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DRAMeXchange Data From This Morning Sheds A Spotlight On Micron Investment Opportunity
According to data just released this morning from DRAMeXchange, revenues in the global DRAM market popped by 13.4% sequentially to $14.1 billion for the quarter ended March 2017. PC DRAM prices rose by a whopping 30% in the quarter, spurred by ...
S&P lifts Indonesia sovereign rating to investment grade, cheering markets
JAKARTA Rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) upgraded Indonesia's sovereign ratings to investment grade on Friday, a long-awaited move that sent Jakarta shares soaring on hopes it could spur a wave of investment into Southeast Asia's biggest ...
Dealmaker Trump will be busy in Saudi Arabia
The deals will cut both ways, providing business for American firms but also investment Saudi Arabia urgently needs as part of its ambitious plan to break its addiction to oil by 2030. "There will be significant investment from Saudi [Arabia] in the U ...
S&P lifts Indonesia sovereign rating to investment grade, cheering markets
Fund managers say the investment grade from S&P, which matches the ratings awarded by Fitch and Moody's years ago, will give Indonesia access to a wider pool of investors. A rating upgrade usually also means an economy can get cheaper borrowing ...
Chelsea Clinton's Husband Joins Silicon Valley-Based Investment Firm
A Silicon Valley investment firm has hired Chelsea Clinton's husband as their new vice chairman. Marc Mezvinsky began his work for the firm, Social Capital, in April a spokesperson said, according to Bloomberg. Social Capital founder Chamath ...
China Reinstates Foreign Fund Offshore Investment Program
China will terminate a two-year suspension on foreign funds raising money in the country to invest overseas as early as June, Reuters reports. The move highlights Beijing's relaxed attitude towards capital outflow pressures. Reuters said that the ...
My Investment Strategy: Find Tenants Who Stay Put
I invest in commercial real estate via real estate securities, which includes Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)1 and C-Corporations2. Most of these companies typically specialize in one property type, giving investors the chance to invest in "pure ...
Skip the retirement-investment seminars and just enjoy life
These are the wizards who know all about inflation and expected investment returns, not to mention the magic of variable annuities. They claim to know more about money than you and me, so the basic plan is to hand over everything we've saved up and ...
Water Utilities Worldwide Face a Growing Need for Investment
A parched section of ground that had been underwater at a dam in the Brazilian state of São Paulo in 2014. Credit Nelson Almeida/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. Shares of the Brazilian water utility Sabesp took a dip this week after it said it ...
Mood Brightening on Indonesia Stocks After Investment Grade Nod
The decision by S&P Global Ratings to raise Indonesia to investment grade has the potential to boost inflows and support the record rally in its benchmark index as corporate valuations improve. S&P Global Ratings raised the credit rating to BBB- from ...
Legitimacy of investment opportunity presented to Topeka-area ...
Legitimacy of investment opportunity presented to Topeka-area ...
Saudi's Public Investment fund says shift to overseas investment will ...
Saudi's Public Investment fund says shift to overseas investment will ...
State touts foreign-investment growth
Since 2002, nearly 47,000 workers have been employed in the state as a result of global investment, along with $4 billion in capital investments, according to numbers gathered by the Organization for International Investment, a Washington, D.C.-based ...
Why Is Warren Buffett Holding So Much Cash?
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.B) has a few dollars burning a hole in its pocket. And it's sending a strong message to Mr. Market. In Buffett's view, the valuations of large cap and megacap companies are too high. But that doesn't mean ...
Blackstone, Saudi's PIF plan $40 billion infrastructure investment fund
Blackstone and the Public Investment Fund (PIF) signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding for the project, which will depend on further negotiations. The proposed venture was announced during the visit to Riyadh of President Donald Trump, who ...
Massive SoftBank, Saudis tech investment fund pulls in $93B in capital, close to $100B target
Although Trump claimed Son said that intended investment wouldn't have happened without Trump election, Dow Jones reported that the money would come from the Vision Fund. Yasir Al Rumayyan, managing director of the Saudi public fund said: "We are ...
Preakness Field: 8. Senior Investment
Why he'll win: In the unlikely event there are torrid early fractions by the best horses, he could pick up the pieces with a late rally. He's fresh, having not raced in five weeks. Why he'll lose: He seems way over his head against this level of ...
