It's a smart strategy to follow the money, but they aren't innovative enough to compete in this economy, so instead of following the money the next best thing is to close unprofitable stores and shrink...
One day they will just decide to drop the dividend, and then you will see lawsuits... not long after ANF will be in the pink sheets.
The fact is that Jews make up a sizable portion of the scientific, medical, and financial community -- much bigger than the percent of the population. That is nothing to be ashamed of -- posts where one lists scam artists who happen to be Jewish takes advantage of statistical fallacy in a very ugly and deplorable way.
Arthur Kornberg (DNA)
Carl Djerassi & Dr. Gregory Goodwin Pincus (contraceptives)
Alexander Solomon Wiener (Rh factor)
Vera Bradley, Coldwater Creek, Nordson, Cisco downgrade...
In the past two years bad earnings meant nothing as retailers dropped and then jumped to all-time highs. Now they have dropped and are staying there. Many retailers at or near 52-week lows. (check out the ARO chart) The only thing that is holding this ponzi up are high-flying financials, tech stocks, and any heavily shorted stocks, backed by Fed funny money. If that funny money goes away, you can basically say hello to S&P 80.
I am not so sure. I think they will go up, then down once people start buying them instead of stocks... and then (possibly) up again once the economy starts actually recovering.