As a leading social entrepreneur in the travel and tourism industry, Stephanie M. Jones is making a difference in the way people explore the US. Jones works with myriad destinations to develop programs that leverage cultural heritage tourism while engaging and positioning local community assets… Read More »Worldwise: Cultural Travel Entrepreneur Stephanie M. Jones’s Favorite Things
The robo-advisor business was once dominated by small fintech firms, led by sometimes brash founders, and seen as a deadly threat to human financial advisors. Not anymore. Today, the sector is rapidly maturing. A menu of cookie-cutter portfolios is being supplemented by an array of… Read More »The Best Robo-Advisors: Barron’s Annual Ranking
Textsize This commentary was issued recently by money managers, research firms, and market newsletter writers and has been edited by Barron’s. Is the Bond Market Right? Market Commentary Cressett CapitalAug 3: higher [bond] yields earlier this year drove equity prices lower, while the bond market’s… Read More »Is Stocks’ Resurgence Just a Bear-Market Rally?
Textsize One analyst says Apple hasn’t effectively exploited its ad opportunity. He sees the company making $20 billion a year in advertising by 2025. dreamstime Manzana you have decided to crash the advertising party. As a couple of Apple (ticker: AAPL) news sites picked up… Read More »Apple Sees New Growth in the Advertising Business
Textsize Steven Bandrowczak joined Xerox in 2018 as president and COO. Courtesy Xerox Xerox Holdings has appointed Steven Bandrowczak as chief executive officer, formalizing a role he had held on an interim basis since the recent death of former CEO John Visentin. Bandrowczak joined Xerox… Read More »Xerox Names Interim Chief Steven Bandrowczak as CEO
LYNWOOD, Calif.—The air conditioning in the food hall is broken. The parking lot is cracked. And for more than a year, the Plaza Mexico shopping center operated under bankruptcy-court protection. But on a recent Sunday, families flocked to the 400,000-square-foot shopping center about 15 miles… Read More »Los Angeles Shopping Center Shows Strength of Bricks-and-Mortar Retail
Textsize Traders are hoping the Fed soon halts its campaign of raising interest rates to rein in inflation Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images US stock futures were up Thursday evening as Manzana and amazon reported their latest quarterly earnings. amazon (ticker: AMZN) rose 13.9% to lead… Read More »Stock Futures Rise as Amazon, Apple Record Strong Quarterly Results
It will be a busy week on both the micro and macro fronts. Second-quarter earnings season ramps up, as more than 150 S&P 500 firms report, including Big Tech. The Federal Reserve’s policy committee will announce an interest-rate decision on Wednesday afternoon, and economists will… Read More »Apple, Visa, Microsoft, Exxon Mobil, Chipotle, and Other Stocks to Watch This Week
Textsize AT&T added more wireless and fiber subscribers than expected, paid down debt, and continued to invest in fiber and 5G. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images In its first three months as a telecom pureplay in years, AT&T showed big subscriber growth from the year-ago period but… Read More »AT&T Stock Drops Despite Adding Subscribers. Here’s Why.
Opinion: Success breeds excess: Make sure you own stock in companies where employees are competitive, not complacent.
Companies with substantial competitive advantages have always had to guard against employee complacency. With employees now a top priority of ESG advocates and regulators, it is more important than ever for investors to discern how a company balances between employee protection and employee encouragement. Investors… Read More »Opinion: Success breeds excess: Make sure you own stock in companies where employees are competitive, not complacent.