Is Square Making Money?

Square has the ability to dramatically increase the amount of cash flowing through the till but a hard time maintaining that cash from operations. The danger here is that cash flow is not steady, which makes it hard to generate flow, or keep the money

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Citi Sends Costco Members False Cancellation Message

This is certainly an opportunity for Walmart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), which owns Costco’s biggest competitor Sam’s Club. Sam’s Club now takes American Express in an attempt to lure Costco members.

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Is Discover the Value Investment in Credit Cards?

My take is that both Visa and MasterCard are overpriced; and headed for a fall, but Discover is not. Visa in particular is on shaky ground because its booming revenue is not translating into net income.

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MasterCard Joins the Payment App Wars

MasterPass looks like a serious contender in the payment wars that has a few advantages over Apple Pay. A big one is the existing MasterCard payment network. One critical step the company has done is to get the big monster banks including BOA and Citi (NYSE: C) onboard. Notably missing is Chase which is pushing its own Chase Pay solution.

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