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A predominantly brick and mortar retailer- Tiffany & Co (NYSE:TIF) has reported poor fourth-quarter and full-year results. There are several reasons for these results, but analysts will also seek to get insights if e-commerce retailers like Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) have penetrated this premium jewelry segment.

The results of Tiffany &Co report:

Tiffany & Co (NYSE:TIF) reported both fourth quarter as well as full year results before the markets opened today. The quarterly sales fell for the first time in five years. The company reported revenues of $1.29 billion for the fourth quarter of 2014 as compared to $1.3 billion reported for the same period last year. Adjusted diluted EPS were higher at $1.51 as compared to $1.47 for the fourth quarter of 2014. The results were in line with the expectations of the analysts though investors were not impressed.

Revenues for the full year of $4.25 billion were higher than those reported for last year. The only silver lining was that sales from Asia/Pacific region, particularly China, Australia and Singapore were encouraging. The guidance for 2015 were also not very encouraging with Tiffany & Co (NYSE:TIF) expecting net earnings to fall by 30% in the first quarter. The company expects to touch $4.42 billion in revenues in 2015.

Foreign exchange was one main culprit foreign exchange effects were responsible for reducing net sales by almost 7% for the full year and 3% for the last quarter.

E-Commerce platforms continue to soar:

Though Tiffany had a bad quarter due to foreign exchange fluctuations, many other traditional brick and mortar retail giants are facing heat from e-commerce platforms like Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY).

These companies are now focusing on their supply chains so that they can target the reach of traditional retailers. These companies are exploring newer technologies so that their material can reach their customers faster. Opening more distribution centres is not solving the problem. Last mile deliveries still remain problematic and also costly. Amazon is taking a giant step in overcoming this problem.

The company has always expressed their desire to use drones for this purpose. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was not willing to play ball. Current rules restricted the use of drones for commercial purposes. But, there has been a softening in their stance. FAA has granted Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) a limited license to test its drone delivery system over private land in Washington state. This is only a tiny step as Amazon will have to address several issues before drone deliveries can be started. The foremost concerns relate to privacy and safety.

Other issues relate to technological aspects and need to be sorted out. However, the giant strides made by mapping technologies are very encouraging. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has achieved tremendous success with its driverless car and Amazon will be interested in some of the technologies deployed by Google. The company is also a leader in mapping technologies.

It continues to appear that brick and mortar retail chains will continue to be hammered by the new upstarts of the retail chains.

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apple watch edition

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is also feverishly finalising plans for its Wearable product. Innovation, for Apple, is a necessity as its models and features are copied by competitors as soon as they hit the market.

It has also played a major role as a game changer in many industries; all of us still remember what the iPod and iTunes did to the music industry. Chinese manufacturers are able to bring out cheaper versions of the smartphones with most of the features of iPhones.

This business is now becoming a commodity business. Google Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG)’s Android can match Apple’s iOS. A new line of business is required if Apple wants to match the growth and profitability it has achieved so far.

Wearables is expected to be the new battleground. Early players like Samsung may not have had great success, but insiders feel that Apple has the capacity to create a new market in itself. The company is also gearing up to face this challenge. This will also ensure that Chinese manufacturers get left out in the race and spend their money and time fighting for shrinking market shares and profits in the smartphone market.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has several innovative strategies to stay ahead in its field. In fact, it is one company that does not define its market but looks at creating it. That is also one of the reasons that it is the darling of the Wall Street.

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is gearing up to give a tough fight to Chinese products in their home turf; China. Asia, particularly China and India are weak points in Apple’s world dominance strategy as these markets are very price sensitive.

Apple would not like to lower its price or its quality; hence it has to contend with lower sales in these critical markets. These markets are currently logging high sales growth in the smartphone industry particularly in the low-cost segment.

New strategies to corner market share:

As Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is caught in a tight bind, it is exploring other strategies. One clever strategy that it debuted last September during the launch of iPhone 6 is to offer Google Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG)’s Android users facility to transfer data to iOS; Apple’s own operating systems.

Transferring data from one operating system to another is a big headache; many people do not switch over, for this reason. As Android is installed in maximum smartphones, shifting from one manufacturer to another is an easy task. Consumers used to face difficulty in transferring data from iOS to Android and vice-versa. Apple is now planning to go a step ahead.

They had always maintained a robust recycling program under which consumers could trade in their old iPhones for newer versions. Respected industry sources aver that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is thinking of rolling out this program to cover all models across the industry.

This move may not appear to be aimed at Chinese or Indian markets, but it will pay dividends as most Asians are averse to disposing of old products. It will also help Apple capture a higher market share in the rest of the world.

 

 

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Above Featured image was flooded viral on twitter in 2014 as homemade Apple watch

Tim Cook released Apple’s new smart watch on Monday.

