Why your company must take ownership to solve the disparity in wages between men and women
Rolls-Royce North America President Eric Shepherd shares his thoughts on the luxury market with The Street's Senior Stock Analyst Nicole Urken. He emphasizes that Rolls-Royce's high-end price category is popular among younger consumers as well. Characterizing the Rolls-Royce as "not flashy," Shepherd explains that the company is seeing more of an appetite from consumers to spend again, albeit in a personalized and understated manner. While Rolls-Royce will always stand behind its Phantom models, the new Ghost and Wraith offerings diversify the product mix and are proving to attract new customers to the brand.
With a parade of disappointing headline numbers from retail today, we had commentators on all day discussing this as yet another sign that we are in for a recession. However, while retail has been one of the worst performers year-to-date, kicked off by weather and then spotty demand, today's reports are NOT a waring sign of more weakness to come. Here's why that's wrong...
As so-called momentum stocks like Whole Foods, Tesla, Amazon and Facebook continue to suffer, it is instructive to dive into the strength in the overall market and the averages. In particular, the Dow has been the outperformer versus the S&P and certainly the Nasdaq. What's behind this?
Aren't we seeing continued long-term trend of anti-obesity plays? Health food, organic food and beyond are in for the long-term. This was a big theme in Get Rich Carefully. So have you been scratching your head about the almost-20% decline in Whole Foods yesterday to the high $30s, not to mention the long decline since it stood at over $60 back in November....
If you want to understand why Disney is a stock you can buy for kids and hold over the long term, it's because the company is staying ahead of the game by constantly transforming itself.
The combination of high valuation, no or low profitability and high spending are no longer getting a free pass in this market. Beware of the rotation. It is powerful and will give you whiplash if you dig in your heels and focus on the fundamentals...
The bottom line? We haven't seen a huge amount of M&A this year, but it always key to recognize the winners when they come....
As a follow-up to my previous post, am including a more in-depth analysis of the aftermarket performance of IPOs. As has been noted, plaguing the markets year to date has been the bloodbath in the momentum names--particularly names with no earnings. One thesis regarding the pain in these names is the simple law of supply and demand. Simply put, there is just too much supply....Just look at these aftermarket returns...