The holiday season is in full swing, and all eyes are on the retail industry. John Gagliardi, Regional Brokerage Consultant at Fidelity, stopped by to give us a retail roundup.
Gagliardi points out that internet retail has led the way, but specialty retail has shown signs of life. He analyzed the performance of the XRT ETF, which has a variety of online and brick-and-mortar retailers including Amazon and Macy's. With a price to earnings ratio of just 11 for Macy's, Gagliardi says this could represent a value opportunity for investors.
It's important to remember that most sectors and industry groups participate in a bull market, he says. Gagliardi shows us the performance of the IBUY ETF, focused on online retailers only, and highlights that it performed much better than XRT.