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  1. Wal-Mart Plans Corporate Job Cuts

    October 5, 2015
    Slowing sales have forced Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) to cut around 450 jobs, according to The Wall Street Journal. The staff reductions, ...
  2. 5 Recession Resistant Industries

    October 1, 2015
    No companies are completely recession proof, but some industries perform better in a weak economy than others.
  3. Wal-Mart Is Closer to Using Only Renewable Energy

    September 29, 2015
    Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) has taken a big step toward being able to meet all of its needs with renewable energy sources. The ...
  4. Wal-Mart Seeks Savings From a Cheaper Yuan

    September 25, 2015
    Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) recently contacted over 10,000 suppliers, all of which have manufacturing facilities in China, to negotiate ...
  5. These Are the Benefits of Investing in Wal-Mart

    September 21, 2015
    Understand how Wal-Mart operates and what makes it a good company despite current stock performance. Learn the top four benefits ...
  6. Target Finds Trouble With Omnichannel Shopping

    September 14, 2015
    In theory, it's all supposed to be so easy: give consumers the ability to shop anyway they want, whenever they want, however ...
  7. The Thrilla in Manila: Yahoo Finance Versus Market Watch

    September 10, 2015
    An unbiased comparison of the two major financial tools.
  8. An Overview of Businesses Owned by Amazon

    September 10, 2015
    Amazon is much more than an online retailer. Here are six companies owned by the multibillion-dollar conglomerate.
  9. Staples Buyout of Office Depot Ready to Collapse?

    September 9, 2015
    What had once seemed like a sure thing now may be ready to fall apart. The dire straits of the office supply industry had ...
  10. Minimum Wage Hike Continues to Roil Wal-Mart

    September 1, 2015
    Apparently there are more "unintended consequences" unfolding from Wal-Mart's (NYSE: WMT) decision in April to hike the ...
  11. Factors Driving Kroger's Success

    August 28, 2015
    Kroger’s focus on optimizing customer experience and cultivating its own product lines has proven to be successful strategy.
  12. Derivative

    August 28, 2015
    A security with a price that is dependent upon or derived from one or more underlying assets.
  13. Target Taps Stores for Faster Delivery

    August 27, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) is discovering the secret weapon brick-and-mortar retailers have at their disposal to fight back against ...
  14. New Minimum Wage Hike Weakens Wal-Mart Profits

    August 21, 2015
    Wal-Mart's (NYSE: WMT) second quarter profits missed Wall Street expectations, and though analysts were surprised, it should ...
  15. Is Wal-Mart a Public Nuisance?

    August 20, 2015
    Because of the shoplifting, brawling, and hundreds of other incidents occurring daily at the Beech Grove, Indiana Wal-Mart ...
  16. Invest in Costco? First Understand Its Balance Sheet

    August 18, 2015
    A strong balance sheet sets a company apart and boosts investor confidence. How healthy is Costco based on an analysis of ...
  17. Sending Money: MoneyGram vs. Western Union

    August 17, 2015
    Comparing the differences between the services – and the fees.
  18. Target to Test Grocery Delivery Service

    August 17, 2015
    Soon you will be able to do your grocery shopping at Target (NYSE: TGT) from your couch. According to a report by the StarTribune, ...
  19. Cash Flow

    August 17, 2015
    The net amount of cash and cash-equivalents moving into and out of a business. Positive cash flow indicates that a company's ...
  20. AR & Inventory Turnover Is Key For These Sectors

    August 12, 2015
    Accounts receivable and inventory turnover are two important ratios in the current asset category. We will also discuss the ...
  21. Target Aligns Store Concepts Under One Name

    August 11, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) is scrapping the branding of all its different store concepts in favor of rebranding them under a single ...
  22. Days Sales Of Inventory - DSI

    August 11, 2015
    A financial measure of a company's performance that gives investors an idea of how long it takes a company to turn its inventory ...
  23. Wal-Mart Shows Problem With Raising Minimum Wage

    August 10, 2015
    Although Bloomberg Business called it an "unintended consequence" of Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) raising the minimum wage of some ...
  24. Target Discovers the Power of Free Shipping

    August 10, 2015
    What may have been obvious to you and me is apparently a revelation to Target (NYSE: TGT): Give consumers something for ...
  25. Asset Turnover Ratio

    August 10, 2015
    The amount of sales generated for every dollar's worth of assets in a year, calculated by dividing sales by assets.
  26. If You Had Invested Right After Apple's IPO

