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Forbes Mutual Fund Ratings: The Honor Roll

These funds have done well over the long pull while beating peers in bear markets. We evaluated 1,261 domestic stock funds. Twenty-six were good enough to make our Honor Roll. The select list includes some familiar names, like Vanguard Primecap and Fidelity Contrafund, and some less familiar ones like Parnassus Core Equity. Honor Roll members … Continue reading Forbes Mutual Fund Ratings: The Honor Roll

5 Savvy Ways To Invest $10,000 In 2019

https://youtu.be/jVors9BIFOk What would you do if you suddenly had $10,000 in cash at your disposal? Would you splurge for a trip to some far-flung corner of the world? Trade up for a nicer vehicle? Buy new furniture and a hot tub for your backyard deck? Those ideas might be the first that come to mind, … Continue reading 5 Savvy Ways To Invest $10,000 In 2019

How To Extract Business Value From Data Science: It’s All About The Teamwork – Jack Soat

To make an impact at the enterprise level, the data science group can’t work in isolation, said Ian Swanson, Oracle vice president of machine learning and artificial intelligence product development, during a presentation at the recent Oracle OpenWorld conference. “In order to do data science right, it has to be a team sport,” said Swanson, … Continue reading How To Extract Business Value From Data Science: It’s All About The Teamwork – Jack Soat

Don’t Believe Beijing: China Really Does Rival The U.S. – Kenneth Rapoza

Liu Qiangdong, better known as Richard Liu here, is already a billionaire. At the 7-Fresh grocery store in Beijing, not far from Liu's JD.com, there's this fruit stand that looks awfully similar to anything an American would find at a Trader Joe's or Wholefoods. It's organic. It's small farm friendly. But here at 7-Fresh you … Continue reading Don’t Believe Beijing: China Really Does Rival The U.S. – Kenneth Rapoza

Patagonia’s Billionaire Founder To Give Away The Millions His Company Saved From Trump’s Tax Cuts To Save The Planet – Angel Au-Yeung

Yvon Chouinard, billionaire founder of outdoor apparel firm Patagonia, has traditionally shied away from politics. But things have changed for the rock-climbing, fly-fishing outdoorsman since Donald Trump moved into the Oval Office. On Wednesday, Patagonia announced it has an additional $10 million in profits on its books for 2018 as a result of Trump’s “irresponsible … Continue reading Patagonia’s Billionaire Founder To Give Away The Millions His Company Saved From Trump’s Tax Cuts To Save The Planet – Angel Au-Yeung

Harnessing Innovative Technologies To Advance Audit Quality – Panos Kakoullis

Businesses today operate in a dynamic, fast-moving, digitally enabled, and fiercely competitive global economy. To respond, organizations must constantly adapt – and so must their auditors, by incorporating innovative technologies to continuously address and identify emerging risks in markets characterized by perpetual transition. Ground breaking technologies are significantly enhancing audit quality by arming auditors with … Continue reading Harnessing Innovative Technologies To Advance Audit Quality – Panos Kakoullis

How Jeff Immelt’s Courtship Of An Activist Investor Backfired For GE Shareholders – Antoine Gara

When hedge fund Trian Partners in October 2015 disclosed a $2.5 billion investment in General Electric GE -1.85% in support of Jeff Immelt’s efforts to reshape the conglomerate, it was the culmination of a multiyear effort by GE’s then-CEO. Two years prior, Immelt had invited Trian’s billionaire cofounder Nelson Peltz to speak at a corporate offsite … Continue reading How Jeff Immelt’s Courtship Of An Activist Investor Backfired For GE Shareholders – Antoine Gara

Dubai Emerging Market Maverick Abraaj Gets A Lifeline – Kenneth Rapoza

The past 12 months weren’t great for emerging markets—but it’s been far worse for Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj Group and its founder Arif Naqvi. Bad fortune of being in the wrong place with the wrong people at the wrong time, including a scandal at a key lender, is what did them in. Its fall from being a … Continue reading Dubai Emerging Market Maverick Abraaj Gets A Lifeline – Kenneth Rapoza

The Scariest Economic Chart In The World Right Now May Come From China – Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Move over, U.S. economy: The real action in global forecasting these days lies in figuring out what is happening in the world’s second largest economic powerhouse, China.Wall Street is increasingly worried about slowing growth in foreign economies despite strong economic numbers at home. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, too, recently identified weakening overseas economies as … Continue reading The Scariest Economic Chart In The World Right Now May Come From China – Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Black Friday, Cyber Monday Sales Hit Another High, But It’s Not Time To Celebrate Yet – Andria Cheng

The American sport of deal hunting and conspicuous consumption has again been on display with the onset of Black Friday doorbuster deals followed by Cyber Monday promotions enticing consumers to open their wallets and officially kick off the U.S. holiday shopping season.On Cyber Monday, an occasion the industry invented to encourage online shopping, American consumers were on … Continue reading Black Friday, Cyber Monday Sales Hit Another High, But It’s Not Time To Celebrate Yet – Andria Cheng

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