Marijuana ‘Haze’ Covers Canada, TMX Debating US Policy

Marijuana ‘Haze’ Covers Canada, TMX Debating US Policy

Marijuana ‘Haze’ Covers Canada, TMX Debating US Policy Canada’s stock market has been focused on the Cannabis industry opening up, but the country’s largest stock exchange is grappling with how to deal with Cannabis related companies that have investments in the US, where marijuana is banned by federal law. There could be more certainty soon, there […]

Amazon.com, Inc. Taking Over All Industries

Amazon.com, Inc. Taking Over All Industries

No one should doubt Amazon.com’s power to disrupt new industries. While the onetime online bookstore has grown to dominate retail, it has also become a major player in businesses ranging from cloud computing to Hollywood — and even has experimented seriously with drones. It’s no wonder that fear strikes investors and executives when they learn — or even hear rumors — […]

Changes From the SEC: Confidentiality is Key

Changes From the SEC: Confidentiality is Key

Changes From the SEC: Confidentiality is Key In a recent effort to foster increased public offering activity, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on 29 June 2017 that it will permit all companies to submit voluntary draft registration statements relating to initial public offerings (IPOs), certain follow-on offerings and national securities exchange listings […]

US Small Business Borrowing at High Marks This Year

US Small Business Borrowing at High Marks This Year

US Small Business Borrowing at High Marks This Year $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Borrowing by small US firms hit its highest level in nearly a year, data showed Thursday, suggesting businesses are ramping up investments to meet customer demand. The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index for May rose to 137, its highest since June […]

Global Stock Investors Seeing Record Market Highs

Global Stock Investors Seeing Record Market Highs

Global Stock Investors Seeing Record Market Highs $DIA, $SPY, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Year to Date (YTD) investors in global stock markets are seeing record highs. Record marks for the widely-followed country indexes occurred in the context of notably low volatility, adding to investor comfort and a sense of accomplishment. All of this was accompanied […]

Oklahoma’s AG Filed Suit Against Opioid Drug Makers

Oklahoma’s AG Filed Suit Against Opioid Drug Makers

Oklahoma’s AG Filed Suit Against Opioid Drug Makers $JNJ, $TEVA, $AGN Friday, Oklahoma became the 4th state to accuse drug makers of misrepresenting the risks of opioid pain medications, saying they engaged in deceptive marketing that helped fuel an addiction epidemic. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter filed a lawsuit in Cleveland County District Court against […]

Saudi Aramco to Sign Deals with US Firms During President Trump’s Visit

Saudi Aramco to Sign Deals with US Firms During President Trump’s Visit

Saudi Aramco to Sign Deals with US Firms During President Trump’s Visit $BHI, $HAL, $SLB, $GE Deals are expected to be signed with US companies such as Schlumberger, Halliburton, Baker Hughes and Weatherford Saudi Aramco is due to sign deals with 12 US companies Saturday during US President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia. The […]

Doing Business in Asia Requires Expertise

Doing Business in Asia Requires Expertise

Doing Business in Asia Requires Expertise There is no reason to compromise high standards when it comes to production and/or personal interactions, Harmony is Key. This is an outline some of HeffX’s expertise in Asia business dealings. Whether you operate in the businesses of manufacturing, services, or in the for-profit education industry arenas, growth brings opportunity. […]

Economic Confidence Among Middle-Market Companies at Record Highs

Economic Confidence Among Middle-Market Companies at Record Highs

Economic Confidence Among Middle-Market Companies at Record Highs The Government’s War Against Business is Over Confidence in the US economy among middle-market companies has reached a new high in early Y 2017, the National Center for the Middle Market at Ohio State University said. With 9 of 10 middle-market leaders indicating a positive perception of the […]

Investing in Regenerative Medicine (RM)

Investing in Regenerative Medicine (RM)

