Apple’s Quarterly Businesses Breakdown

Are Oil Prices About to Gush?

New SALT Taxes are Going to be Shocking to Many

Will Bitcoin Be Valued at Zero?

  • Jeff Schumacher predicted Bitcoin going to zero and said that Bitcoin as a currency was not based on anything, but added that he liked the technology behind it adding “if it became the standard currency and because of the Proof-of-Work model that it sits on; if it got to be the gold standard… if Bitcoin was pegged against gold standard which is about seven trillion-ish dollars it would be responsible for 20% of the world’s co2 production. So just by that alone tells you it’s not it’s not gonna be the go-forward thing, at least for my view.” Glenn Hutchins said that he agreed partly with Jeff Schumacher and said that Bitcoin will not be the major coin in the industry.

What Countries are Causing the Global Economic Slowdown?

Real Estate Ended 2018 in a Tailspin; So What is the Forecast for 2019?

Load Up On Over 9% YTM from Teekay Corporation, Bonds Mature January 2020

This week, Durig Capital takes a look at a leading marine transportation company. Teekay Corporation provides marine transportation, storage, and vessel leasing for the oil and natural gas industry. The company’s third quarter saw increases in its subsidiaries revenues over second quarter. Here are some highlights from its third quarter results.

 

  • Teekay Tankers nearly doubled its quarterly revenues from the prior year period.

  • Teekay Corporation recorded adjusted cash flow from vessel operations of $19.8 million as compared to $1.2 million a year earlier.

  • Teekay LNG revenues increased to $123.3 million as compared to $104.3 million a year earlier.

Once Great Sears and Kmart Survive…for Another Day.

Soak Up 8% YTM from SolarCity/Tesla, Bonds Mature 2020

This week, Durig Capital reviews a bond from an issuer that was snapped up a few years ago by one of the most enigmatic figures in corporate America. In late 2016, SolarCity was acquired by Elon Musk’s company, Tesla. The acquisition made sense- combine the maker of electric cars and energy storage with a company that produces solar panels that produce energy (seemingly to ultimately charge Tesla’s vehicles). Tesla has since integrated SolarCity’s products into the Tesla portfolio. Tesla’s most recent reported quarter (Q3 2018) was truly historical.

 

  • Free cash flow of $881 million.

  • Operating income of $417 million

  • Cash flow from operations of $1.4 billion.

  • Interest coverage in Q3 of 2.4x.

PG&E the 10th Largest Gas & Electric Utility files Chapter 11 Backruptcy

Thinking Strategically About the Cannabis Industry: Building a Talent Pipeline for a New Economic Driver

In a time where there is an overflow of talent being underutilized and displaced in the energy sector, general manufacturing and chemicals, the cannabis industry provides a new arena for work for these individuals to apply their transferable skill sets. Yet this industry is still not being developed as it should in terms of talent.

The cannabis industry is changing and growing. As of November 19 2018:

– 24 states in the US have broadly legalized medical cannabis

– 10 states in the US have legalized cannabis for recreational use

– Cannabis has been legalized in Canada

– The UK is set to legalize cannabis

Today’s consumer of cannabis is no longer the tie-died pothead of the 60’s and 70’s but a vastly different consumer in one of the fastest growing industries, set to expand from $7.2bn (medical and recreational combined) to $24.5bn by 2020 and $57bn by 2027, with sales dominated by the US recreational market.

Your Age is Irrelevant; Good News for Older Workers

With the job market on the upswing, many workers who may have given up looking are back in the game. Older workers looking to re-enter the workforce, or just trade up for a better opportunity, may encounter some hiring managers with false beliefs about how age effects the ability to deliver value to an organization. We know you still have it going on, so read on to get some expert advice on how to portray this to potential employers.

First, are older workers undervalued?

“It depends on the industry and the company culture itself,” said Jeff Rowe, CFO and VP of Human Resources at Foundations Wellness Center. “Older workers can be seen as lacking energy, flexibility, and familiarity with technology. This is a stereotype, that like other stereotypes, isn’t true for every person. Younger workers, on the other hand, can be stereotyped as lacking dedication and loyalty (i.e., job hopping), consistency, and a focus on the work at hand. Again, this is not true for every young person – or even all of them.”

Rowe feels that these preconceived notions can can cause employers to miss out on some great hires. 

The Keynote of Best Insightful Marketing Material and Better Customer Experiences

Marketing is in the center of a paradigmatic move, with a fresh, combined focus on viewers individuality emerging as the keynote of best insightful marketing material, and ascription, media optimization and, maybe most significantly, the release of better thing customer experiences.

Identity solution commanding growing awareness, investment: Once the elite domain of data junkies and marketing technologists “identity” has quickly grown to symbolize key business precedence for smaller businesses alike. 58% of survey respondents believed that their company has built up its focus on identity over the earlier period, while almost half (47%) informed their organization will put in more on identity solutions for the coming 12 months.

Still enough room to develop: Marketing experts are harshly gapped when it’s about the tools, data, and skill essential to recognize viewers across all addressable touch points; just 15.3% of respondents supposed their organization is capable to spot their audiences correctly and constantly these days. Further, than anything else, respondents believed they require help building an apparent business case for the profits of identity solutions—plus common guidance on how identity can hold up broader business goals.

Large Leading Companies Announce Major Profit Shortfall with Some Surprising Growth

US and China Feds Help Change the Market Outlook

Blockchain App Factory Adds Margin Trade and Perpetual Swap Contracts to its Whitelabel Cryptocurrency Exchange

Blockchain App Factory, is a leading cryptocurrency exchange development company, added features to its trading platform; margin trading and perpetual swap contracts. There has been a massive push by institutional investors to introduce futures trading for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

The Regulatory Bodies are sceptical about margin and futures trading with Bitcoin. However, with perpetual swap contracts, we might be able to bring the stability the authorities are looking for to declare Bitcoin as an asset for trade,” said the spokesperson for Blockchain App Factory.

