The consumer discretionary sector is generally comprised of companies offering goods and services that are discretionary (non-essential) for their customers. Some examples of this are retail stores, restaurants, entertainment, toys, and autos.
This sector offers both higher rewards with the opportunity for higher growth rates than some of the other sectors, but also offers more risk as the sector is more sensitive to changes in the overall economy. Generally speaking, consumer discretionary stocks will do well in a rising economy, but suffer more than other sectors during recession.
Here are the companies that I currently have on my watch list for the sector.
Also, here is a link to the original article on Seeking Alpha selecting the Top Ten Companies for December 1, 2015.
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