Sticking With Staples
Today marks the first trading day of the last trading month of the year. We are all wondering whether the politicians will be able to avert the "fiscal cliff" so we can quit hearing about it 100 times a day and be able to make investing plans for 2013. Politics aside, I am beginning the process of reviewing all the positions in my portfolio. This has been a December tradition for me for as long as I have run my own portfolio. To me, it is the equivalent of "spring cleaning," a time to look at everything I have in my garage and determine what to keep and what to throw out.
One of the first positions I have reviewed is my stake in Staples (SPLS). The company came to my attention over the weekend when it announced they will be offering three-dimensional (3-D) printing services in its stores. A customer will be able to upload a 3-D printing file from home and then pick up the printed object in the store or have it shipped. I believe 3-D printing will be one of the top 10 technologies that change the world over the next two decades. I don't know if this will have more than incremental impact on sales, but it puts the "cool factor" in Staples' corner for the first time in recent memory....286 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.
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