Today we are watching…
1. Amazon (#amzn)
The next big leap for Amazon is customary next day, if not same-day delivery, and for that, the e-commerce giant will need to grab the bull by the horns and scale up its own fulfillment business. This is inevitable, according to analysts who now say Amazon Prime Air will have over 200 planes in eight years – rivaling UPS and FedEx. It needs a $1.5 billion central hub in Cincinnati to help it accommodate those planes and run constant flights, but even amid coronavirus, the company is “moving ahead on an ambitious timetable.” Is Amazon a cargo giant for long-term investors?
2. Moody’s (#moodys)
Argentina has declared bankruptcy, again! It missed an interest payment on its external debt for the ninth time this week, causing some of that debt to be re-rerated to default status by the Moody’s agency. This means creditors like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) should not expect to get their money back. However, traders who bought credit default swaps (insurance for the debt), are getting a major payday. President Alberto Fernandez is being forced to cut yet another restructuring deal with creditors as inflation roars past 50%. The Argentinian economy is shrinking. What gives?