I take great pride in being ahead of the markets and keeping your money moving well ahead of Wall Street. Not only are the profits bigger, but the jump in performance you enjoy can be life-changing.
Recently, for example, David Seaburg – head of sales and trading at Cowen & Co. – told his audience that Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is dead money: "Stay away from it," he added.
Yep… and I told you as much three years ago while encouraging you to move your money into other choices like Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) and Costco Wholesale Corp. (Nasdaq: COST) if you wanted to own "retail." Walmart's attempt to compete with Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) would involve spending so much money that management could kill earnings, which Seaburg directly mentioned.
Walmart stock is down 21.32% from the all-time high it set on Jan. 29, which means it's officially in bear market territory.
Fortunately, though, once you're away from the disaster of a retailer that Walmart is, there's still an incredible trade opportunity if you latch on now…
Five, actually, and here's why…
The "Amazon Effect" – If It Was a Snake, It Would Have Bitten You by Now
This – the "Amazon effect" – has been coming for a long time and could be seen a mile away. We talked about this many times over, but here's a quick recap:
- In August 2017, Amazon acquired Whole Foods Market and gave grocers a run for their money. Shortly after the announcement of this acquisition in June of that year, The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and WMT shares dropped 26.29% and 3.76% in just two days, respectively. (A few months later, Kroger dropped yet again, and buying puts showed followers 548% gains on a single option. Click here to learn more about how you could join in and see those kinds of returns.) John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, famously called Amazon's move into grocery their "Waterloo." Not.
- In September 2017, Amazon partnered with Olo, an online food ordering company, in order to take on GrubHub Inc. (NYSE: GRUB).
- In January 2018, Team Bezos announced a joint venture with JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s (NYSE: JPM) Jamie Dimon and Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s (NYSE: BRK.A) Warren Buffett to create a healthcare company for their workers. The plans are to create more affordable healthcare in a system that's currently broken. Healthcare companies fell shortly afterward, with companies like CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) and Express Scripts Holding Co. (Nasdaq: ESRX) falling 8.57% and 6.06%, respectively, from Jan. 30 to Feb. 5. The venture is currently making headway now that Bezos, Buffett, and Dimon finally named the health company's CEO this past Monday – surgeon, writer, and public health researcher Atul Gawande.
- In March of this year, Amazon was apparently in talks with big banks like JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) to develop its own checking account — like system for users ordering items on its website.
- Most recently, at the end of the past month, Amazon struck a deal to acquire PillPack – an online pharmacy that packages, organizes, and delivers drugs. The deal is expected to close during the second half of this year and is also expected to shake up the entire drugstore industry. The most interesting part is the speculation that Amazon only did this to spite a company that was already in talks to acquire PillPack – Walmart.
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So, now what?
About the Author
Keith Fitz-Gerald has been the Chief Investment Strategist for the Money Morning team since 2007. He's a seasoned market analyst with decades of experience, and a highly accurate track record. Keith regularly travels the world in search of investment opportunities others don't yet see or understand. In addition to heading The Money Map Report, Keith runs High Velocity Profits, which aims to get in, target gains, and get out clean. In his weekly Total Wealth, Keith has broken down his 30-plus years of success into three parts: Trends, Risk Assessment, and Tactics – meaning the exact techniques for making money. Sign up is free at totalwealthresearch.com.