Target Falls Victim to Amazon’s Unstoppable Ascent
Analysts project the biggest earnings growth for the S&P 500 since 2011 this quarter. But retail companies are bracing for pain. You see, while Amazon has soared, brick-and-mortar shops have been dying a slow death. And Target is the next victim.
GameStop’s Earnings: The End of the Video Game Boom?
The PureFunds Video Game Tech ETF (GAMR) has virtually doubled the returns of the S&P 500 over the last 12 months. But on the heels of a bad earnings report, “experts” now believe that GameStop (GME) just rained on the video game parade.
How to “Amazon-Proof” Your Portfolio
Retail is certainly still viable and worthy of representation in any well-balanced portfolio. But with Amazon looming over the industry like a mob boss, you have to be strategic. I asked my senior analyst, Martin Hutchinson, to help our readers “Amazon-proof” their portfolios.
Epic Divide in Consumer Sentiment
Based on recent consumer sentiment readings, we’re a historically divided nation. And with corporate tax reform up next, the epic divide could get even deeper. So I asked my senior analyst Martin Hutchinson to address the delicate issue of tax reform. Read on to see how Lowe’s could benefit immensely from his findings.
Prepare Yourself for the “Invisible” Technology Revolution
The next major tech revolution (and wealth bonanza) is about to be unleashed. Frankly, it’s been hiding in plain sight. However, many investors still don’t see it coming. Mainly because the interface is literally invisible. I’m, of course, talking about voice interfaces — like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa. Here’s the best way to play this unstoppable trend.
Two Ways to Play the Highflying Drone Market
Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, might be the most important tech device on the market since the smartphone. Consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers estimates the global drone market will be worth $127 billion by 2020. Here are two ways to play the trend.
AI Can Stop the Slow Bleed That’s Killing Economies
Around the globe, financial fraud costs businesses and governments trillions of dollars annually. Stronger auditing systems would be the easiest way to fix the problem. The solution? Use artificial intelligence to enhance fraud detection.
Friday Charts: Economic Sentiment Reaches Record High
Optimism can be a powerful economic force. That is, as long as all the good feelings translate into good actions. Like increased capital expenditures and hiring. Well, economic sentiment has never been higher.
Why the No. 1 Way to Play the iPhone Isn’t Apple
Most investors in the IoT space are on the hunt for a technology company that’s crafting the world’s next game-changing device. But you don’t need to isolate a single winner like Apple. There’s a way to cash in no matter who cracks the code.