Investor Beat: Dec. 20, 2013

In this video from Friday's Investor Beat, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analyst Charly Travers take a look at the biggest investing stories to close out the week.

Nike just announced earnings, and the stock pulled back a bit today on the news. Could this be a sign of weakness for the biggest name in sports apparel? Charly discusses what may have caused the pullback, why he still loves the stock today, and why 2014 could hold some major catalysts for the company.

Then, the economic recovery may be continuing to shine as shown in the latest GDP numbers, but this certainly hasn't yet translated universally across the board. Charly highlights several market laggards such as Wal-Mart and McDonald's that he will be watching in 2014 to see if they catch up to the broader market with increased consumer spending. He also gives an opposing perspective, singling out two retail stocks that have performed like rock stars this year.

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