Why China Is a New Nexus of Innovation and Creativity

Why China Is a New Nexus of Innovation and Creativity

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. By Justin Leverenz and Bhavtosh Vajpayee via Iris.xyz China’s rise as a global technology powerhouse is becoming broadly acknowledged, but the scale, nuance, and innovation encapsulated in that rise does not enjoy the same recognition. Indeed, many in the Western world remain fixated on a host of longstanding China stereotypes, for example, that its tech industry is […] Continue Reading Below Read more at ETFTrends.com > Free America Network Articles

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When You Get a New Job — and Your Employer Wants You to Start Right Away

When You Get a New Job — and Your Employer Wants You to Start Right Away

Getting a job offer is an exciting career milestone, especially if you’re actively unhappy in your current role. But what happens when your new employer is so eager to bring you on board that you’re told you need to start immediately? On the one hand, you don’t want to compromise your relationship with your soon-to-be manager. On the other hand, you don’t want to burn bridges at your old company by failing to provide the…

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A Powerful Tool to Manage Market Volatility

A Powerful Tool to Manage Market Volatility

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. By Salvatore Bruno via Iris.xyz Merger arbitrage strategies In times of market stress, investors often consider rash decisions of moving between risk-on equity exposures to risk-off vehicles, often when it is already too late. October has been a difficult time in the market, with the S&P 500 experiencing a six-day losing streak, its longest in two […] Continue Reading Below Read more at ETFTrends.com > Free America Network Articles

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What to Watch When Mattel Reports Earnings

What to Watch When Mattel Reports Earnings

Since the demise of Toys R Us, the market hasn’t been kind to investors in the toy industry. Every company that did business with the big-box retailer felt the pain, but no business took it on the chin worse than Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT). Once the leading toymaker, the house that Barbie built fell on hard times after a series of missteps allowed rival Hasbro to vault ahead. Things went from bad to worse after another…

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Could We See $100 Oil Again? Yes, but Not for the Reason You Think

Could We See $100 Oil Again? Yes, but Not for the Reason You Think

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. By Frank Holmes via Iris.xyz According to a recent Cornerstone Macro report, the three most influential macro trends this year have been 1) the strengthening U.S. dollar, 2) the flattening yield curve and 3) slowing global manufacturing expansion. I’ve written about all three topics numerous times this year, but the one I’ve watched the most closely has been […] Continue Reading Below Read more at ETFTrends.com > Free America Network Articles

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Will the Roller-Coaster Ride Continue When Cognex Reports Earnings?

Will the Roller-Coaster Ride Continue When Cognex Reports Earnings?

Investors were prepared for muted financial results last quarter from Cognex (NASDAQ: CGNX). The machine vision specialist had warned investors that several of its largest customers — particularly in the OLED display and smartphone manufacturing markets — appeared to be spending less in 2018 than they had in the prior year. Imagine Wall Street’s surprise, then, when Cognex reported much higher than expected sales, which ran well above the company’s meager forecast. Cognex is scheduled…

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Better High-Yield Dividend Stock: PPL Corp. vs. the Southern Company

Better High-Yield Dividend Stock: PPL Corp. vs. the Southern Company

Giant diversified U.S. utility The Southern Company (NYSE: SO) offers investors a yield of 5.5%. Globally diversified electric company PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL) has a yield of 5.4%. Those figures are both at the high end of the utility sector, which might entice investors seeking to enhance their current income via large dividends. But is one of these utility stocks better than the other? Some construction issues Continue Reading Below Southern is one of the…

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3 Reasons to Loosen the Constraints of Your Bond Portfolio

3 Reasons to Loosen the Constraints of Your Bond Portfolio

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. By Nick Gartside via Iris.xyz In an environment of strong growth, rising rates and still-low yields, the ability to invest flexibly across global bond markets is particularly valuable. But where do the opportunities lie? Nick Gartside, International Chief Investment Officer for Fixed Income and manager of the JPMorgan Global Bond Opportunities Fund, shares three ideas he […] Continue Reading Below Read more at ETFTrends.com > Free America Network Articles

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Netflix’s Strong Subscriber Growth Shows Last Quarter Was a Fluke

Netflix’s Strong Subscriber Growth Shows Last Quarter Was a Fluke

After producing torrid growth all year, Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) took a breather last quarter when the company added just 5.15 million new subscribers, a far cry from the 6.2 million management had forecast. In its letter to shareholders, the company said, “The quarterly guidance we provide is our actual internal forecast at the time we report, and we strive for accuracy, meaning in some quarters we will be high and other quarters low relative to…

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Low Volatility Returns To The Limelight

Low Volatility Returns To The Limelight

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. By Todd Shriber via Iris.xyz Over the past 20 years, the S&P 500 averaged October gains of 2.20 percent, making it the best month of the year for the benchmark U.S. equity gauge. Even with that data point in its favor, October has a dubious reputation among equity investors. After all, it is the month that saw […] Continue Reading Below Read more at ETFTrends.com > Free America Network Articles

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