Steve Eisman is not a name that many casual investors will recognize as readily as Warren Buffett or even Carl Icahn. Mention that he was the lead character in the movie “The Big Short” however, and you will get a strong flicker of recognition. Eisman will be forever immortalized as the protagonist of The Big … Continue reading Steve Eisman: What Calls Has The Big Short Investor Made Since the Financial Crisis?
Mercari, the Japanese selling app started in February 2013, is an easy, fun and fast way to buy and sell goods. It's a well run app that is incredibly user friendly. However, like any other service, sometimes you need a little help to navigate any potential problems. Mercari Customer Support: Best Contact Methods at a … Continue reading Mercari Support: How to Contact Mercari If You Have a Problem
This piece is a continuation on our series keeping tabs on classic retail chains as they unfortunately fade into the rearview. This list is solely for full line Sears stores, Sears Grand, Sears Appliance & Mattress, and Sears Home Life stores. This list does not include owner operated Sears Hometown Stores. As of June 29, … Continue reading How Many Sears Stores Are Left?
I have been a reseller for as long as I can remember. Growing up in the early days of the Internet, the concept of being able to sell something sitting around the house to an eager stranger on the web was the coolest thing to me. Ebay and Mercari are excellent sites to sell things … Continue reading Is it Safe to Buy and Sell on OfferUp?
Post last updated July 8, 2020. According to JCPenney's official website, there are 846 remaining locations, but the company announced a list of 154 stores closing on June 6, 2020 in the wake of their Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in May 2020. On June 23, 2020, it was announced another 13 stores will close. On … Continue reading How many JCPenney stores are left?
There are a lot of people confounded by the market’s epic rally in the face of what appears to be a dire economic situation. The US economy faces double digit unemployment, with entire sectors such as travel and hospitality potentially less viable as going concerns. The price of oil recently traded below zero and interest … Continue reading It’s Never the Market’s Fault: How Winners Own Their Mistakes and Constantly Improve Their Results
If you pay attention to the the asset management industry long enough you will notice trends that come and go as the companies that profit from offering investments come up with new ways to “mark up” the assets they offer by making something that is pretty simple seem more complex. Before the financial crisis global … Continue reading How to Buy ESG Stocks on Robinhood
Pretty much everything about Robinhood’s user experience is visually appealing, and that includes its logo and app icon. The Robinhood logo features an upward arrow within a feather, in reference to the folkloric character the app is named after who wore a feather in his hat. The light green logo certainly provides those who encounter … Continue reading Robinhood Logo: What Robinhood’s Design Choices Mean For You
Even the best traders and investors face losing streaks. Steve Eisman launched a hedge fund after his famous Big Short call. It failed. John Paulson made a big call on gold after making billions on shorting the housing market. The call was wrong and his fund suffered large outflows. Bill Ackman's single most famous short … Continue reading How Top Traders Change Their Mental States to Beat Negativity
I had a boss who was an expert in the garment industry and had spent the early part of his career immersed in the business of clothes. He used to drop into clothing stores in New York City for fun, just to observe how well they were managed. Were customers greeted promptly at the door? … Continue reading The Reopening Process is an Opportunity for Attentive Investors