Should we be worried about Inflation?

Expect inflation to slowly get worse and bitcoin prices to slowly rise over the next year. Also expect inflation to hurt lower income people and increase the growing civil and political unrest in the United States.

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Is Warren Buffett Right about Walmart?

Buffett likes Amazon and dislikes Walmart. Something that a lot of us stock geeks overlook is that Buffett has been bullish on Amazon for a long time. Uncle Warren has never been fond of the Everything Store’s stock, but he’s been investing in the company’s debt for a long time. He bought $98.3 million worth of its junk bonds back in 2003. Therefore Buffett was an Amazon bull long before it was fashionable. He’s also on record as a Jeff Bezos fan.

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Whole Foods, Walgreens subsidiary biggest beneficiaries from Apple Pay

The numbers show us that Apple Pay is far from the mainstream. Unless some sort of radical paradigm shift occurs; it will be well over a decade before average Americans even consider this solution.

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Retail Predictions for 2017

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) will have another great year as it continues to vacuum up market share. The Everything Store’s revenues grew by $20.98 billion during the first three quarters of 2016; rising from $107.01 billion in December to $127.99 billion in September. If this continues Amazon’s revenue will surpass $130 billion for first quarter 2016 and could potentially exceed $150 billion by January 2018 wow!! This will make Amazon, America’s leading retailer and the dominant force in the business. Among other things it will accelerate the scramble to expand online we’re seeing on the part of other retailers.

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Best Grocery Hacks for 2017

Use Kroger ClickList. Many Kroger supermarkets now offer ClickList a service that lets you order items online then pick them up at curbside. The big advantage to click list is that Kroger’s employees will do the shopping for you. All you to do is to pay and pick it up.

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Is Amazon Really a Threat to Grocers?

My take is that the major grocers; and high-end grocers like Whole Foods, will survive but many of the regional and discount chains will not. Instead of being a direct threat to grocers, Amazon will be an indirect threat taking some business and providing another headache for grocers.

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Android Pay in Russia, Apple Pay adds Gift Cards

Android Pay, Alphabet’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) mobile wallet is scheduled to debut in Russia sometime in 2017. All Android-based smartphones in

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Surprise; Kroger’s Revenues Growing Faster than Costco’s

During third quarter 2016, Kroger’s revenues increased by $1.48 billion. Costco’s revenues grew by $880 million in the same quarter and Walmart’s expanded by $770 million. Kroger reported $112.41 billion in revenues in July that grew to $113.89 billion October; Costco reported $118.72 billion in revenues in August that grew to $119.60 billion in November, and Walmart reported revenues of $483.83 billion in July and $484.60 billion in October.

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Amazon and Other Threats to Costco

Walmart would like to be more like Costco for one simple reason: cash. Costco is a very cash-rich company, it reported a net income of $2.41 billion on November 30, 2016.

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The Retail Jobs Apocalypse is here

Hundreds of thousands of retail jobs are vanishing before our eyes.

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