James Hickman is CIO of HVM Capital, LLC, and a long-time analyst and portfolio manager covering public and private equities and alternative asset class mutual funds. He was the portfolio manager and designer of a multi-alternatives mutual fund that finished in the top 26% of the Morningstar category with less than 5% standard deviation and a Sortino Ratio in excess of 2.00. Investing in pre-revenue startups, Hickman had exits in 60% of investments and materially outperformed broader venture capital indices. He was also a Portfolio Manager at PAR Capital in Boston. Hickman was voted "Best Up and Comer" and later a perennial member of the Institutional Investor All America Research Team in the Major Chemicals Category. Hickman was also recognized as a Wall Street Journal All Star in the Stock Picking and Earnings Accuracy categories.
Hickman is also current President of The Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass.
New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission data finally released for February showing big year-over-year drop in trips and farebox after rideshare fare cuts in NYC in late January.
As we suggested in April, the macroeconomic landscape argues for no more rate hikes in 2016.
Uber and Lyft market-share gains among business travelers as well as the general population have taxi medallion lenders feeling the pain.
Millions of unemployed are being ignored by policy makers amidst the fiction of full employment
Uber and Lyft were founded in San Francisco where the largest taxi operator announced bankruptcy plans.
Taxis and car rentals continue to suffer as Uber, Lyft and others take market share at accelerating rates.
The Federal Reserve's December interest rate increase was unprecedented in a time of below-trend GDP growth, labor-supply overhang and below-target inflation. Implications for the economy and stock market are significant.
The latest data reveals NYC taxi medallion revenues declining at the fastest rate since Uber arrived, significantly reducing owner income.
All data points to persistent low interest rates and lousy earnings trends -- conflicting signals on market direction.
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