(C) Andertoons NOTE FROM MJ – OK, I know I said no more blogs that relate in any way to my dating life, but some comments on my last blog about performance reminded me of this not-so-quaint interlude. I am now officially out of dating mishaps, so read on about the importance of evaluating performance data and rest assured... Read more »
Today, being bigger is not necessarily better when focusing on investment grade corporate bond management, especially if you are expected to outperform the familiar bond indices. Being nimble, with a short-term focus combined with a small footprint can allow you to convert trading opportunities into significant alpha for investors... Read more »
Boomers have long been in the trend-setting vanguard of the past half century, with their population dominance shaping the growth of many sectors of the US economy. As the boomers begin to exit the workforce and enter the retirement phase of their lifespan, they will undoubtedly continue to exert outsize influence on the general population.
Financial advisors will need to adapt their services and approaches to keep up with this segment in ways that are focused on these large-scale needs... Read more »
Now that Amazon (ticker AMZN) has announced its decision to acquire Whole Foods for nearly $14 billion, analysts in nearly every sector are abuzz with the ramifications. Will Amazon crush the grocery stores, just like it has dominated other categories like electronics, apparel, shoes, pet food, office supplies, etc.? Will it strengthen its distribution hubs to further develop its online grocery-delivery abilities? Maybe it will build inventory of its Kindle e-readers, Echo speakers and other gadgets in its new 5.6 million square feet of gross space for easier regional shipping?... Read more »
The latest research on the payments industry from FinTech expert Warren Fisher. The piece looks at the benefit of the secular decline of cash and the 5 key drivers of payment growth, and how the combination of these factor will spur the emerging, electronic payments industry... Read more »