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Company Description: DSW, Inc., with its subsidiaries, is a United States footwear retailer that sells branded dress, casual, and athletic footwear and accessories. The company also leases 378 shoe departments for third-party retailers. Update

Market Research Update

Discretionary Industry Analysis: The consumer discretionary industry includes companies whose sales come from consumer discretionary income purchases. Discretionary income = gross income less taxes and necessities such as rent, mortgage and food. Discretionary Trading Strategy: The consumer discretionary industry tends to be very sensitive to economic cycles. Look for undervalued discretionary investments during economic recessions when stock prices are low and sell discretionary investments during the late stages of a bull markets when stock prices are high. The global economy is currently in a recession, therefore, it is the perfect time to purchase consumer discretionary investments. Upward sloping stock charts and financial news may indicate a selling opportunity while the opposite means that stocks are becoming undervalued.

Industry Sub Sector: Financial. DSW is a dominant industry leader due to its personnel, experience and financial strengths. Industry leaders are difficult to compete against, which decreases business and investor risks. The market is quickly expanding. This lowers the threat of direct competition and increases DSW's profits.

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Strategy Analysis Update

DSW's business strategy is to keep things simple. Clearly-defined strategies lower business risks by staying within their areas of expertise. DSW possesses significant barriers to entry that slows competitive threats and increases profits. DSW's strategy is to accomplish clear, attainable, and challenging goals. This focus increases company value and long-term investor returns. A culture that experiments produces better long term value. DSW's experimentations yield new products and services that outpace competitive threats. DSW's strategy is to continuously improve. This helps to fend against competitive threats and increases shareholder returns.

Strategy: DSW's strategy focus on winning more market share of price-sensitive customers by having the lowest priced products and services. (read more). Competitive Advantages:

Financial Analysis Update

DSW has consistent operating results. This lowers the risk that DSW will suddenly have difficulty and it increases investor confidence in the value they place on each share. Complicated financial statements lower DSW's value, because it increases the risk of fraud and lowers investor confidence.

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