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The Way Of Best Buy

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By umer aliPublished about a year ago 3 min read
The Way Of Best Buy
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The Way Of Best Buy

“We don’t really think we are a retailer,” Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly told the Guardian in 2014. “What we’re trying to do is fundamentally rethink how our customers shop.”

Joly was talking about a broader industry challenge, given the rapid shift in consumer preferences towards online sales. But as a retail veteran, he was also talking about Best Buy, which has been transforming itself from a single-price sales floor with an unsophisticated collection of electronics to a one-stop-shop where customers can test new devices, ask questions, chat with experts and even order online if they so choose.

“We will compete as well as any big retailer on the Internet,” Joly told the Guardian. “That’s true. We won’t have as strong brand as Amazon, but we will have the value of what we offer.”

The testing shows that Best Buy can learn how consumers interact with new tech devices, and better serve them as they do so. The company has also built a strong network of experts to help with different needs. Customers can buy for TVs, or learn about specific TVs and accessories in-store. Best Buy also offers in-home demos, so customers can test out a product before buying.

Most recently, Best Buy started to sell Apple’s online services, including iCloud, as well as Apple-branded Beats products. As these services become more integrated with the device itself, Best Buy wants to better serve customers and get more of their money.

For Best Buy to succeed, it needs to partner with more partners, both online and offline. In the coming years, Best Buy will sell online-only devices, not just traditional television sets. This could be a good way to generate new revenue, especially if you include the cost of installation and management, but it will require a different skill set. Best Buy also doesn’t have the funds to invest in its online presence as it would like to, but if it manages to partner with the right online services, the partnership could prove successful.

Any plan to compete with Amazon will inevitably include the Amazon ecosystem, but Best Buy has the advantage of being able to offer services like in-home demos and store pickup and delivery. For now, Best Buy might be too big to fail, especially if it keeps reinventing itself while Amazon loses steam.

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The market's inflection point in October 2016 triggered a year-over-year (YoY) decline in the S&P 500 Index (SPX) to a trough of 2326.15 on September 8, 2017. The market staged a healthy recovery to a new high of 2637.61 on November 24, 2017. However, the market declined sharply on December 26, 2017 and December 28, 2017 to the 3275.57 low to close the year at the end of the day at 2492.83.

The next new high should be met at the 2673.82 to 2695.36 range on the SPX. Any reversal from this area could signal a bear market.

The Financials, Materials, Energy, Industrials, Consumer Discretionary, and Technology sectors, were all in negative territory, as of Jan. 25, according to fund flow. In addition, for all of January, the Financials, Materials, Energy, Industrials, and Consumer Discretionary sectors (led by the Energy Sector) were out-of-favor, according to fund flow.

The S&P 500 is in an equal-weighted portfolio. If the out-of-favor sectors and the benchmark move together, a bear market could follow.

The algorithms in inverse ETFs are calculating each and every trade the same way, it’s just that they’re doing it at fractions of a penny instead of a cent. In some cases, the cost savings are incredibly significant.

In the case of a 10% drop in the price of the FAANG stocks, all 10 of the inverse ETFs on Jan. 26th dropped by double digits with gains in 10%+ measured by the TER on a dollar basis. With 12 of the 10 ETFs tracking the performance of the leaders of this investment group, a 12.9% drop in the FAANG stocks was completely wiped away with the price staying unchanged.

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