As we close my outlook for 2022, we turn our sights to the broader retail market and my top 3 names traders should have on their shopping lists.
After a nice run through the 2020 lockdowns and 2021 reopening, I expect the sector to face significant challenges from inflation in 2022.
Between labor shortages, supply chain bottlenecks and all that stimulus money pumped into the economy, those trips to the store are getting pricey.
But while I see challenges ahead, there are a handful of companies I expect will be able to turn those higher prices into bigger profits, giving us traders chances to cash in…
So let’s ring up my top 3 retail stocks for 2022…
My Top 3 Retail Stocks for 2022
There were a lot of stores that went toe-to-toe with Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) during its rise to the top of brick-and-mortar retailers in the ’90s — but few lived to tell the tale.
K-Mart, Woolworth’s, Montgomery Ward… all of them had a head start, and all that’s left of them are dusty, fading catalogs and label scars on the marquees of dead shopping malls.
One of the few competitors left standing was Target Inc. (NYSE: TGT) — the plucky discount retailer out of Minnesota that made a name for itself as a “classier” alternative to the sprawling empire Sam Walton carved out of the market.
It was my No. 1 stock years ago when it was about $60 a share, and it’s been a complete monster ever since — topping 300% gains at its peak — and now it’s back on my list as one of my top 3 retail stocks for 2022.
The last six weeks of 2021 weren’t kind to the red brand, with shares dropping more than 20% before catching a 7% bounce in the Santa Claus Rally.
This is a quality name and when a stock like this pulls back 5% or more, that’s a great time to buy the dip and never look back.
So check out the quick video below and I’ll wrap up my 2022 outlook with the last two entries in my top 3 retail stocks for 2022!
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