Good News for Consumer Spending

Good news for the consumer goods industry. Mastercard Inc has reported that shoppers spent over $800 billion during the season. Their report cites sales in stores and online between November 1 and December 24 as having risen 4.9%. This is the fastest year-on-year pace of increase since 2011. This is certainly good news since most…

Meredith Corp. to Buy Time Inc.

The U.S. media company Meredith Corp it will be buying Time Inc. for a $1.84 billion all-cash deal. When this deal goes through, the Meredith and Time brands will then have a readership of 135 million people and a paid circulation that comes close to 60 million. Meredith is expecting the deal to go through…

West Lake Landfill

All landfills are different.  They are monitored differently and cannot be treated the same. Take for example the West Lake Landfill.  Given that this particular landfill is one of the country’s “most monitored sites of its type,” the EPA have concluded that the best way to deal with remediation there is via a permanent cap…

The Face of Corporate America

Corporate America is in a great shape, at least when it comes to acquisitions, investments, and the face of its overall economy.  According to recent Federal Reserve Q2 data, non-financial companies’ liquid assets (currency, foreign deposits, money-market and mutual fund shares) reached a record of close to $2.3 trillion, marking a jump of nearly 60…

Insight Into Investing with the Silverfern Group

It’s always interesting and helpful in the financial world to look at company investing plans and processes. One company, the Silverfern Group with Clive Holmes and Reeta Holmes, was recently written about in the German institutional investment magazine Portfolio Institutionell. Today, the Silverfern Group has offices in New York, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Sydney. Founders and…

Social Security Collection: Early or Delayed?

Seniors across the United States are planning to rely on Social Security income after they retire. Recent reports, however, have indicated that over 40% of seniors claim their funds almost immediately, resulting in a loss. According to Hans Scheil, CEO of Cardinal Retirement Planning, it’s behavioral finance. “They want the security of knowing a government…

Lucky iPhone 8 in China?

Apple Inc. is excited to be launching its iPhone 8 in China – but the Chines public isn’t jumping for joy. That’s because it has a price tag of as much as $1000 attached to it – and that’s about double the average Chinese monthly salary. The iPhone has slipped to the fifth position in…