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Apple TV: Go Freemium

What a feeling it must be to be Apple (AAPL), a company with over $250bn in cash ready and able to break into any industry it wants to.

Now, TV is next. Shows like Planet of the Apps and Carpool Karaoke are familiar now that they have been a part of the mix for the summer. Given Apples large size, huge cash pile, and plateauing device sales, we believe a strategy of giving away....More>>>

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It might be harder than ever for hedge funds to raise money.

Their market is crowded with competitionand many clients arent interested any more. Others are demanding more specialization, and bigger staffs of financial and compliance executives, said several fund managers and marketers at Context Summits, an investor conference in Miami.

To help, many funds pay for brokers and other....More>>>

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018

We said we'd believe it when we saw it.   Well, now we've seen it.   On November 30, the Middle-Eastern oil cartel known as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (or "OPEC") finally agreed to a modest reduction in its massive oil production. This is critical because oil prices have plummeted since 2014 due to OPEC's unrestrained production.  ....More>>>

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I was recently making a presentation to a board of a local charity. The topic: planned giving. I asked the board members a question to open their minds about charitable estate planning: “If you could only leave your money to the IRS and charity after your death, what percentage would you leave to each?”

See Also: 5 Reasons You Need as Estate Plan

Most of the board members....More>>>

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2017

For the 70th-anniversary issue of Kiplingers Personal Finance, we distilled our best advice to show you how to build, protect and enhance your wealth throughout your life. Start with these tips to save more for retirement:

BUY THE FULL SPECIAL REPORT: 70 Time-Tested Tactics to Build Your Wealth

Save early and often. The sooner you start to save, the easier it will be to amass....More>>>

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Related DRYS Here We Go Again: DryShips In Another Rally 18 Biggest Mid-Day Gainers For Thursday The Resurrection Of DryShips (Seeking Alpha)

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) newly appointed chief financial officer Anthony Kandylidis had a strong statement....More>>>

Can PayPal Fend Off The Competition?

PayPal (PYPL) is the leading global digital wallet and a leader in mobile and e-commerce payments. It operates a proprietary global technology platform that connects merchants and consumers around the world.

Industry – Electronic Payments

The shift from cash and cheque to electronic payment will continue. 85% of global consumer transactions is cash (PayPal Analyst Day....More>>>

The Evolution Of NXP Semiconductors And The Future Of The Semiconductor Industry – Part 2

Note: In part 1 on this topic, I had explored why Philips (NYSE:PHG) had spun-off its semiconductor business and how large the Philips semiconductor business was at that time.

NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) – Lessons from Adversity during The Private Years

In life, timing is everything. The time Philips picked to spin-off (September 2006) its semiconductor business....More>>>

A Strong U.S. Dollar Is Artificially Inflating Semiconductor Equipment Growth

For the third time in five years, the U.S. dollar will influence the overall growth and market share positions of the semiconductor equipment sector. Two factors come into play: (1) the strong U.S. Dollar, particularly against a weak Yen, is making U.S. equipment more expensive and (2) the conversion of foreign supplier’s sales to the strong U.S. Dollar, because market shares are compiled....More>>>