    August 7, 2015
    Learn about how much a $1,000 investment in shares of Apple Incorporated would be worth if you invested at its initial public ...
  27. Costco Data Breach a Bigger-Than-Expected Problem

    August 7, 2015
    Warehouse membership club Costco (NASDAQ: COST) says it needs more time to secure its photo processing website. Third-party ...
  28. 3 Entrepreneurs Who Became Successful After 40

    August 6, 2015
    Read about four influential entrepreneurs who didn't achieve fame and success until after their 40th birthdays, including ...
  29. Invest In Consumer Staples With This ETF

    August 5, 2015
    The consumer staples sector is showing signs of strength in a weak market. We'll take a look at a couple ways to make a trade.
  30. Explaining Clients Why They Need a Budget

    August 3, 2015
    The truth is that budgeting isn't just for times when your money is tight or your life is undergoing a major transition. ...
  31. Internet Means Wal-Mart Doesn't Need 24-Hr. Stores

    August 3, 2015
    With more than 3,400 supercenters in its network, Wal-Mart's (NYSE: WMT) decision to end 24-hour shopping at a few dozen ...
  32. Whole Foods Market Crafts Beer Sales in Texas

    July 31, 2015
    Craft beer sales continue to be a force to be reckoned with in the industry, and Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) plans ...
  33. Why You Might Buy Your Next Car from Costco

    July 30, 2015
    Costco, one of the strongest retailers around, has its hooks in all sort of sectors, including autos.
  34. Whole Foods and Wal-Mart Urged to Embrace Ugliness

    July 28, 2015
    Any home gardener will tell you the fruit and vegetables you pick off your own trees or vines often look nothing like the ...
  35. Analyst Says Hold On Before Buying Whole Foods

    July 27, 2015
    At least one analyst does not think there are a whole lot of reasons investors should be buying Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: ...
  36. No, Jet.com Is Not a Threat to Wal-Mart

    July 27, 2015
    Whether retail behemoth Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) can successfully gain traction with its turnaround remains to be seen, but ...
  37. How can I invest in electronic retailing (e-tailing)?

    July 27, 2015
    Learn about the different ways to invest in electronic retail. Amazon.com and Alibaba are the two dominant players in electronic ...
  38. Will Nepotism Kill Wal-Mart?

    July 24, 2015
    Wal-Mart recently appointed Greg Penner, grandson-in-law of its founder to the post of Board Chairman. Should investors be ...
  39. Has Nepotism Ever Worked?

    July 22, 2015
    It may very well be that hiring a relative is the right course of action for you. But before you do, carefully consider how ...
  40. Do Interest Rate Changes Affect Dividend Payers?

    July 21, 2015
    Interest rate changes have an effect on prices of dividend-rich stocks in interest rate sensitive sectors like utilities, ...
  41. Customer Data Breach Hits CVS Health Photo Site

    July 21, 2015
    Maybe taking a picture will not make it last longer. On Friday, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) posted a message on its photo-processing ...
  42. The 6 Biggest Fortune 500 Employers

    July 21, 2015
    In 2015, five of the top six biggest Fortune 500 companies are retailers.
  43. The Delhaize/Ahold Merger: A Buy for Investors?

    July 17, 2015
    The mid-2016 merger of Delhaize Group and Ahold NV will create a supermarket giant, but what will it mean from an investing ...
  44. Costco: Good And Costly

    July 15, 2015
    Costco Warehouse Corporation is one of the good stocks in the retail space, but is it good enough to justify the current ...
  45. Wal-Mart Holding Its Own Black Friday in Summer

    July 14, 2015
    Never a company to shrink back from its rivals, Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) has announced plans for a massive summer sale, meant ...
  46. 3 Reasons Costco Has Membership Fees

    July 10, 2015
    There's more to Costco's membership fees than meet the eye.
  47. Why It Is Hard to Analyze American Capital Agency

    July 9, 2015
    Mortgage real estate investment trusts such as American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC) are not conceptually complicated companies ...
  48. Target Vs. Walmart: Who's Winning The Big Box War?

