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TheDailyLoader

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I'm not saying it is fake, I said it feels fake. The details and the way they are reported are what's setting off my "doesn't feel right buzzer" (for lack of better way to put it).
 

PassinTime

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The thing is this.

Sales MAY be up but are PROFITS?

I reviewed the last decade and the truth is there literally is no growth.

One can make many things look good on paper but the reason analysts are paid so much is to look between the lines.

Here's an example. Every year Target blows the doors off when they have the one day gift card sale. That's in "the black". Shown as profit. At some point people redeem those GCs, again "profit" BUT it's "ghost profit" as they are actually just neutralizing the inflated P of the GC day.

GC purchases on the big sale day encourage investors (stock) to invest, unknowingly, in "reverse futures". If the GCs are redeemed there's a loss OR equalization.

It's actually quite a brilliant tool.

Point is, "sales increase" means NADA!
 
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