In this video from Wednesday's edition of MarketFoolery, host Mark Reeth and Motley Fool analysts Matt Argersinger and Bryan White take a deep Foolish dive into retail stock earnings and what the holiday season ahead looks like for the retail sector.

Just how hard did the government shutdown last month affect the U.S. economic recovery? More importantly, how hard were retailers hit ahead of the holidays? In this segment, our analysts take a look at the retail environment today and how much of an impact the government shutdown had on retailers this quarter.