I think science fiction helps us think about possibilities, to speculate - it helps us look at our society from a different perspective. It lets us look at our mores, using science as the backdrop, as the game changer.backdrop fiction game helps mores perspective possibilities science society speculate
Because the estate-tax rate is so high, someone near the end of their life has a strong incentive to give their assets away so their heirs can claim the assets were not part of the estate and avoid the tax. By imposing a tax on gifts, the ability to make "deathbed" transfers to avoid the estate tax is reduced.asset donor estate gift give incentive tax taxes transfer worth
Note: Following my recent debate on stock valuations, I thought this discussion about a foodstuffs, the CRB food index and other agricultural commodities was worth sharing. Also, “June data pointed to a sharp and accelerated increase in average cost burdens…Greater operating costs were linked to a combination of rising staff salaries and increased raw material prices (particularly food and imported items).” Profits though are getting squeezed as “survey respondents noted that intense competition for new work continued to place pressure on pricing power.” Herein lies the BoE conundrum, dealing with stagflation.december fell food june market past PMI pts rate stock
Continuing from the last post and the overwhelming response (thanks bitfool), the “Birth of a Strategy” series will focus on developing a strategy based on volatility related products (ETFs and ETNS). We will also not deal with them in this series as to trade them it would be highly recommended that you have quite some experience in trading regular equity options as well as a solid understanding of trading volatility in general (which we will develop throughout these posts, hopefully).ETN future market options P500 products related trade vix volatility
This article is part of a regular series on thought leadership from some of the more influential ETF strategists in the money management industry. Today's article is by Andrew Gogerty, vice president of investment strategies at Boston-based Newfound Research.advisor allocation asset biases emotional etf investment investors model portfolio
This week, we speak with Chris Anderson, former award winning editor-in-chief of Wired, founder of 3D Robotics, author of the Long Tail, which won the Loeb Award for best business book of the year.
Next week, we speak with Duff McDonald, author of two critically acclaimed books: The Golden Passport about issues with Harvard Business School, and The Firm about the havoc wreaked by McKinsey & Co.Anderson Award book business china conversation Economist era robotics speak