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Opportunity Knocks In A Two-sided Economy

With a bulge of money on one end and a bulge of people on the other, the barbell economy of the US is now well understood. This was loudly illustrated by the scores of “Occupy” movements in 2011, which pitted “the 99%” against “the 1%.” And income inequality has grown over the past several years. According to the Federal Reserve, the top 1% of US households control 34.6% of the country’s wealth, while the bottom 90% only control 26.9%.[1] In 2012, incomes of the top 1% increased 19.6%, the highest increase since 1927, while the income of the bottom 99% grew by only 1%.[2] The rich continue to get richer as the poor have become poorer, and the middle class is practically a nominee for the endangered species list. It’s a trend that may bode well for retailers that serve the extreme ends of the economic spectrum. See more
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Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 MO / 1 YR Return
70.9% Discount 6.1%
23.0% Wal-Mart Stores Inc. WMT 21.8%
18.2% The TJX Companies Inc. TJX 4.6%
11.0% Target Corp TGT 5.1%
6.4% Ross Stores Inc. ROST 15.9%
4.6% Dollar Tree Inc. DLTR 1.0%
3.2% Burlington Stores Inc BURL 2.0%
1.6% Big Lots Inc. BIG 19.1%
1.1% Five Below Inc. FIVE 3.9%
1.0% Fred's Inc. FRED 28.9%
0.8% Citi Trends Inc CTRN 22.5%
29.1% Luxury 14.7%
12.6% Luxottica Group S.P.A. (Italy) ADR (Sponsored) LUX 0.5%
4.0% Coach Inc. COH 3.6%
2.7% Ralph Lauren Corp. RL 35.5%
2.6% PVH Corp PVH 28.6%
2.0% Whole Foods Market Inc. WFM 44.5%
1.6% Sprouts Farmers Market Inc SFM 36.3%
1.1% Steven Madden Ltd. SHOO 10.2%
0.9% Chico's FAS, Inc. CHS 40.4%
0.8% Tiffany & Co. TIF 25.1%
0.8% Sotheby's BID 45.5%

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