A Short List of Stocks to Avoid

Despite slow growth in consumer incomes, discretionary stocks have managed an amazing year. The S&P Consumer Discretionary SPDR (XLY) has outpaced a torrid market, gaining more than 38% year to date. According to the charts, there could be more upside for this sector. Technically, XLY remains in an uptrend and has pulled back gently from its all-time high on Nov. 29.

But some of the strongest names within the XLY on a year-to-date basis are showing signs of fatigue. It seems odd that some of the market's biggest winners would begin to slip just as the trading year winds down, as this tends to be one of the best times of the year for stock performance. We're still in a roaring bull market, and a rising tide tends to lift all boats. Just the same, I'd avoid the following names in the short term....241 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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