In 2015, online apparel sales took the number one spot in total online sales from the computer hardware sector (personal computers and tablets), which had been the undisputed online sales leader for a decade.
With the growth of online shopping and increasing online apparel sales starting to explode, it’s no wonder America’s bricks-and-mortar apparel retailers are closing stores across the country.
If these trends continue, and researchers expect them to, Wall Street analysts say we could see 50 retail bankruptcies in the next 12 to 24 months.
Wednesday’s markets started out on a high note, and there are plenty of theories as to what was driving them. The most popular theory is the announcement of a potential border tax cut, which would repatriate an incredible amount of capital. Caught up in the fervor were Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) and Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG), but stocks like Pepsico Inc (NYSE: PEP) and United States Steel Corp (NYSE: X) didn’t fare so well.
On his latest appearance on Varney & Co., Shah Gilani touched on all this and more. To see what he has to say, and which of the Fab Five stocks is Shah’s favorite, click to watch now…
I first heard the phrase ‘retail ice age’ on Fox Business News’ Varney & Co. I don’t know if anchor Stuart Varney coined it, but it’s a pretty good assessment of the condition of bricks-and-mortar retail in America.
Sure, some down in the dumps retail stocks will bounce if the market keeps on rallying.
But beware – these stocks aren’t being bought because they’re value stocks. They aren’t even good bargains.
There’s a reason some of them are moving up, and it’s scary.
There has been a flood of technological advancements and announcements that have sent investors scrambling to get into position ASAP before tech stocks catapult higher. But Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) may have them all beat.
On his latest appearance on Varney & Co., Shah Gilani offered his insight on how the tech giant could deal a death blow to the retail sector following their latest announcement. He also shares his prediction for how the French election will affect European markets… and extend to American markets as well.
As banks report earnings this quarter, investors and the media seem anxious about their prospects.
They should be.
Even though JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo beat analysts’ consensus estimates when they all reported yesterday, the headline numbers don’t tell the real story.
Banks themselves had steadily walked down analysts’ expectations for almost three weeks leading up to the start of earnings releases, so it shouldn’t have come as a surprise that they magically beat forecasts.
Still, all the bank’s stocks got hit while the market slump put pressure on them yesterday
The biggest names in the tech industry are going in unexpected directions.
But what Shah calls the “Fab Five” technology stocks are securing their position as leaders of the pack by exploring interesting new paths like AI, innovative healthcare solutions, and more.
On this latest episode of Varney & Co., Shah shares his opinions on Amazon, Apple, and Tesla… The position he wishes he’d held onto may surprise you…
The panel also discusses the curveballs being thrown by President Trump, and the market’s reactions to statements about reappointing Janet Yellen for another term, as well as threats to withhold payments to insurers as a way to force Congressional Democrats into healthcare negotiations.
For everything you need to know about the signals coming from Washington, and which big-name tech stocks to hold onto, click here to watch.
This past Wednesday, in a closed-door meeting between the director of President Trump’s National Economic Council and the Senate Banking Committee, the NEC’s Gary Cohn and Senator Elizabeth Warren apparently cozied up on the idea of separating commercial banking from investment banking.
Talk about strange bedfellows.
Gary Cohn, immediately prior to joining the Trump Administration, was president and COO of Goldman Sachs, one of the most powerful and profitable investment banks in history. He was, essentially, a general in the mega-bank oligarchy that many Americans believe directs the U.S. government.
Elizabeth Warren, on the other hand, was a Harvard Law professor who served as chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under President Barack Obama, was elected Senator of Massachusetts in 2012. She has arguably been the most vocal Big Bank basher in the past decade.
These polar opposites joining forces to dismantle the engine room of crony capitalism seems impossible.
He said the market would go straight up… He was right.
He said the Dow would pass 21,000… He was right.
His next prediction may strike you as crazy, but you would be wise to listen closely. On his latest appearance on Varney & Co., Shah Gilani made his case for why he thinks the market will double in the next five years.
To find out what is pushing his claims (and the Fab Five stocks that are driving the tech sector higher), click here to watch.
Over the past couple of weeks, I have been focusing on the growing issue between passive investing and bloated ETFs… and I’ve gotten some great questions from readers who want to know more.
When this crash comes, whether it’s a ‘flash crash’ or far more serious, I want my readers to be prepared to rake in serious profits while everyone else is in freefall. And I’m happy to take the time to address your specific questions if that means you will all be ready.