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Low Prices, High Expectations

Low-cost is the new luxury. And boy, do we love our bargains. Cheap labor in China, improved manufacturing, and faster time-to-market have enabled discount retailers to provide quality products at low, low prices. Shopping cheap is in style, and it’s changing how all kinds of consumers consume. While the overall retail sector sunk during the recession, discounters grew.[1] And they're still growing. In 2012, for example, dollar stores boosted their US household penetration rate to 65.1% as consumers search for cheaper products.[2] This means that, even as the economy continues to heal, we may stay loyal to low-cost retailers. See more
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Motif Index 1 YR Return
Discount Nation Benchmark
With this Motif, you can buy the following basket of stocks for just $9.95:
Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 MO / 1 YR Return
30.2% Department Stores 5.0%
17.9% Wal-Mart Stores Inc. WMT 3.4%
9.6% Target Corp TGT 10.4%
2.7% Burlington Stores Inc BURL 3.6%
24.4% Off-Price Retailers 8.7%
16.6% The TJX Companies Inc. TJX 15.1%
4.5% Ross Stores Inc. ROST 12.7%
1.3% DSW Inc. DSW 42.3%
1.0% Cato Corp. (A) CATO 3.5%
1.0% Nordstrom Inc. JWN 44.0%
21.3% Warehouse Clubs 0.7%
19.3% Costco Wholesale Corp COST 0.6%
1.1% PriceSmart Inc PSMT 9.4%
1.0% Smart & Final Stores Inc SFS 7.1%
20.0% Bargain Basement 8.8%
11.0% Dollar General Corp. DG 15.7%
4.8% Dollar Tree Inc. DLTR 2.7%
1.9% Big Lots Inc. BIG 4.0%
1.3% Five Below Inc. FIVE 11.5%
1.0% Fred's Inc. FRED 17.4%
4.0% Online 28.0%
1.2% Quotient Technology Inc QUOT --
1.2% Overstock.com Inc. OSTK 21.0%
0.9% Vipshop Holdings Ltd. ADS VIPS 59.1%
0.8% Groupon Inc. GRPN 46.8%

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