Amidst all the selling and uncertainty on Wall Street, six consumer stocks - retailers all - are poised to finish in record territory today.
They include deep-discounter Dollar Tree, apparel retailer Ross Stores, Internet retailers Netflix and Priceline, drugstore giant Walgreen, and food retailer Whole Foods Market.
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What's driving the gains?
Maybe investors are just sticking with what works. Year-to-date the consumer discretionary sector is the best-performing group in the S&P 500, up 28% compared to 18% for the benchmark index:
Retail Record Highs