Tapping into international markets is one way to expand your customer base and grow your small business exponentially. However, small businesses face many barriers to exporting including high shipping costs, unfair trade policies by other countries, cultural differences and other challenges. Show More Summary
By The Entertainment Oracle: Monday night the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences gave out the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards…and they were almost all carbon copies of past years. That's the problem with the Emmys as unlike itsShow More Summary
How one entrepreneur jettisoned one successful business model--and succeeded with another. Now that's risk.
It is well-known that World War I was expensive for Britain. The indirect economic costs were also huge. This column argues that the adverse implications of the Great War for post-war unemployment and trade – together with the legacy...Show More Summary
If history has taught us anything, it is that we should pay attention when European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi goes off script. The first time, of course, came when the euro was about to disintegrate in 2012. Back then, speculators were betting that the crisis countries would have to leave the euro zone, which actually […]
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By Evariste Lefeuvre: Is Europe turning Japanese? The combination of a huge current account, a deflationary spiral and a central bank stuck at the zero bound makes the eurozone look like Japan. Econ 101 would clearly call for a stronger currency as: i. Show More Summary
Acquity Group which is a part of Accenture Interactive, has revealed in a study that 8 out 10 consumers are extremely worried about privacy invasion, when it comes to wearable devices. The research was conducted on 2000 consumers ofShow More Summary
Click Here for the Free Webinar Funding With No Fees August 30 or 31 Getting a Read on Mortgage REITs by Morningstar Investment ResearchThis high-income vehicle warrants close scrutiny given interest-rate uncertainty. Question: I've heard that mortgage REITs can be a good way to get extra income. Show More Summary
Thirty years ago today, Space Shuttle Discovery was launched on its maiden voyage. Before it embarked on its final mission on 24 February 2011, it flew 39 missions over 27 years and accumulated more flight time than any other spacecraft to date. This historic spacecraft assisted in the assembly of the International Space Station (ISS) […]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yuK4m3UzRk "Oh, you can't scare me, I'm sticking to the union I'm sticking to the union, I'm sticking to the union Oh, you can't scare me, I'm sticking to the union I'm sticking to the union 'til the day I die" -Woody Guthrie In 1975, 22.2 million workers in the United States belonged to a labor union. Show More Summary
Why is Europe re-nationalizing the link between banks and governments? Why has the crisis failed to produce a Hamilton or an FDR?
By George Hanley: Shareholders in Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE: KKD) have enjoyed strong upside over the past five years, with the company's stock price up more than 400%, thanks to gradually improving profitability as well as a sizable...Show More Summary
Under the latest timetable, Alibaba will hope to price its stock sale toward the later half of the week of Sept. 15, this person added.
This single interview — one of my favorites of all-time — was recorded in three short parts. You can: Listen to all three on iTunes Download them as MP3s (right click “save as”): Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. Or stream them now below (If you’re reading this in e-mail, please click here to stream): This […]
By Eric Parnell, CFA: The market news coverage is becoming increasingly polarized. On one side of the debate are those that believe the sky is the limit for stocks in the months ahead. With stocks reaching a fresh all-time high on Friday, this view has yet to be invalidated. Show More Summary
By Frances Coppola: Chatting to a young Indonesian economist over breakfast this morning, I discovered that his impression of Nobel laureates had been radically changed by the Lindau meeting. "I used to think that being a Nobel Laureate meant being a world expert in economics," he said. Show More Summary
By Kevin Graham: One of the perks of having a blog like this is that you get contacted by a wide variety of people. Most people want to discuss investment ideas, some discuss startups, and some are company executives or directors. A few months back, I was contacted to do a book review on a home grown Canadian value investor. Show More Summary
By Dividend Yield: These are tough times for investors who look for cheap companies. The Dow and S&P 500 jump from high to high, but this boom is credit-driven; it's the result of the monetary easing policy of the world's major government banks. Show More Summary
By CFA Institute Contributors: By Larry Cao, CFA When I was a new analyst following technology stocks for a predominantly US equity fund, one thing I noticed in doing competitor analysis was the low multiples of some Asian companies, even after taking into account the more pronounced differences in accounting systems in those days. Show More Summary