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  1. No, Jet.com Is Not a Threat to Wal-Mart (WMT, AAPL)

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

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

    July 24, 2015
    Wal-Mart recently appointed Greg Penner, grandson-in-law of its founder to the post of Board Chairman. Should investors be ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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, ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. The 6 Biggest Fortune 500 Employers

    July 21, 2015
    In 2015, five of the top six biggest Fortune 500 companies are retailers.
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. Wal-Mart Holding Its Own Black Friday in Summer (WMT, AMZN)

    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 ...
  11. Why It Is Hard to Analyze American Capital Agency (AGNC, AAPL)

    July 9, 2015
    Mortgage real estate investment trusts such as American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC) are not conceptually complicated companies ...
  12. 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?
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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, ...
  20. 3 Things We Know About Mobilegeddon (So Far) (GOOGL, CMCSA)

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

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

    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?
  23. 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.
  24. Will J.C. Penney Ever Recover?

    June 11, 2015
    After a series of drastic missteps, J.C. Penney may finally be making a turnaround.
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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?
  28. 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 ...
  29. The 6 Most Profitable Grocery Stores (WMT, KR)

    May 28, 2015
    These are the six largest grocery store chains operating in the United States.
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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?
  36. The 10 Richest Women In The United States (WMT, AAPL)

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

    May 8, 2015
    Online shopping has never been easier, thanks to the proliferation of mobile shopping apps.
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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.
  40. 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: ...
  41. This ETF Can Weather Any Market Condition

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

    March 26, 2015
    Why you should, or shouldn't, invest in YYY.
  43. 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 ...
  44. Can A Family Survive On The U.S. Minimum Wage? (WMT, COST)

    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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. Gazelle Recycles Smart Phones For Green Profits (EBAY, AAPL)

    February 10, 2015
    Founded in 2006, Gazelle in one of several new companies that buy used, broken, or outdated mobile phones and other electronics ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. Wal-Mart's Future Success Lies in Neighborhood Markets (WMT)

    January 25, 2015
    Wal-Mart's Neighborhood Markets are a profitable side brand that allow for flexibility and experimentation.
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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.
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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. ...
  57. 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.
  58. How To Protect Your Intellectual Property

    October 27, 2014
    Intellectual property rights - patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights - protect creators of everything from new ...
  59. How do you compare the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and ...

    October 2, 2014
    See how the Dow Jones Industrial Average and TSX Composite move according to factors in their respective countries and from ...
  60. How Wells Fargo Became The Biggest Bank In America

    September 30, 2014
    How does WFC make money? They lend it out at a higher rate than they borrow it at. Simple, right? But the real story is how ...
  61. How Visa Counts On Your Free-Spending Ways

    August 7, 2014
    The credit card transaction business is so profitable, Visa Inc. doesn't even bother lending money. Here's how they make ...
  62. Which Billionaire Could Be Your New Neighbor?

    June 10, 2014
    Just how much real estate can the fortunes of the founders of Tesla, Google, Amazon and Microsoft buy? You'll be surprised.
  63. What Will Become of Berkshire Hathaway Beyond Buffett?

    May 9, 2014
    Warren Buffett, who has become almost synonymous with the term “investor,” remains robust, but at 83 is clearly somewhere ...
  64. How To Ride the Organic & Natural Products Wave

    May 6, 2014
    With consumers shopping healthier, purveyors of organic and natural foods could be great long-term buys for investors.
  65. Why Wal-Mart Needs To Expand Into Financial Services

    April 28, 2014
    Wal-Mart's slow but steady push into the financial services sector could help jumpstart the chain's moribund U.S. sales.
  66. How Procter & Gamble Found Itself in Everyone's Cupboard

    April 22, 2014
    Out of necessity, some giant corporations have narrow product lines. A bank, for instance, can package loans in only so many ...
  67. How Some Brands Come Back from Near Death

    April 17, 2014
    Some company brands manage to revive themselves, while others die and go to brand heaven.
  68. Why Walmart's Growth is No Longer a Given

    April 16, 2014
    Walmart is the ultimate mom-and-pop success story, but how can the largest retailer in the world continue growing in the ...
  69. Amazon’s Profitless Triumph

    October 25, 2013
    Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) shares are trading near an all-time high even though the company hasn’t earned big profits since ...
  70. It's Time To Check Out Supermarket Stocks

    October 16, 2013
    Grocery chains have been holding up remarkably well, much better that the companies that were supposedly going to eat their ...
  71. Market Summary for August 16, 2013

    August 16, 2013
    The major U.S. indices moved lower this week, led by the Dow Jones and S&P 500 indices that encompass industrials and broad ...
  72. The Big Play In Big Data

    August 6, 2013
    Given just how technology oriented our lives are becoming, the amount of data we are creating is staggering. But in that ...
  73. Kroger Leverages Its Strength To Get Even Stronger

    July 9, 2013
    Buying Harris Teeter could be a very savvy long-term move, but only if Kroger leaves it alone.
  74. Wal-Mart Uses Rigorous Cost Control To Offset Weaker Sales

    May 17, 2013
    Sluggish sales growth at Wal-Mart isn't a big surprise, but it could keep a lid on the stock.
  75. Fact Sheet: What Is The Fortune 500 List?

