How the Financials Sector Could Perform This Fall
With sweater weather coming up and everyone back in school, it’s a great time to reexamine your investment strategy through the end of the year.
The airline industry has maintained its stellar performance in the last five years.
The energy sector, as tracked by the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE), has lost ~17.0% year-to-date as of August 31.
Summer months have a tendency to be unfavorable for the stock market. Empirical evidence has shown that average returns for the S&P 500 are negative during summer months.
Green bonds are well suited to access the huge amount of capital required to fund low-carbon green projects.
Even if we assume that green bonds don’t offer any significant premium over conventional bonds, there are many who believe in other noteworthy advantages of green investing.
Despite the rapid rise in issuance, demand for green bonds continues to outshine supply. The excess demand for green bonds has led to higher returns.
Green bonds are used by organizations worldwide to fund environmentally sustainable projects such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, and clean water.
Bitcoins can be sent across borders. Bitcoin payment will be the same as paying someone in the same country. People don’t use gold much anymore.
A distributed ledger is a database of transactions held and updated in decentralized form across different locations.
The emerging markets high yield bond market has grown tremendously over the past 10 years, from $56 billion at the end of 2007 to $440 billion as of June 30,…
Compared to U.S. high yield bonds, emerging markets high yield bonds offered a 90 bps yield pickup as of June 30, 2017.1 The extra yield came with a lower duration (3.75…
Ramsay Health Care is a market leader in private healthcare in Australia, treating almost 3 million patients each year.
Kao Corporation has become the largest branded and packaged goods company in Japan and the second-largest company in the cosmetics category.
Led by its superior assets, location, and geological advantages, Compass Minerals holds a competitive position with a wide economic moat rating.
After suffering declining revenues due to intense competition from McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Brands in 2009, Starbucks opted to keep its costs lower to gain a competitive advantage.
Firms with a structural cost advantage can either undercut competitors on price while earning similar margins, or they can charge market-level prices while earning relatively high margins.
The idea of an economic moat refers to how likely a company is to keep competitors at bay for an extended period. In this series, we’ll focus on one of the sources of obtaining a sustainable competitive advantage—cost leadership.
Bitcoin is a global digital payment system that offers lower transaction fees than other online payment systems. It’s operated by a decentralized authority.
Gold prices tend to rise in the fourth quarter of the calendar year. Gold prices have gained an unannualized ~3.8% in the fourth quarter.