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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
67.1% Discount 24.3%
20.0% Wal-Mart Stores Inc. WMT 2.1%
17.6% The TJX Companies Inc. TJX 30.8%
9.9% Target Corp. TGT 35.8%
6.8% Dollar Tree Inc. DLTR 43.5%
5.8% Ross Stores Inc. ROST 64.4%
1.1% Smart & Final Stores Inc SFS --
1.0% Big Lots Inc. BIG 0.0%
1.0% Burlington Stores Inc BURL 65.9%
1.0% Citi Trends Inc. CTRN 20.2%
1.0% Five Below Inc. FIVE 0.7%
1.0% Fred's Inc. FRED 15.4%
1.0% Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc OLLI --
32.9% Luxury 7.6%
13.0% Luxottica Group S.P.A. (Italy) ADR (Sponsored) LUX 30.4%
3.6% Ralph Lauren Corp. RL 19.0%
3.2% Coach Inc. COH 6.8%
2.5% PVH Corp. PVH 1.1%
1.6% Whole Foods Market Inc. WFM 9.9%
1.4% Sprouts Farmers Market Inc SFM 23.5%
1.3% Sothebys BID 4.2%
1.2% The Fresh Market Inc. TFM 3.3%
1.1% Steven Madden Ltd. SHOO 25.9%
1.0% Tiffany & Co. TIF 4.2%
1.0% Fossil Group Inc. FOSL 32.2%
1.0% Chico's FAS, Inc. CHS 4.6%
1.0% Movado Group Inc. MOV 37.9%