Bargain-shopping will never save us, and spending isn't as strong as some would believe.
Strong Black Friday sales recharged the sector. These three stocks have big upside potential if the rally continues.
Funds tracking the German economy and consumer staples are among those in the spotlight as the eurozone debt crisis continues and the holiday shopping season hits high gear.
Earnings projections suggest the stock is now at bargain levels for long-term investors.
The Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF has trounced the broader market and doesn't require a high initial investment.
This year's Turkey Day meal will cost you almost $6 more
With a stealth rally under way in its shares, now is the time to start buying them.
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