Hey Scoopers,

Tuesday was another positive day for the stock market. The optimism about a possible end to the U.S. and China trade deal is giving the global markets a boost. 

Beyond the overall market, one company’s stock price jumped high thanks to the magical power of three killer buzzwords. Another company, however, lost a bit of its mojo. Investors decided that it’s time to lock their +80% year-to-date gain before the stock price gets a chance to fall any further.

Oh, and by the way, let’s get ready for a fight of a lifetime. Ladie(eeeeee)s and gentlemen, The Daily Scoop presents the main battle of the year. Ten rounds of retail supremacy in the heavy-weight division of retailing in America. Scroll down to the “Water Cooler” section to learn more … 

Scroll down to the  “Overall Market,” “What’s Up?” and “What’s Down?” sections to learn more.

MARKETS

  • U.S. markets: All three indices finished Tuesday, similar to Monday (link to the Scoop on 11/5), and grew at least 1% higher than where they started the day. Scroll to the “Overall Market” section to learn more.
  • Cryptocurrency: Bitcoin’s price continues to hover above the $9,000 market.

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OVERALL MARKET

What happened in the stock market?

The market continued celebrating the possibility of an end to the trade war. Asian stocks were up, long-term Treasury yield was up too, and all three indices grew more than 1% for the second day in a row. 

It’s all happy and dandy in the market, for now.

What does this mean?

We can tell you that savvy investors stay in charge and don’t jump in to celebrate, but we hold our tongues. We can tell you that the good news trend can easily reverse, but we skip that too. For now, just breath and enjoy the beautiful green arrows of the stock market. We haven’t had too many of those lately.

WHAT’S UP

The trinity of buzzwords

Shares of NIO (Ticker: NIO) were up more than 35% on Tuesday. NIO, if you remember from some of the earlier editions of The Daily Scoop, is known as the Tesla of China. Earlier in the year, though, the company was struggling to secure funding, and it was at the brink of running out of money. On Tuesday, fortunes have turned. The company announced it is working with Intel’s (Ticker: INTC) Mobileye division to create a self-driving, electric vehicle for China. Nothing beats the power of buzzwords in creating a positive market sentiment. On this particular day, NIO managed to achieve a trinity of three buzzwords: 1) Electric, 2) Self-driving, and 3) China. 

WHAT’S DOWN

It’s time to sell

Shares of the almighty burger joint, Shake Shack (Ticker: SHAK) were down by more than 20% on Tuesday. It’s been a while since investors said no to an order of overvaluation on the side of their SHAK shares. This quarter though, investors learned about the declining same-shack sales (a cute way of saying same-store sales) and decided it’s time to sell. 

These days, investors are ready to take their gains off the table. Even with the decline, the stock is up 85% year-to-date, and investors just don’t want to risk losing such an outstanding return and sold off their shares in large volumes.

WATER COOLER

A fight of a lifetime

What does that mean?

Ladie(eeeeee)s and gentlemen, The Daily Scoop presents the main battle of the year. Ten rounds of retail supremacy in the heavy-weight division of retailing in America. 

In Seattle, WA corner, touching $900 billion in market cap, with a record +40% share in the U.S. e-commerce market, is Amazon.com (Ticker: AMZN). Fighting from Bentonville, AR corner, touching $340 billion in market cap, with the title of America’s largest retailer by sales, is Walmart Inc. (Ticker: WMT).

Since 1994, when Amazon stepped in the ring, we have been watching it knocking out Walmart round after round; online retail dominance, no respect for profitability, subscription revenue from Prime, two-day delivery, same-day delivery, AWS, digital advertising, and a smart home speaker are just some of the technical punches Amazon has thrown to win the fight. But this week, in a historic fight, the winner by technical knock-out is none but Walmart. The one thing Amazon can’t sell is the alcoholic drinks. And, Walmart just launched curbside alcoholic pick-up in more 2000 stores across America to beat Amazon at its own game, convince of everyday items delivery

Hoda Mehr

Hoda Mehr

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