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Walmart Is Latest Retailer to Beat Earnings, While Brexit Keeps Investors Guessing
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Walmart Is Latest Retailer to Beat Earnings, While Brexit Keeps Investors Guessing

Retail earnings season keeps humming along one week out from Black Friday. Walmart became the latest major store to exceed earnings estimates...

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What To Expect From Walmart's Q3
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What To Expect From Walmart's Q3

Walmart (NYSE: WMT) is scheduled to report its third quarter results on Thursday, November 15. The company has had a solid fiscal year so far, as...

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Cutting Through The Noise To Find A Retail Gem
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Cutting Through The Noise To Find A Retail Gem

Those willing to do real fundamental research can find companies creating real shareholder value amidst a glut of overvalued and/or poorly run...

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Subdued Inflation, Strong Early Returns From Retailers Giving Market A Positive Tone
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Subdued Inflation, Strong Early Returns From Retailers Giving Market A Positive Tone

After waiting for the latest U. S. inflation data, the market rose slightly in premarket trading as the headline consumer price index rose 0.3% in...

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These Stocks Have Collapsed 25% Or More Since The Start Of Q4. Are They Brilliant Dip Buys?
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These Stocks Have Collapsed 25% Or More Since The Start Of Q4. Are They Brilliant Dip Buys?

The following two stocks have got the fourth quarter off to a disastrous start. Are they great dip buys or horrifying investment traps? It’s no...

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Why Holdings-Based Research Matters: Avoid This Micro-Bubble ETF
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Why Holdings-Based Research Matters: Avoid This Micro-Bubble ETF

Fund labels and descriptions should not be trusted. Too often, investors make the decision to buy a fund based on its name or stated methodology,...

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5 Yields Up To 10.4% To Buy Before Black Friday
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5 Yields Up To 10.4% To Buy Before Black Friday

“Brett, I bought something for the girls. From Carter’s. Let me know when you get it.” My mom thinks that postal delivery is a 50-50 proposition....

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Singles Day Shopaholics Ready To Give Chinese Billionaire Jack Ma's Alibaba Another $30 Billion
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Singles Day Shopaholics Ready To Give Chinese Billionaire Jack Ma's Alibaba Another $30 Billion

This is Alibaba billionaire Jack Ma's going away present; his last 11/11. Sunday's Singles Day in China, the Superbowl of retail, complete with the...

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Eight REITS For Growth & Income
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Eight REITS For Growth & Income

For above average yields and long-term growth potential real estate investment trusts remain a favorite sector of the financial newsletter advisors...

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Brick And Mortar Retail: A Case Study In Disruption Or A Self-Inflicted Wound?
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Brick And Mortar Retail: A Case Study In Disruption Or A Self-Inflicted Wound?

Brick And Mortar Retail: A Case Study In Disruption Or A Self-Inflicted Wound? On October 15, Sears—once the largest retailer in the United States...

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How Student Debt Is Destroying The Economy And How We Can Stop It In Its Tracks
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How Student Debt Is Destroying The Economy And How We Can Stop It In Its Tracks

These days politicians can’t agree on much of anything, but one ray of hope that seems to inspire our elected officials to reach across the aisles...

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Do Not Resuscitate: The Saga of Sears, Hedge Fund Hubris And Media Ignorance
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Do Not Resuscitate: The Saga of Sears, Hedge Fund Hubris And Media Ignorance

As a long-term bear on Sears, I was not surprised to see the iconic retailer file for bankruptcy. I first recommended shorting the stock years ago...

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FRB Consistency Spells Their Foolish Construct
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FRB Consistency Spells Their Foolish Construct

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Never has our Federal Reserve Board acted so predictably consistent,...

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General Motors Might Provide a Halloween Lift: Automaker Earnings in Focus As Wild Month Ends
News 2 weeks ago
General Motors Might Provide a Halloween Lift: Automaker Earnings in Focus As Wild Month Ends

For investors, a month that’s delivered more tricks than treats finally draws to a close today with the tone looking positive after firm earnings...

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Don't Let This Accounting Rule Change Catch You Off Guard
News 2 weeks ago
Don't Let This Accounting Rule Change Catch You Off Guard

Next year, S&P 500 companies will add roughly $600 billion (2% of total assets) to their balance sheets. One company will more than double its...

