Sifting Through the Retail Carnage

Retail stocks have been having a very tough time. After a mediocre 2013, retail businesses have been under a lot of pressure this year. Some of this has to do with one-off company-related issues. However, the exceptionally severe winter weather and a still slowly recovering consumer have also weighed on results.

We believe the latter factors are transitory and can be sized, while the first (one-off company-related issues) requires closer examination and analysis. While difficult, we feel investors in the retail sector can handicap the odds of success and, in a number of cases, make a reasonable investment determination....568 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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