% on the month missing the expected 0.5% and below the revised previous of 0.5% from 0.6% and 0.3% from 0.5% respectively. Retail Sales Exculding Auto and Gas rose half the expected pace with 0.2% following 0.1% rise revised lower from the reported estimate of 0.4%.