over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

For the Halloween season, Starbucks has introduced a zombie drink that contains greens and purples to mimic the look of a zombie. Similar to the unicorn drink earlier this year, it is aimed to bring more people into the stores. However, there is an issue with slowing demand in the American marketplace. Starbucks is global and services many, but a large portion of their portfolio is Americas. With slowing demand and a growing company, this could spell trouble for the company down the road.

 fundamentals food   starbucks consumer restaurants consumer cyclical
General Motors
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

General Motors is a leading name in the auto industry and today was downgraded by Goldman Sachs from a neutral to a sell. This is due to cylical pressures and potential issues with North American product changeover, as cited by Goldman. Purchasing vehicles is a very cyclical item because people are only making big ticket purchases if they are financial stable and they have job security.

 fundamentals cars   gm consumer cyclical auto manufacturers automobiles and trucks
Health Care Select
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

There are several different sectors out there and each of them bring their own unique differences to the table. One of the more popular sectors is the healthcare sector. This includes pharmaceuticals, hospitals, and other similar companies. People always says death and taxes are certain, so there will always be a need for healthcare. However, the way these companies operate and how people invest in them can vary and often times be difficult. The intricate workings of big pharma and beyond can take long hours of research to understand.

 fundamentals services   health care spdr state street global advisors health
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

The moment many iPhone enthusiasts have been waiting for, and that is the preorder of the iPhone X, which is going to be a complete change from what we’ve known the iPhone to be. This is going to be the phone that people may line up days before to get their chance at being one of the first to own the device. The reason for such importance on the newest iPhone is that Apple gains a large portion of their revenue from phone sales.

 fundamentals technology   apple consumer electronics computers
Sears Holdings
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

It is no secret that retail is struggling and names we?ve become accustomed too are folding. Sears is one of those darlings that people have sentimental attachment with, but slowly the company is losing their grip to hold on. In a latest announcement, Sears will no longer be selling Whirlpool appliances citing margins would be too thin. A relationship that has lasted over a century, gone in the blink of an eye. We can count this as another nail in the coffin as Sears is struggling to hold on and maintain life. It may be inevitable at this point but only time will determine that.

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

We all have heard at this point about Bitcoin and what the cryptocurrency market can offer. From no middleman to quicker transaction times, there are plenty of benefits but with those come just as many questions of negatives. However, this article is not about those but rather the hard fork that occurred creating a new currency named Bitcoin Gold. If you follow this sector, you probably remember the hard fork that created Bitcoin Cash. Essentially, a hard fork is a split that creates a new currency that allows more of that currency to be created under a different name. Notice it is all Bitcoin, but there are now three variations of the cryptocurrency.

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

As the holiday season approaches, people are building their shopping list. Toys make up a great deal of these lists and it is the time of year retail looks to jump into the black. Hasbro is a company that produces many of the names we know and love, but there is worry in the market that with the closure of Toys R Us, Hasbro is going to have a lower than expected quarter. Retail is being forecasted to keep this negative pressure into 2018, despite efforts to change.

 fundamentals services   hasbro consumer cyclical leisure recreation
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

The most popular offerings are IPO’s, or initial public offerings. This is when a company decides to create shares and sell them to the public market. Some famous IPO’s in recent history include Twitter, Snap Inc., and Blue Apron. The process for an IPO is time consuming and takes multiple moving parts. Now with the introduction of cryptocurrencies, some are beginning to fund their operations with ICO’s or initial coin offerings. This is essentially when a company trades you their currency for U.S. Dollars in return.

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

If you’ve ever stopped and looked at the cell phone market, then you know the competition is fierce. Not only are the providers trying to get an edge, but the equipment they sell if just as important as the brand itself. Taking a look at Verizon, they have recently released numbers and acquired more users than the street thought. However, that does not take away the fact T-Mobile and Sprint are gaining ground. If you want to boil it down to any one item, it could be the cost of having a cell phone plan.

 fundamentals services   verizon communications telecommunications diversified telecommunications communication services telecom services
JHancock Multifactor
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Internationally speaking, many people are unsure of what that entails investment wise. People typically have a general understanding of our markets due to the news and passive exposure. However, you ask them about international markets and they may not be able to give you anything at all. International investing is a wonderful way to solidify a well balanced portfolio as well as give you exposure to aspects only seen outside the United Stated markets. With that being said, one of the more effective method of gaining exposure is through an ETF.

 fundamentals other   jhancock multifactor john hancock foreign large blend

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