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Domino’s Pizza Finances are Rising and Consumer Credit is Better than Ever

Posted by Brent Luce on Mar 1, 2017 4:35:02 PM

Big Data Factoid

As we know, the amount of data we are creating is growing exponentially.  It is estimated that as much data has been created in the past two years than in the entire history of mankind before that.  What you probably did not know, is that only 10% of that information is publicly accessible.  According to IBM, 90% of data resides behind firewalls, just waiting to be accessed and analyzed by advanced technologies to create new insights.  MORE:  IBM Wants to Bring Machine Learning to the Mainframe

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Topics: Consumer Credit, $DPZ, $TGT, Lumber, Big Data

Cracks Show in Consumer Credit

Posted by Brent Luce on Jun 17, 2016 3:57:33 PM

Consumer Debt Defaults

Earlier this week, Synchrony Financial, a private-label credit card issuer, announced that it was increasing its guidance for charge-offs.  While the overall level of charge-offs is relatively low, this is one of the first tangible signs that the consumer might be weakening and that credit may be deteriorating after years of improvement following the 2008-2009 financial crisis.  Synchrony is the largest creditor for retail-store credit, so they are viewed as a bellwether for the industry as a whole.  There have been lots of fears circulating related to auto loans, credit cards and student loan debt, so this is something to pay attention to.  Heretofore, the U.S. consumer has been resilient.  Is this just a minor tick up or the beginning of trend reversal?  MORE:  Cracks Show in Consumer Credit -- WSJ 

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Topics: $AAPL, Stealth Bear Market, Consumer Credit

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