Short-term challenges for these two strong businesses are providing attractive buying opportunities.
During times of uncertainty, investors appreciate any upbeat news that could signal the economy is doing better than expected. To this end, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) gave investors one key data point to add to any reasons they might have to stay optimistic. The company said Wednesday morning that the five days from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday represented a "record-breaking holiday shopping weekend" for the e-commerce giant.
Big-box retailer Target (NYSE: TGT) is having a tough year as profits are down, inventory levels are high, and the stock is down close to 30% year to date. There aren't many reasons to invest in the retail stock right now as it faces some big challenges ahead. Should you invest in Target today, or are you better off waiting until next year to see if the stock is a better buy then?