Would You Rather Short JCPenney or Buy Netflix?

In this episode of Where the Money Is, Motley Fool consumer goods analysts Mark Reeth and Michael Finarelli play the "Would you rather ..." game and choose between two stocks, then explain their choices.

Michael Finarelli
Michael Finarelli
Jun 2, 2014 at 9:35AM
Consumer Goods

Could there possibly be a more interesting match up? On one hand you have J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP), a famed retailer that made several missteps in recent years. After two consecutive quarters of notable improvement many now say the company is poised for a sharp comeback, while others still voice their doubts.

On the other is Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), the Internet television streamer who supplies a large slice of the US population with some of its favorite television shows and movies. Netflix is no stranger to grand gaffes either (think Qwikster), but the stock's run since those troubled times is nothing short of incredible.

So what would you do?
Do you short J.C. Penney stock amid swirling optimism or do you buy Netflix on the possibility it can captivate the world similar to how it captivated the U.S.? Join consumer goods analysts Mark Reeth and Michael Finarelli in this edition of "Would you rather."