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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
67.9% Discount 15.4%
19.0% Wal-Mart Stores Inc. WMT 10.8%
18.9% The TJX Companies Inc. TJX 20.9%
10.0% Target Corp. TGT 32.7%
7.1% Dollar Tree Inc. DLTR 42.3%
5.8% Ross Stores Inc. ROST 33.3%
1.2% Big Lots Inc. BIG 9.6%
1.2% Citi Trends Inc CTRN 14.3%
1.1% Five Below Inc. FIVE 6.1%
1.1% Smart & Final Stores Inc SFS --
1.0% Burlington Stores Inc BURL 48.4%
0.9% Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc OLLI --
0.8% Fred's Inc. FRED 14.3%
32.1% Luxury 3.3%
12.8% Luxottica Group S.P.A. (Italy) ADR (Sponsored) LUX 35.2%
3.3% Ralph Lauren Corp. RL 34.6%
3.2% Coach Inc. COH 15.2%
2.7% PVH Corp. PVH 0.7%
1.6% Whole Foods Market Inc. WFM 14.5%
1.3% Sprouts Farmers Market Inc SFM 33.6%
1.2% Sothebys BID 13.5%
1.2% Movado Group Inc. MOV 26.0%
1.1% Steven Madden Ltd. SHOO 18.0%
1.0% Chico's FAS, Inc. CHS 5.1%
0.9% Fossil Group Inc. FOSL 39.3%
0.9% Tiffany & Co. TIF 16.7%
0.9% The Fresh Market Inc. TFM 40.2%