Wilson running with the retail tailwinds

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Wilson running with the retail tailwinds. Geoff Wilson from Wilson Asset Management believes the retail sector will be pushed along by the dual tailwinds of lower interest-rates and an end to the deleveraging cycle. We've now had 6-7 years of deleveraging and that could soon be over. Wilson's team invested in David Jones in December 2013, when the stock was trading sub $2.90 with the view that they would exceed Christmas sales expectations. With the stock now trading at around $3.40 the bet has quickly paid off. On the question of which of the two big department stores he prefers, Wilson plays it safe saying he'd own both, and thinks a merger of the companies would produce obvious synergies similar to when Myer acquired Grace Brothers.

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