WEEKLY REPORT (DEC-03-2017)
04 Dec

WEEKLY REPORT (DEC-03-2017)

Weekly Closer Look:   It’s about more than just tax cuts The U.S. equity market is finally getting some positive signals in Washington, D.C. While tax cuts could certainly boost the economy and corporate profits, there are a number of other reasons we are constructive on U.S. equities for 2018. Better GDP, stronger profits. In our…

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WEEKLY REPORT (NOV-20-2017)
21 Nov

WEEKLY REPORT (NOV-20-2017)

United States: High-yield bonds have sold off in 12 of the last 16 days, according to the Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Index, with spreads widening as much as 42 basis points (bps) in the last three weeks. A litany of factors has roiled the riskiest corner of the market, including a string of poor earnings…

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Weekly Report (August-28-2017)
28 Aug

Weekly Report (August-28-2017)

Weekly Closer Look:  Fixed Income Markets While equity markets have bucked the normal trend of low summer volatility in recent weeks, Treasury market volatility remains the lowest we have seen over the past five years. Low volatility on top of already low yields has given investors relatively few opportunities this year. But with key central…

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Jawbone’s demise a result of overfunding
25 Aug

Jawbone’s demise a result of overfunding

Consumer electronics company Jawbone had more than enough money to take on Fitbit and other health-tracking devices in the “wearables” market. That may have ended up being its biggest problem. Top-tier venture capital firms Sequoia, Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and then a sovereign wealth fund, invested hundreds of millions…

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Weekly Report (August-21-2017)
21 Aug

Weekly Report (August-21-2017)

Weekly Closer Look:  NAFTA–Rhetoric vs. Reality The opening salvo in the NAFTA talks has brought with it predictable heated rhetoric. So far, global financial and currency markets are taking the NAFTA renegotiations in stride. Despite tough U.S. rhetoric, fears of tearing up the agreement have diminished considerably since the presidential campaign. There are, however, some…

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Weekly Report (August-14-2017)
14 Aug

Weekly Report (August-14-2017)

Weekly Closer Look:  Geopolitical knots With President Trump’s sharp rhetoric toward North Korea and Pyongyang’s forceful response, global financial markets find themselves confronted with an issue that doesn’t crop up often: tangible geopolitical risks. We explain how investors should approach decision-making and how geopolitical risks should factor into portfolio positioning. Predictably, equity markets weakened worldwide…

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What is the Right Burn Rate for your Startup?
10 Aug

What is the Right Burn Rate for your Startup?

One of the hardest decisions entrepreneurs make when they start a company and raise outside capital is figuring out what an acceptable “burn rate” is. That is, how much should your company be willing to lose in cash every month as you make investments in staff and equipment that funds technology, sales, marketing and management….

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