Retail has historically been great investments and simple compounding results.
Not all retail is equal, while Macy's and Nordstorms are having trouble in the digital age this a brick-and-mortar store is surviving the death of retail.
Media loves to claim something something apocalypse and for the past decade retail apocalypse has been in the news many times over the last decade. However, there are many brick-and-mortar retailers that cannot be competed with online.
Burlington Stores (BURL) is a $17 billion off-price retailer. It buys up surplus clothes, jewelry, toys, luggage, and other items, and then sells them at a discount. Burlington's inventory various season to season depending on what other retailers are trying to get rid of which means that bargain-hunting customers keep coming back to check on the newest deals. BURL has been doing great with fourth-quarter sales growth of 10.5%.
BURL shares have been in a strong uptrend and have increased more than 350% over the last 4 years. If you would like retail exposure in your investment portfolio this is clearly a winner.
Disclosure: I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article. The information provided should NOT be considered advice. The topics discussed are risky and have the potential to lose a substantial amount. I am not an investment professional and therefore do not offer individual financial advice. Please do your own research before investing.