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Total Compensation

Most Americans are not contributing enough to their retirement plans in order to comfortably retire by the age of 65. With the gradual demise of defined benefit pension plans, in favor of defined contribution plans, it is incumbent on individuals to take responsibility for their long-term financial security.  However, because the shift to defined contribution […]

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Logistics-Package Delivery

Wikipedia defines logistics as the detailed organization and implementation of a complex organization.  In a general business sense, logistics is the management of the flow of things between the point of origin and the point of consumption. We recently discussed the concept of the “last mile”, primarily in the context of the telecommunication industry, (see […]

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Are Defined Benefit Pension Plans History?

Over the last several decades there has been a sea change in funding for employee pensions.  Historically, pensions have been based on defined benefit formulas that provided retirees with a set dollar amount, based on salary, tenure and other factors.  Under the defined benefit system, any shortfalls in funding were the responsibility of the employer.  […]

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Turnover

In the context of human resources, turnover is the process of replacing a departing employee with a new hire.  An organization’s turnover experience is measured as a percentage rate, which is referred to as its turnover rate. Investors should be aware of the turnover rate when considering an investment opportunity.  High turnover has often been […]

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Short Squeeze

Wikipedia defines a short squeeze as a rapid increase in the price of a stock that occurs when there is a lack of supply and an excess of demand for the stock. Short squeezes result when short sellers seek to cover, or are forced to cover, their short positions, either because they can no longer […]

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The Last Mile

According to Wikipedia, the last mile is a phrase widely used in the telecommunication industry to refer to the final leg of the networks that deliver telecommunication services to retail end-users.  The actual length of the “last mile” may be more or less than a mile. The “last mile” is typically the speed and cost bottleneck […]

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