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Buyer’s Remorse and Brexit?

With the October 31 deadline for a Brexit withdrawal rapidly approaching, it is increasingly clear that there is no political consensus for the terms under which the United Kingdom would exit from the European Union.  It has been suggested that, while 52% of British citizens voted in favor of Brexit in June 2016, increasing awareness […]

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“Flygskam”

“Flygskam” is Swedish for “flight shame,” a rising headwind for the airline industry that is particularly strong in Sweden and Scandinavia.  Climate studies show that airlines are a major factor in the increase in greenhouse gases.  A European Commission study noted that someone flying from Europe to New York, and back, generates roughly the same […]

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Electric Vehicles (EV) are Coming; Ready or Not

The global auto industry is scrambling to meet carbon-emission mandates and, currently, EVs appear to be the solution of choice.  Unfortunately, advances in battery technology and cost are not cooperating.  Cutting the cost of batteries is probably the industry’s most urgent challenge.  Batteries are estimated to account for 35%-45% of EV total costs.  Unless EV […]

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Understanding Brexit; Reprise

In light of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s move to suspend Parliament for several weeks, it might be helpful for investors to review our blog of 30 Apr 2019; Understanding Brexit. Understanding Brexit In Great Britain you can bet on almost anything through authorized bookmakers.  Currently, the odds on Brexit happening are now, for the […]

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Beta Testing

Beta testing is generally defined as external pilot-testing of a product before commercial quantity production.  At the beta test stage, the product has already passed through first-level, internal pilot-testing (alpha testing) and glaring defects have been addressed.  Beta testing puts a new product through “real world” testing by selected customers under normal, everyday conditions. Investors […]

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Diversify!

Matt Krantz, in an article recently published in the Investor’s Business Daily, pointed out that six companies that commanded market values of more than $1 billion at the start of the decade (12/31/2009), were now penny stocks. Without attempting to analyze the underlying fundamentals of each of the companies in question, (J.C. Penney, Frontier Communications, […]

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