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Hedge Fund Activity in Consumer Services

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During the last quarter, hedge fund traders were bullish on five stocks in the area of Consumer Services. These five stocks include McDonalds, Comcast, Liberty Global, Charter Communications, and Amazon.com. Insider Monkey which composes a small cap strategy portfolio of stocks, takes the best of the hedge fund picks, and puts them together. Their strategy has returned 118% since the middle of 2012, beating the S&P 500 by almost 100% according to the company. These stocks are some of that portfolio.

Amazon has been a strong performer and hedge funds piled into the stock during the period ending June 30th. The company started delivering packages on Sundays and Holidays through the United State Postal Service. The only downside is the companies lack of strong profits and a small lawsuit from authors that are feeling squeezed by the retail giant.

Wal-Mart Misses Profit Estimates on Wages and Pharmacy Income

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Questions came today after Wal-Mart missed earnings with profit margins coming down from 5.6% a year ago to 5.1% this quarter. The retail giant blamed the pharmacy business, shrinkage, and increasing wages. The company now has a starting wage of $9.00 an hour which is set to raise to $10.00 an hour early next year. This increase in wages translates to a 24 cent reduction in profit.

Wage growth is not happening organically according to recent economic reports. But is expected to occur more so next spring, at which time, revenue growth is also expected to accelerate. These two moving at the same time allows companies to maintain profits. Artificial wage growth without top-line improvements causes profits to fall, like we are seeing at Wal-Mart and other companies that moved towards the federal governments desire for a $15 minimum wage.

Alibaba Misses Revenue But Buys Back Stock

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Alibaba was recently featured as a hot IPO in the ecommerce area, but is now suffering with a slowdown in the always growing country of China. The site is trying to expand sales by finding new customers that want to tap into the expanding Chinese middle class. Another effort is to make the exchange more available in the countryside of China. The stock, traded on the NYSE, has fallen from its high and is now only 14% above its IPO pricing.

Alpha Natural Resources Files For Bankruptcy

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Alpha Natural Resources Inc., is one of the biggest coal companies in America, and recently the company has decided to file for bankruptcy. The company's filing comes just as the president of the United States is about to unveil new measures that are aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions that are produced from coal-fired power plants.

The company has blamed regulatory standards that favor renewable energy as the reason why it has decided to file. Not only that, but the price for its coal has been tumbling, and that too has contributed to the decision to file bankruptcy.

When it comes to metallurgical coal that is used to create steel, Alpha is the third largest supplier of it. However, a slowdown in China has also affected Alpha's business.

China Growth And Oil Trading Fears

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Fear of China Growth Crush Oil & Commodities

US oil prices remained on their downhill slide Monday. In the U.S. a barrel of crude hit a 52-week low coming in at $47.20 a barrel. This launched investors into reeling and reacting to China's largest 1-day stock sell-off since 2007. Worries over an oil glut continued to gain momentum as the fears of economic slowdown in China swept the world.

Today China is the world's second-largest economy. It is, however, no longer growing at its old double-digit pace like it was only a few short years ago. This is causing investors worldwide to question its reported 7% growth during the second quarter, and to wonder if that figure truly reflects China's economy to date.

Investing in Google in the Future

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During the next 25 years, stock trading and investing is expected to change significantly and investing in Google is anticipated to be a big part of these changes. Another big change might be personal and useful trading advice from a digital avatar.

Although it sounds like science fiction, the concept of getting trading advice this way is expected to be part of daily life during the next two decades. These high tech advisors have several advantages, including the fact that they can process large volumes of data much more efficiently than a human can, and they can offer advice faster, based on the data.

A Look At The SureTrader Online Platform

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SureTrader is one of the best available choices for penny stock trading over the short term. The company is based out of the Bahamas and works with US-based firms for transactions. The CEO of SureTrader recently addressed LiveStock on demand and spoke about the qualities that set the business apart from competitors.

The clients of SureTrader are not subject to the rules of pattern day trading and are able to trade as much or as little as they decide. They are not limited to only three trades within a normal five-day trading time frame.

The Benefits Of Short Trading With SureTrader

Located in the Bahamas, SureTrader also clears the United State's rules and regulations regarding short trading with penny stock. SureTrader offers a long list of incentives for consideration.
If you deal with SureTrader, you will not have to adhere to the Pattern Day Trader Rule. You will be allowed to trade as you wish and will not have to settle for trading over 3 days out of the five in the trading period.

SureTrader recognizes that not all clients will have 25 thousand dollars actively available for account use at all times. You can do business without the common minimum.
Unlike many other firms, SureTrader asks for a small minimum of $2K to open an account.

Amazon Expanding In New Jersey And Canada

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Given the increase sales demands generated in part by features such as Amazon Prime, Amazon.com Inc. has recently announced plans to open a New Jersey fulfillment center.  As one of the top U.S. online retailers with growth projections continuing to increase, Amazon recently released holiday sales numbers that were more favorable than predicted and that generate a real need for increased production facilities for packing and shipping of merchandise.  In addition, Amazon announced that it plans to further expand its services in Canada by offering Amazon Prime services there in the near future, giving Canadian customers access to the same shipping savings options as U.S. customers.

Fast Stock Swing Trading And How To Go About It

Fastmoney stock-swing-trading is very possible and a lot of people are practicing it. 80% of those trading online, end up losing money while 95% of those who try to acquire fastmoney stock-swing-trading lose their cash.You have to study and practice and learn on the good money management skills and strict discipline skills.

Identification is a very important requirement in swing trade.Swing traders work with price moves that runs like five or more days.They purchase on pullbacks. Fastmoney stock-swing-trading do not need people to concern themselves unlike the long-term trading.

You should be very careful when engaging in trend trading and other longer term systems that includes purchasing stocks in definitive ways and sticking to these for a few months and probably years.There is more profitable compared to fastmoney stock-swing-trading.This methods are hardly what disadvantages the short-term traders,rather their downfall is due to psychological issues and problems with management of money.

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