Nike’s share price has been roughly cut in half this year, and its fundamental backdrop speaks of a serious impending global recession, in our view. Weak revenue performance, lower gross margins, bloated inventory, and significant troubles in China suggest even tougher times are ahead. Nike is a not included in any of the simulated newsletter portfolios, and we’d be cautious on it as well as the broader retailing industry as the U.S. enters what could be a deep recession in 2023. Things are going to get worse before they get better.
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