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.
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. In this segment, Charly highlights several market laggards such as Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT ) and McDonald's (NYSE: MCD ) 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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