Rules of the Game: Consumer Highs

We love to buy stuff.  The year-to-date performance of the S&P consumer discretionary sector is testament to that.

So far in 2013, the sector is up 18.11%, lagging only health care and financials. Throughout the moribund economy of the past few years, consumer stocks have been strong, although various stocks have cycled in and out of leadership. As of this week, price performers include Walgreen (WAG), Home Depot (HD), Lowe's (LOW), CVS Caremark (CVS, ), Nike (NKE) and Starbucks (SBUX)....430 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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