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With holiday shopping on my mind and Black Friday in plain sight, I’m laser-focused on the retail sector and its participation in my clients’ investment portfolios.
Last week was big for consumers: October retail sales numbers beat expectations, and we had a slew of retailers report earnings. Overall retail reports have been positive, but how can investors translate that into buying opportunities? I always try to look for the stories in earnings reports. What is the market telling us?
If we can identify trends and piece together themes, we can start to develop a thesis around investment opportunities and position portfolios accordingly….