Did you know that Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) went skidding into the end of 2017? Some investors may not have noticed the underperformance in Google stock, as it stumbled up to and through the holiday trading periods. On Dec. 18, Alphabet stock leaped to new all-time highs, before d
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>>>
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>>>
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>>>
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?”
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Save early and often. The sooner you start to save, the easier it will be to amass....More>>>
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>>>
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>>>
Cree (NASDAQ:CREE) competes in the LED components and lighting industry. The company once had a significant role in the more profitable upstream LED chips and packaging industry. However, the recent entrance of low-cost Asian competitors into the upstream fo
A few days ago Mark Bern published a very informative article about Western Digital Corporation (NYSE: WDC) and raised the question if the company is an investment or a speculation? As result of different concerns regarding WDC the author ended the article with the conclusion that the stock