Stocks are separated into different sectors of the economy. Luxury-brand stocks are companies that cater to the high-income consumer. Examples of luxury brand stocks are Coach, Inc. (NYSE/COH), Tiffany & Co. (NYSE/TIF) and Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE/RL). Firms that cater to the higher-income segment tend to be more correlated with asset prices than other indicators. Higher-income consumers tend to have more of their assets tied to the overall market. With assets that are more sensitive to the stock market, their spending is determined more by capital appreciation and less by general economic data such as employment levels, which hit the lower and mid-income citizens.