Amazon 3rd-Party Sellers

Amazon.com Inc. () is increasingly becoming an online marketplace, rather than a retailer. The proportion of sales made by other companies through Amazon has increased every year since 2007 and surpassed 50 percent for the first time in 2015, according to data cited Thursday by Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos in an annual letter to … Continue reading Amazon 3rd-Party Sellers

Tech and Developed Markets Europe Asia Far East

Stocks have risen more in the U.S. than in other developed markets primarily because of a performance gap between two industry groups. Technology accounted for 21.4 percent of the S&P 500’s value as of Tuesday and just 6.3 percent of EAFE’s, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Finance was weighted at 12.8 percent and 18.9 … Continue reading Tech and Developed Markets Europe Asia Far East

What 10-year yield matters most for stocks?

From Bloomberg... Investors in U.S. stocks have little reason for concern that the yield on 10-year Treasury notes surpassed 3 percent last week, according to Sam Stovall, CFRA Inc.’s chief investment strategist. In a report Monday, Stovall cited figures on the S&P 500 Index’s performance in months with rising yields during the past 65 years. … Continue reading What 10-year yield matters most for stocks?