What is killing the Department Stores?

The real culprit in the death of the Great American Department Stores is changing times. Since there is no way to change that investors should stay away from this sector, perhaps far away.

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Amazon Moves Closer to Total Retail Domination

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.

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Retail Apocalypse Scorecard: How Many Stores are Really Closing?

The most disturbing aspect of the retail apocalypse afflicting America is that nobody knows how many stores are really closing.

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Will the Retail Apocalypse Kill Department Stores?

The retail apocalypse is about to get far worse and the great American institution known as department stores might soon be history. Take your children to the mall and the department stores now so they can say they saw one. You might not have a chance to show them those palaces of retail in just a few years.

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Wet Seal Proves the Retail Apocalypse is Far Worse than we thought

A troubling question that needs to be asked here is income inequality to blame for Wet Seal’s demise? Did it collapse because middle class teens simply lacked the cash to buy its clothes?

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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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Investments to Dump in 2017

Gold, gold futures and gold-based ETFs. The precious metal went on a roller-coaster ride in 2016 rising to a high of $1,366.54 an ounce on July 7, but falling to a low of $1,128.90 on December 20, 2016. That is likely to be reported in 2017 with many investors taking big losses. Sinking currency prices in India and China are likely to drive gold prices by reducing the buying power of gold investors in major markets.

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The Retail Jobs Apocalypse Might Doom Trump’s Jobs Agenda

Sooner or later, Trump will have to face the retail-jobs apocalypse, particularly if he wants to get reelected. Although dealing with it might doom his administration, because it might expose just how ineffective his policies might be and how hollow his promises seem.

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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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Dollar Tree’s big Gamble on Family Dollar Pays off or Does It?

My take is that both Dollar Tree and Dollar General are overpriced stocks. Dollar Tree is a slightly safer investment because it has more cash but neither is a good long-term investment. The market they are in is simply too competitive and unstable to support their business models.

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