Sears Holdings
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

With the changing landscape in retail, Sears is holding on by a thread, and a thin thread at that. In the new for closing twenty more stores, one has to wonder how much longer can a store such as this continue. There are going to be large implications if, and looking more like when, Sears closes for good. You have to remember the malls that Sears is the anchor in and shopping centers where Sears occupies a large space.

 fundamentals retail   sears holdings consumer diversified wholesale and retail consumer cyclical department stores
Goldman Sachs
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Goldman Sachs and other large banks are beginning to reap higher returns as the Fed continues to raise interest rates. There are two parts to this equation that involve the lenders and the consumers. The lenders are going to want interest rates higher as that means they can earn higher interest rates. On the other hand, the borrower is not enjoying the interest rate hikes as they want to borrow at lower interest rates. With the rate the way they have been, people are going to become uncomfortable with the higher rates, but it is necessary for a variety of reasons.

 fundamentals finance   goldman sachs financial services capital markets trading
Staples
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Staples is in the news for potentially being bought by a private equity firm, which would allow the company to continue on into the future. Retail has been in rough shape recently and Staples is not immune to these effects. For those who don’t know, Staples is a company that sells office supplies and often has specials during back to school season.

 fundamentals retail   staples industrial office equipment and supplies non-it
NIKE
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Looking at the stock chart, you can see that Nike may be in a downward trend with lower highs, but we have yet to see the lower low. Nike is a company that sells athletic wear along with casual clothing and shoes. People mostly know the brand from sports and their dominance in the athletic industry. Beyond that, Nike has been able to establish a brand that no matter what era it is, many recognize the swoosh symbol and associate that with quality and performance.

 fundamentals retail   nike consumer cyclical footwear & accessories apparel
SPDR SP 500
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

As of today, the Uber CEO has stepped down due to the pressures of the public and others. Uber is a prime example of maintaining a respectable public image and how it can affect business. Of course we do not know the whole story, but we can get a general idea and formulate some sort of an opinion.

 fundamentals services   spdr sp spdr state street global advisors large blend
Walmart
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Provided you haven’t missed the news recently, then you already know that Amazon purchased Whole Foods in a deal that has everyone in the market taking notice. There are many reasons people believe as to why Amazon made this purchase, and many of them may be true. However, companies such as Walmart could potentially be in trouble as this tech giant begins intruding on their market with momentum.

 fundamentals retail   walmart consumer diversified wholesale and retail consumer defensive discount stores
FS Investment
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

When looking at investment options, many people are unaware you can invest in almost anything to a certain extent. In particular, many people fail to look at the bond and corporate debt side of the equation. This style of investing can be appealing for a person who is driven by dividend yield and can stand to have a little bit of risk.

 fundamentals other   fs investment financial services capital markets
Target
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

If you want to see an example of market disruption, just look at the recent news of Amazon purchasing Whole Foods. With a disruption such as this, companies such as Target could be in for a real pinch. Target is a retail store that sells a variety of goods including food, which is now going to be put under pressure from the giant that is Amazon.

 fundamentals retail   target consumer diversified wholesale and retail consumer defensive discount stores
Amazon
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Amazon is in the news for reportedly purchasing Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, which will add another dimension to their already growing business. Amazon is one of the businesses out there that is leading innovation and changing the way we go about our everyday business and tasks. With that, there are many different ways this can affect the consumer and how we go about our lives.

 fundamentals retail   amazon consumer cyclical specialty retail
The Kroger
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Kroger is a grocery store chain that operates in states in the south and part of the Midwest. They sell typical food items and appeals to many shoppers, unlike specialty food stores that attract people who are in search of specific food items. The stock has been depreciating due to change in the forecast and that has investor worried.

 fundamentals food   kroger consumer defensive grocery stores retail

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