    July 7, 2015
    Wal-Mart dwarfs Target in number of stores, total assets, and market cap. But which company is more profitable?
  49. Costco's Future Is Abroad

    July 7, 2015
    Costco is a hot topic and stock market darling. Despite its slight loss since the beginning of the year, the stock is still ...
  50. Costco’s Business Model Is Smarter Than You Think

    July 7, 2015
    Why is Costco so successful? What differentiates the company from its competitors and why is its profit so small compared ...
  51. Whole Foods, Price Gouging And Sky-High Margins

    July 1, 2015
    Over the years Whole Foods Market has grown to have more than 360 stores in the US and abroad. However, this company is not ...
  52. Why Hasn't McDonald's Beaten The Dow Recently?

    June 29, 2015
    McDonald's has underperformed the Dow Industrials since 2009, but a reorganization and buyback could turn things around.
  53. What's Worth More: Walmart or Facebook?

    June 29, 2015
    Which company is worth more, Walmart or Facebook? The answer may come as a surprise.
  54. Winning Retailers Amid Sales Slump

    June 29, 2015
    Declining department store retail sales and the exceptions to the rule after the end of the Great Recession.
  55. Apple’s New Business: Bonds

    June 26, 2015
    Apple and Oracle are using their massive cash piles to buy up corporate debt. With bond markets looking increasingly rickety, ...
  56. 3 Things We Know About Mobilegeddon (So Far)

    June 24, 2015
    It's been two months since "Mobilegeddon." Has the Internet recovered?
  57. Business Model Analysis: Costco Vs. Sam's Club

    June 17, 2015
    Costco and Sam’s Club have very similar business models, but which one is faring better?
  58. How Airlines & Hotels Will Benefit From Cuban Tourism

    June 12, 2015
    The U.S. Treasury department just gave Carnival Cruise Lines an OK to sail to Cuba. Is this the start of a travel gold rush?
  59. Grocery Wars: Who Will Win in 5 Years?

    June 12, 2015
    Grocery stores have been slowly transitioning to become the kind of grocery stores that Millennials want and need.
  60. Will J.C. Penney Ever Recover?

    June 11, 2015
    After a series of drastic missteps, J.C. Penney may finally be making a turnaround.
  61. The Economics Of Solar Power

    June 11, 2015
    Even with the massive strides made in technological innovation, sustainable energy has failed to usurp traditional fossil ...
  62. Is Amazon Fresh A New Threat to Walmart?

    June 11, 2015
    As Amazon Fresh expands its service, Walmart is developing its own online grocery delivery and pickup service, which could ...
  63. Are the Busiest U.S. Retailers Good Investments?

    June 9, 2015
    Do the country's top three retailers in terms of traffic present good investments?
  64. Why did Target's (TGT) expansion into Canada fail so quickly?

    May 29, 2015
    Read about the four major reasons Target's expansion into Canada ended so abruptly and quickly after expanding into northern ...
  65. The 6 Most Profitable Grocery Stores

    May 28, 2015
    These are the six largest grocery store chains operating in the United States.
  66. 5 Things Plug Power Wants You to Know

    May 26, 2015
    Fuel-cell specialist Plug Power (NASDAQ: PLUG) has had a storied history, with waves of optimism over the company's prospects ...
  67. Who are Family Dollar's (FDO) main competitors?

    May 20, 2015
    Learn about the discount retail company Family Dollar and its main competitors. Explore how competitor Dollar Tree plans ...
  68. Which Dow Jones Stocks are Safe? Which are Risky?

    May 20, 2015
    In a situation where our sustained bull run could turn into a sell-off rather quickly, here are four somewhat safe Dow stocks ...
  69. Who are Rite Aid's (RAD) main competitors?

    May 19, 2015
    Learn about Rite Aid Corporation, the third-largest drugstore chain in the United States, and its major competitors in the ...
  70. Who are Target's (TGT) main competitors?

    May 19, 2015
    Learn more about the discount retailer Target and its competitors. Find out some of the things discount retailers do to increase ...
  71. Costco, Target or Walmart: Which is the Best Bet?

