'Tis the Seasonal Trade

Let the games begin! The official kickoff to holiday shopping 2012 has arrived.

Earlier this week many headlines touted early openings at Wal-Mart (WMT), Target (TGT), Best Buy (BBY), Toys 'R' Us and other retailers in a bid to grab consumer dollars in exchange for good-to-great deals and door-buster specials. With 32 days to Christmas, this year's holiday shopping season is one of the longer ones in recent years. That likely means a barrage of deals, promotions and sales in coming weeks, particularly if retailers are falling short of fourth-quarter 2012 forecasts....318 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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