Thus, Jeff Bezos’ actual genius is not in retail or discounting but in saving time. Consequently, Amazon Prime offers one stop shopping, delivery, music, and streaming video.Read more
One reason PayPal grows is that it takes advantage of fresh opportunities. For example, PayPal added a quick read (QR) code reader to its mobile app, CNET reports.Read more
Impressively, I estimate PayPal added 26 million accounts between 2nd Quarter 2018 and 2nd Quarter 2019. In addition, Statista estimates PayPal’s peer-to-peer (P2P) app Venmo had 40 million active accounts and a $24-billion net payment volume in 2nd Quarter 2019.Read more
Thus you could buy over four shares of NAMPOF for the cost of one unit of FAANG. To elaborate, $876.46 multiplied by four is $3,543.80. Meanwhile the combined cost of FAANG was $3,779.46 on 13 September 2019.Read more
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is desperate to get people to use Apple Pay. In fact Apple employees were wandering around Chicago begging people to use the mobile wallet.
Apple salespeople were going door to door on October 7 in Chicago’s Lincoln Park in an effort to push the wallet, Bloomberg claims. The “ambassadors” were touting a $1 taco promotion at food trucks in an effort to promote Apple Pay.
Apple claims that 60% of US merchants have the equipment to accept Apple Pay. Unfortunately, most of the big names in American retail including Walmart, Kroger, and Target, refuse to accept Apple Pay.
Notably, Target (NYSE: TGT) even refuses to accept Apple Pay in its wireless Skip the Line system. To explain, Skip-the-Line is a mobile device that lets shoppers pay Target associates with credit cards or the Target app without going to a cash register. However, Apple Pay users can pay at Target through the Target app.
That attention to value and customer’s needs is American Express’s true value.
Specifically, Amex understands that its customers are human beings with specific needs and desires. American Express buys its customers’ loyalty with attention to their needs.
To put it differently, American Express owes its continued success to good old-fashioned customer service. Amex justifies its interest rates and fees with a high level of customer service.Read more
The Tez rebranding is likely to convince Walmart not to accept NFC payments. Instead, Walmart will demand that Alphabet and Apple adopt QR Code.
Google Pay is likely to roll out QR Code in the United States. That will force Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) to add QR code to Apple Pay. A natural consequence of Google Pay QR Code is PayPal adopting QR Code. The addition of QR Code to Venmo is inevitable too.
The tech giants will have to go along because Walmart is on track to generate $500.34 billion (half a trillion dollars) in revenues in 2018, Statista forecast. Access to that revenue is probably what convinced Alphabet to add QR Code to Google Pay.Read more
You can think the NAMPOF of as a FANG for value investors. Holdings in NAMPOF are more diversified than FANG and some of them generate dividend income.
It diversifies NAMPOF because NVIDIA and Apple are hardware makers and PayPal is in finance. FANG scares me because it is almost all software based. Something I dislike about FANG is the lack of a financial stock.
Containing six stocks further diversifies. Four NAMPOF stocks; Apple, NVIDIA, Oracle, and Microsoft, are proven moneymakers.
I consider PayPal and Facebook speculative because they base their businesses on growth. However, both companies have showed the capability to generate vast amounts of cash.
I designed the NAMPOF to offer a little more than safety and income than FANG at a comparable rate of growth.Read more
Such a crisis would be catastrophic because Alipay and WeChat Pay reportedly processed $16 trillion worth of payments last year.
To make matters worse, WeChat Pay alone had 600 million users in August 2017, Statista calculated. Furthermore, Alipay had 400 million users. Therefore one billion people might be affected by a collapse of those organizations.
The good news for investors is that Citi is very good at credit cards and customer service. The company will refund some money to 1.75 million customers that did not receive a planned interest rate reduction.Read more