In this article the author outlines the usual reasons why Sears (SHLD) has declined over the last several years. His comments on declining sales, lack of revenue growth, asset dispositions, and management changes are all accurate.  What people don’t realize is that one of the smartest decisions Edward Lampert made was not too invest any...
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With Best Buy struggling as a transformational shift from big box retail, to online distribution, more bad news occurred today with the announcement that the CEO is stepping down due to an internal probe.  Best Buy is a company that had a great model which is just becoming outdated due to the changing landscape so...
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The fight between Netflix and other strong competitors in the streaming video market continues to intensify with Amazon now able to offer their films through the Sony Playstation. While Netflix did have competitive advantages in the distribution of dvd’s business, they have far less in the streaming video business.  Higher programming costs and increased competition...
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At TTCM we see a vastly over-saturated retail market in the United States.  Retailers such as Best Buy, Target, and Gamestop have consistently added square footage to varied degrees of success.  Online retail and Amazon in particular has had a catastrophic impact on some of these retailers operations.  The three retailers named have been great...
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Bill Ackman appeared on CNBC today where he discussed Borders, Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), and JC Penney (JCP) among other topics.  Ackman has become one of the most influential investors in the United States through activist investing built on solid value investment principles.  I thought his comments on the housing market were particularly relevant.  It...
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