If it seems like about half the country is on drugs, that is because it is actually true. According to a new survey from the National Center for Health Statistics, almost half of all Americans have taken a pharmaceutical drug within the past 30 days, and that officially makes us “the most medicated country in […]
According to a recent report from Bloomberg, more than 108,000 millionaires left their home countries last year in search of greener pastures. Most emigrated from countries like China and Russia… no surprise there. India also saw a large outflow of millionaires as tax authorities tightened their grip. And Turkey continues to see an exodus, in […]
On Saturday, I was an eye-witness to Manny Singh, organiser of the huge pro-Independence demonstration through Glasgow, co-operating efficiently and respectfully with the police in keeping order and protecting public safety, and in making sure the event was a joyous family occasion, successful and enjoyed by everyone. That included Manny liaising regularly with the most […]
If you think about Amazon’s role in smart home devices and technology, there’s one product that instantly springs to mind… Smart speakers. With the enduringly popular Echo family with the ubiquitous digital assistant Alexa onboard, Amazon has already exerted a stranglehold on a key segment of the market. Amazon’s approach with smart speakers exemplifies the […]
Today it was reported that the President of Kimberly Clark (KMB), Kimberly Underhill, exercised options to sell 24,650 KMB shares at $106.28 a share, for a total transaction value of $3.13M. Following Kimberly Underhill’s last KMB Sell transaction on January 31, 2018, the stock climbed by 16.2%. In addition to Kimberly Underhill, 7 other KMB […]
In an unmissable talk, journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK’s super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. Tracking the result to a barrage of misleading Facebook ads targeted at vulnerable Brexit swing voters — and linking the same players and tactics to the 2016 […]
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Jason Voss, CFA, curates a holiday edition of Weekend Reads for Investors. Selections examine the inefficiency of bitcoin, the momentum effects of market indices, how marketers manipulate you, and more.
It was only a few days ago that the Japanese government’s Financial Services Agency published its oddly-titled “Annual Report on Ageing Society”. (Like everything in Japan, English translations often hilariously miss the mark…) This is a report that the Ministry of Finance puts out every year. And as the name implies, the report discusses the […]