The aging of the Baby Boom will have many profound effects on the economy; the first of these to be seen will be the biggest yard sale in history.Read more
Working with First Data makes Ant a major player in U.S. mobile wallets because Clover’s retail footprint is almost as big as that of Apple Pay. Apple Pay is accepted by around 4.5 million U.S. merchants.
Alipay also gets access to all of Ant’s resources. Ant is one of the world’s most valuable unicorns (pre-IPO companies) some analysts have estimated its value at $75 billion. Alipay alone has an estimated value of $50 billion according to CSLA Hong Kong Analyst Elinor Leung.Read more
There is one scary figure in Berkshire’s first quarter results and that’s cash and short-term investments. Why has Uncle Warren stashed $96.46 billion in the bank?
An obvious and frightening reason is that Buffett and crew think the U.S. economy is on shaky economic ground. They think something is about to give in the American economy, and when it does they plan to go shopping.Read more
If you must invest in a gold company buy Barrick, it is cheap and fairly safe. You may not make a lot of money; ABX is scheduled is to pay a dividend of 3¢ on May 30, 2017, but at least your investment will grow. Barrick Gold shareholders with a return on equity of 18.38% which is more than you can say for most gold miners.Read more
PayPal sees a bright future for P2P and is betting big on the technology. The company acquired the Canadian cloud-based payment processor TIO Networks for $233 million in February, a press release indicates.Read more
Exxon-Mobil has a lot of cash and a lot of float, and that cash and float is increasing. That, and the unpopularity of fossil fuels these days certainly makes it a value investment but it’s also a growth investment. Who knew?Read more
If you are looking for a low-cost long term value play in technology Ford is a great stock. It is cheap, but the company generates a lot of cash and is making some very shrewd investments in technology that will greatly increase its value.Read more
The incredible momentum has made Amazon America’s dominant retailer. It is setting the trends for the industry and effectively dictating some aspects of business practice such as prices and return policy to brick and mortar competitors.Read more
Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ: WBA) appears to be the latest retailer to experience the “Amazon Effect.” The drugstore giant just reported its second straight quarter of declining revenues.Read more
Tax preparation is a great deal for those in the business, but a lousy deal for investors. Stay away from Liberty Tax stock if you want to make money in the market.Read more