Retail Investments

Trade of the Week: Macy’s (M)

Trade of the Week: Macy’s (M)

There was quite a bit of unusual options activity last week in Macy’s. The physical department store chain hasn’t been on the radar for most investors in years. In fact, department stores in general were seemingly going the way of the dodo, especially when the pandemic hit. However, M shares got a boost in recent […]

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TGT, WMT, DKS To Close on Thanksgiving Day This Year

Recently, I told you how I thought many people would forego in-person holiday shopping this year, instead making their purchases online. Last week, several large retailers including Target (TGT), Walmart (WMT), and Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS) announced they would not open on Thanksgiving Day this year, for the first time in many years. The announcement […]

Three Dividend Payers Hitting New Highs During the Pandemic

Three Dividend Payers Hitting New Highs During the Pandemic

The shutdowns ordered by city and state officials had the perverse effect of labeling brick-and-mortar businesses as either essential or non-essential. An essential business designation allowed those businesses to remain open. Non-essential companies were forced to close their doors; those companies whose employees could not do their jobs from home soon found they were furloughing […]

Fake News Means These High-Yield Stocks Just Got Cheaper

Fake News Means These High-Yield Stocks Just Got Cheaper

The financial news media has been pushing the retail apocalypse belief for the last several years. It comes from the closing of numerous North American brick-and-mortar retail stores. The theory is that online retailing will take over most retail sales and that real estate retailing will continue into a death spiral. Malls and shopping centers […]

This Retailer’s Stock Has Out Performed Amazon Since 2008

This Retailer’s Stock Has Out Performed Amazon Since 2008

On Friday, the government released two economic reports that were emblematic of what’s been happening with the U.S. economy for several months. To skip all the technical jargon, consumers are quite happy while factories are not. To be more specific, consumer spending remains fairly robust. Folks are out there at the malls buying things at […]

3 Stocks Positioned for Growth in the Gig Economy

3 Stocks Positioned for Growth in the Gig Economy

The recently released “Freelancing in America” study found that almost 57 million Americans are now part of the freelance market to some degree. An NPR/Marist poll found that one in five American jobs are now contract jobs. And, Forbes estimates the economic impact of independent workers last year at $1.3 trillion in the U.S alone, […]

Buy These 2 Retailers That Can’t Be Amazoned

Buy These 2 Retailers That Can’t Be Amazoned

Despite the recent Grinch of a market, retail sales this holiday season are expected to rise almost 5% over last year. A report on holiday spending by PWC says 84% of consumers will spend the same or more than they did last year, with individuals expected to spend $1,250 on average. The largest increases in […]