Look at this Tim Cook’s awesome smart watch product pitch in this video.

After the release, everyone was expecting huge hype in the Apple stock prices. At monday, Apple price started at the peak of $128.56 and ended at $127.09 which is 1.011% decrease.

Reason for the price may be due to many reasons, such as tech specs. Apple failed to add more features than Samsung Gear S wearable. Many brand consultants were compared the Apple’s smart watch to Apple’s IPOD failure. Though many of them raising their voices negatively, it stills remains a beautiful fashion tech watch to wear.

Look at this video and share it.

 More about Apple’s Smart Watch:

Apple has three distinctive collections they are

  • - Apple Watch

  • - Watch Sport

  • - Watch Edition

Apple Watch:

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Watch Sport:

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Apple Watch Edition:

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Are you going to buy Apple Smart watch?

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Steve Jobs Funeral | Apple ex-CEO

Do you love Apple Products?

Do you love iPhone, iPod, iWatch, iTv, etc.

Everyone’s answer will be a Huge Yes.!!

Like us, every investor and stock traders loves Apple stocks very much. Apple stocks may have met many downward growth. But Still its is highly trust able stocks to trade with.

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Apple Stocks Price range from Dec, 1980 to Jan, 2015

apple stocks price increase from 1980 to 2015

In Dec, 1980, Apple went Public and traded at a stock price of $4 per share. Today Apple is traded at the stock price of $122 per share.

This is $118 a stock price increases in each shares, which is a 23,000% increase in Apple Price.

How a Single Apple Product “iPhone” changed the Apple Stock price in 8years?

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Its found that, Apple Quarterly revenue increased 10times when compared to 2007 Quarterly earnings.

iPhone become their most important product with a share of about 69%.

What happened to Apple Stock Price whenever Apple Releases New iPhones and iPads?

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Look at the Info-graphics above. You could find there is a good percentage of Apple stock price increase whenever Apple announces a new iPhones and iPads except iPhone 3G and iPhone 4.

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How Apple Stocks price increase when new Apple Product is launched

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Look at the Info-graphics above.

From 2001 to 2007, more than 10products were launched from Apple. Specifically from 2004 to 2007 around 7products were launched.

Stock Price of Apple increased exponentially when Apple released iPod Photo and iPod shuffle. After having some down growth for 3months, Apple stocks price increased when they release iPod Nano and iPod video.

Look at the Infographics about Apple winning Strategies in building a Tech giant Company

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Correlation between Wall Street Investors and Apple Stocks prices and Apple product announcements

Wall Street Like the Apple Stocks

Look at the Infographics above, you could find that Investors love iPhone and iPhone 5 very much than any of their apple products.

Like we researched in previous infographics, Stock price drops for the products like iPad, iPhone 3G s and iPhone4.

More than Steve Jobs, Tim Cook doubled the Apple’s Margins.

Tim Cook Apple CEO

 After Steve Jobs resigned as a CEO from Apple, Stock price went down like never before. But Tim Cook took care of the situation and came up with strategic plan. Time Cook doubled the Apple’s margins and profit percentage.

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Who is Warren Buffett?

Warren Edward Buffett is world most successful investor and stock trader.

Now we are going to see the video tutorial by Warren Buffett.

How Warren Buffett turned $40 to $5 Million USD

Also Read This 40 Stock Trading Strategies

Few Facts about Warren Buffett:

  • -He was the the world’s wealthiest person in 2008, right now its Bill Gates :P
  • -He was most influential person in 2012, reported by TIME magazine.
  • -He promised to giveaway his 99% percent of wealth to philanthropic causes through Gates Foundation.
  • -He used Sell Coca-cola, magazine, etc in his child to learn sales.

Billionaire financier and Berkshire Hathaway Chief Executive Warren Buffett poses on a motorcycle during the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska May 3, 2008. REUTERS/Carlos Barria  (UNITED STATES)

  • -Warren Buffett made $37Million/perday which was reported by NYP
  • -Warren Buffett made strange statement of “Gold has no value”

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  • -Warren Buffett started his carreer as Investment salesman at Buffett-Falk & CO

The Following picture was taken on annual shareholders meeting at Omaha. Where he was eating Icecream :)

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Also Read This 40 Stock Trading Strategies

 

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Are you an US trader? Did mistake in filing tax before?

If Yes, Please continue to read this post. Because you will come across the mistakes you have done before during tax filing session.

Everyone is committing mistakes and we have to learn from our mistakes. Right?

In this post, I’m going to show you some of the chilly mistakes done when filing their taxes.!!

What do you think about US Tax Code?

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If you are thinking about lower taxes for the wealthy people may affect our economy, you are absolutely wrong.

