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How E-Commerce Is Killing Mall And Retailers
Department store sales hit a new record low in the data going back to 1992. The mall-store business model, and particularly, the department-store business model is being obviated bit by bit, year after year, by e-commerce:
Tesla Shares Soar On Elon Musk $420 Target Tweet
I'm certain Elon Musk is sophisticated enough to know what he said and did may land him in legal troubles; why did he do it anyway?
The Different Pictures Of Self-Employment Between Developing And Developed Nations
In developed nations, self-employment is a choice rather than a lack of choice.
Get Off The Debt Treadmill And Start Living Within Your Means
If you're drowning in debt like most Americans today, living within your means may seem impossible.
Trade War: America Is Headed Right Off A Cliff Into Economic Disaster
U.S. equity markets, after sliding on tariff threats, rallied once again as the first round of 25% tariffs were levied.
Trump Should Release SPR Oil Reserves On Monday
The speculators are at it again in the oil market, pushing up prices beyond the fundamentals.
Investors Facing Crude Facts
Shell-shocked investors are shifting their attention away from tariffs to the world’s most important commodity — crude oil.
Is Trade War Really Good For The US Economic Growth?
Estimates for US economic growth in the second quarter continue to project a strong rebound following Q1’s subdued gain.
Apple Believes Cheaper Iphones Will Be More Popular
The iPhone X release was the first Apple iPhone with OLED screens and hasn't sold well. As a result, Apple will be offering the majority of their product mix this fall with cheaper LCD screens.
Apple Is A Short Into Earnings
The days of waiting in lines, paying $800-$1,000 for a ubiquitous rectangular device that makes calls and takes pictures, or serving as status symbols are over for the smartphone Supercycle.
Tech Bubble 2.0
Microsoft`s recent purchase of GitHub for $7.5 Billion in stock tells us a couple of things about financial markets right now. Namely, Microsoft overpaid by $4.5 Billion.
The Most Overcrowded Bubble Market Trade
This is the bubble of all bubble trades going on in financial markets and it is probably just about as good as it is going to get right now with a rate hike coming in two weeks.
Warren Buffett: The Technology Investor
Warren Buffett`s next foray into the technology sector is Apple where he started an initial position last year and started adding to it to the tune of acquiring a 5% stake in the technology and hardware company.
Oil And Gasoline Spike While Trump Does "Deal Making"
Iran is a member of OPEC and one of the top 5 oil producing countries in the world. U.S. benchmark WTI oil price hit above $70 for the first time since 2014, while Brent currently sits around $78.
U.S. Mortgage Rate Surging To 5-year High
The average interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances – $453,100 or less with 20% down) jumped to 4.80% for the week ending April 27, from 4.73% in the prior week.
High Oil Prices Could Benefit The New Oil-Exporting U.S.
The production cuts from OPEC have reduced crude oil inventories back into a normal range. This can be seen in the most recent Oil Market Report from the International Energy Agency.
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