Stay Away From Consumer Stocks

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The carnage in consumer companies continues. And Coach is the latest victim. The company missed revenue expectations as growth in North America slowed. Coach isn't the only company to report a slowdown. We heard something similar from McDonald's about the American consumer and Starbucks warned about a weak outlook going forward. We've also heard about the troubles facing the European consumer from apparel companies Nike and Deckers Outdoor. Every company just mentioned is a great brand with a strong franchise. But David and John don't think that now is the time to buy them. With all of the warnings about the global consumer, investors may want to wait for better prices in the future.

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