PayPal keeps growing like Crazy

Those revenue figures demonstrate that PayPal is capable of sustained organic growth. They also show us that its business is capable of long term growth. What’s more impressive is that revenue growth is occurring without Amazon’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) help.

Most people know that you cannot use PayPal on Amazon, but Dan Schulman has been trying to change that. The PayPal CEO told Bloomberg Technology he is in conversations with Amazon but would not reveal details.

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Should we be Worried about American Express

American Express also some very bright prospects for the future. One is the growing use of payment apps such as Apple Pay and Android Pay; which Amex supports. That might grow the value of credit card payments and profits from them.

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CVS Health Profits from the Centralization of American Healthcare

The growth of CVS Health seems to verify one of my pet theories: the US healthcare system is steadily centralizing and consolidating. Companies like CVS are laying the groundwork for a centralized national single-payer healthcare system whether we want one or not.

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JPMorgan Chase Growing with FinTech

Major retailers prefer Chase Pay because the technology it uses to connect with cash registers QR (quick read) scanning maybe more secure than Apple Pay’s NFC (near-field communications). Chase Pay also limits retailers’ liability because the transaction takes place in Chase’s system rather than the retailer’s. Apple Pay directly accesses the store’s systems, which is one reason why companies like Walmart are so leery of it.

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Credit Cards’ Bright Future on Display at Discover Financial Services

These numbers; and the 27.77% profit margin reported on September, show that Discover’s decision to concentrate on providing basic credit card services and good customer service is paying off.

By ignoring flashy gimmicks and avowing entanglements with retailers; such as American Express (NYSE: AXP) messy relationship with Costco, Discover has been able to maintain steady market share. It has also accumulated a lot of street cred and good will along the way.

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Triumph Bank Bancorp do Regional Banks Make Money?

This is the big dilemma that brick and mortar institutions whether they be giant monster banks or small local operations face. There are generations of people out there that almost never use brick and mortar banks; including Generation Xers (like me) and Millennials.

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Have Bank Stocks Turned Around?

Another reason why bank revenues are growing is that upper income families are making more money. University of Berkeley Economist Emmanueal Saez reported that the incomes of the richest 1% of US workers increased by 7.7% in 2015, CBS reported.

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PayPal Keeps Growing and Growing and Growing

That makes PayPal a growth stock that generates a lot of cash. My guess is that it will pay a nice dividend day, but until then it will generate a lot of cash and grow systematically. PayPal is on track to becoming a payment industry giant that might outstrip such historic rivals as American Express (NYSE: AXP) at some point.

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Is eBay Relevant Anymore?

Naturally this piques the interest of value investors, if eBay is an unfashionable company that makes money; it meets some classic Ben Graham criteria for a value bargain. That means we will need to ask the all-important question here: is eBay making money?

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The Military Industrial Complex Pays Off at Lockheed Martin

The growing hysteria about conflicts with China and Russia; as well as the prospect of a new space race to Mars ignited by Elon Musk’s colonization schemes, make the prospect of increased business for LMT likely. If you are looking for an income stock for uncertain times and willing to pay a high price Lockheed Martin might be for you.

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