    May 14, 2013
    The Fortune 500 is a list most have heard of but don't know much about. Here, we present the basics with a few interesting ...
  76. Trading Wave "C" In Stocks

    December 5, 2012
    Stock corrections typically unfold in three major waves: A, B and C. It is highly likely B, is underway, and any slide in ...
  77. Hudson's Bay Company: Canada's Largest IPO Of 2012

    November 21, 2012
    Canada's oldest company reentered the public markets Nov. 20 with an IPO at $17 per share.
  78. Kroger Has The Quality, But Value Is Less Certain

    September 10, 2012
    Kroger's low margins impair its long-term value.
  79. Wal-Mart Stores Second Quarter Earnings Preview

    August 13, 2012
    Shares of Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) have risen 24.1% since May 15, 2012 to close at $73.68 on August 10, 2012. The company ...
  80. Why Is Walmart Evil, But Amazon Isn't?

    July 27, 2012
    Walmart is one of the most hated companies in America, but why does Amazon get away with many of the same policies?
  81. Campbell Soup Quenches Thirst With Bolthouse Purchase

    July 10, 2012
    Campbell Soup announced on July 9 that it's buying Bolthouse juices for $1.55 billion. Here's why this looks like a win/win ...
  82. Bank On Your Pets

    June 3, 2012
    Even during a downturn people can't help but spoil their pets.
  83. Invest In Consumer Staples

    June 1, 2012
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  84. 3 Less Obvious Reasons To Own Tractor Supply

    May 23, 2012
    Tractor Supply is near an all-time high. We provide three less obvious reasons to own its stock.
  85. Growth Stocks With Moderate Risk

    April 11, 2012
    With the shaky comeback happening in the markets, it's important to stick to a simple philosophy to generate returns.
  86. Post Cereal Worth Holding

    March 30, 2012
    Post is just getting going on its own, but could be an interesting investing story as spinoffs generally have a solid performance ...
  87. China's Booming E-Commerce Market

    March 29, 2012
    China’s rapidly growing consumer story is spreading to its e-commerce sector as well. Given the nation’s huge population ...
  88. Zhongpin Takes Investors To The Abattoir

    March 15, 2012
    Zhongpin disappointed investors with lower volumes and weak margins.
  89. A Look At The Baby Berkshires

    March 9, 2012
    Using value investing principals, Warren Buffet has turned Berkshire Hathaway into a model of success and made his shareholders ...
  90. Wal-Mart Laboring From Its Size

    February 24, 2012
    Wal-Mart announced financial results on Feb. 21. Sales growth was robust, but cash flow trends were discouraging.
  91. 3 Not So Obvious Reasons To Own Berkshire Hathaway

    November 10, 2011
    Berkshire Hathaway, despite its critics, has plenty of untapped potential.
  92. Can You Rest In Peace With Funeral Stocks?

    October 28, 2011
    Barring a zombie apocalypse, deathcare companies can always look forward to a healthy stream of incoming clients.
  93. Time To Buy Bulk In Costco Stock?

    August 24, 2011
    Costco has been getting its groove back this summer. Learn three reasons to own its stock.
  94. H&R Block: 3 Reasons Buffett Should Buy Back In

    July 27, 2011
    Buffett may have moved on from HRB, but there are three strong reasons he might want to take another look.
  95. 3 Consumer ETFs To Consider

    May 26, 2011
    We look at staples, discretionary and emerging consumer ETFs in the U.S. and abroad.
  96. Prefer Dividends? Why Not Look At Preferred Stock?

    April 11, 2011
    Preferred stock is an under-used option for income-seeking investors.
  97. Treasury Shares Wreak Havoc On Retained Earnings

    December 14, 2010
    Aeropostale's retirement of 47.5 million shares in October is worth looking into.
  98. Build Diversity Through Beta

    November 17, 2010
    In conjunction with stock valuation ratios like the price-to-earnings ratio and the price-to-earnings-growth ratio, a stock's ...
  99. Margin Of Safety Stocks

    July 9, 2010
    Investors will inevitably make mistakes, but whether these will sink their porfolios depends on their margin of safety.
  100. CEOs' Retirement Savings Are Safe: Are Yours?

    January 21, 2010
    CEOs make huges salaries, yet corporate boards still feel compelled to guarantee huge retirement packages.
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