Ski resorts may be the last thing on your mind as August begins, but here’s one good reason to give them some thought: thanks to its most recent strategic move, a ski resort operator is among the five stocks highlighted in today’s article as being top picks for August. For this stock and the four other top picks for the new month – including a retailer that actually benefits from the e-commerce threat – CLICK HERE.
The National Retail Federation is forecasting sales this holiday season of around $720 billion, up over 4% from last year’s holiday season – and juiced by current strong economic conditions. With this favorable forecast in mind, today’s article highlights a number of exchange-traded funds to consider in order to gain exposure to this anticipated hot holiday sales action. For these ETFs, CLICK HERE.
The author of today’s article calls them “the best product for a retail trader to take advantage of”, yet many view them as too risky and avoid using them. The product in question? Options, which the author states “offer built in risk management dynamics and allow for you to use leverage to your advantage. Most people don’t understand how big of a benefit that is.” In making the case for embracing options, he proceeds to take on some of the biggest myths surrounding them – including what he argues is the biggest myth: that options are riskier than stocks. For more, CLICK HERE.
Traditional ‘brick-and mortar’ retailers have been falling victim to the beast that is Amazon. However, some areas of the retail sector are viewed as being more insulated from Amazon – including discount retailers. One discount retailer in particular that investors may want to have on their radar is Big Lots. Today’s article looks at why Big Lots may be one of the best retail stocks to own – regardless of whether the retail sector stages a recovery or continues to struggle. To read more, CLICK HERE.
While it may seem like no retailer is safe from being snuffed out by Amazon, the authors of today’s article show how investors can still make big gains in this sector using the “Amazon Survivors” Index – a compilation of retailers that one research firm believes can survive the serial killer that is Amazon. What is the (surprising) best-performing stock in this index right now – and how can investors use the index’s inclusions (as well as its exclusions) to generate big gains? CLICK HERE.
While many retailers have been forced to close stores (and, in some cases, go into bankruptcy) as consumers have shifted more and more of their spending online, the author of today’s article notes that “some specialty retailers are not only surviving amid ‘the Amazon effect’, they’re thriving” – and he proceeds to highlight three such retailers that are actually growing their sales numbers and increasing their physical retail footprints. To find out what these three specialty retailers are, CLICK HERE.