over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

In the news most recently, there has been a ransom wear cyber attack happening throughout the world. People are having trouble pin pointing who the attackers are, but they are certainly making their presence known. Ransom wear is an attack that infects a computer and demands some sort of payment to have the computer unlocked. Typically the payment is requested in Bitcoin or something similar, as this is difficult and nearly impossible to trace back to the requestor.

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

Since the housing market crisis beginning in 2008, U.S. Steel’s stock has had a difficult time rebounding to their previous highs, which could be due to the over inflated housing market. Now, the pressure seems to be coming from the Chinese and their ability to produce and ship steel at a cheaper price.

 United States  fundamentals industry   united states primary production steel production and products basic materials steel
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

If you take a look at the stock chart, you can see that the chart has been fairly range bound and is currently sitting at the lows. For those who are unfamiliar with Dicks Sporting Goods, the company sells sporting equipment and clothing items. With the recent conditions of the market, it would make sense why the price is at where it’s at.

 Dicks Sporting  fundamentals retail   dicks sporting consumer cyclical specialty retail
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Illinois is about to become the first state to be rated as a junk grade investment if the government is unable to pass a budget for the third straight year. This is going to be new territory for all and could cost taxpayers noticeably more for those living within the state. For overall investments, this may not mean a whole lot as people who are running bond funds can simply overlook the state and move on to the next one. However, people who can stomach a little risk, this may provide an opportunity for higher returns.

 iShares iBoxx  fundamentals goverment   ishares iboxx ishares corporate bond
  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.

 Sears Holdings  fundamentals retail   sears holdings consumer diversified wholesale and retail
  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.

 Goldman Sachs  fundamentals finance   goldman sachs financial services capital markets trading
  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.

 Staples  fundamentals retail   staples industrial office equipment and supplies non-it
  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.

 NIKE  fundamentals retail   nike consumer cyclical footwear & accessories apparel
  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.

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  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.

 Walmart  fundamentals retail   walmart consumer diversified wholesale and retail consumer defensive discount stores

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