Green card 'guaranteed' for Journal Square investment: report
Green cards were "guaranteed" for potential mega-investors in a Kushner project in Jersey City's Journal Square, but the "green'' had nothing to do with solar energy, according to a new report on the project. Rather, it referred to $500,000 from ...
Financially speaking: Sound investment planning is like gardening
No wonder few of us wish to spend time during the evening or over the weekend evaluating their financial plans and/or investment portfolio. However, we must and in order to ease the mental transition we thought it appropriate to detail some of the ...
Tax-Free Investment vs. Taxable Investment
If you play your cards right in investing, you just might make a fortune. There's only one problem: Unless you're investing in a qualified retirement account, like an IRA or 401(k), you'll lose a portion of your earnings to the IRS. Not only that, but ...
Minnesota Teachers Rally For Investment In Education At State Capitol
ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — It's the last weekend in the 2017 legislative session and state educators made their voices heard at the State Capitol. Hundreds gathered in the rotunda to call on lawmakers to invest in public education. This rally was ...
Dear NEA: Art Is a Bad Investment
Donald Trump's proposal to scrap federal funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has again put him in the cross-hairs of liberal ire. His opponents point out that arts funding represents but a ...
Blackstone, Saudi Arabia's PIF plan $40 billion infrastructure investment fund
Blackstone said it expected the vehicle to have $40 billion of equity commitments, with a $20 billion anchor investment from the PIF with the rest from other investors. Through this equity plus debt financing, Blackstone expects to invest in more than ...
Understanding the great potential of Chinese investment in the US
A report co-authored by the Rhodium Group and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations shows Chinese companies invested 46 billion dollars in the United States last year, tripling the amount seen in 2015, sending two-way direct investment to a ...
Detroit on the Mend Thanks to Investment, Small Businesses
About $30 million of the fund has funneled into small-business investment in Detroit, she said, and it has resulted in 60 percent female ownership and 65 percent ownership by people of color. Minority ownership is a return to old trends in Detroit ...
What's Your Investment Style? Take This Risk-Tolerance Quiz to Find Out
Understanding your risk tolerance can help you make better, more informed investment decisions, and with that in mind, we have a little quiz that can help. Our questionnaire will help you develop an asset-allocation strategy to grow your portfolio ...
Investment banks target Asia Pacific expansion
Goldman Sachs is hiring people in Asia to expand its quantitative investment products and other synthetic products and “fill in” other parts of its Asia Pacific equities business after cuts last year, a person familiar with the bank's operations told ...
Why stashing cash to 'buy the dip' is an 'abysmal' investment strategy
After a dull slog through the stock market for much of the year, volatility VIX, -5.40% appears to be back in a big way. And that means the inevitable dips. Fat, irresistible dips. The kind of opportunities capable of sucking investor cash from the ...
Textron Cockpit Feature Is Emblematic of Aggressive Investment Strategy
Textron Aviation's announcement this week of an available head-up display aboard the 3,500-nm range Citation Longitude provides clear evidence of a surge in product investment – $200 million to $2300 million per year. Garmin's GHD 2100, driven by ...
This drone company's tech is so promising, Bill Gates invested millions in it — twice
On Monday, Seattle-area radar startup Echodyne is expected to announce a $29 million investment, led by NEA, with participation from other investors including Bill Gates and his Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital. In fact, this is the ...
Investment, Hiring Plans Show Rising U.S. Business Optimism ...
Investment, Hiring Plans Show Rising U.S. Business Optimism ...
Investment Algorithms: 3 Things Your Financial Advisor Doesn't Know [Article+Podcast]
Essentially, if you're not using investment algorithms to direct how you put money to work then you're bringing old tools to a new battle. The best analogy is that you're bringing a knife to a gunfight. Naturally, this approach will only lead to ...
HSBC Global Asset Management bolsters responsible investment team
HSBC Global Asset Management appointed three responsible investment specialists, all new positions, said a spokesman. Sandra Carlisle joined as director-responsible investment specialist from Newton Investment Management. Rob Stewart, a multiasset ...
With Blackstone's New Fund, Don't Confuse Infrastructure Investment with Infrastructure Development
The news that Blackstone is launching a mega fund to invest in US infrastructure, including a major commitment by the Saudi sovereign wealth fund, has been covered by the national press as breaking national news more than as a business story. But don't ...
