I’ve been mentioning recently how retail is one of the last remaining sectors to still look genuinely bullish. WalMart, the king of retail, proved this at the opening bell, vaulting nearly 10% higher (which, for a company this big, is as huge as its customers).
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I now know something I didn’t know before – – or at least refused to believe. But now I’m a believer. There is no limit to how much crap people will buy in a desperate attempt to fill the void in their souls and desperately pile on credit card debt in a feckless bid for happiness. Keep buying, folks. Consumers will never be satisfied, and they will never stop buying.
I guess there really is no meaningful limit to how much crap people will buy to try to fill that inner void. Just incredible:
One sector that looked ready to falter as recently as last August was retail. As measured by the symbol XRT, however, retail has ascended overall by about 25%. I wanted to show some specific stocks that were bullishly configured and a few which still seem prone. The bullish ones include gargantuan Walmart:
It’s nice to see one of my shorts, Pier One, get clobbered after hours.
Here are the dozen stocks in the retail sector which in which I have active short positions; hopefully the simple markups I’ve done will speak for themselves: