Market Mad House

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

Nordstrom’s (NYSE: JWN)

The Death Spiral

Is Coronavirus Killing Nordstrom?

Both Nordstrom and TJX (NYSE: TJX) succeeded by cashing in on income inequality. To explain, Nordstrom markets to the growing upper classes, while TJX sells to the cash-strapped working class.

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Grocery Wars

Can Big Lots Survive?

If you are looking for a good value investment in retail check out Big Lots, it is cheap but makes money. More importantly, Big Lots already has many of the attributes that other brands are trying to achieve.

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FedEx in the Brave, New, World of Retail

FedEx benefits because it is still Walmart’s delivery service of choice for online orders. Walmart’s push to attract new rural, middle-class and upper-class customers will benefit FedEx because those customers rarely go near Walmart stores. An example of this push was the purchase of the men’s clothing site Bonobos which sells mostly online to males that hate to shop.

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