SPDR S&P Retail (ETF)
When you think of teen apparel you probably think of names like Gap, perhaps Victoria’s Secret, or maybe even Ralph Lauren. Somehow retail continues to do an extremely impressive job of generating yields. Let me illustrate this for you.
Economics of retail
Several leading online companies such as Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) and eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) haven’t performed well in the past several months as their shares only slightly rose. Share of these companies are not beating the market (up to date). But are these companies doing better than the online retail market? Are they still beating other E-commerce sites? Let’s take a close look on this issue.
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The debate over the taxation of Internet transactions and its potential effect on sales at leading e-commerce companies continues to heat up. The U.S Senate recently advanced legislation that would allow states to tax sales that are conducted over the Internet for out-of-state companies.
Many investors and online buyers are concerned that this move will curb the sharp growth in online retail sales. I think the potential ramifications might more »
Seeking profits by owning stock in companies that bring consumer products to the market has always been considered by many investment professionals to be a prudent strategy. The simple belief that goods necessary for basic needs of life will not be subject to the whims and fancies of market conditions places this type of investment in the defensive category. The operating cash flows and profits of such companies tend to more »
Mobile Mini sold off after its last earnings report, but there is value on its books for patient investors.