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Swoosh, There It Is: Buy Nike, Sell Under Armour

Reebok's $25 million settlement with the FTC won't cause German footwear giant adidas to bat an eye, but there is an activewear contest worth watching for investors -- the battle between Nike and Under Armour, whose mirror-image trajectories have brought them into direct competition. Read on to find out why the swoosh is still the better bet.

Wealthy Shoppers Pay Premiums for Preferred Companies

By now we're all accustomed to hearing about the "two-speed economy," in which the wealthy flourish and the less affluent fall farther and farther behind. The widening gap between rich and poor has not been lost on the stock market: The valuations of luxury goods companies are much higher than those of lower-end firms.