over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Kohl’s has recently unveiled in 10 stores that they are going to begin selling Amazon products as well as accepting returns of items that were purchased from Amazon. In a dark and depressing retail landscape, this is a bright spot and these two are teaming up to play into their respective strengths. Kohl’s has the brick and mortar presence that Amazon does not. Kohl’s benefits by having the privilege to sell Amazon products and attract a new dynamic customer base.

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

New homebuilding numbers came out and they were lower than expected, but they are saying that this is due to the hurricanes that have hit the country. Certainly this has something to do with it, but keep in mind that there could be underlying issues. Homebuilding is an indicator of peoples willing to move and buy, and can show a trust in the workforce that jobs are readily available or there is enough people spending money. Investments that could be specifically affected are REIT’s are real estate investment trusts. Typically a go to for investors to add diversification, it is sensitive to these situations.

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

Bitcoin continues to push boundaries by making new highs, but many are beginning to wonder if it is over valued and is being hyped up. Time will reveal the answer to that, but in the mean time, it continues to be a form of investment and spending for many. Bitcoin is the face cryptocurriencies everywhere and it stretches far beyond the coin itself.

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

Technology continues to advance and the many different applications on the market now allow the user to invest essentially however they like. A popular issue that arises though is that people are tired of the cost of trading. Some brokers are charging five dollars or more to process a trade. The more people pay for trades the less they are investing and it diminishes potential returns. With that being said, there are multiple ways to increase your investing margins using apps for your phone.

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

We will be concluding the ETF series with an international ETF that will allow you to have exposure to the rest of the world. International holdings can certainly add value, but many avoid it due to the unknowns. Reporting of individual companies is different than that of the United States, making it difficult to obtain financial numbers. Vanguard offers an international ETF by the ticker of VXUS.

 fundamentals other   vanguard total vanguard foreign large blend
Netflix
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Netflix is raising their prices and this is not worrying investors. This company is a streaming service that allows users to watch television shows and movies for a monthly subscription fee. Hulu and Amazon are direct competitors but they seem to be holding their ground well. With the raise in prices, the debate people are having is will this hurt their market share. Advances in technology and 4K features, these are reasonable points for the company to raise their price.

 fundamentals services   netflix consumer cyclical media - diversified entertainment
Amazon
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Amazon is searching for a location to put their second headquarters and major cities such as Chicago are taking this seriously. The amount of jobs and income this HQ would provide to the winning bidder would be significant to say the least. This company continues to dominate the market and they have been cited as an ingredient to the retail slow down. Companies such as Walmart and Google are teaming up to take on this giant.

 fundamentals retail   amazon consumer cyclical specialty retail
SPDR Gold Shares
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

For the edition of the ETF series, we take a look at the most well known commodity, and that is gold. Gold is an interesting commodity that many people see as either an object that can physically be held or an investment strategy. This popular item is always debated during certain times of the business cycle and will always be debated for years to come. The questions many people bring up are when and how to invest in it, and if it can generate great returns.

 fundamentals mining   spdr gold spdr state street global advisors commodities precious metals
Wells Fargo
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

It has been a little bit of time since the Wells Fargo scandal hit but many are still feeling the effects. From opening fraudulent accounts and people calling for jail time, this brand has certainly put its image in a bit of a bind. Wells Fargo is a large financial institution that essential touches every aspect of the financial system. From investing to retail, they cover a wide spectrum.

 fundamentals finance   wells fargo services banking financial services banks - global
SPDR SP Retail
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

In the latest edition of the ETF Series, we take a look at a struggling sector. If you missed the latest issue, we took a look at the ticker XLF, which is a sector fund that focuses on financials. This edition, we take a look at XRT, which is the SPDR product that focuses on retail. Retail has been struggling this year and continues with the latest store to close being Toys R Us. With this sector seemingly a minefield, looking at this particular ETF can allow you to gain exposure without the company specific risk, which can prove to be costly in the current market climate.

 fundamentals retail   spdr sp spdr state street global advisors consumer cyclical

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