August 24, 2016 12:09 pm

How to Invest in Smart Home Technology

 

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve discussed the promises and perils of the Smart Home, as well as why this segment is on the cusp of breaking into the mainstream. Naturally, it’s time to ask: “How can I profit from this?” Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer.  Ideally, there would be one or two tickers predicted […]

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Investment Banks Face Hit From Brexit

 

Brexit is the last thing investment banks needed. Friday’s currency swoons and stock rout — triggered by U.K. voters’ surprise decision to withdraw from the European Union — herald even harder times for securities firms already struggling to improve earnings. While some desks made money in the initial turmoil, continued market volatility in the months ahead […]

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Tax Benefits of Leasing a Car

 

Car leasing is still less popular than buying, with just over 25% of new vehicles rented by American consumers, yet there are many notable incentives to leasing. Learn about the tax benefits of leasing a car: Tax Benefits of Leasing a Car   1. Tax breaks for individuals In most states, an individual pays sales […]

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Anthony Scaramucci: We Are ‘Under Assault’

 

Some of the most famous minds in investing convened here this week for an annual celebration of the hedge-fund industry. But, feeling the weight of years of under performance and an uptick in client defections, the mood was anything but festive. Longtime hedge-fund manager Leon Cooperman openly questioned whether it made sense to continue on […]

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Best Customer Service Companies

 

Customer service is now more important than ever to consumers, who want things instantly and without hassle. Numerous companies have jumped onboard with this demand from purchasers, offering new and improved customer service techniques and remedies for every problem under imaginable. The following companies rank as some of the best customer service companies in the […]

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Index Funds Are Improving Corporate Governance

 

What happens when index funds run Corporate America? Hedge fund activist Bill Ackman posed that question recently in his fund’s annual letter to investors. It’s a really good one. No one knows what consequences the boom of passive investment funds will have for the corporations they own. It’s something my coauthors and I explore in […]

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