Cisco and Ericsson Join Hands to Take on Huawei
On November 9, Cisco and Ericsson announced a major partnership where both companies would develop new products. Both face competition from nokia and Huawei.
What Bond Mutual Fund Investors Can Do in a Liquidity Squeeze
Things look fine for now Previously in this series, we discussed how mutual funds have a notably larger holding of corporate bonds at present than they had before the financial crisis of 2008. We’ve also talked about how regulatory changes could impact the role of banks as market makers. At the same time, the role […]
Swedish Krona Gains on Positive Growth Figures
The Swedish krona gained by more than 1.5% against the US dollar and 1.0% against the euro on September 11, 2015, as the economy grew at a faster rate than expected in 2Q15.
Nokia Acquires Alcatel-Lucent to Challenge Ericsson
Nokia agreed to acquire Alcatel-Lucent in an all-share transaction that values the deal at $16.6 billion. The merger will help reduce operating expenses.
Why Boeing Pension Plan Assumptions May Be Too Optimistic?
If BA manages to achieve its estimated returns and asset allocation, the weighted-average expected rate of return on plan assets would be short of 7%.
Energy Exposure Has Worked Wonders for the Europe 30 ProFund
UEPIX’s high exposure energy stocks has been extremely beneficial in 2016, especially after February 11, when crude oil prices touched a multiyear low.
Why Is the Europe 30 ProFund Enjoying 2016 So Far?
The Europe 30 ProFund Investor Class (UEPIX) has risen 1.9% YTD (year-to-date). It’s one of only two funds in this review to have risen in the period.
Difficult Times for HFEAX: Will It Last?
HFEAX has had a difficult time in the one-year period until March 15, 2016. Along with the information ratio, the fund’s alpha for the period was also negative.
HFEAX: How Are Its Short-Term Quantitative Metrics Looking?
The Henderson European Focus Fund (HFEAX) is a large fund—the second biggest by asset size among the funds in this review.
EA, AMZN, NOK, and ALU Fell on Earnings Releases, Announcements
Shares of video game giant Electronic Arts (EA) fell 7.5% to $64.54 on January 29, 2016, after the company declared its fiscal 3Q16 results.
Euro Fell to 7-Month Lows Due to the Terror Attack in Paris
The euro ended on a lower note against the US dollar on November 16, 2015. Investors discounted the expectations of a rise in the stimulus program by the ECB.
Euro Falls further after Paris Attack
The euro fell against the US dollar on November 13, 2015, even as positive economic growth in the Eurozone was reported on Friday.
Cisco Could Help Ericsson Develop Cutting-Edge Technologies
A deal with Cisco might be an attempt by Ericsson to counter the threat posed by the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent by Nokia and its 4G LTE technology.
Index Composition Hurts the Europe 30 ProFund in August 2015
The Europe 30 ProFund follows a passive strategy of investment, as it intends to replicate the performance of the underlying benchmark.
Why Is Ericsson Doubling Its Workforce in India?
While Ericsson plans to double its workforce in India, it slashed 2,100 jobs in its home country of Sweden as part of its restructuring program.
Why Alcatel-Lucent May Be a Threat to Cisco in the Router Market
Over the last few quarters, Cisco has maintained its share between 40% and 50% in the service provider router market.