Are Dollar Stores Worth Your Bucks?

Today, reductions commence in the U.S. food stamp program. Cuts in the Supplemental Assistance and Nutrition Program (SNAP) are expected to affect one in seven Americans. The average per-household loss is expected to be $36 per month in lost benefits.

From an investing perspective, this presents an interesting question. Will these cuts harm the bargain retailers? The articles I've read on this subject assume that low-end retailers will be pinched by this reduction in benefits. What if these assumptions are wrong? Is it possible that a lack of buying power will drive more customers toward the low end?...326 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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