Investment firm buys Arlington canopy-exterior manufacturer
ARLINGTON — An Arlington company that builds canopies and exteriors across the West for gas stations, car dealerships, hotels, hospitals and other commercial buildings has been purchased by a Kirkland investment group. Bestworth-Rommel is expected ...
Britain leads Europe as investment magnet - for now
“Although the UK's relative foreign direct investment (FDI) performance in 2016 was not as strong as in recent years, there were no signs of any immediate collapse in investment as a result of the outcome of the EU Referendum,” said EY's UK chairman ...
Committed investment can bring effective change
Happily there is a seemingly unstoppable trend for savers to expect their investment adviser to use responsible investing policies. But making the saver feel more comfortable is not the objective. These policies must work in the field if they are to ...
AGNC Investment And Orchid Island Capital: MBS Pricing For First Half Of Q2 2017
Due to the constant fluctuations of mortgage interest rates/U.S. Treasury yields, a growing number of readers have asked that I periodically provide this specific analysis showing how changes in MBS pricing directly impact the mortgage real estate ...
Record high for foreign investment in Scotland
Scotland won a record number of investments from overseas in 2016, although growth was substantially lower than the previous year. There were 122 foreign direct investment deals done over the course of last year, up from 119 in 2015. The EY Scotland ...
Savings, Investment, And The Deficits
Over the past decade, thanks to fracking, the US has approached self-sufficiency in oil. Since 2008, the trade deficit in oil fell from over half of the overall trade deficit to under 10% in 2016. TRAADE DEFICIT. Surprisingly, however, the massive ...
Dear Avi: Why Have I Lost Money Making Investment Decisions Based Upon News?
This week, I am not presenting a reader's specific question, but rather a general question from many readers which gets asked of me over and over again. And, rather than my offering an answer, I am going to present a very interesting and enlightening ...
PandaDoc scores $15 million investment to drive expansion
PandaDoc, a 6 year old startup, has always had a simple goal of eliminating the pdf from the sales collateral pipeline, while helping busy salespeople automate the proposal and contract process. Today it landed $15 million in Series B funding. The ...
Trump's Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta won't delay Obama investment rule opposed by GOP
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta won't delay the Obama administration's rule on investment conflicts of interest any longer, despite pressure from congressional Republicans who have warned that the regulation will raise costs and cut some savers off ...
D.C. Eyes Tax Credit for Investment in Affordable Housing
At-large Council Member David Grosso introduced the “Community Impact Investment Tax Credit Act” last week in Washington, D.C. If passed, it would create a one-year pilot tax credit program for investments made into Community Development Financial ...
Cash Balance Plan Solutions Aims to Help With Investment Decisions
An employer that sponsors a cash balance retirement plan will consult with the plan's adviser to select one of three investment solutions independently managed by Sage Advisory Services. The growth, moderate or conservative investment strategies are ...
When to say 'you're fired!' to your investment adviser
This question comes up far more often than we would like to acknowledge, for the simple reason that it's incredibly difficult for investment advisers to beat the market by picking individual securities, ETFs or mutual funds — even among those with ...
Tencent Investment Recommendation
Even though currently Tencent is relatively fair valued, the healthy ecosystem Tencent has built over years would pave a steady path for further growth. Tencent also has a robustly growing gaming division. Its diversified but lucrative products and ...
AMD Remains A Risky Investment In The Semiconductor Space
The cash burn of well over $30 million in Q1 also wouldn't have gone unnoticed. I continue to believe there are much better options in this space. Advanced Micro Devices' (NASDAQ:AMD) stock may have risen steeply over the past 17 months or so but over ...
Eugene investment advisor who allegedly turned to dealing heroin and meth is found dead in his home
A former Eugene investment adviser who had been scheduled to go to trial in June on drug-dealing charges was found dead in his home last weekend, officials confirmed Tuesday. A medical examiner is awaiting toxicology reports while working to determine ...
Ex-Jet Bryan Thomas Settles Investment Suit
Thomas's company claimed it was defrauded of a $1 million investment in a waste-to-energy company. Watkins denied wrongdoing. A federal judge in Newark, New Jersey, dismissed the case this month after the two sides settled. Watkins said in an interview ...