Are Home Improvement Stores a Bubble?

Is improvement really a growth industry or is it a bubble? After all The Home Depot had 2,274 stores in February 2016, and Lowes and its subsidiaries were operating 2,365 locations in 2015. That adds up to 4,639 stores which raises the obvious question: how many stores can the market support.

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Upheaval Democrats might Retake House

The political upheaval that brought Donald Trump to the White House seems to be accelerating. The shocking results of a special election for the U.S. House of Representatives might indicate a paradigm shift that would reshape Congress and sweep away the current Democratic leadership is coming.

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Three Strangely Prophetic Plotlines from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Instead of mere entertainment, Buffy the Vampire Slayer becomes a disturbing premonition of some of the darker aspects of our modern reality. That’s saying a lot for a teen series that was often ignored when it first appeared.

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Tesla Planning Electric Semi-Truck and Pickup

If Musk can really build an electric big rig he’ll demonstrate that Tesla has some amazing design and manufacturing capabilities. Creating such a machine and getting it running will be an amazing feat.

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A Batch of Earnings Reports to Watch For

Any of these companies’ reports will provide a good glimpse of economic activity a look at them all might show us where the economy is heading. They might also show us if political and upheaval and destructive trends like the retail apocalypse will continue.

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Is Bed Bath & Beyond Defying the Retail Odds?

The thing that stands out most about Bed, Bath & Beyond are its’ revenues. They’ve actually been increasing in a very difficult retail environment. BBBY reported revenues of $12.1 billion in February 2016 that grew to $12.22 billion in February 2017. That’s an accomplishment in a market where similar brands like JC Penny (NYSE: JCP) and Target (NYSE: TGT) are struggling with falling revenues.

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11 Hyperloop Lines Proposed for United States

Hyperloop One’s Global Challenge includes 11 routes in the United States, CleanTechnica reported. One of which is incredibly ambitious – 1,152 miles or 1,853.964 kilometers in length.

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8,640 stores may close in 2017

Buss based his estimate on the number of store closings reported so far in 2017; 2,880, Bloomberg reported. If Buss’s prediction comes true the number of store closings in 2017 will exceed the record number in 2008, the year of the Great Economic Meltdown.

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Famed Investor Predicts $500,000 Bitcoin in 13 years

Therefore half a million dollar bitcoin is possible but getting there will be a rocky road. One thing is certain though, volatility is the norm for cryptocurrency prices so get used to it.

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Does Volkswagen Make Money?

All this indicates that Volkswagen is a very cash-rich company that is definitely undervalued by the markets. It also fits the value investing criteria of a really good company going through a rough stretch.

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