Staples Gets Clipped

Retail isn't exactly off to a roaring start in 2014. The sector has been a mixed bag, with winners like Macy's (M) and losers like Sears Holdings (SHLD). One retail stock in particular is beginning to look like it might have a rough year ahead, at least according to its chart.

I'm speaking of office-supply giant Staples (SPLS). For nearly a year this stock had been bouncing off of its 200-day moving average (red on the chart below). Technically speaking, this activity is what has kept the stock's uptrend alive. Not all trends are created equal, and when you consider the roaring bull market returns of 2013, Staples' uptrend has been relatively weak....333 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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