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Two Charts Show Trump's Job Gains Are Just A Continuation From Obama's Presidency
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Two Charts Show Trump's Job Gains Are Just A Continuation From Obama's Presidency

There has been a fair amount of rhetoric about the job growth and lower unemployment rate seen since President Trump took office. Candidate Trump...

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The Top 3 Investments To Make For 2019
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The Top 3 Investments To Make For 2019

Searching for profitable industries to invest in can be a solid strategy when looking for new opportunities. At the same time, however, putting...

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Here's What To Take Away From Amazon's Q3 Earnings
News 2 weeks ago
Here's What To Take Away From Amazon's Q3 Earnings

In a sign of growing concern that Walmart and other rivals may be beginning to steal some of its thunder, Amazon's shares slumped after hours on...

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What To Expect From Alphabet's Q3 Earnings
News 3 weeks ago
What To Expect From Alphabet's Q3 Earnings

Alphabet is scheduled to announce its Q3 earnings on Thursday, October 25. The company has consistently reported solid growth in revenues in recent...

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Walmart Shoppers Are Perfect For New Auto Partnership
News 3 weeks ago
Walmart Shoppers Are Perfect For New Auto Partnership

Walmart and Advance Auto Parts have announced a strategic partnership to create an auto specialty store on walmart.com in 2019. The new online...

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Amazon's New HQ2 Could Land in Chocolate City
News 3 weeks ago
Amazon's New HQ2 Could Land in Chocolate City

With its plethora of HBCUs, along with black tech and political professionals, is D. C. the right choice for HQ2? Amazon’s high stakes economic...

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6 Reasons Why Texas Trumps All Other U.S. Economies
News 3 weeks ago
6 Reasons Why Texas Trumps All Other U.S. Economies

As many of you reading this know, I’m what you would call a Tex-Can. I was born and raised in Canada, but I’ve called Texas home for nearly 30...

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China Tariffs Could Spoil Christmas Shopping For Low-income Americans And Walmart
News 3 weeks ago
China Tariffs Could Spoil Christmas Shopping For Low-income Americans And Walmart

China tariffs will make shopping in the upcoming Christmas season more expensive. American consumers will have to pay more for Christmas items that...

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How Much Will Physical Stores Contribute To Amazon's Near-Term Growth?
News 3 weeks ago
How Much Will Physical Stores Contribute To Amazon's Near-Term Growth?

Amazon has reported massive revenue growth in recent years, with revenues surging from just over $60 billion to almost $180 billion from 2012...

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Retailers Try On 'Halos' As Formats And Fashions Merge
News 4 weeks ago
Retailers Try On 'Halos' As Formats And Fashions Merge

If you’re looking for proof of the mutually beneficial relationship between physical retail and online stores, just look at the vast array of...

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Markets Play Defense As Earnings Loom, Bank Of America Beats
News 1 month ago
Markets Play Defense As Earnings Loom, Bank Of America Beats

The first full week of earnings gets underway today with the investors perhaps still wiping their collective brow from all the ups and (mostly)...

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6 Stolen Stock Picks For An Uncertain Market
News 1 month ago
6 Stolen Stock Picks For An Uncertain Market

For fun, and hopefully for profit, I like to peek in on the holdings of rival money managers I respect. Once a year, I compile a small collection...

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3 Special-Dividend Stocks To Buy Before December (Yields Up To 9.7%)
News 1 month ago
3 Special-Dividend Stocks To Buy Before December (Yields Up To 9.7%)

If you want to double—or even triple—your dividend income overnight, there’s an easy way to do it: buy stocks that pay special dividends. And today...

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Four Strategic Mistakes Distanced Sears From Customers And Employees
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Four Strategic Mistakes Distanced Sears From Customers And Employees

For decades, retail pioneer Sears ruled the US retailing industry. Its mail order catalogues and retail stores captured the hearts and wallets of...

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How Much Will Online Store Sales Contribute Amazon's Top Line By 2020?
News 1 month ago
How Much Will Online Store Sales Contribute Amazon's Top Line By 2020?

Amazon has reported strong growth metrics across business segments in recent years. Much of the company’s top line growth has been on an organic...

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