over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Walmart has announced that they are going to pass on hiring seasonal help in exchange giving their current employees the extra hours and learning experience. This is different then what other companies in the same field have done, which could work out well for Walmart.

Thinking from an operations standpoint, there is no need to train new people, set them up for payroll, and have on the job training. Sure the tasks may not be the most difficult, but there still is some training involved. The company was also under pressure not too long ago for not paying their employees enough, so supporters of that will be enthused to learn about this.

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  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Bed Bath & Beyond has fallen as much as 15% due to the competition in the home goods sector of the market. This company is known for their diverse selection of home goods as well as gift registries for major events such as weddings or graduations. It sounds like a broken record, but the retail space is shifting as we know it any very few are pushing through it with massive success.

A company such as Bed Bath & Beyond needs to up their online presence if they stand to compete against the Amazons and Walmarts of the world. Retail companies have been pressured, but this can create value for investors. Value is what we all are searching for, but this takes time and patience to wait for the right opportunity.

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  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

T-Mobile and Sprint have discussed mergers and this should come as no surprise. T-Mobile has continued to do well over the last few years and this makes them more competitive than before. The price wars within the cell phone industry have caused a pullback in the leaders and resurgence in the underperformers, which include T-Mobile.

Obviously they are in the earlier stages of negotiations as it has been report due diligence has yet to be completed. Regardless, these companies have been a candidate for sales or mergers for quite some time. However, the government may step in and decide this is a monopolized industry and disallow the merger. This is certainly to be continued.

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  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Toys “R” Us may begin to file bankruptcy at any point this week. The toy selling giant has been around for years and is under the same pressers as most of retail. Amazon and other large companies with an online presence are taking over the market and shifting the way people conduct business. There are only a few details out to the public right now but this will be another in a long list of companies that closed their doors this year, and we still have 3 more months to go.

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  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Shorting a market is when you borrow shares from a broker; sell them on the market, and then buying them back at hopefully a lower price, returning the shares to the lender. The short ratio is essentially letting the market know the number of share being shorted of that equity. Also, it can tell you how long it will take the borrower to buy those shares back.

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  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Bitcoin is in the news and not for good reasons. The Chinese government has cracked down on initial coin offerings as well as exchanges. Recently, one of China’s largest Bitcoin exchanges stated that are going to halt operations in light of the new regulations being proposed. For people who understand the currency thoroughly, this may not be the end of the world. However, people looking to enter the market may begin to have second thoughts if one of the most technology savvy countries is regulating the space.

 fundamentals retail   macroaxis
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

With the second hurricane weakening, we as a nation can begin to evaluate the damages that have occurred. From a financial standpoint, many have noted that gas prices have gone up due to the first hurricane hitting Houston. This is because the refineries and other operations in distributing oil were slowed or stopped.

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Apple
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

The newest iPhone is set to debut tomorrow and is primed to be the latest and greatest. Many people are expecting a major makeover that the iPhone has not seen in nearly a decade. Some speculations that are being discussed no home button, face recognition, and a full screen that covers the entier phone. Tomorrow will bring suspense as well because rumors have hit that there may be a supply shortage due to several factors in the production process.

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  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

These last 24 hours have been an eventful way to end the short workweek. Equifax reported that over one hundred million people have had their data compromised due to hackers. This includes information such as social security numbers, birthdates, and other information that may be sensitive.

 fundamentals services   macroaxis
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

There are many different ways to invest in the markets today. From options to stocks, you can gain market exposure in many different ways. There are questions you have to ask yourself first, such as what type of returns you are looking for. Also, you need to define your risk profile and what types of investments you are willing to hold. I want to go over a few types of investments options you should consider when you are looking to enter the market.

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