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General Merchandise Stores

Jul 08 2020

Retail’s Winners And Losers Of The Pandemic

  • Jul 8, 2020

Following the market bottom, the rebound across retail industries has been robust, but a divide has emerged. Consumers’ needs and behaviors have dramatically shifted as former lifestyles were uprooted. This swift change in economics has resulted in clearly-defined sets of winners and losers among retail industries.

Jun 05 2020

Pockets Of Strength Among Discretionary Industries

  • Jun 5, 2020

A brief overview of two (very different) Attractively-rated Discretionary groups that are longstanding SI portfolio holdings that have managed to maintain their “Attractiveness” throughout the tumult.

Mar 06 2020

Group Ideas For Tumultuous Times

  • Mar 6, 2020

The economic outlook has turned increasingly cautionary, investors are on edge, and the search for yield persists. Because the typical defensive/high-yielding plays are generally both expensive and unappealing in our group work, we highlight several less conventional groups that may be poised to outperform.

Oct 04 2019

Industry Groups Topping The Charts In 2019

  • Oct 4, 2019

The groups we examine here are particularly interesting because they are a diversified mix across sectors with varying macro-factor relationships and risk profiles. They have scored well for a long period of time and have been long-term positions in our SI portfolio.

Nov 07 2018

Brick & Mortar Retail Evades October Sell-Off

  • Nov 7, 2018

Although Discretionary stocks broadly underperformed during October’s market decline, prominent amongst the very top industry group performers was a rather unexpected genre of industries—brick & mortar retail. Not only did this cohort hold up during October’s tumult, but many of the underlying stocks have been posting strong returns all year.

Dec 07 2017

Highlighted Attractive Groups

  • Dec 7, 2017

Asset Management & Custody Banks, General Merchandise Stores, and Hotels & Leisure are among the month’s intriguing opportunities based on the current GS Scores.

Mar 03 2017

General Merchandise Stores Are Discounted This Week

  • Mar 3, 2017

Biotechnology and Biotech...Small/Micro were this week's best groups. Communications Equipment and General Merchandise Stores were this week's worst groups.

Apr 08 2015

Can Consumer Discretionary Relative Strength Continue?

  • Apr 8, 2015

Despite this sector’s extended outperformance, we think this trend may persist in the near term as Discretionary industry groups look increasingly attractive within our group work. Keeping an eye on the Fed Funds rate is key, however.

Jan 08 2015

Upgraded Attractive Groups

  • Jan 8, 2015

The best performing Attractive industries in 2014 came from five different sectors. Looking to 2015, groups from the Information Technology, Health Care, Consumer Discretionary, and Consumer Staples sectors look appealing.

Dec 05 2014

Retail Groups Rise In The Ranks

  • Dec 5, 2014

A new theme emerging within our GS Scores—Retail related industry groups are flocking to the upper rankings of the scores.

Oct 08 2013

Highlighted Attractive Domestic Groups

  • Oct 8, 2013

 Construction & Farm Machinery, General Merchandise Stores, Consumer Electronics, and Home Entertainment Software are the Attractive groups that selected to discuss this month.

Dec 06 2011

New General Merchandise Stores Position Initiated In Select Industries

  • Dec 6, 2011

Among a number of Consumer Discretionary groups delivering Attractive ratings this month, we found General Merchandise Stores to be the most appealing candidate.