Companies that Might Disappear in 2017

With the great retail die off heating off, many investors are wondering what companies will disappear next. Here is a list of companies in several industries that might vanish over the next year or so.

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Sears Investors are about to get Burned…. again possibly by a Kmart REIT

Investors need to say away from a potential Kmart REIT like anything Lampert touches it will lose money. It looks as if another group of investors are about to get burned by another lousy Lampert stock.

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Holiday Season of Pain begins – Macy’s to lay off 10,100 Sears Closings Accelerate

Those closures are addition to 46 shutdowns the company had announced internally on December 27. If these reports are true, Sears might be closing 196 stores. That’s more than 10% of Sears’ footprint, it currently operates around 1,500 stores.

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Can Kohl’s survive the Holidays?

This brings us to the important question of who is right about Kohl’s, bears worried about the revenues; or bulls who only see the 50¢ dividend paid on December 5? Something investors need to remember is that both bulls and bears are animals with notoriously bad eyesight.

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Stocks to Dump in 2017

That means there are some equities you should throw out of your portfolio right now. Disturbingly some big names; that were once among the best and brightest in stocks, are now among the deadwood you need to jettison.

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Disastrous Holiday Season Looming for Retailers

Investors should pay close attention to what happens at Target and Macy’s this holiday season. Their performance; or lack of it, might show us where American retail is going and what effect Amazon is really having on the market.

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America’s $2 Trillion Public Pension Crisis

The ultimate nightmare of the public pension crisis would be governments suddenly stop paying pensions. Under that scenario some retirees would go from a comfortable retirement with a boat and a second house on the lake to sleeping on their children’s couch.

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How is Sears Staying in Business?

Sears stockholders had better sell off fast because the final round of the Sears death spiral seems to be beginning. It’ll be a miracle if Sears survives 2017 without bankruptcy or liquidation.

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Is Barrick Gold Doomed?

A major reason why Modi killed his nation’s two largest banknotes was to stop the flow of cash out of the economy and into gold. That might be sound economic policy; but is potential disaster for Barrick and his competitors because India is the world’s largest market for gold.

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Will Falling NFL Ratings Destroy CBS?

It looks as if two entire generations; the 18-35 year-old Millennials and the 35-50 year-old Generation Xers, are tuning out network TV; or at least CBS. One has to wonder how long the company can survive with older viewers dying off, and younger couch potatoes tuning out.

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