While shopping for back-to-school gear, it’s also worth looking into investments in the companies that provide the goods.
Retailers are fighting for your share of wallet. With many of those companies carrying similar merchandise, the strategy is to buy companies that focus on slices of the back-to-school market to avoid buying the stocks of companies that compete for the exact same consumers.
Adding in a dividend component for your choice is key, too. With markets roiling, it’s worth getting paid quarterly while you wait for sanity to reappear.
Here are three back-to-school stocks that fit the bill: