After a year of wearing sweatpants on Zoom calls, folks are updating their wardrobes ahead of some long overdue summer fun.
If you've been following me here at Fast Profits, or at my own free newsletter Straight-Up Profits, you know I'm extremely bullish on retail right now. It's an industry that already sees some seasonal strength this time of year, but that's not the only thing driving this group of stocks higher.
Right now, the economic recovery from COVID-19 is adding some rocket fuel to the April rally, and the retail sector in particular is booming.
The SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NASDAQ: XRT) is already up over 45% year to date (more than 200% since this time last year). And as shoppers take to their favorite stores both in-person and online, I'm expecting older Gen Z consumers to be the biggest drivers of retail stocks.
College kids are about to get priority in the ongoing vaccine rollout, an attempt to bring higher education back to the classroom come September.
And today, I'm tapping into that perfect storm of catalysts with a trade on a retailer targeting the 18- to 28-year-old demographic.
This go-to brand for younger shoppers recently announced earnings, just beating Q4 2020 sales expectations, despite struggling under heavy restrictions for brick-and-mortar locations.
And their more modest forward-looking expectations are creating an ideal trade window right now.
Check out the full trade details in the video below...
Action to Take No. 1: Buy shares of Urban Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: URBN) using a limit order of $38.
Action to Take No. 2: Buy to open URBN Sept. 17, 2021 $38 calls (URBN210917C00038000) using a limit order of $5.30.
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He began building his proprietary models in 1998, analyzing about 2,000 records per day. Today, that database, which Chris designed and coded from scratch, analyzes a staggering 700,000 records per day. It's the secret behind his track record.
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