Studies shows that there is no relationship between lower taxes for the wealthy people and Economic growth of the country.

US tax code is a complex maze and consist of 73,954 pages long and includes more than 1,999 different publications and forms.US Tax Code is a Complex Maze for stock traders

 How to win this tax Game for your Trading Career?

If you want to win this tax game, you must have proper knowledge and basic understanding of about the US TAX codes. You can learn this easily from blogs, podcasts, ebooks, forums, etc. You can also just ask your friends, mentors about their tax filling.

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Trader’s Mistake No. 1: Not Filing a Tax Return Due to Trading Losses or Minimal Trading

Are you having trading losses or Minimal Trading?

If your answer is YES, and you don’t file this activity in your tax return. Then you are under serious consequence of getting penalties.

IRS monitors everything about our trading activity. IRS will penalize you for not reporting your trading activity.

Solution for this Tax filling Mistake:

Start reporting every activity about your trading activity while filing your taxes.

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 Trader’s Mistake No. 2: Reporting Gains and Losses on Schedule C Instead of Schedule D

Before explaining about this mistake, I will explain you about schedule C and Schedule D.

What is Schedule C in U.S. Federal Tax?

In US Federal Tax, Schedule C is one of the tax filed by most of the sole proprietors, single owner businesses, small business, etc. Usually Schedule C is used to report both income and losses.

What is Schedule D and How it should be used?

Here are the list of things can be filed on schedule D.

  • The sale or exchange of a capital asset and Gains from involuntary conversions.
  • Non-Business Bad debts.
  • Capital gain distributions.
  • Non-business bad debts

Most of the US Traders are claiming their losses on Schedule C.

But IRS Code states that all capital transactions must be reported to Schedule D and limiting the traders to claiming only $3000 of losses/year.

reporting gains and losses traders experience TAX FILLING

Traders Mistake No. 3: Paying Self-Employment(SE) Taxes On Trading

Most of you choose to trade through a business entity such as corporation, LLC, Partnership,etc.

What mistake you do here is you start reporting your trading income as ordinary income. Then you are paying the trading profits as self-employed tax to the IRS.

Listen carefully!! According to the IRS tax code, trading income is not at the earned income. If you are paying self-employment tax, then you are overpaying the tax to IRS.

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 Trader’s Mistake No. 4: Mixing Up the Tax treatment Between Securities, 1256 Contracts, Forex and Options.

Usually stocks, bonds and mutual funds belong were held more than 5.5years(avg) before 1990’s. But now these are held for only 6months(avg). If you are holding stocks, funds, etc for more than one year, you are taxed at long term capital gain rate.

Futures Contracts are entitles to a special Tax Treatment known as 60/40 split.

Forex can be taxed as earned income.

tax treatment between forex,options,funds Traders TAX FILLING

 Trader’s Mistake No.5: Using TurboTax to prepare your tax filing

What is TurboTax?

TurboTax is an American tax preparation software. This software package was developed by Michael A. Chipman.

Depending upon a software for complex tax returns is not good. You should try contacting an experienced firm for tax filing.

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Traders Mistake No. 6: Representing Yourself in Front of IRS

Contacted by IRS for an examination?

Start consulting a professional to know about the areas you can get a refund or reduce the deductions.

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 Trader’s Mistake No. 7: Not Forming a Business Entity

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 Trader’s Mistake No. 8: Not Filing MTM Accounting Method:

If you want $3000 of your losses, then try to make the section 475MTM election on securities.

MTM Accounting Method - Trader mistake in tax filling

 Trader’s Mistake No.9: Not Claiming Trader Tax Status

Do you want $5000?

If you are a business trader, you can save $5000 easily using business expense treatment. Failing in claiming the status will cost you thousands of dollars

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 Trader’s Mistake 10: Failing to Have a Clear Tax Strategy

Every trader should have a clear knowledge about the tax filing, strategy, etc. You should seek experts, read finance blogs, forums, etc to know about the taxing strategies.

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This Infographics is originally published in TradingAcademy

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 What is American Food Stamp Program or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP)?

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American Food stamp Program is now called as SNAP( Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), it is initiated by US government to feed low or no-income people in the U.S. The SNAP program is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

These benefits were distributed by U.S. State’s division of Social Services of Family and Childern. Around $133.08/month was spent for an individual participant in Food Stamp Program (SNAP).

Food Stamp – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP) in Numbers:

No. of Americans Benefited: 47.6 million Americans

Amount Spent in 2013: $76.4 Billion ~ € 62.77 Billions

Recently its is announced from Michigan state analysis that it has more food STAMP recipients than public school students.