Investing in Regenerative Medicine (RM) $GS, $BTX A recent report from Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) includes a section titled “The Coming Age of Regenerative Medicine.” An article about the report in BI is titled “Money is pouring in to a hot new area of science that could change the way we think about aging.” According to […]

Investors See Tech Driven Trump Rally Extending

Investors See Tech Driven Trump Rally Extending

Investors See Tech Driven Trump Rally Extending $XLK, $AAPL, $FB Technology companies have been a driving force behind the US stock market’s Trump Rally to record highs, and despite mounting evidence of stretched valuations the sector is a paramount pick for investors expecting a wave of capital spending by US corporations. Corporate tax cuts and […]

World’s Top 10 Gold Mining Companies

World’s Top 10 Gold Mining Companies

World’s Top 10 Gold Mining Companies $ABX, $GG, $NEM, $AU, $KGC, $SBGL The price of Gold broke a 3-year losing streak in Y 2016, but the focus of the world’s top Gold mining companies in terms of output continued to be on cost-cutting and divestment which led to a decline in production for most of the sector’s majors. […]

The Quest for Good ‘Large Cap’ Stocks in a Record High Bull Market

The Quest for Good ‘Large Cap’ Stocks in a Record High Bull Market

The Quest for Good ‘Large Cap’ Stocks in a Record High Bull Market $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $AAPL, $WMT, $FB Large cap refers to large market capitalization. “Large Cap” is a term used by the investment community. Cap size has changed over time, so it is important to take scaling into consideration. What was considered a […]

Computer App Lets You Invest Whenever President Trump Mentions a Company

Computer App Lets You Invest Whenever President Trump Mentions a Company

Computer App Lets You Invest Whenever President Trump Mentions a Company $TWTR Want to keep up with President Donald Trump’s Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) feed and how it will sway your investment decisions, but cannot? Hang on, now there’s an app for that. Programmer Max Braun’s app, called Trump2Cash, “watches Trump’s feed and does a sentiment analysis […]

Going Organic Just Got Easier For America’s Farmers

Going Organic Just Got Easier For America’s Farmers

Going Organic Just Got Easier For America’s Farmers Let’s say you’re a farmer in the Midwest, growing conventional Corn and Soybean. Times are tough right now. Prices are low. If only you were selling Organic Soybeans and Corn. They are worth almost twice as much, per bushel, as your conventional crops. So why not grow […]

Large Meat Producers Pressured to Reduce Water Pollution

Large Meat Producers Pressured to Reduce Water Pollution

Large Meat Producers Pressured to Reduce Water Pollution Forty-five large investors collectively managing $1.2-T in assets are pressing some of the nation’s largest meat producers to set policies for reducing water pollution in their feeding, slaughtering and processing operations. The investors, who are members of sustainability nonprofit advocate Ceres and the Interfaith Center on Corporate […]

Women it the Workplace 2016

Women it the Workplace 2016

Women it the Workplace 2016 More than 75% of CEO’s include gender equality in their top ten business priorities, but gender outcomes across the largest companies are not changing. Women are less likely to receive the 1st critical promotion to manager, so far fewer end up on the path to leadership, and they are less […]

US Fed “Mastering the Art of Market Manipulation”

US Fed “Mastering the Art of Market Manipulation”

US Fed “Mastering the Art of Market Manipulation” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Ace bond investor Bill Gross ramped up his criticism of the US Fed Wednesday, characterizing its Chairwoman Janet Yellen and her predecessors and contemporaries at other central banks of mastering “the Art of Market Manipulation.” Mr. Gross writes: “All have mastered the Art […]

Cautious US Companies ‘Hoarding’ Cash

Cautious US Companies ‘Hoarding’ Cash

Cautious US Companies ‘Hoarding’ Cash $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US companies have returned to hoarding cash due to mounting economic and geopolitical fears, a indication of a business-investment pullback. The UK’s Brexit vote, a sluggish US economy and a weak global economy combined to lead companies to delay investment decisions and just hoard their cash, […]