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Retail Investing: Stay Away From Malls


The relevance of the mall is waning.

Consumers shy away due to constant threats to their discretionary income.

Look for brick and mortar retailers that can adapt and differentiate.

I grew up as a mall rat. I loved the mall. In my younger days, it was sort of a family tradition that my grandparents, my brother and I would go to the local mall every Sunday. In this day and age my grandparents are long gone, and I try to stay away from malls to save money and garner a little capital for investing.

On the occasion when I do go to a mall, the setting looks tired, old and lacking in traffic. Space for lease signs are increasingly the...