In 1997, George Lucas released a new version of Star Wars, claiming that two decades of advancement in special effects finally allowed his full artistic vision for the film to be realized. And the re-release did show how much a simple space story could be improved by a becluttered backdrop of computer-generated distractions. Just like Star Wars, early versions
Who do we blame when the fame of a name becomes lame?
The most popular theories on stock valuation state that a share’s price is ultimately determined by the underlying company’s projected earnings potential. In order to decipher that potential and properly value a stock, analysts look at trends: Are the company’s earnings growing steadily every quarter? Or are they decreasing?
Last week, General Electric Co. (GE) announced that it would be freezing pension benefits for 20,000 employees. This prompted us to check in on one of the investing themes that we looked at last year which featured GE as the prime example, that of a yield trap. It is difficult to catch a falling knife, and investing in a company in distress is no less difficult.
Executive Wealth Management Private Wealth Advisor Jimmie Plaskey, CFP®, plays a very active role in the Alzheimer’s community. He joined the fight in 2012 after his Aunt Suzy was diagnosed with the disease at age 55.
Historically, the initial public offering (IPO) of stock from a much talked about new company has helped add pizzazz to a trading calendar while giving the overall market a positive boost. However, last week exercise-bike startup Peloton Interactive Inc. saw its shares fall almost –13% from its Wednesday IPO price.
"I fought the law, and the law won" has been the lament of many a criminal but very few scientists. However, one American physicist and engineer named Roger Babson dedicated his life to fighting the law -- the law of gravity, that is. After witnessing a childhood friend drown in the late 19th century, he decided that gravity was to blame for this tragedy along with many others.
Executive Wealth Management founder and director Albert P. Herzog III made a return appearance on the TD Ameritrade Network with Nicole Petallides last Tuesday, September 24th, to discuss the goings-on in the financial markets. You can click on the picture below to watch a clip of the duo discussing the future of Apple Inc.
There was a 100% increase in S&P 500 companies citing “ESG” on their earnings calls last quarter according to FactSet. ESG stands for “environmental, social, and governance”. Companies are taking up social causes at break-neck speed, driven by public pressure to be agents of change in the world.