Toyota's Struggles In The U.S. Car Market Are Concerning
Toyota Motors has seen its U.S. sales decline by 9.1% so far this year compared to sales over the same period last year. While overall auto sales in the U.S. have declined, the industry-wide decline of 1.5% is much smaller than Toyota’s decline.
Adobe Price Estimate Revised To $132, Here's Why
Adobe successfully transformed its business model over the past few years, from a perpetual licensing vendor to a cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider. As this transformation gained momentum, the number of subscribers for its Creative Cloud grew
Saudis Show Commitment To Aramco IPO With New Tax Plan
In a move of surprising transparency, the Saudi government announced that it is lowering the tax rate its national oil company, Saudi Aramco, pays from 85% to 50%. What does this mean for the Kingdom, Aramco's IPO and oil markets?
The Case For An Optimistic Economic Forecast For 2017
The optimistic case for the economic forecast in 2017 is based on business optimism. Right or wrong, many executives, small business owners and investors are optimistic. That could trigger immediate spending and employment gains. I personally don't buy this story, but it's one to consider.
Why And How To Play Investment Chess When Others Are Playing Checkers
You can approach and execute your strategy like a checkers player or more like a chess player. That means considering not only the investment environment that exists in the moment, but also having the perspective to realize that possible changes to that environment will occur in the future.
Top Internet Fund Manager Tony Mitchell Is Staying Away From Snap
Shortly after Snap, Inc.'s (Nasdaq:SNAP) initial public offering, Robert Frazier recommended SNAP for 2017. But Tony Mitchell, another Marketocracy Manager, says SNAP is overvalued, will take too long to grow into its valuation if it ever does, and presents too much risk to invest in at this time.
RBS's Decision To Close 158 Branches Should Boost Retail Banking Profits
Earlier this week, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group announced that it will close as many as 158 branches across the U.K. – making it the latest bank to pare down on redundant branches as customers switch to mobile and internet banking services for many banking needs.
A Slovak Finally Makes It On Forbes Billionaires List, But Czechs Lead Way
Slovakian businessman Ivan Chrenko, majority owner of real-estate developer HB Reavis, becomes the first man from his country to make it on to the Forbes billionaires rich list with a $1.1 billion fortune, but neighbouring Czech Republic sees six men make the list - one up from a year before.
8% Yields Ready To Withstand A Pullback
If you’re worried about a pullback, I don’t blame you. But don’t sit in cash and earn nothing when you can hedge your portfolio AND collect yields up to 8%.
5 Can't Miss Dividend Hikes Coming This Spring
“If you’re not growing, you’re dying” is a well-worn phrase slathered all over the business and investment world, for good reason: It’s true. And it strikes a particularly loud chord when it comes to dividend investing.