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Take Advantage Of Falling Retail Stocks With My New Report Format

Note:  In response to high number of inquires, I will soon be introducing the Short Sellers Journal newsletter service.  In conjunction with this, I’m adding a new report format to my research report offerings.  The new format will feature a much shorter, summary format.  It will combine some fundamental analysis with chart/technical analysis and trade idea summaries.  All ideas will include suggestions for using options if the stocks have somewhat liquid options available for trading.

My debut report feature two retail stocks that I believe could gap down when they report earnings.  One company reports this Tuesday (November 24) and one reports on December 3.  Both stocks have not sold off recently with the sector and both are excellent longer term short sale plays to take advantage of the high likelihood that retail sales are going to disappoint expectations over the holidays and next year.

Let’s face it, the consumer is largely tapped out and overburdened by debt.BlogLOGO_retail

You access this report by clicking on here:  Short Sellers Journal/Retail Stock Ideas or on this graphic:

One company caters to the middle/lower middle income demographic and its sales have been flat for three years.  The second company caters to the teen-mid-20’s demographic and has seen declining sales and operating income.

Best BuyAlthough several large retails who have reported recently have experienced “cliff-dives” in their stock price after missing or barely making their earnings and revenue numbers, the RTH and XRT ETFs have yet to reflect the earnings recession invading the retail sector  – the pic to the left shows what happened to Best Buy when it reported last week, for instance.  This means there’s some stocks that have “cliff-dive” earnings events coming.