Wednesday, July 11, 2018

錦織対ジョコビッチ 7月11日(水)

Julio Once (Miercoles)
 アメリカ時間では8時から錦織がウィンブルドンであのジョコビッチと戦います。実力差はあるものの、若さでは勝ち、そしてその日の調子と体調に寄っては勝てるということです。ゴルフでもそうで、世界ランクの高い人が毎週勝てるわけではない。その日のパットの調子とかあるものです。

 今朝の一面は、欧州でのNATOサミットみたいなもの。トランプがブリュッセルに行き、軍事費の拠出がアメリカは高いと非難しています。アメリカは3.5%出しているのに、フランスは1.8%しか出していない。
 ドイツは、ロシアから70%近くの天然ガスを買っているので、首をつかまれてるようなもの、ロシアの言いなりだ!みたいなことを言ってる。

 で、CBSの朝のニュースには300人に死者になるであろう、日本の災害ニュースは出てこないのです。
 幸いに、広島で雨は降っていませんし、今後1週間、雨が降る気配はありませんが、被災者は後片付けに追われています。乾燥して高温のため、土埃が舞い上がるのです。アスファルトなのに、その上に土砂が被って、撤去しても最後まで残るわけで、それを風が舞い上げるということです。
 断水はまだ続いています。自衛隊の給水よりも、近所の酒屋さんの地下水の方が早いそうです。
 今、西日本では、水を入れるポリタンクがどこも品切れです。やはり水が一番大事ということですね。

