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Low Fees and Good Earnings Spell An Excellent Day—and Quarter—for BlackRock

Low Fees and Good Earnings Spell An Excellent Day—and Quarter—for BlackRock

BlackRock is the largest asset management firm in the world and, on Monday, the agency reported that its second-quarter earnings had risen nearly 10 percent with investors continuing to fund the company’s expanding selection of exchange traded funds (ETFs). You should know that the company oversees $5.7 trillion in assets […]

US Futures Trending Lower, Investors Await Yellen’s Comments

US Futures Trending Lower, Investors Await Yellen’s Comments

Asian markets were mixed but Europe is struggling to find green as US Futures are trending lower. The Hang Seng Composite and Shanghai Composite Index each gained about half a percent today as Nikkei shed nearly a third of a percent. For the week, the Japanese market picked up the […]

Cruise Lines in U.S. Look to China For Growth

Cruise Lines in U.S. Look to China For Growth

The Quantum of the Seas, a cruise ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet was not even a year old when the cruise line swapped out its retro burger joint Johnny Rockets for a noodle restaurant and eliminated the duty free store in favor of a luxury leather shop. The ship’s […]

Whole Foods Market (WFM): Sell Side Update

Whole Foods Market (WFM): Sell Side Update

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) reported its quarterly results which showed the company’s revenues falling short of analysts expectations, for the second quarter of fiscal’18 (FY18) earlier this week The market responded with a stock price slide of 9.74% in the first day of trading. We revisit the company’s quarterly […]

Ikea To Raise Minimum Wage, Workers Average 17 Percent Increase

Ikea To Raise Minimum Wage, Workers Average 17 Percent Increase

Perhaps this was the way it should be done to begin with. With many minimum wage workers and government leaders in Washington in America demanding a higher minimum wage Swedish furniture retailer Ikea was taking the matter into their own hands and raised it own minimum wage. Ikea was also […]

Ford Issues Many More Recalls

Ford Issues Many More Recalls

It seems like history is repeating itself, in a way, as Ford has just announced a new recall of more than 400,000 Transit vans and buses. This recall is to address cracked drive shaft coupling issues which have the potential to cause the vehicles to lose power. The company says […]

The Dark Side Of Crowdfunding

The Dark Side Of Crowdfunding

Many analysts consider crowdfunding the next big disruption in the investment landscape. Boasting cutting edge advantages like improved transparency, the democratization of the fundraising processes, and lesser red tape for lenders and borrowers alike, it is no wonder that crowdfunding is rapidly gaining global traction. In 2013, companies of various […]

Crude Oil Prices Kick Off The Week In The Red

Crude Oil Prices Kick Off The Week In The Red

Monday’s trading session saw crude oil futures finish in the red, as a result of speculation that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) would choose to maintain its production rate, when member countries’ ministers meet on June 5. The strength exhibited by the US dollar during yesterday’s trade also […]