Friday, November 28, 2008

Retail stocks have plunged – but they will get cheaper still

Retail stocks have plunged – but they will get cheaper still

In recessions, companies fold. It's sad, but that's just what happens in downturns. And on the British high street, the failures are starting to stack up as high as the unsold stock in retailers' storerooms. Yet this week's high profile collapses of Woolworths and MFI may turn out to be more than just a sign of the cyclical times. They could signal the end of the high street as we know it.

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2 thoughts on “Retail stocks have plunged – but they will get cheaper still

  • planning4acrash says:

    Why do firms fold disproportionately during the bust? Because excess credit during the boom fooled entrepreneurs to undertake more projects than the economy could sustain. The boom causes the damage, the bust is the correction phase.

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  • And failing business gets excess credit life support.

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