Avoid These 2 Retail Stocks

The following video is from this week's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, along with Jeff Fischer and Bryan Hinmon, discuss the latest business news. In this segment the guys analyze discount retailers like Dollar General and Family Dollar, the competitive threat they face from companies like Big Lots and CVS, and why investors seeking value should steer clear.

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  • Report this Comment On June 16, 2012, at 10:00 AM, 6thTexasCavalry wrote:

    ...thanks for the dollar store comments....I've owned both DG and FDO off and on since 1986...in my experience when times are good; they make money....when times are bad; they REALLY make money.

    a couple of points....first, I'm retired and some days I just don't feel like doing the whole Walmart mega store thing....all I want to do is pull up to the front door, run in and pick up a few things and be in and out in 5 minutes.....and there are more and more of us retired shoppers every year.

    second...have you noticed the increased space in DG stores devoted to groceries; including dairy and frozen?....plus the signage welcoming SNAP and WIC shoppers?....that's a direct pipeline of government welfare money into the dollar store bottom line....and it doesn't seem to be going away any time soon.

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