Margin trading is a highly lucrative and risky trade practice due to the presence of lending companies. Lenders provide leverage for traders to invest in cryptocurrencies, and lenders are benefitting from the interest. Exchanges can integrate their lending partners, thereby, creating a win-win for the exchange and the investors.

Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker Officially Released to Remove iPhone Lock Screen

Joyoshare Software announces the release of its new iOS utility member named Joyoshare iPasscode Unlocker to remove screen lock on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch in mere minutes. As its name suggests, iPasscode Unlocker is specially designed to unlock iPhone passcode when users forgot password, got a second-hand iPhone with passcode, iPhone is disabled or cannot enter the password on a broken screen iPhone, etc.

Apple Update: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

2019 Stock Market Bulls vs Bears Predictions

Gold Rising as Equities and Real Estate Fall; Which Will Prevail?

Facebook (FB) Multiple and Repeating Ethical Issues Are Not a Sign of a Well Run Company or Stock!

Drive Home Over 10% YTM from Hertz Global, Bonds Mature October 2022

This week’s bond review ventures into the auto world, specifically car rentals. Hertz is one of the leading auto rental companies in the U.S. and around the world. The company recently posted its financial results for its third quarter, presenting solid evidence that the 2017 Transformation Plan is continuing to bear fruit. Some of the company’s excellent Q3 results include the following:

 

  • A 52% increase in in global net income.

  • U.S. adjusted corporate EBITDA increased by 25% year-over-year.

  • Revenues for U.S. operations also increased 10% year-over-year.

The Jay Powell Show on the 19th at 2 p.m. Eastern Time

Is China Pulling Down the World Economy?

Digital Publishing: How to Get the Most Out of Adobe Design

The hard core technological seeds have led to the blooming growth of creative and innovative flowers. The material world of internet users comes with its key motive to provide a moralistic and productive experience for its techno-savvy generation. In our digital or newly web friendly world, we need to constantly interact and socialize. This socialization takes place when one is ready to publicly publicize. The power of creative presentation comes from the colorful designs that one can apply from InDesign for digital publishing.

InDesign is the industry-standard software for publishing design. But questions like what does it actually mean? How do we use it, can cross in the mind of first time users. There is multiple range of InDesign software available to help you design your magazine.  Like our famous bollywood star- Shahrukh Khan. Adobe is regarded as the King Khan of all that is desktop design. Adobe offers a colorful range of brushers and paints that help you to draw attractive designs.

LET’S EXPLORE A VARIED RANGE OF ADOBE APPLICATIONS THAT ASSIST IN THE INNOVATIVE FLOW OF DESIGN IDEAS:

Has the Market Bottomed? A Lot of Smart People Think So!

Auto Industry: Tesla, GM, Ford, Trump and China Updates

Apple, Qualcomm, and China

Find Over 16% YTM with Revlon, Bonds Mature February 2021

This week, Durig Capital takes a second look at an iconic cosmetic company that is continuing to refine its market strategy. Revlon, founded in 1932, has been identified with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars over the years. The company, under the direction of a new President and CEO, has recently posted some fantastic results for the third quarter including:

 

  • Adjusted operating income increased by 82% year-over-year.

  • A 35% increase in Adjusted EBITDA.

  • An increase in e-commerce sales of 23%.

  • Significant sales increases in China as well as North America.

USA China Truce Starts With Bomb Shells

How the China Trade “Pause” Effects Stocks

Advantages of IT Staffing Services

Staffing agencies contribute to the industry by conducting recruitment drives and staffing potential candidates for organizations, which do not have time, money and the related resources for getting the job done. By stating the aims and needs of the company, through such agencies, staffing agencies, Temporary Staffing, Contract Staffing will recruit the staff based on that criteria. Some staffing agencies provide temporary workers and some would provide permanent employees based on the quota and the demand of the organization.

WHAT IS A RECRUITMENT OR STAFFING AGENCY?

Recruitment agencies are private agencies that provide candidates for many Multi National Companies like NTT DATA, Dell, Delloite, IBM, HCL etc and also provide job offers and chances for potential employees and candidates. Based on the job description and criteria set by the company, they select various types of candidates through different fields such as advertisements, job sites, through their websites, job fairs and also through social media. When a recruiter finds the candidate profile they go through various processes such as screening tests, verifications etc.

What is a “Neutral” Interest Rate? Powell and Trump Have Different Opinions

Where is the Bitcoin Bottom?

Some Analysts Calling for Oil Rise to $100; Others Say Down to $40 a Barrel; Who’s Right?

Black Friday: Pushing, Shoving, Violence

Is the Stock Market Going Up or Down? Lets Break Down Some Components.

Brexit: May’s Deal That No One Likes

Diversify with Griffon Corporation, Over 7% YTM, Bonds Mature March 2022

This week’s bond review looks at a diversified conglomerate that has been reshaping its portfolio of companies to grow and increase synergies. Griffon Corporation has spent the past few years strengthening its business segments, particularly its Home and Building Products segment, acquiring leading brands like ClosetMaid and CornellCookson. Griffon had a fantastic third quarter. Some of the highlights include:

 

  • A 44% increase in revenues year-over-year.

  • Home and Building Products sales increased 59% over third quarter 2017.

  • Business orders for the company’s Telephonics business were up 30% year-over-year.

  • The Defense Electronics segment has accumulated Contract backlog of $346 million.

Hidden Factors Driving these Markets: Natural Gas up 40% and Oil Down 20%

Are Markets Pricing in a Global Slowdown?