    May 19, 2015
    These three retailers have all been long-term winners. It that likely to continue? If so, which is the best bet?
  72. The 10 Richest Women In The United States

    May 12, 2015
    We provide an overview of America's 10 richest women, the sources of their wealth, and their professional and philanthropic ...
  73. Top 5 Biggest Mobile E-retailers

    May 8, 2015
    Online shopping has never been easier, thanks to the proliferation of mobile shopping apps.
  74. How To Trade Real Stocks For Free

    May 7, 2015
    Online brokerages have significantly lowered the cost to invest, and some new brokers are challenging the status quo even ...
  75. How India Makes Money

    April 30, 2015
    India currently has the ninth largest nominal GDP (and third largest in PPP) in the world.
  76. Jumping On Retail With ETFs

    April 29, 2015
    Retail ETFs offer limited trading and investment choices, with two primary funds and a single illiquid leveraged fund.
  77. Why Costco Is Boosting Its Organic Offerings

    April 27, 2015
    This month, organic specialty food exporter Amira Nature Foods, Ltd. announced that Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: ...
  78. Are Consumers Being Deceived About Organic Foods?

    April 20, 2015
    As the world has become more aware of the growing obesity epidemic and the dangers of unhealthy eating habits, many consumers ...
  79. This ETF Can Weather Any Market Condition

    April 8, 2015
    Looking for a winning ETF that's capable of performing in almost any environment?
  80. Should the YYY ETF Be on Your Radar?

    March 26, 2015
    Why you should, or shouldn't, invest in YYY.
  81. Chart Says This Forgotten Blue Chip Is About to Rally

    March 13, 2015
    When a member of the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average becomes a chronic underperformer, it often is at risk for removal ...
  82. Traders Look To Dividend Funds (VIG)

    March 6, 2015
    When uncertainty creeps into the mind of an active trader it is not uncommon for this type of person to turn toward the safety ...
  83. Can A Family Survive On The U.S. Minimum Wage?

    February 26, 2015
    As the political debate roars on, the numbers are clear: Even two full-timers at U.S. minimum wage can't keep a family of ...
  84. This Low-Volatility ETF Deserves Your Attention

    February 13, 2015
    When uncertainty enters the market, investors seek out safety. Instead of blue chips, stable currencies, precious metals ...
  85. Gazelle Recycles Smart Phones For Green Profits

    February 10, 2015
    Founded in 2006, Gazelle in one of several new companies that buy used, broken, or outdated mobile phones and other electronics ...
  86. Sending Money? The Top Money Transfer Services

    February 4, 2015
    Need to send money in a hurry? Here's a list of the major players in the money transfer business. Compare rates, times and ...
  87. What Is Happening To The BRIC Economies?

    January 24, 2015
    Ten years ago, it was about the BRIC countries –Brazil, Russia, India, and China, and it was thought that capitalizing their ...
  88. The Momentum, And Methods, Behind Walmart's Model

    January 18, 2015
    Walmart's success stems from low costs, which are possible through specific supply and distribution strategies, and are passed ...
  89. Oil Picks For Bulls And Bears

    January 15, 2015
    Everyone thought the biggest economic news of 2014 was going to fall somewhere between the end of quantitative easing, some ...
  90. Apple Pay vs Google Wallet: How They Work

    January 2, 2015
    Apple Pay and Google Wallet are mostly identical offerings. Apple may be to be easier to use, but Google has a more features.
  91. ShopRite: Supermarket Model for Modern Shoppers?

    December 12, 2014
    ShopRite is a supermarket model that stands out amid the everyday, widespread, corporate-controlled supermarket chains. But ...
  92. Most Powerful And Influential Public Companies In 3 Metrics

    December 9, 2014
    There are many ways to rank the word's most powerful companies. Looking at market value, brand value or sales revenue are ...
  93. The Amazon Enigma

    December 4, 2014
  94. Who are Amazon's (AMZN) main competitors?

    December 3, 2014
    Learn about companies such as Google, Alibaba Group, Walmart and Target that Amazon competes with in each of its different ...
  95. Review: The Walmart Credit Card

    December 2, 2014
    A high-interest card with no annual fee and some good rewards, the Walmart Credit Card is worth a look, especially if you ...
  96. 5 IPOs That Broke The Markets In 2014

    November 26, 2014
    In 2014, stock markets traded at record levels and the US IPO market enjoyed activity not seen since the 2000 tech bubble. ...
  97. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upward 3Q GDP Revision

    November 25, 2014
  98. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upwards 3Q GDP Revision

    November 25, 2014
  99. How Do Tech Companies Measure ROA And ROE?

    November 13, 2014
    The return on Assets (ROA) and return on equity (ROE) are often used metrics to measure the returns generated by a company.
  100. How To Protect Your Intellectual Property

    October 27, 2014
    Intellectual property rights - patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights - protect creators of everything from new ...
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