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Wall Street Equity Research

July 12, 2010 10:30 ET

Discretionary Stocks -- The Glitters and Dark Spots

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The U.S. economy continues to show signs of recovery whilst caught in a paradox with consumer confidence heading south. Consumer confidence is a key measure of economic health and also a sound indicator of spending trends. So now, with its thrust in reverse mode, some questions are being thrown towards the level of discretionary spending the U.S. economy is anticipating for this summer 2010. The investors' community also wants to comprehend whether discretionary stocks like Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) are still worthwhile. is a specialized website where investors can have clear-cut access to complimentary reports on discretionary stocks; traders looking for analysis on Tiffany & Co., Zale Corporation, Coach Inc. and Liz Claiborne Inc. are welcomed to sign up for free at 

Investors must consider what are the best plays and riskier ventures in the discretionary stocks basket. With the Great Recession, a number of players have either strengthened their positions or are lying in wait for a miracle so that they are not next in line for bankruptcy. Tiffany has been a shinning beacon in the discretionary stocks category providing amazing figures in its most recent quarter. Access free research on Tiffany & Co. now by signing up at

However, many discretionary stocks are still deep in danger zone and are considered ticking time bombs like Zale Corporation which targets lower-end consumers. With the level of unemployed still very elevated, chances that Zale makes a u-turn to recovery fades with every passing quarter.

Truth is told in times of financial difficulties, everyone tends to cut down on less important expenses like buying a ring or getting a new phone. But following a long two-years of deprivation, many Americans are still willing to spend on some of those crazy gadgets that despite being discretionary at best have become 'sort of an essential,' like the iPhone. Register today at to download the full report on companies making the headlines in the jewelry stores industry.

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