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Posted by Martin September 09, 2016

Will Yellen raise rates? We do not know but sell everything, just in case

Will Yellen raise rates? We do not know but sell everything, just in case

Friday trading was a carnage. I consider this quite funny. Since FED’s chairman changed the policy of transparency some time ago now any Mr. Fed Unimportant can talk about FED policy publicly. But what they do is not expressing the policy or what FED will do or will not, they rather express their opinions. Any Continue reading →

Posted by Barney Whistance August 23, 2016

ESOPs Create Wealth and Encourage Job Dedication for Millions of U.S. Employees

ESOPs Create Wealth and Encourage Job Dedication for Millions of U.S. Employees

Image Source In the U.S. there are an estimated 10,000+ Employee Stock Ownership Plans, or ESOPs, making business owners out of some 11 million employees. Not only do these companies tend to outperform other comparable companies that aren’t employee-owned, but their workers are able to build up retirement savings at rates far surpassing the national Continue reading →

Development of Digital Technologies to Transform Trade and Investments

Development of Digital Technologies to Transform Trade and Investments

With the spread of digital technologies and innovation, it is transforming and changing the traditional dynamics of the stock exchange market as well as the flow of goods, services, investments, money and people. Digital trade is now on the verge to become an essential component in the global flow between international markets. As such technologies Continue reading →

How Billionth iPhone Sale May Not Be That Great for Apple

As Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL)reported its financial results for the third quarter of its fiscal 2016, it was also celebrating hitting a key milestone with its flagship iPhone. Its sales topped one billion this month. While it celebrated that monumental news, the market was digesting something that was unheard of when it comes to Apple – Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 25, 2016

Hotels: Occupancy Rate on Track to be 2nd Best Year

From HotelNewsNow.com: STR: US hotel results for week ending 16 July The U.S. hotel industry reported mixed results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 10-16 July 2016, according to data from STR. In year-over-year comparisons, the industry’s occupancy decreased 1.4% to 77.5%. However, average daily rate was up 3.4% to US$128.12, Continue reading →

Posted by TwillyD July 24, 2016

All Eyes on Verizon, Yahoo! Next Week; $5 billion deal on tap

All Eyes on Verizon, Yahoo! Next Week; $5 billion deal on tap

Just over a year after buying AOL, Verizon Verizon (NYSE: VZ) seems poised to buy the last of the remaining Internet providers – Yahoo!. Word on the street is that the wireless service provider could announce its acquisition of Yahoo! next week. The price being bandied about is roughly $5 billion. The wireless giant has Continue reading →

Posted by TwillyD July 23, 2016

Relypsa Just Made a Move That Could Give AstraZeneca Pause

Last month we told you about Relypsa (NASDAQ: RLYP) a biopharmaceutical company that was enjoying being the sole provider of a drug used to treat hyperkalemia, a condition that causes life-threatening levels of potassium in a person’s blood. At the time we first reported Relypsa, we noted that the company’s stock was up and had Continue reading →

McKesson Juggling Series of Transactions as 1Q 2016 Earnings on Tap

McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) is in the midst of key transactions that are intended to better position it to remain a leader in the healthcare services industry. While its efforts are admirable, concerns have been raised about one of them. Last week McKesson’s health solutions unit announced that it has expanded its portfolio to include Continue reading →

Calls to Break Up Big Banks Again Uncalled For

As Republicans gather for their National Convention this week, there is a brouhaha going on over the party considering resurrecting the infamous Glass-Steagall Act. The thought of the conservative party bandying about this liberal idea has many perplexed. Many are chalking up the Glass-Steagall Act talk as political fodder during this intensely charged election year. Continue reading →

Just When We Thought Ackman, Herbalife Tango Was Over

If you are still scratching your head as to whether or not Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) is a pyramid scheme, join the club. The Federal Trade Commission seemed to have reached a conclusion on the matter last Friday when Herbalife agreed to ante up $200 million as part of a settlement agreement with the agency. However, Continue reading →