 今年中に消える可能性が高い小売店
Slide 2 of 12: Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD) is the poster child of the retail apocalypse. The parent company of Sears and Kmart lost over 95% of its market value over the past decade as mall traffic dried up and it lost customers to e-tailers and superstores. CEO Eddie Lampert, who took over the top job in 2013, couldn’t counter those industry shifts. Lampert closed stores, sold its Craftsman brand, and spun off its real estate holdings and other brands. Those moves softened Sears’ earnings declines, but its revenues kept declining. Lampert’s latest “turnaround” plans -- which include a partnership with Amazon and mini-Kmarts inside Sears stores -- aren’t impressing investors. Wall Street expects Sears’ revenue to tumble 26% to $12.4 billion this year, and for its earnings to remain deep in the red. That’s a bleak situation for a company that finished last quarter with $3.5 billion in long-term debt. シアーズ
Slide 4 of 12: J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) was battered by the same headwinds that blew Sears off course. A disastrous “turnaround” effort by former CEO Ron Johnson between 2011 and 2013 -- which alienated the retailer’s core customers with inconsistent discounts -- exacerbated that pain. But for a while, it seemed like J.C. Penney would avoid Sears’ fate.  Marvin Ellison, who took over as CEO in 2014, expanded the retailer’s business with furniture, appliances, athletic apparel, and more women’s apparel. The company’s sales growth stabilized, and it didn’t aggressively shutter stores like Sears. Unfortunately, those efforts hit a brick wall during the first quarter. After three quarters of positive sales growth, its sales growth turned negative again with a 4% drop. Its comps rose just 0.2%, and it posted an adjusted net loss of $69 million. Ellison blamed supply chain issues, markdowns for apparel, and adverse weather conditions for the weak numbers. But Ellison abruptly resigned after the report, leading investors to believe that J.C. Penney’s turnaround was falling short of expectations.ALSO READ: J.C. Penney Has an Underappreciated Opportunity: Toys JCペニー
Slide 5 of 12: Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) is still the largest brick-and-mortar bookseller in the United States. However, direct competition from Amazon wiped out 65% of its market cap over the past three years. Barnes & Noble closed stores, expanded its digital business with its Nook reader, and spun off its education unit as Barnes & Noble Education (NYSE:BNED) in 2015. These moves helped it tread water, but they didn’t counter its long-term threats. As a result, Barnes & Noble’s revenue tumbled for 15 straight quarters, and its bottom line remains in the red. Its comps dropped 4.1% last quarter, with a 4% decline in retail sales and a 22% drop in NOOK sales. Analysts expect its sales to slip 2% this year. In early July, the company announced that it had fired CEO Demos Parneros for “violations of the company’s policies” without disclosing any additional details. That news, along with Amazon’s plans to render the retailer obsolete, casts a dark cloud over its future. バーンズ&ノーブル
Slide 6 of 12: Office Depot (NASDAQ:ODP) is another company being rendered obsolete by Amazon and other e-tailers. It tried to counter the competition by merging with its rival Office Max in 2013, but combining two losers didn’t make a winner. Staples tried to buy Office Depot in 2015, but the merger was abandoned in 2016 due to antitrust concerns. Office Depot’s stock lost more than 70% of its value over the past three years. It broke a multi-year streak of sales declines with 6% sales growth during the first quarter, but that growth was padded by its acquisition of CompuCom, a provider of IT managed services, infrastructure solutions, and consulting services. Meanwhile, its retail comps stumbled 8.4%, its operating margin contracted and its adjusted EPS was cut in half. It generated $170 million in free cash flow for the quarter, but it’s still shouldering $1 billion in long-term debt. Analysts expect Office Depot’s revenue to rise 6% this year, thanks to CompuCom, but for its earnings to tumble 31%. オフィスデポ
Slide 7 of 12: For decades, customers bought vitamins and nutritional supplements at GNC’s (NYSE:GNC) brick-and-mortar stores. However, the rise of superstores, warehouse retailers, and e-tailers started rendering GNC’s business obsolete. In recent years, several lawsuits which questioned the efficacy of its ingredients also tarnished the brand’s reputation. As a result, GNC’s stock tumbled more than 90% over the past three years. Its revenue declined for nine straight quarters, and analysts anticipate a 5% drop this year. Its earnings, which face pricing pressure from its competitors, are expected to plunge 66%. GNC believes that expanding into overseas markets like China, improving its loyalty program, and partnering with Amazon might get its business back on track. Unfortunately, it’s doubtful that these moves can help the specialty retailer defend its niche against big rivals like Costco. ALSO READ: Investors Are Betting Big Against These 3 RetailersGNC
Slide 9 of 12: Privately held Vitamin World, which competes against GNC and Vitamin Shoppe, isn’t faring any better than its rivals. The company filed for bankruptcy last November, and announced plans to close 124 of its stores and sell the remaining 210 locations.There’s a glimmer of hope that GNC or Vitamin Shoppe might buy the company, but both companies would probably prefer to see this vanquished competitor simply disappear.ビタミンワールド
Slide 10 of 12: Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) was once a top destination for footwear and athletic wear shoppers. But in recent years, leading footwear makers like Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour opened their own brick-and-mortar stores and promoted their own e-commerce platforms. Department stores, superstores, and larger sportswear chains also took a bite out of Foot Locker’s sales.  Foot Locker actually posted year-over-year sales growth over the past two quarters. But if we exclude the impact of a soft dollar, its sales would have declined last quarter. Foot Locker’s comps also stayed negative for the past two quarters -- due to slumping store traffic and weak direct-to-consumer sales. The company believes that closing stores, securing premium products from leading brands, and fresh e-commerce investments will get its growth back on track. However, its gross margins are stuck in a downward trend, and its so-called partners are becoming its biggest competitors.ALSO READ: Why Foot Locker Is Confident in a Sales Rebound Aheadフットロッカー
Slide 11 of 12: SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 05: A pedestrian walks by a Payless Shoe Source store on April 5, 2017 in San Francisco, California. Kansas-based discount shoe retailer Payless Shoe Source has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will close nearly 400 of its stores.ペイレスシューズ
 まあ、古き良き時代のアメリカのような店は消えます。アマゾンなどのオンラインストアがそれらを潰したのでしょうが、時代の流れに対応できなかった。
 オフィスデポが潰れると困りますが、規模がデカいのが問題。今の売り場3分の1でも同じ売り上げを取れると思いますけどね。
 オフィス家具売り場をなくすか縮小する。棚を見ると同じものがたくさん並んでいる、これをコンビニ並みにしていけば、家賃は下がるし、人件費も下がります。文具をすべてオンラインで買うのは大変なことです。
 アメリカという国は、なんでもかんでも大きなサイズで出していきますから、レストランもそうだし、品ぞろえを訴えたいのか、あのやり方しかできないのか。賢くないですよね。

