It's Not Just Amazon That's Killing Retail

It is a tough time to be a retailer or an investor in retail stocks. A good part of the sector is getting "Amazoned" at an accelerating rate as it is very difficult to compete against a giant that cares little about profit margins and has tax advantages in many states. Amazon's (AMZN) impact can be seen in the very disappointing sales and guidance from retail heavyweights Macy's (M) and Nordstrom (JWN) this quarter, which has cast a pall on the entire department store group as well as other areas of retail.

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