Real Facts about One Hundred American Dollars:

One hundred Dollar USD is the highest value bill in circulation in the United States of America. Around 4 out of 5 $100 bills, its found that there are Traces of cocaine. $100 bills are mostly used for cocaine snoring than anyother bills.

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 Awesome Facts about Ten Thousand Dollars:

Using $10,000 USD you can buy a used car or go for an European Cruise vacation with your family. Also $10,000 USD is equal to 3 years of work for an average Indian.

ten thousand USD dollars american food stamps

 How about 1Million USD?

Its is equal to 6crore of INR. It is calculated that average indian must earn 300years to earn $1,000,000(USD). However there are million of people more than $60,000/Month in India than U.S.

one million dollars USD american food stamp nation

 What Is Food Stamp Cards – EBT Cards?

More than 47.6 million Americans are benefited by Food Stamp Program also known as SNAP. In-order to avoid the stigma of Food stamp benefits, the EBT Cards were created and its used by the Americans same as Credit Cards.

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 Remember Breadline of America’s THE GREAT DEPRESSION of 1930’s ??

Important fact about the Great Depression Day is that People stood in the line for about 1/4 miles, which is 458 People standing in the line to get their food at a soup kitchen.

But Today, U.S. Govt brought by the technology “EBT Cards” same as credit cards for Food Stamp Program. These cards can be used by the People at the local retailers to get their foods. Usually EBT Cards will have certain amount($) allotted by the Govt.

More than 4000Walmart Super center are operating to provide food for Food Stamp program ( SNAP ).

BreadLine USD american food stamp participants

 Check Out the Line during 1930’s “The Great Depression day”

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Facts about the Stamp Program(SNAP)

  • Around 47% of Food Stamp (SNAP) Participants are Childern
  • 78.6 are in metropolitan areas.
  • Only 4% of Stamp Program Participants are self employed
  • 93.2% of People belongs to US citizens.

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 Stunning Facts about one-hundred Million Dollars

With this Money, You can start really huge Bank in India. ;)

100million dollar USD american food stamp infographics

 I Can’t imagine about $100Millions USD

100million dollar USD=3500 average american one year salary

What is One-Billion Dollars?

Can’t Imagine billion dollars?.

Recently UBER raised billions of dollars to get prepared IPO. With the Billion dollar you will become one of the most influential people in the country.

1billion dollars USD american life style

 Facts about $1Billion American Dollars

If you have cash of Billion dollar of $100bills, you definitely need a track to carry them.

2billion dollars USD fits in truck at $100bills

 

This Infographics were originally appeared on Demonocracy. Featured Image Credits goes to Memespp

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Market Crash?

Why are you worrying about that?

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Here are the Seven Rules every trader must have in mind, whenever the market goes Crazy.

Have You experienced the market crash and lost all of your money before??

If yes, this article is one of the must read posts.!! Go ahead and learn the rules that you have to do when market crash or you don’t understand how the market moves.

Rule No.1 : USE Stops to avoid huge loss and you will have control when market crash

The market Crash is not permanent and This Stop is also not Permanent, just to know what is gonna happen. You will achieve everything in the Long Run.

first rules and tips to follow when the market crash
Stop what are you doing

Rule No. 2: Getting Paid for waiting even when the market conditions are bad

Want to make money for waiting? If Yes, You can also earn money even when the market conditions are too bad..

second rule is to wait for the good market conditions
Wait for the right time to trade

Rule No. 3: Always use trading Tools, Indicators, Signals, etc. Not only at the time of Market Crash, ALWAYS>><<ALWAYS

The list of free trading tools, charts, signals providers are available out there. Try to choose the best one after reading the reviews. This will help you up-to date.

third rules is to use the tools and indicators when the market crash
Tools, Indicators, signals, Charts

Rule No. 4: Stick to your plan, don’t hear other words about Market conditions and fall in their trap

All are ready to give advice, specially when the market crash, everyone will express their opinions. But you must be aware the people from whom you are taking advice. Always talk with the experts, instead of asking neighbor buddy and your buddy may mislead you about the market crash.

fourth rules to stick to the plan when market cash
Stick to the awesome plan

Rule No. 5: Look at the Big Picture, and Long term revenue using the charts and tools

Always use trends and trading chart is the fifth rules for market crash
Trends, Trends, Trends

Rule No. 6: Most Important Rule. “Risk Management”

when market crash, sixth rules is the one to use risk management factors
Risk Management

Rule No. 7: Last But not least, Always open your eyes and ears.!! Stay Focused on market conditions!!

seventh rules is to stay focused when market crash
Focus is the key Point

Special Thanks to Trading Academy for sharing this useful and amazing rules to remember when the market crash or goes crazy.

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Share your thoughts about the rules to follow when the market crashes, we will add those rules in this post.