1万ドル以下で買える程度の良いピックアップトラック
Slide 2 of 10: Average Price: $9,912 | Reliability: 4/5 | U.S. News Score: 7.7/10The GMC Canyon of this vintage featured a comfortable ride and three engine options, including a 185-horsepower four-cylinder, a five-cylinder, and a V8 making 300 horsepower. The 2010 Canyon was offered in single cab, extended cab, and crew cab body styles. The base four-cylinder engine returned as much as 25 mpg highway when paired with two-wheel drive – decent mileage for the time. Your mileage may vary based on the condition of the used truck.GMC キャニオン 2010年式
Slide 3 of 10: Average Price: $7,951 | Reliability: 4/5 | U.S. News Score: 8.4/10The final generation of the Dodge Dakota was built from 2004 to 2011. The Dakota was a midsize pickup when other small trucks actually classified as compact pickups. That made the Dakota the more spacious option, though its interior materials were somewhat cheap.Even 10 years ago, engines were not optimized to make the most power or get the most out of a drop of fuel. The base V6 makes an adequate 210 horsepower, while the available V8 makes 290 horsepower – you can get that from Chrysler’s Pentastar V6 these days.Cab options include an extended cab and a crew cab. The Crew cab seats five, while the extended cab (or Club Cab) seats two, but it can be had with a rear bench – so check listings closely to see what you are getting.Dodge ダコタ 2008年式
Slide 4 of 10: Average Price: $7,571 | Reliability: 4/5 | U.S. News Score: 7.7/10After a seven-year hiatus, the Ford Ranger is coming back to the North American market. While the new Ranger will be a refined midsize pickup, the old Ranger was a wonderfully basic and stout little truck – although poor safety scores tarnished its reputation a bit.Engine options were a 143-horsepower four-cylinder and a 207-horsepower V6 – a new addition for the 2009 model year.The trim to get is the FX4 Level II. It came with Ford’s 8.8 rear axle, a limited slip differential, skid plates, tow hooks, Bilstein shocks, and 31-inch all-terrain tires.Ford レンジャー 2009年式
Slide 5 of 10: Average Price: $6,738 | Reliability: 5/5 | U.S. News Score: 7.9/10The Colorado made fans with its styling, which was heavily influenced by the popular Silverado line of trucks – including the split-bar grille. It also has a comfortable ride, and four-cylinder, five-cylinder, and V8 engine options.As is a concern with the small trucks of this era, the interior is sub-par in terms quality and comfort. The Colorado also has disappointing towing capacity and off-road capabilities. But this truck has solid crash test scores, so if you need a safe commuter truck, the Colorado is a sensible option.Chevey コロラド 2008年式
Slide 6 of 10: Average Price: $8,984 | Reliability: 5/5 | U.S. News Score: 8.4/10If you need the room and capability of a full-size truck, an F-150 provides plenty of interior space. The cabin is also comfortable, as is the ride. The 2008 F-150 actually has responsive handling as well, and the solid safety scores provide peace-of-mind. This truck would make a great daily driver.It comes standard with a V6 making about 200 horsepower; the top V8 engine makes just 300 horsepower, which is a bit underwhelming considering the expectations of a full-size pickup.Ford F-150 2008年式
Slide 8 of 10: Average Price: $9,270 | Reliability: 5/5 | U.S. News Score: 8.9/10The Avalanche is a truck/SUV concept like the Sport Trac, but it takes the concept to its extreme. It is a full-size utility vehicle with a bed that is able to extend by folding down the rear wall of the truck.The “mid-gate,” as it is called, allows for multiple configurations, making it an incredibly versatile vehicle. The 2007 Avalanche also has strong crash test scores and a more refined ride than older versions of the vehicle. Standard V8 power seals the deal for the Avalanche.Chevey アバランチェ 2007年式
Slide 9 of 10: Average Price: $8,954 | Reliability: 5/5 | U.S. News Score: 9.0/10The Nissan Frontier was completely redesigned in 2009, and that generation has largely carried over to 2018. So why pay new-car prices for decade-old technology? The Frontier has a refined ride and strong off-road capabilities – especially with the Pro-4X package.The interior of the Frontier feels cheap at times – but the same can be said for the modern 2018 model. The four-cylinder feels underpowered, so make sure to go for the V6.日産 フロンティア 2009年式
Slide 10 of 10: Average Price: $8,867 | Reliability: 5/5 | U.S. News Score: 9.3/10If you need a used truck for work duty, the compact trucks and SUV/truck crossovers won’t hold a candle to a true full-sized pickup like the Chevy Silverado. It has surprisingly decent fuel economy for the class, provides a smooth ride and handling, and is wrapped in a handsome exterior.The rear seat on the extended cab model is a bit cramped, but it will be fine for storing gear. If you need to do serious work, choose the available top-end V8, which makes 367 horsepower.Chevey シルバラード 2007年式
トヨタがありませんが、性能が良いので、1万ドル以下の中古では出物がないということです。ピックアップトラックは、田舎に住めば、一家に一台は必要なものです。何か大きなものを運ぶ、テレビや冷蔵庫など。また庭の仕事にも土を運ぶとか、木材を運ぶ、用途は多いのです。

 アトランタは無効1週間、ほぼ雨なし、最低が73-74度、最高が89-92度の予報です。暑いですよ、エアコンしていても暑い。
 店は設定温度が75度にしています。あまり冷えすぎるのは好きではありません。店を閉める土曜日の夜には78度に上げて、月曜日の朝にまた75度に戻しています。電気代の節約です。
 昨日もよく混みました。ありがたいことです、お金がありませんからね、これをお客さんが救ってくれる。これで世の中が回るのですよ。
 錦織戦を見たいが、8時半には家を出て買い物です。明日が8時半に店に行き、ご飯炊きなので、買い物できない分、今日済ませます。

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流行りのSUVを探す 7月19日(木)

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