What does WATCH stand for?

Walmart, Amazon, Target, Costco, Home Depot

Those who are discussing WATCH stocks or companies are talking about "Walmart, Amazon, Target, Costco, and Home Depot." These five retail-oriented companies were grouped together in 2019, when Mad Money host Jim Cramer coined the WATCH acronym.

Cramer grouped the WATCH retailers together because they are large, scalable companies whose growth (or lack thereof) often predicts the overall health of the retail industry. While the WATCH acronym is not yet as popular as FAANG, the ability to work WATCH into clever article titles and soundbites (e.g. "Stocks to WATCH in 2020") will likely lend this Cramerism some staying power.


I've been watching the WATCH stocks, and I think they're overvalued
A use of WATCH on Twitter
A use of WATCH on Twitter

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Updated December 17, 2020

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