Does Square Make Money?

Square (NYSE: SQ) is one of those companies that looks like it would be a great value investment on paper.

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Chase buys CurrentC

Chase apparently plans to fold Current C into its digital wallet Chase Pay, Business Insider reported. Chase Pay is accepted only at Starbucks and Best Buy right now, but Walmart has plans to start taking it sometime this year. That will give Chase an advantage over Apple Pay and Android Pay, which Walmart refuses to take.

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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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Walmart’s Price cuts should scare you to Death

All this indicates that there might be millions; perhaps tens of millions of Americans, that can no longer afford to shop at Walmart. That’s a pretty frightening situation and it bodes ill for a great many retailers and their vendors.

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What can we learn from Walmart’s Financial Numbers?

All this shows us that Walmart is still a pretty good value investment but it does not answer the question: why did Buffett sell. My guess is that Buffett’s move was based on instinct – but his instincts are often right.

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Is Warren Buffett Right about Walmart?

Buffett likes Amazon and dislikes Walmart. Something that a lot of us stock geeks overlook is that Buffett has been bullish on Amazon for a long time. Uncle Warren has never been fond of the Everything Store’s stock, but he’s been investing in the company’s debt for a long time. He bought $98.3 million worth of its junk bonds back in 2003. Therefore Buffett was an Amazon bull long before it was fashionable. He’s also on record as a Jeff Bezos fan.

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Can Amazon Stop Growing?

Amazon’s revenue growth for 2016 now exceeds the total revenues for Alibaba (NYSE: BABA); which reported $21.48 billion in revenue on December 31, 2016. The revenue Amazon added in 2016 is also larger than all of Macy’s (NYSE: M) revenues; which were $26.31 billion on October 31, 2016.

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United Postal Service and the Value in Delivery

The greatest of these threats is the growing trend of retailers handling their own delivery. Both Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) have been experimenting with same day delivery. Walmart has even tested a service that uses Uber and Lyft drivers to make online deliveries from a local store.

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Why are Walgreen and Rite Aid’s Revenues Dropping?

Rite Aid reported revenues of $32.64 billion in August 2016 that fell slightly to $32.57 billion in November 2016, Ycharts data indicated. During the same period in 2015, Rite Aid’s revenues grew by $1.46 billion; rising from $27.85 billion in August 2015 to $29.31 billion in November 2015.

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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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